(A)   Purpose and establishment.
      (1)   The city, in order to accomplish the maximum economic, physical and social welfare of its citizens and a harmonious development of tennis facilities outside of the present facilities within the city’s park system, does hereby establish and create the City Tennis Commission, to be organized and empowered as herein set forth.
      (2)   The Commission shall be known as the City Tennis Commission.  Upon the appointment and taking of oath of its members, election of officers and adoption of its bylaws, its official existence shall begin.  The Commission may engage in the construction, operation and maintenance of public tennis facilities within the city, except as to the tennis facilities presently located within the existing park facilities of the city, and may operate or maintain the excepted facilities upon request of the Board of Commissioners and the Board or Commission of the city which has jurisdiction over such facilities.
   (B)   Membership.
      (1)   The City Tennis Commission shall consist of seven members. The members shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
      (2)   The members of the City Tennis Commission shall be appointed for a term of three years.  Those persons presently serving on the Commission under a five (5) year term with four (4) or more years remaining shall, at their request, have their term reduced by two (2) years.  Of the two (2) newly created positions, one (1) position shall have a term of two (2) years from the date of appointment, and the remaining position shall have a term of three (3) years.
      (3)   Each person appointed to the City Tennis Commission shall be a resident of the city and of the age of eighteen (18) years or older.  A member who becomes a nonresident of the city thereupon vacates the membership held on the Commission.  One (1) member of the Board of Commissioners may serve on the City Tennis Commission, but only one (1) member of the Board of Commissioners may hold membership at any one time.  No other elected or appointed official of the city may be appointed as a member of the City Tennis Commission.
      (4)   All members of the City Tennis Commission shall serve without compensation.
      (5)   Vacancies on the City Tennis Commission for any unexpired term shall be filled by the Board of Commissioners.
   (C)   Rules and regulations.  The City Tennis Commission may adopt bylaws, rules and regulations for its own government not inconsistent with any state law, this code or any other city ordinance.
   (D)   Meetings.  Meetings of the City Tennis Commission shall be held at the call of the Chairperson and at other times determined by the Commission.  The bylaws adopted by the Commission shall reflect the schedule of regular meetings, the manner of notice of meetings, as well as the method of calling special meetings.  Three members of the City Tennis Commission present shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
   (E)   Officers and staff.  The Commission shall elect from among its membership a Chairperson  and any officers which it shall deem necessary.  The term of office shall be one year, with eligibility for reappointment.  The Commission may employ a staff as it may deem necessary for its work and may contract with professional planners, engineers, consultants, tennis professionals, contractors and any other persons or firms whose services it may require.
   (F)   Powers.
      (1)   The City Tennis Commission is hereby granted the power and authority to do the following:
         (a)   Construct, operate and maintain public tennis facilities within the city, the locations to be limited only as provided in this section.
         (b)   Receive gifts, grants, loans and property of every kind, both real and personal, tangible and intangible.
         (c)   Adopt rules and regulations for the operation of tennis facilities, which rules and regulations are to be obeyed and respected by the users thereof and the public generally.
         (d)   Charge for the use of tennis facilities if otherwise not prohibited.
         (e)   Invest and reinvest any property or proceeds thereof it may receive from any source.
         (f)   Enter into deeds, leases, subleases, assignments and contracts of every kind permitted by law.
         (g)   In general, to use all legal means to operate public tennis facilities for the public good.
      (2)   Notwithstanding any of the foregoing powers, the Commission shall be nonprofit in nature and all receipts of the Commission shall be used solely for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, improving, and expanding tennis facilities within the city.
      (3)   Facilities operated by the City  Tennis Commission shall be available to all residents of the city without regard to race, creed, religion, color, place of national origin or sex.
      (4)   The City Tennis Commission shall not financially obligate the city or its tax revenue and is expressly prohibited from doing so.
(’83 Code, § 34.20) (Ord. 43-1972, passed 9-19-72; Am. Ord. 77-1987, passed 8-18-87)