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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

7/17/2017 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, July 17, 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 Deputy 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 Kaser, Director of Engineering & Capital Projects Ecklund, Planning & Development Services Director Swindale, Police Chief Blair, Executive Director/ACM Craig,  IT/Communications Manager Seesz, Network Manager Vallantyne, Paralegal Grover and Deputy City Clerk Nicholas.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Mayor Figueroa led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Keel, to approve the minutes of June 12, 2017 and June 19, 2017 as submitted. 

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

6.         PRESENTATIONS

 

Mayor Figueroa presented Enzo Zhao with a Certificate of Achievement for his talents playing the piano which earned him the opportunity to participate in the American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition and to perform twice at Carnegie Hall.

 

Mayor Figueroa presented Certificate of Achievements to Alexandra Kamalu, Lily Sarroza, Olivia Bowlden, and Sophie Slaughter for their placement in the Tahoma Audubon’s Youth Bird Drawing contest. Sophie was not in attendance.

 

Public Safety Report: DUI Emphasis/Target Zero – Police Chief Blair reported on the recent DUI Emphasis for Target Zero, a statewide initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injury collisions by the year 2030.

 

7.             PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individuals provided comment: Julie Finnegan, 3537 67th Avenue West; Bryce Boschetti, 5406 78th Avenue Court West; Jill Peters, 7621 27th Street West, Howard Lee, 8302 41st Street West; Elise Sharon, 2746 Lemons Beach Road.

 

8.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

Councilmember Worthington requested that Item 8C be pulled for separate consideration.

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 06/15/17, dated 06/20/17, in the total amount of Two Hundred Twenty-Six Thousand Eight Hundred Fifteen and 18/100 Dollars ($226,815.18); and Payroll for the period ending 06/30/17, dated 07/5/17, in the total amount of One Hundred Thirty-Eight Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-Two and 73/100 Dollars ($138,732.73); and Claims dated 06/30/17, check nos. 51979991 through 51980049, wire transfer no. 283515, in the total amount of Five Hundred Forty-Eight Thousand One Hundred Eighty and 22/100 Dollars ($548,180.22); and Claims dated 07/14/17, check nos. 51980050 through 51980119, in the total amount of Seven Hundred Ninety-Four Thousand Six Hundred Eighty and 34/100 Dollars ($794,680.34).

B.    Adopt a resolution declaring the 2004 Tymco 600 Sweeper as surplus and authorize its disposal.  (RESOLUTION NO. 841)

C.    Adopt a resolution ratifying the City’s agreement with Tyler Technologies for the purchase and implementation of an on-premise EnerGov Permits & Licensing System. (PULLED FOR SEPARATE CONSIDERATION)

D.    Pass an ordinance granting a twenty-year extension of Ordinance No. 165, the City’s non-exclusive franchise to the City of Tacoma Department of Public Utilities, Light Division. (ORDINANCE NO. 690)

E.    Pass an ordinance granting a twenty-year extension of Ordinance No. 166, the City’s non-exclusive franchise to the City of Tacoma Department of Public Utilities, Water Division. (ORDINANCE NO. 691)

F.    Authorize the purchase of easements in the amount of $147,800.00 from 64th and Bridgeport of Nevada, LLC, over a portion of parcel #0220271062 for the Bridgeport Way Phase 4 project and authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

 

The motion carried.

 

8C. MOTION: By Councilmember Belleci, ratifying the City’s agreement with Tyler Technologies for the purchase and implementation of an on-premise EnerGov Permits & Licensing System.

 

The motion carried. (RESOLUTION NO. 842)

 

9.         NEW CITY COMMISSION ORDINANCE

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Kaser summarized the proposed advisory commission ordinance studied by Council during the June 19 Council Meeting. The Ordinance would repeal numerous existing resolutions and centralize them within one chapter of the Municipal Code with a separate chapter of code related to the Planning Commission. This will easily identify advisory commission expectations and general rules.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council Consideration - MOTION: By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Keel, to pass an ordinance of the City Council of the City of University Place Washington, amending Title 1 of the Municipal Code to add a new chapter 1.35 “Legislative Policy Advisory Commissions” to supersede and replace all former legislation on the subject matter.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 692)

 

10.      CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg offered information on upcoming events for the public’s interest.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel announced his re-election to serve a third term on the Association of Washington (AWC) Board and his intent to continue his work toward redirecting taxes to the local level.

 

Councilmember Worthington commented on his attendance with Mayor Figueroa and Mayor Pro Tem Keel at the AWC Budget workshop, his attendance at the Teddy Bear Picnic, and encouraged the public to vote in the upcoming election.

 

Mayor Figueroa gained Council consensus to cancel the December 18, 2017 Council meeting and change the joint Council and Commission meeting to September 18, 2017. He recognized Councilmember Worthington for earning AWC’s Municipal Leadership Certificate.

 

In response to Mayor Figueroa’s request, Police Chief Blair reported on firework related calls for service, explained impacts, prioritization with other calls such as domestic violence, and shared his thoughts on future preemptive efforts.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

At 7:29 p.m., Council concluded its business meeting and recessed to study session.

 

11.      ADVISORY BALLOT MEASURE ON FIREWORKS

 

City Attorney Kaser provided background and details of proposed legislation for an advisory ballot measure on fireworks. Previously, based on resident feedback, Council agreed to seek citizen input relating to the City’s current fireworks code. The Code allows for the discharge of most consumer fireworks between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight on July 4th; and between 6:00 p.m. December 31st and 1:00 a.m. on January 1st of the subsequent year. If adopted, the legislation would seek feedback by placing an advisory proposition on the November 2017 general election asking voters whether the City Council should pass an ordinance that will prohibit the sale, possession, and discharge of consumer fireworks within the City of University Place. The results of the advisory proposition are only advisory and not legally binding. Next, he informed Council that should they choose to pass legislation more restrictive than current State law, there would be a one year wait period from passage to effective date. He also informed Council of the associated election requirements, deadlines, processes and cost.

 

Council discussed potential advisory ballot results, concern with enforcement options and cost, unexpected consequences, clear messaging, and citizen expectations.

 

At 8:14 p.m., a motion was made and carried to extend the meeting to 9:00 p.m.

 

MOTION: By Councilmember Nye, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to suspend Council Rules to consider drafting legislation banning aerial grade fireworks in the City of University Place.

 

The motion failed 1-6.  Councilmembers Belleci, McCluskey, Figueroa, Keel, Grassi and Worthington voted no.  

 

MOTION: By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to suspend Council Rules to consider adoption of a resolution to put an advisory ballot on fireworks on the November election ballot.

 

The motion carried.

 

Council Consideration - MOTION: By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to adopt a resolution placing Advisory Proposition 1 on the November 7, 2017 election ballot asking voters whether the sale, possession, and discharge of consumer fireworks should be prohibited in University Place.

 

The motion passed 5-2.  Councilmembers Nye and McCluskey voted no.  (RESOLUTION NO. 843)

 

12.    ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:54 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Debora Nicholas

Deputy City Clerk

 

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20170717-0716 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

42933/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20170717-1104 

Ordinances

Ordinance :690-19011120-690; Ordinance :691-19011121-691; Ordinance :692-19011122-692 

Resolutions

Resolution:841-19020420-841; Resolution:842-19020421-842; Resolution:843-19020422-843 
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