[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Ashford 3-19-1979; amended 5-14-1998. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created a recreational commission which shall be known as the "Ashford Parks and Recreation Commission," to establish, maintain and conduct parks, playgrounds, swimming areas, gymnasiums and recreational places within the Town of Ashford.
Said Commission shall be composed of five regular members to be approved by the Board of Selectmen, two for the term of four years, one for the term of three years, one for the term of two years and one for the term of one year. Annually thereafter, the Board of Selectmen shall approve members for the term of five years when a Commission member's term expires.
There shall be three alternate members to be approved by the Board of Selectmen, one for the term of three years, one for the term of two years and one for the term of one year. Annually thereafter, the Board of Selectmen shall approve members for the term of three years when an alternate Commission member's term expires.
The members of said Commission shall serve until their successors have been appointed and have accepted said Commission appointment.
Any member of said Commission may be removed by the majority vote of the Commission members.
Vacancies on said Commission shall be filled by approval from the Board of Selectmen for any unexpired terms.
All members shall serve without compensation.
The Parks and Recreation Commission shall appoint from its membership a Chairperson and any other officers it feels necessary for the orderly procedure of its primary business and may adopt bylaws, rules, regulations and policies covering its procedures not inconsistent with the provisions of the state statutes or Town ordinances. The Parks and Recreation Commission may establish rules governing the operation of the recreation facilities and other spaces devoted to the recreational activities to be exercised by the Town. The Commission shall hold periodic and regular meetings at designated times and places at its discretion.
Said Commission shall have such powers as are now or may hereafter be provided by statute or law of the State of Connecticut or by ordinances of the Town of Ashford relating to the growth, development and management of recreational agencies, physical facilities, and any other spaces devoted to the recreational activities, to be exercised by it subject to any and all restrictions contained in such statutes, laws and ordinances.
This chapter will become effective upon approval at a Town Meeting.