CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE
Regular Meeting of the City Council
Monday, August 17, 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
Roll call was taken by Project Assistant Metcalf 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
Planning Commission Members: Chair Quisenberry, Vice Co-Chair Smith, Vice Co-Chair Boykin, Commissioner Paulson, and Commissioner Xenos.
Staff Present: City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, Executive Director/ACM Craig, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Principal Planner Boers, City Engineer Ecklund, and Project Assistant Metcalf.
MOTION: By Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Worthington, to excuse Councilmember Keel’s absence.
The motion carried.
At 6:31 p.m., the Council recessed to study session.
3. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS
Director Swindale and Principal Planner Boers gave an overview of the amendments to the Comprehensive Plan proposed by the Planning Commission. Each Element of the Comprehensive Plan was briefly reviewed, with proposed amendments being identified.
Director Swindale stated that many of the changes involved in this update are format related. The former Comprehensive Plan provided a “Discussion” section after each goal. The “Discussion” section has been eliminated and the comments that had been contained in this section have been folded into the verbiage of the Goals.
City Engineer Ecklund provided an overview of the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). Discussion followed regarding the removal of the TIP Note requiring a 2/3 majority of the Council before any projects are done along 37th Street between Bridgeport and Sunset. It was determined that more information needs to be provided regarding the origination of this Note based on Council records.
At 8:42 p.m., the Council took a five minute break, reconvening the Study Session at 8:51 p.m.
Following staff presentations, each Councilmember was given the opportunity to ask questions or address issues regarding the Comprehensive Plan amendments. The questions and issues were listed on a flip chart. Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa opted to ask his questions of staff one on one at a separate time.
Mayor McCluskey stated that the questions and comments including responses from staff will be emailed to Councilmembers and Commissioners. The e-mail will be sent from Mayor McCluskey and replies can be made directly to her.
At 9:59, a motion was made and carried to extend the meeting for 30 minutes.
Staff provided answers to some of the Council questions that could be addressed quickly, or did not require additional research. Staff will provide a comprehensive list of questions and answers that can be distributed by the Mayor as follow-up to this meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 10:25 p.m. No other action was taken.