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WAC 458-14-035

Qualifications of membersTermOrganization of boardQuorumAdjournmentAlternate and interim members.

(1) Board members shall be residents of the county where the board is located and shall attend the department's training seminar held pursuant to WAC 458-14-156 within one year of appointment or reappointment unless this requirement is waived in writing by the assistant director of the department's property tax division, or his or her designee, for just cause.
(2) The board shall consist of at least three members and no more than seven members, including alternate members. Board members shall be appointed or reappointed by the county legislative authority prior to June 1st, and their appointment shall be for a term of three years or until their successors are appointed. Board members who are appointed by the county legislative authority may be removed by a majority vote of the county legislative authority.
(3) The members of the board shall elect a chairman and vice chairman once each year, at the beginning of the regularly convened session.
(4) The members of the board shall take an oath once each year prior to the regularly convened session to fairly and impartially perform their duties as members of the board.
(5) All orders of the board shall be decided by majority vote.
(6) A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum.
(7) The board may adjourn from time to time during the regularly convened session but shall not be adjourned sine die, until the last day of the twenty-eight day period, and shall be considered adjourned after the expiration of the twenty-eight day period, for purposes of the regularly convened session. The board shall adjourn after each reconvened session when the purposes for which the reconvened session was requested or required shall have been accomplished.
(8) The county legislative authority may appoint alternate board members or interim board members, as it deems necessary. Alternate and interim board members shall meet the same qualifications and subscribe to the same oath as regular members, and shall attend the next regularly scheduled board training seminar held by the department following their appointment, unless this requirement is waived in writing by the assistant director of the department's property tax division, or his or her designee, for just cause.
(9) No member of a county legislative authority may sit as a board member unless the entire board is comprised of members of the county legislative authority.
(10) Persons who have been employed in the assessor's office shall not sit on that county's board for a period of two years after leaving their employment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 84.08.010, 84.08.070 and 84.48.200. WSR 90-23-097, § 458-14-035, filed 11/21/90, effective 12/22/90.]
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