[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glassboro 2-9-1971 by Ord. No. 3-71 as Ch. 19 of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases, unless otherwise indicated, shall be deemed to have the following meanings:
- The Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners hereby created.
- The Borough of Glassboro.
- An area of land, with or without water, developed and used for public recreational purposes, including landscaped tracts; picnic l:rounds; playgrounds; athletic fields; recreation centers; camps; foot, bicycle and bridle paths; motor vehicle drives; wildlife sanctuaries; museums; zoological and botanical gardens; and facilities for bathing, boating, hunting and fishing, as well as other recreational facilities for the use and benefit of the public.
Word usage. "May" shall be construed to be permissive; "shall" shall be construed to be mandatory.
[Amended 4-25-1972 by Ord. No. 672; 6-23-1992 by Ord. No. 92-14; 2-24-2015 by Ord. No. 15-07]
There is hereby created a Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners consisting of seven members and one alternate member, who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Borough Council. Members of said Board shall be residents of the Borough of Glassboro of recognized fitness for such position. No Commissioner shall receive any compensation for his services.
[Amended 4-25-1972 by Ord. No. 6-72; 6-23-1992 by Ord. No. 92-14; 2-24-2015 by Ord. No. 15-07]
Upon the adoption of this chapter, there shall be appointed three members for a term of one year, two members for a term of two years and two members for a term of three years. The term of the alternate member, upon appointment, shall be for five years. Thereafter, all appointments shall be for a term of five years. Members of the Board may be removed at any time, for sufficient cause, by the Mayor with the consent of the majority of the members of the Borough Council. In the event of a vacancy caused by the death, inability, resignation or removal of any member, the Mayor, with the approval of the Borough Council, shall appoint another person to fill the unexpired term of such vacancy.
Immediately following their appointment, an organizational meeting shall be held by the members of the Board, at which time there shall be elected a Chairman.
The powers and duties of such Chairman shall be as follows:
To preside over all meetings of the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners.
To appoint a Vice Chairman and Recording Secretary and an Acting Chairman in the event of the nonavailability of the Chairman or Vice Chairman.
To appoint such committees as may be authorized by the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners to carry out the objects and purposes of the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners.
To certify to the Borough Treasurer all expenditures of the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners.
[Amended 12-13-1994 by Ord. No. 94-23]
The Mayor, with the consent of the Borough Council, shall appoint an Executive Director, Secretary and such other personnel as may from time to time be deemed proper and necessary by the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners for the furtherance of its objectives and purposes.
The Executive Director shall have the following powers, authority and duties. He shall:
Plan, organize, direct and evaluate the program of activities authorized and directed by the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners.
Supervise the maintenance and use of the recreational facilities operating under the control of the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners.
Employ, with the approval of the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners, organize, train and supervise, all department personnel and assign their respective duties to them.
Keep careful and complete records of department activities and services and of the personnel of the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners, and a complete inventory and record of all property of the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners.
Attend all meetings of the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioner, excepting in those cases where the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners holds a closed session and advises the Executive Director not to be present.
Prepare and present an annual report to the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners at the close of each year.
Certify, together with the Chairman of the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners, to the Borough Treasurer all expenditures of the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners.
[Amended 11-9-1971 by Ord. No. 15-71]
The Board thus constituted shall have all the powers and duties provided by the laws of the State of New Jersey relating to boards of park and recreation commissioners of municipalities. The Board shall have the power to conduct any form of recreation or cultural activity that will benefit the health, education and general welfare of the residents of this Borough, and shall have control and supervision of all parks within the jurisdiction of said Borough, and may plan, promote, manage and acquire, construct, develop, maintain and operate, within the Borough limits, parks, squares, parkways, play and recreation facilities, and improve the same; enter into any contract in writing, act independently of or in conjunction with the governments of the United States, the State of New Jersey, any county, city or borough, park district, school district or any other public organization, for the purpose of conducting a recreation program or exercising any other power granted by this chapter; exercise censorship over any statuary, monuments or works of art presented to the Borough. The Board may also solicit or receive any gifts, bequests of money or other real or personal property, to be applied for either temporary or permanent operation and maintenance of playgrounds, parks or other recreational purposes. Powers of said Board include the authority to grant concessions and privileges upon such conditions and for such compensation as it shall prescribe. Any revenue received shall be used for park purposes. Provided that no concession or privilege shall ever be granted for the sale of any intoxicating liquors, beer and/or wine in any public park, and that no concession or privilege shall be granted for a period of more than three years unless approved by ordinance. The Board shall have no power to acquire land or property, whether real, personal or mixed, or to accept gifts of real, personal or mixed property, without the approval of the Borough Council, and any property held hereunder shall be in the name of the Borough of Glassboro.
The Board shall have power to make rules and regulations for the government and management thereof, including the power to fix charges for the use of any municipally owned or controlled park or recreation facility. All rules, regulations, charges and amendments thereto adopted by the Board shall be promulgated by one publication in a newspaper published or circulated in the Borough, and a notice shall be posted in at least three public places in said Borough. These rules and regulations shall become effective 10 days from and after the date of said publication. This chapter and rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Glassboro. A violation of the rules and regulations so adopted shall be deemed a violation of this chapter.
Annually, the Board shall submit a budget to the Borough Council on or before the second Monday in December for its approval.
The violation of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not less than $5 and not to exceed $100 for each offense.
[Amended 6-23-1992 by Ord. No. 92-14; 2-24-2015 by Ord. No. 15-07]
Regular meetings of the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners shall be held at the call of the Chairman or, in his absence or disability, at the call of the Vice Chairman; provided, however, that a meeting shall be called upon the written request of three members of the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners. At least two days' notice is waived in writing. At all meetings a quorum shall consist of a majority of the members of the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners. The one alternate member shall attend all meetings of the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners. The alternate member shall participate in all discussions and activities but shall have no right to vote on any issue unless there are fewer than seven members present at any such meetings. In the event that there are fewer than seven members present, then the alternate member shall have the right to vote on any such matter.