Winston, Oregon, 1-14 Winston Ordinances 1-16.6 – TSC_Ord_No_464

1-14 Winston Ordinances 1-14.6



The City of Winston ordains as follows:

SECTION 1. Establishment There is hereby created and established a Traffic Safety Commission.

SECTION 2. Membership The Commission shall consist of five (5) voting members and non-voting ex officia members which may include the City Administrator, Chief of Police, Director of Public Works, City Attorney, Municipal Judge, Superintendent of Schools, and such other individuals as the voting members may direct. The voting members shall consist of one (1) member from the City Council, who shall serve as Chairman, and four (4) members of the community at large; all of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor with confirmation by the City Council. The City Administrator shall serve as secretary to the Commission.

SECTION 3. Term The initial term of the members shall be as follows: Chairman for two (2) years; two (2) members for three (3) years; and two (2) members for two (2) years. Thereafter, all terms shall be for three (3) years. All terms shall expire on December 31 of the appropriate year.

SECTION 4. Quorum – Rules Regulations and Procedures Three (3) voting members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum. The Commission shall make such rules, regulations and procedures as it deems necessary; but all such rules, regulations and procedures shall be consistent with the laws of the State of Oregon, the City Charter and City ordinances, as amended. The Commission shall meet at least once every three (3) months.

SECTION 5. Compensation Voting members of the Commission shall receive no compensation for services rendered, but may be reimbursed for any incidental expenditures approved by the Mayor and City Council.

SECTION 6. Powers and Duties In general, the Commission shall act in an advisory capacity to the Winston City Council and the City Administrator in the creation, development and implementation of official traffic safety activities. In addition, the powers and duties of the Commission shall include, but not [be] limited to, the following:

(a) To serve in a liaison capacity between the City of Winston and the Oregon Traffic Safety Commission in developing the statewide highway program and in meeting the National Highway Safety Program Standards;
(b) To develop and recommend co-ordinated traffic safety programs;
(c) To recommend traffic safety priorities for the City;
(d) To review and recommend project applications for funding;
(e) To provide research and information to the City;
(f) To promote public acceptance of City traffic programs;
(g) To foster public knowledge and support of traffic law enforcement and traffic engineering problems and needs;
(h) To co-operate with the public and private school systems in promoting traffic safety education programs; and,
(i) To make recommendations to the City council, as the road authority, concerning the restrictions on highway use, grounds, procedures and penalties as specified in ORS 810.030, as amended.

SECTION 7. Reports The Commission shall submit copies of their minutes to the City Council, and shall in February of each year, make and file an annual report of its activities with the City Council; and such other reports as from time to time may be requested of them by the City Council.

SECTION 8. Life. The Commission shall continue in existence for a minimum of three (3) years after the effective date of this ordinance. Thereafter, its existence shall be determined by direction from the Mayor and City Council.

Passed by the council and approved by the mayor November 5, 1989.