Chapter 2.20


2.20.010    Park advisory committee created.

2.20.020    Duties.

2.20.030    Terms and vacancies.

2.20.040    Officers, meetings and quorum.

2.20.010 Park advisory committee created.

There is hereby created a park advisory committee consisting of seven members, all of whom shall serve without salary. The committee members shall be appointed by the mayor with the consent of the city council. The members of the park advisory committee are not required to be residents of the city of Newport; however, they must reside in either Washington or Idaho. (Ord. 1009 § 1, 2004)

2.20.020 Duties.

The park advisory committee shall make recommendations to the city council regarding major park improvements by submitting plans pertaining to the planning, maintenance and development of the Little People’s Park, the city park between 1st and Calispel and the Skateboard Park. The rodeo grounds, McNeil Field, Wain Fields and the area of the gazebo are not subject to the committee’s review. (Ord. 1009 § 1, 2004)

2.20.030 Terms and vacancies.

The term of office for the various positions on the park advisory committee will expire as set forth below, and new or reappointment to these positions shall be for a three-year term.

Position 1 expires January 1, 2006.

Position 2 expires January 1, 2006.

Position 3 expires January 1, 2006.

Position 4 expires January 1, 2007

Position 5 expires January 1, 2007.

Position 6 expires January 1, 2007.

Position 7 expires January 1, 2008.

Members of the park advisory committee may be removed at any time by the mayor with the approval of three members of the council. Three consecutive unexcused absences from committee meetings shall constitute good cause for removal. Any vacancies occurring shall be filled in the same manner for the unexpired term of the park advisory committee position being filled. (Ord. 1009 § 1, 2004)

2.20.040 Officers, meetings and quorum.

A. Immediately after their appointment, members of the committee shall meet and organize by electing from the members of the committee a chair, a secretary and such other officers as they deem appropriate. Annually, the members of the committee shall elect a new chair, and no member shall serve as chair more than once every four years. It shall be the duty of the chair to preside at all meetings of the board and the duty of the secretary to keep minutes of all meetings and all proceedings of the committee. The secretary will also file a copy of the minutes with the city clerk/treasurer. A majority of the entire committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and four affirmative votes shall be necessary to carry any proposition.

B. A meeting of the committee shall be held at least once per month on the last Tuesday of the month. In accordance with RCW 42.30.080, special meetings may be called by the chair or by a majority of the members of the committee. Written notice must be delivered personally or by mail at least 24 hours before the time of the special meeting to each member of the committee and to each local newspaper of general circulation and each local radio or television that has on file with the committee a written request to be notified of special meetings. The notice must specify the time and place of the special meeting and the business to be conducted. The committee may take final action only concerning matters identified in the notice of the meeting. Written notice to a member is not required when a member files at or prior to the meeting a written waiver of notice or the member is present at the meeting when it convenes. (Ord. 1009 § 1, 2004)