Chapter 140: Parks Commission

Editor’s note: The Parks Commission was established by Ordinance 1987-17, passed April 13, 1987.

Cross references

  • Parks - See S.U. & P.S. Ch. 951

140.01   Creation

There is hereby created a commission to be known and designated as the “Parks Commission”, composed of four residents of the Municipality, and in addition one Council person. Resident members shall be appointed by the Mayor, and Council shall appoint its representative.
(Ord. 2018-05. Passed 1-8-18.)

140.02   Term

The term of the four resident members to be appointed shall be three years, with three of the four members’ terms staggered based on appointments made prior to the effective date of this Ordinance. In the event that a vacancy occurs during the term of any member, his or her successor shall be appointed for the unexpired portion of the term.
(Ord. 2018-05. Passed 1-8-18.)

140.03   Compensation

Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.
(Ord. 1987-17. Passed 4-13-87. )

140.04   Authority

The Parks Commission shall have the power to:

  1. (a) Study, investigate, plan, advise, report and recommend to Council, the Mayor and the Chief Administrative Officer any action, program, plan, improvements or legislation which the Commission finds or determines to be advisable for the continued use of the parks by the Village residents and/or others.

  2. (b) To review programs or events proposed by individuals or groups, and the preparation of recommendations as to such proposals.

  3. (c) To review requests for signs to be placed in the parks by individuals or groups, and to recommend to Council and the Mayor, or any boards or commissions involved, as to the advisability of approving these requests.

  4. (d) To recommend to Council and the Mayor the use of all funds that have been donated or bequeathed for use in the parks.
    (Ord. 1987-17. Passed 4-13-87. )

140.05   Organization

The Commission shall choose its own officers, make its own rules and regulations, and keep a journal of its proceedings. A majority of the members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business. All plans, findings, advice, reports and recommendations made by the Commission shall be in writing and shall designate by name those members of the Commission approving or concurring therein, and members who do not so approve or concur therein shall have the right, as a part of such report, to state their reasons for refusing to approve or concur.
(Ord. 1987-17. Passed 4-13-87.)

140.06   Referral

The Commission, when requested by Council, the Mayor or the Chief Administrative Officer, shall consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend upon any special matter or question coming within the scope of its work.
(Ord. 1987-17. Passed 4-13-87.)