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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

4/2/2018 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, April 2, 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

 

Excused 

Councilmember Worthington

 

Present   

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci

 

Present   

Mayor Keel

 

Present   

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Kaser, Executive Director/ACM Faison, Public Works, Parks & Facilities Director Cooper and City Clerk Genetia. 

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to excuse Councilmember Nye’s absence.

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Worthington led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to approve the minutes of the March 19, 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.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided comment:  Dennis Flann, 2623 Lemons Beach Road.

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 03/15/18, dated 03/20/18, in the total amount of Two Hundred Thirty-Five Thousand Eight Hundred Ninety-Eight and 39/100 Dollars ($235,898.39); Claims dated 03/15/18,  check nos. 51981108 through 51981151, in the total amount of One Hundred Fourteen Thousand Four Hundred Forty-Nine and 80/100 Dollars ($114,449.80). 

B.    Confirm Steven Thorndill’s appointment to the Park Advisory Commission for a four-year term ending January 31, 2022.

C.    Confirm Kristen Kubitza’s appointment to the Park Advisory Commission for a four-year term ending January 31, 2022.

D.    Confirm Joshua Koontz’s appointment to the Economic Development Advisory Commission for a four-year term ending January 31, 2022.

E.    Confirm Michael DiGuilio’s appointment to the Public Safety Advisory Commission for a four-year term ending January 31, 2022.

F.    Confirm Deputy Chief of Operations Paul Tinsley’s appointment as West Pierce Fire & Rescue’s representative on the Public Safety Advisory Commission effective May 1, 2018.

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

8.     LOT 3 DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

 

Staff ReportCity Attorney Kaser presented a resolution approving the Phase 3 Purchase and Development Agreement between the City of University Place and Verus Partners, LLC for Lot 3 of the Town Center property.  He reviewed the provisions of the agreement noting the negotiated changes made to it between the parties.  The project is anticipated to be two commercial buildings totaling approximately 15,000 – 25,000 square feet, for multiple commercial tenants.  

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to adopt a resolution approving a Phase 3 Purchase and Development Agreement between the City of University Place and Verus Partners, LLC for U.P. Town Center Lot 3 substantially in the form attached hereto.

The motion carried.  (RESOLUTION NO. 857)

 

9.         CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg informed Council that the University Place Refuse will be holding its annual spring clean-up on April 7 and 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  He also shared the construction progress of the 56th-Cirque Drive corridor improvement project.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci reminded the public of UP for Arts’ first spring concert series on April 27.  She also informed them of the University Place Library’s U.P. READS monthly event.

 

Councilmember Grassi asked the public to consider contributing to the City’s beautification fund for the purchase of additional daffodil bulbs to be planted in other areas of the City.

 

Mayor Keel highlighted upcoming agenda items. He reminded his colleagues of a special meeting scheduled on April 30 for the Council goal setting workshop.  In addition, he reported that he, along with Councilmember McCluskey and Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, attended the University Place School District’s school safety program meeting. Lastly, Mayor Keel indicated that he will be working with the City Manager to gather information on the City’s achievements to convey to the public.

   

STUDY SESSION

 

10.      LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL: UNIVERSITY PLACE HISTORICAL SOCIETY LEASE EXTENSION

 

City Attorney Kaser introduced a legislative proposal submitted by Councilmember McCluskey and Mayor Pro Tem Belleci to extend the lease of the Curran House to University Place Historical Society.  He provided an overview on the current lease agreement terms and permitted uses.  Mr. Kaser informed the Council that recently the City has undergone an audit by the Department of Revenue (DOR) as it relates to leasehold excise tax.  A concern raised by DOR suggests that the City may not be able to maintain the excise tax exempt status if the House is used for residential purposes.  

 

Councilmember McCluskey explained that the U.P. Historical Society is applying for several grants and realized that in order to secure larger funding requests, they need to have a leasehold on the property for a longer period of time than the 10 year option.  The requested grants will be used to finish the upgrades and improvements to the lower part of the Curran House that will become a museum.  Councilmember McCluskey indicated that the U.P. Historical Society intends to make a report to Council in the near future on what they have accomplished to date.  Mayor Pro Tem Belleci indicated that the U.P. Historical Society has invested a lot of time and effort to this project and providing them with 15 additional years on the term of the lease would assist them in moving forward at a faster pace. 

 

After discussion, Council consented to the five-year lease with two additional five-year renewal options.  Council directed staff to provide additional information addressing the leasehold excise tax as it relates to the tenant and the duration of said tenancy and whether work being done at the House would be subject to public works regulations.  After all legal concerns are addressed, Council directed staff to bring forth a resolution approving the lease.

 

11.      TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT

 

As a follow-up to the March 19, 2018 study session on the Transportation Benefit District (TBD), Executive Director/ACM Faison and Public Works Director Cooper provided additional information on other options to fund the pavement maintenance program, as well as detailed information on what TBD vehicle license fee level would fund a pavement management program. 

 

After discussion on the different funding source options, the amount needed to fund the City’s pavement maintenance/management program, and the question of whether to continue, end or increase TBD funding, Council determined that further discussion is needed to get a better understanding of option 3 (reduced maintenance program – collector and residential @ $32) and option 4 (reduced maintenance program – residential @ $26), as well as the two other options previously provided to Council – to continue the $20 TBD or to sunset.  Updated information on the pavement management system and gas use tax will also be provided and included in the discussion.

 

At 7:59 p.m. and 8:18 p.m., motions were made and were carried to extend the meeting to 8:20 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. respectively.

 

12.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:21 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20180402-0751 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43192/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20180402-1629 

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Resolutions

Resolution:857-19020506-857 
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