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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

5/21/2018 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, May 21, 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, Executive Director/ACM Faison, Police Chief Blair, Public Works, Parks & Facilities Director Cooper, and City Clerk Genetia. 

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Grassi 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 May 7, 2018 meeting as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

6.     PRESENTATIONS

 

28th Legislative District UpdateSenator O’Ban and Representative Muri of the 28th Legislative District updated Council on various legislative actions and initiatives that passed/failed during the last legislative session.  

 

National Poppy Day Proclamation – Councilmember Grassi presented a proclamation to Karen Schwartz of the American Legion Auxiliary in recognition of National Poppy Day in tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.

 

7.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individuals provided comment: James Wingard, 2706 Crystal Springs Road West; and Howard Lee, 8302 41st Street West.

   

8.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 05/15/18, dated 05/18/18, in the total amount of Two Hundred Twenty-Four Thousand Four Hundred Thirty-Six and 90/100 Dollars ($224,436.90); and Claims dated 05/15/18, check nos. 51981353 through 51981416, wire transfers 5663425, 30870001, 303586, and 2814881, in the total amount of One Million, Six Hundred Fifty-Four Thousand Five Hundred Twenty-Five and 54/100 Dollars ($1,654,525.54).

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.         FIREWORKS ORDINANCE

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Kaser presented a proposed ordinance relating to fireworks. Last November, Council submitted to its electorate an advisory ballot measure asking whether the sale, possession and discharge of consumer fireworks should be prohibited within the City of University Place.  Over 60% of the electorate voted in the affirmative.  The proposed ordinance is consistent with the advisory ballot language and implements the prohibition of fireworks with some modifications: (1) the possession prohibitions from possession of any kind to possession with the intent to sell or discharge; (2) the alteration of penalty structure - most fireworks-related violations are decriminalized and constitute a class 1 civil infraction  (Attorney Kaser noted, however, that some offenses remain criminal in nature as categorized under state law, such as reckless discharge of fireworks, certain other misrepresentations on permit applications, etc.); and (3) a built-in permitting system for activities that would otherwise be prohibited under the City’s current ordinance.   In addition, a draft floor amendment was included in response to an interest in allowing flexibility for the use of sparklers should Council decide to pursue it.

 

Public Comment – The following individuals provided comments on the matter:  Dave Swisher, 8006 47th Street West; David Harrowe, 4616 79th Avenue Court West; James Wingard, 2706 Crystal Springs Road West; Curt Carroll, 2711 22nd Avenue Court NW, Gig Harbor; Karen Gower, 910 North G Street, Tacoma; Howard Lee, 8302 41st Street West; Dennis Flann, 2623 Lemons Beach Road; and Doug, 7020 35th Street West.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION: By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to pass an ordinance repealing Chapter 9.20 UPMC, creating Chapter 920A UPMC and amending the parks code relative to the sale, possession and discharge of fireworks, as amended.

 

The motion passed 4 to 3.  Mayor Keel, Mayor Pro Tem Belleci and Councilmember Worthington voted no.  (ORDINANCE NO. 702)

 

First Amendment:  By Councilmember McCluskey, seconded by Councilmember Grassi to allow the use, possession and display of the following consumer fireworks as outlined in WAC 212.17.025 to include wire sparklers/dipped sticks.

 

The motion passed 4 to 3.  Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, Councilmember Worthington, and Mayor Keel voted no.

 

Second Amendment:  By Councilmember Nye, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to add cylindrical fountains and cone fountains to the list of allowed fireworks.

 

The motion passed 4 to 3.  Mayor Keel, Mayor Pro Tem Belleci and Councilmember Worthington voted no.

 

Third Amendment:  By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to have a review by Council of the impact/outcome of the fireworks ordinance twelve months after its effective date.

 

The motion passed 5 to 2.  Mayor Keel and Mayor Pro Tem Belleci voted no.

 

Fourth Amendment:  By Councilmember McCluskey, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to add an additional thirty-six months of annual review thereafter.

 

The motion passed 6 to 1.  Mayor Keel voted no.

 

Fifth Amendment:  By Councilmember Grassi, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to allow the sale of limited fireworks permitted by non-profit organizations.

 

The motion passed 4 to 3.  Councilmember Worthington, Mayor Pro Tem Belleci and Mayor Keel voted no.

 

At 8:55 p.m., a motion was made and was carried to extend the meeting for forty minutes. 

 

10.      CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS No report.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

11.      AUSTINCINA CONTRACT AMENDMENT

 

Executive Director/ACM Faison updated Council on the University Place City Hall TI project.  Staff is requesting approval of a contract amendment to move to the next phase of the project and to give AustinCina direction to produce the documents necessary for this project to go out for bid, including an alternate bid item for the Drexler mezzanine.

 

MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to suspend Council Rules to allow consideration of AustinCina contract amendment.

 

The motion passed 5 to 2.  Councilmembers Figueroa and Worthington voted no.

 

Public Comment:  None.

 

Council Consideration - MOTION:  By Councilmember Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Grassi, to authorize amendment #1 to increase the AustinCina contract for added A&E through construction documents for the University Place City Hall TI project, including the Drexler Mezzanine portion, in the amount of $446,004.00 and authorize the City Manager to execute all necessary documents.

 

The motion passed 6 to 1.  Councilmember Worthington voted no.

 

12.      TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT (TBD) – TABLED FOR THE 06/04/18 MEETING

 

13.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:12 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20180521-0830 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43241/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20180521-1153 

Ordinances

Ordinance :702-19011202-702 

Resolutions

 
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