Chapter 2.08
APPOINTMENT OF CITY OFFICERS

Sections:

2.08.010    Clerk – Appointment.

2.08.020    Repealed.

2.08.030    Clerk – Duties and compensation.

2.08.040    Attorney – Appointment.

2.08.050    Attorney – Duties.

2.08.060    Attorney – Contract.

2.08.070    Prosecuting attorney – Appointment.

2.08.080    Prosecuting attorney – Duties.

2.08.090    Prosecuting attorney – Contract.

2.08.095    Finance director – Duties and compensation.

2.08.096    Finance director – Qualifications.

2.08.100    Repealed.

2.08.110    Repealed.

2.08.120    Repealed.

2.08.130    Planning and building director – Appointment and compensation.

2.08.140    Planning and building director – Duties.

2.08.150    Planning and building director – Qualifications.

2.08.160    Department of public services – Creation – Jurisdiction.

2.08.170    Director – Duties and compensation.

2.08.180    Director – Qualifications.

2.08.010 Clerk – Appointment.

The city clerk shall be appointed by the mayor subject to confirmation by a majority of the city council. (Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 162, 1969)

2.08.020 Treasurer – Duties and compensation.

Repealed by Ord. 882. (Ord. 162, 1969)

2.08.030 Clerk – Duties and compensation.

The city clerk shall fulfill the statutory duties required of that office and such other duties as shall be assigned to the clerk. The clerk shall be compensated as provided by budget or salary ordinance. The city clerk shall receive those benefits normally afforded a full-time nonrepresented employee of the city. (Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 162, 1969)

2.08.040 Attorney – Appointment.

A city attorney shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the city council. The person appointed shall be a citizen of the United States of America and of the state and an attorney at law in good standing admitted to practice by the Washington State Bar Association. (Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 825 § 1, 2000; Ord. 182 § 1, 1970)

2.08.050 Attorney – Duties.

The city attorney shall fulfill the statutory duties required of his office, except such duties as are specifically designated to the city prosecuting attorney and set forth in LFPMC 2.08.080, and perform such other legal services as the mayor and city council may direct. (Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 182 § 2, 1970)

2.08.060 Attorney – Contract.

The city attorney shall be retained according to a contract establishing compensation and other terms and conditions all as approved by the city council. (Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 182 § 3, 1970)

2.08.070 Prosecuting attorney – Appointment.

A prosecuting attorney shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the city council. The person appointed shall be a citizen of the United States of America and of the state and an attorney in good standing admitted to practice by the Washington State Bar Association. (Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 825 § 2, 2000; Ord. 182 § 4, 1970)

2.08.080 Prosecuting attorney – Duties.

The prosecuting attorney shall represent the city in all matters coming before the municipal court of the city and any and all appeals taken therefrom. (Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 182 § 5, 1970)

2.08.090 Prosecuting attorney – Contract.

The prosecuting attorney shall be retained according to a contract establishing compensation and other terms and conditions all as approved by the city council. (Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 182 § 6, 1970)

2.08.095 Finance director – Duties and compensation.

A. There is hereby created the office of finance director, which office shall be filled by appointment by the mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the city council. The finance director shall be subject to removal by the mayor.

B. Under the direction of the mayor and the city administrator, the finance director shall perform the statutory duties of the city treasurer, and the finance director shall plan, organize and direct the financial operations of the city, including but not limited to financial management and control of city funds and preparation and administration of the city’s operating and capital budgets.

C. The finance director shall receive a salary in such amount as the city council may provide for in the city’s annual budget. The director shall receive those benefits normally afforded a full-time nonrepresented employee of the city. (Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 789 § 1, 1999)

2.08.096 Finance director – Qualifications.

A. The director shall either possess a bachelor’s degree pertinent to public finance or a bachelor’s degree with five years’ experience in municipal or public sector management generally comparable to the management responsibilities assigned to the director.

B. The director shall possess knowledge of and experience with municipal finance and budget procedures. (Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 789 § 1, 1999)

2.08.100 Accountant – Compensation.

Repealed by Ord. 882. (Ord. 591 § 1, 1994)

2.08.110 Accountant – Duties.

Repealed by Ord. 882. (Ord. 591 § 2, 1994)

2.08.120 Accountant – Qualifications.

Repealed by Ord. 882. (Ord. 591 § 3, 1994)

2.08.130 Planning and building director – Appointment and compensation.

A. There is established the position of planning and building director. The planning and building director shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the city council. The planning and building director shall be subject to removal by the mayor.

B. The planning and building director shall receive a salary in such amount as the city council may provide for in the city’s annual budget. The planning and building director shall receive those benefits normally afforded a full-time nonrepresented employee of the city. (Ord. 908 § 1, 2004; Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 621 § 1, 1995)

2.08.140 Planning and building director – Duties.

Under the direction of the mayor and the city administrator, the duties of the position shall be as follows:

A. Administration and enforcement of LFPMC Titles 15, Buildings and Construction, 16, Environmental Protection, 17, Subdivisions, and 18, Zoning;

B. Administration, implementation, and enforcement of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), the Shoreline Management Act (SMA), and management of general city compliance with the Growth Management Act (GMA);

C. Acting as the city’s responsible official under the State Environmental Policy Act;

D. The qualifications and the specific duties of the planning and building director shall be established by a position description prepared by the mayor and approved by the city council. (Ord. 924 § 1, 2005; Ord. 908 § 2, 2004; Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 701 § 18, 1997; Ord. 621 § 2, 1995)

2.08.150 Planning and building director – Qualifications.

In addition, in determining the selection of an individual to fill the position, the mayor may consider the following additional qualifications:

A. Thoroughness and attention to detail;

B. Ability to analyze code provisions;

C. Knowledge of basic environmental function and values, and demonstrated skills in oral and written communication to individuals and groups in a public setting;

D. Flexibility to work effectively in collaboration with others in a small staff;

E. Commitment to serving the public;

F. Ability to organize and prioritize workload. (Ord. 908 § 3, 2004; Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 621 § 3, 1995)

2.08.160 Department of public services – Creation – Jurisdiction.

There is hereby created a department of public services which shall have responsibility for administration and enforcement of Chapter 12.04 LFPMC, Street Excavations, LFPMC Title 13, Public Services, and such other responsibilities as may be assigned to it by the city administrator or by the mayor. (Ord. 908 § 4, 2004; Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 770 § 1, 1998)

2.08.170 Director – Duties and compensation.

A. There is hereby created the office of director of public services, which office shall be filled by appointment by the mayor, subject to confirmation by a majority of the city council. The director of public services shall be subject to removal by the mayor.

B. Under the direction of the mayor and the city administrator, the director shall be responsible for and supervise those city departments assigned to the jurisdiction of the department of public services by the mayor, and the director shall provide for the administration and enforcement of those titles and chapters of the Lake Forest Park Municipal Code for which the department is assigned responsibility by the ordinance codified in this section or by the mayor.

C. The director of public services shall receive a salary in such amount as the city council may establish by ordinance or provide for in the city’s annual budget. The director shall receive those benefits normally afforded a full-time nonrepresented employee of the city. (Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 770 § 1, 1998)

2.08.180 Director – Qualifications.

A. The director shall either possess a bachelor’s degree pertinent to public administration or have five years’ experience in municipal or public sector management generally comparable to the management responsibilities assigned to the director.

B. The director shall possess knowledge of and experience with municipal budget procedures and public works or planning. (Ord. 882 § 1, 2002; Ord. 770 § 1, 1998)