Chapter 2.24


2.24.010    Created.

2.24.020    Term of office.

2.24.030    Vacancies—Appointment and removal of members.

2.24.040    Powers and duties.

2.24.050    Quorum.

2.24.060    Records—Annual report.

2.24.010 Created.

Pursuant to the authority conferred by Chapter 35.63 RCW, there is created a town planning commission, consisting of seven members, who shall be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the town council, not more than one-third of which number may be ex officio members by virtue of office held in any municipality. (Ord. 618 § 1, 2009: Ord. 351 § 2 (part), 1988)

2.24.020 Term of office.

The term of office for the ex officio members shall correspond to their respective tenures. The terms of office for first appointive members appointed to such commission shall be from one to six years such that said terms shall expire in rotation on the first day of July of each succeeding year, commencing on July 1, 1989. The terms of the first appointive members shall be fixed and designated by the mayor at the time of such appointment. Thereafter the term of office for each appointive member shall be six years. (Ord. 351 § 2 (part), 1988)

2.24.030 Vacancies—Appointment and removal of members.

Vacancies occurring otherwise than through the expiration of terms shall be filled for the unexpired term. Members may be removed after public hearing, by the mayor, with the approval of the town council, for inefficiency, neglect of duty or malfeasance in office. The members shall be selected without respect to political affiliations and they shall serve without compensation. (Ord. 351 § 2 (part), 1988)

2.24.040 Powers and duties.

A. The planning commission shall have all of the powers and perform each and all of the duties specified by Chapter 35.63 RCW, together with any other duties or authorities which may hereafter be conferred upon them by the laws of the state of Washington, the performance of such duties and the exercise of such authority to be subject to each and all the limitations expressed in such legislative enactment or enactments.

B. The town council may refer to the planning commission, for its research, recommendation and report, any ordinance, resolution or other proposal relating to any of the matters and subjects referred to in Chapter 35.63 RCW, and the commission shall promptly report to the council thereon, making such recommendations and giving such counsel as it may deem proper in the premises.

C. All plats or plans of subdivisions of lands within the town or proposed additions, as well as dedications of streets and alleys, offered to the town council for acceptance shall first be submitted to the planning commission for its recommendation and report, and such report shall be made to the council within thirty (30) days after submission, or at such earlier date as the council shall direct.

D. The commission shall elect its own chairman and create and fill such other offices as it may determine it requires. The commission may designate one of its members to act as secretary without salary, or if requested by the commission, the mayor shall designate a member of the paid staff of the town to serve as such secretary, who shall serve without additional compensation. (Ord. 167 §§ 2—5, 1976)

2.24.050 Quorum.

A majority of the membership of the planning commission, not less than three of whom shall be appointed members, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any action taken by a majority of those present when those present constitute a quorum, at any regular or special meeting of the planning commission, shall be deemed and taken as the action of the commission. (Ord. 351 § 3, 1988: Ord. 167 § 6, 1976)

2.24.060 Records—Annual report.

The planning commission shall keep a written record of its meetings, resolutions, transactions, findings and determinations, which record shall be a public record. The commission, at or before its first regular meeting in August of each year, shall make a full report in writing to the town council of such transactions and expenditures, if any, for the proceeding year, with such general recommendations as to matters covered by its prescribed duties and authority as may to it seem proper. (Ord. 167 § 7, 1976)