[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Tarrytown 10-19-2009 by L.L. No. 5-2009. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 221.
Editor's Note: This local law was originally adopted as Ch. 51 but was renumbered to maintain the alphabetical organization of the Code.
The Recreation Commission is hereby reestablished as the Parks and Recreation Advisory Council.
The Advisory Council shall consist of nine persons who shall be residents of the village and shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees. Seven of the members of the Council shall be appointed for five-year staggered terms, with said terms divided into three classes separated by one year. The eighth and ninth position on the Council shall be reserved for students who are juniors or seniors in high school, who shall reside in the Village, and who shall serve for a one-year term. One of the student members shall be from the Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns and one of the student members shall be from the Irvington School District. Should the Village be unable to find a student member to serve from the respective school districts, the Board of Trustees may appoint a second student member from one school district or may appoint another member, who is not a student, to serve the one-year term. The members of such Advisory Council shall serve without compensation. Should a member resign his or her position on the Advisory Council, a replacement shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees to fill the remainder of the term of the member who has resigned.
The members serving on the Recreation Commission shall be members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Council upon the creation of the Advisory Council and shall be continued in office for their full terms.
The purposes of the Advisory Council are as follows:
To promote the recreation programs in the Village of Tarrytown by acting in an advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees and by acting as liaison between the Board of Trustees and the Tarrytown community concerning programs and other matters pertaining to recreation.
To recommend to the Board of Trustees programs, actions and activities to be undertaken by the Board of Trustees, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Council or the Recreation and Parks Department to foster community interest in recreation programs.
To make such recreation studies as the Advisory Council deems necessary for the purpose of reporting to the Board of Trustees on recreation matters. The Advisory Council shall not have the authority to appropriate funds for the purpose of hiring a firm and/or staff to conduct such studies and must work through the Recreation and Parks Department to obtain funds therefor.
To appraise the use of village parks for the purpose of developing recommendations to the Board of Trustees as to their use for recreation purposes or for unprogrammed open space.
To review the existing condition of the parks and park equipment for the purpose of developing recommendations to the Board of Trustees as to capital improvements to the existing parks and park equipment.
To develop recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding long-range plans for park acquisitions and facilities development in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department Supervisor.
To formulate and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees upon basic policy with respect to the parks, the recreational facilities and the recreation programs in the village.
To recommend all matters having to do with the regulation, use, fees and charges with respect to the parks, recreation facilities and recreation programs, which matters shall be referred to the Board of Trustees by the Recreation Supervisor.
To make such other studies and take other actions as may be directed from time to time by the Board of Trustees.
A quorum of any meeting of the Advisory Council shall consist of a majority of the voting members of the Advisory Council then in office. Actions and decisions of the Advisory Council shall be determined by a majority of the members present at any meeting at which a quorum is present.
The Advisory Council shall file an annual report in April of each year.