Chapter 2.16
PARKS

Sections:

2.16.010    Parks division established.

2.16.020    Parks division duties.

2.16.030    Parks advisory board established.

2.16.040    Membership of the board.

2.16.050    Terms of members.

2.16.060    Compensation.

2.16.070    Meeting and election of officers.

2.16.080    Vacancies.

2.16.090    Removal.

2.16.100    Duties of the advisory board.

2.16.010 Parks division established.

The parks division of Snohomish county is hereby established as a division of the department of parks and recreation.

(Added Ord. 85-032, § 2, April 24, 1985; Amended Ord. 89-028, § 1, May 17, 1989; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993; Eff date Aug. 28, 1993).

2.16.020 Parks division duties.

The duties of the parks division shall be to:

(1) Establish the parks and recreation system for Snohomish county;

(2) Administer and supervise the maintenance and operation of county parks;

(3) Develop annual parks division budget;

(4) Develop parks division capital improvement program;

(5) Plan and develop master plan for county parks;

(6) Develop parks and recreation comprehensive plan;

(7) Make recommendations to the director of parks and recreation as to the establishment of rules and regulations regarding county park usage and fee schedules for county parks;

(8) Perform such other duties as determined by the director of parks and recreation.

(Added Ord. 85-032, § 2, April 24, 1985; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993; Eff date Aug. 28, 1993).

2.16.030 Parks advisory board established.

There is hereby established a Snohomish county parks advisory board, hereinafter referred to as "advisory board", to assist the director of parks and recreation and the parks division manager in reviewing and recommending policies relating to parks, playgrounds or other recreational facilities.

(Added Ord. 85-032, § 2, April 24, 1985; Amended Ord. 89-028, § 2, May 17, 1989; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993; Eff date Aug. 28, 1993).

2.16.040 Membership of the board.

The advisory board shall be composed of 11 members. Five members shall represent and be appointed from the council districts and shall reside in the council district from which they are appointed. Six members shall serve at-large and may reside anywhere within the county.

Appointments and terms shall be pursuant to chapter 2.03 SCC. The advisory board shall be representative of a broad range of interest.

(Added Ord. 85-032, § 2, April 24, 1985).

2.16.050 Terms of members.

Subject to other provisions in this section, terms of the board members shall be for four years. Terms of those members representing council districts shall initially expire on January 15, 1987. Terms of those members serving at-large shall initially expire on January 15, 1989.

(Added Ord. 85-032, § 2, April 24, 1985).

2.16.060 Compensation.

The advisory board members shall be reimbursed for mileage to and from meetings, and for other expenses as approved by the executive, as limited by budgetary constraints.

(Added Ord. 85-032, § 2, April 24, 1985).

2.16.070 Meeting and election of officers.

The advisory board shall meet at least monthly, act under Robert’s Rules of Order, adopt by-laws and elect its chairman, vice chairman and secretary from within the board membership.

(Added Ord. 85-032, § 2, April 24, 1985).

2.16.080 Vacancies.

A position shall become vacant upon expiration of the term. A position shall become vacant within the period of term upon the death, resignation, removal, or change of residence outside the geographic area of appointment, if any, of a member of the advisory board. Any vacancies shall be filled by appointment in the same manner as the appointment of the preceding member, and any appointee to fill a vacancy, other than for expiration of term, shall serve only for the balance of the full term of his predecessor.

(Added Ord. 85-032, § 2, April 24, 1985).

2.16.090 Removal.

Any member of the advisory board may be removed by the council for neglect of duty or malfeasance in office, and pursuant to general removal provisions enacted for county boards and commissions.

(Added Ord. 85-032, § 2, April 24, 1985).

2.16.100 Duties of the advisory board.

The advisory board shall advise, consult, and assist the director of parks and recreation and the parks division manager in recommending to the executive and council, actions on the following:

(1) Master plan for county parks;

(2) Parks and recreation comprehensive plan;

(3) Capital improvement programs;

(4) Budgets;

(5) Rate schedules;

(6) Rules and regulations;

(7) Planning and operation of the Kayak Golf Course;

(8) Names of county parks and recreation facilities pursuant to SCC 2.18.070; and

(9) Other matters as requested.

(Added Ord. 85-032, § 2, April 24, 1985; Amended Ord. 89-028, § 3, May 17, 1989; Amended Ord. 93-066, Aug. 18, 1993; Eff date Aug. 28, 1993; Amended Ord. 94-027, March 30, 1994; Amended Ord. 07-015, March 21, 2007, Eff date April 7, 2007; amended by Ord. 09-109, Oct. 28, 2009, Eff date Nov. 15, 2009).