Chapter 2.26


2.26.010    Board created.

2.26.020    Board membership.

2.26.030    Appointment of members – Terms.

2.26.040    Resignation, removal and vacancy.

2.26.050    Officers.

2.26.060    Meetings.

2.26.070    Authority and duties.

2.26.010 Board created.

There is hereby created a city of Puyallup senior advisory board. The word “board” shall be deemed to mean the city of Puyallup senior advisory board whenever used in this chapter. (Ord. 3160 § 4, 2018).

2.26.020 Board membership.

(1) The membership of the board shall consist of seven members and all members shall be residents of the city of Puyallup.

(2) To the extent possible:

(a) At least a majority of the members of the board shall be 60 years of age or older; and

(b) At least one member shall have knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education in working with senior citizen programs or outreach.

(3) Members shall serve without compensation. (Ord. 3160 § 4, 2018).

2.26.030 Appointment of members – Terms.

(1) Members of the board shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the council.

(2) Members appointed to the board shall serve a full four-year term, or the remainder of an unexpired term, as the case may be.

(3) No person shall serve more than two four-year terms. Unexpired terms shall not count toward this limitation, except when a membership position becomes vacant while the person holds the position. The consecutive two-term limit shall not be construed to create an entitlement to a second term of membership on the board.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the council may authorize a person to serve more than two consecutive terms if the board composition criteria in PMC 2.26.020 will not be achieved due to lack of qualified candidates for board membership.

(4) A full term shall commence on the first Wednesday in March and shall expire four years thereafter on the Tuesday immediately preceding the first Wednesday in March.

(5) Terms shall be staggered so that approximately half of the terms expire every two years. Specifically, four terms shall expire in one year, and three terms shall expire two years thereafter. (Ord. 3160 § 4, 2018).

2.26.040 Resignation, removal and vacancy.

(1) Pursuant to RCW 42.12.020, a member resignation shall be made to the city council. In accordance with RCW 42.12.010(2), a member resignation shall be deemed to occur upon the effective date of the resignation.

(2) Appointed members may be removed prior to the expiration of their term by a majority vote of the city council.

(3) A board position shall become vacant for the same reasons applicable to elective offices in Chapter 42.12 RCW and council positions in RCW 35A.12.060.

(4) Prior to a third consecutive absence, a member may request that the board excuse one or more absences. The board shall determine the validity of the request, and approve or deny the request.

(5) Vacant appointed positions shall be filled by mayoral appointment and vacant elected positions shall be filled pursuant to the applicable election method set forth in this chapter and RCW 41.26.110. (Ord. 3160 § 4, 2018).

2.26.050 Officers.

(1) The board shall elect from among its membership a chairperson and vice chairperson, and such other officers as it deems necessary. The term of office shall be one year. Officers shall be elected at the first meeting that occurs on or follows the first Wednesday in March.

(2) The chairperson shall preside at meetings and shall rule on all points of procedure.

(3) If the office of the chairperson becomes vacant, the vice chairperson shall assume the responsibilities of said office and shall serve in said capacity until the board elects officers during the next term. In the event such a vacancy occurs, the board shall elect a new vice chairperson who shall serve until the board elects officers during the next term. (Ord. 3160 § 4, 2018).

2.26.060 Meetings.

(1) The board shall hold meetings as necessary for the proper discharge of its duties. The board may postpone or cancel a present or future board meeting.

(2) Meetings of the board shall be open and public pursuant to Chapter 42.30 RCW.

(3) A quorum for conducting business shall be a simple majority of the membership of the board.

(4) Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern board meetings, and the board may adopt additional suitable rules of procedure.

(5) The public shall be notified of upcoming board meetings and the preliminary agenda for each meeting. Such notice may include, but is not limited to, written notification to the city’s official newspaper, publication of a notice in the official newspaper, posting of upcoming meeting agendas, or such other processes as the board determines will satisfy the intent of this requirement. (Ord. 3160 § 4, 2018).

2.26.070 Authority and duties.

The board shall:

(1) Serve in an advisory capacity to the city council through the parks and recreation director, or designee, concerning the city’s senior activities and serve as a liaison between the city council and community of senior citizens in matters of public interest;

(2) To make recommendations on matters related to initiatives that will enhance communication, increase participation in local events, and enrich the overall quality of life for senior citizens in the city;

(3) Assess the recreation needs of the city’s senior citizen residents;

(4) Examine the rules, regulations, and procedures for the operation of the city’s Activity Center and provide recommendations;

(5) From time to time, receive citizens’ input concerning any matter which the board is considering or may consider;

(6) Make recommendations regarding adoption of, or amendments to, the parks, recreation, and open space element of the comprehensive plan relative to facilities or uses that serve or may be used by senior citizens;

(7) Consider matters brought before the board by the parks and recreation department; and

(8) Organize itself, establish committees and subcommittees and adopt rules and procedures necessary to accomplish its purpose. (Ord. 3160 § 4, 2018).