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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

11/16/2015 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, November 16, 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                   Excused

            Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa                        Present

            Mayor McCluskey                                  Present

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, Executive Director/ACM Craig, Deputy Finance Director Blaisdell, Principal Planner Boers, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Public Safety Manager Hales, City Engineer Ecklund, and City Clerk Genetia.

 

Councilmember Keel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, to excuse Councilmember Worthington’s absence.

 

The motion carried.

 

Mayor McCluskey called for a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the attack in Paris, France.

 

3.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to approve the minutes of November 2, 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.         PRESENTATIONS

 

Legislative Update – Senator O’Ban, Representative Muri and Representative Kilduff of the 28th Legislative District, conveyed their 2015 legislation and accomplishments in the areas of education, transportation, veterans, mental health and public safety.

 

Eagle Scout Project – Daniel Rusinko of Boy Scout Troop No. 294 presented his Eagle Scout project to Council. His project included planting and mulching 148 cedar seedlings at Colgate Park with the goal to restore and beautify the Park and to provide habitat for birds.

 

Third Quarter Financial Report – Deputy Finance Director Blaisdell provided a brief overview of the third quarter financial report. 

 

6.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individuals provided comment: David Harrowe, 4616 79th Avenue Court West; Dan Novogrodsky, 9415 Columbine Circle West; and Bruce Holmberg, 3800 Bridgeport Way West.

 

7.         COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS – None.

 

8.         CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

 

City Manager Sugg remarked on Public Works’ clean-up efforts in response to citizen calls during the last windstorm.  He also reported that another streetlight pole (the third this year) has been damaged by driver impact over the weekend and asked the public’s assistance in reporting any knowledge of the incident to the police.  In addition, he shared information about upcoming winter events and a livability fact sheet published by AARP Washington D.C. that featured the City’s roundabout design and safety results.  

 

9.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:

 

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 10/31/15, signed and dated 11/12/15, in the total amount of Two Hundred Sixty Thousand Four Hundred Forty and 51/100 Dollars ($260,440.51); Claims dated 11/13/15, signed 11/12/15, check nos. 51977199 through 51977256, wire transfers 3947696 and 16601615, in the total amount of Two Hundred Seventy-Two Thousand One Hundred Sixty-Nine and 50/100 Dollars ($272,169.50).

B.    Adopt a Resolution approving an Agreement for Fire Investigation Services between the City of University Place and Pierce County.  (RESOLUTION NO. 798)

C.    Pass an Ordinance amending the City’s traffic impact and park impact fee programs to conform to State law.  (ORDINANCE NO. 659)

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

10.      PUBLIC HEARING:  UNIVERSITY PLACE TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT

 

Staff ReportDeputy Finance Director Blaisdell presented an Ordinance that would allow the University Place City Council to assume the rights, powers, functions and obligation of the University Place Transportation Benefit District (UPTBD) pursuant to 2ESSB 5987.  Assumption of the UPTBD will save the City $2,500 in insurance and $3,400 in audit costs as well as staff time in preparing separate budgets and financial reports for the District. 

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, to pass an Ordinance assuming the rights, powers, functions and obligations of the University Place Transportation Benefit District; amending Chapter 4.70 of the University Place Municipal Code; and providing for severability and effective date.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 660)

  

11.      COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ADOPTION

 

Staff Report  Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented an Ordinance that would adopt the recommended revisions to the City’s Comprehensive Plan.  The City is required to amend its Comprehensive Plan in accordance with periodic update requirements in RCW 36.70A.130.  The proposed amendments are intended to ensure consistency with the Growth Management Act (GMA), Puget Sound Regional Council VISION 2040 Growth Strategy and multicounty policies, and Pierce County Countywide Planning Policies, as amended, as well as to ensure that the Plan will more carefully manage change in the community in a manner consistent with community aspirations over a 20-year planning period. 

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council Consideration - MOTION:  By Councilmember Keel, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Figueroa, to pass an Ordinance adopting the Comprehensive Plan amendments recommended by the Planning Commission with Council proposed, and Agency initiated, revisions consistent with Periodic Update Requirements in accordance with the Growth Management Act, RCW 36.70a.130(5)(A).

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 661)

 

12.      DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS UPDATE

 

Staff Report – Principal Planner Boers presented an Ordinance that would adopt the recommended development regulation amendments as part of the State mandated GMA periodic update.  These amendments would ensure consistency between the Zoning Code and the City’s just adopted Comprehensive Plan, as well as with State law, regional policy directives, and countywide planning policies.  They are also intended to improve internal consistency within the code and its administration. He highlighted additional code revisions made in response to directives from the Department of Commerce and the Puget Sound Regional Council.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to pass an Ordinance adopting amendments to Title 19 Zoning, Title 17 Critical Areas, Title 4 Revenue and Finance, Title 5 Business Licenses and Regulations, Title 9 Public Safety, Title 13 Public Works Code, Title 14 Building and Construction, and Title 21 Subdivision Regulations of the University Place Municipal Code, and amendments to the Zoning Map established pursuant to UPMC Section 19.20.050, consistent with periodic update requirements in accordance with  the Growth Management Act, RCW 36.70a.130(5)(a).

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 662)

 

13.          MAYOR’S REPORT – Mayor McCluskey congratulated the newly elected City officials and provided a report on the following:  New community newspaper “University Place Press”; AUSA Community Connector Program activities for 2016; upcoming UP for Art Concert; City Manager’s review; South Sound Military Community Partnership meeting; JBLM Joint Land Use Study; upcoming Winter Fest and planned activities; and the National League of Cities Conference.

 

The regular business meeting was adjourned at 8:22 p.m.  The City Council reconvened and recessed to study session at 8:31 p.m., after taking a five-minute break.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

14.      2016 AWC STRONG CITIES RESOLUTION

 

After review, Council decided to move forward with the proposed resolution. 

 

15.      2016 CITY LEGISLATIVE AGENDA RESOLUTION

 

After review and discussion, Council decided to move forward with the proposed resolution.  After its adoption, Council will invite the 28th District legislators to discuss the City’s legislative agenda at a future study session.  

 

16.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:58 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20151116-1020 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42324/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20151116-0744 

Ordinances

Ordinance :659-19011020-659; Ordinance :660-19011021-660; Ordinance :661-19011022-661; Ordinance :662-19011023-662 

Resolutions

Resolution:798-19020308-798 
Attachments
Content Type: Meeting Minutes
Created at 12/9/2015 10:20 AM  by Emelita Genetia 
Last modified at 12/9/2015 10:22 AM  by Emelita Genetia