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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

6/20/2016 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, June 20, 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

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Deputy Finance Director Blaisdell, Public Works Director Cooper, and Deputy City Clerk Nicholas.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Grassi led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the minutes of June 6, 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 individuals provided public comment: David Harrowe, 4616 79th Avenue Court West; Nicole Rode, 7810 64th Street Court West; Sandra Karwhite, 6522 83rd Avenue West; Doctor Julie Vails, 6206 76th Avenue West.

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

Councilmember McCluskey requested item 7B be pulled for an explanation of why the contract amount necessitates an increase.

 

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

 

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 05/31/16 in the total amount of Two Hundred Sixty–Seven Thousand Ninety-Nine and 72/100 Dollars ($267,099.72); Claims dated 06/15/16, check nos. 5197824 through 51978314 and wire no. 1815679, in the total amount of Three Hundred Seventy-Six Thousand Nine Hundred Forty-Two and 53/100 Dollars ($376,942.53).

B.    Authorize the City Manager to approve an increase of Forty-One Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars ($41,900.00) to the Professional Services Agreement entered into by and between the City of University Place and AMEC Foster Wheeler on January 13, 2016 for construction monitoring of the Bridgeport LID Project, for a total contract amount not to exceed Seventy-One Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy-Five Dollars ($71,775.00).

C.    Authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with Bruce Dees and Associates for preliminary engineering for the Chambers Creek Canyon Trail.

 

The motion carried following Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund’s explanation regarding the increase in contract amount for Item 7B.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

8.         2016 BUDGET CARRYFORWARD

 

Staff Report – Deputy Finance Director Blaisdell reported on the 2015 carryforward of funding for re-appropriation in 2016 as previously studied by Council at its June 6th Council meeting. She explained that the carryforwards are primarily beginning fund balance and capital improvement projects appropriated in 2015 that are continuing in nature and do not lapse at the end of the year. Adjustments include projected land sale cost and proceeds of Town Center Lot 4, revenue increases in sales and liquor taxes, franchise fees, and cable and solid waste utility taxes. Gas, telephone and cellular utility tax revenues have decreased.

 

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

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.         2016 BUDGET CARRYFORWARD ADOPTION

Deputy Finance Director Blaisdell answered Council questions and recapped the 2015 budget performance as reflected in the carryforwards.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to pass an ordinance amending the 2015-2016 Biennial Budget for the 2015 Carryforward appropriations and adjustments.

 

Roll Call Vote

 

Councilmember Belleci  

 

Yes

Councilmember Grassi

 

Yes

Councilmember McCluskey       

 

Yes

Councilmember Nye      

 

Yes

Councilmember Worthington

 

Yes

Mayor Pro Tem Keel     

 

Yes

Mayor Figueroa             

 

Yes

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 669)

 

10.      CRITICAL AREAS AND SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM AMENDMENTS

 

Staff Report - Planning and Development Services Director Swindale explained amendments to the Critical Areas & Shoreline Master Program as studied by the Council during its May 2, 2016 Council meeting. Proposed amendments to the wetland and geologically hazardous area regulations are generated to comply with Washington Administrative Code, reflect the latest Best Available Science and to be consistent with Shoreline Master Program changes to codification references.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to pass an ordinance adopting amendments to Title 17 Critical Areas and Title 18 Shoreline Master Program of the University Place Municipal Code pertaining to Geologically Hazardous Areas and Wetlands Regulations.

 

The motion carried. (ORDINANCE NO. 670)

 

11.      27th STREET TIB PROJECT BID AWARD

 

Staff Report – Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund described the 27th Street Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) funded improvement project to construct curb, gutter, sidewalk, bike lanes, storm drainage improvements, street lights, landscaping and a pedestrian crossing signal. The improvements span 27th Street West from Bridgeport Way West to Mildred Street West with a crossing signal being located at an area identified as a high pedestrian accident location. He recommended the bid be awarded to Tucci & Sons as the lowest responsive, responsible bidder.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to authorize the City Manager to award the 27th TIB project to Tucci & Sons in the amount of $1,839,873.78 and execute all necessary contract documents.

 

The motion carried. 

 

The City Council meeting recessed at 7:17 p.m. and convened to the University Place Town Center Project Authority Board.

 

UNIVERSITY PLACE TOWN CENTER PROJECT AUTHORITY BOARD

 

1.         CALL TO ORDER

 

The Town Center Project Authority Board meeting was called to order at 7:17 p.m.

 

2.         UNIVERSITY PLACE TOWN CENTER PROJECT AUTHORITY BOARD UPDATE

 

Deputy Finance Director Blaisdell recapped the City’s application process and eligibility of $500,000 a year in Local Revitalization Financing by the State. This State grant reinvests a portion of Sales Tax revenues into communities designated as revitalization areas for use toward projects to stimulate economic development.

 

She reviewed the annual debt service payments, reserve account status and provided a brief update of associated projects. All funds have been allocated with four projects expected to be completed this year.

 

3.         ADJOURNMENT

 

At 7:26 p.m., the Town Center Authority Board adjourned and reconvened as the City Council.

 

12.      COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Councilmember Grassi reported that the City has approximately $8,000.00 in beautification donations and thanked the contributors and the community.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel reported on his attendance at the Army’s 241st Birthday Commemoration where he joined members of the 16th Combat and Aviation Brigade. He also attended a Hail and Farewell at Col. Ryan’s home.

 

Councilmember McCluskey encouraged the community to visit the City’s website at UPTV for firework safety information. She reported that she and Councilmember Belleci attended the Army’s 241st Birthday Commemoration and the grand opening for Summit Floral.

 

Councilmember Belleci reported that she and Councilmember Worthington attended the State Auditor’s exit conference. She reported on the audit outcomes and congratulated staff for the City’s receipt of an excellent report. She and Councilmember McCluskey attended the Pierce County Regional Council (PCRC) meeting where the City had five of its submitted projects approved. The two Councilmembers intend to address concerns with the PCRC’s move toward population-based funding. Other events attended and announcements were: the Community Connection Place fund raising campaign for its non-profit youth center; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care open house for a new concierge type care center located in James Center in Tacoma but available to University Place residents; the Army’s 241st Birthday Commemoration; and the beginning of the Curran Apple Orchard concerts.

 

City Manager Sugg announced that Mayor Pro Tem Keel was elected Chair of Pierce Transit Board.

 

The Council concluded its business meeting at 7:41p.m. and recessed to study session.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

13.      TREE PRESERVATION

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale proposed the Planning Commission’s recommendations for Code amendments relating to tree preservation. He itemized staff responses to questions generated by Councilmembers during the May 2, 2016 Council meeting for Councilmember input. After review of each item by Councilmembers, they discussed and then agreed to accept the Planning Commission’s recommendation to amend the definition of a Significant Tree by increasing the size from 6 inches in diameter to 12 inches for evergreen and 9 inches for deciduous trees. As part of question number 13A, no changes were made to the proposed amendments. This included discussion generated by a Councilmember interested in Code language that would require individual property owners to retain regulated trees for the life of the tree. After input from the city attorney regarding legalities, Council as a Whole agreed to retain code language that allows an individual property owner to remove regulated trees three years after the original purchase date except as provided for in the Code and replace them in accordance with the Code. Additional code enforcement language was requested that will require violators to obtain the mandated permit and pay associated fees in addition to the assessed fine.

 

14.      STATE MANDATED BUILDING CODE AMENDMENTS

 

City Attorney Victor explained that the Building Code amendments provided in Council’s packet materials are mandatory.

 

15.      USGA FUTURE EVENTS RESOLUTION – (Postponed to a future meeting)

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m. No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Debora Nicholas

Deputy City Clerk

 

 

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20160620-0743 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42541/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20160620-1805 

Ordinances

Ordinance :669-19011030-669; Ordinance :670-19011031-670 

Resolutions

 
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