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(A) In General. There shall be a Parks and Recreation Commission consisting of at least five members to be appointed by the City Council from the Residents of the City. No member of said Commission shall hold any paid office or employment in the City government. The number and qualifications of members to comprise the commission may be changed by ordinance of the City Council.

(B) Powers and Duties. The Parks and Recreation Commission shall have the power and duty to:

(1) Act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to parks, recreation centers, sports fields and playgrounds;

(2) Consider the annual budget for parks and recreation purposes during the process of its preparation and make recommendations with respect thereto to the City Council and the City Manager, and

(3) Assist in the planning of a recreation program for the inhabitants of the City, promote and stimulate public interest therein and to that end, solicit to the fullest extent possible the cooperation of school authorities and other public and private agencies interested therein.