[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Westbury 8-21-2003 by L.L. No. 6-2003. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Recreation facilities — See Ch. 194.
Pursuant to authority contained in the General Municipal Law, there is hereby established a Parks Commission. This Commission shall be appointed by the Village Board of Trustees and shall consist of not fewer than five and not more than seven persons, the exact number to be fixed from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees. The number so fixed shall be an odd number. Compensation of the members of the Commission shall be fixed by the Village Board. The term of office of each person shall be five years or until their successors are appointed and qualified, except that the initial term of office of any members first appointed as a result of a resolution enlarging the membership of the Commission shall be two years for the first additional member so appointed and one year for the second additional member so appointed. Vacancies in such Commission, occurring otherwise than by expiration of term, shall be filled by the Board of Trustees for the unexpired term.
Immediately after the appointment of the aforesaid Parks Commission, the members thereof shall meet and organize by electing one of the members Chairman for a term of one year and such other officers for a term of one year as may be necessary. The Commission shall have the power to adopt bylaws, rules and regulations for the proper conduct of public recreation and the use of parks and facilities within the Incorporated Village of Westbury.
The Parks Commission may establish, maintain and conduct supervised public playgrounds, playing fields and indoor recreation facilities owned and controlled by the Incorporated Village of Westbury. The Parks Commission shall have the power to conduct any form of recreational, educational or cultural activity that would utilize, in a constructive and wholesome manner, the free time Of the youth of the Incorporated Village of Westbury. The aforesaid recreational activity may be conducted on village-owned or -controlled properties with the consent of the Village Board of Trustees and on private properties with the consent of the owners thereof.
The Parks Commission shall have the power to appoint or designate a properly qualified and trained person to act as a Recreation Director, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of Westbury. It shall also have the power to appoint and designate assistant personnel subject to the approval of the aforesaid Board of Trustees.
The Parks Commission shall annually submit a proposed budget to the Village Board of Trustees for official approval and ratification. The Commission may also solicit or receive any gifts or bequests of money or personal property or any donation to be applied, principal or income, for either temporary or permanent use for any of the purposes set forth above.
The Parks Commission shall make an annual report to the Village Board of Trustees and such other reports as from time to time may be requested by said Board.