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(a) There is hereby created a Park and Recreation Commission for the City of Campbell, to be known as the “Park and Recreation Commission”. All appointed terms to said Commission shall commence 1-1-82.
(b) The Park and Recreation Commission shall consist of five members, two of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor, one of which shall be a woman, one for a term of five years and one for a term of four years. One member shall be appointed by Council for a term of two years, one by the Board of Education of the City of Campbell for a term of three years, one by the Judge of the Campbell Municipal Court for a term of one year. Thereafter, all appointments for a term of five years. Upon the death or resignation of a Commission member, the appointing authority of the member whose tenure of office has been so terminated shall appoint a successor to fill the unexpired term. If any of the appointing authorities fail to make necessary appointments within one month after a vacancy occurs, the Mayor shall, with the approval of Council, make the necessary appointments. No person holding office under the authority of the United States, or any State, County, School or City government shall serve as a member of the Park & Recreation Commission, but this provision shall not extend to Notaries Public. Members of the Park and Recreation Commission shall serve without compensation.
(c) (1) The Park and Recreation Commission shall have control of all public parks, parkways, lakes, water parks, municipal squares, golf courses, improved and unimproved grounds surrounding public buildings (except school buildings), playgrounds, athletic fields, swimming centers, indoor recreation centers, municipal camps or recreation facilities on any public grounds or buildings, either within or without the City, now owned or hereafter acquired by the City for park and recreational purposes, and of the management, supervision and maintenance thereof; it shall have the power, with the consent of the School Board, to organize and conduct play and recreational activities on grounds and in buildings under control of the School Board and to aid in the beautification of school grounds, provided that nothing in this section shall be construed to abridge the power of the School Board to refuse the use any of its grounds or buildings; it shall have the power to take charge of and use for park and recreation purposes any grounds, places, buildings or facilities which may be offered, either temporarily or permanently by individuals or corporations and other persons whomsoever; it may in the name of the City take and hold any purchase, devise, bequest or otherwise such real and personal property as may be needful for carrying out the intents and purposes for which it is established; it shall recommend to Council the institution of condemnation proceedings whenever in its judgment private property should be taken in the name of the City for the purpose of the Park and Recreation Commission; it may with the approval of Council purchase, sell, convey or lease lands and buildings whenever required by the park and recreational interests of the City, and all proceeds from such sales or leases shall be deposited in the City Treasury to the credit of the Park and Recreation Fund; it shall have the power for and on behalf of the City to receive donations, legacies or bequests for the improvement or maintenance or operation of parks and other recreation areas and facilities, or for the acquirement of park and recreation areas, and all moneys that may be derived from such donations, legacies or bequests shall, unless otherwise provided by the terms of such donations, legacies or bequests, be deposited in the City Treasury to the credit of the Park and Recreation Fund. Funds shall not be withdrawn from the Park and Recreation Fund except upon the requisition of the Park and Recreation Commission to the Director of Finance.
(2) The Commission shall exercise supervision and control over the planting and care of all trees, plants and shrubs of any kind in the public parks, parkways and other recreation grounds under its jurisdiction, as well as on or in the streets, boulevards, and sidewalks of the City.
(d) The Park and Recreation Board shall:
(1) Plan a comprehensive recreation program for the citizens of the municipality.
(2) Recommend to the Planning Commission the purchase of additional land and buildings for the use of recreation.
(3) Equip and direct the maintenance of parks, playgrounds, playfields, gymnasiums, swimming pools, and recreation centers as funds for such purposes are appropriated by Council.
(4) Exercise such other powers and duties as Council may, by ordinance, provide for.
(5) Recommend to the Mayor for the appointment or employment of any personnel it deems necessary.
(6) It shall have the power to formulate and adopt rules and regulations for the government of parks, parkways, playgrounds, recreation centers, and other recreation places and for activities conducted therein or thereon not inconsistent with the laws of the State of Ohio and the Charter of the City of Campbell.
(7) It shall establish and collect all fees for use of any facilities at Roosevelt Park and any other recreational facility owned by the City or Board of Education.
(e) At its first meeting each year, the Park and Recreation Board shall choose one of its members to serve as chairman and one of its members to serve as secretary.
(f) All moneys received by the City from taxation, or otherwise, for the purpose of acquiring, controlling, equipping, operating and maintaining all public parks, parkways, lakes, water parks, municipal squares, golf courses, improved and unimproved grounds surrounding public buildings (except school buildings), playgrounds, athletic fields, swimming centers, indoor recreation centers, municipal camps or recreation facilities on any public grounds or buildings now owned or hereafter acquired by the City for park and recreation purposes, shall be deposited in the City Treasury and transferred to the credit of the fund designated the “Park & Recreation Fund”. In addition to any sum or sums of money received for use by the Park and Recreation Commission, as aforesaid, said Commission shall have the right to make reasonable charges for the use of any recreation area or facility under its control, and all receipts and revenues arising from such charges for the use of any recreational areas and facilities shall be deposited in the City Treasury to the credit of the Park and Recreation Fund.
(g) It shall be the duty of the Park and Recreation Commission, at the end of each year, to file with the Council a full and detailed report of the business and operations of the Commission of the year then ending, and to make such recommedations to the Council as it may deem advisable looking toward the improvement and betterment of the Public Park and Recreation Services of the Commission. A copy of the annual report shall also be filed with the Director of Finance and the Board of Education.
(Ord. 81-7591. Passed 10-7-81.)