Article I Park Board — Park Department
[R.O. 2010 §115.010; CC 1975 §1111.03; 1st Ser. Ord. No. 144 §3, 7-2-1945]
There shall be and hereby is created a public Park Department of the City of Owensville, Missouri.
[R.O. 2010 §115.020; CC 1975 §1111.11; 1st Ser. Ord. No. 144 §4, 7-2-1945; Ord. No. 1221 § 1, 7-5-2016]
The Mayor of the City of Owensville shall, with the approval of the Board of Aldermen, appoint a Board of nine (9) Directors for the Public Park Department to be chosen from the citizens at large with reference to their fitness for such office. The Mayor also shall, with the approval of the Board of Aldermen, appoint from the then sitting Board of Aldermen a non-voting, 'ex officio' member who shall sit with the Park Board on all matters. The Alderman so selected shall serve for a term of two (2) years.
[R.O. 2010 §115.030; CC 1975 §1111.13; 1st Ser. Ord. No. 144 §5, 7-2-1945]
Said Directors shall hold office, one-third (1/3) for one year, one-third (1/3) for two (2) years and one-third (1/3) for three (3) years from the first (1st) of June following their appointment, and annually thereafter the Mayor shall, before the first (1st) of June of each year appoint, as before, three (3) Directors, who shall hold office for three (3) years and until their successors are appointed.
[R.O. 2010 §115.040; CC 1975 §1111.15; 1st Ser. Ord. No. 144 §7, 7-2-1945]
No Director shall receive compensation as such.
[R.O. 2010 §115.050; CC 1975 §1111.17; 1st Ser. Ord. No. 144 §7, 7-2-1945]
Vacancies in the Board of Directors, occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise, shall be reported to the Board of Aldermen and be filled in like manner as original appointments.
[R.O. 2010 §115.060; CC 1975 §1111.19; 1st Ser. Ord. No. 144 §6, 7-2-1945]
The Mayor may, by and with the consent of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Owensville, remove any Director for misconduct or neglect of duty.
[R.O. 2010 §115.070; CC 1975 §1111.31; 1st Ser. Ord. No. 144 §8, 7-2-1945]
Said Directors shall immediately after their appointment, meet and organize by the election of one (1) of their number President, and by the election of such other Officers as they may deem necessary. Such organization of said Board shall take place annually after the appointment of each group of new Directors.
[R.O. 2010 §115.080; CC 1975 §1111.33; 1st Ser. Ord. No. 144 §9, 7-2-1945]
Said Board shall make and adopt such bylaws, rules and regulations for their guidance and Government of the parks as may be expedient, not inconsistent with the laws of Missouri.
[R.O. 2010 §115.090; CC 1975 §1111.41; 1st Ser. Ord. No. 144 §10, 7-2-1945]
Said Board of Directors shall make, on or before the second (2nd) Monday of June an annual report to the Board of Aldermen stating the condition of their trust on the first (1st) day of May of that year, the various sums of money received from the Park Fund and other sources, and how much monies have been expended and for what purposes, with such other statistics, information and suggestions as they may deem of general interest. All such portions of said report as relate to the receipt and expenditure of money shall be verified by affidavit.
[R.O. 2010 §115.100; CC 1975 §1111.55; 1st Ser. Ord. No. 144 §9, 7-2-1945]
Said Board shall have the exclusive control of the expenditure of all money collected to the credit of the Park Fund, provided that all monies received for such parks shall be deposited in the Treasury of said City to the credit of the Park Fund and shall be kept separate and apart from the other monies of such City and drawn upon by the proper Officers of said City upon the properly authenticated vouchers of the Park Board; that said Board shall have the exclusive supervision, improvement, care and custody of said parks; shall have the power to purchase or otherwise secure ground to be used for such parks; shall have the power to appoint a suitable person to take care of said parks and necessary assistants for said person and fix their compensation, and shall have power to remove such appointees.
[R.O. 2010 §115.110; CC 1975 §1111.61; 1st Ser. Ord. No. 144 §1, 7-2-1945]
Any person desiring to make donations of money, personal property or real estate for the benefit of the parks of said City shall have the right to vest the title to the personal property or real estate so donated in the Board of Directors of said Park Department, the same to be held and controlled by such Board when accepted according to the terms of the deed, gift, devise or bequests of such property; and as to such property, the Board of Directors shall be held and considered to be the special trustees.