Township of Crescent, PA
Allegheny County
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Table of Contents
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Comprehensive planning — See Ch. 420.
Zoning — See Ch. 430.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 440.
Planned residential developments — See Ch. 450.

§ 162.01 Creation of Planning Commission.

[Ord. No. 287, passed 3-7-1967]
Pursuant to the authority of Section 3201 of the First Class Township Code, there is hereby created a Planning Commission (hereinafter referred to as "Crescent Township Planning Commission").

§ 162.02 Members and appointment.

[Ord. No. 287, passed 3-7-1967; Ord. No. 397, passed 9-14-1990]
A. 
The Commission shall consist of seven members all of whom shall be residents of the Township and each of whom, except as hereinafter provided, shall be appointed for a term of four years.
B. 
Appointment to the Commission shall be made upon the expiration of those terms that were authorized under the authority of Ordinance 287, passed March 3, 1967, and that were in effect as of (November 14, 1990), and annually thereafter, members of said Commission shall be appointed for a term of four years.
C. 
An appointment to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired portion of the term.
D. 
Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.

§ 162.03 Duties.

[Ord. No. 287, passed 3-7-1967]
A. 
The Commission shall make an annual report in writing to the Board of all transactions of the Commission during the year.
B. 
The Commission shall make, or cause to be made, and lay before the Board maps and plans of the Township, or any portion thereof, showing the streets, highways and other natural and artificial features, and also any locations recommended by it for any new public buildings, civic schemes, parkways, parks, playgrounds or any other public grounds or public improvements, and any widening, extension, or relocation of the same, and thereafter, from time to time, shall lay before said Board any modification, change or supplement to any prior plan or plans.
C. 
The Commission shall study and make written reports and recommendations to the Board on any question or proposal, submitted to the Commission by the Board relating to any of the matters referred to in the preceding subsection of this section or on any other matter or thing relating to the growth or development of the Township, including any plans for the development of any particular sections of the Township.

§ 162.04 Other powers.

[Ord. No. 287, passed 3-7-1967]
A. 
The Commission may, with the consent of the Board, retain the services of an engineer or engineers, as well as other necessary employees, and may contract for professional planning services, the costs and expenses of which, when approved by the Board, shall be provided for through proper appropriations.
B. 
The Commission may also, from time to time make recommendations to the Board with respect to any and all matters and things referred to in this section and the preceding section hereof, and, in so doing, shall have regard for the present conditions and future needs and growth of the Township.
C. 
The Commission shall have and exercise all other power conferred upon it by the provisions of the First Class Township Code as presently enacted or hereinafter amended.

§ 162.05 Maps and plans, approval by Board.

[Ord. No. 287, passed 3-7-1967]
Any maps or plans submitted to the Board in accordance with the preceding sections hereof shall not be effective unless regularly approved and adopted by ordinance or resolution of the Board, and after such approval and adoption shall be subject to revision and change from time to time as the Board may deem expedient.

§ 162.06 Expenses of the Commission.

[Ord. No. 287, passed 3-7-1967]
The Board shall appropriate such sums as it may deem necessary for defraying the expenses of the Commission, and, in no event, shall the expenses of the Commission, including the salaries of the engineer or other employees, exceed the amount of the appropriation.