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The Council may, by ordinance, adopted by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all of its members, establish a Board of Park Commissioners for the City, whose powers and duties shall be as set out in the Code of West Virginia 1931, as revised by Chapter 91, Acts of the West Virginia Legislature, 1939, known as Chapter 8, Article 14 of the said Code, except as hereinafter provided. At the time of establishing the Board, the Council shall determine whether it desires to create the Board under the provisions of Chapter 91, above referred to, as set out at the date of the adoption of this Charter, or whether it desires to accept any or all of the amendments to the Code or other statutes, hereafter made, by the legislature of the State of West Virginia, concerning such Board. Subsequent amendments to the said statutes concerning such Board shall not affect any board established hereunder until and unless such amendments are adopted and accepted by the Council. The Board shall consist of three members, who shall be nominated and elected at large, on a nonpartisan ballot without party designation, which ballot shall be placed at the bottom of each primary and general election ballot, or on a separate ballot as the Council may designate. All candidates for the Board shall file with the Clerk as herein provided for officers of the City, within the prescribed time.
The Council shall, in the ordinance establishing the Board, provide in detail for the election of the members thereof within the limits herein prescribed. The Council shall, by a vote similar to that creating the Board, have the power to abolish the said Board; in such event the terms of its members shall be terminated, the property belonging to the Board shall become the property of the City, and the powers and duties thereof shall pass to such person or board as the Council may designate.