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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

4/1/2019 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, April 1, 2019

City Hall, Windmill Village

 

 

 

1.         CALL REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci 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 McCluskey

 

Present

Councilmember Nye

 

Present 

Councilmember Worthington

 

Present

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci

 

Present

Councilmember Grassi

 

Excused

Mayor Keel

 

Excused

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Kaser, Community & Economic Development Project Assistant Metcalf, and Deputy City Clerk Nicholas.  

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to excuse the absences of Councilmember Grassi and Mayor Keel.

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the agenda.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         PRESENTATIONS

 

Planning Commission Quarterly Report – Commission Chair Quisenberry informed Council that the Commission is working on Comprehensive Plan amendments to integrate the Subarea Plan. They are also awaiting feedback from consultants working on form-based code and will address any necessary Comprehensive Plan amendments once the form-based code is complete.

 

Economic Development Advisory Commission Quarterly Report – Advisory Commission Vice Chair Foster stated that the Commission is reviewing draft language regarding the business licensing minimum threshold legislation recently adopted with plans to present recommendations this spring. Work in support of Subarea Plan implementation began with attendance at the form-based code workshops and a commitment to participate in building the City’s Vision as ambassadors who will solicit input from residents and engage in community outreach efforts.  

 

Park Advisory Commission Quarterly Report – Advisory Commission Chair Thorndill described work planned to address the Commission’s goals:

(1) A half-day workshop is planned for May to review the Parks Capital Improvement Plan/list of projects;

·         project list will be coordinated with updates being made to the Parks and Recreation Open Space (PROS) Plan

·         recommendations will take into consideration input from Public Works, Parks & Facilities Director Cooper’s park staff, the Parks Advisory Commissioners, and residents, through community outreach

(2) Discussion is taking place on marketing strategies to promote U.P. parks and increase park awareness by:

·         offering Commissioner-guided tours of the Park of the Month

·         establishing a Walking Club as a City function

·         Mr. Thorndill is working with staff on necessary processes and requirements to identify an event as a City function;

(3) Park Advisory Commissioner training.

 

6.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – None.

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember Worthington, to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:

A.    Approve the minutes of March 18, 2019 as submitted.

B.    Receive and File:  Payroll for the period ending 03/15/19, dated 04/01/19, in the total amount of Two Hundred Forty-Three Thousand Six Hundred Thirty and 52/100 Dollars ($243,630.52); Claims dated 03/15/19, check nos. 51982598 through 51982664, and wire transfer no. 6972949 in the total amount of One Million Six Hundred Twelve Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty-Four and 42/100 Dollars ($1,612,984.42).

The motion carried.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

8.         CITY HALL MOVE-RELATED LEGISLATION

 

City Attorney Kaser informed Council of two move-related amendments to legislation in preparation of relocating City Hall offices to 3609 Market Place West, University Place, WA 98466. The Municipal Code references the address of City Hall for filing tort claims with the Risk Manager and requesting public records access with the City Clerk. A resolution, as required by Statute, provides the time and location of Regular Council meetings. He provided draft amendments for both.

 

He also explained language being added to the Financial Guarantees of Public Works Ordinance to allow discretion of the Director to release a financial guarantee when the Director has determined all requirements have been met and it seems likely that neither the applicant nor surety will make a request to release the guarantee. In many cases, projects are completed, yet years later the individuals or sureties still have not requested a release of the guarantees.

 

A Council member asked for clarification and it was confirmed that the University Place Municipal Code language which refers to the title “Director” does identify the City Engineer and the proposed Ordinance allows for the release of landscape-related financial instruments issued through the Planning and Development Services Department as well as the Public Works Code.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

9.         FINANCIAL GUARANTEE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

 

Staff Report – City Attorney Kaser reported the financial guarantee ordinance amendments as part of Study Session, Item 8 - City Hall Move-Related Legislation.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION: By Councilmember Worthington, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to pass the proposed Ordinance amending Section13.05.610 of the University Place Municipal Code relating to Financial Guarantees of Public Works projects.

 

The motion carried. ((ORDINANCE NO. 716)

 

10.      CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg gave updates on the Bridgeport Way Capital Improvement Projects. He announced that City Hall will relocate and open at its new location, 3609 Market Place West, on April16, 2019. Offices will close to the public on April 12 and 15 for the move. The April 15 Council meeting will be held at 3715 Bridgeport Way W, but the May 6, 2019 Council meeting is scheduled to be held at the new City Hall.

 

Councilmember Worthington explained that because staff is working on updating the PROS Plan, he has suspended his intent to bring forward a PROS Plan legislative proposal.

 

Councilmember McCluskey stated that the Zoo/Trek Authority Board meeting was cancelled for lack of quorum, but she hopes to have a report after its June meeting.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci mentioned discussion of the Zoo Trek Authority Small Towns and Cities appointment at the last Pierce County Regional Council (PCRC) meeting, and PCRC will contact cities directly in an effort to draw nominations. She ended by inviting the public to upcoming events for Dance Theatre Northwest, UP for Arts and Parks Appreciation Day.

 

Councilmember Figueroa reminded Members that he and Councilmember McCluskey will not be in attendance at the April 15 Council meeting.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci noted upcoming Council meeting agenda topics scheduled for the April 15 Council meeting.

 

11.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 7:24 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

Debora Nicholas

Deputy City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20190401-0943 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43556/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20190401-1636 

Ordinances

Ordinance :716-19011216-716 

Resolutions

 
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