There is hereby created and established a Park and Recreation Board which shall consist of seven (7) members who shall be electors of the Municipality.  Effective with the appointments following the expiration of the current terms, six (6) members shall be appointed by a majority vote of the Council, two of whom shall be members of Council, and one (1) member shall be appointed by the Board of Education of the Chardon Exempted School District.  If the Board of Education should fail to appoint the member as hereinabove provided within sixty (60) days after the member's term expires, or within sixty (60) days after a vacancy shall occur for which the Board of Education is to make the appointment, then, and in those events, the Council shall make the appointment of such member.  Members of the Park and Recreation Board shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years each.  Each member shall continue in office until a successor is appointed.
   The Park and Recreation Board shall make such recommendations and reports to the Manager, Council, Planning Commission and other officers, departments, divisions and boards and commissions as it deems advisable regarding the acquisition, development, maintenance, repair and operation of parks, playgrounds, recreational facilities and programs of the Municipality.  The Board may cooperate with organized groups concerned with recreational programs and may stimulate citizen interest in the care and preservation of parks and historical and scenic sites.  The Board may act as trustee for any property, asset or funds donated to the Municipality for park and recreational purposes, provided the donor designates or provides for the designation of the Board as such trustee.  In such an event the Board shall have all those powers and duties necessary to carry out the purposes of the trust.  The Board may recommend the amount of any fees or charges for the use of park and recreational facilities; however, the Council shall fix all such fees or charges.  The Board shall exercise such additional powers and duties as provided by Council by ordinance.  In the exercise of its powers and duties, the Board shall request of the Manager such manpower, work, supplies and equipment as it deems necessary, and the Manager, subject to the provisions of this Charter concerning purchasing and personnel, shall provide such manpower, work, supplies and equipment as have been authorized by the Council through appropriations to such Board, and to the extent that such manpower, supplies and equipment shall be available for such purposes, considering the overall needs of the Municipality. 
(Amended 11-8-83; 11-5-13.)