City of Easton, PA
Northampton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Easton 12-8-1982 by Ord. No. 2686 (Art. 171 of the 1965 Codified Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks — See Ch. 404.
[Amended 3-13-1991 by Ord. No. 3149]
A Recreation Board is established for the City, such Board to consist of nine members, two of whom shall reside in the College Hill area; two of whom shall reside in the Downtown/Dutchtown area; two of whom shall reside in the South Side area; and two of whom shall reside in the West Ward area; there shall also be one who shall be a member of Council.
In the event the territorial seats cannot be filled, participants from any area may serve with no more than three from one geographic area or organization within the City.
The members of the Recreation Board, excluding the Councilperson, shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of Council, and shall serve for terms of five years or until their successors are appointed, except that the members of such Board first appointed shall be appointed for such terms so that the term of proportioned members shall expire annually thereafter. The member of the Board who shall be a member of Council should be appointed by the Councilperson's peers. No one shall serve on the Board in an official capacity as a representative of a provider.
Members of the Recreation Board shall serve without compensation. Vacancies in the Board occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be for the unexpired terms of the persons formerly holding the office, and such vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointment.
The members of the Recreation Board shall elect their own Chairman and Secretary and select all other necessary officers to serve for a period of one year; may recommend for employment such persons as may be needed; and shall have such powers to recommend rules and regulations for the conduct of all business within its jurisdiction for Council's approval.
The Recreation Board appointed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall have the authority entrusted in it by the Recreation Board Bylaws adopted by Council and shall have jurisdiction over all subordinate groups dealing with City recreational activities. The Board shall provide the City and Council with a quarterly report of its activities and finances.