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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

11/7/2016 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, November 7, 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

 

Present

Councilmember Nye

 

Present (Left at 7:45 p.m.)

Councilmember Worthington

 

Present

Mayor Pro Tem Keel

 

Excused

Mayor Figueroa

 

Present

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, Executive Director/ACM Faison, Deputy Finance Director Blaisdell, Public Works, Parks & Facilities Director Cooper, and City Clerk Genetia.

 

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

 

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 October 17, 2016 as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

6.         PRESENTATION

 

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR)City Manager Sugg called on Deputy Finance Director Blaisdell to accept the CAFR Award on behalf of the City.  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

 

7.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided public comment: David Harrowe, 4616 79th Avenue Court West.

 

8.         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 10/15/16, dated 10/20/16, in the total amount of Two Hundred Four Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty and 43/100 Dollars ($204,930.43); Claims dated 10/31/16, check nos. 51978889 through 51978946, and wire no. 10192016, in the total amount of One Million Three Hundred Four Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty-Two and 07/100 Dollars ($1,304,932.07).

B.    Adopt a resolution adding Community Connection Place, Inc. as a City Partner under the City’s Public Forum Policy. (RESOLUTION NO. 820)

C.    Adopt a resolution requesting that the City Planning Commission review a City-initiated proposed rezone of the vacant residential parcels at the corner of 54th and Bridgeport Way, fronting Bridgeport Way and immediately adjacent to the U.P. Care Center to allow commercial use. (RESOLUTION NO. 821)

 

The motion carried.

 

9.         PUBLIC HEARING:  ONE PERCENT PROPERTY TAX LEVY

 

Staff Report – Deputy Finance Director Blaisdell presented the proposed ordinance that will impose a one percent (1%) increase in the regular property tax levy for 2017 in the amount of $32,710.46, an average increase of 0.7893% from the previous year. The proposed 2017-2018 budget presented to Council on October 3, 2016 assumes a 1% increase in the City’s ad valorem property tax in each year of the biennial budget. 

 

Public Hearing - The following individuals provided comment on the matter: David Harrowe, 4616 79th Avenue Court West; and Dennis Flann, 2623 Lemons Beach Road.

 

10.      ONE PERCENT PROPERTY TAX LEVY

 

Council Consideration - MOTION: By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to pass an ordinance relating to ad valorem property taxes, establishing the amounts to be raised in 2017 by taxation on the assessed valuation of property in the City of University Place, and setting the levy for the year 2017.

 

The motion passed 5 to 1.  Councilmember Nye voted no.  (ORDINANCE NO. 676)

 

11.      PUBLIC HEARING:  PROPOSED 2017-2018 BIENNIAL BUDGET

 

Staff Report - Deputy Finance Director Blaisdell provided a summary of the City’s 2017-2018 revenue estimates and proposed biennial budget.  A contingency amount of $150,000 has been included in the 2017 budget for Council goals and priorities to be discussed and allocated during the Council retreat in January 2017.  City reserves are 35% in 2017 and 48% in 2018 when calculated using the total operating budget – those numbers exceed the Council adopted range of between 5 to 15%. She indicated that the 2017-2018 proposed biennial budget is balanced and fits the conservative financial assumptions for the City’s operating and capital budgets, Town Center, and debt management that supports a continuation of the 2016 core level of service to the community.

 

Public Comment The following individual provided comment on the matter: David Harrowe, 4616 79th Avenue Court West.

  

12.      2017-2018 BIENNIAL BUDGET ADOPTION

 

Council Consideration - MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Worthington, to pass an ordinance adopting the 2017-2018 Biennial Budget.

 

Roll Call Vote: 

 

Councilmember Belleci

 

Yes

Councilmember Grassi

 

No

Councilmember McCluskey

 

Abstained

Councilmember Nye

 

No

Councilmember Worthington

 

Yes

Mayor Figueroa

 

Yes

 

The motion failed.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember McCluskey, seconded by Councilmember Worthington, to reconsider the passing of an ordinance adopting the 2017-2018 Biennial Budget.

 

Roll Call Vote:

 

Councilmember Belleci

 

Yes

Councilmember Grassi

 

Yes

Councilmember McCluskey

 

Yes

Councilmember Nye

 

Yes

Councilmember Worthington

 

Yes

Mayor Figueroa

 

Yes

 

The motion carried.

 

Council Consideration - MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Worthington, to pass an ordinance adopting the 2017-2018 Biennial Budget.

 

The motion passed 4 to 2.  Councilmembers Grassi and Nye voted no. (ORDINANCE NO. 677)

13.      COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Councilmember Worthington updated Council on Association of Washington Cities’ work on its proposed legislative agenda.

 

Mayor Figueroa discussed the cancellation of the December 19, 2016 Council meeting.  Council agreed to the cancellation of said meeting.

 

Councilmember Belleci informed the public of the UP for Art fall concert event on November 18 as well as the public hearing on the Regional Growth Center Subarea Planning.

 

The Council concluded its business meeting at 7:36 p.m. and recessed to study session at 7:46 p.m. after a ten-minute break.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

14.     COMMUNITY CONNECTION PLACE LEASE AGREEMENT

 

The Community Connection Place (CCP) board members and friends/supporters introduced themselves to Council.  Mr. Chris Christian, Managing Director (?) of CCP presented the organization’s plan and vision to establish a community center that would provide University Place residents with opportunities for education, recreation and social connection and proposes to continue and enhance senior services and youth programs in University Place.  Community Connection Place is seeking the opportunity to use and operate the Senior Center beginning in 2017 to help them realize their vision for the community. 

 

City Attorney Victor presented a proposed lease agreement for the University Place Senior Center to Community Connection Place, a Washington non-profit and a federal tax-exempt charitable organization.  The lease is for five years with an option to extend for an additional five years. He explained that the proposed lease was prepared to protect the City, make the City whole in terms of its costs, and meets the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) national funding requirements, and gives CCP the greatest opportunity to succeed.    

 

Discussion followed with regard to the lease provisions, Community Connection Place’s financial foundation/financial viability, and CDBG’s funding requirements.  Staff proposed to meet with Community Connection Place to obtain additional information and to bring back a lease agreement with additional changes and information for council consideration. 

 

15.     ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:56 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20161107-0740 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42681/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20161107-1113 

Ordinances

Ordinance :676-19011106-676; Ordinance :677-19011107-677 

Resolutions

Resolution:820-19020330-820; Resolution:821-19020331-821 
Attachments
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Last modified at 11/23/2016 7:40 AM  by Emelita Genetia