[R.O. 2004 §135.010; Ord. No. 927 §1, 5-1-2000; Ord. No. 1462, 8-6-2018]
There shall be a Parks and Recreation Board which shall serve as an advisory board to the Board of Aldermen. The purpose of the organization will be to make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen regarding the planning, design and development of the City's parks and recreational facilities. In addition, the Parks and Recreation Board shall participate in the planning, organization and control of the City's civic and/or recreational events. In the event that the Board of Aldermen shall authorize an expenditure of money by the Parks and Recreation Board, then the checks issued in payment for the Parks and Recreation Board expenditures shall be issued and signed by the City Administrator and/or the City Clerk.
[R.O. 2004 §135.020; Ord. No. 927 §1, 5-1-2000; Ord. No. 1001 §§1 — 2, 7-18-2002; Ord. No. 1062 §1, 10-4-2004; Ord. No. 1436, 1-22-2018]
[R.O. 2004 §135.030; Ord. No. 927 §1, 5-1-2000]
Volunteer citizen members of the Parks and Recreation Board shall serve three (3) year terms with each staggered so that one-third (⅓) of the members shall be appointed each year. The representative of the Board of Aldermen shall be appointed/reappointed annually. The area organizational representatives/liaisons may serve their group or district for a term of up to two (2) years.
[R.O. 2004 §135.040; Ord. No. 927 §1, 5-1-2000]
Upon appointment, the Parks Board shall meet, elect a Chairman from its membership and such other officers as the membership may deem necessary.
The Parks and Recreation Board may meet in the Board room of City Hall. Prior to any meeting, the Chairman of the Board shall give or shall cause to give due notice of the time and place thereof to all members of the Board and the public.
The Parks and Recreation Board shall adopt rules for the transaction of business and keep records of its meetings and activities, which record shall be a public record.
[R.O. 2004 §135.050; Ord. No. 927 §1, 5-1-2000]
Every vacancy that may occur on the Parks and Recreation Board shall be reported to the City Clerk and shall be filled by appointment by the Mayor in the same manner as is provided for initial appointments. Each appointment to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired term.
The Mayor may, by and with the consent of the Board of Aldermen, remove any member of the Parks and Recreation Board for misconduct or neglect of duty or when such removal would be conducive to the proper operation of the Board.