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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

2/20/2018 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Tuesday, February 20, 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, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Public Works, Parks & Facilities Director Cooper, 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 McCluskey, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, to approve the minutes of the January 20, 2018 and February 5, 2018 meetings as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the agenda.

 

The motion carried.

 

6.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – None.

 

7.         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 01/31/18, dated 02/05/18, in the total amount of Two Hundred Eighty-One Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-Seven and 02/100 Dollars ($281,737.02); Claims dated 02/15/18 (2018 invoices), check nos. 51980973 through 51980997, in the total amount of Twenty-Nine Thousand Five Hundred Seventy-Seven and 84/100 Dollars ($29,577.84); and Claims dated 02/15/18 (2017 invoices)  check nos. 51980972, 51980998 through 51981007, wire nos. 5492008 and 86418, in the total amount of Ninety-Six Thousand Three Hundred Eighty-Eight and 61/100 Dollars ($96,388.61). 

B.    Adopt a resolution approving the extension of the Interlocal Agreement between the City of University Place, the City of Lakewood and Pierce County for planning the Chambers Creek Canyon Trail project.  (RESOLUTION NO. 855)

 

The motion carried.

 

8.         CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg informed Council of the upcoming Public Safety and Criminal Justice Academy to be held on March 22 through May 3, 2018. Public Works, Parks & Facilities Director Cooper provided a presentation on the completion of the City’s gateway signs.

 

Councilmember McCluskey advised Council that Community Connection Place will be holding a Youth Night activities every first Friday of the month starting in March.   She also provided a report on Zoo Trek Authority’s undertakings.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci commented on Pierce County Regional Council’s General Assembly meeting held last week. 

 

Mayor Keel highlighted future Council agenda topics. He also reported on AWC’s efforts on the Voting Rights Act, a bill that will impact all cities above a population of 1,000. As an AWC representative on the western side of the State, Mayor Keel indicated that he will be sending emails to represented council members to update them on other bills that are of particular interest to AWC.  Lastly, he reminded Council of Anthem Coffee’s ribbon cutting tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

9.         DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FEES

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented the proposed fees for new services that need to be added to Development Services fee schedule in accordance with Ordinance No. 12.  New fees have been added for the Floodplain Development Permit, recommended by the State Department of Ecology; Floodplain Certificate and Floodplain Amendment reviews; Shoreline Permit Exemption; and Property Notification mailing labels and map, a service previously provided by the County or title companies.  He also indicated that the Temporary Sign Permit deposit fee has been removed in accordance with City Council direction; the Tree Removal Permit was adjusted; Plumbing Permit and Mechanical Permit flat fee adjusted to a per unit fee; a scrivener’s error corrected for the Energy Code fee; as well as other staff authority housekeeping items. 

 

Council discussed interest in a comprehensive review of the City’s fee structure, including a look at fee comparisons with MRSC data and others in the area/region, CPI adjustment and cost recovery analysis for study at this year’s budget cycle.

 

Meanwhile, staff was directed to bring forth a resolution updating the Development Services fees for Council consideration.   

 

10.      TOWN CENTER LOT 3 DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

 

City Attorney Kaser presented a draft Phase 3 Purchase and Development Agreement between the City of University Place and Verus Partners, LLC for the Town Center development.  He noted that the Agreement is still in the negotiation process, however, the City anticipates reaching final resolution on a number of items in the near future. Given the timeframe Verus Partners, LLC has provided to the City on the project, staff has done diligent effort to ensure that the Agreement is in order for this phase of the project.  The version which Council will approve will be the final as-negotiated Agreement.  Mr. Kaser noted that the general legal framework for this development agreement is set by the first Development Agreement agreed to by Council via Resolution No. 739.   

 

The third phase of the Agreement pertains to Lot 3, located west of the Latitude 47 building and south of Whole Foods.  The project will consist of two structures of approximately 15,000 - 25,000 sq. ft. multi-tenant commercial building.  Verus Partners, LLC has notified the City that they desire to break ground in the middle of this year.  Verus Partners, LLC is the City’s contracted developer for most of the Town Center lots, along with SEB, Inc.  After the Phase 3 of the development, Verus Partners, LLC still has rights to three other lots in the Town Center project – Lots 1, 2 and 11.

 

11.  ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at  7:40 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20180220-0731 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43151/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20180220-1208 

Ordinances

 

Resolutions

Resolution:855-19020504-855 
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