Chapter 2.48


2.48.010    Created.

2.48.020    Appointment--Terms.

2.48.030    Compensation.

2.48.040    Duties.

2.48.050    RCW provisions incorporated by reference.

2.48.060    Agreement establishing regional planning council for the county.

2.48.010 Created.

There is created for the city a planning agency, comprised of its present planning commission, to consist of five members, to be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation of the city council.  Three of said members shall reside within the city limits and two may reside within the boundaries of Goldendale’s urban growth boundary, except the following:

A.    When a vacancy on the commission occurs with respect to a member who is a resident of the city, the mayor, after reasonable effort to find interested city residents to fill the vacancy, may appoint a resident from outside the city limits, but within the urban growth boundary, to the commission, subject to confirmation of the city council; or

B.    Further, should a vacancy continue to occur on the commission, with respect to a member of the commission who is a resident of the city, the mayor may appoint a resident who resides within and has an established Goldendale address, subject to confirmation of the city council.  (Ord. 1452 §1, 2015:  prior code §2.24.010)

2.48.020 Appointment--Terms.

Members of the planning commission established under the provisions of this chapter shall be appointed for initial terms of two, three, four, five and six years.  Thereafter their successors shall be appointed or reappointed for terms of six years.  In the event of an increase in the number of members constituting such planning commission, such additional members shall be appointed for terms of six years.  All appointments and/or reappointments provided for therein shall be made by the mayor, subject to the approval of the city council.  Upon the resignation or removal of any such member, his successor shall be appointed for the remainder of his unexpired term.  (Prior code §2.24.020)

2.48.030 Compensation.

The members of the planning commission shall serve without compensation, but they shall be reimbursed for expenses necessarily incurred in performing their official duties.  The city council shall from time to time, as may be necessary, provide by ordinance for funds for the necessary expenditures and costs of operation of such commission.  (Prior code §2.24.030)

2.48.040 Duties.

It shall be the duty of such planning commission to make a study of the physical development of the city, to lay plans and recommendations for such development, looking toward the orderly growth and convenient use and enjoyment of property in the city, and to recommend to the city council of the city the passage of legislation to put into effect the plans developed by the commission.  It shall be the particular duty of the commission to study and plan a comprehensive zoning of the city.  (Prior code §2.24.040)

2.48.050 RCW provisions incorporated by reference.

The provisions of RCW 35A.63, as presently enacted and as may be hereafter amended, are by this reference incorporated in and made a part of this chapter, as though fully set forth verbatim herein, and in the event of any conflict between any previously existing provisions of the Goldendale Municipal Code relating to the city planning commission and/or planning functions which may be inconsistent with the provisions of RCW 35A.63, shall be deemed superceded by the chapter relating to the planning agency for an optional municipal city code.  (Prior code §2.24.050)

2.48.060 Agreement establishing regional planning council for the county.

The city is authorized to enter into an agreement establishing regional planning council for Klickitat County.  (Prior code §2.24.060)