[HISTORY: Adopted by the Fiscal Court of Henderson County 10-16-2012, Secs. I and II. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Special events — See Ch. 210.
Article I General
Article II Park and Recreation Board
The police power of the County Sheriff and all other law enforcement agencies shall extend over any County park or County recreational property of every kind, as it is acquired. All violations of the park rules and regulations and all other offenses committed within any park property or precinct shall be punished as provided by law in cases of misdemeanors and violations of County ordinances.
No person shall possess or have on his person any alcoholic beverages in any recreational areas or parks owned or operated by Henderson County, Kentucky, unless attending an event that has been granted a permit for the sale of alcoholic beverages both by the County Alcoholic Beverage Administrator and the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
There is hereby created a Parks and Recreation Board (hereinafter the "Board") for the County, whose members shall be residents of Henderson County. The Board members shall be appointed by the County Judge/Executive with approval of the Fiscal Court.
There shall be two members of the Board appointed from each magisterial district and three at-large members.
The chief of the volunteer fire departments of Zion, Hebbardsville and Niagara, or their designees, shall serve as nonvoting ex officio members of the Board. Furthermore, as a recognition of their vision and dedication to the creation of the Sandy Lee Watkins Park, the County Judge/Executive may appoint a representative of the Joyce Priest Davis family and a representative of the Sandy Lee Watkins family to serve as nonvoting ex officio members who shall remain on the Board until such time as a replacement representative is appointed. Although a sitting magistrate may be appointed to the Board, in no event may more than two sitting magistrates serve on the Board at the same time.
Of the members first appointed to the Board, five members (one from each magisterial district) shall serve a four-year term, three members shall serve a three-year term, three members shall serve a two-year term, and two members shall serve a one-year term. Thereafter, all appointments to the Board shall be for terms of four years. If a successor has not been named at the expiration of a member's term, the member shall continue to serve until his successor is appointed. Whenever a vacancy occurs, an appointment shall be made for the remainder of the unexpired term.
The Board shall elect from its membership a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson. Such election shall occur at the first meeting of every odd-numbered year at the first scheduled meeting after July 1. For the first appointed Board, an election for the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson shall be held at the first meeting of the Board.
The members of the Board shall serve without compensation and shall not receive retirement, health insurance, or any other benefit.
The Board shall hold public meetings at such regular intervals as it may designate, but not less than once each quarter. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and all action shall require the concurring vote of a majority of the members present.
The function of the Board shall be to serve as an advisory body to the Fiscal Court. It shall be the responsibility of the Board to give advice and assistance on matters related to parks, recreation, and special events. When requested by the Fiscal Court or the County Judge/Executive, the Board shall consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend upon any special matter or question coming within the scope of its work. The Board shall monitor the development and implementation of a comprehensive recreation program; shall serve as a mechanism for public input regarding recreational programming, park rules, and park improvements; shall recommend the acceptance of any grant, gift, bequest or donation of any real property improvement for park/recreation purposes, and shall make recommendations to the County Judge/Executive on applications for special events permits, if requested.