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14-537. City parks commission; membership; increase in, when; powers and duties. Every city of the second class establishing city parks under the provisions of K.S.A. 12-1301 to 12-1306, inclusive, and acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto, is hereby authorized to perform all the duties and exercise all the powers therein granted and imposed through a city parks board, composed of five (5) members who shall serve without compensation, one of whom shall be the mayor or a councilman or a commissioner, appointed by the mayor and shall be ex officio chairman of such board; and the other members shall be resident taxpayers of the city: Provided, That the governing body of any city of the second class owning and maintaining a golf course may increase the membership of the city park board from five (5) to nine (9) members.

No member of said parks commission shall be related by blood or marriage to the mayor, to any city commissioner, to any member of the council, or to any officer of the city government. The first term of the members of the city parks commission first appointed shall expire at the expiration of the term of the mayor who appoints the commission, and the term of office thereafter shall be for two (2) years unless sooner removed by the mayor. The city parks commission shall make an annual report of all its proceedings and the condition of the parks of the city to the governing body in the month of January of each year.

History: L. 1921, ch. 133, § 1; R.S. 1923, § 14-537; L. 1959, ch. 106, § 1; June 30.

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