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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

5/1/2017 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, May 1, 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, Engineering & Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Executive Director/ACM Craig, and City Clerk Genetia.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Grassi led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember McCluskey, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to approve the minutes of April 17, 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: Christy Stanley, 7621 27th Street West; David Harrowe, 4616 79th Avenue Court West; and Jill Peters, 7621 27th Street West.  

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 04/15/17, dated 04/20/17, in the total amount of Two Hundred Seven Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety-Seven and 79/100 Dollars ($207,797.97); and Claims dated 04/28/17, check nos. 51979695 through 51979784, wire transfer nos. 4252017, 4957773, 279809, and 20394362 in the total amount of Two Million Nineteen Thousand Five Hundred Sixty-Five and 34/100 Dollars ($2,019,565.34).

B.    Receive and File:  Ruth Hofto 107th Birthday Proclamation.

C.    Authorize the City Manager to award the Public Works Building HVAC Replacement project to Air Systems, Inc. in the amount of $35,265.00 plus tax and execute all necessary documents.

D.    Authorize the City Manager to award the 54th Street Phase 2 project to RW Scott Construction in the amount of $503,300.00 and execute all necessary documents.

E.    Authorize the City Manager to award the 56th-Cirque Corridor project to Tucci & Sons, Inc. in the amount of $4,164,356.25 and execute all necessary documents.

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

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

 

Staff Report – Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented an ordinance for the Comprehensive Plan Map amendments 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 plan map amendment would to allow for the construction of a 72-unit condominium project with a density of approximately 15.25 units per acre.

 

The ordinance also includes amendments to change the land use designation from Low Density Residential 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.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Keel, seconded by Councilmember Nye, to pass an ordinance approving the Comprehensive Plan amendments pertaining to properties located on 67th Avenue West and 54th Street West and Bridgeport Way West.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 683)

 

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

 

Staff Report – Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented an ordinance to amend the Zoning Map classification from Residential 1 to Multi-family Low for a 4.73 acre parcel located at 5904 67th Avenue West.  The zoning map amendment would allow for the construction of a 72-unit condominium project with a density of approximately 15.25 units per acre.  Director Swindale indicated that the matter was reviewed by the City’s Hearing Examiner, who has issued a recommendation to approve the proposal subject to conditions.

 

The ordinance also includes amendments 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.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council Consideration MOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to pass an ordinance approving the Zoning Map amendments pertaining to properties located on 67th Avenue West and 54th Street West and Bridgeport Way West.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 684)

 

10.      MARIJUANA ZONING ORDINANCE

 

Staff ReportPlanning and Development Services Director Swindale presented an ordinance that would amend University Place Municipal Code to incorporate the Planning Commission’s recommended changes to the zoning and development conditions which would apply to State-licensed and regulated marijuana uses should Council decide to lift the ban.

 

Recommended changes to the City’s Zoning Code text provisions would include adopting the definitions in WAC 314-55-010 and RCW 69.50.101; adding a description of a Marijuana Retail Outlet, Marijuana Processor and Marijuana Producers in the Commercial Use Types, Use Category and Use Table; and adding references relating to development standards on marijuana-related uses (Purpose, Limitations, and Marijuana Cooperatives) in the Use Tables Notes.

 

Public Comment – The following individual provided comment on the matter: Philip Dawdy, 1608 East Republican Street, Seattle.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Figueroa, to pass an ordinance amending UPMC Title 19 and Chapter 5.35 to incorporate the City Planning Commission’s recommended changes to the zoning and development regulations which would apply to State-licensed and regulated marijuana uses if the Council chooses to allow such uses in the future, providing for severability, and establishing an effective date.

 

The motion passes 4 to 3.  Councilmember Nye, Mayor Figueroa and Councilmember Grassi voted no.  (ORDINANCE NO. 685)

 

FIRST AMENDMENT:  By Mayor Pro Tem Keel, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to amend F(2) of Exhibit A to read:  “Marijuana processor or producer shall not be located within 1,000 feet of the following zones and uses  or any use included in Chapter 314-55 WAC now or as hereafter amended:  R1 or R2 Zones, etc.”

 

The motion failed 3 to 4.  Councilmembers Belleci, Nye, McCluskey and Worthington voted no.

 

SECOND AMENDMENT:   By Mayor Figueroa, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Keel, to include “places of worship” on the list of locations specified under F(2)  

 

The motion failed 3 to 4.  Councilmembers Belleci, Nye, McCluskey and Worthington voted no.

 

11.      COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Mayor Figueroa asked for Council’s direction on cancelling the July 3, 2017 meeting because of scheduled vacations and the July 4th holiday.  Council consented to cancelling said meeting. He also asked Council if there are any interest in bringing a legislative proposal to study the lifting of the marijuana ban.  No interest at this time.

 

Councilmember McCluskey reported on the information discussed at the South Sound Alliance meeting she attended, as well as the City of Lakewood Council’s positive feedback on the Chambers Creek Trail presentation.  She announced that an Open House is scheduled for the Chambers Creek Trail project on May 31, at 5:30 p.m., at the Environmental Services Building.  Finally, she shared her thoughts on the City of Lakewood’s Best Impressions Program and Linear Park concept, and announced that the National Day of Prayer will be celebrated at the Market Square on Thursday evening.

 

Councilmember Belleci updated Council on Pierce County Regional Council’s discussion and position with regard to the Regional Growth Centers Frameworks report.  She also reported that she, along with other Councilmembers, attended the Community Appreciation Dinner for volunteers hosted by the Rotary Club last weekend, and announced the Law Enforcement Memorial event this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. 

 

Councilmember Worthington reported that he also attended the Community Appreciation Dinner and expressed his appreciation to City volunteers for their service to the community.  He also commended the Rotary Club for organizing and hosting the event. In addition, he stated that he has accepted an invitation from Rebuilding Together to help with a community project on 20th Street, and commended the great efforts put together by volunteers.     

 

Mayor Figueroa reported that he attended the Tacoma Lions Club fundraising event.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

At 7:53 p.m., Council concluded its business meeting.  Council reconvened to study session at 7:59 p.m. after a five-minute break.

 

12.      FIREWORKS

 

Councilmember Worthington introduced his legislative proposal to prohibit the indiscriminate use of fireworks within the City of University Place and allow the use of fireworks only when a permit for that purpose is issued by the City.  He stated that in addition to noise, danger, and some impacts it has on people in the community – fireworks has taken a different role and how it has affected different neighborhoods and different individuals in the community.  He believes that fireworks can be done in a safe, legitimate and real way, in that it turns it back to a celebration on the birth of our Nation. Fireworks use needs to be reviewed to assure that it is done in a safe location, and done in a situation that in itself doesn’t heighten the hazards inherent with fireworks.  He invited Council for a chance to discuss, between now and the time to pass a legislative action, permitting fireworks through the City processes, banning fireworks, and manning firework sales inside the community.  As we know, Washington State requires at least 12 months of notice before any action can be taken on fireworks.

 

Mayor Figueroa stated that fireworks is also a safety issue and a noise issue that impacts a whole lot of people in the community and he believes that it is time for Council to take a look at it and refine it to minimize the impact and increase accountability for those purchasing and discharging fireworks, as well as help the City with its enforcement.

 

Discussion followed regarding to conducting a survey to obtain community feedback on the proposal - keeping fireworks, banning fireworks or permitting the use of fireworks; the proposal being perceived as an additional tax/fee to citizens; introducing a community event for a fireworks display for the whole community to enjoy; permit fee; property rights issue; requiring permit to purchase fireworks in the City; banning fireworks during dry conditions through the permit process;  impact on staff if permit is based on site and weather conditions; permit cost; purchase of illegal fireworks from outside the City; difficulty in enforcement; permitting as a good tool for police to use in enforcement; banning sale of fireworks as well if fireworks are to be banned; lack of community clean-up; adding regulation that would only permit U.P. residents to discharge fireworks within City limits; and the types of fireworks to be permitted/regulated.

 

The majority of the Council agreed that additional time is needed to study this proposal to be able to make a thoughtful decision. 

 

Staff was directed to obtain information on public opinion (survey), permit cost analysis, staff feedback, and other alternatives by which this proposal can be measured.   

 

13.      SIGN CODE REGULATION AMENDMENTS - Rescheduled for the May 15 meeting.

 

14.      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-20170501-0716 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42856/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20170501-1657 

Ordinances

Ordinance :683-19011113-683; Ordinance :684-19011114-684; Ordinance :685-19011115-685 

Resolutions

 
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