Chapter 2.72
PORT AND HARBORS DEPARTMENT

Sections:

2.72.010    Port and harbors director.

2.72.020    Powers and duties.

2.72.030    Port and harbors advisory board.

2.72.010 Port and harbors director.

There shall be a port and harbors department, the head of which shall be the port and harbors director, appointed by the city manager for an indefinite term. The port and harbors director shall be an officer of the city and shall have supervision and control of the department and the port of Ketchikan and the Ketchikan boat harbor. (Ord. 1550 § 1, 2006; Ord. 1005 § 16, 1983)

2.72.020 Powers and duties.

In connection with the enforcement of the provisions of KMC Titles 13 and 14 the port and harbors director shall have the authority hereinafter specified:

(a)    Boarding of Boats. The port and harbors director shall have the authority to board any boat within the boat harbor or port facilities to abate a nuisance, to protect life and property, and to otherwise enforce the provisions of this title and KMC Title 13.

(b)    Posting. The port and harbors director shall have the exclusive authority to post signs and to thereby designate the limit of boat speeds, classifications and use of harbor and port areas, areas where reserved mooring is allowed, and such other signs and notices as will inform the public at large and all boat owners of authorized and prohibited uses of the boat harbors or port facilities.

(c)    Issuance of Notice of Violation. The port and harbors director shall have the authority to issue or cause to be issued a notice of ordinance violation against any person violating any provision of KMC Titles 13 and 14. (Ord. 1550 § 2, 2006; Ord. 1114 § 1, 1987; Ord. 1005 § 16, 1983)

2.72.030 Port and harbors advisory board.

(a)    There is created a port and harbors advisory board for the purpose of advising the council on the operation, maintenance and improvement of the city port facilities and small boat harbors and such additional matters as the council may from time to time designate.

(b)    The port and harbors advisory board shall be composed of nine voting members appointed by the mayor with the approval of the council and shall serve without compensation. One member shall be a member of the city council. Eight members shall be individuals who are interested in the operation, maintenance and improvement of the city’s port facilities and small boat harbors.

(c)    The term of a member shall be for three years or until his or her successor is appointed. A vacancy shall be filled by the mayor with the approval of the council for the remainder of the unexpired term.

(d)    The board members shall elect from their number a chair and a vice chair/secretary. The annual election of these officers shall take place at the regular November meeting and these officers shall serve for a term of one year. Officers may serve for two consecutive terms and may thereafter be reelected after an interval of two years.

(e)    The chair shall preside at all meetings and shall be responsible for initiating and/or preparing an agenda with the port and harbors department for each meeting.

(f)    The vice chair/secretary shall preside at meetings in the absence of the chair and shall perform such other of the chair’s duties as required. The vice chair/secretary also shall be responsible for ensuring that a complete and accurate record of all meetings and votes is kept and copies distributed in a timely manner to members of the board and the city council. The task of taking minutes and keeping records may be designated to the port and harbors staff but the secretary shall ascertain the accuracy of the records before approving and signing the same.

(g)    Any board member who misses more than three regular meetings in any 12-consecutive-month period without being excused by the board shall automatically forfeit membership on the board.

(h)    The board shall meet at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month and at such other time when deemed necessary, at the call of the chair or presiding officer. Reasonable public notice of the time, place and agenda shall be given before each meeting.

(i)    Five members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business except that no vacancy in the board shall impair the right of the remaining board members to exercise all the powers of the board.

(j)    Affirmative concurrence by a majority of the board members present at any duly constituted meeting of the board shall carry a motion. (Ord. 1302 §§ 1, 2, 1994; Ord. 1058 § 2, 1985)