[Adopted 2-26-1974 by L.L. No. 3-1974; amended 12-29-1978 by L.L. No. 8-1978]
This article shall be known as the "Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department Law."
Whenever used in this article, words used in the singular include the plural and vice versa.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The Commissioner of Parks who shall be the chief executive officer of the Department.
- The Town of Oyster Bay, Department of Parks which shall perform a major function of Town government.
- DEPUTY COMMISSIONERS
- The two Deputy Commissioners of the Town of Oyster Bay Department
of Parks, who shall act generally for and in place of the Commissioner.[Amended 6-7-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
There shall be in the Town of Oyster Bay a Department of Parks Activities. The principal executive officer and administrative head of such Department shall be the Commissioner and shall be appointed by the Town Board for the term fixed by law at such salary as may from time to time be fixed by said Town Board. The Commissioner shall be appointed on the basis of his administrative experience and qualifications for the duties of such office, and such additional standards as may be required by the Town Board. The Commissioner shall be the head of the Department with power and authority to appoint and remove officers and employees under his jurisdiction in accordance with the Civil Service Law and other applicable laws.
[Amended 6-7-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988]
The Commissioner is empowered herein to appoint two Deputies who shall generally act for and in his behalf, and who shall perform such duties as are vested in and imposed upon that office by the provisions of this article, by statute or by other lawful authority.
Before entering upon the duties of his office, the Commissioner shall execute and file with the Town Clerk an official undertaking, if the same be required by the Town Board, in such sum as prescribed by the Town Board and in such form as approved by the Town Attorney.
The Commissioner shall have such powers as shall be necessary for the proper administration of the Department consistent with applicable provisions of law. Until such time as the same may be either amended or modified, the Department shall be divided into the following divisions:
The powers and duties of such divisions therein shall be under the administration, direction and control of the Commissioner, and each of said divisions shall be supervised by a division head who shall be designated superintendent. The Commissioner may, with the approval of the Town Board, establish, consolidate or abolish any divisions or subdivisions now existing or hereafter created in the Department.
[Amended 2-10-2004 by L.L. No. 4-2004]
Division of Beaches: to operate and maintain all of the Town beaches and facilities and structures thereon and such other duties or facilities as assigned to this Division by the Commissioner.
[Amended 12-20-2005 by L.L. No. 8-2005]
Division of Parks: to operate and maintain Town and special district parks, pools, skating rinks and other recreational facilities.
Division of Recreation: to administer, manage and supervise the planning, coordination, development and arrangement of recreational programs and projects for and on behalf of the residents of the Town of Oyster Bay, on its own initiative or in cooperation with other municipalities and private citizens, associations and organizations.
The Commissioner, acting by and through any of said existing or hereafter named divisions, shall be empowered to perform such other duties and functions that are prescribed to be performed by him in any law, ordinance or resolution of the Town Board or lawful directive of the Supervisor; however, the Commissioner may delegate any of his powers to or direct any of his duties to be performed to a Deputy Commissioner or head of a division.
All costs and expenses incurred by the Department or its officers or employees on behalf of a special improvement district or special Town project shall be charged against such district or project and paid from the funds duly appropriated for the purpose of such district or project.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to delegate or transfer any power of the Town Supervisor contained in §§ 29, 52 and 125 of the Town Law of the State of New York or any other powers which may be lawfully exercised by said Supervisor.
The Commissioner may establish, subject to Town Board approval, a schedule of fees to be collected by him for services rendered in connection with the work of his Department and for which he deems it necessary to charge and to collect a fee therefor.