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Chapter 24—Pool Board

24.01 Pool Board
24.02 Organization
24.03 Compensation
24.04 Nepotism Prohibited
24.05 Open Meetings Law
24.06 Budget Certified
24.07 Jurisdiction and Authority
24.08 Employees
24.09 Rules and Regulations
24.10 Penalties


There shall be a Pool Board for the City consisting of five (5) residents of legal age. The Board shall serve staggered three (3) year terms commencing on July 1 of each year. The Mayor shall appoint the Board members with the approval of the Council. Vacancies shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Council. A Board member may be removed for good cause following notice and hearing before the Council. The composition of the Board shall be age and gender balanced. The Board may submit recommendations for membership to the Mayor.


The Board shall annually elect a Chair, a Vice Chair, and a Secretary in July of each year. The Board shall meet at least once each and every month. The Board shall meet at least semiannually with the Park Board to develop joint activities and facilities.


There shall be no compensation attached to the office of Pool Board member and all services performed shall be rendered without compensation therefor.


The Pool Board shall not employ or permit to be employed by the Board any of the following members of a Board member’s family: spouse, child or stepchild or foster child, father, mother, grandparent, grandchild. Employment contracts entered into in violation of this section shall be null and void and of no effect.


The Board shall conduct its affairs in accordance with the Iowa Open Meetings Law, Chapter 21 of the Code of Iowa. The Secretary of the Board shall forward a copy of the minutes of the monthly Board meeting by the 30th day of the month of meeting for inclusion in the agenda packet for the City Council meeting of the next month. The Clerk shall assist the Secretary in complying with this requirement.


The Board shall, on or before January 15 of each year, submit to the Council each year a proposed budget and tax levy for general pool purposes for the ensuing fiscal year. The Council shall include such tax levy, or so much thereof as it may deem necessary, in the levy for the General Fund of the City as certified to the County Auditor.


The Board has control of the swimming pool and the recreation area surrounding it. This shall be known as the “Swimming Pool Recreational Area.” Subject to the approval of the Council, the Board may sell, lease, exchange, or acquire any real estate deemed by the Board to be beneficial to the City.


All employees of the Board shall be subject to all of the City’s employee policies, procedures, rules and regulations.


RULES AND REGULATIONS. The Board shall have the power to make rules and regulations for the use of the pool and the recreation area surrounding it; such rules shall be posted on the facility or otherwise publicized in a manner to provide adequate notice to the public.


Any person who violates a Board rule or regulation which has been approved by the Council and adopted by ordinance may be subjected to the penalties provided for in the ordinance adopting the rule or regulation.