Powers of council:
All powers of the Village not in conflict with the laws and constitution
of the Tulalip Tribes and subject to the limitations of this charter,
shall be vested in the Village council, which shall enact appropriate
legislation and do and perform any and all acts and things that may be
necessary and proper to carry out these powers or any provisions of this
Electing, Removal and Composition:
The council shall consist of a president and two council members elected
by a majority vote of the Board of Directors of the Tulalip Tribes of
Washington. The president and council members may be removed by the Board
of Directors of the Tulalip Tribes in the same manner as they are elected.
Term of President of Village Council:
The term of office of the president shall commence at the first regular
meeting of the council following appointment, beginning in 2001, and shall
be for one year.
Terms of council members:
The term of office of each Village councilmember shall commence at the
first regular meeting of the council following election, and shall be
for one year.
The president and councilmembers shall be adult citizens of the United
States, shall be duly elected members of the Board of Directors of the
Tulalip Tribes at the time of their appointment and shall not hold any
other public or private office that in any way conflicts with the office
of president or council member.
Duties of President:
(a) Shall be the chairperson of the council and preside over its meetings;
the president may make and second motions and shall have a voice and vote
in all its proceedings;
(b) Shall be recognized as head of the Village government for all ceremonial
purposes but shall have no regular administrative authority or duties;
(c) Shall govern the Village by proclamation during times of riot, civil
insurrection, major disaster, and times of great public danger.
The council shall designate one of its members as president pro-tempore,
who shall serve in such capacity at the pleasure of the council. The president
pro-tempore shall perform the presidential duties during absence or disability
of the president.
Salaries of President and council members:
While council members serve on the Board of Directors of the Tulalip Tribes
, council members shall receive no salary for their service on the Village
Council but may receive a meeting stipend as may be established by the
Tulalip Board of Directors.
The annual salaries of any council president or council member who shall
not be a member of the Board of Directors shall be the same salary as
received by a member of the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors annually,
until changed by an Ordinance or Resolution of the Tulalip Tribes.
Induction of president and council into office:
At the first regular meeting following election, the council shall hold
a meeting for the purposes of inducting a newly appointed president or
council members and organizing the council.
Vacancies in council and office of president:
The Board of Directors by a majority vote of its members, shall within
forty-five (45) days of resignation, removal, retirement, death or incapacity
of a council member or president fill a vacancy, including the office
of president, by electing a person to serve in the office. Prior to a
Board election to fill a vacancy, the remainder of the Village council
may elect, by unanimous vote, any person to act in an interim capacity
any adult to serve as a replacement for the vacated position. No interim
councilmember shall serve in the interim position more than 45 days.
The council shall meet regularly at such times and at such places as may
be prescribed by its rules, but shall hold regular meetings for which
public notice has been given no less frequently than two (2) times each
calendar month. All meetings of the council to conduct official business
shall be open to the public; provided, that meetings involving any commercial
dealings of the Village, consideration of bids, and any personnel actions
of the Village may be in a closed session.
Section Twelve. Special meetings.
Special meetings may be called by the president or two members of the
council, with reasonable written notice given to all members of the council.
Section Thirteen. Rules of procedure; journal.
The council shall determine its own bylaws, rules and order of business
subject to the provisions of this charter. It shall keep a journal of
its proceedings, and the journal shall be open to public inspection during
regular office hours.
Quorum; ayes and nays:
A majority of the members of the council shall constitute a quorum. The
vote on any question shall be by ayes and nays and shall be entered in
the journal. At the request of any member of the council, a roll call
vote shall be taken.
Consideration of petitions:
Any leaseholder of the Village or other person may appear before the council
at any regular meeting and present a written petition; such petition shall
be acted upon by the council in the regular course of business within
forty-five (45) days.
Interference in administrative service:
Neither the council nor any of its members shall direct or request the
Village manager or any of his subordinates to appoint or remove any person
to or from office, or take part in any manner in the appointment or removal
of officers and employees in the administrative service of the Village.
Except for the purpose of inquiry, the council and its members shall deal
with the administrative service of the Village solely through the Village
manager, and neither the council nor any member thereof shall give orders
to any subordinates of the Village manager, either publicly or privately.
However, nothing in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the
council while in open sessions from fully and freely discussing with or
suggesting to the Village manager anything pertaining to the Village affairs
or the interests of the Village. Violation of this section shall be cause
for removal from office of any member of the council found, after hearing
before the Board of Directors, to have committed a violation of this section.
Removal shall require a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
Conduct of council as to powers
authorized by charter when no procedure established by law:
Whenever it is prescribed herein that any power, duty, or
procedure shall or may be exercised, performed, or adopted
in the manner established by any law of the Tribes, and there
is no procedure established by law therefor, then the council
may prescribe such procedure.
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