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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

11/20/2017 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, November 20, 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   (Excused)

Councilmember Grassi

 

Present   

Councilmember McCluskey

 

Present   

Councilmember Nye

 

Present 

Councilmember Worthington

 

Present   

Mayor Pro Tem Keel

 

Present   (Excused)

Mayor Figueroa

 

Present   

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Kaser, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, and City Clerk Genetia. 

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to excuse Mayor Pro Tem Keel and Councilmember Belleci’s absences.

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Mayor Figueroa 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 November 6, 2017 meeting as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

6.         PRESENTATIONS

 

Pierce County Library System Strategic Framework Briefing – Georgia Lomax, Executive Director of Pierce County Library System, along with Steve Carmody (U.P Library Branch Manager) and Mary Getchell (Marketing & Communications Director), shared what Pierce County Library System learned from individuals and community leaders with regard to learning, enjoyment, and community connection.  Pierce County Library System is launching public information discussions with communities about priority library services.

 

Behavioral Health Services – Ingrid Mungia of MultiCare and Tim Thompson of Thompson Consulting Group presented a report on the Alliance for South Sound Health’s (a joint venture of CHI Franciscan Health and MultiCare Health System) plan to jointly build and operate a 120-bed behavioral health hospital in Tacoma. The Alliance for South Sound Health has been granted approval to build and operate a new behavioral health hospital and is seeking the necessary funding to build the hospital through a public-private partnership. 

 

7.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided comment: Kim Seevers, 7518 53rd Street West.

 

8.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 11/15/17, dated 11/20/17, in the total amount of Two Hundred Thirteen Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-Two and 88/100 Dollars ($213,862.88); and Claims dated 11/15/17, check nos. 51980559 through 51980625, wire transfers 5312048 and 10312017, in the total amount of Two Million Seven Hundred Sixty-Five Thousand Eight Hundred Forty-Five and 01/100 Dollars ($2,765,845.01).

B.    Adopt a resolution establishing the City legislative priorities for 2018. (RESOLUTION NO. 850)

C.    Authorize the City Manager to approve payment of $76,820.10 to Dell for the purchase of primary application server replacements.

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

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.  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. A one-year extension was granted in 2016 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. 

 

Public Comment – The following individual provided comment:  Cliff Quisenberry, 6514 87th Avenue West.

 

Council Consideration - MOTION:  By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to pass an ordinance adopting the University Place Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 698)

 

10.      CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg informed Council of upcoming community and holiday activities/events.

 

Councilmember McCluskey reported on the success of the Mother/Daughter Princess Tea Party event.  She also shared information on workshops she attended during the National League of Cities Conference.

 

Councilmember Worthington reported that he attended a Veteran’s Day event the City of Lakewood hosted.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

11.      SIGN CODE REGULATION AMENDMENTS

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, along with Planning Commission Chair Quisenberry, provided a summary on the proposed amendments to the City’s Sign Code, covering nine specific provisions in the Code.  These include the purpose statement, applicability, real-estate and residential open house signs, off-premise signs for abutting properties, window signs, neon signs in the Town Center Overlay Zone, banners, changing message signs, and billboards.  Discussion followed with regard to provisions on electronic message centers, window sign, and window masking.   It was suggested that a provision be added that states any interior signs within 36 inches or less of the window face is considered a window sign.

 

Staff was directed to bring forth an ordinance adopting the proposed and suggested revision to the sign code regulations for Council consideration.

 

At 8:59 p.m., a motion was made and was carried to extend the meeting to 9:10 p.m.

 

12.      PLANNING COMMISSION WORK PLAN

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented the Planning Commission’s preliminary work plan for 2018 which reflects a compilation of past directives from Council, state mandates that require plan or regulatory amendments, and advice from staff. He provided an outline of the Planning Commission’s quarterly tasks comprised of work on development regulation amendments, work to begin implementation of the University Place Regional Growth Center Subarea Plan, and updates to the City’s Shoreline Master Program. 

 

Staff was directed to bring forth a resolution on Planning Commission’s 2018 work plan for Council consideration.

 

13.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:07 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20171120-0725 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43059/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20171120-0657 

Ordinances

Ordinance :698-19011128-698 

Resolutions

Resolution:850-19020429-850 
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