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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

6/19/2017 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, June 19, 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

 

Excused

Mayor Figueroa

 

Present

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Victor, Planning & Development Services Director Swindale, Public Works, Parks and Facilities Director Cooper, Executive Director/ACM Craig, Paralegal Grover, IT/Communications Manager Seesz, and City Clerk Genetia.

 

Planning Commission Members Present:  Cliff Quisenberry, Frank Boykin, Jr., Stephen Smith, Ken Campbell, Tony Paulson, David Graybill, Tonya Mushallo.

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Belleci led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the minutes of June 9, 2017 as submitted. 

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

6.         PRESENTATIONS

 

Councilmember Belleci presented a proclamation to Gerry Jackl, University Place Lions Club president, declaring July as International Lions Club month in celebration of its 100 years of service.

 

Councilmember Belleci also presented Daniel Krot with a Certificate of Achievement award for his outstanding accomplishment and academic achievement in qualifying for the National finals of the National History Bee National Championship.

 

7.         CITY MANAGER’S REPORT

 

City Attorney Victor provided Council with information on issues/circumstances surrounding Revolutionary Fitness’ code compliance efforts.

 

8.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided comment:  Dan Nebres, 5112 Sunset Drive West.

 

9.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Claims dated 06/15/17, check nos. 51979912 through 51979990, wire transfer no. 20836455 in the total amount of Four Hundred Eighty-Three Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty-One and 23/100 Dollars ($483,781.23).

B.    Adopt a resolution amending the Council Rules of Procedure to add that Regular meetings, including Study Sessions held during Regular meetings, will be televised, and that the televising of any study session outside of the Regular meetings will be approved by a super majority vote of the Council.  (RESOLUTION NO. 839)

C.    Adopt a resolution approving a Lease with a tenant for Retail Unit “A” of the University Place Library Civic Building. (RESOLUTION NO. 840)

 

The motion carried.

 

JOINT PUBLIC HEARING WITH THE PLANNING COMMISSION

 

10.      CHAMBERS CREEK PROPERTIES DESIGN STANDARD AMENDMENTS

 

Staff Report – Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented the proposed amendments to the City’s Zoning Code.  He indicated that Pierce County has requested that the City of University Place amend UPMC Title 19, Chapter 19.10 Definitions, Chapter 19.25 Uses and Use Tables, Chapter 19.45 Density and Dimension, and Chapter 19.57 Chambers Creek Overlay Design Standards, in order to implement the recently adopted Chambers Creek Properties Master Site Plan Update, by allowing extended stay lodging as a use in the Chambers Creek Properties Overlay.

 

The proposal includes amendments to reflect new and amended modifications to the definitions of lodging, extended stay, hotel or motel, and rooming house; proposed new lodging types including extended stay, hotel, motel and rooming house; amendments to the use tables and use table notes to allow extended stay and lodging in the R-1 zone, but only in the Chambers Creek Properties Overlay zoning in conjunction with the resort hotel; amendments to the density and dimension tables to allow a residential use in the Chambers Creek Properties Overlay zone, limiting the number of extended stay units allowed to 130 in conjunction with a resort hotel; and amendments to the Chambers Creek Properties Overlay Design Standards, increasing the number of hotel/extended stay units from 124 to 190, providing specific floor areas for each use type and allowing the flexibility of distributing parking spaces between uses without reducing the overall number of parking spaces required.  

Director Swindale indicated that the procedural requirements for the proposed development regulation amendments have been fulfilled and that the proposed amendments are consistent with the goals, objectives and policies of the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

 

The Planning Commission, after review of the findings, recommends adoption of the proposed changes.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

11.      CHAMBERS CREEK PROPERTIES DESIGN STANDARD AMENDMENTS

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to pass an ordinance amending UPMC Title 19 Zoning, to add and amend definitions of lodging and lodging use types, to permit residential use in the Chambers Creek Properties Overlay and to amend the Chambers Creek Properties Overlay Design Standards.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 689)

 

12.      COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Councilmember Worthington commented on Council’s recent study of the City’s fireworks code, stating that at the time, Council did not have adequate time to push the legislation through.  He informed the public that study on the issue will continue after July for implementation in 2019. He also stated that he would like to see a process on the use of public common space. 

 

STUDY SESSION

 

At 7:35 p.m., Council concluded its business meeting and recessed to study session.

 

13.      NEW CITY COMMISSIONS ORDINANCE

 

City Attorney Victor presented a draft ordinance that would amend UPMC Title 1 to add a new Chapter 1.35 Legislative Policy Advisory Commissions, to supersede and replace all former resolutions on the subject.  He indicated that the drafted ordinance reflects Council’s decisions from prior study sessions.  He provided an overview on new procedures included in the ordinance.

 

After discussion, Council agreed to amend the proposed ordinance to reflect the following:

·   Eliminate the term limit;

·  Reinstate the youth position for Parks Advisory Commission;

·   Have the Commission Chair or Co-Chair provide a report on commission work progress on a quarterly basis;

·   Require Commission Chair or Co-Chair to be present with staff for the first study session of their recommendation/proposal to be able to bring their perspective firsthand and to relay any dissenting opinion directly to Council;

·   Remove the language “absent four consecutive meetings” from attendance requirement to make it equitable; and

·   Require City Commissions to attend an annual joint dinner meeting with the City Council.

 

A revised ordinance reflecting the above changes will be brought forth for Council consideration.    

 

14–15.  TACOMA POWER AND WATER FRANCHISE EXTENSION

 

City Attorney Victor informed Council that the City of Tacoma Department of Public Utilities’ power and water franchise agreements will expire on October 15, 2017.  Tacoma Public Utilities has requested a twenty-year extension of the Franchise Agreements for both power and water services. Mr. Victor, after pointing out the features of the agreements and its material advantages to the City, recommends that the City approve the franchise agreement extensions for another twenty years.

 

After discussion, Council directed staff to bring forth an ordinance extending the franchise agreements for both power and water services for Council consideration.

 

16.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20170619-0734 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42905/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20170619-0836 

Ordinances

Ordinance :689-19011119-689 

Resolutions

Resolution:839-19020418-839; Resolution:840-19020419-840 
Attachments
Content Type: Meeting Minutes
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