Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

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TERM OF OFFICE: Three (3) years , staggered     
MEMBERS: Nine (9) Members
STAFF: Secretary

Sec. 245.190. Established; designated park board.
There is hereby established a Park and Recreation Advisory Board which shall consist of nine (9) citizen members, all of whom shall be appointed by the City Council. Members appointed to the Board shall have been residents of the City for at least two (2) years immediately prior to their appointments.

Sec. 245.195. Term, compensation, removal, vacancies of members.
The members of the Park and Recreation Advisory Board shall be appointed by staggered terms of three (3) years. The members of the Board shall receive no compensation for their services as such. The Council may remove any member of the Board for misconduct or neglect of duty. Vacancies on the Board occasioned by removal, resignation or for any other cause shall be filled by the remainder of the term in like manner in the case of the original appointment.

Sec. 245.200. Officers; rules.
The Park and Recreation Advisory Board shall hold its annual meeting in the month of January. The Board shall meet and organize by the election of one (1) of its members as President and by the election of such other officers as it may deem necessary. The Board shall make and adopt such rules and regulations for its own guidance and proceedings as may be expedient, not inconsistent with the Charter or the provisions of this Code.

Sec. 245.205. Duties.
Subject to the provisions of Section 5.6 of the Florissant City Charter, the Park and Recreation Advisory Board may:

1) Survey and make plans for the maintenance of an adequate system of parks and recreation facilities and activities and for the enlargement, improvement or acquisition of parks or recreational areas and activities and make recommendations therefor;
2) Recommend rules and regulations for the administration of the activities of the Parks and Recreation Department.
3) Advise the Council and the Director of Parks and Recreation on problems concerning the administration of the parks;
4) Make any investigation which it may consider desirable with reference to the administration of the Parks and Recreation Department and report its findings, conclusion and recommendations to the Council and the Director of Parks and Recreation.
5) Review that portion of the annual budget of the City pertaining to the Parks and Recreation Department and make recommendations thereon directly to the Mayor and the Council;
6) Recommend fee schedules to be published by the Director of Parks and Recreation for permits and fee programs conducted or operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation;
7) Perform such other duties with reference to the administration of the Department of Parks and Recreation, not inconsistent with the Charter, as may be provided by ordinance.