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Parks Board
Board Members

Keith Smit (president), Bill McKee (vice president), Tom Hermann (member), Janine Short (member), Tony Dargatz (council representative).

The voluntary Board is involved with meeting the present and future parks and recreational needs and services of the community.  The Board is also involved with short and long-range planning of park and recreation areas, Bear Butte Cemetery and the Sturgis Forestry Program.

The date and time for meetings is determined by the Board.  The Board provides recommendations on various activities, issues, projects, requests and maintenance issues involving parks, recreation, Bear Butte Cemetery, and forestry in the City of Sturgis.



Parks Ordinance (partial)
14.02.01:  PARK BOARD ESTABLISHED
There is hereby created for the City, a Park Board consisting of five (5) members.  An additional liaison position shall be filled either the Mayor or a member of the City Council.

14.02.02:  MEMBERS, APPOINTMENT, COMPENSATION, BOND
All members of the Park Board shall be appointed by the City Manager and confirmed by the City Council.  The term of each of the appointed members shall be for three (3) years. Thereafter, appointment of each member shall be for terms of three (3) years so that there will be an overlapping of tenure.  The members of the Park Board are to serve without compensation.  Each member of the Board before entering upon his official duties shall take and file an oath in the Finance Office in the usual form required from such appointive officers of the City to uphold City ordinances and the laws of the state.  

14.02.03:  PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY
The Board shall elect from its number a President, Vice President, each of whom shall serve for a term of one (1) year or until a successor is elected and qualified, except and unless the said officer so elected is removed from the Park  Board before the end of his or her term.  The Board shall also designate a Secretary.  Said Secretary does not need to be a member of the Board.

14.02.04:  MEETINGS
The Vice President shall act in the absence or disability of the President.

In the event of death, retirement or removal of an officer from the Park Board, a successor shall be elected immediately.

The Secretary of the Board shall keep a record of its proceedings to be filed promptly after preparation with the City Finance Office made available upon request as required by City policy and state law.

The Park Board shall determine the time of its regular meetings and the number, and the board may hold as many special meetings as it deems proper.

Three (3) members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but an affirmative vote of at least three (3) members shall be necessary to authorize any action of the Board.  All officers of the Park Board shall vote on all matters along with other members of the Board.

14.02.05:  POWERS AND DUTIES
The Park Board shall have all the combined powers and duties that a Park Board would have as provided by Chapter 9-38 of the Statutes of the State of South Dakota, and acts amendatory thereto.

14.02.06:  UNDER AUTHORITY OF CITY MANAGER
The Park Board shall be under the control and supervision of the City Manager and any City funds to be expended for the management, supervision and improvement of the City parks areas shall be spent only upon following City purchasing policy and within the adopted Parks budget which shall be reviewed by the Park Board and approval by the City Council.  All vouchers submitted for expenditures for the management, supervision and improvement of the City parks areas shall be available for review by the Park Board at a regular or special meeting and submitted to the City Council for its approval or rejection.


Agendas
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Freedom Memorial
2016
January 14, 2016 Agenda
February 11, 2016 Agenda
March 17, 2016 Agenda-  postponed until April's meeting
April 14, 2016 Agenda
May 12, 2016 Agenda
June 16, 2016 Agenda
July 7, 2016 Agenda Meeting date changed due to schedule conflict
August- No Meeting
September 15, 2016 Agenda
October 13, 2016 Agenda
November 23, 2016 Agenda
December 28, 2016 Meeting cancelled due to no quorum
 
2017

January  31, 2017  Meeting cancelled due to no quorum
February 15, 2017 Agenda


Minutes
2016

January 14, 2016 Minutes
February 11, 2016 Minutes
March 17, 2016 Minutes- meeting postponed
April 14, 2016 Minutes
May 12, 2016 Minutes
June 16, 2016 Minutes
July 7,2016 Minutes- meeting date changed due to schedule conflict
August- No Meeting
September 15, 2016 Minutes
October 19, 2016 Minutes
November 23, 2016 Minutes
December 28, 2016 Minutes






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