City of Lexington, MO
Lafayette County
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[Ord. No. 2009-02 § 1, 1-27-2009; Ord. No. 2017-14 § 1, 4-11-2017]
There is hereby established a Fair Board for the City of Lexington, Missouri, which shall consist of nine (9) members to be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council of the City of Lexington. To be a member of the Fair Board, a person must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
[Ord. No. 2009-02 § 2, 1-27-2009; Ord. No. 2017-14 § 1, 4-11-2017]
The term of office of each such appointee shall be for a term of three (3) years, except three (3) of the first nine (9) members of the Board shall be appointed for a three-year term, three (3) shall be appointed for a two-year term and three (3) shall be appointed for a one-year term to permit staggered terms of the membership. The terms shall be from September 1 through August 31.
[Ord. No. 2009-02 § 3, 1-27-2009]
The purpose of the Fair Board shall be to organize, sponsor, operate and manage fairs, festivals and other types of similar gatherings for the City of Lexington, Missouri.
[Ord. No. 2009-02 § 4, 1-27-2009]
The Fair Board shall elect a Chairman, Vice Chairman and a Secretary/Treasurer. The Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Fair Board and the Secretary shall take minutes thereof. The Secretary shall post a notice of the agenda of all Fair Board meetings at City Hall and all meetings of the Fair Board shall be open to the public and be conducted pursuant to the Sunshine Law requirements of the State of Missouri.
[Ord. No. 2009-02 § 5, 1-27-2009]
The Fair Board shall be an advisory board. All expenditures of City funds and contracts concerning City land must be approved by the City Council of the City of Lexington. All revenues and/or donations shall be given to the Treasurer of the Fair Board, money shall be deposited and withdrawn from the Fair Board account. Any net proceeds resulting from a fair event or donation shall be used for projects benefiting the general public of the City of Lexington. Said projects shall be determined by the Fair Board and where such project may affect City owned property, coordinate with the City Council.
[Ord. No. 2009-02 § 6, 1-27-2009]
The Fair Board shall insure that the City causes signs to be posted and maintained at all locations clearly visible at all major entrances and other locations throughout the event where the Fair Board is sponsoring an event. Such signs shall provide the following language:
WARNING
Under Missouri Law the City of Lexington, Missouri, is not liable for an injury to or the death of any person resulting from the inherent risks of participating in or observing any activities at this event pursuant to the Revised Statues of Missouri Section 537.550.
[Ord. No. 2009-02 § 7, 1-27-2009]
Should the Fair Board cease to exist for any reason, any funds held by the Fair Board shall be turned over to the City of Lexington for deposit in the general fund. The City may then use these funds for any purpose deemed necessary by the City.