Town of Esopus, NY
Ulster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Esopus 2-17-2011 by L.L. No. 1-2011.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Park rules and regulations — See Ch. 98.
Editor’s Note: This local law also superseded former Ch. 39, Recreation Commission, adopted 10-19-2006.
[Amended 3-19-2019 by L.L. No. 1-2019[1]]
A commission is established which shall be known hereafter as the "Town of Esopus Parks and Recreation Commission" formerly known as the Town of Esopus Recreation Commission and previously known as the "Ross Park and the Town of Esopus Recreation Commission."
Editor's Note: This local law also changed the title of this chapter from "Recreation Commission," to "Parks and Recreation Commission."
[Amended 1-19-2012; 3-19-2019 by L.L. No. 1-2019]
The Town of Esopus Parks and Recreation Commission shall consist of seven Commissioners who shall be residents of the Town and shall serve at the pleasure of the Town Board for a term of seven years. The members of such Commission shall be appointed for such terms that the term of one Commissioner shall expire annually thereafter; and their successors shall thereafter be appointed to serve terms of years which shall total in number the membership of such Commission. In addition to said seven Commissioners there shall be two ex officio members of said Commission: the Summer Program Director, chosen by the Town Board, and a parks employee employed by the Town of Esopus. Said members shall also serve at the pleasure of the Town Board.
The Town Board shall designate a member of the Commission to act as Chairman thereof. At the first Meeting of the Commission, its members shall elect from among themselves a Recording Secretary. The Commission shall adopt rules and procedures for its monthly meetings. Four voting members shall constitute a quorum in order to carry out a vote. The Commission shall keep accurate records of its meetings and activities and shall file an annual report with the Town Supervisor.
The Commission shall submit its monthly minutes to the Town Board concerning the activities and work of the Commission and shall submit its recommendations regarding the recreation budget by September 1, each year, to the Town Supervisor.
The members of the Commission, including ex officio members, shall receive no compensation for their services as members thereof but may be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties within the appropriations which may be made available.
The vacancies in such Commission occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.
[Amended 3-19-2019 by L.L. No. 1-2019]
The Town of Esopus Parks and Recreation Commission shall advise the Town Board, notwithstanding the terms set forth above, for the purpose of identification, coordination and systemization of all the recreation needs of the Town of Esopus, including but not limited to playground, parks, neighborhood recreation centers, events and festivals, with all the powers and responsibilities of local authorities under Article 13 of the General Municipal Law.