Chapter 2.90


2.90.010    Parks advisory board established.

2.90.020    Membership qualifications.

2.90.030    Terms of appointment.

2.90.040    Meetings.

2.90.050    Purpose.

2.90.060    Compensation of members.

2.90.070    Quorum – Rules and regulations.

2.90.080    Members – Prohibited acts.

2.90.010 Parks advisory board established.

The parks advisory board composed of seven members to be appointed by the mayor with the consent of the city council is hereby established. The parks advisory board members shall appoint, at their first regular meeting, a chairperson, vice chairperson and secretary from their membership. The position of chairperson shall be selected each January for a one-year term; provided, however, that no member shall serve more than two consecutive terms as chairperson. [Ord. 901 § 1, 2008.]

2.90.020 Membership qualifications.

Qualifications for appointment to membership on the parks advisory board include demonstration of positive interest in the development, operation and maintenance of public parks, open spaces and trails in Cornelius and status as a resident or representative of a property or business owner within the city limits. [Ord. 901 § 2, 2008.]

2.90.030 Terms of appointment.

The term of each of the initial members shall begin immediately upon their appointment to the committee and shall expire as follows:

(A) Two of the members so appointed shall hold office until December 31, 2008.

(B) Two of the members so appointed shall hold office until December 31, 2009.

(C) The three remaining members so appointed shall hold office until December 31, 2010.

Upon the expiration of the terms of each of the initial members, the mayor shall, with the advice of the council, appoint a successor to each member whose term shall have expired. Each succeeding term following the initial appointment shall be for a period of three years, and the mayor shall, with the consent of the council, appoint successors to such offices for each term of three years thereafter. Appointments shall be structured so as to ensure that terms overlap. No member shall serve more than three consecutive three-year terms. Following the completion of three consecutive three-year terms, a member may not apply for an additional term until they have stepped down from the board for a period of no less than one year, after which point they may reapply.

The mayor, with the consent of the council, may also appoint city council advisory members to the committee who will serve on an ex officio basis and without vote.

Vacancies of the parks advisory board shall be filled for the remaining term of the members ceasing to be members of the board in the same manner as the original appointment. It shall be the duty of the chairperson or the vice chairperson of the board to notify the mayor and city council when a vacancy so exists. [Ord. 901 § 3, 2008; Ord. 2021-01 § 1 (Exh. A), 2021.]

2.90.040 Meetings.

The parks advisory board shall meet at least monthly on a specific schedule adopted for the year by the board members. The board chairperson may call, by and upon the concurrence of three members, special meetings of the board. [Ord. 901 § 4, 2008.]

2.90.050 Purpose.

The purpose of the parks advisory board shall be to advise the city council regarding matters in the parks and recreation service area, including parks and trails planning, acquisition, construction and maintenance, grants acquisition, volunteer coordination, improvements, and the following tasks:

(A) Review and make recommendations on parks and recreation projects.

(B) Advise on parks systems development charge rate analysis and recommendations.

(C) Advise on city parks rental rates and use procedures.

(D) Advise on city budget for operation and capital improvements.

(E) Troubleshoot capital and maintenance projects.

(F) Park rules and policy recommendations.

In addition, the board may advise the council on any matter upon which the council requests guidance. [Ord. 901 § 5, 2008.]

2.90.060 Compensation of members.

The parks advisory board members shall receive no compensation for their services. The parks advisory board members shall have no authority to make any expenditure on behalf of the city, or obligate the city for payment of any sums of money. However, they will make recommendations to the city council from time to time regarding expenditures and/or obligations. [Ord. 901 § 6, 2008.]

2.90.070 Quorum – Rules and regulations.

A majority of the parks advisory board shall constitute a quorum. The board shall adopt rules and regulations to conduct its affairs, which rules and regulations shall be consistent with the laws of the state of Oregon, Cornelius City Charter and city of Cornelius ordinances. [Ord. 901 § 7, 2008.]

2.90.080 Members – Prohibited acts.

A parks advisory board member shall not participate in any board proceeding or action in which the following has a direct or substantial financial interest:

A member or member’s spouse, brother, sister, child, parent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, any business in which the member has been serving or has served in the previous two years as an officer, director, board member, manager or owner, or any business with which the member is negotiating for or has an arrangement or understanding concerning a prospective partnership or employment. Any actual or potential interest shall be disclosed at the meeting of the board where the action is being taken. [Ord. 901 § 8, 2008.]