[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Columbia 1-9-2018 by Ord. No. 895. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and Recreation Foundation — See Ch. 48.
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 47, Parks and Recreation Board, adopted 8-9-2004 by Ord. No. 738, as amended.
The Borough Council of the Borough of Columbia ("Borough Council") hereby creates the Borough of Columbia Parks and Recreation Advisory Board ("Board") for purposes of assisting the Parks and Recreation Committee with decisions with regard to operating the Borough of Columbia's parks and recreation places, all in conformity with the authority granted to Borough Council to operate such parks and places under Pennsylvania law.
Commencing March 1, 2018, the Board shall consist of not more than five members, each of whom shall be appointed by the Borough Council for terms of three years, in such order that at least one member's term shall expire annually. Each such member shall have a demonstrated interest in parks and recreation. The aforesaid appointments for a specified term notwithstanding, a Board member may stay in office until a successor qualifies or is appointed, or the Borough Council may remove any member of the Board at the pleasure of the Borough Council. Vacancies occurring otherwise than by the expiration of a term shall be for the unexpired term and shall be filled in the same manner as original appointees. The Borough Council shall consider recommendations of the Board and the School District of the Borough of Columbia to fill vacancies on the Board, but the Borough Council shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to make each and every appointment. There shall be no limit on the number of terms which can be served, upon reappointment by a Board member by Borough Council. All terms shall expire at the first meeting of Borough Council of the calendar year three years after appointment. The initial membership of the Board (which consisted of five members) was appointed by Borough Council on a staggered schedule.
Members of the Board shall serve without pay, but may be reimbursed by the Borough of Columbia, at Borough Council's discretion, for certain expenses incurred in performing their duties.
The Board members shall attend meetings at least once a month and at such other times and on a schedule to be established by Council and the Parks and Recreation Committee.