Chapter 3.44
DISABILITY BOARD

Sections:

3.44.010    Established.

3.44.020    Jurisdiction limitation.

3.44.030    Membership.

3.44.040    Election.

3.44.050    Term of office.

3.44.060    Filling vacancies.

3.44.070    Chairman - Secretary.

3.44.080    Meetings.

3.44.090    Records required.

3.44.100    Claims approval, disapproval.

3.44.010 Established.

By unanimous vote of the members of the board of county commissioners, the board of county commissioners establishes a disability board as specified in RCW 41.26.110 and that such disability board shall be designated as the "Snohomish county disability board of the Washington law enforcement officers’ and fire fighters’ retirement system."

(Res. adopted February 24, 1970).

3.44.020 Jurisdiction limitation.

Such disability board pursuant to the aforementioned statutes shall not be composed of any members or have jurisdiction over any city having a population of 20,000 or more.

(Res. adopted February 24, 1970).

3.44.030 Membership.

The disability board shall be composed of five members to be chosen as follows:

(1) One member of the legislative body of the county to be appointed by the county legislative body;

(2) One member of a city or town legislative body located within the county, which city or town does not have a population of 20,000 or more, and this member is to be chosen by a majority of the mayors of the cities and towns which do not have a population of 20,000 or more;

(3) One fire fighter to be elected by the fire fighters which are subject to the jurisdiction of the county disability board;

(4) One law enforcement officer to be elected by the law enforcement officers subject to the jurisdiction of the county disability board; and

(5) One member from the public at large who resides within the county or a city or town within the county but does not reside within a city or town with a population of 20,000 or more and that this member is to be appointed by the aforementioned four members.

(Res. adopted February 24, 1970).

3.44.040 Election.

The election of members of the disability board who represent the cities or towns legislative bodies, the fire fighters and law enforcement officers shall be conducted by the mayors of the cities and towns, the fire fighters and law enforcement officers subject to the jurisdiction of the county disability board, respectively, by March 13, 1970, and if such members are not elected by this specified date, such group shall convene and conduct elections on March 16, 1970, at 7:00 p.m. at Commissioners’ Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Snohomish County Courthouse, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, Washington.

(Res. adopted February 24, 1970).

3.44.050 Term of office.

All members of the disability board shall serve for two year terms.

(Res. adopted February 24, 1970).

3.44.060 Filling vacancies.

Vacancies on the disability board shall be filled in the same manner as the original members were elected or appointed.

(Res. adopted February 24, 1970).

3.44.070 Chairman - Secretary.

The disability board shall elect a chairman among its members, and shall also appoint a secretary who need not be a member of the board.

(Res. adopted February 24, 1970).

3.44.080 Meetings.

The disability board shall hold not less than one regular meeting in each month of each year, PROVIDED That if no issues over which the board had jurisdiction are pending upon its calendar, a meeting may be cancelled.

(Res. adopted February 24, 1970).

3.44.090 Records required.

The disability board shall adopt rules and regulations for the transaction of its business and shall keep records of its transactions, findings and determinations.

(Res. adopted February 24, 1970).

3.44.100 Claims approval, disapproval.

The disability board shall act upon and either approve or disapprove all claims brought before it pursuant to RCW 41.26.110 and shall perform all other functions directed, authorized and consistent with RCW 41.26.110.

(Res. adopted February 24, 1970).