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Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

3/16/2015 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, March 16, 2015

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

1.         CALL REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER

 

Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa 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                              Present

Councilmember Nye                               Present

Councilmember Worthington                   Present

Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa                        Present

Mayor McCluskey                                  Excused

 

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

 

Councilmember Keel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to approve the minutes of March 2, 2015 as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to approve the agenda.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.     PRESENTATIONS

 

Pierce County READS ProclamationMayor Pro Tem Figueroa presented a proclamation to Lynne Zeiher, University Place Library Branch Manager, recognizing the Pierce County Library System’s READS program.  Pierce County READS is the largest community reading event in the county.

 

Tahoma Audubon Society – Krystal Kyer, Executive Director of the Tahoma Audubon Society, provided a brief report on the Adriana Hess Audubon Center and presented the City with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of its dedication to and efforts in environmental stewardship.

 

Public Safety Hazardous Materials TeamPolice Chief Blair introduced Sgt. David Dewey of the Pierce County Sheriff Department’s Hazardous Materials Team. Sergeant Dewey presented information on services provided by the unit. The Hazardous Materials Team will be part of the U.S. Open event contingency response.

 

6.         PUBLIC COMMENT – The following individual provided comment:  Nicole Rhody, 7810 64th Street Court West.    

 

7.         COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Councilmember Worthington gave an update on the progress on the Solid Waste Management Plan. 

 

Councilmember Keel shared the Association of Washington Cities Board’s key discussions with legislative leaders during the recent AWC Legislative Conference. 

 

8.         CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

 

City Manager Sugg introduced Sade Battle of Andy Frain Services. Andy Frain Services has been contracted by the USGA to provide security and event staff for the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and has agreed to fast track University Place citizens in their bid for the 900 security positions for this event.  Ms. Battle thanked the Council for its warm welcome and for the opportunity to partner with the City.

 

9A-9E.   CONSENT AGENDA

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:

A.   Receive and File: Payroll for the period ending 02/28/15, signed and dated 03/12/15, check nos. 318318 through 318332, and wires in the total amount of Two Hundred Fifty-Six Thousand Four Hundred Nineteen and 80/100 Dollars ($256,419.80); Claims dated 03/13/15, signed 03/12/15, check nos. 51975 and 51976000 through 51976070, in the total amount of Six Hundred Forty-One Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty-Three and 37/100 Dollars ($641,833.37).

B.   Confirm Matthew Redden’s appointment to the Public Safety Commission as the youth representative for a one-year term ending January 31, 2016.

C.   Authorize the City Manager to award the 2015-2016 Landscape Maintenance contract to Signature Landscape Services, Inc. in the amount of $85,799.14 including 9.4% tax per year and execute all necessary contract documents.

D.   Authorize the City Manager to award the Crystal Creek Culvert Repair project to Budget Sewer in the amount of $148,893.00 and execute all necessary contract documents.

E.   Authorize the purchase of real estate and an easement in the amount of $26,000.00 from Irene M. Failor over a portion of parcel #0220102217 for the Bridgeport Way Phase 5 project and authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

10.      PUBLIC HEARING:  SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM

 

Staff Report – Principal Planner Boers presented an ordinance that would adopt the updated Shoreline Management Program Policies and Regulations consistent with the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA) and the Department of Ecology Shoreline Master Program Guidelines.  Shoreline Master Programs are intended to carry out the policies of the SMA at the local level. 

 

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 SMA and SMP Guidelines.  

 

Principal Planner Boers noted that the City recently became aware of a requirement by the Department of Commerce to amend the definition of fish and wildlife habitat areas as part of the Growth Management Act (GMA) periodic update.  This requirement has been incorporated into the SMP Policies and Regulations.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Keel, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to amend the ordinance to strike out the word “conservation” on page 3, Section 2.

 

The motion carried.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Keel, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to pass an Ordinance repealing UPMC Title 18 Shoreline Management Use in its entirety and enacting in its place a new UPMC Title 18 Shoreline Management to comply with requirements to update the Shoreline Master Program Policies and Regulations consistent with the Washington State Shoreline Management Act and the Department of Ecology Shoreline Master Program Guidelines, as amended.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 652)

 

11.      U.S. OPEN LEGISLATION – TEMPORARY ZONING REGULATIONS ORDINANCE

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Victor, along with Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, presented an ordinance that would place temporary zoning regulations to address anticipated impacts associated with the 2015 U.S. Open and to facilitate the USGA transportation plan. The proposed ordinance puts limitation on: temporary eating and drinking establishments, temporary recreational vehicle (RV) parking, and commercial selling of yard parking in residential zones.  Staff recommends temporarily increasing the number of inhabited recreational vehicles that can be parked from 1 per every 7,260 square feet to 6 per acre, extending the duration for temporary habitation without a permit to 10 days, allowing parking on a driveway or in a front yard, but prohibiting parking in the right-of-way and the use of generators to provide power.

 

Public Comment – The following individual provided comment on the issue:  John Siridakis. 7911 27th Street West.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Keel, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to pass an ordinance placing temporary zoning regulations within the City of University Place during the month of June 2015 to limit neighborhood impacts from the 2015 U.S. Open, as amended.

 

AMENDED MOTION:  By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to amend the ordinance to insert on page 2, under UPMC Section 19.26.020 the word “no” before the words “Food Trucks are allowed during the effective dates and times of these temporary regulations”.

 

The passed 5 to 1.  Councilmember Nye voted no.

 

AMENDED MOTION:  By Councilmember Nye, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to amend the ordinance to allow parking of 12 recreational vehicles per acre for commercial enterprise.

 

The motion failed 5 to 1.  Councilmembers Belleci, Keel, Worthington, Grassi and Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa voted no.

 

AMENDED MOTION:  By Councilmember Keel, seconded by Councilmember Nye, to amend the ordinance to remove Section 2, Chapter 19.31, Temporary Habitation of a Recreational Vehicle Regulation, in its entirety from the proposed ordinance.

The motion carried.

 

The main motion passed 5 to 1.  Councilmember Nye voted no.  (ORDINANCE NO. 653)

 

Staff will bring back a different proposal/option on the recreational vehicle parking regulations for a future Council study session. 

 

12.      CIVIL INFRACTION ORDINANCE

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Victor presented an ordinance 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.  Attorney Victor explained that the City’s adopted civil violation process is appropriate for complex development code violations, but is poorly suited for simpler code violations such as nuisance or parking violations.  The civil infraction code proposal will provide the City the authority to issue tickets for non-criminal civil infractions that would be handled by the municipal court rather than going through a hearing examiner process.   

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to pass an ordinance adopting a civil infraction code.

 

The motion carried.  (ORINANCE NO. 654)

 

13.      MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa encouraged University Place residents to take advantage of the employment opportunity with Andy Frain Services.

 

At 8:33 p.m., the Council concluded its business meeting and recessed to study session at 8:38 p.m. after a five-minute break.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

14.      COMMUTE TRIP REDUCTION PLAN UPDATE

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale provided an overview on the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Plan and its purpose.  The City is required to amend its plan every four years, and must be consistent with rules established by the State CTR Board and the State Department of Transportation.  It must also be developed in consultation with local transit agencies, applicable regional transportation planning organizations, major employers, and other interested parties. According to the new rules, jurisdictions must choose one of the three State goal and target approaches.  He noted that most jurisdictions are choosing Option 1 (statewide goals and targets defined by the CTR Board in the State plan) because it is the easiest to administer and explain to major employers and is more readily available.  Current State goals and targets include a six percent point increase in non-drive-alone travel and an 18% reduction in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and greenhouse gas (GHG) per employee from the 2007/2008 CTR program baselines.  The following State goals and targets apply in University Place: 

 

Non-Drive Alone Trips

 

Vehicle Miles Traveled

2007/2008 Rate 13.9%

 

2007/2008 Rate 12.9

2013/2014 Goal 19.9%

 

2013/2014 Goal 10.6

2013/2014 Actual 17.7%

 

2013/2014 Actual 13.9

2019/2020 State Goal for University Place 19.9%

 

2019/2020 State Goal for University Place 10.6

 

Staff will submit a draft of the City’s Commute Trip Reduction Plan to both the Puget Sound Regional Council and the State Department of Transportation. The City Council’s adoption of the Commute Trip Reduction update is not required prior to its submittal on March 31, 2015.  

 

15.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:57 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

 

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20150316-0753 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42079/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20150316-1132 

Ordinances

Ordinance :652-19011013-652; Ordinance :653-19011014-653; Ordinance :654-19011015-654 

Resolutions

 
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