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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

3/18/2019 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, March 18, 2019

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

1.         CALL REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER

 

Mayor Keel called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:34 p.m.

 

2.         ROLL CALL

 

Roll call was taken by the Deputy City Clerk as follows:

 

Councilmember McCluskey

 

Present

Councilmember Nye

 

Present

Councilmember Worthington

 

Present

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci

 

Present 

Councilmember Figueroa

 

Excused

Councilmember Grassi

 

Excused

Mayor Keel

 

Present 

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Kaser, Finance Director Blaisdell, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, and Deputy City Clerk Nicholas.  

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember McCluskey, seconded by Councilmember Worthington, to excuse the absence of Councilmembers Grassi and Figueroa.

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Nye 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 March 4, 2019 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.         PRESENTATION

 

2018 Fourth Quarter Financial Report – Finance Director Blaisdell presented the 2018 Fourth Quarter Financial Report.

 

Roadway Improvement Projects Update – Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund reported on current roadway improvement projects and explained that some City sidewalk rehabilitation was necessary due to grant-mandated and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. To alleviate traffic congestion, contractors will begin night-paving on Bridgeport. He also announced upcoming projects.

 

Form-Based Code Report – Planning & Development Services Director Swindale explained the City’s goal to transition from conventional zoning codes to form-based codes which rely more on physical form as the organizing principle and less on separating uses into zones of similar uses. He outlined community meetings held to date and shared next steps planned by the consultants.

 

7.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – None.

 

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 02/28/19, in the total amount of Three Hundred Ten Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-Six and 29/100 Dollars ($310,556.29); Claims dated 02/19/19 (2018 invoices), check no. 51982547,  in the total amount of Twelve Thousand Six Hundred Fifty-Four and 49/100 Dollars ($12,654.49); Claims dated 02/28/19, check nos. 51982548 through 51982595, and wire transfer no. 322990, in the total amount of One Million Three Hundred andThree Thousand Three Hundred Seventy -Three and 85/100 Dollars ($1,303,373.85).

B.    Receive and File: 2018 Fourth Quarter Financial Report.

C.    Adopt a resolution amending the City Council Rules of Procedure. (RESOLUTION NO. 887)

D.    Authorize the expenditure of $86,794 for the Frix Technologies (dba: FreeDoc) land use and permits scanning project.

E.    Authorize the payment of $51,482.28 for the Rainier Communications Commission invoices for 2019 RCC membership dues covering January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

The motion carried.

 

9.      CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg complimented Council and staff on their continued focus on high quality before speed in the quest to set the community apart. He also informed Council that the City’s estimated move date to the Civic Building is postponed.

 

Councilmember McCluskey shared details of her visit with Mayor Pro Tem Belleci to view a life-sized rendering of the UP for Arts’ commissioned bronze sculpture - a young girl offering an apple to a horse.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci stated that she represented the City at the Islamic Center of Tacoma during a service held in commemoration of the victims killed in the New Zealand massacre.

 

Councilmember Worthington announced training dates for the Imagine 2045 campaign. Sessions are intended to assist City commissioners who will solicit input from residents for use in shaping the City’s Vision through surveys and public outreach. Trainings are scheduled for April 11 and May 30.

 

Mayor Keel stated that, before the next Council meeting, he would like an update from Committee Chair Nye of the Council Committee of the Whole which was established to develop a City mission. He then announced upcoming agenda items and invited Councilmembers to attend the City Manager’s Pierce County Regional Council presentation.

 

At 7:31 p.m., a motion was made and carried to extend the meeting to 7:45 p.m.

 

10.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

Debora Nicholas

Deputy City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20190318-0938 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43542/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20190318-1121 

Ordinances

 

Resolutions

Resolution:887-19020605-887 
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