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A. Creation. There is created a parks and recreation board, consisting of nine members – seven general members and two youth members – appointed by the city council, from persons of recognized fitness for such positions. No member shall receive any compensation. Members shall be residents of the city or the city’s urban growth area.

B. Members.

1. General Membership. The parks and recreation board shall consist of seven general members whose term of office shall be three years, not more than three of which terms shall expire each year. All terms shall expire March 31st of the year of expiration for the individual term. Such parks and recreation board shall have only advisory powers and authority with respect to the management and supervision of the parks and recreational facilities and programs as are granted by this chapter and subsequent ordinances. General members shall be at least 18 years of age at the time of application. Members of the board shall serve at the pleasure of the city council and may be removed at any time by a majority of the council. Vacancies for the remainder of unexpired terms shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointments are made.

2. Youth Membership. The parks and recreation board shall contain two youth members whose term of office shall be three years. The youth members shall be 14, 15, 16, or 17 years of age at the time of application. The youth members shall have the same rights and responsibilities as the general members. (Ord. 2307 § 1, 2020; Ord. 1834 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1787 § 3, 1999; Ord. 1677 § 2, 1997; Ord. 1510 § 2, 1993; Ord. 1464 § 2, 1992; Ord. 1428 § 2, 1991; Ord. 1214 § 4, 1986; Ord. 764 § 1, 1975; Ord. 308 § 2, 1960).