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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

5/20/2019 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, May 20, 2019

City Council Chambers, Market Place West

 

 

 

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 City Clerk as follows:

 

Councilmember Figueroa

 

Excused

Councilmember Grassi

 

Excused

Councilmember McCluskey

 

Present

Councilmember Nye

 

Present 

Councilmember Worthington

 

Present

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci

 

Present 

Mayor Keel

 

Excused

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Kaser, Executive Director/ACM Craig, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Human Resources Manager Petorak, Police Chief Premo, Network Administrator Vallantyne and City Clerk Genetia.  

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Worthington led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

5.     PRESENTATIONS

 

U.S. Census 2020 -  Lorraine Ralston of the U.S. Census Bureau, presented information regarding the 2020 census.

 

Vision Sub-committee Update – Councilmember Worthington provided a progress report on the sub-committee’s activities that include brand development and collaterals for the Imagine 2045 campaign, community engagement and concept, and floor plan development for the Community Gallery. 

 

25th Anniversary Celebration Sub-committee – Mayor Pro Tem Belleci gave a report on the sub-committee’s progress on the development of plans for the City’s 25th Anniversary celebration scheduled for August 22, 2020.  The subcommittee’s next step is to establish a budget based on estimates for activities.

Mission Committee Update – Councilmember Nye reported that the Committee will be having its first meeting on July 15, 2019.

 

6.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – None. 

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.   Approve the minutes of the May 6, 2019 Council meeting as submitted.

B.   Receive and File:  Payroll for period ending 05/15/19 and Claims dated 05/15/19.

C.   Authorize Amendment #3 to increase the AustinCina Architects contract.

D.   Authorize Amendment #1 to increase the Pease Construction contract for the City Hall Tenant Improvement project.

E.   Authorize Amendment #1 to increase the Pease Construction contract for the Drexler Police Station project.

F.    Adopt a resolution declaring certain personal property of the City as surplus.  (RESOLUTION NO. 891)

G.   Adopt a resolution directing the Planning Commission to review City-initiated proposed zoning changes to the Community Commercial Zone. (RESOLUTION NO. 892)

H.   Adopt a resolution regarding procedures for notifying the public of upcoming hearings and the preliminary agenda for forthcoming Council meetings. (RESOLUTION NO. 893)

The motion carried.

 

8.         CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg asked the community to help spread the word about the City’s new digital Headlines and to encourage others to subscribe to receive up to date and timely information about what’s happening in University Place.  The e-newsletter is published every two weeks and sent to all addresses the City has on file.  The City launched a digital version of its community newsletter “Headlines” last year. 

 

Councilmember McCluskey reported that she attended a garden tour hosted by the University Place Historical Society.  She also shared information discussed at the Pierce County Regional Council meeting she and Mayor Pro Tem attended last week.  

 

Councilmember Nye announced that the Curtis High School Boys’ Lacrosse team won their second play-off for the State championship.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci appealed to Council members for their assistance in providing early notice to either the City Clerk or the City Manager of their planned vacations/unavailability for Council meetings. She also highlighted upcoming agenda items and reported that she and Councilmember McCluskey attended a memorial service for Arthur Broback.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

9.         NUISANCE/PROPERTY ABATEMENT CODE AMENDMENTS

 

City Attorney Kaser provided a legal background on what defines a public nuisance and the remedies the City can exercise against it.  He highlighted the City’s current nuisance code framework, indicating that the code has not been reviewed since 1999.  He provided an overview on the code provisions that need to be changed to be in line with the current practices and State statutes, as well as to advance the Council goals forward. 

   

Discussion followed with regard to the hearing examiner process; building official hearing process; Council review/appeal process; cost recovery/tax lien on dangerous building nuisance; adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code; voluntary compliance process; and nuisance smoke. 

 

After discussion, Council directed staff to go forward with the legislation directing the Public Safety Advisory Commission to review and make recommendations on the City’s nuisance code with a report back to Council no later than the last meeting in 2019. 

 

10.      HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE

 

Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund provided a brief update on the status of the City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan efforts.  The Plan needs to be updated to ensure that the City has the most up-to-date strategies to reduce risk to the community as well as to allow the City to be eligible to receive emergency funding through FEMA.  As part of this effort, the City is working with Pierce County as a participating partner in its Hazard Mitigation Plan update.  As part of the partnering process, the City’s individual Hazard Mitigation Plan will be updated and attached to the County’s plan as an appendix.  This partnering effort will result in a regionally coordinated Hazard Mitigation Plan that would be adopted by both the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Washington State Department of Emergency Management (WADEM).  He highlighted the benefits the City will receive in partnering with the County in the Hazard Mitigation Plan update.

 

Human Resources Manager Petorak briefed Council on the next steps to expect in the process.  She indicated that the update will be brought back to Council for study this fall and completed by the end of the year.  Pierce County will submit the plans to the Washington State Department of Emergency Management and FEMA in early 2020, with anticipated final plan adoption in July 2020.

 

11.      ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20190520-0758 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43605/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20190520-1555 

Ordinances

 

Resolutions

Resolution:891-19020609-891; Resolution:892-19020610-892; Resolution:893-19020611-893 
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