Chapter 2.45


2.45.010    Created.

2.45.020    Duties.

2.45.030    Organization – Meeting rules – Quorum.

2.45.010 Created.

An advisory park commission is hereby created. The public members of the commission shall be appointed by the mayor with the consent of the town council to serve for a three-year term, or until their successors are appointed. This advisory commission shall consist of five voting members, plus one nonvoting councilmember belonging to the council parks and preservation committee, and plus one nonvoting La Conner High School student. The La Conner High School nonvoting student member will be appointed at the end of his or her junior year and serve for one year. The mayor shall consider the advice of the LCHS principal in making the high school member appointment. At least three voting members shall be legal voters of the town of La Conner. The mayor shall fill all vacancies with the consent of the town council. The initial terms of office for the three noncouncil members shall have an initial term of three years, a second member an initial term of four years, and the third member an initial term of five years. [Ord. 946 § 1, 2005; Ord. 734 § 1, 1998; Ord. 188 § 1, 1915.]

2.45.020 Duties.

The duties of the park commission shall be to act as an advisory body for the mayor, town administrator, and town council regarding the operation, policies, procedures, and improvements to the town’s parks, play fields, street ends, and open space. The advisory commission shall not make any expenditures without prior motion and approval of the council. [Ord. 734 § 1, 1998; Ord. 188 § 2, 1915.]

2.45.030 Organization – Meeting rules – Quorum.

The advisory commission shall elect its own chairperson and create and fill such other offices as it may determine it requires. The commission shall hold at least bimonthly meetings (six per year). The commission may adopt written rules for transactions of business and shall keep a written record of its meetings, resolutions, motions, findings, determinations, and recommendations. The commission’s meetings shall be open to the public in conformance with the Washington Open Public Meetings Act. A quorum shall consist of three (of the five) voting members of the commission. [Ord. 734 § 1, 1998.]