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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

8/19/2019 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, August 19, 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

 

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, Police Chief Premo, Planning & Development Services Director Swindale and City Clerk Genetia.  

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Worthington led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried.

 

5.     PRESENTATION

 

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Proclamation – Councilmember Worthington presented a proclamation to Krista Ok declaring the month of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the City of University Place.

 

6.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individuals provided public comment:  Mickey Barker, 8320 27th Street West; Juella Zenor, 8205 53rd Street Court West; Howard Lee, 8302 41st Street West; and Larry Edlund, 6204 84th Avenue West.

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.   Approve the minutes of the August 5, 2019 Council meeting as submitted.

B.   Receive & File:  Payroll for the period ending 07/15/19 and 07/31/19.

The motion carried.

 

8.         CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg reported on the musical series event hosted by the City for the month of August - Music on the Square and Midday Melodies. 

 

Councilmember Worthington provided an update on the Flash Vote participation count.

 

Councilmember McCluskey shared a news article on the impact of drones and vaping in City parks. To that regard, Councilmember McCluskey plans to introduce a legislative proposal on these two items. 

 

Mayor Pro Tem Belleci reported on the success of the National Night Out event and hoped for an extended time to spend in the neighborhoods.  She thanked all the neighborhoods who have participated in the event.  Mayor Pro Tem Belleci also reported that she and Councilmember McCluskey attended the Pierce County Regional Council (PCRC) meeting where the VISION 2050 topic was discussed.  Additionally, she reported on community events happening in the City and encouraged the public to attend.

 

Mayor Keel commended the staff for coordinating the National Night Out event and looks forward to the 2020 event.  He provided a highlight on upcoming agenda topics.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

9.         VISION 2050

 

Planning and Development Services Director Swindale provided an overview of Pierce County Regional Council’s presentation on VISION 2050. 

 

Discussion followed regarding the impact and benefit of the transportation system and funding; inequity in voting voice; impact on the City if set goals/targets are not met; impact on economy to achieve meaningful reductions of greenhouse effects - “cost for utopia;” and job and housing imbalance.

 

Director Swindale indicated that the City has drafted a letter on Council’s behalf in response to the draft VISION 2050 document and seeks direction from Council on its contents.  He then proceeded to review and discuss the drafted letter.  He also highlighted the contents of the Pierce County Regional Council’s response letter.  Council provided feedback and requested that the “cost of utopia” comment be added to the City’s response letter.  Council also supported the Pierce County Regional Council’s letter and directed staff to prepare a resolution to that effect.

 

10.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Before recessing to Executive Session, a motion was made and was carried to extend the regular meeting to 10:00 p.m.

 

At 8:18 p.m., the City Council adjourned to Executive Session for approximately one hour, per RCW 42.30.110(1)(h), to evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to elective office.

 

The regular meeting resumed at 9:17 p.m.

 

11.      SELECTION OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR COUNCILMEMBER PRO TEM POSITION

 

Mayor Keel thanked all the applicants for their time and involvement in the application process, and for their commitment to serving the community.

 

After review and evaluation of applicants, Council selected the following candidates for the Councilmember Pro Tem position: Kennith George, Donald Gaines, Gerald Gehring, Robert Masko and Darren Zemanek.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Figueroa, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the above-named candidates for interview.

 

The motion carried.

 

Council also consented to extending the interview time from 10 to 15 minutes per individual.

 

12.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:27 p.m.  No other action was taken.

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

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Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20190819-0718 

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Regular Meeting Agenda-20190819-0739 

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