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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

7/1/2019 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, July 1, 2019

City Council Chambers, Market Place West

 

 

 

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

 

Excused

Councilmember Grassi

 

Excused

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, Police Chief Premo, Planning & Development Services Director Swindale, Finance Director Blaisdell, Public Works, Parks & Facilities Director Cooper, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Human Resources Manager Petorak, HR Analyst Hands and City Clerk Genetia.  

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

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

 

4.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember  Worthington, to approve the agenda.

 

The motion carried.

 

5.     PRESENTATION

 

Fireworks Ordinance Overview -  Police Chief Premo provided an overview of the new fireworks ordinance, reviewing  the types of fireworks allowed, discharge date and time, who can discharge, and violation penalty for illegal possession and discharge.  He indicated that an additional Officer will be on duty starting today thru July 4 to address fireworks issues.  Council requested an update/report on fireworks after July 4.

 

6.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided public comment:  Dan Nebres, 5112 Sunset Drive West.

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.   Approve the minutes of the June 17, 2019 Council meeting as submitted.

B.   Receive & File:  Payroll for the period ending 06/15/19 and Claims dated 06/14/19.

C.   Pass an Ordinance amending the 2019-2020 Biennial Budget for the 2018 carryforward appropriations and adjustments.  (ORDINANCE NO. 718)

The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

 

8.         SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PLAN UPDATE

 

Staff Report - Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund presented the proposed amendments to the City’s Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan.  The primary changes for the 2020-2025 period update include the removal of two projects (Bridgeport Phase 4 and 67th Avenue Overlay) that will be completed in 2019; an addition of a project to replace the Chambers Creek Bridge project; and an update to project schedules and costs.  These minor changes were made to better align projects with upcoming grant requests. 

 

The City of University Place is required by State law to adopt and annually update a Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).  The approval of the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan does not commit the City to any financial expenditure; rather, each project is reviewed individually by the City Council in each relevant budget cycle as a component of the Capital Improvement Plan.  Its approval, however, does create eligibility for the City to apply for various grant opportunities, and provides an indication of the City’s planning direction for transportation needs.

 

Public Comment - None.

 

Council Consideration - MOTION: By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember Worthington, to adopt a Resolution approving the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan for 2020 to 2025.

 

The motion carried.  (RESOLUTION NO. 896)

 

9.         CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg informed Council that Mayor Keel has been elected as Board Secretary of the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) during its recent conference meeting.  As a follow-up to the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Plan update, Mr. Sugg talked about the vital role it played in creating the City’s vision and how it transformed the City’s streets and sidewalks.

 

Councilmember McCluskey provided a report on a recent conference she attended as well as provided  an update on the Zoo Trek Authority operations. 

 

Councilmember Worthington reported that he too attended the AWC conference and shared information he gained on the topic of homelessness.  He congratulated Mayor Keel on being elected as AWC Board Secretary.

 

Mayor Keel shared AWC conference information on the topic of public safety.  He also highlighted the upcoming agenda items.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

10.      PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE (PROS) PLAN REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

 

With the City’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan update being due by March 2020, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented a draft copy of Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for consultants to prepare a PROS Plan update.   Included in the scope of work outlined in the RFQ is an extensive outreach program to update community surveys; and an inventory to include other regional public and private facilities that may be used to meet the City’s adopted level of service, as well as an assessment of other alternative public and private recreational service providers.  With the tight schedule to get the City’s PROS Plan updated, Director Swindale seeks Council’s direction and approval to proceed with getting the RFQ out.  He indicated that the cost of the project is estimated at $75,000.

 

After discussion on the estimated cost and process, Council consented to proceed with the RFQ.

 

11.      NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD RESOLUTION

 

Mayor Keel, being a board member of Sound Transit Authority, recused himself from this discussion.

 

City Attorney Kaser presented a request made by the City of Lakewood for the City of University Place Council to pass a resolution in support of the recommendations set forth by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) with regard to the December 2017 Amtrak derailment.  He indicated that the Amtrak train, on its inaugural fare run on the Point Defiance by-pass, caused several fatalities and a number of injuries, as well as disruption of regional transportation network.  The NTSB took primary responsibility for the investigation of the derailment and recently issued a preliminary recommendation in May.  The City of Lakewood, as one of the more affected agencies, who filed litigation to stop the Point Defiance By-pass route, has taken the step of passing a resolution requesting that NTSB’s recommendation be followed.  City Attorney Kaser briefed Council on NTSB’s issued final report.

 

After discussion  on the merits and purpose of the request, the Council decided not to move forward with it.

 

12.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The City Council adjourned to Executive Session for approximately forty-five (45) minutes, per RCW 42.30.140(4)(b), to review proposals and adopt strategy to be taken by the City during the course of collective bargaining. 

 

The regular meeting resumed at 8:31 p.m.

 

MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Belleci, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to excuse the absences of Councilmember Figueroa and Councilmember Grassi.

 

The motion carried.

 

13.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at  8:31 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20190701-0700 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43647/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20190701-1546 

Ordinances

Ordinance :718-19011218-718 

Resolutions

Resolution:896-19020614-896 
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