CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE
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.
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.
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 Consideration – MOTION: 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)
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 Consideration – MOTION: 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.
The meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m. No other action was taken.