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Meeting Type

Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Meeting Date

2/1/2021 

Minutes

CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE

MINUTES

Regular Meeting of the City Council

Monday, February 1, 2021

(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, Planning and Development Services Director Swindale, Public Works, Parks & Facilities Director Cooper, HR Manager Petorak, Executive Director/ACM Craig, Finance Director Blaisdell, NPPDES Coordinator Smith, Engineering and Capital Projects Director Ecklund and City Clerk Genetia.

 

3.           PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Councilmember Flemming 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.           PUBLIC COMMENTS – The following individual provided comments via email:  JoAnn Fritsche.

 

6.           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 January 19, 2021 and January 23, 2021 meetings as submitted.

B.     Receive and File:  Payroll for period ending 01/15/21; Claims dated 12/31/20 and 01/15/21.

C.     Receive and File:  2021 Council Representatives and Assignments.

D.     Adopt a Resolution providing the Park Advisory Commission direction of the development of a Master Plan for Homestead Park. (RESOLUTION NO. 944)

 

The motion carried.

 

COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

 

7.           GGLO PLANNING SERVICES CONTRACT

 

Staff Report – Public Works, Parks & Facilities Director Cooper presented a recommendation to authorize the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with GGLO for the design and consultant

services associated with the Homestead Park Master Plan. He indicated that the PSA is a companion item to Item No. 6D on the Consent Agenda which directs the Park Advisory Commission to move forward with the development of a Master Plan for Homestead Park. To accomplish this task, the Park Advisory Commission will need assistance from a professional consultant to develop a detailed plan. GGLO has previous experience with this project and has presented draft renderings to Council at its January 23, 2021 meeting.  Director Cooper noted the expected process and deliverables for this project.    

 

Public Comment – None. 

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Worthington, seconded by Councilmember Keel, to authorize the City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement with GGLO for design services associated with Homestead Master Plan in the amount of Sixty-Four Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty-Two Dollars ($64,932.00).

 

The motion carried.

 

8.      UNIVERSITY PLACE REFUSE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

 

Staff Report – Human Resources Manager Petorak provided an overview and discussed the main changes to the current University Place Refuse Franchise agreement.  These changes include: (1) Streamlining the rate setting (changing the annual LRI and CPI calculation methodology; increasing drop box and compactor rates; and increasing the Pierce County Average Rate Ceiling from 100% to 103%); (2) Enhanced services (introducing low-income senior’s discount, bulky item pick-up service, and Saturday dump access); (3) Franchise length; and (4) Housekeeping (code and insurance updates/added to franchise language). She indicated that the City holds two refuse franchise agreements – one with University Place Refuse Service, Inc. (main service provider) and the other with Lemay, Inc. The franchises currently in place were adopted in 2009 and are set to expire on December 31, 2025. The proposed franchise agreement would begin upon adoption and terminate on December 31, 2035. It includes a one-time five additional year extension option (through 2040); however, that must be mutually agreed upon by both U.P. Refuse and the City.  Any negotiations for the franchise or franchise changes would begin in the year 2033.

 

Public Comment – None. 

 

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Worthington, seconded by Councilmember Keel, to pass an Ordinance granting a franchise to University Place Refuse Service, Inc.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 743)

 

9.      BUILDING CODE UPDATE

 

Staff Report – Planning and Development Services Director Swindale presented a recommendation to amend Title 14, Chapter 14.05 related to Building and Construction to comply with RCW 19.27 of the State Building Code by adopting the 2018 Edition of the International Code, the 2018 Edition of the State Energy Code, and the 2018 Edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code.  He reported that every three years, the State Building Code Council (SBCC) advises the State Legislature on updates to the State Building Code. Since 2003 the SBCC has advised the State Legislature to adopt the International Codes (I-Codes) developed by the International Code Council (ICC) as the State Building Code. He indicated that once the SBCC adopts the State Building Code, individual jurisdictions are required to adopt it by reference.

 

The ICC develops the codes and standards used to construct residential and commercial buildings including homes, schools, and businesses. The I-Codes are a complete set of comprehensive, coordinated building safety and fire prevention codes. All fifty states and the District of Columbia have adopted the I-Codes at the state or jurisdictional level. Individual jurisdiction may make a few limited in-house amendments to the State Building Code. No new amendments to the State Building Code are proposed at this time.

 

Public Comment – None. 

  

Council ConsiderationMOTION:  By Mayor Pro Tem Worthington, seconded by Councilmember Keel, to pass an Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 671, amending Title 14, Chapter 14.05 related to Building and Construction to comply with RCW 19.27 of the State Building Code by adopting the 2018 Edition of the International Code, 2018 Edition of the State Energy Code and the 2018 Edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code.

 

The motion carried.  (ORDINANCE NO. 744)

 

10.        CITY MANAGER & COUNCIL COMMENTS/REPORTS

 

City Manager Sugg informed Council that he and Mayor Pro Tem Worthington attended a meeting called by Pierce County Executive Dammeier concerning the issue of illegal street racing in Pierce County and shared the coordinated approach/effort Pierce County has outlined to combat this problem. Mayor Pro Tem Worthington added that the County Executive, along with the County Prosecutor and the Sheriff, are asking jurisdictions to join in this effort and to look at potential ordinances that the City may need in enforcement, setting a common bar throughout the County. Pierce County Executive has requested a response from the City by Thursday.  Councilmembers agreed to participate in Pierce County’s coordinated effort to address illegal street racing.

 

Councilmember McCluskey shared topics presented at the recent Pierce County Regional Council (PCRC) meeting she attended. She also reminded Council of the upcoming PCRC General Assembly.

 

Councilmember Flemming informed Council that USDA has renewed its agreement with the Our Church Foundation in handling the distribution of 500 boxes of food a week to the community.

 

Mayor Pro Tem Worthington reported that he attended the Rainier Communications Commission meeting and provided an update on the Comcast Franchise Agreement.

 

Mayor Belleci thanked Mayor Pro Tem Worthington for standing in for her during her absence at the last Council meeting as well the meeting with the County Executive this morning.  She informed Council of her meeting with the Master Builders Association.

 

STUDY SESSION

 

11.        PURCHASING POLICY

 

Finance Director Blaisdell indicated that the update to the Purchasing Policy was prompted by a Council request to include language related to local preference. Changes to the Purchasing Policy include the addition of a section on Sustainable Purchasing; adjustment of limits for Public Works Single-Craft and Multi-Craft projects to match the RCW updates; and new language to Section 1.10 relating to City Council approval. The basic policies are unchanged from the current policy document. Additional changes not yet included in the document are adjustments to the City’s solicitation limits related to competitive bidding requirements and the City Manager and Council approval requirements. Director Blaisdell also addressed the question raised at the December 7, 2020 meeting regarding the various Bid, Quote, and Proposal language by providing detailed descriptions of each in the memo included in the packet. Should Council approve these adjustments, the document will be updated and conforming changes to the municipal code will transpire upon its passage.    

 

Discussion followed regarding policy direction with regards to the use of RFP and RFQ.

 

12.        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).  As a condition of the City’s NPDES Municipal Stormwater Permit, the City is required to develop, implement, and annually update its Stormwater Management Program. The program lists the components that are required to be addressed

and identifies the stormwater related actions and activities that need to be conducted by the City to meet its requirements under the NPDES Municipal Stormwater permit. The changes in this year’s update are minor and consist of updating the dates of public comment period and Council meetings, as well as removing references to milestones and deadlines that have already been completed. Director Ecklund clarified that the public comment period for the program update begins today and runs through February 16.  He invited the public to view the draft program on the City’s website.  A public hearing on the SWMP update is scheduled for February 16, 2021 Council meeting.

 

Discussion followed about the educational topics for 2021; clarification on stormwater monitoring and assessment; and NPDES program permit term.

 

13.        ADJOURNMENT

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.  No other action was taken.   

 

Submitted by,

 

 

 

Emy Genetia

City Clerk

 

MeetingID

Regular Council Meeting Minutes-20210201-0804 

Meeting Type / Meeting Date

44228/Regular Council Meeting Minutes 

Agenda

Regular Meeting Agenda-20210201-1140 

Ordinances

Ordinance :743-19020112-743; Ordinance :744-19020113-744 

Resolutions

 
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