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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

11/5/2018 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, November 5, 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 Craig, Finance Director Blaisdell, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Planning & Development Services Director Swindale, 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 October 15, 2018 and October 22, 2018 meetings 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.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided public comment:  Debbie Scoles, 2011

88th Avenue West.

 

7.         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 10/15/18, dated 10/19/18, in the total amount of Two Hundred Twenty-Six Thousand Three Hundred Fourteen and 43/100 Dollars ($226,314.43); Payroll for the period ending 10/31/18, dated 11/05/18, in the total amount of Three Hundred Eight Thousand Seventy-Three and 59/100 Dollars ($308,073.59); Claims dated 10/15/18, check nos. 51981595 through 51982037,  wire transfer 4884132, in the total amount of One Million One Hundred Seventy-Four Thousand Five Hundred Seventy and 49/100 Dollars ($1,174,570.49); and Claims dated 10/31/18, check nos. 51982040 through 51982103, wire transfers 10262018, 10122018, and 315060, in the total amount of Two Million Seven Hundred Ninety-Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty-Nine and 98/100 Dollars ($2,799,939.98).

B.    Adopt a resolution directing the Economic Development Advisory Commission to review potential amendments to UPMC 5.05 relative to Business Licensing. (RESOLUTION NO. 875)

C.    Adopt a resolution appointing a representative to the Rainier Communications Commission.  (RESOLUTION NO. 876)

 

The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

8.         ONE PERCENT PROPERTY TAX LEVY

 

Staff ReportFinance Director Blaisdell presented the proposed ordinance that will impose a one percent (1%) increase in the regular property tax levy for 2019 in the amount of $22,267.16, a percentage increase of 0.518113% from the previous year.  She indicated that all property tax revenue is dedicated to police, whose contracted expenses increase by three percent annually. This one percent increase will amount to an average of $3.00/year for a home valued at $300,000.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, to pass an ordinance relating to ad valorem property taxes, establishing the amounts to be raised in 2018 by taxation on the assessed valuation of property in the City of University Place, and setting the levy for the year 2019.

 

The motion passed 6 to 1.  Councilmember Nye voted no.  (ORDINANCE NO. 710)

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.         BUSINESS RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Kaser presented an ordinance that will create a new code chapter relative to business recruitment incentive.  The ordinance would provide a credit against eligible fees or other assessments imposed by the City of University Place to any businesses that create new jobs within the City that hire five or more employees who are each paid a family wage job.  Mr. Kaser noted the added provisions discussed by Council at its previous study session and the application process for the credit.    

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council Consideration MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to pass an ordinance creating Chapter UPMC 4.85, amending UPMC 22.30.040 relating to Business Recruitment Incentives.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 711)

 

10.      CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg updated Council on Tacoma Power’s Click! Network’s partnering arrangement and its next steps for securing a partnership with a provider.  He noted the upcoming TPU Board meetings as part of its outreach.  He also provided information on upcoming City holiday events.

 

Mayor Keel highlighted upcoming agenda items.  He also informed Council of various upcoming meetings between staff and Council in preparation for Council’s January retreat and its upcoming City Manager’s performance review.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci announced upcoming community events.  She also encouraged Council to attend the  Puget Sound Regional Council meeting on VISION 2040.

 

Councilmember Figueroa informed Council that he and Councilmember Grassi will be submitting two legislative proposals.

 

Councilmember Worthington reported he attended the Pierce County Regional meeting with Mayor Pro Tem Belleci and Association of Washington Cities (AWC) regional meeting.  He also shared news of the birth of his first granddaughter. 

 

STUDY SESSION

 

11.      LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL:  ESTABLISH A CITY COUNCIL OF THE WHOLE COMMITTEE FOR THE CREATION OF A CITY MISSION

 

Mayor Keel presented a legislative proposal that he and Mayor Pro Tem Belleci submitted.  The proposal calls for an establishment of a City Council of the Whole Committee tasked with the creation of the City’s Mission statement. 

 

Council expressed their comments/opinions, after which they agreed to create a Committee of the Whole and designated Councilmember Nye as chair of the committee.  Staff was directed to bring forth legislation to this effect.   

 

12.      2019 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

 

City Manager Sugg presented the proposed 2019 legislative agenda outlined in the Council’s packet. Staff  recommends that the City continue 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. 

 

City Attorney Kaser addressed Council’s questions relating to one of its suggested legislative priorities – the restrictions/penalties on firms/businesses that market/sell vapor smoking products to minors.  Mr. Kaser indicated that most vaping-related matters are preempted by state law.

 

Discussion on Council’s suggested list of priorities followed. It was determined that the list needs to be reduced down to three – those that are tangible and unique to University Place.  Staff was directed to go over the Council suggested list and determine how they fit into the priorities listed on the drafted resolution.  An additional study session on this matter will be scheduled at the next meeting.

 

13.      2019-2020 PROPOSED BIENNIAL BUDGET:  REVIEW OF PARKS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

 

Finance Director Blaisdell presented information on the City’s 2019-2020 Parks Capital Improvement Project (CIP) budget, indicating that it has been adjusted to reflect the removal of specific project funding about which Council had concerns.  The appropriations were left in Contingency to allow Council to study Parks CIP and make project decisions. Although funding appropriations specific for these projects will require Council approval, an official budget adjustment would not be needed to move the funds.

 

An additional study session will be scheduled to provide additional clarification/details on the addition of a traffic officer.

 

A public hearing on the City’s 2019-2020 Biennial Budget adoption is scheduled on December 3, 2018. 

 

14.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at  8:55 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20181105-1408 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43409/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20181105-1516 

Ordinances

Ordinance :711-19011211-711 

Resolutions

Resolution:876-19020525-876; Resolution:875-19020524-875 
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