§ 2-161. Created; appointment and terms of members; election of officers; adoption of bylaws.  

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  • There is hereby created a recreation commission for the City of Lake Wales which shall consist of members representing each of the community organizations providing a recreation program for the community and members representing the citizens at large.

    (a) Each community organization named in this paragraph shall be entitled to a seat on the recreation commission and shall appoint one (1) delegate who shall serve for a term of three (3) years.

    (1) Green and Gold Foundation.

    (2) Historic Lake Wales Society.

    (3) Lake Wales Boys and Girls Club.

    (4) Lake Wales Charter Schools.

    (5) Lake Wales Little League.

    (6) Lake Wales PAL.

    (7) Lake Wales Pram Fleet.

    (8) Lake Wales Public Library.

    (9) Lake Wales Soccer Club.

    (10) Lake Wales YMCA.

    (11) Polk County School Board.

    (12) Steelers Football and Cheerleading.

    (13) Webber International University.

    (b) Three (3) seats on the recreation commission shall be occupied by citizens who reside within the city limits. Citizen members shall be appointed by the city commission for a term of three (3) years except that initially one (1) of the citizens shall be appointed for a term of one (1) year, one (1) citizen shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years, and one (1) citizen shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years. A citizen member shall serve no more than three (3) consecutive terms.

    (c) A community organization that is formed for the purpose of providing a recreation program for the youth of the community shall be entitled to one (1) delegate on the recreation commission provided that a majority of the existing members vote to expand the commission to include a delegate from said organization.

    (d) The members shall select a chairperson from among their ranks and such other officers as may be necessary. The chairperson shall serve as the liaison between the recreation commission and city staff for purposes of carrying out the intent of this division.

    (e) The recreation commission shall have the power to adopt by-laws, set meeting times and dates, and decide other matters of procedure. A quorum shall consist of six (6) members.

(Code 1962, § 2-1; Ord. No. 69-10, § 1, 8-5-69; Ord. No. 79-5, § 1, 3-20-79; Ord. No. 80-1, § 1, 3-18-80; Ord. No. 84-3, § 1, 4-3-84; Ord. No. 2002-28, § 1, 10-15-02; Ord. No. 2002-33, § 1, 11-19-02; Ord. No. 2003-24, § 1, 9-3-03; Ord. No. 2011-10, § 1, 7-19-11)