City of Sparta, MO
Christian County
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[Ord. No. 457, 10-31-2008]
Under authority of the State laws of Missouri, Section 94.577, RSMo., there be and is hereby created a Park and Recreation Board in this City, the Directors of which shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the consent of the Board of Aldermen, and shall consist of five (5) members. Directors appointed to the Park and Recreation Board must be citizens and shall have been residents of the City for at least two (2) years immediately prior to their appointment. No member of the Municipal Government shall be a member of said Board.
[Ord. No. 457, 10-31-2008]
A. 
Such members shall hold their respective offices from the first of June 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, two (2) Directors to serve three (3) years, two (2) Directors to serve two (2) years and one Director to serve one (1) year.
B. 
The Mayor may, by and with the consent of the Board of Aldermen, remove any member of the Park and Recreation Board for misconduct or neglect of duty.
C. 
Vacancies occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise shall be reported to the Board of Aldermen and shall be filled 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.
[Ord. No. 457, 10-31-2008; Ord. No. 532 § 1, 4-26-2016[1]]
A. 
The Park and Recreation Board shall, immediately after the appointment of Directors, meet and elect a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. The same persons may simultaneously hold the offices of vice president and secretary, vice president and treasurer, or secretary and treasurer.
B. 
The Park and Recreation Board shall hold regular meetings on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 P.M., at the City Hall. An agenda for all regular and special meetings shall be posted as required by the Sunshine Law.
C. 
Minutes of regular and special meetings, in open or closed session, shall be taken and shall include the date, time, place, members present, members absent and a record of any votes taken. When a roll call vote is taken, the minutes shall attribute each "yea" and "nay" vote or abstinence if not voting to the name of the individual member of the Park and Recreation Board.
D. 
Minutes of meetings of the Park and Recreation Board and other records, such as financial records and contracts, shall be placed in the custody of the City Clerk and not removed from City Hall.
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Editor’s Note: Ord. No. 532 also changed the title of this Section from "Officer’s, Rules and Powers" to "Officers, Meetings And Record Of Proceedings."
[Ord. No. 457, 10-31-2008]
A. 
The Parks and Recreation Board shall be a department of the City of Sparta and advisory to the Mayor and City Council. All park funds, other assets and employees shall be assets and employees of the City. Under the direction of the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council, the Park Board shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
1. 
Plan, develop and maintain park facilities.
2. 
Advise City Council on all park and recreation matters, including development and maintenance of park facilities, cost expenditures, personnel, security and safety.
3. 
All park funds shall be held in a separate City fund.
4. 
Report on activities to the City Council as requested by Council or the Mayor, whether ongoing or planned.
[Ord. No. 457, 10-31-2008]
Private donations of money, personal property or real estate may be accepted by the Park Board; however, ownership thereof shall inure to the City of Sparta to be used for park and recreation purposes only.