[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Port Chester 12-28-1988 as L.L. No. 25-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This organization shall be known as the "Commission on Recreation." This new chapter, effective the date of passage, shall supersede a Village Board resolution dated May 28, 1917.
The purposes of this organization are as follows:
To promote the recreation programs in the Village of Port Chester by acting in an advisory capacity to the Village Board of Trustees and by serving as liaison between the Board of Trustees, the Recreation Superintendent and the Port Chester community on programs, areas, facilities, public relations and other matters pertaining to recreation.
To recommend, through the Recreation Superintendent, to the Village Board programs, actions or activities to be undertaken by the Board, Commission or Recreation Department to foster community interest in recreation programs.
To make any recreation studies as the Commission or the Board of Trustees deems necessary for the purpose of reporting to the Board on recreation matters.
To appraise the use of village parks along with the Port Chester Parks Commission for the purpose of developing recommendations to the Village Board of Trustees as to their use for recreation purposes or for unprogrammed open space.
To hold public meetings and, with prior approval of the Village Board, such other conferences and meetings as may be deemed advisable.
To make such other studies and take other actions as may be directed from time to time by the Village Board of Trustees.
The Commission shall consist of nine members, to be appointed by and be accountable to the Village Board of Trustees. There shall also be one alternate member who shall attend all meetings of the Recreation Commission and shall sit as a member when one of the regular members is absent or is otherwise unable to serve. The Superintendent of Parks and Recreation shall serve as advisor to the Commission. Commission members shall serve without compensation and shall be residents of the Village of Port Chester.
[Amended 12-4-1995 by L.L. No. 11-1995]
All appointments shall be for three years. Vacancies shall be filled promptly by the Board of Trustees for any unexpired term.
All Recreation Commission members currently serving as of the date of passage of this chapter shall continue in office with no change in the current expiration date of their appointment.
The officers of the Commission shall be: a Chairman, elected annually from among its own members, and a Vice Chairman, appointed by the Chairman from among the members of the Commission. The Commission shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member upon each question and also keep records of any other official actions.
The Chairman shall serve for one year and shall not serve any more than three consecutive terms as Chairman. He shall preside at all meetings, appoint subcommittees and shall serve as the fiscal officer to receive and disburse such funds as may come into the hands of the Commission and account for such funds in an appropriate manner.
No later than March 15 of each year, the Chairman shall report to the Village Board of Trustees on the work of the Commission during the preceding year.
The Vice Chairman shall perform the duties and shall have the responsibilities of the Chairman when for any reason the Chairman is absent.