[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Piermont 7-31-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Piermont hereby creates a commission which shall be known as the "Piermont Recreation Commission," hereinafter called the "Commission."
The Commission shall consist of seven members to be appointed by the Board of Trustees.
Thereafter, members shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees for terms of three years from and after the expiration of the terms of their predecessors in office. If a vacancy shall occur otherwise than by the expiration of a term, it shall be filled by the Board of Trustees by appointment for the unexpired term. Persons who have demonstrated an interest in recreational activities and programs shall be eligible for appointment as members of the Commission.
The Board of Trustees 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 meetings. It shall keep minutes of its meetings and file them with the Village Clerk. An annual report, as required by § 36-5 of this chapter, shall also be filed with the Village Clerk. The Commission shall meet at least quarterly.
The powers and duties of the Commission shall be to:
Advise the Board of Trustees and all appropriate boards and commissions on matters affecting the development and maintenance of recreational programs within the Village.
Conduct surveys and studies, when needed, to make the total recreational concept in the Village more effective.
Obtain and maintain in an orderly fashion a census of existing recreational groups and their current, past and future activities in the Village.
Cooperate with, and coordinate when possible, the efforts of private groups and individuals within the Village, in accordance with the purposes of this chapter.
Make recommendations for the development of future recreational programs, keeping in mind changing population patterns, economic fluctuation and age variation.
Maintain liaison with public and private agencies and organizations of local, state and national scope whose programs and activities may have an impact on the recreational life of the community.
Assist in the preparation of applications for state and federal funding and also to investigate sources of private funding.
Carry out such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Board of Trustees.
The Commission shall submit an annual report to the Board of Trustees, not later than the 31st day of December of each year, concerning the activities and work of the Commission and from time to time shall submit such reports and recommendations as may be necessary to fulfill the purpose of this chapter.
The members of the Commission 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 made available therefor.
This chapter shall be deemed an exercise of the powers of the Village of Piermont to preserve and improve recreational programs and facilities on behalf of the present and future inhabitants of the Village. This chapter is not intended and shall not be deemed to impair the powers of any other public corporation.