Township of Lower Moreland, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Moreland as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-9-1977 by Ord. No. 257; amended in its entirety 2-9-2016 by Ord. No. 712]

§ 35-1 Day, time and place of meetings.

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Lower Moreland Township shall be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the Lower Moreland Township Municipal Building, located at 640 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley, Lower Moreland Township. The biennial organization meeting of said Board shall be held at the same place on the first Monday of January of each even-numbered year at 7:00 p.m.
[Adopted 11-16-1977 by Ord. No. 270]

§ 35-2 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FORMAL ACTION
As set forth in 1974, July 19, P.L 486, No. 175, Section 1 (65 P.S. § 261).[1]
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS
The regularly scheduled and advertised monthly meetings of the entire Board of Commissioners convened in accordance with law.
[Amended 3-17-1999 by Ord. No. 498]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former 65 P.S. § 261 was repealed by Act 84 of 1986. See now 65 Pa.C.S.A. § 701 et seq.

§ 35-3 Meetings open to public.

A. 
All regular monthly meetings, committee meetings and special meetings of the Board of Commissioners at which formal action is taken shall be open to the public.
B. 
The public shall be given the opportunity to address the Board on all matters of general concern at regular monthly meetings.
C. 
At special meetings, the public shall be given the opportunity to address the Board on those specific matters for which the special meeting has been called, subject to reasonable limitation of numbers of persons and time so as not to unduly impede the progress of any general or special meeting.

§ 35-4 Agendas to be posted.

All public meeting agendas shall be posted in the Township and library buildings at least 24 hours before the date and time of the meeting. In addition, extra copies of the agenda shall be made available at the meeting.

§ 35-5 Proposition of ordinances.

[Amended 12-13-1977 by Ord. No. 271]
A. 
Subject to the exceptions noted under Subsection B of this section, all proposed ordinances of general Township-wide interest, such as the tax and appropriation ordinances and all regulatory ordinances, shall be read in their entirety or the contents thereof summarized at two regular monthly meetings prior to enactment by the Board of Commissioners. Following the first reading, copies of the proposed ordinance shall be made available to any resident, property owner or his agent who requests a copy thereof. Notwithstanding this general provision, however, emergency ordinances affecting life, health, property, safety or public peace may be enacted by the Board of Commissioners at a regular or special meeting at which the ordinance is introduced; provided, however, that the ordinance is labeled as an emergency ordinance. Such emergency ordinance shall be posted in the Township Building and Library within 24 hours after its enactment.
B. 
Anything provided in this section to the contrary notwithstanding, ordinances involving the following matters need not be read at two regular monthly meetings prior to enactment but, on the contrary, need only be read at two public meetings prior to enactment:
(1) 
Adoption of the annual budget.
(2) 
Appropriation of moneys in accordance with the annual budget.
(3) 
Amendment, revision or reenactment of the Zoning Ordinance.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 208, Zoning.

§ 35-6 Codification of ordinances. [1]

All Township ordinances shall be codified in the Code of Ordinances of Lower Moreland Township. Such codification shall be kept current at all times and will be available for review in the Lower Moreland Township Building.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I, Adoption of Code.