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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

5/7/2018 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, May 7, 2018

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

1.         CALL REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci 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

 

Present   

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci

 

Present   

Mayor Keel

 

Excused

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Kaser, Police Chief Blair, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Communications/I.T. Manager Seesz, Finance Director Blaisdell, and City Clerk Genetia. 

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Worthington led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember McCluskey, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to approve the minutes of the April 16, 2018 and April 30, 2018 meeting as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Councilmember McCluskey requested that the Public Safety Report on item number 4 be removed from the agenda.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the agenda as amended.

 

The motion carried.

 

6.     PRESENTATION

 

2018 Property Tax Report – Pierce County Treasurer/Assessor Mike Lonergan provided a report and explained the change in property tax for 2018 for average single family dwelling.

 

7.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individuals provided comment: Dave Swisher, 8006 47th Street West; Curt Carroll, 2711 22nd Avenue Court NW, Gig Harbor; Karen Gower, 910 North G Street, Tacoma; Dennis Flann, 2623 Lemons Beach Road; and Howard Lee, 8302 41st Street West

 

8.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

Councilmember Nye requested that Item 8B be pulled from the consent agenda for separate consideration.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember McCluskey, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to approve the amended Consent Agenda as follows:

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 04/15/18, dated 04/20/18, in the total amount of Two Hundred Twenty-Two Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-Seven and 82/100 Dollars ($222,697.82); Payroll for the period ending 04/30/18, dated 05/04/18, in the total amount of Three Hundred One Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-One and 44/100 Dollars ($301,731.44); Claims dated 04/13/18, check nos. 51981223 through 51981280,  wire transfers 2175081 and 3272018, in the total amount of Two Hundred Sixty Thousand Six Hundred Forty-Eight and 55/100 Dollars ($260,648.55); Claims dated 04/30/18,  check nos. 51981223 through 51981352, wire transfer 88161, in the total amount of Four Hundred Forty-Five Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-Eight and 43/100 Dollars ($445,738.43).    

B.    Authorize the payment of $54,800.24 for the Rainier Communications Commission invoices for 2018 RCC membership dues covering January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. (PULLED FOR SEPARATE CONSIDERATION)

 

The motion carried.

 

After discussion, a motion was made by Councilmember McCluskey, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to authorize the payment of $54,800.24 for the Rainier Communications Commission invoices for 2018 RCC membership dues covering January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.

 

The motion passed 4 to 1.  Councilmember Nye voted no.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.         COMMUNITY COMMERCIAL DESIGN STANDARDS

 

Staff ReportPlanning and Development Services Director Swindale presented an ordinance reflecting the amendments to University Place Municipal Code Chapter 19.70.130 and Chapter 19.52 regarding drive-through and drive-up standards and Community Commercial Zone Design Standards.  The proposed amendments would allow relief from the requirements that prohibit drive-throughs between buildings adjacent to streets, and from the design standards that require new or redeveloped buildings to be oriented and built to the sidewalk in circumstances where significant grade differences make those standards financially infeasible and commercially unreasonable.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to pass an ordinance amending UPMC Title 19 Zoning – Chapter 19.70.130 and Chapter 19.52 to allow relief from the requirements that prohibit drive-throughs between buildings and adjacent streets, and from the design standards that require that new or redeveloped buildings be oriented and built to the sidewalk.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 701)

 

10.      CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg informed Council that the City’s Engineering Department will be submitting a request for construction bids for the 27th Street Sidewalk Improvement project (between Grandview Drive and Bridgeport Way West).  This $1.5 million project is funded by a $1.275 million federal grant and a City match of $225,000 from the Stormwater Management (SWM) fund.

 

Councilmember Nye informed Council that the University Place Vikings Lacrosse Booster Club held its annual crab feed to raise funds for student athletes. 

 

Councilmember Worthington reported that he and Mayor Keel attended the annual Celebrate Community Dinner event hosted by the Narrows View Rotary Club.  The City presented a Community Excellence award to Roger Gruener for his various community support and contribution at this event.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci provided an update to Pierce County Regional Council’s transportation funding process and informed Council of Planning and Development Services Director Swindale’s appointment to the Puget Sound Regional Council’s Regional Staff Committee.  She also reported on various City and community events and highlighted upcoming City Council agenda items.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

11.      FIREWORKS ORDINANCE

 

As follow-up to Council’s feedback during its March 19, 2018 Study Session, City Attorney Kaser presented a draft ordinance that narrowed the fireworks possession prohibitions from possession of “any kind” to possession “with the intent to sell or discharge.”  Police Chief Blair indicated that previously estimated cost figures had been re-evaluated and now reflect downward estimates for enforcement and increased estimates for outreach mailers.  During Council discussion there was interest in allowing flexibility for the use of sparklers. Mr. Kaser explained the enforcement benefits of retaining existing Washington Administrative Code-related language as in the proposed ordinance.  For Council’s consideration, he will prepare a draft ordinance with an amendment option to allow sparklers.

 

12.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20180507-0739 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43227/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20180507-1108 

Ordinances

Ordinance :701-19011201-701 

Resolutions

 
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