Chapter 4.72
AUDITOR’S OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE FUND

Sections:

4.72.010    Name of fund.

4.72.020    Purpose of fund.

4.72.030    Source of resource.

4.72.040    Operation of the fund.

4.72.050    Fund manager.

4.72.010 Name of fund.

There is created a special revenue fund known as the auditor’s operations and maintenance fund.

(Added Ord. 89-111, September 13, 1989).

4.72.020 Purpose of fund.

The purpose of the auditor’s operations and maintenance fund is explained in a law titled the centennial document preservation act of 1989 (1989 session laws, chapter 204) which requires the establishment of the fund. The fund shall receive surcharges collected on instruments recorded by the county auditor. These monies shall be used by the county solely for the installation and thereafter the maintenance of an improved system for copying, preserving and indexing documents recorded in the county.

(Added Ord. 89-111, September 13, 1989).

4.72.030 Source of resource.

The state of Washington, in its centennial document preservation act of 1989 has empowered the county auditor to collect a surcharge on all instruments recorded with the county auditor. The amount of the surcharge has been established by this law; any subsequent changes must be made by the Washington state legislature.

(Added Ord. 89-111, September 13, 1989).

4.72.040 Operation of the fund.

The county auditor or his designee shall collect surcharges on instruments recorded by his office and remit them to the treasurer daily for deposit to this fund. The monies collected shall be spent for the purpose described in SCC 4.72.020. Any unspent monies shall be carried over within the fund from year to year. The ending fund balance and anticipated revenues shall be budgeted annually prior to the expenditure of the fund.

(Added Ord. 89-111, September 13, 1989).

4.72.050 Fund manager.

The county auditor or his designee shall be responsible for the operation of this fund prescribed in SCC 4.05.050.

(Added Ord. 89-111, September 13, 1989).