City of Lewes, DE
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lewes 9-14-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Beaches — See Ch. 63.
[Amended 7-14-2008; 10-20-2008; 6-13-2016]
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Mayor and Council of the City of Lewes by the provisions of the Charter for The City of Lewes, there is hereby established a Parks and Recreation Commission which shall be so known. This Commission shall consist of nine members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. One member shall be designated by the Mayor as its Chairman. The term of office shall be three years, except, on the initial appointment, three members shall be appointed for three years, three for two years and two for one year. Vacancies occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by the Mayor and approved by the City Council for the unexpired term. All members of the Commission shall serve without compensation. The Mayor may appoint a designee of the Friends of the Canalfront Park organization as an ex officio member of the Commission, except that such person shall not have a vote.
Annually each year and not later than January 1, the Commission shall submit an annual budget report to the Mayor and City Council for review.
The Parks and Recreation Commission shall have the following powers and duties:
A. 
The Commission will engage in both short-range and long-range planning and report the plans to the Mayor and City Council no later than January 1 of each year.
B. 
The Commission will have a general responsibility for parks, playgrounds, recreational activities and the urban forest (including trees, shrubs and plants).
C. 
The Commission will have supervisory authority over the maintenance of all areas that fall under its responsibility.
D. 
The Commission shall establish its own rules of procedure for accomplishments of its duties and functions and internal organization, including the formation of subcommittees if it so desires.