[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Randolph 4-18-1995 ATM by Art. 8, approved 10-27-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be a Board of Recreation to consist of seven (7) members.
The Board of Recreation shall create policy concerning the operation of recreation programs.
Under the provisions of MGL c. 45, § 14, there is hereby established in the Town of Randolph a Board of Recreation.
The Board of Recreation shall consist of seven (7) persons, with staggered terms, serving without pay, who shall be appointed by the Town Manager.
The term of office shall be for three (3) years, or until their successors are appointed and qualified, except that the members of such Board first appointed shall be appointed for terms of one (1), two (2) and three (3) years, and thereafter the term of office shall expire after three (3) years. Vacancies occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by the Town Manager for the unexpired term.
Immediately after appointment the Board of Recreation shall meet and organize by electing one (1) of its members Chairperson and such other officers as may be deemed necessary. The Board shall have the power to adopt rules and regulations to conduct and regulate recreation and the means thereof and rules to protect the rights and property vested in the Town and under the control of the Board and shall have such other powers as may be necessary for the proper discharge of its duties.
The Town Manager shall have the power to appoint a Director of Recreation.
The Board of Recreation shall cause to be kept proper accounts and records of the proceedings of the Board.
The Board of Recreation may, with the approval of the Town Council, take and hold, by purchase, gift or devise, real and/or personal property and receive gifts and donations, bequests to be applied, principal or income, for recreation purposes. The Board shall recommend to the Town Manager and Town Council the acquisition of property to be used for recreation purposes.
Annually in the authorized manner the Board shall transmit the estimates of the amount of money required for the purposes of the Board for the ensuing fiscal year. When approved by the Town Manager, the estimates may be placed in the annual Town budget and the funds appropriated for the operation and extension of the recreation system subject to Town Council approval.