Chapter 2.36PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD

Sections:

2.36.010
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board created.
2.36.020
Membership.
2.36.030
Appointment.
2.36.040
Terms and vacancies.
2.36.050
Officers - Meetings.
2.36.060
Role of the Advisory Board.
2.36.070
Compensation.
2.36.080
Annual reports of progress.
2.36.090
Severability.
2.36.010Parks and Recreation Advisory Board created.

There is created an advisory board to be known as “The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board of the City of Lakewood.” (Ord. 240 § 1 (part), 2000.)

2.36.020Membership.

There shall be seven (7) members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board who shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council, and who shall serve at the pleasure of the City Council. The members shall be residents of the City unless the Council finds that appointment of a non-resident, by virtue of business involvement or expertise, will benefit the Board and ultimately the City. (Ord. 441 § 1, 2007; Ord. 240 § 1 (part), 2000.)

2.36.030Appointment.

The members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall be appointed from among members of the public to include, to the extent reasonably possible, representation from people involved with or interested in the various and diverse aspects of parks and/or recreation programs, functions and activities of the community. (Ord. 240 § 1 (part), 2000.)

2.36.040Terms and vacancies.

Subject to the provisions of 2.36.020 of this Ordinance and the pleasure of the City Council, members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall serve for a term of three (3) years or until appointment of a successor member, whichever is later, unless otherwise replaced. It is provided, however, that for the initial appointment, three (3) members shall be initially appointed for three (3) year terms, or until appointment of a successor member, whichever is later, unless otherwise replaced; two (2) members shall be initially appointed for two (2) year terms, or until appointment of a successor member, whichever is later, unless otherwise replaced; and two (2) members shall be initially appointed for one (1) year terms, or until appointment of a successor member, whichever is later, unless otherwise replaced. In case of any vacancies on the commission, vacancies shall be filled consistent with the procedures set forth in 2.36.020 of this Ordinance, for the unexpired terms for which such vacancies are filled. (Ord. 240 § 1 (part), 2000.)

2.36.050Officers - Meetings.

A. At its first meeting of each year, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members shall elect a chairperson and a vice chairperson from among the members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall meet as needed to perform the duties of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and to fulfill the role of being an advisory body to the City Council.

B. It shall be the duty of the chairperson to preside over all meetings of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. The vice chairperson shall preside at all meetings where the chairperson is absent. Minutes shall be kept and meeting agendas prepared in coordination between members of the Board and staff members. A majority of the members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and a majority vote of those present shall be necessary to carry any recommended action.

C. The City Manager or designee shall provide staff support for the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board and shall constitute a non-voting ex-officio member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. (Ord. 240 § 1 (part), 2000.)

2.36.060Role of the Advisory Board.

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is created to assist the City Council in the following areas:

A. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall advise the Mayor, the City Council and city staff or officials administering parks, regarding the general operation and development of all parks and recreational facilities and programs of Lakewood. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall advise and make recommendations regarding: the development of park and/or recreation facilities, programs, long range park planning, needs assessment, program evaluation, acquisition, construction, development, concessions or privileges in parks and/or playgrounds, sports fields, recreation grounds, and/or other municipally owned recreational facilities, including community buildings, and improvements to the same. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall also work with neighborhood groups and ad-hoc committees to formulate recommendations to the City Council.

B. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall recommend rules and regulations for the government, management, operation, supervision, and control of city parks and recreational facilities and programs.

C. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall advise the City Council in connection with parks and recreation issues as may be referred to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board by the City Council which may include, but is not limited to, the following:

1. Facilitate cooperation and coordination with City staff, citizens’ groups and other entities, agencies and organizations on parks and recreation issues;

2. Recommend to the City Council strategies to enhance awareness of, and interest in, Parks and Recreation facilities and programs of the City, which may be in cooperation with any appropriate private, civic or public agency of the City, county, state or of the federal government;

3. Recommend ways and means of obtaining private, local, county, state or federal funds for the promotion of parks and recreation programs and projects within the City, and

4. Advise the City Council on acquisition of Parks and Recreation facilities and properties; and,

5. Represent the community and the City of Lakewood as requested by the City Council to address parks and recreation related issues. (Ord. 240 § 1 (part), 2000.)

2.36.070Compensation.

The members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall serve without compensation. (Ord. 240 § 1 (part), 2000.)

2.36.080Annual reports of progress.

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall annually provide to the City Council a report on progress made in carrying out the Board’s responsibilities. Additional reports may be submitted when deemed appropriate by the Board or when requested by the City Council. (Ord. 240 § 1 (part), 2000.)

2.36.090Severability.

If any provision of this Ordinance or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of this Ordinance or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected. (Ord. 240 § 1 (part), 2000.)