Per Ord 5132 passed on 3/9/2021:
: Section 17-1 of Article I of Chapter 17 of the Municipal Code of the City of Crestwood, Missouri, pertaining to the Park Board, is hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec. 17-1 Park Board – Generally.
(a) Composition. The Park Board shall consist of seven citizens of Crestwood with an interest in parks and recreation. Members are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of a majority of the authorized membership of the Board of Aldermen. Reasonable efforts shall be made to ensure all wards are represented, however the qualifications of members shall be the primary guiding principle in making appointments and no board shall be deemed improperly constituted or unlawful if all wards of the City are not represented thereon. All citizen members shall be appointed to terms of three years in duration, with each term beginning and ending on July 1. The terms shall be staggered in three groups with one group consisting of three members and two groups consisting of two members each. Only one group shall be appointed on July 1 of each year, and another group shall be appointed on July 1 of every following year.
(b) Meetings and quorum. The Park Board shall hold regular meetings at a minimum on a quarterly basis at a time scheduled by the Park Board. Additional meetings may be scheduled at any time by the chairperson or three members of the Park Board, provided that there is one week’s notice provided to the public and all members of the Park Board including the aldermanic representatives and the
recreation manager Director of Parks and Recreation. A quorum shall consist of four members. The aldermanic representatives and any ex officio members do not count towards establishing quorum.
(c) Attendance. Park Board members absent without excuse from three consecutive meetings, whether regular or special, shall be subject to replacement by the Mayor and a majority of the authorized membership of the Board of Aldermen.
(d) Duties and responsibilities. The Park Board shall provide advice and recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on policy matters relating to the City parks and recreation programs. Policy matters shall be defined to include budgeting, capital improvements, planning, recreation programs, public relations activities, rent or lease arrangements, park and recreation regulations and other matters that may be assigned by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
(e) Chairperson. The Mayor shall appoint a chairperson from one of the citizen members who shall serve as chairperson for the remainder of that person’s term. The chairperson shall be the presiding officer of all meetings of the Park Board and shall have voice and vote the same as all other Park Board members. At the beginning of each term, the Park Board shall organize by electing a vice-chairperson and a secretary from the members. The vice-chairperson shall act as chairperson in the chairperson’s absence. In the absence of the chairperson and vice-chairperson, the secretary shall serve as acting chairperson.
(f) Aldermanic representatives. The Mayor, with the approval of a majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen, shall appoint two aldermanic representatives from the members of the Board of Aldermen to act as liaison between the Board of Aldermen and the Park Board and provide policy direction. At least one of the aldermanic representatives shall be present at all scheduled meetings of the Park Board. Participation in all discussions is strongly encouraged, but the representatives shall not have a vote. The Mayor may act as a substitute or the Mayor or aldermanic representatives may designate a substitute from the Board of Aldermen if an aldermanic representative is unable to attend a meeting.
(g) Ex officio members. The
recreation manager Director of Parks and Recreation shall be an ex officio, nonvoting member of the Park Board, acting in an advisory capacity and shall attend all meetings of the Park Board. If the recreation manager Director of Parks and Recreation is unable to attend any such meeting, a representative shall be designated to attend by the recreation manager Director of Parks and Recreation or City Administrator.