City of Owensville, MO
Gasconade County
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[Ord. No. 1308, 10-21-2019]
There shall be a Parks Commission of the City of Owensville, Missouri.
[Ord. No. 1308, 10-21-2019]
A. 
The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen, shall appoint a Board of five (5) Commissioners for the Parks Commission chosen from the City's residents at large with reference to their fitness for such office. The Mayor also shall, with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen, appoint a then-sitting member of the Board of Aldermen a non-voting, "ex officio" member who shall sit with the Parks Commission on all matters. Said Alderman shall serve for a term of two (2) years. The Parks Commission shall appoint a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman and a Secretary to serve for one-year terms from amongst their members.
B. 
Vacancies in the Parks Commission, occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise, shall be reported to the Board of Aldermen and be filled in like manner as original appointments.
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The Commission members, excepting the Aldermanic member, shall hold office as follows: two (2) members shall serve one-year terms; two (2) members shall serve two-year terms; and one (1) member shall serve a three-year term. The terms shall commence on June 1st of the year of appointment, and the Mayor shall, with respect to any office expiring in a given year, reappoint existing members or appoint new members in accordance with the provisions of Section 115.020 prior to June 1st of each year.
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A. 
The Parks Commission serves as an advisory board to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen on issues concerning the parks system as it relates to the quality of life for residents and property values within the City. The parks system consists of designated areas of green space, recreation and trails to facilitate pedestrian and bicycle traffic to, from, between and within the park lands.
B. 
Responsibilities and duties of the Parks Commission shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. 
Recommend improvements for existing parks regarding maintenance, plantings, features and attractions.
2. 
Assess undeveloped and underdeveloped green spaces within the City that may be considered appropriate for park and open space preserves and make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen for acquisition of such.
3. 
Work closely with the City Government, staff and other commissions regarding the development, use and maintenance of or any changes to the parks system. Advise on aspects such as landscaping, planting, weed and erosion control, upkeep of trails, signage and any activities within the parks system.
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The Parks Commission shall hold a regular meeting once a month. Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the Commission deliberations. Notification of the meeting, and of any special meeting, will be posted in accordance with Chapter 610, RSMo., and the ordinances of the City of Owensville.
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The Commissioners shall serve without compensation.
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The Mayor may, with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen, remove any Commissioner for misconduct or neglect of duty.