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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

7/20/2015 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, July 20, 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, Assistant Finance Director Blaisdell, Public Works Director Cooper, Police Chief Blair, and City Clerk Genetia.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

3.     APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

4.         PRESENTATIONS

 

Certificate of Recognition – Mayor McCluskey presented Frank Powell with a Certificate of Recognition for his achievements in winning silver medals for the 100 and 50 meter back stroke swim events in the 55-59 men’s age group at the Pan American Masters in Medellin, Columbia.

 

Certificates of Appreciation – Mayor McCluskey, along with Public Works Director Cooper, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the UPTown Cruisin’ Association for their continued partnership and community support during the Duck Daze event.  Director Cooper also recognized other Duck Daze business supporters for their contributions to the event’s success.

 

West Pierce Fire & Rescue Levy – West Pierce Fire & Rescue Deputy Fire Chief Sagers provided an overview of the broad emergency services and programs that West Pierce Fire & Rescue provides as a community partner.  He also imparted brief information on its upcoming maintenance and operation levy.

 

5.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individuals provided comment:  Elise Sharon, 2746 Lemons Beach Road; and Bruce Holmberg, 4601 Grandview Drive.

 

6.         COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Councilmember Worthington provided a few brief highlights from legislative reports of the Association of Washington Cities’ legislative committee.  

 

Councilmember Keel encouraged his colleagues to respond to staff’s email regarding their availability to hold the next Finance Committee meeting.

 

Councilmember Belleci shared highlights of Sound Transit and Puget Sound Regional Council’s presentations made at the Pierce County Regional Council meeting.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa shared comments he received from constituents regarding the City’s beautification efforts for the U.S. Open.  He also updated Council on Pierce County Communications Director’s departure from Rainier Communications Commission and RCC’s request to Comcast to provide high definition to the public television channel.

 

Councilmember Grassi shared the positive beautification comments he received from the public. He encouraged the public’s continued involvement and support of the City’s beautification program.

 

7.         CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

 

City Manager Sugg shared a letter from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department thanking the City for its dedication and commitment in preparing for a successful U.S. Open event. He also shared information on the upcoming SunFest event.

 

8.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

 

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 05/31/15, signed and dated 06/11/15, in the total amount of Two Hundred Sixty-Five Thousand Seven Hundred Three and 64/100 Dollars ($265,703.64); and Claims dated 05/29/15, signed 05/26/15, check nos. 51976395 through 51976467, in the total amount of One Million One Hundred Thirty-Four Thousand Forty-One and 59/100 Dollars ($1,134,041.59).

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.     PUBLIC HEARING:  BUDGET CARRYFORWARD

 

Staff Report - Assistant Finance Director Blaisdell presented an ordinance to amend the 2015-2016 biennial budget for the carryforward of funding from 2014 and re-appropriation in 2015.  The re-appropriation is comprised primarily of beginning fund balance, LRF balances and capital improvement projects for Public Works and Parks that were appropriated in 2014 but are to be completed in 2015. Adjustments also include revenue adjustments to several line items.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Keel, to pass an ordinance amending the 2015-2016 Biennial Budget for the 2014 carryforward appropriations and adjustments.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 656)

 

STUDY SESSION

 

The City Council recessed to study session at 7:34 p.m.

 

10.      LOT 8 CONDOMINIUM AMENDMENT

 

City Attorney Victor gave a brief background on condominium models to provide clarification on the difference between what is known as an “airspace” and a “traditional” condominium with respect to Lot 8 Condominium Declaration. It was determined that the agreement has the potential to be misconstrued.  To resolve this issue, he recommends that the City amend the existing Lot 8 Condominium Declaration to clarify that it is what is known as an “airspace” condominium in which there are two separate ownerships and two separate insurable interests.

 

The Regular meeting resumed at 7:40 p.m.

 

11.      LOT 8 CONDOMINIUM AMENDMEND

 

Staff Report – See above report. 

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi to adopt a resolution approving an amended Condominium Declaration for U.P. Town Center Lot 8.

 

The motion carried.  (RESOLUTION NO. 785)

 

12.      MAYOR’S REPORT

 

Mayor McCluskey invited the public to attend the SunFest event on August 1.  She also invited the neighborhood community to sign up for the National Night Out on August 4.

 

13.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20150720-0806 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42205/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20150720-1001 

Ordinances

Ordinance :656-19011017-656 

Resolutions

Resolution:785-19020223-785 
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