CHAPTER 150: PARK BOARD, PARKS AND RECREATION

ARTICLE I. PARK AND RECREATION BOARD

ARTICLE I

Park and Recreation Board

Section 150.010.  Creation of Board — Composition. [CC 1979 §26.040(1); Ord. No. 98 §26.040(1), 2-27-1989; Ord. No. 496 §§1 — 2, 5-23-2016]

Under authority of the State laws of Missouri, Sections 90.500 to 90.570, RSMo., there is hereby created a Park and Recreation Board in this City, the directors of which shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the consent of the Board of Aldermen, and shall consist of a minimum of three (3) members. No member of the municipal government shall be a member of said Board. 

Section 150.020.  Directors — Terms, Removal or Vacancy. [CC 1979 §26.040(2); Ord. No. 98 §26.040(2), 2-27-1989] 

A.     Such members shall hold their respective office from the first of the fiscal year following their appointment. They shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years, except that those appointed at the first (1st) meeting shall cast lots for their respective terms, two (2) directors to serve three (3) years, two (2) directors to serve two (2) years, and one (1) director to serve one (1) year. 

B.     The Mayor may, by and with the consent of the Board of Aldermen, remove any member of the Park and Recreation Board for misconduct or neglect of duty. 

C.     Vacancies occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise shall be reported to the Board of Aldermen and shall be filled in like manner as original appointments, except that the term of office is restricted to the unexpired term of office. No director of the Board shall receive compensation as such.   

Section 150.030.  Officers — Rules and Powers. [CC 1979 §26.040(3); Ord. No. 98 §26.040(3), 2-27-1989]

The Park and Recreation Board shall, immediately after the appointment of directors, meet and organize by the election of one (1) member as President, a Vice President and Secretary. The Board shall make and adopt such bylaws, rules and regulations for its own guidance and proceedings as may be expedient not inconsistent with this Article and with Sections 90.500 to 90.570 of the Missouri Revised Statutes. The Secretary shall record all actions and things done by the Board and file a copy of the same with the Clerk of the City of Stockton within ten (10) days of any meeting. 

Section 150.040.  Duties and Responsibilities. [CC 1979 §26.040(5); Ord. No. 98 §26.040(5), 2-27-1989; Ord. No. 190 §5B, 9-26-1994] 

A.     The Park and Recreation Board shall: 

1.      Survey and make plans for the development and maintenance of facilities and activities for an adequate municipal park system. 

2.      All Park Board employees shall work under direct supervision of the Supervisor of Streets. 

3.      By August fifteenth (15th) of each year, submit a proposed park and recreational budget for the coming year.     

Section 150.050.  Annual Reports. [CC 1979 §26.040(6); Ord. No. 98 §26.040(6), 2-27-1989] 

A.     The President of the Park and Recreational Board shall present to the Board of Aldermen an annual report. Such report shall be presented at the first (1st) meeting in September of each year and shall consist of: 

1.      The condition of their fund as of the first (1st) day of October of that year. 

2.      The various sums of money received from the Park and Recreational Fund and other sources. 

3.      The sums of money expended by the Board and for what purposes. 

4.      Such other statistics, information and suggestions as the Board may deem to be of general interest. 

5.      Make recommendations for improving the park and recreational program and facilities. 

6.      Submit an annual planned program for the use of the park and recreational facilities and areas. 

7.      All such portions of said report as related to the receipts and expenditures of money shall be verified by the Purchasing Agent.     

Section 150.060.  Meetings — Quorum. [CC 1979 §26.040(7); Ord. No. 98 §26.040(7), 2-27-1989]

The Stockton Park and Recreation Board shall meet after at least three (3) days' notice to all members. Regular meetings shall be held monthly from May through October of each year and at least three (3) times during the period of November through April. All meetings shall be held at the City Hall. Three (3) members shall constitute a quorum. 

Section 150.070.  Expenditure of Funds. [CC 1979 §26.040(9); Ord. No. 98 §26.040(9), 2-27-1989]

Said Board has no power to expend on behalf of said City from any funds of the City. 

Section 150.080.  Alternate Board Members. [Ord. No. 199 §26.042, 1-23-1995]

The Board of Aldermen of the City of Stockton from time to time as necessary appoint one (1) or more alternates to the Park Board for the purposes of allowing for a functional Board. Said appointed alternate Board members shall have full authority to act as any other Board member during the period of time of their appointment.

ARTICLE II. PARK REGULATIONS

ARTICLE II

Park Regulations

Section 150.090.  City Park Regulations. [CC 1979 §26.043; Ord. No. 14 §26.043, 6-22-1981] 

A.     Stockton Community Building. The following regulations shall apply to the Stockton Community Building: 

1.      No persons other than authorized employees or agents of the City of Stockton shall be on the premises, including the area outside of the building, after 12:00 Midnight local time until 8:00 A.M. the following morning. 

2.      No person shall consume or have in possession any alcoholic beverages or any controlled substance while on the premises nor shall any person be on the premises while under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance. 

3.      No person shall make or cause to be made any excessive noise on the premises and if excessive noise is made on the premises and the person or persons directly responsible for such excessive noise cannot be determined, any person or the agent of any group contracting for the use of the building shall be deemed personally responsible for such excessive noise as a part of the contract for the use of the building. 

4.      As a part of the contract for the use of the building, the party contracting with the City for such use shall be deemed to have agreed to be personally responsible for any damage to the premises which shall have resulted from such use, reasonable wear and tear excepted. 

5.      No person shall litter any part of the premises.    

B.     Park Property Within City Limits. The following regulations shall apply to all City Park property within the City limits: 

1.      No person shall operate any vehicle in any area other than those specifically provided for vehicular travel or parking without express consent from the Park Board or the Supervisor of Streets. 

2.      No person shall litter in any such park area. 

3.      No person shall damage any park equipment and if such equipment is damaged, the person or persons responsible shall be liable for the amount of such damages in addition to any fine or penalty provided for such offenses. 

4.      Camping in the area is prohibited, except as authorized by the Park Board.   

C.     Rules And Conditions Applicable To All Persons Using Areas. All persons using any of the areas or premises mentioned in this Section shall be deemed to have consented to abide by the rules and conditions set out herein as a condition of their use of said facility.   

Section 150.100.  Closing Hours. [Ord. No. 140 §26.044(1,4), 7-27-1992] 

A.     The City Park located in the City of Stockton, Missouri, shall be closed to the public from 10:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. except for such activities that are specifically authorized by the Park Board and at the tennis court and horseshoe pit. 

B.     Any person violating this Section is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to punishment as provided in Section 150.120 of this Article.   

Section 150.110.  Alcohol in City Park. [Ord. No. 127, 5-28-1991] 

A.     Intoxicating liquor and malt liquor as defined in Chapter 600 of this Code shall be prohibited in the Stockton City Park during the hours from 10:00 P.M. until 8:00 A.M. every day 

B.     No person shall possess intoxicating liquor or malt liquor within the boundaries of the City Park during these hours. 

C.     No person shall be in the park if in an intoxicated condition during these hours. 

D.     Violation of this Section may result in a penalty of a fine not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) and not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).   

Section 150.120.  Penalty for Violation. [CC 1979 §26.045; Ord. No. 14 §26.045, 6-22-1981]

A violation of any of the regulations or conditions set out in Section 150.090 is a misdemeanor and upon conviction of such violation the violator shall be punished by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars ($300.00) or confinement in Jail for not more than thirty (30) days, or both such fine and confinement.   

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