Chapter 1.08
CITY DEPARTMENTS

Sections:

1.08.010    Departments.

1.08.030    Museum department.

1.08.035    Museum projects coordinator.

1.08.050    Police judge – Court – Statutory powers, duties.

1.08.070    Memorial Hall department.

1.08.080    City clerk – Powers – Duties.

1.08.090    Repealed.

1.08.100    City treasurer/finance department – Powers – Duties.

1.08.105    Repealed.

1.08.110    Department of public works established – Director appointment.

1.08.120    Water resource department – Responsibilities.

1.08.130    Transportation and construction department – Responsibilities.

1.08.140    Repealed.

1.08.150    Repealed.

1.08.155    Repealed.

1.08.160    Equipment and plant maintenance department – Responsibilities.

1.08.170    Code enforcement department – Responsibilities.

1.08.180    City shop – Financial arrangements.

1.08.240    Subdepartments – Reassignment – When.

1.08.250    City attorney – Powers and duties.

1.08.255    City attorney – Local improvement district payments for legal services – Salary.

1.08.260    Repealed.

1.08.270    Repealed.

1.08.010 Departments.

All departments referred to in Chapter 1.06 WCC, which have not heretofore been created by ordinance, are hereby created and established. The duties and powers of the departments and department heads, not heretofore established by ordinance, are defined as follows. (Ord. 1330 § 10, 1953)

1.08.030 Museum department.

The museum department shall consist of the city museum and shall be operated by the curator under the direction of the museum board. (Ord. 1330 § 10, 1953)

1.08.035 Museum projects coordinator.

(1) There is established the position of museum projects coordinator for the city of Wenatchee who shall be appointed by a majority of the city commission and serve under the supervision and direction of the city of Wenatchee museum director.

(2) The museum projects coordinator shall be responsible for the establishment and coordination of historic preservation activities for the city of Wenatchee through a state recognized certified local government process, coordination and management of museum-related special projects, events and community exhibits. (Ord. 3023 §§ 1, 2, 1993)

1.08.050 Police judge – Court – Statutory powers, duties.

The powers, rights and duties of the police judge and court shall be those established by law as outlined in RCW 35.23.590 to 35.23.660, both inclusive. (Ord. 1330 § 10, 1953)

1.08.070 Memorial Hall department.

The Memorial Hall department shall consist of Memorial Hall and shall be under the supervision of Wenatchee Post No. 10 of the American Legion under the direction of the Memorial Hall board of trustees, of which the mayor shall be chairman. (Ord. 1330 § 10, 1953)

1.08.080 City clerk – Powers – Duties.

The city clerk under the supervision of the mayor and executive services director shall be the secretary of the city council. It shall be the duty of the city clerk to perform all duties and obligations as might be required by law; to act as public records officer for the entire city; to keep the corporate seal, and all papers and documents belonging to the city in the custody of the city clerk; to act as public records officer for the entire city; to attend the meetings of the city council and to keep a journal of the proceedings and records of all of their resolutions and ordinances, and to attest and affix the corporate seal on documents when authorized by the city council. The city council by motion may delegate all or any part of the city clerk duties to a deputy city clerk who may be appointed by that motion or separate motion. (Ord. 2014-15 § 1; Ord. 2619 § 2, 1986; Ord. 1636, 1960; Ord. 1330 § 10, 1953)

1.08.090 Purchasing department – Powers – Duties.

Repealed by Ord. 2014-15. (Ord. 1636, 1960; Ord. 1330 § 10, 1953)

1.08.100 City treasurer/finance department – Powers – Duties.

The city finance director is hereby designated as the city treasurer, pursuant to RCW 35A.42.010. The finance department under the general direction of the finance director shall be responsible for the internal control over and the accounting/recording of all city receipts, disbursements and investments. The finance department shall be responsible for citywide budgeting; reporting the city’s financial position to the city council and other outside reporting as required. The finance director or designee shall be the auditing officer of the city, certifying that claims submitted to the city for services rendered or products provided are just, due and unpaid obligations of the city. (Ord. 2014-15 § 3; Ord. 1330 § 10, 1953)

1.08.105 Auditor and deputy auditor.

Repealed by Ord. 2014-15. (Ord. 3037 §§ 1, 2, 1993)

1.08.110 Department of public works established – Director appointment.

There is established a department of public works of the city of Wenatchee to be headed by a director of public works who shall be appointed by the commissioner of streets and public improvements, subject to confirmation by a majority vote of the city commission of the city of Wenatchee.

The director of public works shall manage the subdepartments of the department of public works as directed by the commissioner of the department of public works including, but not limited to:

(1) The water resource department;

(2) The transportation and construction department;

(3) Repealed by Ord. 3189.

(4) The equipment and plant maintenance department;

(5) Code enforcement department. (Ord. 3189 § 3, 1996; Ord. 2665 § 3, 1987)

1.08.120 Water resource department – Responsibilities.

The water resource department shall be under the supervision of the water resource manager who is responsible for the development, operation and maintenance of the water treatment and distribution system, and the sanitary sewer collection and wastewater treatment facilities and other related matter. (Ord. 2665 § 4, 1987)

1.08.130 Transportation and construction department – Responsibilities.

The transportation and construction department shall be operated under the supervision of the transportation and construction manager who is responsible for all civil engineering activities for the department along with the repair, maintenance, and replacement of the street and storm sewer systems, including street lighting and traffic control and other related matters. (Ord. 2665 § 5, 1987)

1.08.140 Community services department – Definitions.

Repealed by Ord. 3189. (Ord. 2665 § 11, 1987)

1.08.150 Community services department – Responsibilities.

Repealed by Ord. 3189. (Ord. 2665 § 6, 1987)

1.08.155 Municipal services director.

Repealed by Ord. 2001-01. (Ord. 3018 §§ 1, 2, 1993)

1.08.160 Equipment and plant maintenance department – Responsibilities.

The equipment and plant maintenance department shall be under the supervision of the equipment and plant maintenance manager who is responsible for all vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair, buildings and plant maintenance for city buildings and the development and implementation of a safety program for all employees and other related matters. (Ord. 2665 § 7, 1987)

1.08.170 Code enforcement department – Responsibilities.

The code enforcement department shall be under the supervision of the code enforcement manager (building official) who is responsible for the development and enforcement of all ordinances relating to uniform construction codes and related matters. (Ord. 2665 § 8, 1987)

1.08.180 City shop – Financial arrangements.

Hereinafter financing and accounting for the city shop shall be through the equipment rental fund. (Ord. 2665 § 9, 1987)

1.08.240 Subdepartments – Reassignment – When.

The city commission may by ordinance or resolution transfer one or more of the subdepartments mentioned herein from its assigned department to any other department, may create additional subdepartments and may assign additional duties or subdepartments to any of the three departments. Subdepartment heads shall perform all duties necessary and incidental to their office or which may be prescribed by law or ordinance now in effect or hereafter enacted. (Ord. 1330 § 11, 1953)

1.08.250 City attorney – Powers and duties.

The city attorney and such assistant city attorneys as might be appointed by the city attorney shall act as the legal advisor of the city commission and of all officers of the city in relation to matters pertaining to the respective offices, the city attorney shall represent the city in all litigation and all courts in which the city is a party or directly interested and shall prosecute all violations of ordinances and shall act generally as attorney for the city of the several departments and the city government. The city attorney shall perform such other duties and provide such other services as the city commission may direct. The city attorney shall serve at the pleasure of the city commission. (Ord. 2809 § 1, 1989)

1.08.255 City attorney – Local improvement district payments for legal services – Salary.

Local improvement districts created prior to January 1, 1990, shall pay to the general fund one-half of one percent of the total cost of improvements as and for legal services.

Any local improvement district created after January 1, 1990, shall pay to the general fund one percent of the total cost of improvements as and for administrative and legal services.

The compensation for the city attorney shall be such sum as the city commission might from time to time establish. (Ord. 2809 §§ 3, 4, 1989)

1.08.260 Accounting department – Duties.

Repealed by Ord. 2014-15. (Ord. 1636, 1960; Ord. 1330 § 10(s), 1953)

1.08.270 Citizens’ advisory board – Employee status.

Repealed by Ord. 2001-01. (Ord. 2170 § 3, 1974)