Town of Clifton Park, NY
Saratoga County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Clifton Park 12-28-1989 by L.L. No. 29-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and preserves — See Ch. 152.

§ 34-1 Purpose.

[Amended 6-28-1993 by L.L. No. 10-1993[1]]
It is the purpose of this chapter to establish, pursuant to Article 3-A of the Town Law, a Department entitled "Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs" in order to provide effective and efficient administration.
[1]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to L.L. No. 10-1993, title of this chapter was changed from "Parks, Recreation and Human Resources, Department of."

§ 34-2 Establishment.

[Amended 6-28-1993 by L.L. No. 10-1993]
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs is hereby established.

§ 34-3 Department head.

[Amended 6-28-1993 by L.L. No. 10-1993]
A. 
The head of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs shall be known as the "Department Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs."
B. 
The position of the Department Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs shall be in the classified service.
C. 
The salary of the Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs shall be determined in the same manner as is provided in the annual budget for the salaries of other town officers.

§ 34-4 Organization.

[Amended 6-28-1993 by L.L. No. 10-1993; 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
The Director shall have powers as shall be necessary for the proper administration of the Department, consistent with applicable provisions of law. Until such time as the same may be either amended or modified, the Department shall be divided into the following:
A. 
Recreation Services.
B. 
Community Affairs.

§ 34-5 Powers and duties.

[Amended 6-28-1993 by L.L. No. 10-1993; 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
A. 
The functions, powers and duties therein shall be under the administration, direction and control of the Director, and shall be supervised by the Director or by a Deputy Director, who shall be designated as such, upon appointment of the Town Board.
B. 
The Director may, with the approval of the Town Board after a public hearing, establish, consolidate or abolish any division or subdivision now existing or hereafter created in any such Division. The provisions of any local law to the contrary notwithstanding, the functions, powers and duties of such Division shall be as follows:
(1) 
(Reserved)
(2) 
Recreation Services. This Division shall be charged with the planning and implementation of recreational and cultural programs as a basic town service, providing worthwhile activities for all ages. This shall include but not be limited to leisure programs of all types provided to senior citizens and handicapped persons. This Division shall include the Historian's Office and town government, which shall be incorporated into the leisure programs of this Division.
(3) 
Community Affairs. This Division shall be charged with the responsibility of providing special programs and services, exclusive of the traditional recreation programs, for town residents. This shall include but not be limited to service such as the Shenendehowa senior citizens and human services for the handicapped population. This shall also include service to the youth of the town under the guidance of the Town Parks and Recreation Commission.

§ 34-6 Duties and authority of Director.

A. 
The Department Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs shall be the principal executive officer of the Department.
[Amended 6-28-1993 by L.L. No. 10-1993]
B. 
The Director shall be empowered to perform such other duties and functions that are prescribed to be performed by him/her pursuant to any local law of the Town Board or lawful directive of the Supervisor. However, the Director may delegate any of his powers to or direct any of his duties to be performed by a Deputy Director.
[Amended 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
C. 
The Director shall recommend to the Town Board a schedule of fees for all facilities and programs operated by the Department. Said fees shall be established upon local law of the Town Board. The fees shall be collected either by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs or by the Town Clerk, as determined by the Director and Town Clerk.
[Amended 6-28-1993 by L.L. No. 10-1993]
D. 
The Director shall recommend to the Town Board plans and specifications for improvement of all town parks and recreational facilities, as needed. The Director shall be authorized to hire architects, engineers and other consultants to assist in the preparation of such plans, subject to prior Town Board approval.
E. 
The Director shall have the authority to reassign personnel to particular projects or in general as he deems necessary for the benefit of the Department or to ensure that all functions of said Department are adequately fulfilled.

§ 34-7 Personnel.

In addition to all other personnel listed hereinabove and those employees hired pursuant to the Civil Service Law, the Director shall have the right to hire a secretary, in a classified position, who shall work in a confidential capacity with the Director, subject to prior Town Board approval, and shall employ other town employees as may be provided by the Town Board and which shall be listed on the Department organization chart attached herewith as Exhibit A.[1]
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Editor's Note: Exhibit A is on file in the office of the Town Clerk.

§ 34-8 Absence of Director.

In the absence of the Director, the Deputy Director shall be empowered to act in his behalf.

§ 34-9 Powers of Supervisor.

Nothing herein contained shall be construed to delegate or transfer any power of the Town Supervisor as outlined in the Town Law of the State of New York or any statutory or other powers which may be lawfully executed by said Supervisor.