A. The commission shall consist of seven general members and one youth member who reside in the city of Lacey or reside in Lacey’s urban growth management area, except as outlined in subsection D of this section. Commissioners shall be appointed by the mayor, which appointment shall be subject to confirmation by the city council. Terms for general members shall be for three years. General membership on the commission shall be limited to two full consecutive terms as provided in subsection D of this section. If there are no applicants for a vacant position one month prior to the expiration of term, the incumbent may be reappointed to an additional three-year term by the mayor with the approval of the city council. The general and youth members shall be selected without respect to political affiliations.
The youth member shall be at least sixteen years of age (when appointed), enrolled as a junior or senior in the North Thurston School District, or enrolled in private school or homeschooled, and be a resident of the city of Lacey or reside in Lacey’s urban growth management area. The youth member shall be appointed to serve for a term of one year. The incumbent youth member may be reappointed to an additional one-year term. Except as outlined in this subsection and in LMC 2.42.060, the youth member shall have the same rights and responsibilities of the general members.
B. The commission members shall not receive any salary or other compensation for services rendered on the commission, but necessary expenses actually incurred and within the budget as set by the annual budget ordinance shall be paid.
C. Vacancies occurring otherwise than through the expiration of terms shall be filled for the unexpired terms. The members shall be selected without respect to political affiliations. The general commissioners may request the resignation of a general and/or youth member who has three or more unexcused absences at regular meetings in a calendar year.
D. General membership on the commission shall always include at least two professionals who have experience in evaluating historic resources and are selected from among the disciplines of history, architecture, architectural history, historic preservation, planning, cultural anthropology, archaeology, cultural geography, or American studies. The commission action that would otherwise be valid shall not be rendered invalid by the temporary vacancy of one or both of the professional positions unless the commission action is related to meeting certified local government (CLG) responsibilities cited in the certification agreement between the mayor of Lacey and the state historic preservation officer. The mayor and city council, in order to obtain representatives from these disciplines, may make appointments despite the residency and term limit requirements of subsection A of this section.
E. General or youth members may be removed from the historical commission prior to the expiration of their term of office by the mayor with approval of the city council, pursuant to the city of Lacey policy procedure manual and boards and commissions standards, protocols, and ground rules handbook. (Ord. 1468 §2, 2015; Ord. 1458 §2, 2015; Ord. 1441 §1, 2014; Ord. 1349 §1, 2010; Ord. 1177 §1, 2002; Ord. 1088 §1, 1998; Ord. 796 §3, 1986; Ord. 531 §1 (part), 1979).