Protection of employees.
Plans required.
Contribution of funds.
2.39.010Protection of employees.

The legislature of the state of Washington has enacted a statute known as Chapter 184, Laws of 1951, as codified in RCW Chapter 41.48, which, in conjunction with the amendment of the Federal Social Security Act by the Congress of the United States, enables the political subdivisions of the state of Washington to take all action necessary of effectuate the coverage of their employees and officers under the federal old age and survivors’ insurance system. It is believed that protection of the Social Security System will greatly benefit the employees of the city, and also this municipality by attracting to it and enabling it to retain the best of personnel and thus increase the efficiency of its government. And it is deemed that the payment by the municipality of its portion of the cost of said system is a payment for a municipal purpose.

(Ord. 471 § 1, 1951)


The city hereby becomes a participant in the Social Security System, and extends to its employees and officers the benefits of old age and survivors’ insurance.

(Ord. 471 § 2, 1951)

2.39.030Plans required.

The mayor and the city clerk are authorized to execute and deliver to the Washington Department of Employment Security for its approval the plan or plans required under the provisions of Section 5 of the enabling act and of the Social Security Act to extend coverage to the employees and officers of this municipality, and to do all other things necessary to that end.

(Ord. 471 § 3, 1951)

2.39.040Contribution of funds.

The proper fiscal officers of this city are authorized to make all required payments into the contribution fund established by the enabling act, and to establish such system of payroll deductions from the salaries of employees and officers as may be necessary to their coverage under the old age and survivors’ insurance system.

(Ord. 471 § 4, 1951)


The proper officials of this city are authorized and instructed to do all things necessary to the continued implementation of said system.