Chapter 2.45


2.45.010    Created.

2.45.020    Terms of the Commissioners.

2.45.030    Compensation.

2.45.040    Commission officers – Meetings – Quorum.

2.45.050    Duties and responsibilities.

2.45.010 Created.

There is hereby created an Arts Advisory Commission, consisting of seven members who shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

A minimum of five members shall be bona fide residents of the City of Mountlake Terrace. (Ord. 2312 § 1, 2002; Ord. 2127 § 1, 1996).

2.45.020 Terms of the Commissioners.

Appointments shall be for terms of three years and shall expire on the thirtieth day of June of the last year in which the term is made; provided, that members shall remain in office until their successors are appointed and confirmed. A member of the City Council shall be appointed each year as an ex officio member of the Commission.

Vacancies occurring otherwise than through the expiration of terms shall be filled for the remainder of the term of the member being replaced. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.

Regular attendance by members is necessary for the efficient operation and effective completion of business. Three nonexcused absences from regular meetings in a year shall constitute an automatic resignation from the members. A member may request that an absence be excused either before or after the absence occurs. Any member who ceases to have the qualifications provided in MTMC 2.45.010 shall be deemed to have forfeited his or her office.

Upon request of a Commission member, the City Council may make a temporary appointment to replace a Commission member who will be absent from meetings for a prolonged period.

Upon motion by any member of the Council, and approval by a majority of the City Council, the appointment of any member serving on the Commission may be terminated for cause. The Mayor and City Council shall thereafter proceed with the appointment of a new member to complete the term of office. (Ord. 2378 § 1, 2004; Ord. 2312 § 2, 2002; Ord. 2127 § 2, 1996).

2.45.030 Compensation.

No Commissioners shall receive any compensation from the City for his or her service on the Commission. (Ord. 2127 § 3, 1996).

2.45.040 Commission officers – Meetings – Quorum.

The members of the Commission shall at the first meeting after annual City Council appointments have occurred select from among their members a chairman and vice chairman, and such other officers as may be necessary, who shall serve in that capacity for a one-year term. It shall be the duty of the chairman to preside at all meetings of the Commission. A majority of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and four affirmative votes shall be necessary to carry any proposition. Public meetings of the Commission shall be held monthly at a scheduled time and place. (Ord. 2312 § 3, 2002; Ord. 2127 § 4, 1996).

2.45.050 Duties and responsibilities.

The Commission shall be both a working and an advisory commission. They shall seek out, promote, and sponsor activities which would enhance the cultural atmosphere of the community, and advise the City Manager and City Council regarding site selection, acquisition, and development of facilities and one percent work of art improvements.

Commission meeting minutes shall be submitted to the City Council after each meeting. (Ord. 2127 § 5, 1996).