Chapter 2.08


2.08.010    City clerk and city treasurer – Offices combined and designated finance director.

2.08.020    Appointment – Term of office.

2.08.030    Deputy finance director appointment.

2.08.040    Repealed.

2.08.050    Finance director – Duties designated.

2.08.060    Interest-bearing loans between city funds.

2.08.010 City clerk and city treasurer – Offices combined and designated finance director.

The office of city treasurer shall be merged with the office of city clerk and the title of the merged offices shall be designated as finance director, who shall have the authority and carry out all the duties prescribed by ordinance, statute, or documents for the offices of city clerk and city treasurer. (Ord. 1903 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; Ord. 766 § 1, 1981; Ord. 358 § 1, 1967)

2.08.020 Appointment – Term of office.

The office of finance director shall be filled by appointment, and the office of city attorney shall be filled by contract. The appointment of the finance director shall be made by the city manager. The contractual arrangement with the city attorney shall be negotiated by the city manager subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the city council according to the terms and provisions of RCW 35A.13.080(2) and 35A.13.090 and the finance director appointed under the provisions of this section shall serve an indefinite term at the pleasure of the city manager. (Ord. 1903 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; Ord. 1487 § 1(1), 2004; Ord. 792 § 1, 1982; Ord. 766 § 2, 1981; Ord. 528 § 1, 1974)

2.08.030 Deputy finance director appointment.

The city manager may appoint a deputy finance director who, after taking oath of office and being bonded as required in RCW 35A.13.160, shall have the authority to do any and all acts in the name of the finance director, including, but not restricted to, the signing of warrants and advance travel accounts. (Ord. 1903 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; Ord. 766 § 3, 1981; Ord. 650 § 1, 1977; Ord. 563 § 1, 1975)

2.08.040 Department of finance.

Repealed by Ord. 1903. (Ord. 766 § 4, 1981; Ord. 630 § 1, 1977; Ord. 615 § 1, 1976)

2.08.050 Finance director – Duties designated.

In addition, but not limited to, provisions in Chapter 35A.42 RCW, and the responsibility as administrator of the finance department, the finance director shall be charged with the following responsibilities: the supervision and coordination of all accounting operations, payment of claims, internal auditing and general office operations of the city. The general office operations shall include, but not be limited to, budget preparation, accounting control, financial reporting and auditing procedures applicable to all departments, as well as coordination of general accounting and records of all departments. In addition, the finance director is charged with the responsibility for all annual business and other regulatory licensing as required by state law and city ordinances. (Ord. 1903 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; Ord. 650 § 2, 1977)

2.08.060 Interest-bearing loans between city funds.

The finance director shall be authorized to make interest-bearing loans between city funds up to a cumulative amount of $20,000 between any two funds, for a period not to exceed six months. Interest shall be accrued at the same rate as earned on money invested in the Washington State Local Investment Pool. (Ord. 1903 § 1 (Exh. A), 2020; Ord. 1285 § 1, 1998)