City of Ironton, MO
Iron County
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Section 140.010 Park Department.

[R.O. 2008 §112.010; Ord. No. 497 §2, 12-13-1999]
There is hereby established a Park Department which shall serve as a department to the Board of Aldermen of the City of Ironton, Missouri, for the placement, construction, operation, maintenance and management of the City's parks and recreational facilities. Said Park Department shall be considered a separate and distinct department of the City of Ironton, Missouri.

Section 140.020 Disposition of Funds for Parks.

[R.O. 2008 §112.020; Ord. No. 497 §3, 12-13-1999]
All monies received for City parks from taxes, donations, pool admissions, concessions and other park- or pool-related income shall be deposited in the Treasury of the City to the credit of the Park Fund. With the consent of the Board of Aldermen, said funds may be paid by City officials upon properly authenticated vouchers of the City of Ironton, Missouri, and/or its Park Department; provided, however, that the City Clerk is specifically authorized to pay to the individual or individuals providing grass cutting and other lawn maintenance directly from the Park Fund account without prior approval from the Board of Aldermen. Further, the Board of Aldermen may by resolution authorize a petty cash fund to be utilized by the head of the Park Department or other authorized personnel within the Park Department or City without first obtaining approval from the Board of Aldermen. If said petty cash fund is established, then said employees or members of the Park Department shall not be authorized to expend more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) per month without first submitting a properly authenticated voucher to the Board of Aldermen.

Section 140.030 Director of Parks and Recreation.

[R.O. 2008 §112.030; Ord. No. 497 §4, 12-13-1999]
There is hereby created the office of Director of Parks and Recreation of the Park Department of the City of Ironton, Missouri. The Director of Parks and Recreation shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Aldermen. The Director of Parks and Recreation shall hold office at the will of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Section 140.040 Park Department — Composition.

[R.O. 2008 §112.050; Ord. No. 497 §6, 12-13-1999]
The Park Department shall consist of the Director of Parks and Recreation and such other employees or personnel as the Mayor and Board of Aldermen may from time to time determine to be necessary for the operation, maintenance and management of the City's parks and recreational facilities.

Section 140.050 Park Department — Powers and Duties.

[R.O. 2008 §112.060; Ord. No. 497 §7, 12-13-1999]
A. 
The Director of Parks and Recreation and the Park Department shall assist the Mayor and Board of Aldermen with the supervision, improvement, care, maintenance, operation and management of the City's parks and recreational facilities. The Board of Aldermen, or the Mayor, with the consent of the Board of Aldermen, may appoint all employees and determine their duties, functions and salaries. The Park Department shall be responsible for evaluating and explaining the recreation and park services of the department to the community and shall present the needs and desires of the community to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. With the approval of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, the Park Department may accept or reject, after due consideration, all private donations in any form in accordance with that which the Board of Aldermen believes is in the best interest of the citizens of the City of Ironton. The Park Department shall periodically evaluate:
1. 
The progress of acquisition and development programs;
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The effectiveness of recreational programs;
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The level of maintenance of park areas; and
4. 
The work of employees responsible to the City and Park Department.

Section 140.060 Financial Duties and Responsibilities.

[R.O. 2008 §112.070; Ord. No. 497 §8, 12-13-1999]
The Director of Parks and Recreation shall prepare and present to the Board of Aldermen an annual budget sufficient to finance the program of recreation and parks the Director feels is necessary for the residents of the City of Ironton, Missouri. A budget shall be submitted to the Board of Aldermen at the time designated by the Board of Aldermen to hear such requests. The Director shall annually recommend to the Board of Aldermen a budget for capital improvements (acquisition and development) in accordance with a master plan for parks and recreation for the City and may make requests for an allocation from the City's general fund sufficient to provide for those needs as planned.