[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Amsterdam 8-7-1984; amended in its entirety 3-1-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-2. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was amended in its entirety 3-18-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-1; Ord. No. 2008-1 was repealed 7-15-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-6.
There is hereby created to advise the Mayor and the Common Council in and for the management, operation and maintenance of the Arthur Carter Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course of the City of Amsterdam a Commission, to be known as the "Arthur Carter Amsterdam Municipal Golf Commission."
Such Commission shall consist of a board of six members, one of whom shall be a nonvoting Alderman. The Alderman so designated by the Mayor shall serve as a member of such Commission coterminously with the term of the Mayor who appoints the Alderman. The other five members of such Commission shall not be either a City employee or official.
When vacancies occur, the Mayor shall appoint the replacement member of the Commission who shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor and whose term shall be coterminous with the appointing Mayor.
All members shall serve without pay.
Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.
Each member of the Commission, before beginning his or her term of office, shall file in the office of the City Clerk the constitutional oath of office.
The Commission shall appoint from among its members a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary of its organization, and thereafter such officers shall be chosen at its annual meeting. The Commission, however, shall be authorized to fill vacancies in said office occurring after the original appointment of election to serve until the next annual meeting. Upon its organization, the Commission shall, as soon as is possible, cause to be adopted a set of bylaws governing the conduct of its affairs, which bylaws, when adopted, shall be filed with the City Clerk. These bylaws shall provide for an annual meeting to be held on the first Monday in April in each year. These bylaws shall be approved by the Common Council.
It shall be the duty of the Commission to organize, manage, operate, maintain and govern said golf course and appurtenances.
The Commission shall have full authority to manage, maintain and operate said golf course and prepare a proposed annual operating budget and submit to the Mayor and Common Council by February 1 of each year. The Commission shall also, at the same time, make recommendations to the Mayor and the Common Council all fee schedules for play, season passes, cart storage, cart rental, locker rental and all other charges, which fees shall be recommended by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council.
All revenues thus received from operation shall be deposited with the Controller of the City of Amsterdam, who shall maintain a separate account of such revenues.
All purchases of the Commission and/or the Supervisor of Golf Course Maintenance shall be made in like manner as other purchases made by the City of Amsterdam. All money expended incidental to the management, maintenance and operation of the golf course shall be made upon submission of proper vouchers or claims, signed by the Common Council in accordance with the provisions of the City Charter. All such expenditures and all such payments shall be chargeable to and payable from the fund and account maintained by the City Controller for this purpose.
The Common Council reserves the authority to enter into agreements for the use of facilities, such as concessions and restaurant, at said golf course.
Purchases of capital items shall be done by the Common Council upon recommendation of the Commission and within budgetary appropriations.