Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of subsection (a) of section 5-3 of article 5 of chapter 189 of the acts of 2005 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 9 and 10, the words “, park department and commissioners of parks and playgrounds”.
SECTION 2. Section 5-8 of said article 5 of said chapter 189 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “department”, in line 2, the following words:- , park department.
SECTION 3. Said section 5-8 of said article 5 of said chapter 189 is hereby further amended by adding the following 2 sentences:- There shall be a parks and recreation commission consisting of 7 residents appointed by the mayor. Said commission shall advise the mayor on the operation and maintenance of and policies pertaining to parks, playgrounds, school athletic facilities, the golf course and recreational programs.
Approved January 10, 2009