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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

11/19/2018 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, November 19, 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 Deputy 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, Assistant City Manager/Economic Development Director Craig, Police Chief Blair, Director of Engineering Ecklund, Finance Director Blaisdell, Principal Planner Boers, Public Works, Parks, & Facilities Director Cooper, Public Safety Administrator Hales, and Deputy City Clerk Nicholas.

 

Commissioners: Economic Development Advisory Commission Vice Chair Foster; Planning Commission Chair Quisenberry; Public Safety Advisory Co-Chair Wood, Co-Chair Williams, Commissioners Lee, and Perekopsky; and Park Advisory Commissioner Thorndill.

 

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 Figueroa, to approve the minutes of the November 5, 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.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individuals provided comment:  None

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.    Adopt a resolution establishing a Council Committee of the Whole to develop a City mission. (RESOLUTION NO. 877)

 

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

 

8.            CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg invited the public to participate in upcoming Chambers Creek Trail work parties.

 

Mayor Keel announced the future Council agenda topics and informed Council that the commission vacancy deadline had passed. Next, the Commission recruitment and appointment subcommittee will begin its interview process. He also informed Councilmembers that he continues to work on the Council Retreat agenda.

 

Councilmember McCluskey reported on the last Zoo/Trek Authority board meeting.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci gave details of her attendance at the James Center North redevelopment project open house by the Tacoma Housing Authority and announced the opening of a local ice cream business in the City’s Town Center, Bliss Small Batch Creamery. She also reported on Pierce County Regional Council’s meeting and the Transportation Coordinating Committee’s presentation and informed Council of Pierce County Executive Dammeier’s meeting to review the 2040 plan. Event announcements included the U.P. Tree Lighting, Santa photos, and UP for Arts fundraiser.

 

Councilmember Worthington requested to be excused from the December 3, 2018 Council meeting due to scheduling conflict with another meeting.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

9.         2019-2020 PROPOSED BIENNIAL BUDGET

 

Finance Director Blaisdell recapped previous study sessions on the 2019-2020 Proposed Biennial Budget which included a request for an added study session to discuss Park Capital Improvement projects and budget details for an additional deputy in the Police department. Questions were answered explaining that the10-year forecast includes the deputy position with slightly over a million-dollar reserve in the Public Safety Fund. Police Chief Blair explained that the position will be used for proactive rather than reactive policing using a National Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety model which targets overlay areas of street crime and traffic safety.

 

Discussion included funding sources, net revenues, staffing, effective date and scheduling relating to the proposed deputy position.

The second Budget Public Hearing is scheduled for December 3, 2018.

 

10.      COMMISSION WORK PLANS

 

Planning Commission Chair Quisenberry, Economic Development Advisory Commission Vice Chair Foster and Public Safety Advisory Commission Co-Chairs Wood and Williams presented their respective Commission work plans for approval by the Council.

 

The Commission work plans will be considered during the December 3, 2018 Council meeting with no changes to the Planning Commission and Economic Advisory Commission plans. The Public Safety Advisory plan shall be modified to include only Phase 1 and Goals 2 and 3, and the remaining work plan phases and goals will be reviewed at a later date using outcomes of the initial work plan.

 

11.      ADA TRANSITION PLAN

 

Director of Engineering Ecklund explained that under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City is required to develop an ADA Transition Plan by evaluating existing public pedestrian facilities and identifying steps necessary to bring these facilities into compliance with the ADA. Minimum ADA plan requirements include identifying physical obstacles; a detailed description of methods to make facilities accessible; specifying schedule for steps to achieve compliance; and identifying the official responsible for implementation of the plan. After performing inspection and self-evaluation of the City’s facilities and taking inventory of deficiencies, Mr. Ecklund estimated the City’s cost to upgrade the city’s ramps, sidewalks, and signals at 10 million dollars. He pointed out limited City funding sources and the need for other grant sources to address priorities and provided a project schedule overview. The majority of the City’s requests are for new ADA facilities which will continue to be a priority in the Capital Improvement budgets and in pursuit of grant funding.

 

The proposed ADA Transition Plan is posted on the City’s website to solicit public comment which, if received, will be included in Council packet materials for consideration at the December 3, 2018 Council meeting.

 

12.      2019 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES AGENDA

 

City Attorney Kaser proposed a resolution identifying Council’s legislative priorities that included suggestions requested by Council during previous studies. Priorities focus on matters expected to be addressed during the upcoming legislative session, obtaining State funding for Town Center public infrastructure, and funding for public and private infrastructure improvements that benefit the community.  

 

Discussion led to changes in verbiage regarding the statement “The City also opposes the taxation by one city on the residents of another city without the approval of the city in which the residents live.” To more effectively convey the City’s position, the statement will be changed to “The City also opposes the imposition of taxes and fees (e.g. utility fees) by one city on the residents of another city without the approval of the city in which the residents live.”

 

13.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:16 p.m. No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Debora Nicholas

Deputy City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20181119-0815 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43423/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20181119-1639 

Ordinances

 

Resolutions

Resolution:877-19020526-877 
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