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Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

2/3/2020 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, February 3, 2020

City Council Chambers, Market Place West

 

 

 

1.         CALL REGULAR MEETING TO ORDER

 

Mayor 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

 

Present

Councilmember Flemming

 

Present

Councilmember Keel

 

Present

Councilmember Pro Tem Lee

 

Present

Councilmember McCluskey

 

Present

Mayor Pro Tem Worthington

 

Present

Mayor Belleci

 

Present

 

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

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

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

 

4.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Worthington, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to amend the agenda to remove Item 12 – Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan. 

 

The motion carried.

 

The approval of the amended agenda was moved and carried. 

 

5.         PRESENTATIONS

 

Black History Month Proclamation – Mayor Belleci presented Debra Fatimah Mateen and Dawud Mateen with a proclamation recognizing the month of February as Black History Month.

 

2019 Third Quarter Financial Report – Finance Director Blaisdell presented the third quarter 2019 Financial Report, giving a summary of revenues and expenditures.

 

6.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided comment:  Danny Moulding, 4206 66th Avenue West.

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

Councilmember McCluskey requested that Items 7F and 7G be pulled for separate consideration.

 

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

A.   Approve the minutes of the January 21, 2020 and January 25, 2020 Council meetings as submitted.

B.   Receive and File:  Payroll for period ending 01/15/20; and Claims dated 01/03/20, 01/07/20, 01/09/20 and 01/15/20.

C.   Receive and File:  2020 Council Committees and Representatives Assignments.

D.   Receive and File:  2019 Third Quarter Financial Report.

E.   Adopt a Resolution terminating the Mission Committee of the City Council.  (RESOLUTION NO. 909)

F.    Adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to expend previously budgeted funds on evaluating the feasibility of development within the City’s Town Center. (PULLED FOR SEPARATE CONSIDERATION)

G.   Authorize the City Manager to award the Curran Apple Orchard spraying services to Washington Tree Service in the amount of $10,660.30 annually, for a three-year contract totaling $31,980.90, including W.S.S.T., and execute all necessary documents. (PULLED FOR SEPARATE CONSIDERATION)

 

The motion carried.

 

Item 7F:

 

City Attorney Kaser offered the following substitution for Section 1 of the Resolution: 

 

Section 1.  Authorization.  The City Council hereby authorizes the City Manager to expend an amount not to exceed $35,000 to engage professional consultant services to evaluate the feasibility of City infrastructure on and around Lot 1 and to evaluate the effect of construction of City infrastructure on the feasibility of private development of Lot 1 vis-à-vis Homestead Park.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Flemming, seconded by Councilmember Keel, to accept the substitute language to the Resolution.

 

The motion carried.

 

MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Worthington, seconded by Councilmember Keel, to adopt a Resolution authorizing the City Manager to expend previously budgeted funds on evaluating the feasibility of development within the City’s Town Center.

 

The motion carried.  (RESOLUTION NO. 910)   

 

Item 7G:  Tabled for the next Council meeting.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

8.     EMERGENCY VEHICLE ACCESS REGULATIONS

 

Staff ReportPlanning and Development Services Director Swindale presented the proposed ordinance that would amend UPMC Title 13.20.330 relating to emergency vehicle access requirements for accessory dwelling units.  The amendment would provide an exemption for allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to be located beyond the 150 feet of an emergency vehicle access point requirement, provided they have an NFPA 13D residential sprinkler system.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council Consideration MOTION:  By Councilmember Flemming, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to pass an Ordinance amending Section 13.20.330 of the University Place Municipal Code relating to emergency vehicle access requirements for accessory dwelling units.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 724)

9.     FIRE CODE AMENDMENTS

 

Staff ReportPlanning and Development Services Director Swindale presented the proposed ordinance that would exempt residential R-3 occupancies (single and two-family dwelling units) from the requirement in the appendices B and C of the International Fire Code (IFC) that a fire hydrant be located no more than 250 feet on a through-street and 200 feet on a dead-end street from any point on the street frontage of a property.  This exemption would be allowed only if the residence is fully protected with an approved NFPA 13D automatic fire sprinkler system and a fire hydrant is located no further away than 500 feet.  The amendment will relieve the Fire Code Official of the need to grant modifications.  In addition, the ordinance will designate the Fire Code Official with the authority to require fire watches as opposed to the Fire Chief, as is currently required in UPMC Title 14.05.110(AA).

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council Consideration MOTION:  By Councilmember Flemming, seconded by Councilmember Keel, to pass an Ordinance amending section 14.05.110 of the University Place Municipal Code relating to local amendments to the International Fire Code.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 725)

 

10.  UNIVERSITY PLACE REFUSE RECYCLING SURCHARGE

 

Staff ReportHuman Resource Manager Petorak presented an ordinance that would increase the solid waste base rate by an additional 3.13% recycling surcharge to all base rates for a full 12 months beginning March 1, 2020 as a result of continued depression of recycling commodities market.  In addition, she indicated that University Place Refuse will automatically be receiving a Consumer Price Index (CPI) and LRI-related disposal tip fee pass-through rate adjustments that were provided for in the City’s current franchise agreement. 

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council Consideration MOTION:  By Councilmember Flemming, seconded by Councilmember Figueroa, to pass an Ordinance increasing the solid waste base rate by an additional 3.13% as a recycling surcharge for a total of 12 months in accordance with the current solid waste franchise agreements with University Place Refuse Services, Inc., and Lemay-Pierce County Refuse Waste Connections Company.

 

The motion passed 6 to 1.  Councilmember Keel voted no.  (ORDINANCE NO. 726)

 

11.      CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg requested that consideration of Item 7G, as well as the PROS Plan study scheduled for tonight be deferred to the February 18 Council meeting. 

 

Considering the City Manager’s report on the delivery status of the PROS Plan report, Councilmember McCluskey suggested having a special meeting for the review of the PROS Plan document before its consideration on February 18.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Worthington reported that he, Councilmember Figueroa and Councilmember Keel attended the Association of Washington Cities’ (AWC) legislative Action Days where they had the opportunity to hear in-depth details on I-976 and to meet with Representative Kilduff and Senator O’Ban.

 

Councilmember Keel updated Council on AWC’s position on transportation and other impacts of I-976. He also informed Council of his anticipated absence from Council meetings due to medical reasons.

 

Councilmember Figueroa indicated that he is not in favor of having a special meeting to review the PROS Plan.  

Councilmember Lee remarked on the PROS Plan requirement and grant funding from RCO. 

 

Mayor Belleci reported that she attended a ribbon cutting event for a new family-owned business in University Place – Bishops Hair Salon.  She reminded her colleagues of Pierce County Regional Council’s General Assembly meeting and informed the public of the Meet Up with the Mayor, Public Safety Open House and other upcoming community events.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

12.      PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE (PROS) PLAN – REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA

 

13.      STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM UPDATE

 

Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, along with NPDES Coordinator Smith, presented the annual updates to the City’s Stormwater Management Program (SWMP).  He stated that this program identifies the stormwater related actions and activities that need to be conducted by the City in order to meet the requirements of the City’s NPDES Municipal Stormwater permit.  Director Ecklund indicated that the past updates have been relatively minor; this year, however, that is not the case.  The new NPDES permit issued by the Department of Ecology last July reflects new changes in addition to what have been required in the past.  The new required elements of this program are:  (1) stormwater planning, (2) public education and outreach, (3) public involvement and participation, (4) MS4 mapping and documentation, (5) illicit discharge detection and elimination, (6) controlling runoff from new development, redevelopment and construction site, (7) operation and maintenance, (8) source control program for existing development, (9) monitoring and assessment, and (10) reporting.  He identified and explained major changes in the various sections of the required program elements outlined in the staff report.

 

The public comment period for the program is open today through February 18, 2020.  A public hearing is scheduled on this matter at the February 18, 2020 Council meeting.

 

14.      RAINIER CONNECT REQUEST TO ASSUME CLICK! CABLE FRANCHISE

 

City Attorney Kaser indicated that in late 2017, the City Council granted Click! TV a cable franchise for an initial term of ten years, with two potential renewal terms of seven years each, for a total term not to exceed twenty-four years.  He informed Council that recently, the City has received a request from Rainer Connect North, LLC to assume that franchise. Attorney Kaser stated that under the terms of the franchise, the City is generally required to grant the assumption. The City is required to act within 120-days of this request. 

 

Chris Bacha, Chief Deputy City Attorney of the City of Tacoma, provided a brief history of Click! Network and how the decision was made to transfer its operations to Rainier Connect.  He explained that under the agreement, Rainier Connect will manage and maintain the network, which includes annual investments in network upgrades. Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) will continue to own the network.

 

Brian Haynes, CEO & President of Rainier Connect indicated that the company is committed to continuing to provide great customer service, competitive Internet speeds, cable tv, telephone services, and more to Click! Network’s clients.

 

At 8:58 p.m., a motion was made and was carried to extend the meeting for 15 minutes.

 

Discussion followed regarding how Rainier Connect’s assumption of the franchise would affect customers and services.

 

15.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:08 p.m.  No other action was taken. 

 

Submitted by,

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20200203-0851 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

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Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20200203-0904 

Ordinances

Ordinance :726-19011226-726; Ordinance :725-19011225-725; Ordinance :724-19011224-724 

Resolutions

Resolution:910-19020628-910; Resolution:909-19020627-909 
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