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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

5/15/2017 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, May 15, 2017

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

1.         CALL REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel called the Regular Meeting to order at 7:00 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, Finance Director Blaisdell, Executive Director/ACM Craig, 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 McCluskey led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to approve the minutes of May 1, 2017 as submitted. 

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel requested to amend the agenda to include Public Comment as a new item 7.

 

MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Keel, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the agenda as amended. 

 

The motion carried.

 

6.         PRESENTATIONS

 

Councilmember McCluskey presented Melanie Kirk-Stauffer, Artistic Director of Dance Theatre Northwest (DTNW), a certificate in recognition of DTNW’s 30th Anniversary.  Dance Theatre Northwest also received a Community Service Excellence Award in recognition of its contributions and commitment to the community and for its arts excellence.

 

7.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individuals provided comment:  Jill Peters, 7621 27th Street West and Howard Lee, 8302 41st Street West.  

 

8.         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 04/30/17, dated 05/05/17, in the total amount of Two Hundred Eighty Thousand Five Hundred Ninety-One and 65/100 Dollars ($280,591.65); and Claims dated 05/15/17, check nos. 51979785 through 51979847, wire transfer nos. 20663698 and 20658058 in the total amount of Five Hundred Fourteen Thousand Five Hundred Eighteen and 79/100 Dollars ($514,518.79).

B.    Receive and File:  2017 First Quarter Financial Report

C.    Adopt a resolution appointing voting delegates to the Association of Washington Cities’ Annual Business Meeting.  (RESOLUTION NO. 836)

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.         GRAFFITI ORDINANCE

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Victor presented an ordinance that would add graffiti to the City’s public nuisance code.  He explained that the ordinance would provide for an additional tool to effectively address graffiti where it becomes persistent and long-term, and would allow the City to go through the normal code enforcement process.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to pass an ordinance enacting a new chapter in the City’s Nuisance Code as “9.36 Graffiti” making the failure to timely remove graffiti a public nuisance.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 686)

 

10.      COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Councilmember Belleci reminded the Councilmembers and invited the community to attend the Chambers Creek Canyon Trail open house on May 31 at the Environmental Services Building.  She also informed the public on the upcoming Duck Daze event and Dance Theatre Northwest’s Pancake Fundraiser at Applebee’s.

 

Councilmember McCluskey announced the Garden Tour event this weekend hosted by the University Place Historical Society.

 

Councilmember Grassi thanked the many City residents for their contribution to the City’s beautification program and encouraged their continued involvement and support.

 

Councilmember Nye announced that the University Place Lacrosse varsity team will begin their play-off run this Friday evening.

 

 STUDY SESSION

 

At 7:26 p.m., Council concluded its business meeting and recessed to study session.

 

11.      CHAMBERS CREEK MASTER SITE PLAN

 

Joseph Coppo, Pierce County Senior Parks and Recreation Planner, provided a presentation on the Chambers Creek Regional Park Master Site Plan updates.  This is the second update to the original Master Site Plan adopted in 1997.  He indicated that the update process began a year ago through a series of open houses, special interest/focus group meetings, on-line survey, as well as involvement of representatives from the cities of University Place and Lakewood.   The presentation covered the project scope; 2017 development proposals for various areas and allowed uses; changes from the 2007 Master Site Plan (MSP); ongoing MSP projects currently underway and planned future uses identified within the 1997 and 2007 update; the location of the proposed resort development; changes in the allowed uses; the South Area preferred concept, enlargement and design; the Chambers Creek Canyon Trail alignment and phasing; and the adoption schedule for the MSP.   

 

Council provided comments regarding reduction in square footage for restaurant(s) and not having the flexibility to accommodate multiple establishments throughout the site/future expansion without going through a MSP amendment; maintaining buffer/greenbelt in the north meadow; restrooms and event space square footage; and parking ratio.

 

Council will work with staff to draft a response document to be forwarded to the County for consideration.

 

12.      CODE UPDATES

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented a summary of the proposed miscellaneous code 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, and consist of formatting, re-wording to improve code clarity and simplify code administration, updating the definitions for consistency with changes in State law, a new section on development agreements requested by the Washington Cities Insurance Authority (WCIA),  and for consistency with amendments to the Federal Telecommunications Act.

 

Staff was directed to bring forth the proposed ordinance for Council consideration.

 

13.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:12 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20170515-1212 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42870/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20170515-0736 

Ordinances

Ordinance :686-19011116-686 

Resolutions

Resolution:836-19020415-836 
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Content Type: Meeting Minutes
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Last modified at 6/6/2017 12:12 PM  by Emelita Genetia