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Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners


City Code 2-6-5: Powers and Duties

The board is empowered and directed:

(A) To secure the quiet and suitable use and enjoyment of all public parks, parkways, and buildings used for recreational activities by the people and to adopt rules and regulations to promote these purposes.

(B) To oversee parks and recreation programs and activities in the city.

(C) To promote recreational activities within the city as it may consider advisable and its budget may permit.

(D) To administer funds deposited in the city's municipal park fund originally created by special ordinance number 11 adopted on April 20, 1971 and the city's non-lapsing fund for park land development originally created by special ordinance number 90 adopted on March 6, 1990. Such funds shall be consolidated into a single fund to be known as the municipal park fund and administered as follows:

(1) Funds shall be used to encourage and assist with the purchase, acquisition, and development of personal property and land in the city for park and recreation purposes, including development of playgrounds.

(2) The board may accept and deposit in the municipal park fund gifts, devises and bequests to the city for the purposes set forth in subsection (1) of this paragraph. A gift, devise or bequest that is subject to any condition, limitation or restriction shall be accepted only if approved by the council. Subject to any condition, limitation or restriction accepted by the city, the board shall have full right, power and authority to invest and reinvest funds or property given, devised or bequeathed to the city for the purposes set forth in subsection (1) of this paragraph in securities or other forms of investment which may be lawful under the laws of Wisconsin.

(3) Funds may be disbursed from municipal park fund as follows:

A) Income may be disbursed upon approval of the board.

B) Principal may be disbursed upon approval by the council.

 
Members

  • Barb Gelbach
  • Barb Moser
  • Braden Rindy
  • Brian Saugstad, President 
  • Emily Bartels
  • Eric Losenegger
  • Jeff Newcomer
  • Kelli Brunton
  • Reid Stangel