City of Schenectady, NY
Schenectady County
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[Adopted 2-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-09]
There is hereby established a Police Athletic League (PAL) Committee to assist the youth program of the Schenectady Police Department to provide athletic activities for youth, raise funds for the enrichment of the athletic program and increase community participation in support of PAL.
A. 
The Police Athletic League Committee shall consist of 15 members appointed by the Mayor with consent of the Council, and three ex officio members consisting of the Mayor, Council President and Police Chief. It shall be a goal that the appointees should represent the diverse communities of the City.
[Amended 3-23-1998 by Ord. No. 98-11]
B. 
The Committee may sponsor and establish such other and subsidiary memberships as it may find desirable and necessary, on such terms as it may decide, for general, associate or youth membership in the league. All such other memberships shall be non-voting.
A. 
Each member appointed by the Mayor shall serve a term of two years to begin and end at the same time.
B. 
Members of the League shall serve without compensation for such service unless the City Council shall provide otherwise.
C. 
Members of the board may be removed by the Mayor for missing without justification or excuse communicated to the Chairperson, three consecutive meetings of the Committee.
A. 
The Mayor shall appoint the initial Chairperson. The Committee shall designate the remaining officers.
B. 
The Committee shall have the authority to promulgate its own rules and regulations where the same are not inconsistent with this chapter.
A. 
A quorum for the conduct of the lawful business of the Committee shall be a majority of the current appointed members of the Committee.
B. 
All actions and decisions of the Committee may be by a simple majority vote of those members, both appointed and ex-officio, at a lawful meeting of the Committee.
C. 
Three consecutive absences by an appointed member of the Committee shall constitute good cause for removal, which removal shall be by majority vote of the remaining members.
A. 
In December of each year, the Committee shall advise the City Council of the funds it expects to make available for the support of the Schenectady PAL program. Such amounts may be allocated to specific activities, including but not limited to supplies for students, conferences for PAL officers and programs for youth.
B. 
The expenses of the Committee shall be provided from the following sources: sums provided by the City through trust and agency accounts; sums provided by donations; and sums raised by fundraising activities sponsored by the Police Athletic League. All money received by the Committee or the League from any source shall be used solely for the purposes set out in this chapter. Any money donated to the Committee or the League earmarked for a particular purpose shall be used only for that purpose.
C. 
The Chairman of the Committee or his or her duly appointed designee must sign all City vouchers approving of an expenditure when such amounts are funded by a trust and agency account.
The Committee shall have the following powers:
A. 
The Committee is authorized to undertake fundraising activities for the purposes of raising revenue to promote the purpose of this chapter.
B. 
The Committee may form a not-for-profit corporation under the authority of the New York State Not-For-Profit Corporation Law.
C. 
The Committee may use the services of Schenectady police officers with the prior approval of the Chief of Police.
The provisions of this chapter are severable and the invalidity of any part of this chapter shall not affect the validity of the rest of the chapter.