(A)   If the city has an Advisory Park and Recreation or similar Board at the time this code is adopted, that Board is hereby continued. If the city had no Board but wishes to create one, it may do so by resolution, and the provisions of this code will apply.
   (B)   The Board shall consist of five members from the resident population of the city to be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. The appointees shall be appointed to serve staggered terms of three years, except as noted below, commencing on the first day of January in the year of appointment. Upon expiration of a term, the appointee shall continue until reappointed or a successor is appointed. Absences from any three meetings in a year, unless excused in advance by the Chair, constitutes a vacancy. In the event of any vacancy, the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council, shall appoint a person to complete the unexpired term.
   (C)   (1)   At the first regular meeting in January, the Board shall elect a Chairperson, a Vice- Chairperson and a Secretary from among its appointed members, each for a term of one year. The Board may create and fill other offices as it may determine.
      (2)   The Board shall hold at least one meeting each month at the time and place as they may fix by resolution. Special meetings may be called at any time by the Chairperson, or in the case of the Chairperson's absence, by the Vice-Chairperson.
      (3)   Written minutes of meetings shall be kept and filed with the City Clerk prior to the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting, but shall be subject to the approval at the next Board meeting.
      (4)   No expenditures by the Board shall be made unless and until authorized for the purpose by the City Council.
   (D)   The Board will consult with the City Council and the Planning Commission and shall be advisory to the City Council in matters relating to park lands, park facilities, park and recreation programs and finances. The Board may meet with various groups on matters relating to park and recreation activities.