Council to adopt ordinance restricting parking on county property and towing offenders

An ordinance about parking on county property is one of the topics of a public hearing during the May 7, 2019 San Juan County Council meeting. The draft ordinance gives the county manager the authority to establish parking rules for the Courthouse parking lot and other county-owned lots. In 2003, the current ordinance was adopted which limits parking to 72 hours. Under the new ordinance, vehicles that don't follow the new restrictions would be towed.

The public hearing is set for 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 7 in the Legislative Hearing Room at 55 Second Street in Friday Harbor. 

ORDINANCE REGARDING PARKING ON COUNTY PROPERTY; REPEALING RESOLUTION 85-2003 AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO ESTABLISH PARKING RULES FOR COUNTY-OWNED PARKING LOTS IN THE TOWN OF FRIDAY HARBOR

WHEREAS, in 2003 and earlier, county-owned parking lots within the Town of Friday Harbor were used by people as long-term parking, particularly in the summer, which created an overcrowding problem in the parking lots; and

WHEREAS, the Sheriffs Office has no power to issue infractions or otherwise enforce parking restrictions in county-owned parking lots within the Town of Friday Harbor except by towing vehicles, unless otherwise provided by Town ordinances; and

WHEREAS, in 2003, San Juan County requested that the Town of Friday Harbor include language in their parking ordinance to include 72-hour time limits for county-owned parking lots so long as the Sheriffs Office is responsible for enforcement of the ordinance at no cost to the Town; and

WHEREAS, the County adopted Resolution 85-2003 which granted the Town of Friday Harbor jurisdiction to adopt parking regulations governing County-owned parking lots within the Town of Friday Harbor; specifically, over the County's Courthouse parking lot, located on the north side of Second Street; Annex building parking lot on the south side of Rhone Street; County Public Works Yard parking lot at 1000 Guard Street; and Public Works Building parking lot at 915 Spring Street; and

WHEREAS, the County now wishes to implement its own regulations regarding parking on county-owned parking lots in the Town of Friday Harbor and to tow vehicles that are not in compliance as provided by Revised Code of Washington (RCW), Chapter 46.55.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the County Council of San Juan County, State of Washington, as follows:  

Section 1: San Juan County Resolution 85-2003 is repealed.

Section 2: The County Manager is authorized to establish parking rules for county- owned property in the Town of Friday Harbor and to utilize RCW 46.55 to enforce said rules.  

Section 3. This ordinance does not affect any existing right acquired or liability or obligation incurred under the sections amended or repealed in this ordinance or under any rule or order adopted under these sections. Nor does it affect any proceeding instituted under those sections.

Section 4: Effective Date. This Ordinance is effective on the 10th working day after adoption.

Section 5: No Codification. This ordinance shall not be codified.


SAN JUAN COUNTY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

Legislative Hearing Room, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA

AGENDA

9:00 AM

CALL TO ORDER & FLAG SALUTE

EXCUSED ABSENCES (if any)

NEW EMPLOYEE INTRODUCTIONS

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:April 15 & 16, 2019

APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA

APPROVAL OF CORRESPONDENCE–Puget Sound Recovery support letter

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

PUBLIC ACCESS TIME

9:15 AM

1 PUBLIC HEARING(S): Public Testimony Accepted

To Adopt an Ordinance Regarding Parking on County Property; Repealing Resolution 85-2003 and Authorizing the County Manager to Establish Parking Rules for County Owned Parking Lots in the Town of Friday Harbor–Greg Sawyer, Facilities Manager

To Approve Roche Harbor Water Franchise Agreement –Russ Harvey, Director Public Works

To Accept Public Testimony on a Community Block Development Grant Application re: Prune Alley –Russ Harvey, Director Public Works

2 DISCUSSION/ACTION: First 2019 Budget Amendment; (2nd touch; Public Hearing Scheduled for Tuesday, May 21) –Milene Henley, Auditor

3 DISCUSSION/ACTION:Announce Notice of Funds Available for Affordable Housing REET –Mark Tompkins, Director Health& Community Services; Ryan Page, Affordable Housing Coordinator

4 ACTION: Review and Approve Emergency Rental Assistance Applications -Ryan Page, Affordable Housing Coordinator

5 ACTION: Approve Department of Commerce Contracting with Associate Development Organization (ADO) [Economic Development Council] –Council

6 COUNCIL MEMBER & COUNTY MANAGER UPDATES:

Council & Legislative Update

Manager Update: Mike Thomas, County Manager Council Clerk

Update: 2019 Historic Preservation Grant Funds Rollover -Ingrid Gabriel, Clerk

a.Review Agendas & Council Calendar Items

b.Advisory Committee Appointments/ Reappointments:

12 noon ADJOURN (time approximate)

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