[R.O. 1993 § 145.010; Ord. No. 2007-2754 § 1, 2-13-2007]
The City has decided to establish and maintain public parks under Sections 90.500 to 90.570, RSMo. The Mayor of the City shall, with the approval of the City Council, proceed to appoint a Board of nine (9) Directors for said Board, chosen from the citizens at large with reference to their fitness for such office, and no member of the Municipal Government shall be a member of the Board.
[R.O. 1993 § 145.020; Ord. No. 2007-2754 § 1, 2-13-2007]
The Park Board of Directors shall hold office, one-third (1/3) for one (1) year, one-third (1/3) for two (2) years and one-third (1/3) for three (3) years from the first of June following their appointment, and at their first regular meeting shall cast lots for their respective terms. Annually thereafter, the Mayor shall, before the first of June of each year, appoint as before three (3) Directors who shall hold office for three (3) years and until their successors are appointed. The Mayor may, by and with the consent of the City Council, remove any Director for misconduct or neglect of duty.
[R.O. 1993 § 145.030; Ord. No. 2007-2754 § 1, 2-13-2007]
Vacancies in the Park Board of Directors occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise shall be reported to the City Council and be filled in a like manner as original appointments. No Director shall receive compensation as such.
[R.O. 1993 § 145.040; Ord. No. 2007-2754 § 1, 2-13-2007]
The Park Board of Directors shall, immediately after its appointment, meet and organize by the election of (1) one of its number President, and by the election of such other officers as it may deem necessary. The Board shall make and adopt such bylaws, rules and regulations for their guidance and for the government of the parks as may be expedient, not inconsistent with State law.
The Board shall have the 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.
The Board shall have the power to purchase or otherwise secure ground to be used for parks, shall have the power to appoint a suitable person to take care of the parks and necessary assistants for such person and fix their compensation, and shall have the power to remove such appointees and shall in general carry out, in the spirit and intent of State law in regard to parks, those things deemed necessary to establish and maintain the park system.
[R.O. 1993 § 145.050; Ord. No. 2007-2754 § 1, 2-13-2007]
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 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. 1993 § 145.060; Ord. No. 2007-2754 § 1, 2-13-2007]
Any person desiring to make donations of money, personal property or real estate for the benefit of such park shall have a right to vest the title to the money or real estate so donated in the Board of Directors created under Sections 90.500 to 90.570, RSMo., to be held and controlled by such Board when accepted according to the terms of the deed, gift, devise or bequest of such property; and as to such property, the said Board shall be held and considered to be the special trustees.