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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

6/4/2018 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, June 4, 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

 

Excused (Arrived at 7:01 p.m.)

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 Craig, Finance Director Blaisdell, Public Works, Parks & Facilities Director Cooper, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale and City Clerk Genetia. 

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember McCluskey 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 21, 2018 meeting as submitted.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci requested that the agenda be amended to add an Executive Session after Item 10.

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

6.     PRESENTATIONS

 

28th Legislative District Update – Representative Kilduff of the 28th Legislative District updated Council on various legislative actions and initiatives that passed/failed during the last legislative session.  

 

2018 First Quarter Financial Report – Finance Director Leslie Blaisdell presented the first quarter 2018 Financial Report, giving a summary of revenues and expenditures.

 

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 amended Consent Agenda as follows:

A.    Receive and File:  2018 First Quarter Financial Report.

B.    Receive and File:  Relay for Life Proclamation.

C.    Adopt a resolution appointing voting delegates to the 2018 Association of Washington Cities’ Annual Business Meeting.  (RESOLUTION NO. 861)

D.    Authorize the City Manager to execute an amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Gray CPA Consulting PC to increase the contract amount not to exceed Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00).

 

The motion carried.

 

9.         CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund informed Council of Pierce County Regional Council Transportation Coordinating Committee’s grant funding recommendation for three City projects – construction of street improvements on 35th Street and Chambers Creek Road, and a pavement overlay project on Lakewood Drive totaling $4.5 million.  

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale informed Council that the City is required under the Shoreline Management Act to review, and if necessary, to revise its Shoreline Master Program at least every eight years.  The State legislature has adopted a schedule that directs Pierce, King and Snohomish Counties, and the municipalities within the Counties, to complete their periodic review and adopt amendments no later than June 30, 2019.  The Planning Commission will be forwarding a recommendation to Council after the completion of their initial work.

 

Mayor Keel highlighted upcoming Council agenda items and reminded Council to review materials for the June 11 special meeting ahead of time.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci informed the public of UP for Arts’ fundraising campaign for the 25th anniversary of the Curran Apple Orchard. She added that UP for Arts is also seeking stories from the public about their interaction with the horse at the Curran Orchard. 

 

Councilmember McCluskey informed Council that Community Connection Place is hosting an ice cream social tomorrow at the Center.  She also provided information on the Relay for Life event.

 

Councilmember Worthington commented on the success of the Duck Days parade.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

10.      LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL:  EMPLOYMENT INCENTIVE

 

City Attorney Kaser presented a legislative proposal submitted by Mayor Keel and Councilmember Worthington. The proposal follows after a number of Mayors in Pierce County got together in response to other economic development going on within the region, and have proposed to engage their respective City Councils in economic tax credit legislation that would be targeted towards driving a number of local businesses to the South Sound area with three major points:  (1) that these businesses would generate per employee income of $65,000 a year; (2) would bring in a minimum of five employees; and (3) would receive a tax or fee credit of up to $275 (job credit) per employee. 

 

Mr. Kaser indicated that the City currently has development provisions already existing within the code that can be used/extended in this regard.  

 

Mayor Keel and Councilmember Worthington further explained that this proposal sets the tone and is indicative of the City’s interest in attracting family wage jobs/businesses in our community and finding ways to help the businesses be successful.  

 

After a brief discussion, Council directed staff to report back to Council with appropriate legislation at a future time. 

 

11.      EXECUTIVE SESSION -  At 7:27 p.m., the City Council adjourned to Executive Session for approximately twenty minutes, per RCW 42.30.110, to discuss potential litigation with legal counsel.

 

12.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:48 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20180604-0738 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43255/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20180604-1222 

Ordinances

 

Resolutions

Resolution:861-19020510-861 
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