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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

3/2/2020 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, March 2, 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

 

Excused

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, Executive Assistant/ACM Craig, Human Resources Manager Petorak, Public Safety Administrator Hales, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Public Works, Parks & Facilities Director Cooper, City Clerk Genetia and City Attorney Kaser (participated by phone).

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Flemming, seconded by Councilmember Keel, to excuse the absence of Councilmember Figueroa.

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember McCluskey led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

A motion was made and was carried to amend the Agenda to remove Item 10 – Court Services Agreements.

 

MOTION:  By Councilmember Flemming, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to approve the agenda as amended. 

 

The motion carried.

 

5.         PRESENTATION

 

Stephanie Dunkel, Assistant Division Director of the Pierce County CDC Division, presented information on COVID 19 – how it spreads, the evolving situation in the region, public health’s role, and non-pharmaceutical interventions.

 

6.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – None.  

  

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

A.   Approve the minutes of the February 18, 2020 Council meeting as submitted.

B.   Receive and File:  Payroll for period ending 02/15/20; and Claims dated 02/14/20 and 02/19/20.

C.   Confirm David Graybill’s re-appointment to the Planning Commission for a four-year term ending January 31, 2024.

D.   Confirm Wayne Mannie’s appointment to the Planning Commission for a four-year term ending January 31, 2024.

E.   Confirm Ed Wood’s re-appointment to the Public Safety Advisory Commission for a four-year term ending January 31, 2024.

F.    Confirm Ruthann Reim’s appointment to the Public Safety Advisory Commission for a four-year term ending January 31, 2024.

G.   Confirm Amy Booth’s appointment to the Public Safety Advisory Commission for a four-year term ending January 31, 2024.

H.   Confirm Kim Nordby’s appointment to the Public Safety Advisory Commission for a term ending January 31, 2023.

I.     Authorize the City Manager to execute a contract with BRH Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers for survey services associated with the Lakewood Drive Overlay project in the amount of $38,219.

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

8.     PARKING CODE

 

Staff ReportEngineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund presented the proposed changes to the City’s Parking Code.  Director Ecklund indicated that the City’s current Parking Code, which dates to incorporation, basically adopted the Pierce County Code by reference.  He stated that recently, the City has identified several limitations and disadvantages to doing that.  Staff recommends adopting a City of University-specific parking code that would allow the City full control of its parking regulations as well as full authority to enact and enforce parking restrictions. He noted that the proposed legislation does not establish specific parking restrictions, but rather provides a framework for establishing such restrictions and provides a flexible menu of options for administration and enforcement. Director Ecklund also addressed questions/concerns raised at the last meeting regarding specific administrative impacts if the City were to establish neighborhood parking zones and appropriate fines for violators.

 

Public Comment – None.

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Worthington, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to pass an Ordinance repealing Chapter 10.15 of the University Place Municipal Code and adopting new Chapter 10.15A; pertaining to parking.

 

AMENDMENT TO MOTION:  By Councilmember Flemming, seconded by Councilmember McCluskey, to amend the proposed ordinance with the proposed alternative language drafted by the City Attorney (below), substituting in proposed 10.15A.140(b) striking $25.00, inserting $50.00. 

 

10.15A.140 Penalty for Violation

(a)   A violation of Sections 10.15A.020, 10.15A.030 or 10.15A.040 of this Code shall be deemed an infraction and shall be subject to a fine of $100.00, plus fees, costs and assessments.

(b)   Any violation or failure to comply with any provisions of this Chapter for which a penalty is not otherwise specified, shall be deemed an infraction and shall be subject to a fine of $25.00 $50.00 plus fees, costs and assessments.

(c)   In addition to any fines, the City shall be entitled to restitution for all recoveries, including, but not limited to, the costs of impoundment and the loss of the ability to use the parking space.

 

The motion carried.

 

The main motion carried as amended.  (ORDINANCE NO. 727)

 

9.         CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg provided a report on what the City is doing to provide, communicate and facilitate in-house and community outreach efforts on the COVID-19 situation.

 

Councilmember Flemming requested that the assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care and adult care facilities be included in the outreach.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Worthington commended the staff for proactive efforts in providing the public with resources and information for responding to COVID-19.

 

Mayor Belleci reported on the Pierce County Reginal Council General Assembly that she and Mayor Pro Tem Worthington attended.  She also reported that Representatives Kilduff and Leavitt hosted a community-wide open house over the weekend.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

10.      COURT SERVICES AGREEMENTS – REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA

 

11.      ADA TRANSITION PLAN

 

Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund reported that under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the City is required to develop, implement and update its ADA Transition Plan.  The purpose of the Plan is to evaluate existing public pedestrian facilities and identify the steps necessary to bring these facilities into compliance with the current ADA standards.  He indicated that the City’s ADA Plan has recently been reviewed by representatives of the Federal Highway Administration Office of Civil Rights, and based on its review, it has been determined that the City’s Plan did not provide an adequate schedule break down by year for the next 20 years. He noted that the needs for the City’s ADA routes are significantly greater than the City’s available funding.  Accordingly, the Plan has been updated to provide additional detail per year and it also specifically notes the amount of outside funding needed ($4.25 million) to achieve compliance within the 20 years.  Director Ecklund indicated that having an approved ADA Plan is a key aspect to eligibility for federal grant funding.

 

Discussion followed regarding funding sources to address project/immediate need; and inventory of concerns/staff assessments. 

 

12.      PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE (PROS) PLAN

 

Mr. Overdorf of SCJ Alliance provided an updated PROS Plan (included in the packet) that contained the edits made based on Council comments at its February 18 meeting.  He provided a summary on the public engagement and participation process of updating the Plan.  He reviewed the next steps related to the capital improvement projects and priorities and the implementation of the updated Plan, noting the application process and deadlines for grant funding.

 

Discussion followed regarding recommendations for parks CIP; (themes) reclassification of parks for qualitative level of service; cost estimates for project maps; design and security perspective; and project funding.

 

Park Advisory Commission Chair Thorndill offered a suggestion in revising the flow of the document (section on recommended improvements for the parks) for consistency.

 

The adoption of the document will be brought forward for Council consideration.

 

13.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:39 p.m.  No other action was taken. 

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20200302-0723 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

43892/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20200302-1126 

Ordinances

Ordinance :727-19011227-727 

Resolutions

 
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