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Document Code No.: PSF 8-1 (AEP)
Department/Issuing Agency: Department of Public Works
Effective Date: August 20, 1992
Approved: /s/ Tim Hill
Type of Action: New

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1.0 SUBJECT TITLE: Procedures for Establishing Drug-Free Zones

2.0 PURPOSE:

2.1 To provide policies and procedures for establishing drug-free zones, including producing maps and signs, approval of maps, filing maps, and posting signs.

3.0 ORGANIZATIONS AFFECTED:

Applicable to King County Department of Public Works, School Districts, Private Schools, King County Department of Public Safety, King County Council, Prosecuting Attorney, Superior Court, District Court, Police Departments in jurisdictions where "drug free zones" are designated, King County Records and Elections Division.

4.0 REFERENCES:

4.1 RCW 28A.195.010

4.2 RCW 69.50.435

4.3 King County Council Ordinance No. 10154

5.0 DEFINITIONS:

5.1 "County" means King County.

5.2 "Council" means King County Council.

5.3 "Clerk" means clerk of the King County Council.

5.4 "Councilmember" means a member of the King County Council.

5.5 "Executive" means the King County Executive.

5.6 "Public Works" means King County Department of Public Works.

5.7 "Director of Public Works" means the King County Director of Public Works.

5.8 "Lead agent" means an employee who is representing Public Works in providing maps and signs to agencies for "drug-free zones."

5.9 "Secretary" means the confidential secretary for the King County Road Engineer in Public Works.

5.10 "School" means a school district or private school.

5.11 "Board" means the board of directors or governing board for a school district or private school.

5.12 "Map" means a map depicting the location and boundaries of the area on or within one thousand feet of any property used for schools by a district or private school and depicting municipal boundaries, if any, within such area.

5.13 "Drug-free zone" means an area on or within one thousand feet of any property used for schools, as provided in King County Ordinance 10154. Within the area enhanced penalties shall be imposed upon conviction of unlawful transactons in controlled substances.

5.15 "Traffic Section" means King County Roads Division Traffic and Planning Section of Public Works.

5.16 "Public Safety" means King County Department of Public Safety.

5.17 "Records and Elections" means Records and Elections Division in the King County Department of Executive Administration.

6.0 POLICIES:

6.1 The Executive will send a copy of King County Ordinance 10154 to each school approved under RCW 28A.195.010 within the county.

6.2 Upon request by resolution of a school board that its school (or schools) be declared "drug-free zones" and mapped pursuant to RCW 69.50.435, the Executive will instruct the Director of Public Works to see that maps are made depicting the location and boundaries of the area on or within one thousand feet of any property used for schools by such agencies, and depicting municipal boundaries, if any, within such area.

6.3 Two copies of each map will be transmitted by the Executive to the Council for its approval by ordinance.

6.4 Upon approval by the Council of a school request to designate a mapped area as a "drug-free zone", the Executive will instruct the Director of Public Works to see that signs are posted delineating the boundaries of the 1000-foot "drug-free zone."

6.5 The Clerk will transmit certified copies of each map to Records and Elections and to Public Works and will retain the ordinances listing maps approved by the Council for "drug-free zones."

6.6 The Department of Public Works and the Records and Elections Division will each maintain a file of such officially approved maps for the purpose of providing a public record.

6.7 When "drug-free zones" include both incorporated and unincorporated King County, the municipality involved should be responsible for adopting a resolution delineating procedures for the establishment of such zones within its jurisdiction and shall adopt the appropriate maps implementing such zones by resolution. The school board shall be responsible for contacting the municipality involved.

6.8 If a municipality wishes to purchase maps or signs from the County, or would like the County to locate and place the signs, an agreement outlining the process and payment for such services may be executed.

7.0 PROCEDURES:

Action By: Public Safety

Action:

7.1 Designates precinct coordinators to assist schools in establishing "drug-free zones."

Action By: School

Action:

7.2 Upon resolution of their board, submits written request to Executive (or Councilmember representing the school district, for forwarding to the Executive) for designation of an area surrounding a school as a "drug-free zone." The school provides a legal description of the boundaries of the school grounds. The school should appoint a contact person who will assist the lead agent in delineating the school properly.

Action By: Executive

Action:

7.3 Instructs the Director of Public Works to prepare maps depicting the location and boundaries of the area on or within one thousand feet of the school, including depiction of any municipal boundaries which may exist.

Action By: Secretary

Action:

7.4 Attaches routing slip to written request and legal description. Forwards written request and legal description to lead agent.

Action By: Lead Agent

Action:

7.5 Provides written acknowledgement of receipt of written request and legal description to school.

7.6 Produces map depicting location and boundaries of the area on or within one thousand feet of property used for schools, indicating municipal boundaries, if applicable. Writes ordinance. Transmits two copies of the map and the ordinance to secretary.

Action By: Secretary

Action:

7.7 Receives maps and ordinance. Forwards them to the Executive for submittal to the Council for approval.

Action By: Lead Agent

Action:

7.8 Upon approval of Council, directs Traffic Section to produce, locate, and post signs within unincorporated areas which surround each school whose location and boundaries have been mapped.

7.9 Provides written acknowledgement to school of approval of "drug-free zone" designation by Council.

Action By: Clerk

Action:

7.10 Sends certified copies of the map to the Department of Public Works and the Records and Elections Division.

7.11 Sends notice of adoption of ordinance approving a map to the clerks of the District and Superior Courts, the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney and the police department of each jusisdiction within which each mapped school district is located.

7.12 Retains ordinances which list the maps approved by the Council for "drug-free zones."

Action By: Public Works

Action:

7.13 Maintains a file of such maps for the purpose of providing a public record.

Action By: Records and Elections

Action:

7.14 Maintains the official maps as a public record.

8.0 RESPONSIBILITIES:

8.1 The Department of Public Safety is responsible for designating precinct coordinators to assist the school districts in the establishment of "drug-free zones" and to participate in community involvement programs.

8.2 The Executive is responsible for directing maps to be made; submitting maps to Council for approval; and upon approval by Council, directing that signs be posted delineating "drug-free zones".

8.3 The Department of Public Works is responsible for providing maps of proposed "drug-free zones," and producing and posting signs for these areas.

8.3.1 The Secretary is responsible for forwarding written requests with legal descriptions to lead agent, receiving maps from lead agent, and sending the maps to the Executive.

8.3.2 The Lead agent is responsible for written acknowledgement to a school at the time a request is received and again when approval of designation is made by Council.

8.3.3 The Lead agent is responsible for having maps made, and for preparing the ordinance approving the maps, and sending both the maps and ordinance to the Secretary. Upon Council approval, sees that signs are made, located, and posted.

8.3.4 The Lead agent is responsible for interpretation of the map and depicted zone boundaries.

8.4 The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining a file of maps for Council approved "drug-free zones."

8.5 The Records and Elections Division is responsible for retaining the official maps for Council approved "drug-free zones."

8.6 The Clerk of the Council is responsible for notifying affected organizations of the ordinance adoption and retains the ordinances listing maps of "drug-free zones."

9.0 APPENDICES:

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