Chapter 3.52
DONATIONS

Sections:

3.52.010    Acceptance.

3.52.020    Use.

3.52.030    Notice of acceptance.

3.52.010 Acceptance.

The mayor is authorized to accept all monetary donations of $20,000 or less and to carry out any conditions thereof in accordance with the city of Gig Harbor’s monetary donations policy, if the terms or conditions are within the powers granted by law to the city. The mayor may decline to accept a donation if such donation is not consistent with the policies, plans, goals or ordinances of the city, or if such donation imposes financial obligation upon the city, or if acceptance of same is contrary to law.

The mayor is further authorized to accept nonmonetary donations and to carry out any conditions thereof in accordance with applicable city of Gig Harbor donations policies, if the terms or conditions are within the powers granted by law to the city. The mayor may decline to accept a nonmonetary donation or may reject the conditions for such donation before acceptance of the nonmontary item if he/she deems such declination or rejection in the best interests of the city. If, in the determination of the city administrator, the donation of a nonmonetary item will likely result in financial costs or obligation to the city in excess of $500.00 in any given year, such nonmonetary donation must be considered and approved with the city council.

The city is not obligated to accept any donation and may reject any or all donations. Further, the acceptance of a particular donation does not obligate the city to accept any subsequent donation. Should the city determine the need to dispose of a donated item, it shall be surplussed according to city standard practice. The city may, but is not obligated to, notify the original donor so that owner may attempt to reclaim the item. The city is not obligated to repair or replace any lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed donations and may dispose of donated items at any time. (Ord. 1415 § 1, 2019; Ord. 1217 § 2, 2011).

3.52.020 Use.

In the event a donor has indicated a desire for a particular use of a donation by the city, or has placed conditions upon the donation, the city shall consider such desired use or condition. If the mayor or city council determines that the desired use or condition is acceptable and is consistent with the policies, plans, goals or ordinances of the city, such donation may be accepted with the desired use or condition attached. Unless explicitly acknowledged in writing by the city at the time of acceptance of the donation, the city is not obligated to comply with any condition or particular use. If a donor has not specified a particular desired use or has not attached any conditions to the donation and/or the city has not accepted such use or conditions, the donation may be used for any municipal purpose. (Ord. 1415 § 1, 2019; Ord. 1217 § 2, 2011).

3.52.030 Notice of acceptance.

The city council shall be notified of all accepted donations within 60 days of acceptance. The city council shall be provided with an annual report listing the nature and value of any and all donations which were approved and accepted by the mayor in accordance with this chapter during the calendar year preceding the report. (Ord. 1415 § 1, 2019; Ord. 1217 § 2, 2011).