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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

8/3/2020 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, August 3, 2020

(Remote Participation)

 

 

 

 

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 Keel

 

Present

Councilmember Pro Tem Lee

 

Present

Councilmember McCluskey

 

Excused

Councilmember Flemming

 

Present

Mayor Pro Tem Worthington

 

Present

Mayor Belleci

 

Present

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Sugg, City Attorney Kaser, Executive Director/ACM Craig, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund, Finance Director Blaisdell and City Clerk Genetia.

 

MOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Worthington, seconded by Councilmember Keel, to excuse the absence of Councilmember McCluskey.

 

The motion carried.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Figueroa led Council in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

4.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

5.         PRESENTATION

 

Mayor Belleci read a proclamation against racial injustice, declaring the City Council’s intent to investigate; to change policies and procedures that have contributed to systemic racism within its local government based on outcomes of community conversations partnered with subject matter experts.  

 

6.         PUBLIC COMMENTS – None. 

 

7.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

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

 

A.    Approve the minutes of the July 20, 2020 Council meeting as submitted.

  

B.    Pass an ordinance amending Chapter 4.40 of the University Place Municipal Code, relating to City Fund types. (ORDINANCE NO. 732)

C.    Adopt a resolution making further technical corrections to Resolution No. 924. (RESOLUTION NO. 928)

D.    Authorize the City Manager to execute a Local Agency Agreement with Sitts & Hill for survey services, as required for construction of the Chambers Creek Road/Chambers Lane project, in the amount not to exceed Thirty-One Thousand Five Hundred and Fifty-One Dollars ($31,551.00).

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

8.         CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg provided an update on the CARES Act funding and distribution process.  He indicated that 67 businesses and 2 non-profits have qualified for grants totaling $351,000.  Distribution of funds began Friday and is anticipated to be completed tomorrow. The City will now proceed to the distribution of up to $95,000 for rental, child-care, and utilities assistance under human services portion of the CARES Act. Additionally, City Manager Sugg reported that there will be free COVID-19 testing provided by Pierce County to the public at the old Windmill Village site tomorrow between 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Councilmember Keel reported from AWC that there is a strong possibility that the State will be allocating roughly an additional $15 per capita of CARES Act fund to the cities.     

 

Councilmember Pro Tem Lee reported that the City’s Public Safety Department is currently working on its public safety education training series.  The remote training will start on October 8, 2020 and will run through November. He encouraged the community to register.

 

Councilmember Flemming commented on the City’s hard work on the CARES Act fund process and distribution; he also stressed the importance of getting tested for COVID-19 and encouraged the public to take advantage of the free testing tomorrow.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Worthington recognized the City’s strong efforts in getting the CARES Act funding out to the public.

 

Mayor Belleci appreciated the time and effort the staff have spent in getting the CARES Act funding out to the community. She also looks forward to the possible additional funding to further help the community.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

9.         INSURANCE CODE

 

City Attorney Kaser presented the recommended changes to the University Place Municipal Code relating to appropriate indemnity conditions for permit issuance.  He indicated that recently, the City’s insurance carrier has provided guidance relative to a number of contracts and obligations that the City regularly enters into.  The following changes are intended to modernize Code provisions in light of current best-practices recommended by our insurance carrier:

 

·   UPMC Section 10.45.100 Transportation permits–Oversized Load – to raise limits from $100,000 per occurrence to $200,000 per occurrence and from $300,000 to $2,000,000 aggregate; in addition to require, as a condition of permit issuance, to indemnify and hold the City harmless.

·   UPMC Section 13.05.670 Public Works contracts “Insurance Required” – to (1) raise the rate of CGL insurance coverage to no less than $2,000,000 per occurrence; and (2) shorten the time to two days of notice of policy cancellation.

·   UPMC Section 14.10.050 Moving of Structures - considering the rarity of applications for such permits, the “public liability insurance policy,” has been recommended to be removed.

 

The proposed changes will be moved forward for Council consideration.

 

 

10.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.  No other action was taken. 

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20200803-0820 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

44046/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20200803-0725 

Ordinances

Ordinance :732-19020101-732 

Resolutions

Resolution:928-19020716-928 
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