Chapter 2.61


2.61.010    Created.

2.61.020    Purpose.

2.61.030    Composition.

2.61.040    Terms of Office.

2.61.050    Vacancies.

2.61.060    Removal from Office.

2.61.070    Officers.

2.61.080    Rules and Records.

2.61.090    Quorum.

2.61.100    Voting Privileges.

2.61.110    Functions.

2.61.120    Coordination.

2.61.010 Created.

An Anderson Island Citizens' Advisory Board is hereby created and shall hereinafter be referred to as "AICAB". (Ord. 2004-25 § 1 (part), 2004)

2.61.020 Purpose.

The AICAB shall serve in an advisory capacity to the County Council and Executive. The purpose of the AICAB is to facilitate a structured two-way communication process between the County and Island residents, property owners, and business owners regarding significant issues affecting the community within Pierce County's jurisdiction. Issues include, but are not limited to, land use, environmental regulations, infrastructure, schools, ferry service, and public safety. (Ord. 2004-25 § 1 (part), 2004)

2.61.030 Composition.

The AICAB shall consist of 11 voting members, one representative from each of the following Anderson Island organizations: American Legion Post 265, Anderson Island Association, Anderson Island Crime Task Force, Anderson Island Historical Society, Anderson Island Community Club, Anderson Island Elementary School Booster Club (Parent Teacher School Association), Anderson Island Park and Recreation District, Anderson Island Fire and Rescue District, Anderson Island Quality of Life Committee, Riviera Community Club, and Tanner Electric Cooperative. These representatives shall be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by Resolution by a majority of the County Council. (Ord. 2019-14 § 1, 2019; Ord. 2004-25 § 1 (part), 2004)

2.61.040 Terms of Office for Voting Members.

After the AICAB is created, the first terms of the voting members shall be staggered as follows:

A.    Three members shall be appointed for two years;

B.    Three members shall be appointed for three years; and

C.    Four members shall be appointed for four years.

Thereafter, members shall be appointed for 4-year terms. No appointed member of the AICAB shall serve more than two consecutive full terms.

(Ord. 2004-25 § 1 (part), 2004)

2.61.050 Vacancies for Voting Members.

Vacancies occurring for any reason shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term(s), or, if the vacancy occurs less than three months from the termination of a regular term, the successor shall be appointed for a full term. (Ord. 2004-25 § 1 (part), 2004)

2.61.060 Removal from Office.

The Executive may remove any appointed member of the AICAB for inefficiency, neglect of duty, malfeasance, or three unexcused absences in one year, subject to conrfirmation by a majority of the Council. (Ord. 2011-16s § 1 (part), 2011; Ord. 2004-59 § 1, 2004; Ord. 2004-25 § 1 (part), 2004)

2.61.070 Officers.

When the AICAB has been duly created, the members shall elect a Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. (Ord. 2004-25 § 1 (part), 2004)

2.61.080 Rules and Records.

A.    The AICAB shall adopt rules of procedures before it transacts any of its business and shall keep a written summary of its transaction of business and meetings. The AICAB shall meet as needed, but not less than quarterly.

B.    All meetings shall be open to the public, pursuant to RCW 42.30. The action taken by a simple majority of members present at any given meeting shall constitute a recommendation, provided a quorum is present. All votes must be polled and recorded.

(Ord. 2004-25 § 1 (part), 2004)

2.61.090 Quorum.

A quorum of the AICAB for the purpose of conducting business shall be a majority of the currently-appointed members. (Ord. 2004-25 § 1 (part), 2004)

2.61.100 Voting Privileges.

Each voting member of the AICAB shall be entitled to one vote on any matter duly before the Board. (Ord. 2004-25 § 1 (part), 2004)

2.61.110 Functions.

AICAB members serve in a capacity to facilitate a collaborative exchange between the County and Island residents, property owners and business owners. The duties of the AICAB members include:

A.    Provide a forum for Island residents, property owners and business owners to communicate concerns;

B.    Articulate issues of concern and forward to the County Council and/or Executive;

C.    Devise a recommended plan of action for resolution of Island concerns;

D.    Update Island residents, property owners and business owners regarding issues of concern and the County's responses;

E.    Invite County representatives to participate in regular "town hall" type meetings to discuss Island concerns; and

F.    Forward recommendations and suggested solutions to the appropriate County official(s).

(Ord. 2004-25 § 1 (part), 2004)

2.61.120 Coordination.

The AICAB shall coordinate all matters relating to the Board's performance of its duties, including administration of the meetings, providing required notice, requesting appointments and reappointments, keeping records of meetings and decisions, documenting the Board's rules of procedure, and forwarding recommendations of the Board to the County Council and Executive. (Ord. 2004-25 § 1 (part), 2004)