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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

7/15/2019 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, July 15, 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 Deputy City Clerk as follows:

 

Councilmember Figueroa

 

Present

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, Executive Director/ACM Craig, Police Chief Premo, Communications/IT Manager Seesz, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Human Resources Manager Petorak and Deputy City Clerk Nicholas.

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Figueroa led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

5.     PRESENTATIONS

 

Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Benefit Trust - AWC CEO King and Director of Member Pooling Programs Wilmes delivered an overview of the Trust’s membership criteria and elected official criteria.

 

Fireworks Ordinance Overview - Police Chief Premo recapped 4th of July calls of service, complaints and staffing levels.

 

6.         PUBLIC COMMENTS - The following individuals provided public comment: David Hufford, 3620 Soundview Drive West; Don Nebres, 5112 Sunset Drive West; Howard Lee, 8302 41st Street West; and Julie Finnegan, 3537 67th Avenue West.  

  

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.   Approve the minutes of the July 1, 2019 Council meeting as submitted.

B.   Receive & File:  Payroll for the period ending 06/30/19 and Claims dated 06/28/19.

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

8.         67th STREET OVERLAY BID AWARD

 

Staff Report - Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund detailed bid opening results and project improvements included in the 67th Avenue West rehabilitation and overlay project. The project is partially grant-funded at approximately 70% with an Engineers Estimate of $414,255.00.

 

Public Comment - None.

 

Council Consideration - MOTION: By Councilmember Figueroa seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to authorize the City Manager to award the 67th Avenue West Overlay project, subject to WSDOT concurrence, to Puget Paving & Construction in the amount of $514,435.00 and execute all necessary contract documents.

 

The motion carried.

 

9.         CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg announced the recent opening of Trek Bicycle, a destination business in the Village at Chambers Bay. He congratulated Council on its decision to choose the right anchor for the development when it executed an agreement in 2013 to secure Whole Foods. This directly stimulated economic development, bringing outside sales tax dollars to the City. He also encouraged residents to participate in National Night Out.

 

Councilmember McCluskey invited the community to the City’s upcoming Moonlight Movies in the Park and congratulated Community Connection Place for its successful day camp program.

 

Councilmember Worthington reported increased numbers of FlashVote users, and suggested that during National Night Out, councilmembers make residents aware of this tool and the unique opportunity it brings to shape the City’s future.

 

Mayor Keel shared his experience at the last Curran Apple Orchard Concert in the Park and encouraged the public to attend future concerts. He concluded by highlighting the upcoming Council meeting agenda items.

 

At 8:00 p.m., Council took a break and resumed to study session at 8:08 p.m.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

10.      IT/COMMUNICATIONS UPDATE

 

City Manager Sugg updated Council on numerous media and IT projects. One of Council’s highest goals is to implement an electronic citizens/public communications strategy. Mr. Sugg described how those goals are being accomplished through the City’s E-Newsletter, Facebook, FlashVote, Website, Twitter, and YouTube accounts. He reported projects within the categories of UPTV/video production, printed informational materials, and web/citizen systems that offer public outreach and access to City services.

 

Councilmembers discussed informational handouts, promoting FlashVote, ENewsletter, Moonlight Movie in the Park, and exploring podcasting.

 

Council requested a detailed report at the next update, including data on electronic usage that identifies unique visitors and where they are coming from.

 

11.      EXTENDED COUNCIL MEMBER ABSENCES

 

City Attorney Kaser explained State statute and Council Rules that apply to councilmember absences and detailed three options that would address extended councilmember absences from regular council meetings. He and Human Resources Manager Petorak also offered examples of processes and forms to fill vacancies or approved extended leaves of absence.

 

Councilmembers discussed merits of the three options, associated costs, and details of the recruitment and application questions, and process.

 

Council determined there was enough interest among Councilmembers in moving forward with appointing a Councilmember Pro Tempore. They provided input for staff’s use in drafting the recruitment process and application materials and would like to review the final draft materials during a Council meeting in the very near future.

 

At 9:00 p.m., and 9:28 p.m., motions were made and carried to extend the meeting for 30 minutes and to 10:00 p.m. respectively.

 

12.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:54 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Debora Nicholas

Deputy City Clerk

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Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20190715-0813 

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43661/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

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