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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

4/17/2017 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, April 17, 2017

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

1.         CALL REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel 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

 

Excused

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, Planning & Development Services Director Swindale, Principal Planner Boers, Engineering & Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Executive Director/ACM Craig, Police Chief Blair, Public Safety Manager Hales, and City Clerk Genetia.

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Worthington led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the minutes of April 3, 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.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individuals provided comment: Chris McManus, 2009 Grandview Drive West; Christy Stanley, 7621 27th Street West; Philip Dawdy, 1608 East Republican Street, Seattle; Chris Goddard, 2200 Mildred Street West; and Jill Peters, 7621 27th Street West.

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Claims dated 03/31/17, check nos. 51979574 through 51979639 in the total amount of Nine Hundred Thirty-Four Thousand Two Hundred Thirty-Seven and 46/100 Dollars ($934,237.46).

B.    Approve the Letter of Agreement in the amount of $41,700.00 with Tacoma Power for the primary underground electrical system with secondary connections for Larson Lane for the Larson Lane Phase 1 Project.

 

The motion carried.

 

8.         CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

 

Puget Sound Regional Council Regional Centers Framework - City Manager Sugg presented a copy of a proposed letter to Josh Brown, Executive Director of the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), requesting that the Regional Growth Center designation procedures stay intact. Planning and Development Services Director Swindale briefly discussed the benefits and disadvantages of the proposed Regional Growth Centers designation alternatives and how it will affect future funding.  Council provided feedback on the matter and directed staff to proceed with the City’s position.

 

City Manager Sugg also informed Council that the South Sound Alliance, led by Ali Modarres, will hold a discussion on Regional Economic Competitiveness on April 27 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.  Councilmembers are invited to attend.       

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

9.         54TH AND BRIDGEPORT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN MAP AND ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS

 

Staff Report – Principal Planner Boers presented the City’s proposal to change the land use designation from Low Density Residential to Mixed Use-Office, and a Zoning Map amendment to change the zoning classification from Residential 2 to Mixed Use-Office, for a 0.48 acre site located at the southwest corner of 54th Street and Bridgeport Way West (parcel nos. 4260000151 and 4260000152). If approved, the amendments would allow for construction of administrative and professional offices and potentially other uses, including attached single-family units located above ground floor commercial office uses.

 

The Planning Commission, after review of the proposal and consideration of the public’s comment, recommended denial of the amendments to Council.

 

Public Comment – The following individuals provided comment on the matter:  Gaile McLaurin, 7318 53rd Street Court West; Pat Timbers, 7329 53rd Street Court West; and Jennifer Smith (written testimony on file).  

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

10.      COMPREHENSIVE PLAN MAP AMENDMENTS – 54TH & BRIDGEPORT AND CHAMBERS LANDING

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember McCluskey, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Keel, to move consideration of this item to the May 1, 2017 Council meeting at which all Councilmembers are present.

 

The motion carried.

  

11.      ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS – 54TH & BRIDGEPORT AND CHAMBERS LANDING

 

Council Consideration MOTION:  By Councilmember McCluskey, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Keel, to move consideration of this item to the May 1, 2017 Council meeting at which all Councilmembers are present.

 

The motion carried. 

 

12.      ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT – FRED AXE APPLICATION

 

Staff ReportPrincipal Planner Boers presented the proponent’s (Fred Axe) application to modify UPMC 19.25.110 Use Tables, by adding single-family/duplex housing as a permitted use in the Neighborhood Commercial zone.  The proposed zoning text amendment would allow the applicant, as well as 20 other existing detached single-family dwellings located within the Bridgeport Way and 27th Street Neighborhood Commercial zone area, to convert nonresidential buildings to their original single-family or duplex housing use.  These were originally permitted and constructed as single-family or duplex housing and subsequently converted to nonresidential use. 

 

Public Comment – The following individual provided comment on the matter:  Fred Axe, 2623 Louise Street West.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to pass an ordinance approving a Zoning Text Amendment pertaining to Residential Uses in the Neighborhood Commercial zoning district. 

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 682)

 

13.      COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel requested that Councilmembers save the date June 12 in their calendar for a joint meeting with the City of Lakewood. Additional details to follow.

 

Councilmember Belleci invited the community to participate in celebrating Parks Appreciation Day this Saturday at Paradise Pond Park.  She also announced UP for Arts’ upcoming spring concert.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

At 7:25 p.m., Council concluded its business meeting.  Council reconvened to study session at 7:34 p.m. after a five-minute break.

 

14.      GRAFFITI NUISANCE

 

City Attorney Victor presented a proposed ordinance that would add graffiti to the City’s public nuisance process, specifically providing that it could be abated in a way that we abate other public nuisances. 

 

Back in 2013, the City Council studied this topic with the principal interest in the criminal aspect of graffiti.  Mr. Victor explained that the criminal side of graffiti enforcement is already addressed in the State law – it is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of $1,000 fine or one year in jail.  However, the civil nuisance aspect is left to cities within their general nuisance abatement authority.  He indicated that the proposed ordinance would allow the City to more effectively address graffiti where it becomes persistent, long-term, and affects the look and perception of safety of the community.  This would allow the City to go through the normal code enforcement process.  The proposed ordinance also addressed an opportunity for volunteers to do abatement work on public property, and on private property where the owner gives consent.

 

Discussion on the use of volunteers followed.  Staff was directed to bring forth the proposed ordinance for Council consideration.

 

15.      PLANNING COMMISSION’S RECOMMENDATION ON MARIJUANA ZONING

 

City Attorney Victor provided responses to Council’s questions raised during the last study session regarding contingent marijuana zoning.  Council directed staff to bring forth the proposed ordinance for consideration. 

 

16.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20170417-0702 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42842/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20170417-1554 

Ordinances

Ordinance :682-19011112-682 

Resolutions

 
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