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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

2/5/2018 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, February 5, 2018

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

1.         CALL REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER

 

Mayor Keel 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 Figueroa

 

Present   

Councilmember Grassi

 

Present   

Councilmember McCluskey

 

Present   

Councilmember Nye

 

Present 

Councilmember Worthington

 

Present   

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci

 

Present   

Mayor Keel

 

Present   

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Kaser, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, NPDES Coordinator Smith, and City Clerk Genetia. 

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Grassi led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, to approve the minutes of the January 16, 2018 meeting as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Councilmember Worthington requested to amend the agenda to include a legislative proposal on House Bill 2880 and Senate Bill 6487 as Item 8A under Council Consideration.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Mayor Keel, to approve the agenda as amended.

 

The motion carried.

 

6.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individuals provided comment: Lee and Kathie Schriver, 7015 53rd Street West; and Troy Jella, 4402 61st Avenue West.

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 01/15/18, dated 01/19/18, in the total amount of Two Hundred Forty Thousand Four Hundred Six and 33/100 Dollars ($240,406.33); Claims dated 01/12/18 (2017 invoices), check nos. 51980846 through 51980885, in the total amount of One Ninety Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty-Four and 04/100 Dollars ($190,754.04); Claims dated 01/17/18 (2018 invoices), check nos. 51980886 through 51980905, in the total amount of Sixty-Seven Thousand Two Hundred Eighteen and 41/100 Dollars ($67,218.41); Claims dated 01/31/18 (2017 invoices), check nos. 51980907 through 51980933, in the total amount of Four Hundred Thirteen Thousand Three Hundred Twenty-Five and 75/100 Dollars ($413,325.75); Claims dated 01/31/18 (2018 invoices), check nos. 51980906, 51980934 through 51980905, in the total amount of One Hundred Thousand Four Hundred Five and 04/100 Dollars ($100,405.04); and Claims dated 01/31/18, wire transfers 296384 and 1192018, in the total amount of Five Hundred One and 75/100 Dollars ($501.75). 

B.    Receive and File:  2018-2019 Council Assignments.

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

8A.       LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL:  RESOLUTION OPPOSING HB 2880 AND SB 6487

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Kaser presented a legislative proposal submitted by Councilmember Worthington and Mayor Keel.  The legislative proposal calls for the City Council to adopt a resolution opposing House Bill 2880 and Senate Bill 6487. House Bill 2880 and Senate Bill 6487 allow property owners located in a city or town to petition for annexation into another city or town without the approval of the city or town from which the territory would be taken, prior to June 30, 2021, if certain conditions are met.  Under current state law, cities conduct annexations through a petition-based process involving direct vote of the annexed area, legislative approval of the area affected, or both.  House Bill 2880 and Senate Bill 6487 would change this traditional balance and create a provision that allows property to be annexed from one city or town to another without approval from the legislative body of the city or town from which the territory would be taken.  He indicated that both bills passed out of their respective policy committees, and are currently in the rules committees of both chambers.

 

Councilmember Worthington expressed his concerns about the principles of this process and how it sets a dangerous precedent that allows for a city to annex another without a public engaged process.  Mayor Keel agrees and indicated that the Association of Washington Cities opposes the bills as well.


Public Comment – The following individual provided comment:  Dennis Flann, 2623 Lemons Beach Road.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Belleci to adopt a resolution opposing House Bill 2880 and Senate Bill 6487 regarding annexation without approval from the local governing body or its residents.

 

The motion carried.  (RESOLUTION NO. 854)

 

8B.    COUNCIL DISCUSSION:  2019-2020 COUNCIL GOAL SETTING PREPARATION

 

Mayor Keel asked for Council’s input on the 2019-2020 Council Goals setting meeting.  Council consented to hold this single topic special meeting on a Monday, date to be determined by the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.

 

8.         CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg reported on the gateway signs that have been installed within the City.  He also informed Council of upcoming community events. 

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci reminded the Council and staff of the upcoming Pierce County Regional Council general assembly meeting.

 

Mayor Keel highlighted future Council agenda topics.  He also reported on Pierce Transit’s service improvement efforts under discussion.

 

Councilmember Figueroa commented on the public comment process.

 

Councilmember Grassi expressed his thoughts on the process as well, stating that Council should strive to make the public feel as they have been heard.  

 

STUDY SESSION

 

9.         STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM UPDATES

 

Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund presented the 2018 updates to the City’s Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).  He indicated that the City is required to develop, implement, and annually update its Stormwater Management Program as a condition of its NPDES Phase II permit.  The program lists the components, actions and activities the City is conducting to meet the required elements in (1) public education and outreach, (2) public involvement and participation, (3) illicit discharge detection and elimination, (4) controlling runoff from new development, redevelopment and construction sites, (5) pollution prevention and operations and maintenance for municipal operations, (6) monitoring, and (7) reporting requirements. The updates to the 2018 SWMP are minimal and were highlighted in the written staff report.

 

A public hearing on this matter is scheduled on March 19, 2018. 

 

10.  ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:51 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20180205-0725 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43136/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20180205-1026 

Ordinances

 

Resolutions

Resolution:854-19020503-854 
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