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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

5/16/2016 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, May 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

 

Roll call was taken by the Deputy 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

 

City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, ACM/Economic Development Director Craig, Public Works Director Cooper, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Deputy Finance Director Blaisdell, Principal Planner Boers, and Deputy City Clerk Nicholas.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the minutes of May 2, 2016 as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

6.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided public comment: Steve Gregorich, 6515 46th Street Court West.

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 04/30/16 in the total amount of Two Hundred Seventy-One Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy-Seven and 11/100 Dollars ($271,977.11); Claims dated 05/11/16, check nos. 51978115 through 51978187 and wire nos. 4292016 and 4299218, in the total amount of Two Million Seventy-Nine Thousand Two Hundred Ninety-One and 00/100 Dollars ($2,079,291.00).

B.    Approve the final plat of “The Knolls at University Place – Phase 1” formerly known as “Orchard Ridge,” a 42-Lot Subdivision containing 42 detached single-family dwellings located at 5020 South Orchard Street, and forward to the Mayor for signature.

C.    Approve the final plat of “The Knolls at University Place – Phase 2” formerly known as “Woodside Creek,” a 123-Lot Subdivision containing 123 detached single-family dwellings located at 5020 South Orchard Street, and forward to the Mayor for signature.

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

8.         SEWER FRANCHISE FEE ORDINANCE

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Victor reported that the proposed sewer franchise fee ordinance reflects a change that was requested during Council’s previous study which dedicates all sewer franchise fees to the Street Fund. He reiterated that the ordinance does not impact current code relating to septic systems. A unique feature of the agreement calls for an annual review between the parties, and if approved, the County will pay uniformly with other utilities operating in the City.

 

Public Comment – The following individual provided public comment: Steve Gregorich, 6515 46th Street Court West.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember McCluskey, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Keel, to pass an ordinance granting a 20-year Nonexclusive Sewer Franchise Agreement to Pierce County substantially in the form attached hereto; dedicating all sewer franchise fees to the Street Fund, and setting an effective date.

 

Roll Call Vote:

 

Councilmember Belleci 

 

Yes

Councilmember Grassi

 

No

Councilmember McCluskey       

 

Yes

Councilmember Nye     

 

No

Councilmember Worthington

 

No

Mayor Pro Tem Keel     

 

Yes

Mayor Figueroa            

 

Yes

 

The motion passed 4 to 3.  (ORDINANCE 668)

 

Council agreed to look for ways to reduce current expenses prior to final budget adoption and to devise a septic-to-sewer strategy to transition the unsewered portion of the City.

 

9.         COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Councilmember McCluskey reported that she and Councilmember Belleci represented the City at Pierce County Sheriff’s annual Memorial Ceremony. Councilmember McCluskey also attended the final class in the Police-Citizen Community Academy course, the Financial Capabilities Summit, and the Ladies First, Women and Girls Ride. She announced the upcoming U.P. Historical Society’s 2016 Tour of Gardens and Duck Daze events.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel, through his role as Pierce Transit Board Commissioner, will champion for Sound Transit service to the west side of Pierce County.

 

Councilmember Belleci participated in the entrance conference as part of the Washington State Auditor’s annual audit of the City and reported on the process.

 

Mayor Figueroa conveyed the overall unity and commitment of Council as a Whole.

 

At 7:37 p.m., Mayor Figueroa concluded the business meeting, and after a ten minute break, recessed to Study Session.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

10.      CRITICAL AREAS AND SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM AMENDMENTS

 

Principal Planner Boers presented Council with proposed amendments to the Critical Areas & Shoreline Master Program, specific to wetland and geologically hazardous area regulations. Proposed amendments to the geologically hazardous area regulations would allow limited modification of steep slopes to reduce the level of hazard to certain sites. This would align the City’s code with code that is common in the surrounding area. The Wetlands chapter requires amendments to ensure consistent use of terminology, reflect the latest Best Available Science and to require that wetland delineation reports comply with the “federal” wetland delineation manual rather than the “state” wetland delineation manual.

 

Council discussed process, wetland buffer averaging, affected sites, existing projects and unintended consequences. Mayor Figueroa announced Council’s agreement to have this item scheduled for consideration at a future meeting.

 

At 8:28 p.m., a motion was made and carried to extend the meeting 10 minutes.

 

11.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Debora Nicholas

Deputy City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20160516-0647 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42506/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20160516-1149 

Ordinances

Ordinance :668-19011029-668 

Resolutions

 
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