[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Ellicott 8-15-1973 as L.L. No. 1-1973. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be and hereby is established a Recreation Commission in and for the Town of Ellicott, pursuant to the provisions of Article 13, § 243 of the General Municipal Law.
This Commission shall be appointed by the Town Board of the Town of Ellicott and shall consist of five residents of the town, who shall serve without pay, except for necessary expenses subject to the approval of the Town Board. The term of office of each person shall be five years, or until his successor is appointed and qualified, except that the members of such Commission first appointed shall be appointed for such terms that the term of one member shall expire annually thereafter. Vacancies in such Commission occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by the Town Board for the unexpired term. The Town Supervisor shall also be an ex officio member of the Commission.
Immediately after the appointment of the aforesaid Commission, the members thereof shall meet and organize by electing one of the members Chairman for a term of one year and such other officers for terms of one year as may be necessary.
The Commission shall have the power to adopt programs and rules and regulations for the proper conduct of public recreation, including youth and elderly persons, and may establish, maintain and conduct supervised playgrounds, playing fields and indoor recreation facilities owned and controlled by the Town of Ellicott. The Recreation Commission shall have the power to conduct any form of recreational, educational or cultural activity that would utilize, in a constructive and wholesome manner, the free time of the people of the Town of Ellicott. The aforesaid recreational activity may be conducted on the town-owned or -controlled properties with the consent of the Town Board and on private properties with the consent of the owners thereof.
The Commission shall have the power to appoint or designate a properly qualified and trained person to act as a Recreation Director, subject to the approval of the Town Board of the Town of Ellicott. It shall also have the power to appoint and designate such assistant or additional personnel as may be needed, subject to the approval of the Town Board.
The Commission shall annually submit a proposed budget to the Town Board for official approval and ratification. The Commission may also solicit or receive any gifts or bequests of money or personal property or any donation to be applied principal or income, for temporary or permanent use for any of the purposes set forth above.
The Town Supervisor shall be the custodian of the moneys made available for expenditure and will make payments therefrom upon audit by the Town Board. The Town Supervisor shall submit a balance of accounts quarterly to the Chairman of the Commission. This balance will consist of the amount left in each separate item as listed in the approved budget.
The Commission shall make an annual report to the Town Board and such other reports as, from time to time, may be requested by said Board.