Chapter 2.89


2.89.010    Title.

2.89.020    Purpose.

2.89.030    Membership.

2.89.040    Terms of office.

2.89.050    Responsibilities.

2.89.010 Title.

There is created an advisory committee to be called the design commission. (Ord. 1680 § 1, 1995)

2.89.020 Purpose.

The purposes of the design commission shall be to provide advice on the application of the relevant zoning regulations and the design and development guidelines; to provide advice, as requested, to the mayor, city council, and staff on issues related to design; and to advocate quality design through education, promotion, and other means, as may be appropriate. (Ord. 1680 § 2, 1995)

2.89.030 Membership.

The design commission shall be composed of seven voting members. Five of the members shall be practicing professionals within the fields of architecture, planning, civil engineering, landscape architecture, and development. Appointments shall strive to achieve as great a diversity within these fields as possible. Although it is desirable that these five members representing professions be residents of Sumner, residency is not mandatory. Two additional members of the commission shall be residents of Sumner. The members representing professions and one lay member shall be appointed by the mayor with confirmation by the city council. One lay member shall be nominated by the planning commission with confirmation by the city council. This appointment need not be a member of the planning commission. Members may be removed for failing to comply with the commission’s bylaws after initial review and recommendation by the mayor, with final approval by the city council. (Ord. 2217 § 2, 2007: Ord. 1680 § 3, 1995)

2.89.040 Terms of office.

The initial appointments shall be two members to one-year terms, three members to two-year terms, and two members to three-year terms. Each appointment thereafter shall serve a four-year term. In the event of a vacancy of any position originally appointed by the mayor, the mayor shall appoint a successor for the unexpired portion of the term with confirmation by the city council. If such vacant position was originally nominated by the planning commission, the planning commission shall appoint a successor for the unexpired portion of the term with confirmation by the city council. (Ord. 1680 § 4, 1995)

2.89.050 Responsibilities.

The responsibilities of the design commission shall be as provided for in the purpose section of this chapter. The actions of the commission shall be governed by all applicable sections of the municipal code. Until such time as the initial appointments to the design commission are completed, the director of community development shall assume the duties of the commission. (Ord. 1713 § 1, 1995: Ord. 1680 § 5, 1995)