[Ord. No. 399 §1, 8-13-1986]
There shall be created hereunder a Department of Velda City known as "Department of Parks and Recreation". The Department of Parks and Recreation shall consist of one (1) member of the Board of Aldermen, who shall be the Commissioner of the Department, and four (4) residents of Velda City.
[Ord. No. 399 §2, 8-13-1986]
The Mayor, with the consent and approval of the majority of the members of the Board of Aldermen, shall appoint the members of the Department of Parks and Recreation, who shall serve a term of office commencing at the time of appointment and terminating at the end of the term of the office of the Mayor who has appointed said member. Any member of the Department of Parks and Recreation may be removed from office by vote of majority of the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 399 §3, 8-13-1986]
The Commissioner shall be in charge of the Department of Parks and Recreation and shall be responsible for the supervision and coordination of all meetings and activities of the Department of Parks and Recreation.
[Ord. No. 399 §4, 8-13-1986]
The Department of Parks and Recreation shall have authority to either grant or deny all permits to occupy the used portions of any park, park area, historic site, playground, swimming pools, garden or other area owned or used by the City for recreational purposes, and facilities in connection therewith, except highways, streets or park drives therein, which such occupancy or use is consistent with the public use thereof and is not inconsistent with any law or general ordinance. The Board of Aldermen may, at any time, revoke any permit granted hereunder.
[Ord. No. 399 §§5 — 6, 8-13-1986]
The Commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation is authorized, with the approval of the Board of Aldermen, to accept and take charge of, for and on behalf of the City, all donations made to the public parks, places or squares of the City by private individuals or societies. It is hereby made the Commissioner's duty to apply donations strictly to the purposes for which they were made. Said Commissioner shall have the authority to designate officially certain places in the public parks, places and squares which have been approved by the aforementioned private donations by the name of the donor and the Commissioner shall in all such cases file a copy of the articles or stipulations of donation with the Clerk of the City.
In the event any monument, statue or other work of art or utility erected from private donations in any public park, place or square shall hereafter cease to be the property of the City, the donor or the donor's legal representative shall have permission to remove the same from the premises with the consent of the Commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation.