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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

2/16/2016 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

1.         CALL REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER

 

Mayor Figueroa 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 McCluskey                    Present

            Councilmember Nye                               Present

            Councilmember Worthington                   Present

            Mayor Pro Tem Keel                              Present

            Mayor Figueroa                                     Present

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, Planning & Development Services Director Swindale, Engineering Project Coordinator Wenzel, Parks & Public Works Director Cooper, Deputy Finance Director Blaisdell, Human Resources Manager Petorak, Paralegal Grover, and City Clerk Genetia.

 

Councilmember Nye led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

3.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to approve the minutes of February 1, 2016 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.     PRESENTATION

 

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial ReportingMayor Pro Tem Keel presented the 2014 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Deputy Finance Director Blaisdell. This is the eighteenth consecutive year the City has been awarded this notable achievement.

 

6.     PUBLIC COMMENTS – None.

 

7.     CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 01/31/16, signed and dated 02/12/16, in the total amount of Two Hundred Seventy-Two Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-Five and 20/100 Dollars ($272,725.20); Claims dated 02/12/16 (2015 invoices), signed 02/12/16, check nos. 51977664 through 51977681, and wires nos. 4118039 and 17257716,  in the total amount of One Hundred Twenty-Four Thousand Fourteen and 81/100 Dollars ($124,014.81); Claims dated 02/12/16 (2015 invoices), signed 02/12/16, check nos. 51977735 through 51977743, in the total amount of Sixty-Two Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty-Seven and 79/100 Dollars ($62,787.79).

 

The motion carried.

 

8.     ELWOOD DRIVE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL BID AWARD

 

Staff Report – Engineering Project Coordinator Wenzel recommended awarding the bid for the Elwood Drive Safe Routes to School project to Puget Paving & Construction, Inc. who submitted the lowest responsive, responsible bid of the ten proposals received by the City, in the amount of $816,023.45.

 

This project includes construction of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, bike lanes, storm drainage improvements, landscaping, irrigation and installation of street lights on the east side of Elwood Drive West from Cirque Drive West to 40th Street West, and on the south side of 44th Street West from Elwood Drive West to Sunset Drive West.  This project is funded through a grant from the Federal Highway Administration which covers $811,131.00 of the construction cost.  The local match is programmed in the City’s current budget.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to authorize the City Manager to award the Elwood Drive Safe Routes to School project to Puget Paving & Construction in the amount of $816,023.45 and execute all necessary contract documents.

 

The motion carried. 

 

9.     COUNCIL HEALTH BENEFITS

 

Staff Report – Human Resource Manager Petorak presented two proposals requested by Council at its February 1, 2016 meeting on Council health benefits.  The first proposal provides for medical benefits for Council members only; the second provides medical benefits for Council members and their dependents.  In 2014, the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) trust changed their underwriting rules which modified its participation requirement rate from 75% to 50% for Council members – four of the seven Council members would need to participate in order to meet the 50% participation requirement for medical benefits through AWC. Ms. Petorak provided an overview of the estimated premium cost based on the number of participants and the chosen coverage. She also indicated that a new Employer Master Participation Agreement will need to be completed and that it is likely that participation in either of the City’s medical plans will begin the first day of the month following the execution of the agreement.

 

Public Comment – The following individuals made public comment: Wade Stewart, 2010 Cascade Place West; and Phil Hoffman, 3613 Tahoma Place West.

 

Council Consideration MOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to pass an ordinance repealing and replacing Section 3.15.040 of the City’s Municipal Code as amended.

 

Roll Call Vote:   Councilmember Belleci               No

Councilmember Grass               Yes

Councilmember McCluskey        Yes

Councilmember Nye                  Yes

Councilmember Worthington       No

Mayor Pro Tem Keel                  Yes

Mayor Figueroa                         Yes

 

The motion passed 5 to 2.

 

AMENDED MOTION:  By Councilmember Nye, seconded by Councilmember Grassi to pass an ordinance repealing and replacing Section 3.15.040 of the City’s Municipal Code to extend medical benefits to Council Members and their dependents. Costs for medical insurance premiums shall be paid by the Council Member not the City.

 

Roll Call Vote:   Councilmember Belleci               No

Councilmember Grass               Yes

Councilmember McCluskey        Yes

Councilmember Nye                  Yes

Councilmember Worthington       No

Mayor Pro Tem Keel                  Yes

Mayor Figueroa                         Yes

 

The motion passed 5 to 2.  (ORDINANCE NO. 664)

 

10.  COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Councilmember McCluskey announced the UP for Arts’ spring art and concert series event on February 19, 2016.

 

Councilmember Nye invited the public to attend a pancake breakfast fundraiser for the UP Lacrosse team on Saturday at Applebee’s.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel invited the Councilmembers and the public to attend Pierce Transit’s Destination 2040 Long Range Plan Open House on February 22, 2016 at the City’s Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.

 

Pierce County Regional Council will hold its in-district meeting at the City’s Town Hall on February 23, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

 

The regular business meeting was adjourned at 7:27 p.m.  The City Council reconvened and recessed to study session at 7:37 p.m., after taking a five-minute break.

 

RECESS TO STUDY SESSION

 

11.  PIERCE COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL INTERLOCAL  AGREEMENT

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale provided a background on how the new Flood Control Zone District (FCZD) was created and how the Opportunity Fund was enacted to fund flood control projects in cities outside the flood hazard areas.  The Flood Control Zone District has designated 10 percent of its levy proceeds for the Opportunity Fund.  This fund is made available to jurisdictions throughout the District on a proportional basis, based on assessed valuation.  Director Swindale stated that in order to take advantage of the Opportunity Fund, the City has to enter into an Interlocal Agreement with the FCZD. He provided the procedure and responsibility in requesting monies and enumerated the purposes and uses of the funds. The City’s proportional share is approximately $30,000 a year, with a current accumulated balance of $84,414. The City can bank its allocation for use in future years. 

 

The City has not identified any specific projects for the use of these funds.

 

12.   CLOSED SESSION [RCW 42.30.140(4)]:  IUOE
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

 

13.  ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20160216-0719 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42416/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20160216-1544 

Ordinances

Ordinance :664-19011025-664 

Resolutions

 
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