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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

10/15/2018 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, October 15, 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

 

Present

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci

 

Present 

Mayor Keel

 

Present

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Kaser, Executive Director/ACM Craig, Finance Director Blaisdell, Code Enforcement Officer Boehm, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund and City Clerk Genetia. 

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Worthington 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 October 1, 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

 

National Code Compliance Month – Councilmember Worthington presented Code Enforcement Officer Boehm with a proclamation declaring the month of October as National Code Compliance Month.

 

7.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided public comment:  Kendall Leith, 1855 E Day Island.

 

8.         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 09/30/18, dated 10/05/18, in the total amount of Three Hundred Seven Thousand Twenty-One and 09/100 Dollars ($307,021.09); Claims dated 09/28/18, check nos. 51981919 through 51981958,  wire transfers 4332374 and 312864, in the total amount of One Million One Hundred Five Thousand Ten and 16/100 Dollars ($1,105,010.16).

B.    Receive and File:  Arbor Day Proclamation. 

 

The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

9.         2019-2020 PROPOSED BIENNIAL BUDGET

 

Staff ReportFinance Director Blaisdell provided a summary of the City’s revenue and expenditure projections for the 2019-2020 biennium.  New items in the 2019-2020 proposed budget include funding for changes to existing programs and services, the City’s 25-year birthday celebration, and an allocation of one-time revenues to fund a maintenance worker and a traffic patrol deputy.  City reserves exceed the Council adopted  target range of 5 to 15% in both 2019 and 2020 (47.59% in 2019 and 45.04% in 2020 when calculated using the total operating budgets.) She indicated that the 2019-2020 proposed biennial budget is balanced and fits the conservative financial assumptions for the City’s operating and capital budgets, Town Center, and debt management that supports a continuation of the 2018 core level of service to the community.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

10.      PIERCE COUNTY COUNTYWIDE PLANNING POLICIES AMENDMENTS

 

Staff Report – Development Services Director Swindale presented Council with a resolution that would authorize the City manager to execute an interlocal agreement  with Pierce County and its cities and towns thereby ratifying  the amendments to the Pierce County Countywide Planning Policies.  The amended policies allow local jurisdictions to develop criteria for when dry sewers are not required in new subdivisions where sewers are not available, and to establish an Urban Growth Areas (UGA) Capacity Bank where cities and towns can use credit to expand a UGA affiliated with them through the designation of a Potential Annexation Area. 

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council Consideration MOTION:  By Councilmember McCluskey, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, to adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an interlocal agreement with Pierce County and its cities and town thereby ratifying the Countywide Planning Policies amendments.

 

The motion carried.  (RESOLUTION NO. 874)

 

11.      BUSINESS LICENSE ORDINANCE

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Kaser presented the proposed model business license ordinance previously studied by Council.  The ordinance reflects state mandated changes that include model language that addresses the definition of “engaging in business” and a minimum licensing threshold exemption of $2,000 for businesses outside the City that conduct less than $2,000 in sales within the City of University Place.  Mr. Kaser reiterated that the “engaging in business” language is largely derived from the model B&O ordinance that other cities have previously adopted and been in effect since 2004.  He also addressed questions previously asked by Council relating to the parameters and limits that  Council has with regard to changes to this mandated legislation.

Public Comment – The following individuals provided comment on the matter:  Taylor Shanaman, Pierce County Association of Realtors; and Sandy McKenzie, Realtor.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to pass as ordinance amending UPMC 5.05 relating to Business Licenses as amended.

 

AMENDMENT:  By Councilmember McCluskey, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, to amend UPMC 5.05.060 to add a subsection (l) which would read as follows:  (I) Any broker, managing broker or designated broker licensed under RCW Chapter 18.85; provided however, that a real estate firm as defined by RCW Chapter 18.85 with gross income exceeding the amount in subsection (H) from activities within the City of University Place, shall be required to obtain a business license under this chapter.

 

The amended motion carried.

 

The main motion passed 5 to 1.  Councilmember Nye voted no. (ORDINANCE NO. 709)

 

Staff was directed to prepare a resolution directing the Economic Development Advisory Commission to review the City’s business licensing regulation.

 

12.      CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg presented information on two City roadway improvement projects that are underway and projected to be completed in early 2019.

 

Mayor Keel shared the following:  Upcoming agenda items;  new meeting time for the Community Vision Council Subcommittee; and the schedule and process for the City Manager’s performance appraisal and Council’s retreat in January. He also asked Council’s input in cancelling the last meeting in December.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci shared the following:  An overview on FCC’S new cable franchise notice of proposed  rulemaking  webinar that she and Planning & Development Services Director Swindale attended; upcoming UP for Arts fall arts and concert series; scheduled parks clean-up (Arbor Day); the vacant City representative position to Rainier Communications Commission; and briefing on  the 25th Anniversary Celebration Council Subcommittee’s first meeting.

 

Councilmember McCluskey reported that she attended the Tacoma Urban League Association’s meeting.  She also extended her condolences to Ron Benveniste’s family.

 

Councilmember Worthington volunteered as the City’s representative to Rainier Communications Commission (RCC).

 

STUDY SESSION

 

13.      2019 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

 

City Manager Sugg presented the proposed 2019 legislative agenda outlined in the Council’s packet, including a copy of AWC’s 2019 legislative priorities, the City’s 2017 legislative priorities, and Council suggested list of 2019 priorities. Staff  recommends that the City continues its support of AWC’s 2019 legislative priorities; and as with prior years, staff also recommends that the City’s 2019 legislative priorities remain narrowly focused – primarily on a capital budget request.  Based on previous conversations with the City’s legislators, staff suggests that the City reduce its Capital Budget request for the Main Street Redevelopment Project-Phase2 from $6.675 million to $985,000.  Staff believes this would have a very significant impact on the City’s economic development program, specifically in the Town Center, for infrastructure funding.

 

After review and discussion on Council’s suggested list of priorities, Council expressed interest in a second study to further discuss and narrow down the City’s list in addition to supporting AWC’s.  

 

14.      2019-2020 PROPOSED BIENNIAL BUDGET

 

Council continued discussion and clarification on the proposed 2019-2020 biennial budget.  Following discussion, staff was directed to schedule a study session to revisit the City’s CIP projects and how it ties in with the 2019-2020 biennial budget.

 

At 8:59 p.m., a motion was made and was carried to extend the meeting to 9:15 p.m.

 

15.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:08 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20181015-0721 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43388/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20181015-0705 

Ordinances

Ordinance :709-19011209-709 

Resolutions

Resolution:874-19020523-874 
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Last modified at 11/6/2018 7:21 AM  by Emelita Genetia