Chapter 1.24
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RULES AND ORDER OF BUSINESS

Sections:

1.24.010    Purpose.

1.24.020    Definitions.

1.24.030    Official public meeting place.

1.24.040    Repealed.

1.24.050    Repealed.

1.24.060    Meeting time and procedures.

1.24.070    –

1.24.230    Repealed.

1.24.010 Purpose.

This chapter sets forth the rules of procedure governing the time, place and record keeping for conduct of the Cowlitz County Board of Commissioners meetings and hearings. [Res. 15-118 § 1, 12-15-15; Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.020 Definitions.

“Board of Commissioners” means the Cowlitz County Board of Commissioners.

“Chair” means the Chairperson of the Cowlitz County Board of Commissioners.

“Member” means any duly elected or appointed Cowlitz County Commissioner.

“Quorum” constitutes a majority of the Cowlitz County Board of Commissioners.

“Vice Chair” means the Vice Chairperson of the Cowlitz County Board of Commissioners. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.030 Official public meeting place.

All regular meetings of the Board of County Commissioners shall be held in the county seat of Kelso, Washington, at the County Administration Building and in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Third Floor, 207 4th Ave. N., unless otherwise provided upon proper public notice. [Res. 15-118 § 2, 12-15-15.]

1.24.040 Rule 2: Powers and duties of the Chair.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.050 Rule 3: Powers and duties of the Vice Chair.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.060 Meeting time and procedures.

A. The time of regular meetings of the Board of Commissioners (Board) shall be at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday of each week, or Wednesday if Tuesday is a state or county holiday, or the next consecutive, available Tuesday, or as otherwise ordered by the Board.

B. Other special meetings may be called by the Board as provided by the provisions of RCW 42.30.080. Adjournments, continuances and executive sessions shall be governed by the provisions of RCW 42.30.090, 42.30.100 and 42.30.110.

C. Board of Commissioner meetings will be held in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 42.30 RCW, and minutes of Board of Commissioner meetings will be recorded in accordance with RCW 42.32.030.

D. Any member of the Board of County Commissioners may attend any Board meeting or public hearing by telephone or video conferencing; provided, however, that adequate audio-visual equipment is available at the location of the Board meeting so as to allow all present at the meeting, including the Clerk of the Board and the attending public, to hear the conferencing member’s voice and for the conferencing member to hear the other speakers at the meeting.

E. The Board may adopt and publish such other administrative policies and procedures which it deems necessary to establish clear and consistent processes and formats for submission of business to the Board, and to facilitate public notice and orderly public participation in Board deliberations and actions. [Res. 15-118 § 4, 12-15-15.]

1.24.070 Rule 5: Agenda.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.080 Rule 6: Indication of new and deleted matter in ordinances.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.090 Rule 7: Due notice.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.100 Rule 8: Consent agenda.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.110 Rule 9: Introduction and initial consideration of proposed legislation.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.120 Rule 10: Public hearing.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.130 Rule 11: Quorum and voting.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.140 Rule 12: Amendments.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.150 Rule 13: Parliamentary motions.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.160 Rule 14: Rules of debate.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.170 Rule 15: Ending of debate – Previous question.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.180 Rule 16: Final passage of ordinances and motions.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.190 Rule 17: Reconsideration.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.200 Rule 18: Copies of electronic recordings.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.210 Rule 19: Appeal from decision of Chair.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.220 Rule 20: Parliamentary rules.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]

1.24.230 Rule 21: Legal signature.

Repealed by Res. 15-118. [Res. 03-037, 3-25-03.]