[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Aldermen (now City Council) of the City of Chicopee as Ch. 39 of the 1976 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be a Commission of Parks and Recreation appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the City Council, consisting of five members who shall hold office for terms of one, two, three, four and five years respectively, from the first Monday in May next following such appointment or until their successors are qualified and thereafter the Mayor shall annually, before the first Monday in May, with like approval, appoint one such Commissioner for a term of five years from said first Monday in May.
No member of the City Council, Clerk or Treasurer of such City shall be a Commissioner.
Vacancies in such board shall be filled in a like manner for the remainder of the unexpired term.
A Commissioner may be removed by a vote of 2/3 of all the members of the City Council.
Such Commissioners shall serve without compensation.
The Commission shall have the exclusive management and control of any land and building which the City may provide for a public park, playground or recreational purpose. It may prepare and equip the same in a manner suitable for a park, playground or recreational activities and employ a Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, an Assistant Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, supervisors, instructors, caretakers, laborers and such other persons and officials as may be necessary. The Assistant Superintendent of Parks and Recreation shall be in charge of, coordinate and direct all recreational activities for the Parks and Recreation Department under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation. They may make rules and regulations in regard to use of the grounds and apparatus thereon and the hours, time and by whom said grounds and apparatus may be used. Said Commission shall also have and may exercise all the powers which are conferred on such Commission by law. See MGL c. 45.
The persons presently holding the position of Parks and Recreation Commissioners shall continue to hold the position of Parks and Recreation Commissioners until the terms for which they were appointed have expired.
[Amended 2-15-2005 by Ord. No. 05-119]
The dumping of rubbish or trash in City parks is forbidden. Violators will be liable to a penalty of $100 for each offense. (See Chapter 169.)
[Added 11-7-1985; amended 2-15-2000 by Ord. No. 00-24]
Playing golf in parks is prohibited. The penalty for a first offense is $100.
[Added 7-7-1992 by Ord. No. 92-44B; amended 4-20-1993 by Ord. No. 93-9]
MGL c. 44, § 53E 1/2, entitled "Revolving funds," shall be and hereby is accepted for the purpose of establishing a Recreation Department Summer Day Camp Program. Said authorization shall be for the 1994 fiscal year, in accordance with the provisions of said enactment.
The programs, purpose and funding are identified as follows:
Program: summer day camp.
Purpose: to provide children with a recreational and learning experience, including sports, creative arts and crafts, music and drama, nature activities, swim lessons and other related events.
Departmental receipts. Fees sufficient to operate the program shall be charged in accordance with a schedule provided by the Parks/Recreation Department and shall be credited to the Chicopee Parks Summer Day Camp Revolving Fund.
Expenditures. The Superintendent of Parks and Recreation or the Assistant Superintendent shall be authorized to expend directly from the revolving fund.
Limit on expenditure. All funds received may be expended for the program during the year of operation.
Editor's Note: This section was deleted and reauthorized 6-19-2018 by Ord. No. 18-21.