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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

3/5/2018 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, March 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, Police Chief Blair, Engineering Services and Capital Projects Deputy Director Avcular, and City Clerk Genetia. 

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Nye led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to approve the minutes of the February 20, 2018 meeting as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

6.         PRESENTATION

 

Public Safety Quarterly Report - Police Chief Blair presented a Public Safety report covering the 2016-2017 comparison on crime statistics, the impact on the hiring of an Investigator, the role of traffic enforcement and the result of proactive traffic enforcement.  He also reported on policing programs that will be held/implemented in 2018.

 

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

 

8.         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 02/15/18, dated 02/20/18, in the total amount of Two Hundred Twenty Thousand Three Hundred Twenty-Eight and 18/100 Dollars ($220,328.18); Claims dated 02/15/18 (2018 invoices), check nos. 51981008 through 51981051, wire transfer no. 2152018, in the total amount of Four Hundred Five Thousand Three Hundred Fifty-Five and 12/100 Dollars ($405,355.12); and Claims dated 02/28/18,  check nos. 51981052 through 51981107, wire nos. 300011 and 22738523, in the total amount of One Million Two Hundred Forty-Six Thousand One Hundred Thirty-Nine and 48/100 Dollars ($1,246,139.48). 

B.    Adopt a resolution declaring certain equipment surplus and authorizing its disposal.  (RESOLUTION NO. 856)

C.    Authorize the City Manager to approve payment of $69,276.58 for the Tyler Technologies EnerGov invoice for Year 2 Maintenance, Support Fees and Professional Services for the Permit Tracking System covering February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019.

 

The motion carried.

 

9.         CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg updated Council on the progress of Town Center Lot 12 development project by SEB, Inc. He indicated that the outside south bound lane of Bridgeport will shut down for about 6-7 hours on Wednesday, March 7, for a significant concrete pour that will take place on site.  

 

Councilmember McCluskey reported that the Zoo Trek Authority will have a change in by-laws to expedite its board appointment process.  She also informed Council that she called on the City Advisory Commissions appointment committee to meet to begin candidate interviews.  Lastly, she reminded Council of Hear USA’s ribbon cutting event on Thursday.

 

Councilmember Figueroa inquired about the absence of the Planning Commission’s report on Community Commercial Design Standards, which is due in March, from the upcoming agenda items.

 

Mayor Keel updated Council on the Voting Rights Act, a bill that will impact all cities above a population of 1,000 – it sets forth an additional way for communities to establish districts for elected offices. He also highlighted future Council agenda topics.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

10.      CIRQUE DRIVE (BRIDGEPORT TO GRANDVIEW) SPEED LIMIT

 

Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund presented the speed limit analysis of Cirque Drive, between Bridgeport Way and Grandview Drive.  He indicated that several factors are considered in evaluating the speed limit of a roadway.  These include accident history, roadway characteristics, risk factors, vehicle speed and traffic volumes.  Director Ecklund noted that the accident rate in the area is relatively low and in itself would not be a justification for a speed limit change.  However, in looking at the roadway characteristics, the City found that Cirque Drive has three distinct segments.  The first segment between Bridgeport Way and 83rd Avenue has several risk factors including dense turning movements, a high amount of direct driveway access, high pedestrian traffic, the presence of a school zone, and pedestrian crossing.  Average speeds in the area are 26-27 mph and 85% speeds are 30 mph.  The second (between 83rd Avenue and Beckonridge Drive) and third (Beckonridge Drive and Grandview Drive) segments have fewer risk factors, although the grade difference does result in increased speeds. This, however, is mitigated with an advisory speed postings, with 85% of the vehicles travelling at 30.5 mph or less.

 

Based on this analysis, staff recommends changing the speed limit on Cirque Drive between Bridgeport Way and 83rd Avenue to 30 mph, and maintaining the existing speed limit and advisory signage on Cirque Drive between 83rd Avenue and Grandview Drive.  After discussion, Council concurred with staff’s recommendation and directed that this goes forward for consideration.

 

11.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20180305-0734 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43164/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20180305-1101 

Ordinances

 

Resolutions

Resolution:856-19020505-856 
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