CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE
Regular Meeting of the City Council
Monday, May 4, 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 Present
Councilmember Nye Present
Councilmember Worthington Present
Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa Present
Mayor McCluskey Present
Staff Present: City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Public Works, Parks and Recreation Director Cooper, Recreation Manager Smith, Recreation Supervisor Nelson, Recreation Supervisor Robinson, Recreation Specialist Bibby, and City Clerk Genetia.
Councilmember Keel led the Pledge of Allegiance.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
MOTION: By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, to approve the minutes of April 20, 2015 and April 27, 2015 as submitted.
The motion carried.
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
MOTION: By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to approve the agenda.
The motion carried.
5. PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individuals provided comments: Clare Bungay, Parks and Recreation Commission; Karen Kolley, 8612 29th Street West; Dixie Harris, 3130 Bridgeport Way West; Jim Baldes, 2135 Willow Lane West; Josh Mortensen and Walter Jackson, Deals Ashore; Nat Jackson, 6335 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey; and Howard Lee, 8302 41st Street West .
6. COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS
Councilmember Keel encouraged the Council to attend the AWC’s Annual Conference next month.
Councilmember Worthington reported on his opportunity to speak at the Tacoma-Pierce County West Bureau meeting.
Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa shared information regarding Clearview Apartment’s full (100%) occupancy.
7. CITY MANAGER’S REPORT
Recreation Manager Smith invited the Council and the public to attend the 16th Annual Duck Daze Parade which will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
City Manager Sugg announced that City staff, along with other agency partners are getting ready to launch the last of the U.S. Open public meetings for University Place residents. This meeting will be held on May 19, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Curtis High School Cafeteria. Residents will have an opportunity to directly meet with Public Safety, Public Works, Pierce County and USGA representatives.
8. CONSENT AGENDA
MOTION: By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:
A. Receive and File: Payroll for the period ending 04/30/15, signed and dated 04/30/15, check nos. 318368 through 318385, and wires in the total amount of Two Hundred Sixty-Four Thousand Eight Hundred Forty-One and 84/100 Dollars ($264,841.84); Claims dated 04/30/15, signed 04/30/15, check nos. 51976230 through 51976324 and wire transfers 3595897 and 15356569, in the total amount of Four Hundred Eleven Thousand Four Hundred Fifty-Eight and 25/100 Dollars ($411,458.25).
B. Receive and File: National Day of Prayer Proclamation.
The motion carried.
9. U.S. OPEN LEGISLATION – RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKING REGULATIONS
Staff Report – City Attorney Victor and Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented an ordinance that would place temporary regulations on recreational vehicle parking to address impacts associated with the U.S. Open Championship that will occur from June 15 through the 21st. This new regulation will allow for a longer period of temporary habitation of recreational vehicles on residential zoned parcels without a permit, subject to conditions that will minimize their impact to the community.
Public Comment – The following individual provided comments on the issue: Karen Kolley, 8612 29th Street West.
Council Consideration – MOTION: By Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to pass an ordinance enacting a new temporary UPMC 19.31 relaxing RV parking regulations within the City of University Place during the 2015 U.S. Open Championship.
The motion passed 6 to 1. Councilmember Belleci voted no. (ORDINANCE NO. 655)
10. MAYOR’S REPORT - Mayor McCluskey reported on the following: Volunteer Appreciation Dinner event; Whole Foods Market’s grand opening on May 7; U.S. Open invitation from Pierce County; U.P. Shell Gas Station’s 15th anniversary; trip to Washington D.C. for congressional visit on behalf of the City; attendance at the Puget Sound Regional Council’s annual meeting; and National Day of Prayer.
The meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m. No other action was taken.