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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

1/2/2018 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Police Chief Blair, Executive Director/ACM Craig, Communications/IT Manager Seesz, and City Clerk Genetia. 

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel 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 December 4, 2017 meeting as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

6.         PRESENTATIONS

 

Certificate of Recognition, University Place Pierce County Library – Mayor Figueroa presented a Certificate of Recognition to Steve Carmody, Branch Manager of the University Place Library, and Georgia Lomax, Executive Director of the Pierce County Library Systems, for the Library’s cooperative efforts to strengthen the social and educational vitality of the community.

 

7.         MAYOR’S YEAR-END REPORT AND CLOSING COMMENTS

 

Mayor Figueroa presented a year-end review of Council’s undertakings and legislative accomplishments.  In his closing remarks, Mayor Figueroa expressed his gratitude to his colleagues for their insight and hard work towards accomplishing Council goals; to the City administration for its leadership and tireless efforts; to Public Safety for keeping our community safe; and to the commissioners and community members for their advisement and City involvement.  Mayor Figueroa thanked everyone for having had the opportunity to serve.   

 

8.        ELECTION OF MAYOR

 

Mayor Pro Tem Keel was unanimously elected as Mayor.

 

9.       ELECTION OF MAYOR PRO TEM

 

Councilmember Belleci was unanimously elected as Mayor Pro Tem.

 

10.      MAYOR’S REMARKS – NEWLY ELECTED

 

Newly elected Mayor Keel thanked his peers for the privilege and honor of being elected as Mayor. He expressed his gratitude to outgoing Mayor Figueroa for his hard work, dedication and outstanding leadership.  On behalf of Councilmembers, City staff and the community, he presented outgoing Mayor Figueroa with an engraved gavel recognizing his service as Mayor for the last two years.

 

At 6:57 p.m., Council took a 15 minute break.  The meeting resumed at 7:14 p.m.

 

11.      PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided comment: David Harrowe, 4616 79th Avenue Court West.

 

12.      COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci reported that she and Councilmember McCluskey attended the Pierce County Regional Council meeting. She reported that the Transportation Coordinating Committee Chair provided an update on the 2021-2022 transportation funding which will be available for application by mid-year.

 

Councilmember Grassi thanked Councilmember Figueroa for an outstanding job and leadership as Mayor.

 

Councilmember Figueroa wished Councilmembers and the public prosperity and good health for the New Year.

 

13.      CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 12/31/17, dated 12/20/17, in the total amount of Two Hundred Thirty-Four Thousand Six Hundred Six and 50/100 Dollars ($234,606.50); Claims dated 12/15/17, check nos. 51980677 through 51980762, in the total amount of Eight Hundred Eighteen Thousand Seven Hundred Six and 77/100 Dollars ($818,706.77); ); and Claims dated 12/29/17, check nos. 51980763 through 51980814, wire transfers 295894 and 22146322, in the total amount of Four Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Five Hundred Seventy and 81/100 Dollars ($435,570.81). 

B.    Authorize the City Manager to approve payment of $49,671.94 for the Eden Systems/Tyler Technologies invoice for financial systems software maintenance and support covering January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

14.      SIGN CODE REGULATION AMENDMENTS

 

Staff Report – Planning and Development Services Director Swindale briefed Council 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.  

 

Public CommentThe following individual provided comment: David Harrowe, 4616 79th Avenue Court West.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to pass an ordinance updating Chapter 19.75 UPMC relating to Sign Codes.

 

The motion passed 6 to 1.  Councilmember Nye voted no.  (ORDINANCE NO. 699)

 

15.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.  No other action was taken.

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20180102-1453 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43102/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20180102-1034 

Ordinances

Ordinance :699-19011129-699 

Resolutions

 
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