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The Park and Recreation Board shall consist of five (5) members who are electors of the City. Four (4) members shall be appointed by the Council and one (1) member shall be appointed by the Board of Education and they shall serve without compensation for terms of five (5) years; provided, however, that members of the present Board of Park Commissioners and Recreation Commission shall complete their unexpired terms as the initial members of the Park and Recreation Board. Thereafter, successors shall be appointed as follows: one (1) by the Council for a five (5) year term commencing January 1, 1976; one (1) by the Board of Education for a five (5) year term commencing January 1, 1977 and one (1) by Council for a three (3) year term beginning January 1, 1977; thereafter, each member shall be appointed for a five (5) year term and shall continue in office until a successor is appointed.
The Board shall elect one of its own members as chairman to serve a term of two (2) years. Vacancies on the Board shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments were made. The organization and duties of the Board shall be as provided for in the ordinances of Council. The Park and Recreation Board shall be subject to the purchasing, and financial appropriations and other regulatory ordinances or resolutions of City Council, but shall have the power and duty to employ a Director subject, however, to the confirmation of such employment by a majority of the members of Council, and such other employees as are necessary to the execution of its duties and it shall develop, control, equip, and manage playgrounds, playfields, gymnasiums, swimming pools, indoor recreation centers and any lands or buildings owned by the City for park or recreation purposes. The Director shall be responsible to the Park and Recreation Board and shall not be subject to civil service. The Park and Recreation Board may remove the Director or such other employees for cause.