Sec. 2-55. Parks and recreation commission.
(a) Created; members; terms; vacancies. There shall be a parks and recreation commission consisting of nine (9) members appointed by the mayor subject to approval by the common council. The mayor shall appoint three (3) of said members for a one-year term, three (3) of said members for a two-year term and three (3) of said members for a three-year term, and all subsequent appointments of all such members shall be for three-year terms and until their successors have been appointed and approved. One (1) member of the Danbury Parks and Recreation Commission so appointed shall be chosen from among the members of the Danbury Conservation Commission. All members of the parks and recreation commission shall be electors and residents of the City of Danbury and the athletic director of the Danbury Public Schools shall sit as an ex officio member thereof. Vacancies occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled by the mayor with the approval of the common council for the unexpired portion of the term.
(b) Meetings; responsibilities. Said commission shall hold regular meetings once a month with the director of the department of parks and recreation and shall act in an advisory capacity only. The parks and recreation commission is responsible for, but not limited to, recommending a recreational plan and amendments thereto to the planning commission for adoption, pursuant to the planning commission’s authority under Section 8-23 of the General Statutes.
(Ord. No. 272, 9-1-81; Ord. No. 355, 10-6-87)
Cross references: Department of parks and recreation,§ 13A-1 et seq.