[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh 9-28-1994 by L.L. No. 6-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 600.
This chapter has been adopted to foster the orderly operation and to clarify the duties and responsibilities of the Department of Community Resources, to promote the use of the Town's community resource facilities and to ensure the delivery of services to persons in need.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER
- The physical plant and surrounding grounds (commonly known as the "Fairview-Greenburgh Community Center") located at 32 Manhattan Avenue, including related services and programs.
- All playgrounds, athletic fields, courts and other recreational facilities, including roads and entrances, parking areas and approaches to Yosemite Park.
There is hereby created a Department of Community Resources which shall administer the programs and services conducted at the Community Resource Center (commonly known as the "Fairview-Greenburgh Community Center") and Yosemite Park. The Department shall provide social, health and recreational services and programs to Town residents. The Department shall give priority to programs and activities designed to alleviate the effects of poverty and cultural deprivation and services that promote individual improvement and self-sufficiency.
The principal executive officer and administrative head of the Department shall be the Commissioner, who shall be appointed by the Town Board pursuant to and in accordance with Town Law § 53-c. The Commissioner shall be appointed on the basis of his or her administrative experience and qualifications and such additional standards as may be required by the Town Board. The Commissioner shall have the power and authority to appoint and remove employees under his/her jurisdiction in accordance with the civil service laws and such other powers as shall be necessary for the proper administration of the Department.
The Commissioner may appoint one or more Deputy Commissioners, who shall have such powers and duties as are prescribed and delegated by the Commissioner. A Deputy Commissioner may act generally for and on behalf of the Commissioner.
The Department shall be divided into the following divisions under the control and direction of the Commissioner:
The Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, which shall develop and administer Town-wide programs serving the recreational and cultural needs of Town residents.
The Division of Social Services, which shall affirmatively address the social and educational needs of Town residents by providing, directly or through agreement with the county or New York State, counseling, tutorial programs and whatever other related services the Commissioner deems necessary and appropriate to alleviate the effects of poverty and cultural deprivation and to promote individual improvement and self-sufficiency.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to delegate or transfer any power of the Town Supervisor contained in §§ 29, 52 and 125 of the Town Law or any other powers which may be lawfully exercised by the Supervisor.
The Commissioner is hereby authorized to promulgate and enforce rules and regulations regarding the use of any or all departmental facilities, including but not limited to the Community Resource Center (commonly known as the "Fairview-Greenburgh Community Center") and Yosemite Park, as may be deemed necessary and proper, subject to the approval of the Town Board.
Users of community resource facilities shall abide by the provisions of this chapter and all rules and regulations promulgated by the Commissioner and shall, moreover, obey all orders and directions of officials in charge.
Any violation of the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $250 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
A second and subsequent violation of the same offense shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $500 and/or imprisonment not to exceed three months. Each day a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.