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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

10/16/2017 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, October 16, 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 Kaser, Executive Director/ACM Faison, Police Chief Blair,  Principal Planner Boers, Finance Director Blaisdell, Communications/I.T. Manager Seesz, Program Assistant Metcalf, Executive Director/ACM Craig and City Clerk Genetia.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember McCluskey led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the minutes of the October 2, 2017 Regular and Special meetings 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.         PRESENTATION

 

Senator O’Ban, Representative Muri and Representative Kilduff of the 28th Legislative District, conveyed their 2017 legislation and accomplishments in the areas of property tax, education funding, transportation (Sound Transit), veterans, family leave, and public safety.

 

7.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided comment: Jill Peters, 7621 27th Street West.

 

8.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 09/31/17, dated 10/05/17, in the total amount of Two Hundred Eighty-One Thousand Six Hundred Fifty-Four and 69/100 Dollars ($281,654.69); Claims dated 10/13/17, check nos. 51980444 through 51980494, wire transfers 21681595, replacement check nos. 51980444 (original check no.51980199) and 51980446 (original check no. 51980223), in the total amount of One Hundred Fifty-Five Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty-Nine and 24/100 Dollars ($155,889.24); and Claims dated 09/29/17, check nos. 51980434 through 51980443, in the total amount of Nine Thousand Four Hundred Seventy-Three and 84/00 ($9,473.84) .

B.    Pass an ordinance amending Chapter 1.35 UPMC (Legislative Advisory Commissions) relating to the scope of commissions’ authority. (ORDINANCE NO. 694)

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.         CLICK! NETWORK FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

 

Staff Report - Communications/I.T. Manager Seesz presented an ordinance that would grant a franchise to the City of Tacoma Department of Utilities, Light Division, dba:  Click! Network.  She highlighted the key provisions of the proposed franchise and the negotiated changes made to the Agreement.  In addition, she addressed concerns raised at the last Council meeting relating to customer complaints and franchise duration. 

 

Public Comment - None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Keel, seconded by Councilmember Belleci, to pass an ordinance granting a franchise to City of Tacoma Department of Public Utilities, Light Division dba Click! Network, according to the terms of the agreement negotiated by and between the City and the franchise grantee.

 

The motion carried. (ORDINANCE NO. 695)

 

AMENDMENT:  By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to amend the agreement to add a language under section 2.3 as follows:  “Absent six months’ written notice of a desire to prevent renewal by either party to the other, the franchise agreement shall automatically renew, in the same form and under the same terms and conditions existing on the expiration date for an additional seven-year term. There may be up to two (2) such renewals, not to exceed a total, between the original term and extensions, of twenty-four (24) years.”

 

Roll call vote:

 

Councilmember Belleci

 

No

Councilmember Grassi

 

Yes

Councilmember McCluskey

 

Yes

Councilmember Nye

 

Yes

Councilmember Worthington

 

Yes

Mayor Pro Tem Keel

 

No

Mayor Figueroa

 

No

 

The motion passed 4 to 3.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

10.      ONE PERCENT PROPERTY TAX

 

Finance Director Blaisdell presented the proposed ordinance that will impose a one percent (1%) increase in the regular property tax levy for 2018 in the amount of $25,002.95, an average increase of 0.595197% from the previous year.  This increase is exclusive of additional revenue resulting from construction, remodels, etc.

 

A public hearing on the matter is scheduled on November 6, 2017.  Staff was directed to bring back an ordinance relating to the 2018 ad valorem property taxes for Council consideration. 

 

11.      MID-BIENNIAL BUDGET ADJUSTMENT

 

Finance Director Blaisdell presented the proposed ordinance that would amend the 2017-2018 mid-biennium budget.  She highlighted the significant changes to the 2017-2018 budget that are reflected on the financial forecast included in the packet. 

 

A public hearing on this matter is scheduled on November 6, 2017.  Staff was directed to bring back an ordinance reflecting the budget adjustments for Council consideration.

 

12.      REGIONAL GROWTH CENTER SUBAREA PLAN

 

Principal Planner Boers informed Council that the City is proposing to adopt a Regional Growth Subarea Plan to establish a vision and framework for managing growth and promoting economic development consistent with the City’s vision as well as with the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) Regional Growth Center (RGC) planning requirements.  He indicated that PSRC’s Executive Board had granted the City a provisional designation for the Center in 2014 contingent on the City preparing a Subarea Plan for the designated center area within two years. In 2016, the City was granted a one-year extension to submit the adopted subarea plan.  The RGC Subarea Plan is a high-level planning document that is required for the City to obtain its Regional Growth Center designation.

 

Mr. Boers briefly reviewed the Plan content, vision and guiding principles, and benefits. The City’s Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan divides the Center into three districts:  Town Center District, 27th Business District, and Northeast Mixed Use District.  The Plan substantially increases the capacity of the Regional Growth Center area of the City to accommodate additional employment, housing, and population.  It also moves the City in a different direction from a zoning standpoint.  The Plan proposes to reduce the number of zoning classifications and directs the focus on the form of development more so than the use types.  The Plan lists specific actions that need to be completed for its implementation.

 

The Planning Commission has held study sessions to review the draft Plan and has conducted a public hearing to consider public testimony.  Both the Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan Ad-Hoc Committee and the Planning Commission recommends approval of the draft University Place Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan based on its findings, subject to minor revisions to be made prior to final adoption.  Staff noted comments and concerns from Council discussion will also be reflected on the revised draft that will be provided for review at the November 6 Council meeting.

 

13.      REGIONAL GROWTH CENTERS DRAFT FRAMEWORK PROPOSAL

 

Principal Planner Boers provided background and an overview on the draft Regional Growth Centers Framework proposal released by the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) on October 10, 2017. The Puget Sound Regional Council is seeking comment on the draft proposal.  Council reviewed the list of concerns that warrant some attention and comments provided by staff. 

 

Council raised several concerns with regard to the Regional Growth Centers Framework proposal which include eligibility and new designation criteria, future social equity requirements, future activity unit thresholds, transit service requirements and qualifications, equal funding requirements, definition of social equity, and audit performance. Councilmembers Belleci and McCluskey will present the City’s position to the Pierce County Regional Council when they meet to discuss the matter on Thursday. 

 

At 9:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., motions were made and were carried to extend the meeting to 9:15 p.m. and 9:25 p.m. respectively.

Council directed staff to prepare a resolution/letter reflecting the City’s comments/concerns for submission to the Puget Sound Regional Council prior to the November 8, 2017 deadline.

 

14.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:23 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20171016-0849 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43024/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20171106-1100 

Ordinances

Ordinance :695-19011125-695; Ordinance :694-19011124-694 

Resolutions

 
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