Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1953 NO. 164 > Nov 4 1953

A county has no power to sell crushed rock to private parties other than as provided by RCW 36.82.110 or 36.82.100.

AGO 1953 NO. 171 > Nov 18 1953

The state printer has no authority to contract with commercial printing firms where the bid price quoted by such company exceeds by more than five per cent the bid price quoted by competing out-of-state printing companies.

AGO 1949 NO. 175 > Dec 8 1949

Contracts of the Parks and Recreation Commission are binding upon their successors.

AGO 1958 NO. 187 > Apr 30 1958

A water district must sell any property which will not be needed pursuant to the provisions of RCW 57.08.015 .   The power to sell in any manner must be necessarily or fairly implied in or incidental to the broad power to sell which is granted by statute.

AGO 1956 NO. 225 > Mar 16 1956

A Port District may not waive liquidated damages for delayed performance provided for in an improvement contract unless such waiver is given in conformance with the terms of the contract.

AGO 1956 NO. 319 > Sep 20 1956

The Director of Institutions in the operation of the Washington State Veterans' Home is only limited in such power by specific laws relating to the management of institutions.  We are unaware of any limitation on this subject.  Therefore, in our opinion, a contract may be legally entered into as set forth in your questions numbered 1 and 2.  

AGO 1954 NO. 357 > Dec 3 1954

The board of directors of a school district may contract for architect's services in connection with a building program for a period exceeding the term of office of the board, but may not contract for an amount in excess of that which was allocated for that purpose in the budget for the year in which the contract was executed.

AGO 1950 NO. 387 > Nov 20 1950

The mayor of a fourth class town may not charge rental for use of a machine by the town in excess of $50.00 for any one month.  Any excess charge is void and where wilfully incurred and charged, subjects the officer to removal from office and conviction for a misdemeanor.