[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Gardner 8-2-1965 by Ord. No. 325. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Municipal Golf Course Commission is hereby established.
The Municipal Golf Course Commission shall consist of five members, including a Chairperson and Secretary, legal voters of said City, who shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council, as follows: the Mayor shall immediately appoint one person until the expiration of one year, two to serve until the expiration of two years, and two to serve until the expiration of three years from the first day of May 1990 and thereafter annually shall appoint their successors for terms of three years each from the first day of May then next ensuing. A vacancy occurring may be filled at any time for the unexpired term by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council.
[Amended 3-19-1990 by Ord. No. 1038]
A Golf Commissioner shall receive a free family membership as defined in the family membership fee schedule of the Golf Course Commission each year while serving on the Commission. The free membership shall be subject to taxation pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code.
[Added 3-1-1976 by Ord. No. 609; amended 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563]
Before entering upon the discharge of their duties, the members shall be sworn to the faithful discharge thereof.
[Amended 11-4-1968 by Ord. No. 398]
The Commission shall meet annually in January of each year to organize and to elect a Chairperson and Secretary. The Commission shall hold bimonthly meetings each month during the course of each year, except that monthly meetings shall be held during the months of July and August.
[Amended 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563]
The Commission shall, subject to the regulations and orders of the Department of Public Works and Board of Health with reference to the management, improvement and control thereof for the purpose of preserving and protecting the water supply, have complete charge of the operation, improvement and maintenance of the Municipal Golf Course and all such other properties and activities as may hereafter be placed under its jurisdiction and control by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. The Golf Course Commissioners shall have the authority to annually institute a system of charges and fees for use of the Municipal Golf Course. The charges and fees so to be charged are to be published in the Gardner News, upon their being determined, prior to the date the same are to take effect.
The Commission shall, as soon as practicable after the qualification of its members, appoint such superintendent, officer or officers, agents and employees as it may deem necessary and shall have the power to remove said appointees for cause.
The appointees shall perform such duties as shall be required of them by said Commission.