[R.O. 2003 §135.010; Ord. No. 626 §1, 9-7-2000]
A Park Board is hereby created for the City of Buckner.
[R.O. 2003 §135.020; Ord. No. 626 §1, 9-7-2000]
The Park Board shall have the responsibility for development and maintenance of a comprehensive plan for a park system within the City of Buckner. The Park Board shall also have primary responsibility for the operation and maintenance of all City property designated by the Board of Aldermen as parkland. The Park Board, with concurrence of the Board of Aldermen, shall develop and enforce a policy statement for the use of all designated park property and facilities and shall allocate and control usage of park facilities. The Park Board is responsible for requesting all reports from City staff; for communicating their needs and business with City staff; for the minutes of their meetings; and the Park Board shall maintain files on Board business in a space provided at City Hall. The Park Board shall in general carry out the spirit and intent of Sections 90.500 to 90.570, RSMo., in establishing and maintaining public parks.
[R.O. 2003 §135.030; Ord. No. 626 §1, 9-7-2000]
The Park Board shall consist of nine (9) citizens appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Aldermen. There shall be at least one (1) member appointed from each ward of the City.
[R.O. 2003 §135.040; Ord. No. 626 §1, 9-7-2000; Ord. No. 762 §2, 5-3-2007]
The terms of the members of the Park Board shall be for three (3) years, but the terms of the first Park Board shall be varied so that succeeding terms shall be staggered. There shall be no limit to the number of terms that may be served. Any Park Board member may be removed by the Mayor with the consent of the Board of Aldermen for misconduct or neglect of duty. A Park Board member will also be automatically removed from the Park Board if the member fails to attend six (6) regular Park Board meetings within a twelve-month period. No person shall be appointed to the Park Board who is in arrears for any unpaid City taxes or in arrears any monthly City Utility bill. Following removal of a Park Board member, a new member shall be appointed pursuant to Section 140.030 to fill the unexpired term. There shall be no compensation for the members of the Park Board, except that any member shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties if preauthorized by the full Park Board and in compliance with the requirements of Section 140.070.
[R.O. 2003 §135.050; Ord. No. 626 §1, 9-7-2000]
The Park Board shall select a Chairman and Secretary for one-year terms with no restrictions on the number of terms.
[R.O. 2003 §135.060; Ord. No. 626 §1, 9-7-2000]
The Park Board shall adopt rules of procedure, provide for holding regular and special meetings and maintain a record of its transactions and meetings which will be open to public inspection.
[R.O. 2003 §135.070; Ord. No. 626 §1, 9-7-2000]
All expenditures by the Park Board shall be in accordance with budget limits established by the Board of Aldermen, the Code of the City of Buckner and purchasing rules and procedures approved by the Board of Aldermen. The Park Board shall have exclusive control of the expenditures of all money collected to the credit of the Park Fund and of the supervision, improvement, care and custody of the parks. All monies received for such parks shall be deposited in the Treasury of the City to the credit of the Park Fund and shall be kept separate and apart from the other monies of the City and drawn upon by the proper officers of the City upon the properly authenticated vouchers of the Park Board.
[R.O. 2003 §135.080; Ord. No. 626 §1, 9-7-2000]
The Park Board shall prepare a budget of anticipated expenditures in accordance with Article II of Chapter 130 of the City Code and shall submit same to the City Administrator no later than August 1 of each year. The Park Board budget request shall outline the physical development of the parks and recreational needs of the City.
[R.O. 2003 §135.090; Ord. No. 626 §1, 9-7-2000]
The Chairman of the Board shall present to the Board of Aldermen an annual report. Such report shall be presented on or before the second Monday in June of each year and shall consist of:
The condition of their trust as of the 31st day of May of that year.
The various sums of money received from the Park Fund and other sources.
The sums of money expended by the Board and for what purposes.
Such other statistics, information and suggestions as the Board may deem to be of general interest.
[Ord. No. 951 §1, 1-16-2014]
There is hereby established the office of Park Director. The Park Director shall advise and make recommendations to the Park Board on matters relating to the facilities and programs of the park and such other matters as may be assigned by the City Administrator.
The Park Director will be appointed by the Mayor, with the consent and approval of the Board of Aldermen and shall serve during the pleasure of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.