Town of Rock Hall, MD
Kent County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Rock Hall 10-6-1977 by Ord. No. 26. (The provisions of this chapter are derived from Chapter 18 of the former Code of Ordinances of the Town of Rock Hall, adopted 10-18-1977 as Ord. No. 26.) Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Mayor and Council hereby create a Board of Parks and Recreation, hereinafter referred to as the "Board," to preside for the establishment, maintenance and operation of facilities and to administer a comprehensive program of parks and recreation.
[Amended 8-10-1979 by Ord. No. 79-6]
The membership of the Board shall be not fewer than seven nor more than 13. The members shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council, one of whom shall be a Councilmember. The members shall be selected, as far as it is practicable, with due regard to representation of all segments of the town's population and to all geographic portions of the town's area. The term of office of all members of the Board shall be four years from the first day of January of the year of the appointments or until their successors are appointed. The original 12 members of the Board, other than the Councilmember, when first appointed, shall be divided into three classes, four of the members being in each of the three classes. The initial terms of those in the first class shall be four years; of those in the second class, three years; and of those in the third class, two years.
Vacancies on the Board, except those at the expiration of a term, shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments and for the unexpired term.
Officers of the Board shall be a Chairman, a Vice Chairman, a Secretary and a Treasurer, all of whom shall be elected from among the Board's membership at the organization meeting in January. The officers' terms shall be for two years or until a successor shall be elected and qualified. Their duties shall be as set forth in the Constitution and Bylaws for the Rock Hall Board of Parks and Recreation.
The Board, subject to the approval of the Mayor and Council, may from time to time employ such personnel as may be considered necessary to properly administer the function of the Board of Parks and Recreation.
The Board shall be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and administering a comprehensive program of parks and recreation and shall:
Be responsible for the training and supervision of all Board personnel and for periodic evaluation of workers and maintenance of proper working conditions.
Determine the form of staff organization and the number of workers of each type that are needed to provide the approved program and prepare their assignments, responsibilities, relationship and working hours.
Plan and supervise properly all parks and recreation programs.
See that personnel and equipment are provided for maintaining properties, keeping buildings, pools and other structures clean and in good condition, marking game courts and fields, surfacing play areas, repairing and replacing broken equipment and performing other functions needed to keep recreation and parks properties attractive, safe and serviceable.
Prepare rules and regulations, subject to the approval of the Mayor and Council, to assure fair and satisfactory use of parks and recreational facilities and properties.
Submit to the Mayor and Council an annual report of the Board's activities, together with recommendations for further activities and development of the town parks and recreation program and submit any other reports or documents pertaining to the duties of the Board as may from time to time be requested by the Mayor and Council.
Recommend from time to time to the Mayor and Council the acquisition of land for parks and/or recreational facilities.
Perform any other duties as may from time to time be required by the Mayor and Council.
The members of the Board shall be under the direction of the Mayor and Council and shall be subject to removal by the Mayor and Council.
[Amended 8-10-1979 by Ord. No. 79-6]
The members of the Board may be compensated in an amount to be fixed from time to time by the Mayor and Council. They shall be reimbursed for necessary and proper expenses incurred while performing their duties thereon.
The Board may, subject to the approval of the Mayor and Council, join or cooperate with the federal government, the State of Maryland, Kent County and any other governmental agency or citizen group in providing and establishing parks and maintaining recreation activities and programs.
All existing parks in the Town of Rock Hall and all current recreational programs shall come under the jurisdiction of the Board in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
The Board is authorized to adopt reasonable rules and regulations governing the use of all public parks and playgrounds within the town, the hours of opening and closing same and the conduct of persons using same. Such rules and regulations shall be properly posted throughout the public parks and playgrounds in conspicuous places, and it shall be the duty of the Board to direct the attention of all persons to said regulations.
[Amended 8-10-1979 by Ord. No. 79-6]
Any person violating any of the rules and regulations adopted and posted by the Board shall, upon arrest and conviction thereof, be fined not more than $100 or be imprisoned for a term not to exceed 30 days, or both.