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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 22.12 Division of Recreation

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Chapter 22.12
Division of Recreation

Sections:

22.12.010 Commissioner of recreation--Appointment--Responsibilities.
22.12.020 Employees.
22.12.030 Rules and regulations.
22.12.040 Permits and schedules for facilities.
22.12.050 Tennis court permits.
22.12.060 Mark C. Steinberg Memorial Skating Rink schedules and charges.
22.12.070 Sales tax.

22.12.010 Commissioner of recreation--Appointment--Responsibilities.

The division of recreation shall be in charge of the Commissioner of Recreation appointed by the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry. The Commissioner shall be responsible for the development and administration of the City's public recreational program and for the general supervision and control over all other recreational activities in the City Parks and Recreational Areas.
(Ord. 49771 1 (17), 1960: 1960 C. 222.010.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8629, 8891, 9307

22.12.020 Employees.

The Commissioner of Recreation is authorized to appoint and control the number of assistants and subordinate employees as may be necessary to perform the duties of the division of recreation prescribed by the Charter and ordinances of the City.
(Ord. 49771 1 (18), 1960: 1960 C. 222.020.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8629, 8891, 9307

22.12.030 Rules and regulations.

The Commissioner of Recreation shall have the power, with the approval of the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, to make all rules and regulations governing the conduct and use of all public recreation facilities.
(Ord. 49771 1 (27), 1960: 1960 C. 222.030.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8629, 8891, 9307

22.12.040 Permits and schedules for facilities.

The Commissioner of Recreation, with the approval of the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, may issue permits for and establish schedules regulating the use of swimming pools, athletic fields, golf courses, skating rinks and other recreational facilities owned and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry. The Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry shall deposit with the City Treasurer weekly all sums collected pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. The Treasurer shall issue a receipt therefor, a copy of which shall be filed with the Comptroller.
(Ord. 56918 1, 1975: prior: Ord. 56733 1 (part), 1974: Ord. 49771 1 (26), 1960: Ord. 49509 1, 1959: 1960 C. 222.040.)

City Counselor Ops.: 8629, 8891, 9307

22.12.050 Tennis court permits.

A. A tennis court permit and fee therefor, separate and apart from any other permit or fee, shall be required for the use of all City tennis courts. No person shall use any of the above facilities owned or operated by the City unless the person possesses a current tennis court permit.

B. There shall be different classifications of tennis court permits, as follows:

1. Resident or taxpayer adult tennis court permit, to be issued only to applicants who reside in the City or who pay earnings tax or merchants and manufacturers tax to the City, and who are eighteen years of age or older. This permit is good for play at all City tennis court facilities including the Dwight Davis Tennis Center.

2. Resident or taxpayer minor's tennis court permit, to be issued only to applicants who reside in the City or who pay earnings tax or merchants and manufacturers tax to the City, and who are twelve years of age or older and who are not eighteen years of age or older. This permit is good for play at all City tennis court facilities including the Dwight Davis Tennis Center.

3. Resident child's tennis court permit, to be issued only to applicants who reside in the City and who are twelve years of age or younger. This permit is good for play at all City tennis court facilities including the Dwight Davis Tennis Center.

4. Nonresident Dwight Davis Tennis Court permit, to be issued to applicants who are nonresidents of the City and who are of any age classification and the permit is only good at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center.

C. An annual fee for a recreational permit shall be charged as follows:

1. Resident or taxpayer adult, ten dollars.

2. Resident or taxpayer minor, three dollars.

3. Resident child, no charge.

D. All of the aforesaid recreational permits shall be issued from the office of the Director of Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry at places as designated by the Department. A person's residence shall be proven by:

1. Voter registration;

2. Real property tax receipt;

3. Personal property tax receipt;

4. Income tax W-2 Form;

5. Driver's license.

Any of the above evidence of residence shall be accompanied by appropriate identification of the applicant. Any person not possessing any of the aforementioned evidence of residence proof, may prove evidence as to the residence of his or her parent or guardian or of the head of his or her household, as such term is defined for federal income tax purposes. A nonresident taxpayer shall prove his payment of the earning's tax or the merchants and manufacturers tax by producing a receipt for payment of either tax for the year preceding the year for which the permit is sought or by producing a tax return for the year.

While the resident child's tennis court permit is issued for no charge no resident child will be allowed on a City tennis court unless he or she possesses a resident child's tennis court permit.

The Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry shall promulgate and enforce schedules and rules regulating the use of City tennis courts by permittees. The rules may include time restrictions on use of tennis courts, which restrictions may vary for different permit categories.

No daily permits will be issued for any City tennis courts.
(Ord. 56919 1, 1975: prior: Ord. 56733 1 (part), 1974: 1960 C. 222.041.)

22.12.060 Mark C. Steinberg Memorial Skating Rink schedules and charges.

The Commissioner of Recreation, with the approval of the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, is authorized to establish schedules regulating the operation and charges for the use of the skating rink and recreation facilities. Activities shall include roller skating, ice skating, square dancing, badminton, volleyball, shuffleboard, recreation exhibitions, pageants, and other activities which in the opinion of the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry will be consistent with the motive of the gift from the Steinberg Charitable Trust as set forth in Ordinance No. 47487 relating to the Mark C. Steinberg Memorial Skating Rink.
(Ord. 49546 1, 1959: 1960 C. 222.050.)

22.12.070 Sales tax.

Under and by the authority of Sections 644.032 and 644.033, there is hereby imposed, subject, however, to the approval of the qualified voters as hereinafter provided, a sales tax of one-eighth of one percent (1/8%) on all retail sales made in the City of St. Louis for the purpose of funding local parks, and specifically, funding for new recreation facilities in parks, repairs and/or improvements to existing recreation facilities in parks, and recreation programs in recreation facilities in parks, in addition to any and all other sales tax allowed by law.

The provisions of Sections 644.032 and 644.033 RSMo., 2005 are adopted and incorporated herein by this reference as if fully set forth.

The tax imposed pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be a tax on all retail sales made in the City of St. Louis which are subject to taxation under the provisions of Sections 144.010 to 144.525 RSMo.

All revenue returned to the City of St. Louis from the tax authorized by this section pursuant to Sections 644.032 and 644.033 RSMo., shall be deposited in a special trust fund, hereby created, to be known as the Local Park Fund. All expenditures from the Local Park Fund shall be made pursuant to appropriation.
(Ord. 67195 1, 5--7, 2006.)

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