Chapter 2.40
HOUSING AUTHORITY

Sections:

2.40.010    Created – Title.

2.40.020    Territorial boundaries.

2.40.030    Powers and functions.

2.40.040    Board of commissioners – Appointment and tenure.

2.40.050    Board of commissioners – Chairman.

2.40.060    Board of commissioners – Vice-chairman.

2.40.070    Board of commissioners – Quorum.

2.40.080    Board of commissioners – Compensation.

2.40.090    Board of commissioners – Staff and legal services.

2.40.100    Termination of participation.

2.40.110    Assumption of assets and liabilities of existing authority.

2.40.120    Allocation of costs.

2.40.010 Created – Title.

A joint housing authority by and between Kitsap County, the city of Port Orchard, the city of Poulsbo and the city of Bainbridge Island, is created under the title of “Kitsap County consolidated housing authority.” (Ord. 83-03, 1983: Ord. 81-35 § 1, 1981)

2.40.020 Territorial boundaries.

The area of operation of the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority shall include the combined area that lies within the territorial boundaries of the county, and the territorial boundaries of the city of Port Orchard, and city of Poulsbo and the city of Bainbridge Island. (Ord. 83-03, 1983; Ord. 81-35 § 2, 1981)

2.40.030 Powers and functions.

The Kitsap County consolidated housing authority shall constitute a public body corporate and politic exercising public and essential governmental functions and having all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of

RCW Chapter 35.82, as amended by RCW 35.82.300 (1980). (Ord. 83-03, 1983; Ord. 81-35 § 3, 1981)

2.40.040 Board of commissioners – Appointment and tenure.

The Kitsap County consolidated housing authority shall be governed by a board of commissioners composed of the following:

A. Elected Officials or Appointees. The members of the board of commissioners shall be the board of county commissioners of Kitsap County, the mayor of Port Orchard, Washington, the mayor of Poulsbo, Washington, and a city council member of Bainbridge Island or such persons as the elected officials from those jurisdictions may appoint to serve in their place. The city council of Bainbridge Island will designate one of its members to serve on the board, or the city council may appoint another individual to serve in place of one of the council members.

1. Appointment to the board of commissioners of the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority as a result of holding such elective office or being appointed shall take effect upon election and confirmation of office as a county or municipal official or confirmation of appointment. A certificate of appointment or reappointment to the board of commissioners of the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority shall be filed with the clerk of said board and such certificate shall be conclusive evidence of the due and proper appointment of such commissioner.

2. Each commissioner shall serve on the board of the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority during that commissioner’s tenure as an elected official or appointee of the county or municipality respectively, and the commissioner shall continue to serve on the board until the commissioner’s successor has been appointed.

3. The city council member appointed to serve on the board, or the individual appointed by the city council to serve on the board in place of one of the council members, shall continue to serve on the board until replaced by the city council or removed for cause pursuant to law or the bylaws of the board.

B. Participant. One individual who is directly assisted by the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority, and who shall be elected by a majority affirmative vote of the board of commissioners, shall serve on the board of the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority for a term of two years. Such individual participant board member may be removed from the board at any time by a two-thirds affirmative vote by the board of commissioners. (Ord. 2012-08 § 1, 2012; Ord. 99-46 § 1, 1999: Ord. 86-07 § 1, 1986: Ord. 83-03, 1983: Ord. 81-35 § 4, 1981)

2.40.050 Board of commissioners – Chairman.

A. At its first scheduled meeting of the board of commissioners of the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority, the board shall elect one of its members as the first chairman.

B. The first elected chairman shall serve in that capacity through the calendar year to December 31, 1982, or through his/her term as an elected official of the county or municipality respectively, whichever occurs first. In each successive year, the board of commissioners of the county consolidated housing authority at its first scheduled meeting in January shall elect one of its members as its chairman for the following calendar year. The chairman elect shall serve in that capacity as chairman for a period of one year or until the expiration of his/her term as an elected official of the county or municipality respectively, whichever occurs first.

C. In the event the chairman’s position becomes vacant prior to December 31st of any calendar year, the board of commissioners of the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority shall elect a new chairman to serve the remaining portion of such term. (Ord. 83-03, 1983; Ord. 81-35 § 5(a), 1981)

2.40.060 Board of commissioners – Vice-chairman.

A. At its first scheduled meeting of the board of commissioners of the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority, the board shall elect one of its members as the first vice-chairman.

B. The first elected vice-chairman shall serve in that capacity through the calendar year to December 31, 1982, or through his/her term as an elected official of the county or municipality respectively, whichever occurs first. In each successive year, the board of commissioners of the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority at its first scheduled meeting in January shall elect one of its members as its vice-chairman for the following calendar year. The vice-chairman elect shall serve in that capacity as vice-chairman for a period of one year or until the expiration of his/her term as an elected official of the county or municipality respectively, whichever occurs first.

C. In the event the vice-chairman’s position becomes vacant prior to December 31st of any calendar year, the board of commissioners of the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority shall elect a new vice-chairman to serve the remaining portion of such term. (Ord. 83-03, 1983; Ord. 81-35 § 5(b), 1981)

2.40.070 Board of commissioners – Quorum.

Four members of the board of commissioners of the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority shall constitute a quorum for the purposes of conducting its business and exercising its powers and for all other purposes. (Ord. 83-03, 1983; Ord. 81-35 § 5(c), 1981)

2.40.080 Board of commissioners – Compensation.

The board of commissioners of the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority shall receive no compensation for their services for the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority, in any capacity, but a member may be entitled to necessary expenses, including traveling expenses incurred in the discharge of his/her duties. (Ord. 83-03, 1983; Ord. 81-35 § 5(d), 1981)

2.40.090 Board of commissioners – Staff and legal services.

A. Staff. The board of commissioners of the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority may employ an executive director, secretaries, technical experts and such other officers, agents and employees, permanent or temporary, as it may require and shall determine their qualifications, duties and compensation.

B. Legal Services. For such legal services as it may require, the board of commissioners of the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority may call upon the chief law officer of the county and/or cities heretofore enumerated or may employ its own counsel and legal staff. (Ord. 83-03, 1983; Ord. 81-35 § 6, 1981)

2.40.100 Termination of participation.

A county or any municipality may terminate its participation in the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority by providing written notice of such intent 90 days prior to the specific termination date; provided, that participation can only be terminated at the end of a calendar year. The termination of participation by the county and/or a municipality shall not affect the existence of the joint authority. (Ord. 83-03, 1983; Ord. 81-35 § 7, 1981)

2.40.110 Assumption of assets and liabilities of existing authority.

The Kitsap County consolidated housing authority, upon the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, as first enacted, assumes all assets and liabilities heretofore held by the Kitsap County housing authority. (Ord. 83-03, 1983; Ord. 81-35 § 8, 1981)

2.40.120 Allocation of costs.

In the event of a requirement for funding for the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority, the costs shall be borne by the county and individual municipality in a ratio based on the use of the facilities provided by the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority per capita within the territorial boundaries of the county and individual municipality to the total use per capita within the boundaries of the Kitsap County consolidated housing authority. Any additional funding required under this section must be authorized by the legislative body of county or municipality respectively. Funding for discontinued federal or state program will not be required unless authorized by the city. (Ord. 83-03, 1983; Ord. 81-35 § 9, 1981)