Township of Lower Gwynedd, PA
Montgomery County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Regulation of parks — See 2nd Class Secs. 702-XXII, XXXIII
Acquisition of lands and buildings for park and recreation purposes — See 2nd Class Sec. 1901.
Establishment — See 2nd Class Sec. 1902.
Composition — See 2nd Class Sec. 1903.
Organization — See 2nd Class Sec. 1904.
Operation of parks — See 2nd Class Secs. 1905 et seq.
GENERAL REFERENCES
Recreational facilities; zoning requirements — See Sections 1255.08(b), 1257.08(b), 1258.08(c), 1260.08(b), 1262.08(b), 1264.08(b) and 1266.08(b).

§ 276.01 Establishment.

[Adopted Ord. 99. Passed 9-15-1969]
There is hereby established in and for the Township a Park and Recreation Board, to be known as the "Lower Gwynedd Township Park and Recreation Board."

§ 276.02 Duties.

[Adopted Ord. 99. Passed 9-15-1969]
The Park and Recreation Board shall equip, operate, supervise and maintain parks, recreation areas and facilities owned or controlled by the Township and shall conduct recreation programs within the Township, subject to the provisions concerning park and recreation boards set forth in the Second Class Township Code.

§ 276.03 Membership; compensation; vacancies.

[Adopted Ord. 99. Passed 9-15-1969; Ord. 131. Passed 8-20-1974]
The Park and Recreation Board shall be composed of seven members, to be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Park and Recreation Board members shall serve for terms of five years and until their successors are appointed, except that the members first appointed shall be so appointed that the term of not more than two members shall expire annually thereafter. Members of such Board shall serve without pay. A vacancy on the Board occurring otherwise than by the expiration of term shall be for the unexpired term and shall be filled in the same manner as an original appointment.

§ 276.04 Officers; rules and regulations; meetings.

[Adopted Ord. 99. Passed 9-15-1969]
Members of the Park and Recreation Board shall elect their own Secretary and Chairperson and select all other necessary officers, to serve for a period of one year. The Board may adopt rules and regulations for the conduct of all business within its jurisdiction which rules and regulations are not inconsistent with the Second Class Township Code. The Board shall, from time to time, make rules governing the operation and conduct of recreational facilities operated by the Board. The Board shall hold regular meetings at such times and places as it may designate.

§ 276.05 Acceptance of grants, gifts, etc.; entering into contracts and incurring obligations.

[Adopted Ord. 99. Passed 9-15-1969]
The Park and Recreation Board may accept a grant, gift, bequest or donation of services, equipment, real estate or money from any individual or group, to be used as specified by the donor or by the terms of the acceptance. The Board shall not enter into any contract or incur any obligation binding upon the Township, other than an obligation or contract to be fully executed within the then current fiscal year and within the budget appropriations made by the Board of Supervisors.

§ 276.06 Executive director or superintendent.

[Adopted Ord. 99. Passed 9-15-1969; Ord. 254. Passed 3-22-1988]
The Board of Supervisors may appoint an Executive Director or Superintendent of Parks and Recreation who possesses the necessary qualifications and who has demonstrated, by actual work, his or her ability to organize and direct a community recreation system and to supervise the activities of such other personnel as may be deemed necessary to carry out the program.

§ 276.07 Disbursal of funds.

[Adopted Ord. 99. Passed 9-15-1969]
Funds appropriated by the Board of Supervisors and budgeted to the Park and Recreation Board shall be disbursed by the fiscal disbursing officer of the Township, upon vouchers issued by the Park and Recreation Board and within the budget appropriations made. Funds received by the Park and Recreation Board from sources other than budget appropriations shall be deposited by the Township to the credit of and for such Board and shall be disbursed as the above budget funds are disbursed, except that funds received by gift, bequest or otherwise shall be disbursed in accordance with the terms of such gift or bequest or the terms of the acceptance thereof.

§ 276.08 Reports; fiscal year.

[Adopted Ord. 99. Passed 9-15-1969]
The Park and Recreation Board shall make full and complete reports to the Board of Supervisors at such times as may be designated or requested by such Board. The fiscal year of the Park and Recreation Board shall conform to that of the Township.

§ 276.09 Powers.

[Adopted Ord. 99. Passed 9-15-1969]
Such powers as are now or may hereafter be provided by statute of the Commonwealth or by ordinance of the Township, relating to the development and operation of recreation systems, parks and playgrounds, are hereby vested in the Park and Recreation Board, to be exercised by it, subject to any and all restrictions contained in such statutes and ordinances.