Skip to main content

City Council Records

Go Search
  
City Council Records > Meeting Minutes > Regular Council Meeting Minutes  

Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

3/6/2017 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, March 6, 2017

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 & Development Services Director Swindale, Public Works, Parks & Facilities Director Cooper, NPDES Coordinator Smith, Executive Director/ACM Craig, Police Chief Blair, and Deputy City Clerk Nicholas.

 

3.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION: By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Worthington, to approve the minutes of February 13, 2017 and February 21, 2017 as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

4.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Belleci led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

6.         PRESENTATIONS

 

Pierce County READS Proclamation – Branch Manager Steve Carmody accepted a proclamation which recognized the Library’s decade-long Pierce County READS program that focuses on engaging the community through events and discussions.

 

Crystal Judson Family Justice Center – Director Craig Roberts thanked Council for the City’s donation to Crystal Judson Family Justice Center and described how the Center uses its services to impact University Place residents.

 

Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities (TACID) – Executive Director Nola Renz thanked Council for the City’s generous support and highlighted TACID’s services to the community and University Place residents.

 

Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan Report – The consulting firm Otak was chosen by the City to spearhead the Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan process to develop subarea plans for the 465-acre area of the City identified as a provisional Regional Growth Center. Ms. Roberts reported on the firm’s work to date, identified the scope of work, and outlined next steps.

 

7.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individuals provided comment: Bruce Holmberg, 3800 Bridgeport Way W, University Place and Christy Stanley, 7621 27th St W, University Place.

 

8.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Claims dated 02/28/17, check nos. 51979430 through 51979431 in the total amount of Twenty-Three Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty-Two and 65/100 Dollars ($23,952.65); Claims dated 02/28/17, check nos. 51979432 through 51979433, in the total amount of Thirteen Thousand Four Hundred Ninety-Seven and 34/100 Dollars ($13,497.34); and Claims dated 02/28/17, check nos. 51979434 through 51979500, in the total amount of One Hundred Seventy-Three Thousand Three Hundred Seventeen and 04/100 Dollars ($173,317.04).

B.    Adopt a resolution authorizing the purchase of real estate property in the amount of $20,000 from Brian Munson and authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents including associated closing costs. (RESOLUTION NO. 830)

C.    Authorize the City Manager to award the Soundview Drive West/Brookside Drive West storm drainage project to DPK, Inc. in the amount of $1,134,155.00 and execute all necessary contract documents.

 

The motion carried.

 

9.         CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

 

Staff ReportCity Manager Sugg presented his action plan for Council’s adopted 2017-2018 Goals, Outcomes and Actions. He prioritized forty of the Actions based on funding, process and project preparedness that are to be addressed within the biennium and assured Council that he will assess prioritizations on a continuous basis.

 

10.      COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel informed the community of his appointment to the Sound Transit Board and his intent to effectively represent the desires of Pierce County residents.

 

Councilmember Worthington reported on his participation in the police-citizen partnership program, Community Academy, which he finds to be a quality program offering considerable value to the community. Additionally, he requested Council follow-up on calendaring the topic of graffiti nuisance.

 

Councilmember Belleci invited the community to attend the UP for Arts concert spring series events.

 

Mayor Figueroa, with support from Councilmember Nye, proposed that a resolution be drafted for Council to consider the support of two Senate bills relating to Sound Transit 3 vehicle licensing taxation. Senate Bill 5817 concerns authorization to opt out of the payment of Sound Transit 3 taxes and Senate Bill 5851 concerns the method of valuation of motor vehicles to determine the excise taxes. He complimented Councilmember Grassi and Community Connection Place for their involvement in the successful soup lunch event offered at the non-profit organization’s senior citizen center.

The City Council concluded its business meeting at 7:41 p.m. and recessed to Study Session.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

Mayor Figueroa, with the support of Mayor Pro Tem Keel, asked Council members to reexamine Council’s consensus, reached during their previous study session, regarding the structure of the Economic Development Commission (EDC). At the last study session Council asked staff to draft legislation relating to the structure of the City’s four commissions and within that legislation the EDC would be the sole commission to serve in an ad-hoc capacity. Mayor Figueroa explained that after reconsideration, he supports legislation that would preserve the current uniform structure for three commissions - Parks and Recreation, Public Safety, and Economic Development, for which future policy legislation will apply. There was a consensus to support that change.

 

11.      SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN AMENDMENTS

 

Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund and Todd Smith, the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) coordinator, provided Council with a Stormwater Management Program (SWMP) update. The City is required to develop, implement, and annually update its SWMP which lists components required to be addressed under the NPDES permit and identifies required actions. The City’s most significant update is to the Public Education and Outreach section and calls for: (a) an increase in the areas of education and outreach, partnerships with organizations, and media presence; (b) the creation of NPDES webpages; and (c) participation in water quality campaigns. Staff reported on measures taken to date that meet these requirements which included scheduling the March 20, 2017 public hearing. Council members shared and discussed ideas about what was reported and agreed to place the 2017 SWMP update on the agenda of the March 20th Council meeting as an action item to follow the public hearing.

 

12.      56TH STREET INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT AMENDMENT

 

Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund detailed the Interlocal Agreement between the cities of Tacoma and University Place for a federally-funded project that includes improvements from Interstate 5 in Tacoma along the 56th Street/Cirque Drive corridor to Grandview Drive. Subsequent to the initial Agreement, federal funding was approved for $3,995,000 with a local match requirement of 15% and named University Place as the Lead Agency for purposes of grant administration. The City of Tacoma committed to provide $360,000 and the City of University Place committed to provide $345,000 for Phase 1 of the project. An amendment to the Interlocal Agreement is necessary to define the Phase 1 project area, project details and to address the allocation of funds.

 

Council members expressed concern for potential cost overruns and contract provisions allocating risk.

 

13.     ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:26 p.m. No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Debora Nicholas

Deputy City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20170306-0722 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42800/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20170306-1354 

Ordinances

 

Resolutions

Resolution:830-19020409-830 
Attachments
Content Type: Meeting Minutes
Created at 4/4/2017 7:22 AM  by Emelita Genetia 
Last modified at 4/4/2017 7:22 AM  by Emelita Genetia