[Adopted 10-7-2013 by Ord. No. 26-13]
There shall be a commission known as the "Recreation and Community Services Commission" whose duty shall be to have oversight of the Recreation and Community Services Department, including analyzing the needs of the community with regard to recreational, athletic, leisure and senior services and make recommendations to the Department, Mayor and/or Common Council. This Commission shall take effect after the 2013 biennial meeting of the City of Middletown.
The Commission shall have 11 members appointed by the Mayor; nine of whom shall be electors of the City of Middletown and shall serve for a period of three years. Two members shall be members of the Common Council, who shall not be members of the same political party and who shall serve until the next biennial election. The nine members shall be appointed as follows: three shall be appointed for a period of two years; three shall be appointed for a period of one year; and three shall be appointed for a period of three years. The Commission may establish subcommittees.
The Commission shall make recommendations concerning the Department and programs and services provided by the City. It shall provide such information as may be requested by the Common Council or the Mayor. The Commission shall review the leisure and recreational services provided by the community as well as analyze such community services for the aged provided by various public and private agencies and may make recommendations regarding the development and integration of such services and providers in cooperation with the state and other services to the extent possible. The Commission shall provide recommendations for the use of the Community/Senior Center.