City of Monroe, WI
Green County
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§ 2-6-1 Board created.

[4-8-2015; 2016 Code]
A board of park and recreation commissioners of the city is hereby created which shall consist of nine persons who are residents and qualified voters of the city. The word "board" when used in this chapter means the board of park and recreation commissioners.

§ 2-6-2 Members and appointment.

[4-8-2015; 2016 Code]
The members of said board shall be appointed by the mayor subject to confirmation by the council. One member thereof shall be an alderperson who shall serve for a term from his or her appointment through the Monday preceding the third Tuesday in April of the succeeding year. The term of each of the other eight members of said board shall be from appointment through the Monday preceding the third Tuesday in April of the third succeeding year from appointment. Terms of members shall be staggered such that not more than three members are appointed each year. Each member shall take and file the official oath. Members and officers of the board shall serve without salary or other compensation.

§ 2-6-3 Organization of board.

[4-8-2015; 2016 Code]
At the first meeting following appointment of a new member the board shall organize by electing from its members a president who shall hold office until his or her successor shall be elected and qualified. Five members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

§ 2-6-4 Meetings.

[4-8-2015; 2016 Code]
Meetings of the board shall be held at the call of the president and at such other times as the board may determine.

§ 2-6-5 Powers and duties.

[4-8-2015; 2016 Code]
The board is empowered and directed:
(A) 
To secure the quiet and suitable use and enjoyment of all public parks, parkways, and buildings used for recreational activities by the people and to adopt rules and regulations to promote these purposes.
(B) 
To oversee parks and recreation programs and activities in the city.
(C) 
To promote recreational activities within the city as it may consider advisable and its budget may permit.
(D) 
To administer funds deposited in the city's municipal park fund originally created by special ordinance number 11 adopted on April 20, 1971 and the city's non-lapsing fund for park land development originally created by special ordinance number 90 adopted on March 6, 1990. Such funds shall be consolidated into a single fund to be known as the municipal park fund and administered as follows:
(1) 
Funds shall be used to encourage and assist with the purchase, acquisition, and development of personal property and land in the city for park and recreation purposes, including development of playgrounds.
(2) 
The board may accept and deposit in the municipal park fund gifts, devises and bequests to the city for the purposes set forth in subsection (1) of this paragraph. A gift, devise or bequest that is subject to any condition, limitation or restriction shall be accepted only if approved by the council. Subject to any condition, limitation or restriction accepted by the city, the board shall have full right, power and authority to invest and reinvest funds or property given, devised or bequeathed to the city for the purposes set forth in subsection (1) of this paragraph in securities or other forms of investment which may be lawful under the laws of Wisconsin.
(3) 
Funds may be disbursed from municipal park fund as follows:
A) 
Income may be disbursed upon approval of the board.
B) 
Principal may be disbursed upon approval by the council.