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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

3/19/2018 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, March 19, 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, Public Works, Parks & Facilities Director Cooper, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Executive Director/ACM Faison, Police Chief Blair, Executive Director/ACM Craig, NPDES Coordinator Smith and City Clerk Genetia. 

 

MOTION:  By Mayor Keel, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to excuse Councilmember Grassi’s absence.

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the minutes of the March 5, 2018 meeting 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.         PRESENTATION

 

Pierce County READSMayor Pro Tem Belleci presented a proclamation to Steve Carmody, Manager of the University Place Library, recognizing the Pierce County Library System’s READS program. Pierce County READS is the largest community reading event in the county.

 

7.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided comment:  Howard Lee, 8302 41st Street West.

 

8.         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 02/28/18, dated 03/05/18, in the total amount of Two Hundred Ninety-Seven Thousand Ninety-Three and 72/100 Dollars ($297,093.72). 

B.    Receive and File:  2017 Fourth Quarter Financial Report.

 

The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

9.         STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM UPDATES

 

Staff ReportEngineering 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 changes in this year’s program include updates to the communications for public outreach and education; updates to the City’s partnerships with environmental organizations; and updates to the City’s storm drainage map.  Director Ecklund noted that comments received from the City Council were also incorporated in the update. 

 

Public Comment – None.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

10.      STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM UPDATES

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to adopt the 2018 update to the City of University Place Phase II NPDES Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).

 

The motion carried.

 

11.      CIRQUE DRIVE SPEED LIMIT

 

Staff Report - Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund presented an ordinance that proposes changes to UPMC Title 10 relating to traffic and speed limits as a result of a traffic study/analysis done on Cirque Drive, between Bridgeport Way and Grandview Drive.  Based on the study, 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.  In addition, Director Ecklund recommended a revision on provisions relating to the designation of city traffic engineer which contained outdated position title references that did not reflect current staffing.

 

Public Comment – The following individual(s) provided comment on the matter:  David Hufford, 3620 Soundview Drive West; and Dennis Flann, 2623 Lemons Beach Road.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, to pass an ordinance amending UPMC Title 10 relating to traffic and speed limit.

The motion passed 5 to 1.  Councilmember Nye voted no.  (ORDINANCE NO. 700)

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to amend the proposed ordinance title to read as follows:  An Ordinance of the City of University Place, Washington, amending University Place Municipal Code Title 10 relating to traffic and speed limits.”

 

The motion carried.

 

12.      CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg informed Council that the University Place School Board, in partnership with the parents, citizens and the Police Department, will be hosting a Community Safety Forum on March 29, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Curtis Junior High School to talk about how to keep kids in the community safe.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci provided Council with information on the Transportation Coordinating Committee’s 2018 call for projects.  The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) has allocated $20.63 million in 2021-2022 federal funds for transportation-related projects in the Pierce County region. She also reported that she and Mayor Keel attended JBLM’s Spouses’ Club fundraising auction.

 

Councilmember McCluskey updated Council on the Zoo Trek Authority’s (ZTA) Interlocal Agreement and provided information on upcoming ZTA proposals and exhibits.

 

Mayor Keel highlighted upcoming Council agenda topics.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

13.      TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT

 

Executive Director/ACM Faison provided a brief background on the City’s Transportation Benefit District (TBD) (also known as the vehicle license fee) established by Council in 2013. Fees collected from the TBD are directed toward transportation improvements within the City as mandated by state law and by City ordinance.  He provided a breakdown of the actual vehicle license fee collection to date and the budgeted amount for 2018.  Director Faison indicated that the $20 fee collection for the TBD will cease in June 2019.  

 

Public Works Director Cooper presented a report detailing the use of TBD funds – exclusively for construction projects and pavement maintenance of City streets.  He also indicated how the existence of the TBD program helps leverage the City’s grant applications for roadway maintenance/preservation as it provides significant weight in scoring projects for jurisdictions with established and responsible pavement management programs.  He highlighted the road improvement grant projects leveraged with TBD totaling $2.5 million.  

 

Staff recommended that Council continue the TBD program, increase the vehicle license fee from $20 to $25, and remove the sunset and replace it with a five-year review. Director Faison also noted that the City has $15.5 million worth of projects that need to be done, of which the vast majority are not on arterial streets and are not likely to receive grant dollars.  The intent for the requested increase is to use the funds to bring the chip seal to neighborhood streets to up to 8 miles per year.

 

Council discussion followed with regard to the possible impact should Council decide to sunset the TBD; the use of pavement management program; and other funding sources.

 

The Council directed staff to schedule an additional study session on the matter and return with further details on the amount needed to elevate the service level to include an inflationary factor; the types of measures available to Council to raise funds; and information on grant opportunities/benefits with TBD.

 

14.      FIREWORKS

 

City Attorney Kaser recapped Council’s previous January 2, 2018 study of proposed fireworks legislation that would prohibit the use, possession and sale of fireworks within the City of University Place. Based on Council’s review and input during that Study Session, additional data was collected which supported a reduction in the originally proposed staffing model, and a change in enforcement from a criminal enforcement model to an infraction model.

 

Council discussion followed with regard to enforcement/education cost, staffing, outreach, and public expectations.

 

The Council requested that staff bring back information on associated costs and to narrow the language regarding possession to address intent.

 

15.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:04 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20180319-0731 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43178/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20180319-1139 

Ordinances

Ordinance :700-19011130-700 

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