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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

7/18/2016 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, July 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.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel called for a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the attacks in Nice, France; Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

2.         ROLL CALL

 

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

 

Excused

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, Public Works Director Cooper, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Police Chief Blair, Public Safety Manager Hales, Executive Director/ACM Craig and City Clerk Genetia.

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Nye led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the minutes of June 20, 2016 and July 5, 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(s) provided public comment: Bruce Holmberg, 3800 Bridgeport Way West; and Steve Smith, 4622 79th Avenue Court West.

  

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 06/30/16, dated 07/05/16, in the total amount of Two Hundred Ninety-Seven Thousand Forty-One and 75/100 Dollars ($297,041.75); Claims dated 07/15/16, check nos. 51978399 through 51978471, and wire no. 6232016, in the total amount of One Hundred Seventy-Three Thousand Five Hundred Twenty-Four and 89/100 Dollars ($173,524.89).

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

8.         JAIL SERVICES CONTRACT

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Victor presented, for Council consideration, a resolution to approve an Interlocal Agreement with Pierce County for jail services.  He indicated that the daily rate includes routine medical services, reduced booking fee and daily rate, mental health fee (if applicable, which includes an internal process to determine disposition of the detainee), and also includes a “most favored customer” clause which will give the City the benefit of any better rates or terms that may in the future be negotiated between Pierce County Jail and other customers. The contract is non-exclusive and is terminable upon six month notice.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council Consideration – MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Keel, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to adopt a resolution approving an Interlocal Agreement for the provision of Jail Services between the City of University Place and Pierce County.

 

The motion carried.  (RESOLUTION NO. 813)

 

9.         COUNCIL COMMENTS

 

Councilmember Belleci informed Council that the City’s second quarter financial report will be completed by August 15. She requested the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem look at scheduling a Finance Committee meeting on August 15, one month before the City’s budget process begins.

 

Councilmember Grassi requested an update on the 27th Street/Grandview Street code enforcement plan.

 

At 6:53 p.m., a motion was made and was carried to conclude the business meeting and recess to Study Session.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

10.      INCORPORATION BOUNDARY LINE CORRECTION

 

Public Works Director Cooper provided an overview of a boundary line oversight on 44th Street West, between 67th Avenue West and Alameda Avenue West.   He indicated that the south half of the road right-of-way should have been included in the boundary of University Place but was omitted and still appears under Pierce County’s jurisdiction.  The City recognized this omission in 1996 and has had conversations with the County about correcting the omission. In light of this, the City has upheld its maintenance responsibility.  Director Cooper informed Council that Pierce County will now consider legislation to correct the error and asked that Council consider the same.

 

This matter will be brought forward for consideration at a future Council meeting.

  

11.      SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN UPDATE

 

Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund presented the proposed amendments to the City’s Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) for years 2017-2022.  The City is required by law to adopt and annually update a Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan.  The following revisions will be reflected in the 2017-2022 update:

 

§ Removal of four projects (Mildred Street/67th Avenue Improvements, Bridgeport Way Phase 5, Bridgeport Way LID, and Elwood Drive SRTS) that have been or will be completed in 2016;

§ Addition of a project for the construction of a pedestrian crosswalk in the vicinity of Charles Wright Academy;

§ Update of funding status for Bridgeport Way Phase 4 (project #11), 35th Street Improvements (project #24), Mildred Street Overlay (project #34), and 67th Avenue Overlay (project #35) to reflect recent grant awards; and

§ Update of project schedules and costs.

 

The approval of the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan does not commit the City to any financial expenditure; but rather, each project will be 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.

 

Discussion followed regarding funding, process, and interim measures to address citizens’ request for a pedestrian crosswalk near Charles Wright Academy.

 

The 2017-2022 Six-Year TIP for will be brought forward for consideration at a future Council meeting.

 

12.      U.S. OPEN RESOLUTION

 

City Attorney Victor presented a resolution in support of hosting future USGA events at Chambers Bay.  The resolution expresses the intent and commitment of the elected leaders of Pierce County and the cities of Lakewood, Tacoma, University Place and the town of Steilacoom to work together to make USGA’s interactions with government simple, efficient and effective.  

 

The resolution will be brought forward for consideration at a future Council meeting.

 

13.      LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL:  POLICE SERVICES TASK FORCE 

 

Councilmembers Nye and Worthington introduced a legislative proposal to form a Legislative-Administrative Police Services Task Force to examine and determine all research, study, and consult with public safety experts to determine and examine all potential effective measures for future public safety provisions in order to help Council make a well-educated decision.

 

Councilmembers expressed their views with regard to the purpose and intent of the proposal; the duplication of Public Safety Commission’s extensive study in assessing the City’s policing needs and proposed budget; funding needs for police services; the need to consider and evaluate other potential alternatives and service models to determine which ones are viable and are of fair value to the citizens of University Place; to have a benchmark to know what the City’s performance is like; and the City’s policing relationship with the County.

 

City Attorney Victor indicated that the City is looking into contracting with a consultant to provide an analysis of the data collected over the years to determine how the City compares to all cities and counties in the region.

 

Majority of the Council agreed to not pursue the matter any further.

  

14.     ADJOURNMENT - The meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

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Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20160718-0728 

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42569/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

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Regular Meeting Agenda-20160718-1141 

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Resolutions

Resolution:813-19020323-813 
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