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Meeting Minutes: Regular Council Meeting Minutes

Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

9/8/2020 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Tuesday, September 8, 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 (arrived at 6:53 p.m.)

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, Police Chief Premo, Network Administrator Vallantyne, 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 Keel to approve the agenda.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

5.         PRESENTATIONS

 

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Proclamation – Councilmember Pro Tem Lee read and presented a proclamation to Shane and his mother Christa Oak in support of the cause to treat and cure children with cancer.  

 

COVID-19 Update – Dr. Anthony Chen, Director of the Tacoma-Pierce County Department of Public Health, provided Council with an update on the COVID-19 pandemic, and answered questions raised by Council.

 

25th Anniversary Video – Mayor Belleci presented a special video commemorating the City’s 25th anniversary.

 

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 17, 2020 Council meeting as submitted.

B.   Receive and File:  Payroll for periods ending 08/15/20 and 08/31/20.

C.   Authorize the City Manager to execute a Local Agency Agreement with Universal Field Services, Inc., as required for construction of the 67th Avenue Phase 2 Improvement project, in the amount not to exceed Two Hundred Twenty-Three Thousand, Six Hundred and Sixty-Three Dollars ($223,663.00).

D.   Adopt a resolution casting the Council’s vote for membership on the Board of Commissioners for Pierce Transit. (RESOLUTION NO. 929)

E.   Authorize the City Manager to approve the contract/statement of work with Marquam Group, Ltd. for $84,072.33 for Remote Collaboration Upgrades, scheduled for completion by November 30, 2020.

 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

8.         CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg provided an update on the City’s 2020 roadway improvement projects currently underway as well as upcoming projects scheduled for 2021.  He also informed the Council and the public that another free COVID-19 testing will be offered on September 22, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the old Windmill Village site.

 

Councilmember Keel reported that Sound Transit is working on a realignment of its voter-approved projects impacted by COVID-19.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Worthington wished everyone in University Place a happy 25th anniversary.

 

Mayor Belleci alerted the community on the fire danger that is happening around Pierce County and asked them to be cognizant of that by limiting their outdoor fire use. She offered her positive thoughts and prayers to those affected by the wildfire.  She also reminded Council of the upcoming Finance Committee meeting scheduled for September 21 which will begin at 5:00 p.m.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

9.         ALARM PERMIT PROGRAM

 

Police Chief Premo provided an overview of the alarm permit program and discussed the proposed changes to its fee schedule.  He indicated that staff is proposing a $40 annual permit fee; $100 per false alarm response; and $150 per false robbery/panic alarm. The annual permit renewal will assist in helping ensure that information on alarm systems are updated. With the current average of 400 calls for alarm service responses per year (of which 99.1% are false), Chief Premo stated that the department’s goal is to reduce the false alarm calls by educating home/business owners on maintenance and proper use of alarm systems.  The projected income for this new alarm permit program will go to the public safety fund to support the cost of the alarm permit system, officer response, and additional public safety initiatives.

 

Discussion followed regarding the proposed fee changes; impact on one free false alarm call vs. no free false alarm call; the number of false alarm calls; the actual cost of running the program; the actual cost for servicing calls; prioritization of alarm calls; penalty for false alarms; and appeal process. 

 

A second study on this matter will be scheduled later to further review and discuss the hard costs for this program. 

 

10.      FLASHVOTE SURVEY RESULTS – TO BE RESCHEDULED.

 

11.      ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:41 p.m.  No other action was taken. 

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20200908-0908 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

44082/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20200908-1104 

Ordinances

 

Resolutions

Resolution:929-19020717-929 
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