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(A) The City Council shall appoint the Board of Park Commissioners. The Board shall consist of not less than three members, who shall be resident freeholders in the city. The members of the Board shall serve a three-year term of office unless reappointed. The Board shall serve without compensation and may be required, in the discretion of the City Council, to give a bond in a sum set by resolution of the City Council, and conditioned upon the faithful performance of their duties.
(B) At the time of the Board’s first meeting, which shall occur on or before March 20 of each year, the Board shall organize by selecting from their number a Chairperson and Secretary. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the full and correct minutes and records of all meetings, and to file the same with the City Clerk/Treasurer where they shall be available for public inspection at any reasonable time. A majority of the Board members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The Board shall meet at any times as the City Council may designate. Special meetings may be held upon the call of the Chairperson, or any two of the Board members. It shall be the duty of the Board to take the immediate charge of all parks and recreational facilities belonging to the city. The Board shall establish appropriate rules and regulations for the management, use, and operation of the same. All employees of the city doing work in or for the city park shall be under the supervision and direction of the Board. All actions of the Board shall be subject to the review and control of the City Council. The Board shall be responsible for making the reports and performing any other duties as the City Council may, from time to time, designate. No member of the City Council shall serve as a member of the Park Commission while serving a term of office as a member of the City Council. No member of the Park Commission shall serve in the capacity of both the Chairperson and Secretary of the Board.
(C) The Board, when requested by the City Council, shall consider, investigate, make finding, report, and recommend upon any special matter of question coming within the scope of its work.
(Neb. RS 17-952) (1973 Code, § 2-104) (Ord. 472, passed 9-6-1979; Ord. 923, passed 6-8-2017; Ord. 959, passed 11-14-2019)