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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

4/18/2016 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, April 18, 2016

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

1.         CALL REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

 

2.         ROLL CALL

 

Roll call was taken by the City Clerk as follows:

 

Councilmember Belleci

 

Present

Councilmember Grassi

 

Present

Councilmember McCluskey

 

Excused

Councilmember Nye

 

Present

Councilmember Worthington

 

Present

Mayor Pro Tem Keel

 

Present

Mayor Figueroa

 

Excused

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, Public Works Director Cooper, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Police Chief Blair, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale and City Clerk Genetia.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to excuse the absences of Mayor Figueroa and Councilmember McCluskey.

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

The University Place Cub Scout Pack 148, Dens 1 and 3, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Nye, to approve the minutes of April 4, 2016 as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to approve the agenda.

 

The motion carried.

 

6.             PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided public comment: Dan Novogrodsky, 9415 Columbine Circle West.  

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

Councilmember Worthington requested that Item 7B be pulled for separate consideration.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Keel, to approve the amended Consent Agenda as follows:

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 03/15/16, dated 03/18/16, in the total amount of Two Hundred Twenty Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy-Six and 28/100 Dollars ($220,776.28); Claims dated 03/31/16, check nos. 51977890 through 51977960 and wire no. 17716698, in the total amount of Five Hundred Eighty-Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty and 70/100 Dollars ($589,830.70).

B.    Approve an amendment to the March 18, 2014 Professional Services Agreement with Gray & Osborne, Inc. for storm water engineering and design for six SWM Funded Drainage Repair Projects, increasing the authorized expenditure by $116,800. (Pulled for separate consideration.)

 

The motion carried.

 

Item 7B - Public Works Director Cooper presented an amendment to the 2014 Professional Services Agreement with Gray & Osborne, Inc. for the design and engineering services for six storm water drainage projects.  He indicated that three of the six projects have been completed.  The design for the remaining three projects are eighty percent (80%) completed.  An increase in the amount of $116,800.00 is requested for additional engineering services as well as for construction administration and inspection services, which was not included in the original scope of work to complete the remaining projects.   The projects are funded by the Storm Water Management (SWM) Fund.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember Worthington, to approve an amendment to the March 18, 2014 Professional Services Agreement with Gray & Osborne, Inc. for storm water engineering and design for six SWM Funded Drainage Repair Projects, increasing the authorized expenditure by $116,800.00.

 

The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

8.     SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN AMENDMENTS

 

Staff ReportCity Engineer Ecklund presented minor amendments to the City’s Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) for years 2016-2021.  This update will better position the City in competing for the upcoming County-wide grant application opportunities administered by the Puget Sound Regional Council.  The proposed amendments primarily involve updates to project phasing, costs, and project schedules to align with the City’s anticipated grant request. 

 

The City of University Place is required by State law to adopt and annually update a Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).  The approval of the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan does not commit the City to any financial expenditure; rather, each project is reviewed individually by the City Council in each relevant budget cycle as a component of the Capital Improvement Plan.  Its approval, however, does create eligibility for the City to apply for various grant opportunities, and provides an indication of the City’s planning direction for transportation needs.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.         SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN ADOPTION

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to adopt a resolution approving the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan for years 2016 to 2021.

 

The motion carried.   (RESOLUTION NO. 809)

  

10.      COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Councilmember Worthington stated that he attended the Pierce County Cities and Towns meeting.  He reported on the update he received regarding the Puget Sound Gateway Project SR167.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel reported that he attended a JBLM dinner function, hosted by the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade.

 

The Council concluded its business meeting at 6:49 p.m. and recessed to study session.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

11.      PLANNED ACTION ORDINANCE

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale provided background of the Planned Action for the Town Center development project.  The City originally adopted the Planned Action Ordinance in 2004 upon the completion of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).  He explained that the EIS identifies appropriate mitigation for any significant adverse environmental impacts associated with the planned scope of development.  Within the scope of the EIS, the City looked at the impacts from 750 dwelling units and 543,000 sq. ft. of retail, dining, recreational, commercial and office uses.  It also analyzed the relocation of the City Hall and the library.  He noted that the Planned Action Ordinance included a provision that requires the document to be reviewed every two years to ensure that any mitigation measure called for within the EIS will continue to be valid to mitigate any anticipated impacts associated with the proposals in the Planned Action area.  City Attorney Victor stated that this review period is optional and not driven by the EIS or any State statutes.   

 

Director Swindale indicated that currently, development progress in the Town Center area is still consistent with the uses mentioned in the EIS, and is below the mitigation framework threshold of the Planned Action Ordinance. He also affirmed that the model-assumed and planned-for traffic growth rate of 1% has slowed to 0.5%, reducing the level of impacts associated with the development of the City’s Town Center, further supporting the continued validity of the EIS.

 

Based upon the review of the Environment Impact Statement, the amount of development in the Planned Action area, the associated traffic models, and the review of the environmental conditions of the Planned Action area and vicinity, staff recommends that Council consider extending a longer review period of the Planned Action Ordinance.    

 

12.      MARIJUANA ORDINANCE REVIEW

 

City Attorney Victor updated Council on new movements on marijuana legislation on both federal and state levels.  He discussed the potential impact on the City’s ordinance once the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) decides whether or not to reclassify marijuana under federal law.   He indicated that the City’s marijuana ordinance was created to provide effective zoning and regulatory control over licensed marijuana stores in the event marijuana is removed from the Controlled Substances Act.

 

13.      KIDDER MATHEWS BROKERAGE AGREEMENT

 

City Attorney Victor presented the proposed agreement for brokerage services with Jeff Kraft of Kidder Mathews for the marketing of Town Center’s Lot 12.  He recommended that Council consider extending the agreement through December 2018.  Mr. Kraft was under contract with the City from 2010 through the end of 2015 and has was responsible for bringing in SEB, Inc. and Verus Partners, LLC developers.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Nye, to suspend Council Rules to allow consideration of this item tonight.

 

The motion passed 4 to 1.  Councilmember Grassi voted no.

 

MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Keel, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to adopt a resolution approving an Exclusive Brokerage Agreement with Jeff Kraft of Kidder Mathews, for a term through December 2018.

 

The motion passed 3 to 2.  Mayor Pro Tem Keel and Councilmember Grassi voted no.  (RESOLUTION NO. 810)

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

 

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20160418-0706 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42478/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20160502-0751 

Ordinances

 

Resolutions

Resolution:809-19020319-809; Resolution:810-19020320-810 
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