Borough of Closter, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Closter 5-23-1979 by Ord. No. 1979:353 (Ch. 73A of the 1967 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 142.
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:12-1, there is hereby established a Board of Recreation Commissioners to consist of seven residents of the borough.
[Amended 10-11-2000 by Ord. No. 2000:836]
The Mayor shall nominate and, with the advice and consent of the Council, shall appoint all members and associate members of the Board of Recreation Commissioners in the manner provided by law for the appointment of Borough officers.
[Amended 10-11-2000 by Ord. No. 2000:836]
A. 
All members of the Board of Recreation Commissioners shall be appointed for a period of five years and until their successors are duly appointed and qualified; provided, however, that in the case of the initial appointment of members of the Board, the initial terms shall be for periods of one, two, three, four and five years, respectively, with two members having initial terms of one year and two members having initial terms of two years.
B. 
The associate members of the Board of Recreation Commissioners shall be appointed for a period of one year.
C. 
Vacancies occurring in the membership of the Board shall be filled by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council.
A. 
Subject to the general authority of the governing body, the Board of Recreation Commissioners shall have the following powers and duties:
(1) 
To supervise and regulate all playing fields, playgrounds and recreational areas belonging to the Borough. It shall be the Borough's responsibility to maintain said playing fields, playgrounds and active recreational facilities.
[Amended 10-12-2011 by Ord. No. 2011:1108]
(2) 
To establish, supervise and regulate the recreation program to meet the recreational needs of the residents of the Borough, including but not limited to the establishment and collection of fees not to exceed the limits set forth in Chapter A301, Fees and Deposits.
[Amended 8-25-1999 by Ord. No. 1999:805]
(3) 
To promulgate, adopt and approve such rules and regulations as the Board of Recreation Commissioners shall deem necessary to carry out its purposes and objects subject to the review and approval of the governing body.
(4) 
To appoint such personnel as may be required to carry out the responsibilities of the Board of Recreation Commissioners.
(5) 
To recommend to the governing body a budget for the operation of the Board of Recreation Commissioners for each calendar year.
B. 
The Board of Recreation Commissioners shall, in addition, have such powers and authority as are provided pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:12-1 through 40:12-15, inclusive, except that the Board of Recreation Commissioners shall not have the authority to acquire lands for public playgrounds and recreation places without the prior authorization of the governing body.
The Board of Recreation Commissioners shall have the power to appoint from among its members a Chairman, who shall be the presiding officer, and such additional officers as the Board may desire, whose terms shall expire on December 31 in the year of appointment or until their successors are elected and qualified.
In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction declares that the Board of Recreation Commissioners shall have the power to acquire lands for public playgrounds without the necessity of securing prior authorization therefor by the governing body, this chapter shall immediately and automatically be repealed, and the powers and duties of the Board of Recreation Commissioners shall be vested in the governing body.