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Meeting Type

Special Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

2/13/2017 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Special Meeting of the City Council

Monday, February 13, 2017

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

1.         CALL SPECIAL MEETING TO ORDER

 

Mayor Figueroa called the Special 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

 

Excused

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, Planning & Development Services Director Swindale, Principal Planner Boers, Engineering & Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Police Chief Blair, and City Clerk Genetia.

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember McCluskey led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the minutes of January 17, 2017 and January 21, 2017 as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

6.         PRESENTATION

 

African American History Month Proclamation – Councilmember McCluskey read a proclamation declaring the month of February as African American History month in University Place.

 

7.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided comment:  Christy Stanley, 7621 27th Street West; and Dennis Flann, 2623 Lemons Beach Road.

 

8.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

Councilmember Nye requested that Item 8B be pulled for separate consideration.

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 01/31/17, dated 02/05/17, in the total amount of Two Hundred Eighty-One Thousand Six Hundred Forty-Seven and 30/100 Dollars ($281,647.30);  Claims dated 01/31/17, check nos. 51979290 through 51979315 (2016 Invoices) in the total amount of One Hundred Sixty-Two Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-Seven and 24/100 Dollars ($162,367.24); Claims dated 01/31/17, check nos. 51979316 through 51979344 (2017 Invoices), wire transfer no. 273037, in the total amount of Two Hundred Thirteen Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty-Three and 57/100 Dollars ($213,853.57); and Claims dated 01/31/17, check nos. 51979345 through 51979359 (2016 Invoices), in the total amount of Seventy-Eight Thousand Eighty-Six and 28/100 Dollars ($78,086.28).

B.    Adopt a resolution accepting the donation of a grand piano from UP for Arts. (Pulled for separate consideration.)

C.    Authorize the City Manager to approve a Change Order to the 27th Street TIB project for the installation of a drip irrigation system in the amount of $51,742.68.

 

The motion carried.

 

Councilmember Nye expressed his disagreement with the acceptance of the donation.

 

Item 8B - MOTION:   By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to adopt a resolution accepting the donation of a grand piano from UP for Arts.

 

The motion passed 5 to 1.  Councilmember Nye voted no.  (RESOLUTION NO. 826)

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.         FLOOD REGULATION AMENDMENTS

 

Staff Report – Planning and Development Services Director Swindale provided an overview of amendments to UPMC Chapters 14.15 (Flood Damage Prevention) and 17.30 (Flood Hazard Areas).  These changes are mandated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations CFR Title 44, Chapter 59, to meet the condition of continued eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program.  He indicated that FEMA, which administers the National Flood Insurance Program, provided the City with an updated preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).  The study and maps identified new base flood elevations.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council Consideration MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Worthington, to pass an ordinance amending UPMC Chapter 14.15 Flood Damage Protection and UPMC Chapter 17.30 Flood Hazard Areas, updating the FIS and FIRM references and for consistency with CFR Title 44, Chapter 59 Section 60.3(d) and (e).

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 680)

 

10.      COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Councilmember Belleci informed the public of UP for Art’s first spring art and concert series and the U.P. Historical Society’s fundraising event. 

 

The City Council concluded its business meeting at 7:15 p.m. and thereafter recessed to study session.

 

 

STUDY SESSION

 

11.      CITY COMMISSIONS

 

Mayor Figueroa indicated that this is a continuation of Council’s January 3, 2017 study session in which the following legislative advisory commission structures were identified and are to be voted on at this meeting:

 

1.     Establish one new seven (7) member Community Legislative Policy Advisory Committee that replaces all other existing Commissions within a new ordinance. Members would be appointed, but would not meet unless tasked with work by City Council resolution. Committee work would encompass public safety, economic development, parks and any other legislative topic on which the Council desires the Committee’s advice.

2.     Transition the existing Public Safety, Economic Development, and Parks legislative advisory commissions from standing committees to on-call committees in a new ordinance, with activation as needed by City Council resolution.

3.     Discontinue the standing Public Safety, Economic Development, and Parks commissions. Appoint ad-hoc legislative policy advisory committees for particular topics as deemed necessary or desirable by the Council from time to time by resolution.

4.     Establish a second standing Planning Commission and retain standing Public Safety, Economic Development, and Parks Commissions, all to be comprised of five (5) members within a new ordinance.

5.     Retain all four (4) standing legislative policy advisory commissions (Planning, Public Safety, Economic Development, and Parks) largely in their current form, within a new ordinance.

 

Mayor Figueroa indicated that after the voting result, other components of the City commission structure will be scheduled for study.   After review of the five potential legislative actions, Council votes came to a draw on Items 1 and 5.  Determination of the outcome will continue when all Councilmembers are present. 

 

12.      CHAMBERS LANDING PLAN MAP AND ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS

 

Principal Planner Boers presented Chambers Landing, LLC’s applications to amend the Comprehensive Plan Map and Zoning Map classification for a 4.73 acre parcel located at 5904 67th Avenue West, to allow construction of a 72-unit condominium project. The Comprehensive Plan Map amendment would change the land use designation from Low Density Residential to Moderate Density Residential.  The Zoning Map amendment would change the zoning classification from Residential 1 to Multifamily-Low.

 

He indicated that the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed Comprehensive Plan Map amendment on November 2, 2016.  On December 7, 2016 the Commission voted to recommend approval based on their findings reflected in Resolution No. 16-02.  The City’s Hearings Examiner held a public hearing on the Zoning Map amendment on January 19, 2017 and issued a recommendation to approve the proposal on January 19, 2017.  The next step is for Council to hold a public hearing to consider the Planning Commission and the Hearings Examiner’s recommendations and take action by passing an ordinance.

 

The applicant’s conceptual and development plans for the 72-unit condominium project were presented and discussed by Council.  Council expressed concerns with regard to potential impacts on traffic from the development, storm water drainage/management, removal/retention of existing trees, on-site parking, minimum density, proposed re-zone designation, and the possibility of putting a stipulation on the re-zone to revert back to its former designation should the project not come to fruition (project specific).

 

A second study session was proposed to address a zone-related contingency/stipulation agreement and process.

 

13.      COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT PROCESS AND FEE RECOMMENDATION

 

City Attorney Victor presented Planning Commission’s recommendation to amend Title 19.90.020 to integrate the Comprehensive Plan and Rezone process by allowing amendments to the Comprehensive Plan Map and Zoning Map to run concurrently rather than in phases. The Planning Commission also recommended one set application fee for the integrated process, thus reducing the fee by half.

 

Council directed staff to bring forth an ordinance and resolution implementing the recommendation for Council consideration.

 

14.     ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

 

MeetingID

Special Meeting Minutes-20170213-0013 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42779/Special Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Special Meeting Agenda-20170213-1316 

Ordinances

Ordinance :680-19011110-680 

Resolutions

Resolution:826-19020405-826 
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Content Type: Meeting Minutes
Created at 3/7/2017 12:13 AM  by Emelita Genetia 
Last modified at 3/23/2017 7:29 AM  by Emelita Genetia