Bi-laws and Members

SECTION 1: PARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE
There is hereby created and established a committee to be entitled and designated as the Brandon Park Advisory Committee.

SECTION 2: FUNDING
Funding, if deemed necessary, for the committee shall be budgeted by the City Council.

SECTION 3: DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND AUTHORITY OF THE COMMITTEE
The committee shall be specifically responsible but not limited to the following:  "The Park Advisory Committee is established for the purposes of investigation and providing recommendations to the Brandon City Council as to matters pertaining to the care, regulation, and management of the City’s public parks and operating a system of public recreation."

SECTION 4: COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS AND FUNDING
A.  All members of the Park Advisory Committee may be paid as determined by resolution of the Brandon City Council.

B.   Funding for expenditures shall be determined by the Brandon City Council.

SECTION 5: ORGANIZATION OF THE COMMITTEE
A.  Membership: The committee shall consist of five (5) voting members: one (1) shall be a Council member, (Park and Recreation Committee representative), and five (5) shall be from the public. The Committee will also contain a maximum of two (2) non voting advisory members from the city staff.

The voting and non voting members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Mayor and shall be confirmed by the City Council. Consideration should be given to mirror the membership to the community at large.

B. Terms: Terms of the Public members: The first year committee will determine one, two, three and four year terms to make one position expire each year. Two committee members from the public will have three year terms. Successive terms shall be for a period of four (4) years.

Term of the Council member: The Council member shall be appointed by the Mayor and serve on an annual basis.

C. Elected Officers: The Park Advisory Committee shall, each May in odd numbered years, elect from its members a chairperson and vice-chairperson. The term of office shall be two (2) years.

D. Secretary: The chairperson of the committee shall appoint the secretary of said committee. It shall be the duty of the secretary to send all notices for the meetings of said committee; keep and preserve the minutes; have custody and keep all documents and papers filed with said committee; and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by said committee, with approval of the City Council. This person may or may not be a member of the Committee.

E. Reporting to the City Council: The Council member serving on the Committee will advise and consult with the City Council and city officials as to the work and recommendations of said committee.

F. Meetings: The committee shall meet once each month, (if there is business to conduct), and may also meet on the call of the chairperson or Mayor. Notice of all meetings shall be placed on the City’s website at least 3 business days prior to the meeting. 

G. Quorum: Three (3) voting members will constitute a quorum.

 

PARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Jon Jacobson (Chairman)             582-2252          
505 N. Pasque Flower Trail        
Brandon, SD  5705                       Term ends April 30, 2021

Al Kirkeby (Vice Chairman)           582-2080         
1317 S. Parkview Place              
Brandon, SD  57005                     Term ends April 30, 2018

Mindy Hansen                               582-7848          
317 Switch Grass Trail
Brandon, SD  57005                     Term ends April 30, 2019

Adam Rothenberger                      582-7347          
805 N. Snowberry Circle             
Brandon, SD  57005                      Term ends April 30, 2020

Leigh Zirbel                                   582-5629         
105 S. Country Club Avenue        
Brandon, SD  57005                     Term ends April 30, 2020

City Council Rep. Barb Fish           582-2037

Dept. Head -Devin Coughlin        254–8948

 

 

Park Advisory Committee meets on the 4TH Wednesday of month @ 5:00 p.m.

Formed 12-05-11 - The first meeting was held on January 11, 2012.