City of Poplar Bluff, MO
Butler County
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Public Documents
Cross References — As to planning and zoning, ch. 400; as to streets and sidewalks, ch. 510; as to subdivisions, ch 410.
State Law References — Bonds for parks, §95.405, RSMo.; parks and recreation generally, §§99.010 et seq., RSMo.
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Cross Reference — As to appointment of boards generally, §§125.010 et seq.
State Law Reference — Authority to establish park board, §90.520, RSMo.

Section 235.010 Created.

[R.O. 2007 §23-13; Ord. No. 1538 §24.480, 8-20-1951; Ord. No. 3676 §5, 5-19-1969]
There is hereby created within the City an executive department to be known as the Park Board.

Section 235.020 Composition.

[R.O. 2007 §23-14; Ord. No. 1538 §24.480, 8-20-1951]
The Park Board shall be composed of nine (9) persons who shall be electors of the City and not members of the City Government.

Section 235.030 Appointment of Members.

[R.O. 2007 §23-15; Ord. No. 1538 §24.480, 8-20-1951]
The members of the Park Board shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Section 235.040 Terms of Members.

[R.O. 2007 §23-16; Ord. No. 1538 §1, 8-20-1951]
The members of the Park Board shall serve for a term of three (3) years; provided, that in the case of the first (1st) board under this Article, one-third (⅓) shall hold office for one (1) year, one-third (⅓) for two (2) years and one-third (⅓) for three (3) years; the members of the Board shall, at their first (1st) meeting, cast lots for their respective terms.

Section 235.050 Removal of Member.

[R.O. 2007 §23-17; Ord. No. 1538 §24.490, 8-20-1951]
The Mayor may, by and with the consent of the Council, remove any member of the Park Board for misconduct or neglect of duty.

Section 235.060 Filling of Vacancies.

[R.O. 2007 §23-18; Ord. No. 1538 §24.500, 8-20-1951]
Vacancies in the Board, occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise, shall be operated to the City Council and be filled in like manner as original appointments.

Section 235.070 Compensation of Members.

[R.O. 2007 §23-19; Ord. No. 1538 §24.510, 8-20-1951]
No member of the Park Board shall receive compensation as such for his/her services.

Section 235.080 Organization.

[R.O. 2007 §23-20; Ord. No. 1538 §24.520, 8-20-1951]
The Park Board shall, immediately after its appointment, meet and organize by the election of one (1) of their number as President and such other officers as they deem necessary.

Section 235.090 Rules — Regulations — Bylaws.

[R.O. 2007 §23-21; Ord. No. 1538 §24.530, 8-20-1951]
The Park Board shall have power to make and adopt such bylaws, rules and regulations for their guidance and for the government of the parks as may be expedient, not inconsistent with the laws of the State.

Section 235.100 Control of Expenditures Generally.

[R.O. 2007 §23-22; Ord. No. 1538 §24.540, 8-20-1951]
The Park Board shall have the exclusive control of the expenditures of all money collected to the credit of the Park Fund.

Section 235.110 Acquire Park Grounds.

[R.O. 2007 §23-23; Ord. No. 1538 §24.550, 8-20-1951]
The Park Board shall have the power to purchase or otherwise secure or acquire suitable grounds and property to be used for parks in the City.

Section 235.120 Park Personnel.

[R.O. 2007 §23-24; Ord. No. 1538 §24.550, 8-20-1951]
The Park Board shall have the power to appoint a suitable person to take care of the City parks and necessary assistants for said person and fix their compensation and shall have power to remove such appointees.

Section 235.130 Control of Parks.

[R.O. 2007 §23-25; Ord. No. 1538 §24.560, 8-20-1951]
The Park Board shall have the sole control over the supervision, improvement, care and custody of the City parks.

Section 235.140 Annual Report.

[R.O. 2007 §23-26; Ord. No. 1538 §24.570, 8-20-1951]
The Park Board shall make, on or before the second (2nd) Monday in June, an annual report to the Council stating the condition of their trust on the first (1st) day of May of that year, the various sums of money received from the Park Fund and other sources and how much monies have been expended and for what purposes and any other information they may deem of general interest. All of said report relating to the receipt and expenditure of monies shall be verified by affidavit.

Section 235.150 Dropping Articles in Pool.

[R.O. 2007 §23-1; Rev. Ords. 1951 §22.680]
No person shall place, throw or drop into any swimming pool, located on property of the City, any substance, article or thing whatsoever at any time or for any reason except those persons who are authorized by the Mayor and Council to manage said pool.

Section 235.160 Certain Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited in Public Parks.

[R.O. 2007 §23-2; Ord. No. 4015 §§1 — 2, 6-18-1973; Ord. No. 5861 §1, 1-16-1996; Ord. No. 6155 §1, 3-15-1999]
A. 
No person shall possess, drink or consume intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer having an alcoholic content of three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) or more any place within the boundaries of the following public parks in the City of Poplar Bluff, Missouri:
1. 
Hillcrest Park
2. 
Linc Park
3. 
Whiteley Park
4. 
McLane Park
5. 
Hendrickson Park
6. 
Ferguson Grove Park
B. 
Any person found guilty of violating this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation and upon conviction shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00).