[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pendleton 1-7-1958; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks — See Ch. 191.
Under the provisions of the General Laws of State of New York, there is hereby established a Recreation Committee. This Committee shall consist of seven (7) persons serving without pay who shall be appointed by the Town Board. The term of office shall be five (5) years or until their successors are appointed and qualified, except that members of said Committee first appointed shall be appointed for such terms that the term of one (1) member shall expire annually thereafter. Vacancies in such Committee occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by the Town Board for the unexpired term.
Immediately after their appointment, they shall meet and organize by electing one (1) of their members President and such other officers as may be necessary. The Committee shall have the power to adopt bylaws, rules and regulations for the proper conduct of public recreation for the town.
The Recreation Committee shall provide, conduct and supervise public playgrounds, athletic fields, recreation centers and other recreation facilities and activities on any of the properties owned or controlled by the town or any other properties, with the consent of the owners and authorities thereof. It shall have the power to conduct any form of recreation or cultural activity that will employ the leisure time of the people in the constructive and wholesome manner intended.
The Recreation Committee shall have the power to appoint or designate someone to act as Superintendent who is trained and properly qualified for the work, and such other personnel as the Committee deems proper.
Annually, the Recreation Committee shall submit a budget to the Town Board for its approval. The Committee may also solicit or receive any gifts or bequests of money or other personal property or any donation to be applied, principal or income, for either temporary or permanent use for playgrounds or other recreational purposes.
The Recreation Committee shall make full and complete monthly and annual reports to the Town Board and other reports from time to time, as requested.