The Parks, Recreation, Golf, and Double Butte Cemetery Advisory Board advises the City Council and assists the City Manager and staff in the establishment of essential policies, rules, and regulations relating to the planning, acquisition, disposition, operation, use, care, and maintenance of areas and structures owned, leased, or otherwise acquired by the City for use as municipal golf courses or parks and preserves, as well as the planning, acquisition, disposition, operation, use, care, maintenance, design, and construction of cemetery facilities owned, leased, or otherwise acquired by the City. The Board also assists City staff and advises the City Council in establishing priorities at budget time for non-administrative functions relating to golf, park, preserve, recreation, and cemetery policies; developing a continuing plan for the City’s Park and Recreation Program; and receiving, accepting, and acquiring, subject to final action by the City Council, by gift, bequest, or devise real and personal property of every kind, nature, and description in the name of the City for park and preserve purposes, subject to the terms of the gift. In addition, the Parks, Recreation, Golf, and Double Butte Cemetery Advisory Board serves as the City Tree Board with the responsibility to study, develop, update annually, and administer a written plan for the care, planting, replanting, and removal or disposition of trees and shrubs within parks, preserves, street rights-of-way, and public places owned by the City to ensure that the City will continue to realize the benefits provided by an urban forest. Upon the City Council’s acceptance and approval, such plan shall constitute the official Tree Plan for the City.
The Parks, Recreation, Golf, and Double Butte Cemetery Advisory Board is composed of eleven (11) members with terms of three years. Members must be Tempe residents. (City Code, Chapter 2, Article V, Division 7)
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