City of Knob Noster, MO
Johnson County
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[Ord. No. 840, 8-20-2019]
There is hereby created a Park Board consisting of seven (7) members. Four (4) members of the Park Board shall constitute a quorum.
[Ord. No. 840, 8-20-2019]
A. 
Each of the three (3) wards of the City shall be represented by at least one (1) appointee, if possible.
B. 
The Mayor shall appoint, with the consent of the Board of Aldermen, to the Park Board: one (1) member from each of the three (3) wards of the City; three (3) members from the residents at large; and one (1) Alderman from any ward. The Alderman shall serve as a liaison between the Park Board and the Board of Aldermen and shall have voting rights.
C. 
All appointees must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age at the time of their appointment.
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A. 
Each regularly-appointed member of the Park Board, except for the Alderman appointee, shall hold office for a term of three (3) years. The Alderman appointee shall hold office for a term of one (1) year.
B. 
Vacancies on the Park Board, occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise, shall be reported to the Mayor and shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term.
C. 
The Director of Parks and Recreation shall be responsible for tracking vacancies and terms for the Park Board.
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No member shall receive compensation for services on the Park Board.
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During the first Park Board meeting after September 1 of each calendar year, the members of the Park Board shall elect one (1) member as the Chairperson. The members may also elect other officers as they may deem necessary.
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A. 
The Park Board serves as an advisory board to the Board of Aldermen in matters involving the recreational programming and budget planning of the City's parks for the welfare of Knob Noster citizens.
B. 
The Park Board shall have the power to recommend to the Board of Aldermen and/or the City Administrator.
C. 
The Park Board shall make recommendations to the Board of Aldermen relative to the annual budget of the Park Fund; and regarding the care of the City's parks and trail system. These recommendations, may include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following matters:
1. 
All matters relating to policy formation, programming, legislation and use of park and recreation facilities and areas;
2. 
Changes, additions or uses that will improve the effectiveness of the parks and recreation programs or facilities, including budgetary recommendations;
3. 
Rules and regulations to govern the City's parks, recreation areas, and facilities as may be expedient and not inconsistent with this Chapter or directives of the Board of Aldermen;
4. 
Recreational programming for citizens of Knob Noster;
5. 
The trail system; and
6. 
Any other duties as may be assigned by the Mayor or the Board of Aldermen.
D. 
The Park Board shall make and adopt bylaws, rules, and regulations for their own guidance. These bylaws, rules, and regulations shall be subject to Board of Aldermen approval.
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A. 
All funds of the Park Board shall be kept in a separate account designated Park Fund. All funds allocated from the general funds of the City, together with all funds raised by special taxes, shall be deposited in such account.
B. 
All monies disbursed from the Park Fund shall be remitted in accordance, and as limited by, the powers and duties set forth in this Chapter.
C. 
The Director of Parks and Recreation shall monitor all expenditures of the Park Fund in accordance with the Park Fund annual budget and the City's purchasing policies.
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The Park Board, in conjunction with City staff and the Board of Aldermen, shall prepare a budget showing proposed expenditures of money (and the purpose for such expenditures) for the upcoming fiscal year. Said budget shall be presented to the Board of Aldermen for their general approval or disapproval.
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The City Administrator may, if the City Administrator feels that it is warranted, appoint an employee to serve as the Director of Parks and Recreation. The Director of Parks and Recreation shall have the duties assigned in this Section, as well as any other duties assigned by the City Administrator. In the event that the City Administrator has not appointed a Director of Parks and Recreation, then all references to such position in this Chapter shall be deemed to refer to the City Administrator.