[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of Royal Oak 2-20-1961 by Ord. No. 61-5; amended in its entirety 1-24-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-01. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 515.
The School District of the City of Royal Oak and the City of Royal Oak having heretofore joined in the creation of a Parks and Recreation Department in accordance with the provisions of Section 3 of Act 156, Public Acts for 1917 (Section 5.2423, M.S.A.), said Parks and Recreation Department is hereby continued as part of the Department of Recreation and Public Service.
Editor's Note: See MCLA § 123.53.
The said Department of Recreation and Public Service shall be under the supervision and control of the City Manager. The City Manager shall have the authority to employ a Recreation Director and such other employees as may be required and to fix their compensation and determine their duties.
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall be composed of nine members appointed by the City Commission, which shall include one member of the City Commission. A member shall be appointed for a term of three years or until his or her successor is appointed, and appointments will be made in such manner that the terms of office of three members of said Board will expire on December 31 of each year.
The City of Royal Oak Director of Recreation and Public Service or his or her designee shall serve as an ex officio nonvoting member of the Board. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall function in the following capacities:
In an advisory capacity to the City Manager and City Commission in all matters affecting City parks and grounds.
In an advisory capacity to the City Manager and City Commission regarding the administration of the recreation program of the City.
In an advisory capacity to the City Manager and City Commission regarding the administration of leased recreational facilities of the City.
In an advisory capacity to the City Manager and City Commission regarding all matters concerning the operations of the Royal Oak Farmers Market.
[Added 2-16-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
The City Commission shall annually appropriate such sums of money for the support of the Department of Recreation and Public Service as it may deem necessary and proper. The money so appropriated shall be paid into the City Treasury and shall be disbursed on order of the City Manager. The Director of Finance shall handle the accounts of the Department of Recreation and Public Service and shall keep suitable records of receipts and disbursements. The compensation of all employees of the Parks and Recreation Department shall be paid from the money so appropriated to the use of the Recreation Department.
It shall be the duty of the Recreation Director, under the direction of the City Manager and with the advice and assistance of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, to formulate an annual recreation program and to carry out same. The Department of Recreation and Public Service shall have the authority to sponsor games, contests, exhibitions and other recreational events, and shall have authority to charge admission to any such events when deemed necessary and advisable in order to defray the expenses of the recreational program. In connection with all such events, the Department shall have authority to rent concessions for the accommodation of patrons of such events.
The Department of Recreation and Public Service may receive gifts or bequests of money or personal property, or any donation to be applied, either principal or income, for either temporary or permanent use, for parks or playgrounds or any other lawful recreational purposes.