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The Parks and Recreation Board shall exist and conduct business under the authority of Article V, Section 5.06 of the Charter of the City and this Chapter.
The Parks and Recreation Board shall generally act in an advisory capacity, making recommendations to Council concerning the development, maintenance and operation of playgrounds, recreational facilities, and programs for the City, including fees and rates thereof. The Parks and Recreation Board shall also have those powers and perform those duties as Council may provide by ordinance or resolution, including, specifically, the following powers and duties:
(a) To analyze community needs in the parks and recreation area, and recommend such programs, activities, and improvements as might be deemed necessary to the Parks and Recreation Director and Council.
(b) To plan for both long-range and short-range expansions and changes in parks, park facilities, and recreation facilities and make such recommendations to the Director and Council.
(c) To recommend rules and regulations governing the use of parks and recreation facilities such as: closing hours, restrictions on use, and guidelines for use of parks and recreation facilities, subject to the approval by legislation of Council.
(d) To recommend rates and fees for the municipal golf course and other City parks and recreation facilities, and to recommend rates and fees for other recreational activities, all subject to approval by legislation of Council.
(e) To monitor the quality of parks and recreational service provided to the public for the purpose of advising the Parks and Recreation Director and Council of existing problems, needs and potential areas of improvement.
(f) To assist the Parks and Recreation Director in coordinating City recreational policy with other area organizations, both public and private.
(g) To receive and review the draft of an annual budget for parks and recreational purposes, and to pass on to Council their recommendations for any additions, deletions, or other changes in the draft the Board feels are necessary or desirable, to be passed on prior to January 1, to Council for consideration.
(h) To review and make recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Director and Council concerning the need for capital outlays, or the acquisition of major pieces of equipment in the area of parks and recreation.
(i) To recommend the purchase, lease, sale, or exchange of real or personal property in the name of the City, which is no longer needed for recreational purposes, within or outside the City, subject to approval of Council.
(j) The Board shall devise and recommend for adoption by the City a recreational program for children, young people, and men and women in all walks of life; offer leadership in coordinating and correlating all recreational activities to the maximum benefit of the citizens of the City; and cooperate and coordinate the building of the total community recreational program into and around the public and private organizations concerned with public welfare, education, and family relations. (Ord. 51-01. Passed 6-4-01.)