ORDINANCE NO. 732
AN ORDINANCE OF THE UNIVERSITY PLACE CITY COUNCIL AMENDING CHAPTER 4.40 OF THE UNIVERSITY PLACE MUNICIPAL CODE; RELATING TO CITY FUNDS
WHEREAS, RCW 35A.42.010 imposes certain duties and grants authorities to the City Treasurer, as designated by ordinance, including the management and investment of city funds; and
WHEREAS, the establishment of separate accounts for every appropriation or fund of a municipality is required by RCW 43.09.210; and
WHEREAS, this provision also states that “all services rendered by . . . one department, public improvement, undertaking, institution, or public service industry to another, shall be paid for at its true and full value . . . or no department . . . shall benefit in any financial manner whatever by an appropriation or fund made for the support of another”; and
WHEREAS, it is appropriate from time-to-time to reevaluate and reexamine the need to repeal outdated funds, establish new funds and to otherwise readdress funds in order to accommodate the City’s needs;
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHINGTON DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 4.40.060 of the University Place Municipal Code entitled “General fund (RCW 35.37.010 and 35A.37.010)” is retitled as “General fund (RCW 35.37.010)” and amended to read as follows:
A. Purpose. The general fund is established to account for all receipt and disbursement transactions associated with ordinary City operations that are not required to be accounted for in another fund.
B. Revenue Sources. Taxes and general revenues, including but not limited to property taxes, local sales taxes, franchise fees, gambling taxes, liquor taxes, utility taxes, fines and forfeitures, license fees, permits,
recreation park fees, and miscellaneous other revenues that support general government operations.
Section 2. Section 4.40.070 of the University Place Municipal Code entitled “Street Fund” is amended to read as follows:
A. Purpose. This fund is established to account for the receipt and disbursements of state-levied unrestricted motor vehicle fuel taxes, pursuant to RCW 48.68.090.
B. Revenue Sources. Specific revenue sources shall include, but not be limited to, unrestricted motor vehicle fuel taxes, transportation related fees, permits, interest earnings, and such other sources as may be authorized by the City Council.
Section 3. Section 4.40.180 of the University Place Municipal Code entitled “Community Information Services Fund” is retitled, without change to the text of the Code, to “Information Services Fund”.
Section 4. A new section 4.40.340 of the University Place Municipal Code entitled “Traffic Impact Fee Fund” is created which reads as follows:
A. Purpose: This fund is established to account for the receipt and disbursement of the traffic impact fees established by City Council pursuant to the Washington State Growth Management Act codified at chapter 36.70A RCW and at RCW 82.02.050 to 82.02.100. Such expenditures include development of transportation facilities that constitute System Improvements and may include the following items to the extent that they relate to a particular System Improvement: facility planning, land acquisition, site improvements, necessary off-site improvements, facility construction, facility engineering and design work, facility permit fees, facility financing, grant matching funds, applicable mitigation costs, capital equipment pertaining to a particular System Improvement, and any other capital costs related to a particular System Improvement. Impact fees may also be used to recoup transportation facility improvement costs previously incurred by the City to the extent that new growth and development will be served by the previously acquired or constructed improvements resulting in such costs.
B. Revenue Sources: Traffic Impact Fees authorized by RCW 82.02.060, interest earnings, and other revenue that may be authorized by the City Council.
Section 5. A new section 4.40.350 of the University Place Municipal Code entitled “Transportation Benefit District Fund” is created which reads as follows:
A. Purpose: This fund is established to account for the receipt and disbursement of transportation benefit funds that are consistent with existing state, regional, and local transportation plans and necessitated by existing or reasonably foreseeable congestion levels authorized by RCW 35.21.225 and subject to the provisions of Chapter 36.73 RCW.
B. Revenue Sources: Transportation Benefits funds, and other revenue that may be authorized by the City Council.
Section 6. A new section 4.40.360 of the University Place Municipal Code entitled “Local Revitalization Financing Fund” is created which reads as follows:
A. Purpose: This fund is established to account for receipt and disbursement transactions associated with Local Revitalization Financing.
B. Revenue Sources: Revenues received from the sale of Local Revitalization Revenue Bonds.
Section 7. A new section 4.40.370 of the University Place Municipal Code entitled “Police/Public Safety Fund” is created which reads as follows:
A. Purpose: This fund is established to account for receipt and disbursement transactions associated with police services, court services, jail services, city attorney’s office, crime prevention, animal control, code enforcement, and emergency management.
B. Revenue Sources: Revenues supporting this fund include property taxes, revenues identified by state statutes collected in support of public safety, fines and forfeitures, pet license fees, grants and other revenue that may be authorized by the City Council.
Section 8. The following sections of the University Place Municipal Code are repealed in their entirety:
4.40.080 Arterial Street Fund.
4.40.100 Path and trails reserve fund.
4.40.210 University Place retirement system fund.
4.40.220 Deferred compensation fund.
4.40.230 Investment control fund.
Section 9. Ratification. Any act taken that is consistent with the authority conveyed and prior to the effective date of this ordinance is hereby ratified and affirmed.
Section 10. Severability. The provisions of this ordinance are declared separate and severable. The invalidity of any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or portion of this ordinance or the invalidity of the application thereof to any person or circumstance, shall not affect the validity of the remainder of the ordinance, or the validity of its application to other persons or circumstances.
Section 11. Effective Date and Publication. A summary of this ordinance consisting of its title shall be published in the official newspaper of the City. This ordinance shall be effective five (5) days after passage and publication of an approved summary of this ordinance.
PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON AUGUST 3, 2020.
Caroline Belleci, Mayor
Emelita J. Genetia, City Clerk
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Matthew S. Kaser, City Attorney
Publication Date: 08/05/20
Effective Date: 08/10/20