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Article 8 - Department of Parks and Recreation - Charter


Section 801. Department of parks, recreation and forestry.
  802. Powers and duties.
  803. County parks and other recreation facilities.

Section 801. Department of parks, recreation and forestry. There shall be a department of parks, recreation and forestry headed by a commissioner, who shall be appointed by the county executive subject to confirmation by the county Legislature.

Section 802. Powers and duties. Except as otherwise provided in this charter, the commissioner shall have supervision and control over the design, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of all county owned and operated properties and facilities for the following purposes; parks and recreation facilities therein, beaches, forest lands and golf courses, together with buildings, structures, roads, parking areas, utilities, equipment and appurtenances. The commissioner shall perform such additional and related duties as the county executive may prescribe.

Section 803. County parks and other recreation facilities. The county legislature is hereby authorized on behalf of the county to accept by gift and to acquire by purchase, condemnation, lease or otherwise, real property for the purposes set forth in section seven hundred two hereof. The county legislature may abandon such purposes by local law and may dispose of such property.

Amended by Local Law No. 3-2006.
Article 8 was formerly numbered Article VII.