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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

9/17/2018 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, September 17, 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

 

Excused (arrived 7:05 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, Public Works, Parks & Facilities Director Cooper, Police Chief Blair and City Clerk Genetia. 

 

MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey to excuse Councilmember Grassi’s tardiness.

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Figueroa led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember MCluskey, to approve the minutes of the September 4, 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.         PRESENTATIONS

 

Introduction of Colonel Matthew Braman, Commander of 16th Combat Aviation Brigade – Mayor Keel introduced and welcomed Col. Braman and his command team, Sergeant Major Brock and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Hogg.  Colonel Braman provided Council with the Brigade’s activities in preparation to support America’s first core mission and other coalition exercises. He invited the Council to JBLM’s upcoming centennial events.  The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade is the City’s community connector partner.

 

Introduction of University Place Police Investigator – Police Chief Blair introduced Deputy Josh Mills, a ten-year veteran of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, as Public Safety’s Investigator.

 

Tacoma Public Utilities – Ms. Anita Gallagher, Regional Relations Manager of Tacoma Public Utilities, presented Tacoma Public Utilities’ proposal on the new rates structure for the next biennium.

 

7.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individuals provided public comment:  Mitchell Shook, Advanced Stream; Steve Gray, 1952 Day Island Boulevard West; and Pat Laferriere, 2255 Day Island Boulevard West.

 

8.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Receive and File: Claims dated 08/31/18, check nos. 51981794 through 51981851,  wire transfers 10071382, 310989, 91427, and 3965604, in the total amount of Four Hundred Sixty-Nine Thousand Five Hundred Sixty-Six and 58/100 Dollars ($469,566.58).

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.         TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT DISTRICT

 

Staff Report – Public Works, Parks and Facilities Director Cooper provided a recap of the previous discussions on the City’s Transportation Benefit District (TBD).   He presented  draft legislation in the form of an ordinance amending the City’s code to grant the City Council the power and authority of the TBD and its funding mechanism; and a resolution to establish the Transportation Benefit District fee from $25 to $35, and to review the licensing fee on or before December 31, 2024 and every four years thereafter as part of the City’s biennial budget process.  

 

The City’s Transportation Benefit District (also known as the vehicle license fee) was established by Council in 2013. Fees collected from the TBD are directed toward transportation improvements within the City as mandated by state law and by City ordinance. 

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council Consideration MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to pass an ordinance amending Section 4.70.040 of the University Place Municipal Code relative to Transportation Benefit District.

 

The motion passed 6 to 1.  Councilmember Nye voted no.  (ORDINANCE NO. 708)

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to add the following language under Section 3 of the resolution: 

 

Section 3.  Expenditures. The revenues received from the vehicle license fee shall only be expended on transportation projects approved by the City Council, with a primary emphasis on the maintenance and  upkeep of non-grant funded projects, such as chip sealing and related pavement management methods, upon residential streets and secondary collectors. The transportation projects to be funded with the revenues from the vehicle license fee shall be established by separate legislation adopted by the City Council.

 

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

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, to adopt a resolution regarding vehicle license fees, as amended.

 

Roll call vote:

 

Councilmember Figueroa       Yes

 

 

 

Councilmember Grassi          Yes

 

 

 

Councilmember McCluskey    Yes

 

 

 

Councilmember Nye               No

 

 

 

Councilmember Worthington   Yes

Mayor ProTem Belleci            Yes

Mayor  Keel                           No                                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

        

The motion passed 5 to 2.  (RESOLUTION NO. 873)

 

10.      CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg informed Council that the Washington State Emergency Management Division is conducting a two-day course on disaster recovery at the end of October.  He also provided information on classes/academy being offered by University Place Police Department.

 

Mayor Keel highlighted upcoming agenda items.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci reminded her peers of the upcoming Pierce County Regional Council’s regional engagement training and encouraged the Council to attend.

 

Councilmember McCluskey announced upcoming events hosted by the Community Connection Place.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

At 8:29 p.m., a motion was made and was carried to extend the meeting to 9:00 p.m.  Council took a five-minute break thereafter.  The study session resumed at 8:36 p.m.

 

11.      SURPLUS PROPERTY

 

Public Works, Parks & Facilities Director Cooper presented Council with information on nine parcels consisting of park land, storm drainage basins, greenbelt/tree preservation tracts, trail easement, wetland and vacant lands owned by the City.  He indicated that development of the properties would be challenging due to size and/or steep topography.

 

After discussion, there was consensus to have additional detailed study on eight of the nine properties (minus the Day Island parcel) to determine feasibility and potential of the individual properties for either the City or prospective buyers.  Council also wishes to re-examine the Brookside property as well as the Beckonridge right-of-way parcel.

 

12.      BUSINESS LICENSE ORDINANCE – To be rescheduled at the next Council meeting.

 

13.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:02 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20180917-0925 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43360/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20180917-1139 

Ordinances

Ordinance :708-19011208-708 

Resolutions

Resolution:873-19020522-873 
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