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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

4/16/2018 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, April 16, 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

 

Excused   

Councilmember Grassi

 

Present   

Councilmember McCluskey

 

Present   

Councilmember Nye

 

Present 

Councilmember Worthington

 

Excused   

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci

 

Present   

Mayor Keel

 

Present   

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Kaser, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale and City Clerk Genetia. 

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, to excuse Councilmember Figueroa and Councilmember Worthington’s absences.

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Mayor Keel 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 April 2, 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.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided comment:  Chris Goddard, 2200 Mildred Street West.

 

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 03/31/18, dated 04/05/18, in the total amount of Three Hundred Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-Eight and 88/100 Dollars ($300,368.88).

The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

8.         2018-2023 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN UPDATE

 

Staff ReportEngineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund presented a resolution to approve the City’s Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) for years 2018-2023.   The proposed amendments primarily involve changes/updates to the estimated cost and schedule of three projects:  (1) Project 2 – 56th Street/Cirque Drive Corridor Phase 3, (2) Project 7 – Chambers Creek Road/Chambers Lane Phase 3, and (3) Project 14 – 67th Avenue Phase 1.  In addition, improvements to 35th Street have been split into two projects (Projects 24A and 24B), and overlays to Lakewood Drive and Grandview Drive have been called out separately from the general Overlay Program line (Projects 33A and 33B).  These minor changes were made to better align projects with upcoming grant requests. 

 

The City of University Place is required by State law to adopt and annually update a Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).  The approval of the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan does not commit the City to any financial expenditure; rather, each project is reviewed individually by the City Council in each relevant budget cycle as a component of the Capital Improvement Plan.  Its approval, however, does create eligibility for the City to apply for various grant opportunities, and provides an indication of the City’s planning direction for transportation needs.

 

Public Comment – The following individual provided comments on the matter:  Steve Thorndill, 7003 53rd Street West.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to adopt a resolution approving the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan for years 2018-2023.

 

The motion carried.  (RESOLUTION NO. 858)

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.         DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FEES

 

Staff ReportPlanning and Development Services Director Swindale presented a resolution updating the Development Services fee schedule.  New fees have been added for the Floodplain Development Permit, recommended by the State Department of Ecology; Floodplain Certificate and Floodplain Amendment reviews; Fire Code Emergency Responder Radio Coverage; 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. 

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to adopt a resolution amending the Development Services Fee Schedule.

The motion carried.  (RESOLUTION NO. 859)

 

10.  UNIVERSITY PLACE HISTORICAL SOCIETY LEASE EXTENSION

 

Staff ReportCity Attorney Kaser presented a resolution to extend the term on the Lease Agreement between the City of University Place and the University Place Historical Society for the Curran House to fifteen years.  He addressed Council’s concerns regarding leasehold excise tax and public works related issues.  All other terms and provisions of the Lease Agreement of June 1, 2014 are to remain in full force and effect.

 

Public Comment – The following individuals provided comments on the matter:  Chuck Curran, Bellevue; Larry Bucklin, 5002 86th Avenue Court West; Karen Benveniste, 4622 Wayneworth Street West; Laurie Mazzuca, 3906 Soundview Drive West; and Frank Bonaro, 2784 Steilacoom.

 

Council Consideration MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to adopt a resolution approving amendment to the Lease between the City of University Place and the University Place Historical Society extending the term to fifteen years.

 

The motion carried.  (RESOLUTION NO. 860)

 

11.      CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg provided an update on SEB, Inc.’s development project on Town Center Lot 12. He also reminded Council that April 28 is Parks Appreciation Day.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci reported on the following meetings and events: PartnerUP, South Sound Alliance, “Forever Friends” presentation by UP for Arts, Dance Theatre Northwest (DTNW) performance, UP for Arts Spring Concert and the U.P. Historical Society’s Annual Garden Tour.

 

Councilmember McCluskey relayed an appreciation message from Melanie Kirk-Stauffer of DTNW, informed the public of Sunset Bible Youth Night program, and reported on the Innovation Conference she attended with Councilmember Figueroa.

 

Mayor Keel reported on Pierce Transit’s “Last Mile” program with Uber. He also reminded Council about the Association of Washington Cities’ annual conference and Council’s retreat on April 30. Lastly, Mayor Keel shared his conversation with Col. Braman, Commander of the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade about the City partnership.

 

At 7:28 p.m., Council took a five-minute break then resumed to study session at 7:36 p.m.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

12.      COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL DESIGN STANDARDS

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale outlined the Planning Commission’s recommendation regarding drive-through and drive-up standards and Community Commercial Zone Design Standards. The proposed amendments include a metric for determination of financial infeasibility or compliance impracticality and provisions on pedestrian-based alternatives/mitigation. Additionally, he asked Council to also consider a small housekeeping amendment to the political sign standards for consistency with the recently adopted sign code.

 

After a brief discussion, Council directed staff to bring back an ordinance reflecting the proposed changes for Council consideration.

 

13.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20180416-0741 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43206/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20180416-0749 

Ordinances

 

Resolutions

Resolution:858-19020507-858; Resolution:859-19020508-859; Resolution:860-19020509-860 
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