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PDFWAC 253-02-050

Operations and procedures.

(1) Uniform procedure rules: Practice and procedure in and before the authority are governed by the uniform procedural rules codified in the Washington Administrative Code, WAC 1-08-005 through 1-08-590, as now or hereafter amended, which rules the authority adopts as its own, subject to any additional rules the authority may add from time to time. The authority reserves the right to make whatever determination is fair and equitable should any question not covered by its rules come before the authority, said determination to be in accordance with the spirit and intent of the law.
(2) Authority meetings: The meetings of the authority shall all be "regular" or "special meetings" as those designations are applied in chapter 42.30 RCW. They may be called at any time and place by the chairman or a majority of the members of the authority. Notice of all special meetings shall be given by delivering personally, or by mail, fax or electronic mail, to each member a written notice specifying the time and place of the meeting and a copy of the agenda prepared by the executive director in consultation with the chairman, and by giving such notice to the public as may be required by law. If an emergency is deemed to exist, the chairman may shorten the notice period to not less than twenty-four hours. An executive session may be called by the chairman or by a majority of all members of the authority to consider the appointment, employment or dismissal of an officer or employee, and such other matters as are permitted by RCW 42.30.110.
(3) Quorum: Four members shall constitute a quorum, and the act of a majority of the members present at any meeting, if there is a quorum, shall be deemed the act of the authority except as specified hereafter in subsection (7) of this section. Members participating in a meeting through the use of any means of communication by which all members participating can hear each other during the meeting shall be deemed to be present in person at the meeting for all purposes.
(4) Chairperson's or secretary's voting rights: The chairperson or the chairperson's designee and the secretary shall have the right to vote on all matters before the authority, just as any other authority member.
(5) Minutes of meetings: Minutes shall be kept of the proceedings of the authority.
(6) Rules of order: The authority shall generally follow Robert's Rules of Order, newly revised, in conducting its business meetings.
(7) Form of authority action: The authority may act on the basis of a motion except when authorizing issuance of bonds pursuant to WAC 253-16-070 and when otherwise taking official and formal action with respect to the creation of special funds and the issuance and sale of bonds for a project of a participant, in which case the authority shall act by resolution. Such resolutions shall be adopted upon the affirmative vote of four or more members of the authority and shall be signed by a majority of the members of the authority. Motions shall be adopted upon the affirmative vote of a majority of a quorum of members present at any meeting. All bonds and coupons shall bear either the manual or the facsimile signatures of the governor and executive director.
(8) Public participation. The presiding officer may grant permission to any person or organization to make a presentation at any of the authority's public meetings. The presiding officer may limit any remarks addressed to the authority.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.07.040(1). WSR 10-13-080, § 253-02-050, filed 6/15/10, effective 7/16/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.07.040. WSR 95-19-025, § 253-02-050, filed 9/11/95, effective 10/12/95; WSR 84-24-012 (Order 3), § 253-02-050, filed 11/27/84.]
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