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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

3/2/2015 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, March 2, 2015

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

1.         CALL REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER

 

Mayor McCluskey called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

2.         ROLL CALL AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Roll call was taken by the City Clerk as follows:

 

Councilmember Belleci                           Present

Councilmember Grassi                           Present

Councilmember Keel                              Excused

Councilmember Nye                               Present

Councilmember Worthington                   Present

Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa                        Present

Mayor McCluskey                                  Present

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, Public Works Director Cooper, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, City Engineer Ecklund, Police Chief Blair, Paralegal Grover, Executive Director/ACM Craig, IT/Communications Manager Seesz, Principal Planner Boers and City Clerk Genetia.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, to excuse the absence of Councilmember Keel.

 

The motion carried.

 

Councilmember Grassi led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

3.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to approve the minutes of February 17, 2015 as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, to approve the agenda.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         PUBLIC COMMENT – The following individual provided comments:  Bill Dickens, 6408 86th Avenue West. 

 

6.         COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Councilmember Belleci reported on the lecture and awards given at the Pierce County Regional Council General Assembly that she, Mayor McCluskey and Councilmember Worthington attended last week.

 

Councilmember Worthington reported on the favorable outcome of legislative concerns addressed at the Association of Washington Cities legislative conference.

 

7.         CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

 

City Engineer Ecklund reported on the progress of the Bridgeport Phase 3B project.

 

8A-8C.   CONSENT AGENDA

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:

A.   Receive and File: Payroll for the period ending 02/15/15, signed and dated 02/26/15, check nos. 318299 through 318312, and wires in the total amount of One Hundred Eighty-Six Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty-Five and 52/100 Dollars ($186,785.52); Claims dated 02/27/15, signed 02/27/15, check nos. 51905 through 51974, in the total amount of Nine Hundred Eighty-Seven Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Three and 53/100 Dollars ($987,993.53); and check no. 51866 in the amount of Six Hundred Sixty-Six and 19/100 Dollars ($666.19) that was pulled from the claims list dated 02/13/15 at the 2/17/15 meeting.

B.   Receive and File:  Planning Commission’s 2015 Work Plan.

C.   Authorize the purchase of three (3) 2015 Ford Cab & Chassis in the amount of Eighty-Three Thousand Two Hundred Ninety-Six Dollars ($83,296.00) plus 9.4% sales tax, and authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.         PUBLIC HEARING:  SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM UPDATE

 

Staff Report – City Engineer Ecklund presented updates to the Surface Water Management Program (SWMP), detailing the following required program elements: public education and outreach; public involvement and participation; illicit discharge detection and elimination; controlling runoff from new development, redevelopment and construction sites; pollution prevention and operations and maintenance for municipal operations; and monitoring and reporting.

 

The City is required to annually update the Program under condition of the federally mandated National Pollution Detection Elimination System permit administered by the Department of Ecology.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council Consideration MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, to adopt the 2015 update to the City of University Place Phase II NPDES Stormwater Management Program.

 

The motion carried.

 

10.      UNIVERSITY PLACE MAIN STREET REDEVELOPMENT PHASE 2 PROJECT BID AWARD

 

Staff ReportCity Engineer Ecklund recommended awarding the bid for the University Place Main Street Redevelopment Phase 2 project to Puget Paving and Construction, Inc. who submitted the lowest responsive, responsible bid of the eight received by the City, in the amount of $255,892.60.

 

This project includes improvements to Drexler Drive West from 37th Street West to 35th Street West.  The improvements include, but are not limited to, asphalt paving, storm drainage improvements, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and landscaping.  This project is funded through a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to authorize the City Manager to award the University Place Main Street Redevelopment Phase 2 project to Puget Paving and Construction, Inc. in the amount of $255,892.60 and execute all necessary contract documents.

 

The motion carried.

 

11.      U.S. OPEN TEMPORARY UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS ORDINANCE

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Victor presented an ordinance that would place a temporary prohibition on the launching and operation of unmanned aerial systems during the month of June 2015 to assist with security for the U.S. Open.  This ordinance was developed at the request of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Golf Association (USGA). 

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to pass an ordinance placing temporary regulations on the launching and operation of unmanned aerial systems within the City of University Place during the month of June 2015.

 

The motion carried.  (ORINANCE NO. 650)

 

12.      U.S. OPEN TEMPORARY PARKING ORDINANCE

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Victor presented an ordinance that would place temporary regulations on parking within the City of University Place during the month of June 2015 to address potential traffic and parking impacts arising from the U.S. Open.  The primary purposes of the ordinance are to protect and secure residents’ access to and from their homes during the event, and to avoid other interference that could hinder emergency response times.  The City Council has reviewed and studied the plan and staff has conducted an extensive outreach to the affected areas, including two open houses.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, to pass an ordinance placing temporary regulations on parking within the City of University Place during the month of June 2015.

 

The motion carried. (ORDINANCE NO. 651)

 

13.      HOMESTEAD PARK PLAY STRUCTURE

 

Staff ReportCity Attorney Victor presented a resolution that would provide for the acceptance of Friends of Homestead Park’s donation to purchase and install a play structure for Homestead Park. Last year the key volunteers of Friends of Homestead Park sent a letter to the City proposing that the donated funds of approximately $38,160 be expended on a long-planned play structure that is part of the park’s CIP.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to adopt a resolution accepting the donation of a Landscape Structures play structure distributed by Play Creation for Homestead Park, and providing for the acquisition and installation of that structure, including a donor recognition plaque, with funds donated by the Friends of Homestead Park, and approving a total project budget of up to $38,160.00, and authorizing the execution of all documents necessary to complete the project.

 

The motion carried.  (RESOLUTION NO. 779)

  

14.      MAYOR’S REPORT

 

Mayor McCluskey reported that she and Public Works Director Cooper attended the Tahoma Audubon Society’s annual meeting to receive the 2015 Distinguished Community Service Award on behalf of the City.  She congratulated Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa on his appointment to the Tahoma Audubon Society’s Board.  In addition, Mayor McCluskey reminded Council of the following events:  Partner UP and Police Citizen’s Academy.

 

At 7:33 p.m., the Council concluded its business meeting and recessed to study session at 7:39 p.m. after a five minute break.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

15.      SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM UPDATE

 

Principal Planner Boers provided an overview of the Master Shoreline Program’s amendment process.  He indicated that although Council took action to adopt the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) and associated amendments to the Zoning Code, Comprehensive Plan and Critical Areas in October 2013, the SMP Policies and Regulations document has yet to take effect.  Under State law, the SMP does not become effective until the Department of Ecology takes final approval action.  The Department of Ecology reviewed the City’s locally adopted SMP during 2014 and on January 7, 2015, provided lists of required, and recommended revisions to the City’s SMP Policies and Regulations document.  Staff has incorporated those proposed revisions into the document to ensure consistency with the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) and SMP Guidelines. Mr. Boers stated that upon review, the Planning Commission is recommending approval of the Department of Ecology’s revision to Council.  He reviewed and discussed Department of Ecology’s recommended and required changes and noted that incorporating these changes impose minimal to no ramifications to the community.    

 

The City is required, under State law to update its Shoreline Master Program in accordance with the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) as well as the Department of Ecology’s Shoreline Master Program Guidelines.  Shoreline Master Programs are intended to carry out the policies of the SMA at the local level.  

 

A public hearing on this matter is set for March 16.

 

16.      2015 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented a refresher on the Comprehensive Plan.

He reviewed the State mandated Growth Management Act (GMA) and the City’s requirements to comply, in preparation of Council’s upcoming joint meeting with the Planning Commission to discuss necessary Comprehensive Plan amendments. He reviewed the updates made to the GMA and items to be discussed at the proposed joint meeting.

 

17.      U.S. OPEN LEGISLATION – CIVIL INFRACTIONS AND VENDORS

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented the proposed development regulation amendments to address anticipated impacts associated with the 2015 U.S. Open.  First, the drafted ordinance calls for temporary suspension of all peddler/solicitor/master solicitor license in a defined geographic area (parking zones 1 and 2) around Chambers Bay during the U.S. Open week to prevent temporary sale of food, merchandise and services in residential zoned property.  This includes adding food trucks to the definition of Eating and Drinking Uses under UPMC Chapter 19.25.  Second, staff recommends temporarily extending the temporary habitation of recreational vehicles without a permit for 9 days, allowing parking on a driveway in a front yard where it is normally prohibited, prohibiting parking in the right-of-way, and prohibiting the use of generators to provide power.  And lastly, prohibiting parking concession in the no on-street parking zones 1 and 2.  The above recommendations are intended to alleviate the impacts to surrounding residential areas and to facilitate the USGA transportation plan. 

 

There were comments and discussion with regard to the benefits and drawbacks of allowing food vendors in the residential area.

 

City Attorney Victor presented the proposal to adopt a civil infraction code.  He indicated that although the City has adopted the authority to create a civil infraction code, it never actually adopted one.  The City has only adopted civil infraction processes – one is a civil violation process used for complex land use related issues that goes to the hearing examiner for appeal, and the other is a civil infraction for criminal misdemeanor that goes to municipal court.  The civil infraction proposal is to provide the City’s Code Enforcement Officer and Fire Marshal the authority to issue tickets for non-criminal civil infractions and assess fines without first conducting a public hearing. 

 

18.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20150302-0753 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42065/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20150302-0824 

Ordinances

Ordinance :650-19011011-650; Ordinance :651-19011012-651 

Resolutions

Resolution:779-19020217-779 
Attachments
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Last modified at 3/17/2015 7:54 AM  by Emelita Genetia