Chapter 13.150
ADOPT-A-ROAD PROGRAM

Sections:

13.150.010    Purpose of chapter.

13.150.020    Program established.

13.150.030    Eligibility to participate in program.

13.150.040    Adopted sections.

13.150.050    Administration of program.

13.150.060    Rights and activities of adjacent landowners.

13.150.010 Purpose of chapter.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish an adopt-a-road program for Snohomish County to provide citizen volunteers with an opportunity to contribute to a cleaner environment and enhanced roadsides.

(Added Ord. 08-078, June 25, 2008, Eff date July 7, 2008; Amended by Ord. 14-017, April 30, 2014, Eff date May 12, 2014)

13.150.020 Program established.

There is hereby established an adopt-a-road program for Snohomish County to encourage volunteer involvement and community service in the control and reduction of litter and enhancement of general environmental quality along county roadways. The program shall be administered by the department of public works. Participating organizations shall adopt department-designated sections of county roads in accordance with procedures adopted by the department. The program shall include, at a minimum, litter control for the adopted section, and may include additional responsibilities such as, planting and maintaining vegetation, controlling weeds, graffiti removal, and other roadside improvement or clean-up activities that the department deems appropriate.

(Added Ord. 08-078, June 25, 2008, Eff date July 7, 2008; Amended by Ord. 14-017, April 30, 2014, Eff date May 12, 2014)

13.150.030 Eligibility to participate in program.

(1) The director shall determine the eligibility of organizations to participate in the program, provided that the eligibility determinations shall comply with subsection (2) of this section.

(2) An organization is not eligible to participate in the program if its name:

(a) Endorses or opposes a particular candidate for public office;

(b) Advocates a position on a specific political issue, initiative, referendum, or piece of legislation; or

(c) Includes a reference to a political party.

(Added Ord. 08-078, June 25, 2008, Eff date July 7, 2008; Amended by Ord. 14-017, April 30, 2014, Eff date May 12, 2014)

13.150.040 Adopted sections.

Adopted sections shall be county roads. The department may, at its discretion, determine that specific sections of county road are not appropriate for adoption.

(Added Ord. 08-078, June 25, 2008, Eff date July 7, 2008; Amended by Ord. 14-017, April 30, 2014, Eff date May 12, 2014)

13.150.050 Administration of program.

In administering the program, the department shall:

(1) Provide a standardized application form, registration form, and contractual agreement for all participating organizations. The forms shall notify prospective participants of the risks and responsibilities to be assumed by the participants and department;

(2) Require all participants to be at least 15 years of age;

(3) Require parental consent for all minors;

(4) Require at least one adult supervisor for every eight participating minors;

(5) Require one designated leader for each participating organization;

(6) Assign each participating organization a section or sections of county road for a specified period of time;

(7) Recognize the efforts of a participating organization by fabricating and installing signs with the organization’s name on both ends of the organization’s adopted section. The signs shall follow a standard design determined by the department, and shall conform to the applicable sections of the current edition of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices published by the Federal Highway Administration;

(8) Provide appropriate safety equipment, which shall remain the property of the county and be returned to the department at the conclusion of the participating organization’s involvement in the program;

(9) Provide safety training materials and aids to participating organizations; and

(10) Establish procedures and guidelines for the program.

(Added Ord. 08-078, June 25, 2008, Eff date July 7, 2008; Amended by Ord. 14-017, April 30, 2014, Eff date May 12, 2014)

13.150.060 Rights and activities of adjacent landowners.

Nothing in this chapter affects the rights or activities of, or agreements with, adjacent landowners, including the use of right-of-ways and crossings, nor impairs these rights and uses by the placement of signs.

(Added Ord. 08-078, June 25, 2008, Eff date July 7, 2008; Amended by Ord. 14-017, April 30, 2014, Eff date May 12, 2014)