Chapter 1.51ACCEPTANCE OF DONATIONS

Sections:

1.51.010
Definitions.
1.51.020
Acceptance of Donations.
1.51.030
Procedure for Acceptance of Donation.
1.51.040
Funds and Accounting.
1.51.010Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the term “donation” refers to any money or property, real or personal, donated, devised or bequeathed, with or without restriction, to the City of Lakewood. As used in this chapter, the term “donation” does not refer to any money or property, real or personal, that may be reasonably classified as a grant. (Ord. 657 § 2, 2017.)

1.51.020Acceptance of Donations.

A. Limitation on Acceptance of Donations. The City may accept and use donations only for purposes related to those powers granted to the City by law. Any donation to the City that is accompanied with any contingency, term, or condition on the use by the City of such donation that is inconsistent with this chapter or contrary to law shall be declined by the City. The City may decline to accept any donation that is inconsistent with the policies, plans, goals, or any other ordinance of the City.

1. Monetary Donations under $5,000.00. The City Manager or designee is authorized to accept any monetary donation under $5,000.00 to the City, and to carry out the terms or conditions of the donation if such terms and conditions are within the powers granted to the City by law and this chapter. If no terms or conditions are attached to the donation, or such terms or conditions cannot be fulfilled or performed by the City, the City may expend or use the same for any public purpose consistent with this chapter.

2. Monetary Donations of $5,000.00 or Greater. Any monetary donation of $5,000.00 or greater shall be approved by the City Council before acceptance. Upon such approval by the City Council, the City Manager or designee is authorized to accept such monetary donation to the City, and to carry out the terms or conditions of the donation if such terms and conditions are within the powers granted to the City by law and this chapter. If no terms or conditions are attached to the donation, or such terms or conditions cannot be fulfilled or performed by the City, the City may expend or use the same for any public purpose consistent with this chapter.

3. Nonmonetary Donations Directly Supporting City Events or Community Activities. The City Manager or designee is authorized to accept nonmonetary donations that support specific City events and other community activities.

4. Other Nonmonetary Donations. The City Manager will assess the utility to the City and value of nonmonetary donations offered to the City (other than in subsection (A)(3) of this section).

a. If the estimated value of the donation is less than $10,000.00, the City Manager or designee is authorized to accept such donations.

b. If the estimated value of the donation is $10,000.00 or greater, the City Manager or designee is authorized to accept such nonmonetary donation upon approval by the City Council. (Ord. 657 § 3, 2017.)

1.51.030Procedure for Acceptance of Donation.

All donations shall be offered in writing to the City and directed to the City Manager or designee. If a donation is not approved or accepted by the City, such donation shall be immediately returned to the private citizen, business group, or private organization attempting to make such donation in a manner that properly documents the return of such donation by the City. (Ord. 657 § 4, 2017.)

1.51.040Funds and Accounting.

The Assistant City Manager/Administrative Services is directed to establish accounting procedures as may be necessary to carry out the terms of this chapter, in accordance with all applicable laws of the State of Washington and requirements of the Office of the State Auditor. (Ord. 657 § 5, 2017.)