[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Denver 11-8-1999 by Ord. No. 497. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created a Recreation Board in and for the Borough of Denver in accordance with the authorization of Section 2708 of the Borough Code. The Recreation Board shall consist of nine voting members to be appointed by Borough Council.
The members of the Recreation Board shall be appointed by Borough Council for terms of three years or until their successors are appointed. The members of the Recreation Board first appointed shall be appointed for such terms that the term of three members shall expire annually thereafter.
All persons appointed to the Recreation Board shall serve their full terms unless the members shall voluntarily resign or shall be removed by Borough Council for dereliction or neglect of duty. Vacancies occurring on the Recreation Board occurring otherwise than by the expiration of a term of a member shall be filled for the unexpired term only.
The members of the Recreation Board shall serve without pay.
The members of the Recreation Board shall elect their own Chairperson and Secretary and shall select all other necessary officers to serve for a period of one year. The Recreation Board shall have the power to adopt rules and regulations for the conduct of all business within its jurisdiction.
The Recreation Board, at such times as directed by Borough Council, shall annually submit for approval to Borough Council a proposed budget for the ensuing year, setting forth all proposed expenditures, salaries, and programs. It shall be the duty of the Recreation Board to submit with the proposed budget an annual report to Borough Council, including an analysis of the community recreation areas, facilities, and leadership, with particular reference to the extent and adequacy of the program and its effectiveness in view of the public expenditure involved and public needs to be met. The Recreation Board shall not in any manner obligate the Borough for the payment of any Borough funds until the same is appropriated by Borough Council.
The Recreation Board shall have the following authority, powers, and duties:
The Recreation Board shall serve as an advisory body to Borough Council. The Recreation Board shall perform such studies as shall be requested by Borough Council, and may provide recommendations upon its own motion relating to issues concerning the provision of park and recreation services within the Borough. The Recreation Board may advise the Borough on capital improvements for park and recreation purposes and for funding for such improvements.
All Recreation Board expenditures shall be made through the Borough Treasurer, and all Recreation Board assets shall be deposited in an account or account established by the Borough. The Borough Treasurer shall keep the financial records of the Recreation Board, and the Recreation Fund's finances and records shall be audited in accordance with the procedures for auditing of other Borough accounts and records.
Borough Council reserves the right to amend this chapter to revise the powers and duties of the Recreation Board.