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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

8/17/2020 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, August 17, 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

 

Present

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, Police Chief Premo, Public Safety Administrator Hales and City Clerk Genetia.

 

3.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Keel 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

 

Citizens Taking Actions Against Crime Award - Police Chief Premo recognized Hannali Takkunen for her courage and action in assisting the police with the apprehension and arrest of the person involved in a vehicle prowl. 

 

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 August 3, 2020 Council meeting as submitted.

B.   Receive and File:  Payroll for period ending 07/31/20; and Claims dated 07/15/20 and 07/30/20.

C.   Pass an ordinance of the City of University Place, Washington, amending portions of Titles 10,13, and 14 of the University Place Municipal Code; relating to insurance and indemnity requirements for certain permits. (ORDINANCE NO. 733)

D.    Authorize the City Manager to execute a Local Agency Agreement with Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd., as required for construction of the 35th Street Improvement project, in the amount not to exceed Eighty-One Thousand Two Hundred Thirty-Nine Dollars ($81,239.00).

 

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 a total of 70 applications were received for the grant funding, two of which were from non-profits. A total of $346,000 had been distributed to local businesses.  The City has also entered into an agreement with Families Unlimited Network who will administer, on behalf of the City, the distribution of $100,000 grant allocation for rental, child-care, and utilities assistance under the human services portion of the CARES Act.  Distribution to qualified University Place residents will begin on August 24.

 

Members of the City Council individually expressed their gratitude to staff for their quick, efficient, and timely action in handling the distribution of the CARES Act relief to the community, noting that they have received positive comments from local businesses. 

 

Mayor Pro Tem Worthington also recognized the Pierce County Executive and County Council for providing COVID-19 testing in University Place and making it available to its residents.

 

Councilmember Figueroa also commended the staff for a job well done on its “We are Open” campaign with local businesses.

 

Mayor Belleci reported that the Pierce Transit Board composition was recently changed and that under the new composition, the City of University Place will now share a seat with the City of Fircrest. Pierce Transit has requested a nomination for that position. She indicated that since Councilmember Keel is now currently serving on the Board, it seems appropriate that he continues to serve.  With that, his name will be submitted as a nominee for the Pierce Transit Board position.

 

9.         ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 6:56 p.m.  No other action was taken. 

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20200817-0903 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

44060/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20200817-0835 

Ordinances

Ordinance :733-19020102-733 

Resolutions

 
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