Chapter 2.24
DUTIES AND COMPENSATION OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES*

Sections:

2.24.010    Compensation generally.

2.24.020    City clerk duties.

2.24.030    City treasurer duties.

2.24.040    City attorney duties.

2.24.050    Salaries.

2.24.060    City engineer – Qualifications – Duties – Salary.

2.24.070    Department of public works – Director – Appointment.

2.24.080    City engineer as director of public works.

2.24.090    Duties of the director of public works.

2.24.100    Employment of additional persons.

2.24.120    Police chief – Duties.

2.24.125    Police chief – Exempt from civil service.

2.24.130    Police chief – Salary.

*    Statutory authority as to compensation of officers, see RCW 35.24.090.

2.24.010 Compensation generally.

The compensation of all appointive city officials and city employees who are entitled to compensation shall be set out as a portion of the city’s annual budget ordinance as required by law. Such ordinance may only be altered, changed or modified by another ordinance. [Ord. 945 § 1, 1983.]

2.24.020 City clerk duties.

The duties of the city clerk shall be those provided by RCW 35A.42.040 and such other duties as may be prescribed under the laws of the state. [Ord. 1130 § 3, 1992.]

2.24.030 City treasurer duties.

The duties of the city treasurer shall be those provided by RCW 35A.42.010 and such other duties as may be prescribed under the laws of this state. [Ord. 1139 § 3, 1992.]

2.24.040 City attorney duties.

The duties of the city attorney shall be those prescribed by RCW 35.24.110. The city attorney shall also be allowed reimbursement for long distance telephone calls and for actual costs and expenses incurred while outside the city on official city business. [Ord. 945 § 1, 1983.]

2.24.050 Salaries.

Commencing with the calendar year 2012, the salary and compensation of the elected city officials shall be as follows:

Mayor

$600.00 per month

Councilmen

$250.00 per month

This chapter is subject to the applicable provisions of state law, particularly RCW 35A.12.070 which, among other things, prohibits any increase in compensation from becoming effective during the remaining term of any incumbent or a mayor when the mayor’s tie-breaking vote is necessary to pass the ordinance increasing the compensation. [Ord. 1501 § 2, 2012; Ord. 1488 § 1, 2011; Ord. 1450 § 1, 2008; Ord. 945 § 1, 1983.]

2.24.060 City engineer – Qualifications – Duties – Salary.

Appointment and removal of a city engineer shall be authorized and provided for by RCW 35.24.020. The salary of the city engineer shall be as provided in the annual city budget ordinance or as otherwise established by special ordinance. The city engineer shall perform all duties required of him by law. [Ord. 945 § 1, 1983.]

2.24.070 Department of public works – Director – Appointment.

There shall be an office in city government to be known as the “department of public works.” The administrative head of the department of public works will be known and designated as the “director of public works.” The director of public works shall be appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the mayor. The salary of the director of public works shall be as provided in the annual city budget ordinance or as otherwise established by special ordinance. [Ord. 945 § 1, 1983.]

2.24.080 City engineer as director of public works.

The city engineer may, if the city council so directs, serve as the director of public works. In such dual capacity, the city engineer shall perform or be responsible for all the duties required of the city engineer and the director of public works by state law or other provisions of this code. [Ord. 945 § 1, 1983.]

2.24.090 Duties of the director of public works.

The duties of the director of public works are defined as having a general supervisory authority over the following:

(1) The director of public works shall be ex officio building inspector for the city, including the administration of building codes, standards and permits defined or required by ordinance;

(2) The construction, repair and maintenance of all city streets, alleys, sidewalks and other public rights-of-way;

(3) Waste disposal, including sewer lines, sewage disposal plant, gathering of solid refuse and city landfill operations;

(4) All surveys, diagrams, plats, specifications and estimates required in all physical improvements and construction done by city forces;

(5) The physical properties and facilities located in city parks, excluding recreational programs and personnel;

(6) Such other duties and responsibilities as the mayor and city council authorize and direct. [Ord. 945 § 1, 1983.]

2.24.100 Employment of additional persons.

Employment of additional persons for building inspection and specialized engineering services shall be as the city council directs and approves. [Ord. 945 § 1, 1983.]

2.24.120 Police chief – Duties.*

The police chief of the city shall perform all duties required of him by any law or ordinance and such other duties as the council may direct. He shall make a quarterly report to the council of his services, giving a detailed account of all money received by him and his disposal of the same. [Ord. 945 § 1, 1983.]

*    Statutory authority, see RCW 35.24.160, Chief of Police and Police Department.

2.24.125 Police chief – Exempt from civil service.

Police chiefs appointed after July 1, 1987, are exempted from classified civil service pursuant to RCW 41.12.050. [Ord. 1082 § 1, 1990.]

2.24.130 Police chief – Salary.

The salary of the police chief shall be as provided in the annual city budget ordinance or as otherwise established by special ordinance. [Ord. 945 § 1, 1983.]