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File #: 2009-0642    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Lapsed
File created: 11/23/2009 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/1/2010
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE creating the King County historical preservation and historical programs fund; amending Ordinance 12076, Section 9, as amended, and K.C.C. 4.08.015 and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 4.08.
Sponsors: Kathy Lambert
Indexes: Historic Preservation
Drafter
Clerk 11/19/2009
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AN ORDINANCE creating the King County historical preservation and historical programs fund; amending Ordinance 12076, Section 9, as amended, and K.C.C. 4.08.015 and adding a new section to K.C.C. chapter 4.08.
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PREAMBLE:
In 2005, the state legislature passed House Bill 1386, which became Chapter 442, Laws of Washington 2005, and which increased the document recording surcharge under RCW 36.22.170 and specified that one dollar of the surcharge was to be used at the discretion of the county commissioners "to promote historical preservation or historical programs, which may include preservation of historic documents."
In a 2008 audit requested by the council, the county auditor determined that King County properly accounted for revenues generated from the increased recording surcharge and used the discretionary portion of the surcharge revenues for authorized purposes.
However, the auditor noted the county had not designated the historic preservation surcharge account in the general fund as a restricted account, making it difficult to track the use of the surcharge revenues.
The audit also recommended that the council consider adopting legislation or directing the executive to develop policies and procedures for defining historic preservation and relevant uses of the surcharge revenue to promote accountability and transparency for interested community groups and the general public.
In 2009, in Ordinance 16579 the council created the historic preservation and historical programs advisory task force to explore how to use the surcharge.  The task force was required to make interim recommendations by November 1, 2009, and submit a final report by March 1, 2010.  In its interim recommendation submitted on October 30, 2009, the task force recommended that the surcharge revenue be allocated between 4Culture heritage and preservation programs and the King County historic preservation program "with an intention to maintain the integrity of the essential offerings these programs provide throughout King County," but also with the hope that House Bill 1386 funding would provide "an opportunity to expand existing programs and support new initiatives on a countywide basis."  However, 4Culture is a public corporation separate from King County.  Therefore, this ordinance places responsibility for managing the surcharge revenue with the county's historic preservation program which resides with the office of strategic planning and performance management.
This ordinance responds to the recommendations of the audit and the task force by creating a dedicated fund that allows surcharge expenditures to be clearly tracked, and directs the development of operating procedures for disbursement of the funds to be spent on historical preservation or historical programs.  
      BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
      NEW SECTION.  SECTION 1.  There is hereby added to K.C.C. chapter 4.08 a new section to read as follows:
      A.  There is hereby created the King County historical preservation and historical programs fund to provide for the receipt of revenues and the disbursement of expenditures of the one dollar surcharge to promote historical preservation or historical programs allowed under RCW 36.22.170.  The fund shall be a first tier fund as described in this chapter.
      B.  The King County historic preservation officer or the historic preservation officer's designated representative shall be responsible for the administration of the fund, including the preparation and issuance of operating procedures deemed necessary to ensure the proper administrative implementation of the policies governing the purpose and use of the fund.  The operating procedures shall be approved by the King County landmarks commission before any expenditure from the fund may be made.
      C.  The fund may only be used to promote historical preservation or historical programs, which may include preservation of historic documents.
      SECTION 2.  Ordinance 12076, Section 9, as amended, and K.C.C. 4.08.015 are each hereby amended to read as follows:
      A.  First tier funds and fund managers are as follows:
Fund No.
Fund Title
Fund Manager
103
County Road
Dept. of Transportation
104
Solid Waste Landfill Post Closure Maintenance
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
106
Veteran's Relief
Dept. of Community and Human Services
109
Recorder's O & M
Dept. of Executive Services
111
Enhanced-911 Emergency Tel System
Dept. of Executive Services
112
Mental Health
Dept. of Community and Human Services
113-5
Mental Illness and Drug Dependency
Dept. of Community and Human Services
114-1
Veterans Services Levy
Dept. of Community and Human Services
114-2
Health and Human Services Levy
Dept. of Community and Human Services
115
Road Improvement Guaranty
Dept. of Transportation
117
Arts and Cultural Development
Dept. of Executive Services
119
Emergency Medical Services
Dept. of Public Health
121
Surface Water Management
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
122
Automated Fingerprint Identification System
Dept. of Public Safety
124
Citizen Councilor Revolving
Auditor
128
Local Hazardous Waste
Dept. of Public Health
129
Youth Sports Facilities Grant
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
131
Noxious weed control fund
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
134
Development and Environmental Services
Dept. of Development and Environmental Services
137
Clark Contract Administration
Office of Management and Budget
138
Parks Trust and Contribution
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
139
Risk Abatement
Office of Management and Budget
145
Parks and Recreation
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
156-1
KC Flood Control Operating Contract
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
164
Two-Tenths Sales Tax Revenue Receiving
Dept. of Transportation
165
Public Transit Self Insurance
Dept. of Transportation
215
Grants tier 1 fund
Dept. of Executive Services
216
Cultural Resource Mitigation Fund
((Office of Business Relations & Economic Development)) Office of Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement
309
Neighborhood Parks and Open Space
Dept. of Executive Services
312
HMC Long Range CIP
Dept. of Executive Services
315
Conservation Futures
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
316
Parks, Rec. and Open Space
Dept. of Executive Services
318
Surface and Storm Water Mgmt Const
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
320
Public Art Fund
Dept. of Executive Services
322
Housing Opportunity Acquisition
Dept. of Community and Human Services
326
1990 Series B Youth Detention Facility
Dept. of Executive Services
327
Equipment and Building Acquisition
Dept. of Executive Services
329
SWM CIP Construction 1992-1997
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
331
Long-Term Leases
Dept. of Executive Services
334
Capital Acqn and County Fac Renovation
Office of Management and Budget
335
Youth Services Facilities Construction
Dept. of Executive Services
338
Airport Construction
Dept. of Transportation
339
Working Forest 1995 B
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
340
Park Lands Acquisition 1993
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
340-3
Urban Reforestation and Habitat Restoration
Dept. of Natral Resources and Parks
341
Arts and Historic Preservation Capital
Dept. of Executive Services
342
Major Maintenance Reserve
Dept. of Executive Services
343
Core GIS Capital Project
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
346
Regional Justice Center Construction
Dept. of Executive Services
347
Emergency Communications System
Dept. of Executive Services
349
Parks Facilities Rehabilitation
Dept. of Executive Services
350
Open Space Acquisition
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
357-1
KC Flood Control Capital Contract
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
358
Parks Capital Fund
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
364-3
Transit Cross-Border Lease Financing Fund
Dept. of Executive Services
368
Real Estate Excise Tax Capital Summary Fund
Dept. of Executive Services
369
Transfer of Development Credits Program
(TDC) Fund
Dept. of Natural Resources Parks
377-1
OIRM Capital Fund
Office of Information Resource Management
378
Information and Telecommunications
Capital Improvement Fund
Dept. of Executive Services
381
Solid Waste Cap Equip Recovery
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
383
Solid Waste Environmental Reserve
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
384
Farmland and Open Space Acquisition
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
385
Renton Maintenance Fac. Const
Dept. of Transportation
386
County Road Construction
Dept. of Transportation
387
HMC Construction
Dept. of Executive Services
390
Solid Waste Construction
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
391
Landfill Reserve
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
394
Kingdome CIP
Dept. of Executive Services
395
Building Capital Improvement
Dept. of Executive Services
396
HMC Building Repair and Replacement
Dept. of Executive Services
404
Solid Waste Operating
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
429
Airport Operating
Dept. of Transportation
448
Stadium Management
Dept. of Executive Services
453-1
Institutional Network Operating Fund
Dept. of Executive Services
461
Water Quality
Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
464
Public Transportation
Dept. of Transportation
542
Safety and Workers' Compensation
Dept. of Executive Services
544
Wastewater Equipment Rental and Revolving Fund
Dept. of Transportation
546
Department of Executive Service Equipment Replacement
Dept. of Executive Services
547
Office of Information Resource
Management Operating Fund
Dept. of Executive Services
550
Employee Benefits Program
Dept. of Executive Services
551
Facilities Management
Dept. of Executive Services
552
Insurance
Dept. of Executive Services
557
Public Works Equipment Rental
Dept. of Transportation
558
Motor Pool Equipment Rental
Dept. of Transportation
560
Printing/Graphic Arts Services
Dept. of Executive Services
603
Cultural Resources Endowment
Dept. of Executive Services
622
Judicial Administration Trust and Agency
Dept. of Judicial Administration
624
School District Impact Fee
Office of Management and Budget
674
Refunded Ltd GO Bond Rdmp.
Dept. of Executive Services
675
Refunded Unltd GO Bond
Dept. of Executive Services
676
H&CD Escrow
Dept. of Executive Services
693
Deferred Compensation
Dept. of Executive Services
694
Employee Charitable Campaign Contributions
Dept. of Executive Services
696
Mitigation Payment System
Dept. of Transportation
840
Limited GO Bond Redemption
Dept. of Executive Services
843
DMS Limited GO Bonds
Dept. of Executive Services
851
Stadium GO Bond Redemption
Dept. of Executive Services
890
ULID Assessment - 1981
Dept. of Transportation
1010
Climate Exchange Fund
Office of Management and Budget
1411
Rainy Day Reserve
Office of Management and Budget
1421
Children and Families Services
Dept. of Community and Human Services
1590
Marine Division Operating Fund
Dept. of Transportation
3590
Marine Division Capital Fund
Dept. of Transportation
****
Historical Preservation and Historical Programs Fund
Office of Strategic Planning and Performance Measurement
 
      B.  The following shall also be first tier funds:
        1.  All funds now or hereafter established by ordinance for capital construction through specific road improvement districts, utility local improvement districts or local improvement districts.  The director of the department of transportation shall be the fund manager for transportation-related funds.  The director of the department of natural resources and parks shall be the fund manager for utility-related funds.
        2.  All county funds that receive original proceeds of borrowings made under Chapter 216, Washington Laws of 1982, as now existing or hereafter amended, to the extent of the amounts then outstanding for the borrowings for that fund.  For purposes of this subsection, the director of the county department or office primarily responsible for expenditures from that fund shall be the fund manager.
        3.  Any other fund as the council may hereinafter prescribe by ordinance to be
 
invested for its own benefit.  County funds shall be treated as provided in K.C.C. 4.10.110 unless a designation is made by the council.
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