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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

8/1/2016 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, August 1, 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 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

 

Present

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Executive Director/ACM Craig, Communications/IT Manager Seesz, Paralegal Grover, and City Clerk Genetia.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Keel to excuse the absence of Councilmember McCluskey.

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Belleci led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Nye, to approve the minutes of July 18, 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 – 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 07/15/16, dated 07/20/16, in the total amount of Two Hundred Eighteen Thousand Eight Hundred Nine and 82/100 Dollars ($218,809.82); Claims dated 07/15/16, check nos. 51978472 through 51978554, and wire no. 18404355, in the total amount of One Million One Hundred Twenty-One Thousand Eight Hundred Forty-Eight and 84/100 Dollars ($1,121,848.84).

B.    Receive and File:  2016 Preliminary Comprehensive Plan Amendment Public Participation Program per RCW 36.70A.140.

C.    Pass an Ordinance approving the revision of the corporate boundary of the City of University Place, where it coincides with a portion of 44th Street West in order to fully include that area within the corporate limits of the City. (ORDINANCE NO. 672)

D.    Adopt a Resolution in support of future United States Golf Association events at the Chambers Bay Golf Course. (RESOLUTION NO. 814)

E.    Authorize the payment of $52,105.20 for the Rainer Communications Commission invoice for 2016 RCC membership dues covering January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

 

The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

8.         SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN UPDATE

 

Staff Report - 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 State 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.

 

Public Comment – The following individual provided comment on the matter:  Sandra Karwhite, 6522 83rd Avenue West.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.         SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN UPDATE

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to adopt a resolution approving the Six-Year Transportation Plan for years 2017-2022.

 

The motion carried.  (RESOLUTION NO. 815)

 

10.          COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg reminded Council of the National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 2.  The event is an annual community building campaign that promotes police community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make the neighborhoods safer and better places to live.  The event will begin at 4:00 p.m. with a meet and greet at the Civic Building atrium before heading out to the participating neighborhoods.  He also mentioned that the 2015 U.S. Open banners are still available for sale.

Councilmember Belleci invited the public to attend the “Moonlight Movie in the Park” event, featuring the movie Zootopia, on August 6 at Cirque Park.  Additional family activities have been planned for the event.

  

Mayor Pro Tem Keel announced that Pierce Transit will be holding a public hearing on the Pierce Transit Development Plan at 4:00 p.m. on August 8, 2016 at the Pierce Transit Headquarters.

 

Councilmember Worthington reported that he, along with other elected officials, attended an event put together by the Pierce County Executive at which she announced that the USGA will be bringing a future event to Chambers Bay Golf Course – the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.  He also mentioned that he attended the town of Steilacoom’s council meeting where Mayor Pro Tem Keel, as one of the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) board members, made a presentation recognizing Representative Dick Muri as the cities champion during this past legislative session.

 

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

 

STUDY SESSION

 

11.      CITY NEWSPAPER

 

City Attorney Victor provided a brief background on prior discussions regarding the replacement of the City’s newsletter.  Since this marks the first year of the University Place Press, Mr. Victor asked for Council input regarding the level of satisfaction with the City newspaper and discussion to identify potential outcomes – whether (1) to continue with the PCCNG agreement in its current form; (2) to attempt renegotiation of the PCCNG agreement with the understanding that scope changes may increase costs; or (3) to terminate the agreement and issue a new RFP, or (4) return to the U.P. Headlines.  Should the City decide to discontinue the partnership, a notice of termination will need to be issued by the end of October.

 

Although the University Place Press has received positive comments from constituents, Council feels that it could be improved and provided points of concern/feedback, including:

 

§ Type of stories need to be more University Place centered in the overall newspaper;

§ Council Corner is a misleading and confusing tag line – it needs to be changed;

§ Inconsistent delivery;

§ Contents are repetition of Tacoma Weekly news stories;

§ Add a minimum of 12 issues to cover U.P. centered businesses; general U.P. news coverage covered by PCCNG reporters;

§ Require a reporter to come to Council meetings to cover Council studies and actions;

§ Additional outreach to University Place businesses for advertising;

§ Be able to use the City’s section in different ways, for example, something relevant to Council business discussions;

§ City should have specific detailed outreach plan for certain City issues and budgets;

§ Partner with the Sheriff’s Department to come up with a Crime stoppers/police blotter that pertains to University Place;

§ Obtain publisher’s feedback; and

§ Additional color on City pages.

 

The Council supported the renewal and renegotiation of the contract with PCCNG with modifications to be made in a formal amendment process.

 

12.     ADJOURNMENT - The meeting adjourned at 7:34p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20160801-0750 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42583/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20160801-1045 

Ordinances

Ordinance :672-19011102-672 

Resolutions

Resolution:814-19020324-814; Resolution:815-19020325-815 
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