Chapter 4.95
BLANCHE MILLER JUVENILLE COURT FUND

Sections:

4.95.010    Definitions.

4.95.020    Name of fund.

4.95.030    Purposes of fund.

4.95.040    Resources of fund.

4.95.050    Investment of fund.

4.95.060    Fund manager.

4.95.070    Administrative committee.

4.95.080    Uses of fund.

4.95.090    Contracting authority.

4.95.110    Expenditures from the fund.

4.95.010 Definitions.

In this chapter, unless the context clearly requires otherwise,

(1) "Committee" means the administrative committee established under SCC 4.95.070;

(2) "Eligible individual" means a person under the age of eighteen (18) years and who is under or who has been under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court;

(3) "Fund" means the Blanche Miller juvenile court fund established under this chapter; and

(4) "Juvenile court" means the juvenile division of the Snohomish County Superior Court.

(Added Ord. 96-021, § 1(part), May 29, 1996, Eff date June 13, 1996; Amended by Amended Ord. 09-002, Mar. 25, 2009, Eff date Apr. 19, 2009).

4.95.020 Name of fund.

There is created a special revenue fund known as the Blanche Miller juvenile court fund.

(Added Ord. 96-021, § 1(part), May 29, 1996, Eff date June 13, 1996).

4.95.030 Purposes of fund.

The purposes of the fund are to separately account for certain funds donated to the county by Blanche Rebecca Miller of Everett, Washington, and to provide an ongoing revenue source for the uses set out in SCC 4.95.080.

(Added Ord. 96-021, § 1(part), May 29, 1996, Eff date June 13, 1996; Amended by Amended Ord. 09-002, Mar. 25, 2009, Eff date Apr. 19, 2009).

4.95.040 Resources of fund.

Resources of the fund shall consist of distributions to the county from the Blanche Miller testamentary trust administered by First Interstate Bank of Everett, Washington, under Snohomish County Superior Court No. 4-45486; grants, bequests, and gifts to the fund; interest and other income to the fund; and other resources made available by the county council.

(Added Ord. 96-021, § 1(part), May 29, 1996, Eff date June 13, 1996).

4.95.050 Investment of fund.

The fund shall be invested in accordance with chapter 2.100 SCC. The fund is exempt from county processing and indirect cost charges.

(Added Ord. 96-021, § 1(part), May 29, 1996, Eff date June 13, 1996).

4.95.060 Fund manager.

The director of the department of budget and finance, or such other person as may be designated by the county executive, shall serve as fund manager. The fund manager shall have the responsibilities as set out in SCC 4.05.050. The name of the fund manager shall appear on a master list maintained in the department of budget and finance.

(Added Ord. 96-021, § 1(part), May 29, 1996, Eff date June 13, 1996; Amended by Amended Ord. 09-002, Mar. 25, 2009, Eff date Apr. 19, 2009).

4.95.070 Administrative committee.

(1) There is established the Blanche Miller juvenile court fund administrative committee. The committee shall be composed of the following persons:

(a) the superior/juvenile court administrator who shall act as chair of the committee;

(b) the assistant administrator, juvenile court services;

(c) a juvenile court probation counselor designated by the assistant administrator, juvenile court services;

(d) a juvenile court supervisor designated by the assistant administrator juvenile court;

(e) the superior/juvenile court budget and finance manager;

(f) an employee of the department of human services designated by the director of human services.

(g) the lead deputy prosecuting attorney, juvenile unit; and

(h) the regional administrator of juvenile rehabilitation administration of the state department of social and health services, who shall serve as an ex-officio member.

(2) The administrative committee shall develop policies and procedures to carry out and shall administer the programs outlined in SCC 4.95.080.

(3) Except as provided by SCC 4.95.110, all actions of the committee shall require an absolute majority of at least four (4) affirmative votes.

(Added Ord. 96-021, § 1(part), May 29, 1996, Eff date June 13, 1996; Amended by Amended Ord. 09-002, Mar. 25, 2009, Eff date Apr. 19, 2009).

4.95.080 Uses of fund.

(1) The fund shall be used for:

(a) Programs that support eligible individuals to become well-adjusted, self-supporting individuals, and good and useful citizens. Such programs may include:

(i) scholarships, including those in honor of Judge Charles French and Judge Joseph Thibodeau;

(ii) a grants program;

(iii) incentive awards;

(iv) an artist in residence program; and

(v) such other programs as may be determined by the committee.

(b) Such contracts as may be necessary to support, implement, or operate the programs identified in SCC 4.95.080(1)(a).

(2) Any funds expended under this chapter shall not supplant other available funds or violate Washington State Constitution, Article VIII, Section 7, and must be appropriated by the county council.

(Added Ord. 96-021, § 1(part), May 29, 1996, Eff date June 13, 1996; Amended Ord. 09-002, Mar. 25, 2009, Eff Apr. 19, 2009).

4.95.090 Contracting authority.

The superior/juvenile court administrator shall have the authority to sign contracts to implement the programs authorized by the committee, as provided in SCC 2.10.010(23).

(Added Ord. 96-021, § 1(part), May 29, 1996, Eff date June 13, 1996; Amended by Amended Ord. 09-002, Mar. 25, 2009, Eff date Apr. 19, 2009).

4.95.110 Expenditures from the fund.

(1) The administrative committee shall make recommendations to the county council concerning expenditures from the fund. The budget for the fund shall be adopted as part of the regular county budget process. The following priority shall be honored regarding revenue to support expenditures from the funds:

(a) first, interest earned from the principal of the fund;

(b) second, any gifts, bequests, or grants to the fund;

(c) third, any funds made available by the county council; and

(d) fourth, principal of the fund.

(2) Any decision recommending spending down any portion of the principal of the fund for uses allowed for expenditures from the fund shall require a unanimous vote of the administrative committee.

(Added by Amended Ord. 09-002, Mar. 25, 2009, Eff date Apr. 19, 2009)