Town of Kittery, ME
York County
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The Town Council may appoint a Parks Commission to provide ongoing citizen recommendations relating to the improvement or development of Town-owned property that is or is likely to be developed into Town parks to ensure the preservation, beauty and protection of these most valuable sites.
The Commission is to:
A. 
Recommend to the Town Council an overall park management plan for the identification, protection, development or use of park lands and facilities;
B. 
Meet with the Town Manager to review and advise, at least twice a year, on the status and progress of the park management plan and other pertinent issues;
C. 
Coordinate its activities with those of the park, recreation, school and conservation bodies organized for similar purposes;
D. 
Keep records of Commission activities, post agendas and minutes; and
[Amended 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 19-04]
E. 
Assure that any recommended changes affecting municipal park properties are made in conjunction with the Conservation Commission.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection F, which listed formulating a Commission budget as one of the duties of the Commission, and which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 19-04.
The Commission may:
A. 
Make recommendations for use of the parks and park facilities to the Town Manager;
[Amended 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 19-04]
B. 
Prepare and print books, maps and plans as it deems necessary;
C. 
With the approval of the majority of the Town Council, apply for grants or receive gifts in the municipality's name for any of the Commission's purposes and administer these grants or gifts for those stated purposes, as specified by the terms of the grant or gift consistent with all appropriate state statutes; and
D. 
Make recommendations to the Town Council for revisions to the park fee policy and rate schedules.
[Amended 12-14-2015 by Ord. No. 15-14; 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 19-04]
A. 
The Commission consists of seven members who have demonstrated an interest in the Town parks and facilities. Members are appointed for terms of three years each.
B. 
The Commission may recommend to the municipal officers that up to two associate members be appointed to assist the Commission, as the Commission requires. Associate members are nonvoting members except when a quorum is absent. Their terms of office are to be for one, two or three years.