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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

11/6/2017 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, November 6, 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   (Arrived 7:21 p.m.)

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,  Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Finance Director Blaisdell, Executive Director/ACM Craig, Deputy Sousley, and City Clerk Genetia. 

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Keel, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to excuse Councilmember Grassi’s late arrival.

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Nye led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the minutes of the October 16, 2017 and October 30, 2017 as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Mayor Figueroa requested to amend the Agenda to add a proclamation for the Veterans Appreciation Month under Item No. 6.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the agenda as amended. 

 

The motion carried.

 

6.         PRESENTATIONS

 

National American Indian Heritage Month - Councilmember Nye presented a proclamation to Muriel Parrish of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, declaring the month of November as National American Indian Heritage month.

Public Safety Recognition - Police Chief Blair recognized Deputy J. Sousley’s commitment and involvement in the FEMA urban search and rescue mission during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma season.  Councilmember Nye presented Deputy Sousley with a Certificate of Recognition from the City Council.

 

Veterans Appreciation Month – Councilmember Nye read a proclamation declaring the month of November as Veterans Appreciation Month in University Place.

 

7.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided comment: Christy Stanley, 7621 27th 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 10/15/17, dated 10/20/17, in the total amount of Two Hundred Fourteen Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-Four and 01/100 Dollars ($14,864.01); Payroll for the period ending 10/31/17, dated 11/03/17, in the total amount of Two Hundred Ninety-Two Thousand Six Hundred Seventeen and 34/100 Dollars ($292,617.34); and Claims dated 10/31/17, check nos. 51980495 through 51980558, wire transfers 291655, in the total amount of Eight Hundred Eighty-One Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-Four and 24/100 Dollars ($881,334.24).

B.    Receive and File:  2017 Third Quarter Financial Report.

 

The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

9.         REGIONAL GROWTH CENTER SUBAREA PLAN

 

Staff Report - Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented a report on the proposed Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan for the purpose of establishing a vision and framework for managing growth and promoting economic development consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan 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. 

 

The University Place Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan divides the Center into three districts:  the Town Center District, 27th Street Business District and the Northeast Mixed Use District.  It also includes its own vision and growth management policies as well as those of the region, and a market analysis that identifies sectors of growth in the region.  It then recommends which areas the City should concentrate its efforts on to further economic growth and stability.  Director Swindale itemized the list of specific actions that need to be completed in order to fully implement the Plan.

 

Public Comment – The following individual provided comment: Christy Stanley, 7621 27th Street West.

 

10.      ONE PERCENT PROPERTY TAX LEVY

 

Staff ReportFinance 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.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

11.      MID-BIENNIAL BUDGET ADJUSTMENT

 

Staff ReportFinance 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 City’s financial forecast. 

Public Comment – None.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

12.      ONE PERCENT PROPERTY TAX LEVY

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Keel, to pass an ordinance relating to ad valorem property taxes, establishing the amounts to be raised in 2018 by taxation on the assessed valuation of property in the City of University Place, and setting the levy for the year 2018.

 

The motion passed 5 to 1. Councilmember Nye voted no. (ORDINANCE NO. 696)

 

13.      MID-BIENNIAL BUDGET ADJUSTMENT

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Keel, to pass an ordinance amending the 2017-2018 Biennial Budget.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 697)

 

14.      CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg reported that the City is pursuing a $49,000 grant through the State Department of Emergency Management for a Hazard Mitigation Plan which will be produced by staff. He also informed Council of upcoming community events.

 

Councilmember McCluskey informed Council that the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) women veterans will be honored on Veterans Day at the Community Connection Place.  Community Connection Place is also hosting its first annual Mother/Daughter Princess Tea Party at Curtis High School. 

 

Councilmember Worthington informed Council that the Veterans Plaza group is hosting a fundraising event at Applebee’s.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

15.      2018 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

 

Executive Director/ACM Faison led a discussion on Council’s 2018 legislative agenda. He provided an overview on Council’s 2017 legislative priorities and funding request outcome, and recommended that the 2018 legislative agenda remain narrowly focused. They discussed broader policy issues, project funding request and tools for economic development, as well as supporting AWC’s legislative priorities. 

 

Staff was directed to bring back a resolution on the 2018 legislative priorities for Council consideration.

 

16.      REGIONAL GROWTH CENTER SUBAREA PLAN

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale reviewed the comments received from the City Council and discussed how those comments were addressed/incorporated in the Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan. 

 

Staff was directed to bring back an ordinance adopting the City’s Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan.

 

17.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:57 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20171106-0823 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43045/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20171106-1100 

Ordinances

Ordinance :696-19011126-696; Ordinance :697-19011127-697 

Resolutions

 
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