[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Monroe 7-13-1978 (Ch. 23 of the 1976 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created the Monroe Parks and Recreation Commission.
Editor's Note: See also Ch. IV, § 14 of the Town Charter.
All records of the Parks and Recreation Commission shall be maintained and kept in the office of the Parks and Recreation Department in the Town Hall; provided, however, that the minutes of each meeting, regular or special, shall be filed in the office of the Town Clerk.
The Monroe Parks and Recreation Commission shall be empowered to advise and make policy as hereinafter specified relating to park and recreation activity within the Town of Monroe. Said policies shall be subject to the approval of the legislative body of the Town of Monroe and shall be carried out and administered by the office of the First Selectman and the Director of Parks and Recreation of the Town of Monroe.
The Parks and Recreation Commission, in accordance with Chapter IV, § 14 of the Monroe Town Charter, shall perform the following advisory and policy-making duties, subject to the approval of the legislative body of the Town of Monroe:
Planning and execution of development for acquired recreational properties, facilities or open spaces.
Establishing policies and programs for the recreational needs of the Town.
Establishing policies and regulations for the administration of Town parks and programs.
Developing long-range plans to meet recognized recreational needs and formally submitting such plans to the Town Council annually.
The powers of the Parks and Recreation Commission shall be exercised by the Commission consisting of nine members, who shall be electors of the Town of Monroe and who shall be appointed for a term of four years by the First Selectman in accordance with the Town Charter. Each appointee shall serve for such term or until a successor has been duly appointed or qualified. Such members shall receive no compensation but shall be reimbursed for the amount of actual expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties.
The members of the Parks and Recreation Commission shall elect from within the membership a Chairman at their organizational meeting and thereafter at their regular meeting in the month of January of each year. In addition, said Commission shall elect in like manner a Secretary and a Treasurer, which offices may be combined and which person or persons need not be a member of the Commission.
All officers shall serve without compensation and shall be electors of the Town of Monroe. All said officers shall serve until the next election meeting and until a successor is duly elected and qualified. Election shall be by majority vote of the members of the Commission. Vacancies in offices shall be filled for the unexpired term by the Commission at a regular or specially called meeting.
Minutes of each meeting of the Commission, whether regular or special and including public hearings, shall be kept and placed on file in the office of the Monroe Town Clerk.
The Parks and Recreation Commission shall periodically report, upon request, relating to its programs and activities, to the legislative body of the Town of Monroe.
Removal of members and filling of vacancies shall be as provided in Chapter IV, § 3 of the Town Charter.
Duration of this Commission shall be perpetual, subject to repeal or modification of this chapter or the Town Charter of the Town of Monroe.
Any and all employees of the Town of Monroe Parks and Recreation Department shall be subject to the provisions of the Monroe Town Charter and policies adopted by the Parks and Recreation Commission, as approved by the legislative body of the Town of Monroe.