The City of Tarkio is needing to fill the vacancies of nine Tarkio Park Board positions. Directors appointed to the Park and Recreation Board must be citizens of Tarkio and shall have been residents of the city for at least two years immediately prior to their appointment.
Such members shall hold their respective office from the first (1st) of June following their appointment. They shall be appointed for a term of three years, except that those appointed at the first meeting shall cast lots for their respective terms, three directors to serve three years, three directors to serve two years, and three directors to serve one year.
The Park and Recreation Board shall, immediately after the appointment of directors, meet and organize by the election of one member as President, a Vice-President and Secretary. The Treasurer is currently the Tarkio City Clerk.
The board shall have exclusive control of the expenditures of all money collected to the credit of the Park Fund and of the supervision, improvement, care and custody of the parks. All monies received for such parks shall be deposited in the Treasury of the City to the credit of the Park Fund and shall be kept separate and apart from all other monies and accounts of the city and be drawn upon by the proper officers of the city upon the properly authenticated vouchers of the Park and Recreation Board.
The Park and Recreation Board shall have power to appoint a suitable person to take care of said parks and necessary assistants, if required for said person, and to fix their compensation. The park employee position has a shared salary with the Animal Control and is currently a 6-month position, so hiring and firing for the position is done with the Board of Alderman recommendation.
Please contact Tarkio City Hall if you are interested in being on the Park Board at 660-736-4821.