Chapter 2.87


2.87.010    Created.

2.87.020    Purpose.

2.87.030    Composition.

2.87.040    Terms of Office.

2.87.050    Vacancies.

2.87.060    Removal from Office.

2.87.070    Officers.

2.87.080    Rules and Records.

2.87.090    Quorum.

2.87.100    Voting Privileges.

2.87.110    Functions.

2.87.120    Coordination.

2.87.130    Geographical Boundaries.

2.87.010 Created.

A Roy-McKenna Area Advisory Commission is hereby created and shall hereinafter be referred to as "RMAAC". (Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

2.87.020 Purpose.

The RMAAC shall serve in an advisory capacity to the County Council and Executive. The purpose of the RMAAC is to facilitate a structured two-way communication process between the County and Roy-McKenna area 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, and public safety. (Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

2.87.030 Composition.

The RMAAC shall consist of seven voting members, one representative from each of the following Roy-McKenna area organizations: McKenna Elementary School Booster Club (Parent-Teacher School Association), Roy Watch Dogs Non Profit, Mayor of the City of Roy or designee, two members from McKenna Rural Activity Center business community, and two citizens at large who have at least five years of past employment in public safety (corrections, prosecutor, sheriff/police). (Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

2.87.040 Terms of Office for Voting Members.

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

A.    Two members shall be appointed for two years;

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

C.    Three members shall be appointed for four years.

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

(Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

2.87.050 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. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

2.87.060 Removal from Office.

The Executive may remove any appointed member of the RMAAC for inefficiency, neglect of duty, malfeasance, or three unexcused absences in one year, subject to confirmation by a majority of the Council. (Ord. 2011-16s § 1 (part), 2011; Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

2.87.070 Officers.

When the RMAAC has been duly created, the members shall elect a Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary. (Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

2.87.080 Rules and Records.

A.    The RMAAC 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 RMAAC shall meet as needed, but not less than quarterly.

B.    All meetings shall be open to the public, pursuant to Chapter 42.30 RCW. 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. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

2.87.090 Quorum.

A quorum of the RMAAC for the purpose of conducting business shall be a majority of the currently-appointed members. (Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

2.87.100 Voting Privileges.

Each voting member of the RMAAC shall be entitled to one vote on any matter duly before the Commission. (Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

2.87.110 Functions.

RMAAC members serve in a capacity to facilitate a collaborative exchange between the County and Roy-McKenna area residents, property owners and business owners. The duties of the RMAAC members include:

A.    Provide a forum for Roy-McKenna area 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 Roy-McKenna area concerns;

D.    Update Roy-McKenna area 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 Roy-McKenna area concerns; and

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

(Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

2.87.120 Coordination.

The RMAAC shall coordinate all matters relating to the Commission'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 Commission's rules of procedure, and forwarding recommendations of the Commission to the County Council and Executive. (Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)

2.87.130 Geographical Boundaries.

The RMAAC shall consider matters relating to the unincorporated areas of Pierce County generally described as west of 8th Avenue South and south of 288th Street/Joint Base Lewis-McChord including Harts Lake, with the western and southern boundaries being the Thurston County boundary. See Figure 2.87-1 for a map of the RMAAC area covered by this Commission.

FIGURE 2.87-1 – Roy-McKenna Area
Advisory Commission Geographical Boundaries

(Ord. 2010-23 § 1 (part), 2010)