[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lake Grove 11-16-1978 as Ch. 28 of the 1978 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 117.
The Department of Parks is hereby created as a department of the Incorporated Village of Lake Grove, County of Suffolk, State of New York.
The head of such Department shall be designated as the Commissioner of Parks.
The Mayor of the village shall designate, nominate and appoint one of the duly elected Village Trustees as the Commissioner of Parks, who shall be appointed for a term not to exceed his term of office as such elected Village Trustee and shall serve without compensation for the performance of his duties as such Commissioner of Parks.
It shall be the duty and responsibility of the Commissioner of Parks:
To develop and recommend landscape architecture, coordinate building construction on village park areas, provide and plan for facilities planning in all recreation and park areas.
To coordinate with the Village Planning Board and housing developers on the location and size of new park sites.
To manage the operation of the employees performing services in connection with the above.
To coordinate with the Director of Purchase of the Village of Lake Grove on specifications for playground equipment, miscellaneous machinery and tools necessary for maintaining the above-listed operations.
To supervise personnel and equipment operators which may be required from time to time.
To supervise the Department of Parks in its entirety and all personnel required as may be assigned to the Parks Department from time to time.
The hiring or firing of personnel, fixing of salaries and prescribing their duties, the purchase of equipment, the acceptance of park sites or land from housing developers or as may be given, devised and bequeathed to the village for such park or recreational purposes shall all be subject to the approval of the Village Board.
The Park Commissioner shall prescribe and promulgate such rules and regulations for the operation, maintenance and use of the parks and recreation areas as he may deem necessary from time to time, subject to the approval of the Village Board.
The Department of Parks shall have jurisdiction of and maintain old historical landmarks, cemeteries (old, abandoned, new and still being used as burial grounds) and any other real property acquired by, granted, conveyed or devised as a gift to the Village of Lake Grove for park, recreational purposes or a historical landmark.
The Highway Department of the Village of Lake Grove shall maintain and repair all parks and recreational areas as part of the functions of said Highway Department and shall assign such employees and equipment as may be requested by the Park Commissioner on a regular, scheduled and agreed terms and basis between the Superintendent of Highways and the Commissioner of Parks and/or the Village Board.