[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Ellicott 8-15-1973 as part of L.L. No. 2-1973. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be and hereby is established a Park Commission in and for the Town of Ellicott.
This Commission shall be appointed by the Town Board of the Town of Ellicott and shall consist of five residents of the town, who shall serve without pay, except for necessary expenses subject to the approval of the Town Board. The term of office of each person shall be five years or until their successors are appointed and qualified, except that the members of such Commission first appointed shall be appointed for such terms that the term of one member shall expire annually thereafter. Vacancies in such Commission occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by the Town Board for the unexpired term. The Town Supervisor and the Chairman of the Recreation Commission shall be ex officio members of the Commission.
Immediately after the appointment of the aforesaid Commission, the members thereof shall meet and organize by electing one of the members Chairman for a term of one year and such other officers for a term of one year as may be necessary.
The Park Commission shall have the power, and it shall be its duty and responsibility, subject to the approval of the Town Board, to adopt rules and regulations for the administration and use of the so-called Burtis Bay park, bathing and picnic area and any other public lands which have heretofore or may hereafter be acquired by the town for park and recreation purposes.
The Commission shall have the power to appoint or designate a properly qualified and trained person to act as a Park Director, subject to the approval of the Town Board of the Town of Ellicott. It shall also have the power to appoint and designate such assistant or additional personnel as may be needed, subject to the approval of the Town Board.
The Commission shall annually submit a proposed budget to the Town Board for official approval and ratification. The Commission may also solicit or receive any gifts or bequests of money or personal property or any donation to be applied principal or income, for temporary or permanent use of any of the purposes set forth above.
The Town Supervisor shall be the custodian of the moneys made available for expenditure and will make payments therefrom upon audit by the Town Board. The Town Supervisor shall submit a balance of accounts quarterly to the Chairman of the Commission. This balance will consist of the amount left in each separate item as listed in the approved budget.
The Commission shall make an annual report to the Town Board and such other reports as, from time to time, may be requested by said Board.