[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Kinderhook 9-8-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980 (Ch. 17 of the 1978 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Park and recreation areas — See Ch. 172.
There shall be in the Town of Kinderhook a bureau known as the "Recreation Commission."
[Amended 3-10-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986; 8-11-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
The Recreation Commission shall be comprised of five members, three of whom shall be appointed by the Town Board and one of whom shall be a member of the Hamlet of Niverville. A fourth member shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Valatie, and a fifth member shall be appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Kinderhook. One member shall serve a one-year term, one member a two-year term, one member a three-year term, one member a four-year term and one member a five-year term. Determination of which member shall serve which term shall be by lot. Each succeeding term shall be for a period of five years.
The appointment of the Commissioners shall be evidenced by a certificate, in writing, signed by the Supervisor of the Town of Kinderhook and filed forthwith in the office of the Town Clerk.
The Town Board shall elect a member of the Recreation Commission to act as its Chairman and a member to act as its Secretary and other necessary officers to serve for one year. The Commission may adopt rules and regulations in respect to procedures before it and in respect to any subject matter of which it has jurisdiction under this chapter. The Town Board is hereby authorized and empowered to make such appropriation as it may see fit for expenses for the operation of such Recreation Commission.
The members of the Commission shall serve without compensation for their services as such Commissioners.
The Town Board may, at any time, request the Commission to report at a given time, but no action of the Town Board shall deprive the Commission of its rights or relieve it of its duty to report at such time as it deems proper upon any matter at any time referred to it.
[Amended 8-11-1997 by L.L. No. 8-1997]
The purpose of the Recreation Commission is to plan and develop the recreation programs for the Town of Kinderhook. Programs should provide a diversity of activities that would appeal to all age groups. The Commission shall work closely with the Recreation Coordinator in planning such programs and recommending changes and new programs.
The Recreation Commission is hereby invested with all the powers and duties now or hereafter to be prescribed and set forth in Article 13 of the General Municipal Law and the general statutes of the State of New York relating to recreation commissions and assistance so far as the same are applicable and not inconsistent with this chapter. It shall have the power to coordinate and plan the activities of public and private agencies devoted in whole or in part to the furtherance of the equipment, operation and maintenance of playgrounds and neighborhood recreation centers in the Town of Kinderhook and to undertake and promote activities and establish, maintain and operate projects devoted in whole or in part to providing leisure-time activities for persons in the Town of Kinderhook. The Commission shall not have the power to expend moneys, but such expenditures shall be made by the Town Board.