[R.O. 2012 §155.060; Ord. No. 6337 §1, 6-18-1973]
Under authority of the State laws of Missouri Sections 90.500 to 90.570, RSMo., there be and is hereby created a Park and Recreation Board in the City of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, the Directors of which shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the consent of the City Council, and shall consist of nine (9) members. Directors appointed to the Park and Recreation Board must be citizens and shall have been residents of the City of Excelsior Springs, Missouri for at least two (2) years immediately prior to their appointment. No member of the municipal government shall be a member of said Board.
[R.O. 2012 §155.070; Ord. No. 6337 §2, 6-18-1973]
Such members shall hold their respective office from June 1 following their appointment. They shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years, except that those appointed at the first meeting shall cast lots, for their respective terms, three (3) Directors to serve three (3) years, three (3) Directors to serve two (2) years, and three (3) Directors to serve one (1) year. All initial terms of office shall be retroactive to June 1, 1973. Annually and thereafter, on or before the first (1st) meeting in June, the Mayor shall, by and with the consent of the Council, appoint three (3) Directors, who shall hold office for three (3) years.
The Mayor may, by and with the consent of the Council remove any members of the Park and Recreation Board for misconduct or neglect of duty.
Vacancies occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise, shall be reported to the Council, and shall be filed in like manner as original appointments, except that the term of office is restricted to the unexpired term of office. No Director of the Board shall receive compensation as such.
[R.O. 2012 §155.080; Ord. No. 6337 §3, 6-18-1973]
The Park and Recreation Board shall, immediately after the appointment of Directors, meet and organize by the election of one member as president, a vice president, secretary and treasurer. The Board shall make and adopt such by-laws, rules and regulations for its own guidance and proceedings as may be expedient, not inconsistent with this Article and Sections 90.500 to 90.570, RSMo.
[R.O. 2012 §155.090; Ord. No. 6337 §4, 6-18-1973; Ord. No. 6759 §§E, F & G, 6-18-1979]
The Park and Recreation Board shall:
Survey and make plans for the development and maintenance of facilities and activities for an adequate municipal park and recreational system.
The Board shall have exclusive control of the expenditures of all money collected to the credit of the Park and Recreation Funds, for the supervision, improvement, care, acquisition and custody of the parks and recreational programs.
All monies received for such activities shall be deposited in the official City depository to the credit of the Park and Recreation Fund and shall be kept separate from all other monies and accounts of the City of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and be drawn upon by the proper officers of the City of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, upon the properly authenticated vouchers of the Park and Recreation Board.
The Park and Recreation Board shall have power to appoint a suitable person to take charge of said park and recreational programs and necessary assistants, and to fix their compensation. The Board shall also have power to remove such appointees for misconduct or neglect of duty, and shall, in general carry out the spirit and intent of Sections 90.500 to 90.570, RSMo., in establishing and maintaining a public park and recreational program.
Pursuant to Section 150.090, the following rules and regulations established by the Park Board of the City of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, are declared and ordained to be a part of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and any wilful violation thereof will be upon conviction deemed to be an ordinance violation. These rules shall apply to not only park lands but also to any premises under the administrative management or control and custody of the Park Board.
Park Board should meet once a month on the third Tuesday at 7:00 P.M. at the Community Center, unless otherwise changed. If a citizen has a topic on which they would like to give input, or if they have information they would like to share, they can be added to the Parks and Recreation agenda by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department seven (7) business days prior to the Park Board meeting. The Parks and Recreation Board reserves the right to give an individual or group an allotted amount of time to present or share information at a Parks and Recreation Board meeting.
Miscellaneous Park Rules.
Motor vehicles shall be driven only on designated roadways.
All park premises shall be closed to the public from 10:00 P.M. until 6:00 A.M. of the next day with the exception of East Valley Park. East Valley Park may be used on a twenty-four (24) hour basis with permission of the Parks and Recreation Department.
There shall be no littering.
No motor vehicle shall be driven at a speed in excess of ten (10) miles per hour.
There shall be no destruction or vandalism of facilities or premises. Vandalism is willfully injuring, damaging, mutilating, defacing, removing, destroying or impairing the use of any property without the consent of the owner. Vandalism in the park is considered an ordinance violation and will be prosecuted under Section 230.345 of this Code.
Any activity or conduct that is or could be injurious or disturbing to residents surrounding the park area is hereby prohibited.
Firearms and fireworks are not allowed on Parks and Recreation operated areas except when permission is gained from the Department.
[R.O. 2012 §155.100]
The said Board of Directors shall make, on or before the second Monday in June, an annual report to the City 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, with such other statistics, information and suggestions as they may deem of general interest. All such portions of such report as relate to the receipt and expenditure of money shall be verified by affidavit.
[R.O. 2012 §155.110; Ord. No. 6337 §6, 6-18-1973]
The Park and Recreation Board shall be held as special trustees for all donations of money, personal property or real estate for the benefit of such park, whenever such donations are accepted according to the terms of the deed, gift, devise or bequest of such property.