Chapter 2.50


2.50.010    Created.

2.50.020    Terms of the Commissioners – Filing vacancies.

2.50.030    Commission officers – Meetings – Quorum.

2.50.040    Compensation.

2.50.050    Duties and responsibilities.

2.50.010 Created.

There is hereby created a Recreation and Park Advisory Commission, consisting of seven members, who shall be appointed by the City Council. Members shall be bona fide residents of the City of Mountlake Terrace. A member of the City Council shall be appointed annually as an ex officio member of the Commission. (Ord. 2313 § 1, 2002; Ord. 2128 § 1, 1996).

2.50.020 Terms of the Commissioners – Filing vacancies.

Appointments shall be for terms of three years and shall expire on the thirtieth day of June of the last year for which the term is made; provided, that members shall remain in office until their successors are appointed and confirmed. A Council representative shall be appointed annually to attend meetings.

Vacancies, other 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 calendar 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 2.50.010 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 City Council shall thereafter proceed with the appointment of a new member to complete the term of office. (Ord. 2313 § 2, 2002; Ord. 2128 § 2, 1996).

2.50.030 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. The presence of four members of the Commission shall be required to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Public meetings of the Commission shall be held monthly at a scheduled time and place. (Ord. 2313 § 3, 2002; Ord. 2128 § 3, 1996).

2.50.040 Compensation.

No Commissioner shall receive any compensation from the City for his or her service on the Commission. (Ord. 2128 § 4, 1996).

2.50.050 Duties and responsibilities.

The Commission shall advise the City Council, City Manager and administrative staff on all policy matters involving acquisition, development and operation of Recreation and Park Department facilities and programs. Specific areas of importance requiring Commission review and recommendations include, but are not limited to: Facility use fees and procedures; park, playfield and facility design; budget and capital improvement program planning; concessions, contracts, inter-local and lease agreements. The Recreation and Park Advisory Commission shall review and approve, as necessary, recreation programs, facility use requests and other matters as requested by the City Council, City Manager or administrative staff. Commission meeting minutes shall be submitted to the City Council after each meeting. (Ord. 2128 § 5, 1996).