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Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

3/20/2017 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, March 20, 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 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, Planning & Development Services Director Swindale, Principal Planner Boers, Engineering & Capital Projects Director Ecklund, NPDES Coordinator Smith, Finance Director Blaisdell, and City Clerk Genetia.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Mayor Figueroa led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

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

 

6.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Claims dated 02/15/17, check nos. 51979360 through 51979396 (2017 Invoices) in the total amount of Fifty-Five Thousand Two Hundred Forty-One and 99/100 Dollars ($55,241.99); Claims dated 02/15/17, check nos. 51979398 through 51979416 (2017 Invoices#2), wire transfer no. 20025268, in the total amount of Two Hundred Three Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty-One and 44/100 Dollars ($203,781.44); and Claims dated 02/15/17, check nos. 51979397, 51979417 through 51979429 (2016 Invoices), in the total amount of Sixty-One Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-Two and 75/100 Dollars ($61,362.75).

B.    Receive and File:  2016 Fourth Quarter Financial Report.

C.    Adopt a resolution amending Resolution No. 729, waiving the fee for a Regulation Amendment when a Plan Amendment and a corresponding Regulation Amendment are submitted concurrently. (RESOLUTION NO. 831)

D.    Adopt a resolution approving Amendment No. 1 to the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Tacoma for the 56th Street/Cirque Drive Corridor Improvement Project. (RESOLUTION NO. 832)

E.    Confirm Tonya Mushallo’s appointment to the Planning Commission for a four-year term ending January 31, 2021.

F.    Confirm Greg Gooch’s appointment to the Parks and Recreation Commission for a four-year term ending January 31, 2021.

G.    Confirm Jack Mushallo’s appointment to the Parks and Recreation Commission for a four-year term ending January 31, 2021.

H.    Confirm Ron Kent’s appointment to the Economic Development Commission for a four-year term ending January 31, 2021.

I.      Confirm Rick Larson’s appointment to the Economic Development Commission for a four-year term ending January 31, 2021.

 

The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

7.         CHAMBERS LANDING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN MAP AMENDMENT

 

Staff Report – Principal Planner Boers presented the proposed Comprehensive Plan Map amendment, requested by applicant Chambers Landing, LLC, to change the land use designation from low density residential to moderate density residential for a 4.73 acre site located at 5904 67th Avenue West.  The purpose of the amendment is to allow the property owner to construct a 72-unit condominium project with a density of approximately 15.25 units per acre on this site. This proposal was reviewed by the Planning Commission, which recommends approval of the proposal. 

 

The applicant’s team, Cynthia Anne Kennedy and David Boe, provided information concerning the proposal.  They also presented the conceptual site and development plans for the 72-unit condominium project, addressing issues that were raised during Council’s study of the proposal. 

 

Public Testimony – The following individual provided comments on the matter: James Ellingson, 6301 56th Street Court West. 

 

Consideration of this proposal is scheduled for April 17, 2017.

 

8.         CHAMBERS LANDING ZONING MAP DESIGNATION AMENDMENT

 

Staff Report – Principal Planner Boers presented Chambers Landing, LLC’s application to amend the Comprehensive Plan 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 Zoning Map amendment would change the zoning classification from Residential 1 to Multifamily-Low.  Mr. Boers indicated that the matter was reviewed by the City’s Hearing Examiner, who has issued a recommendation to approve the proposal subject to three conditions listed in Exhibit HH.

 

The applicant’s representative shared a brief comment regarding the rezone proposal.

 

Public Testimony – None.

 

Consideration of this proposal is scheduled for April 17, 2017.

 

9.         SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN AMENDMENTS

 

Staff Report – City Engineer Ecklund presented the 2017 updates to the City’s Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).  He indicated that the City is required to develop, implement, and annually update its Stormwater Management Program as a condition of its NPDES Phase II permit.  The program lists the components, actions and activities the City is conducting to meet the required elements in (1) public education and outreach, (2) public involvement and participation, (3) illicit discharge detection and elimination, (4) controlling runoff from new development, redevelopment and construction sites, (5) pollution prevention and operations and maintenance for municipal operations, (6) monitoring, and (7) reporting requirements. The primary aspects of the 2017 update include an increase in public education and outreach opportunities, participation in regional or statewide water quality campaigns, increase of presence in all the City media formats, creation of an NPDES webpage on the City’s website, and increased coordination and partnerships with local and regional organizations to create more stewardship opportunities.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

10.      SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN AMENDMENTS

 

Council Consideration MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Keel, to adopt the 2017 update to the City of University Place Phase II NPDES Stormwater Management Program.

 

The motion carried. 

 

11.      COMPREHENSIVE PLAN MAP AMENDMENT APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Staff Report – Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented the 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.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to pass an ordinance amending UPMC Chapter 19.90 Amendments, to integrate the Legislative Comprehensive Plan Amendment and Quasi-Judicial Rezone process to allow the two processes to occur concurrently.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 681)

 

12.      COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Councilmember Belleci reported on her attendance to the Chambers Creek Master Site Plan Open House and noted that Council may have benefited from having a study session on the Plan’s updates prior to the open house.  She also reported that Pierce County Regional Council (PCRC) is working on the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Regional Centers Framework Update project and requested that a study session be scheduled for Council discussion and feedback.

 

Councilmember McCluskey reported on her attendance to the Lewis Community Spouse Club’s fundraiser event.  She also shared the Zoo Trek Authority’s budget and capital project updates from the Board meeting she attended.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel updated Council on Federal budget cuts that will affect Sound Transit’s capital projects.  He also shared Pierce Transit’s restored and increased services and incentive programs.  In addition, he encouraged Councilmembers to attend the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Conference in June and informed them that the next legislative discussion will focus on infrastructure.

 

Councilmember Worthington expressed interest in the soon-to-be released Senate budget with concern for its impacts to the City’s budget.

 

The City Council concluded its business meeting at 7:47 p.m. and recessed to study session thereafter.

 

 

STUDY SESSION

 

13.      RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR SENATE BILL 5851 CONCERNING VALUATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES FOR CERTAIN EXCISE TAXES

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel recused himself from discussing and voting on Items 13 and 14 for the reason that he is on the Sound Transit Board.

 

City Attorney Victor presented both resolutions (Items 13 and 14) which arise out of a recent successful vote to increase funding for Sound Transit (known as Sound Transit Phase III).  He provided a background on the regional structure of Sound Transit and how cities are affected by legislative measures.

 

He explained that the first proposed resolution supports Senate Bill No. 5851, which changes the way taxes are calculated on the value of vehicles. This bill would replace the current motor vehicle excise tax valuation used by a Regional Transit Authority (RTA) to either Kelley Blue Book or the National Automobile Dealer Association values.   

 

The second proposed resolution supports Senate Bill No. 5817, which allows jurisdictions within the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) to opt out of paying taxes that were voted within the jurisdiction but which have not been bonded or otherwise encumbered.  As proposed, the Bill would allow cities or counties to opt out either by voter-approved proposition or a vote of a city or county legislative authority.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to suspend Council Rules to allow for the consideration of this resolution.

 

The motion carried.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to adopt a resolution expressing the City Council’s support for Washington State Senate Bill 5851 which requires vehicle value taxes to be based on the published Kelley Blue Book or National Automobile Dealers Association vehicle values, rather than an arbitrary depreciation formula.

 

The motion carried. (RESOLUTION NO. 833)

 

14.      RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR SENATE BILL 5817 CONCERNING AUTHORIZATION TO OPT OUT OF THE PAYMENT OF SOUND TRANSIT 3 TAXES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Councilmember Nye, to adopt a resolution expressing the City Council’s support for Washington State Senate Bill 5817 which authorizes counties and cities to opt out of the payment of Sound Transit Phase 3 taxes.

 

The motion carried. (RESOLUTION NO. 834)

 

At 8:27 p.m., the City Council took a five minute break and resumed to study session at 8:34 p.m.

 

15.      CODE UPDATES

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented a summary of the proposed miscellaneous code and code enforcement amendments recommended by the Planning Commission.  The miscellaneous amendments, contained within Title 19 (Zoning), Title 21 (Subdivision Regulations), Title 22 (Administration of Development Regulations), and Title 32 (Telecommunications) are intended to build on the 2015 amendments in terms of assisting with the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan as well as to improve code clarity and simplify code administration. 

 

To be continued at a future study session.

  

16.     ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

 

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Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20170320-1355 

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Agenda

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Ordinances

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Resolutions

Resolution:831-19020410-831; Resolution:832-19020411-832; Resolution:833-19020412-833; Resolution:834-19020413-834 
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