Township of Pine, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Pine 8-6-1984 by Res. No. 262. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Excavations and grading — See Ch. 48.
Mobile homes and mobile home parks — See Ch. 62.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 72.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 78.
Zoning — See Ch. 84.
Alarm devices — See Ch. 91.
Amusement devices — See Ch. 92.
Drug paraphernalia — See Ch. 98.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 120.
Taxation — See Ch. 128.

§ A144-1 Fee schedule adopted; definitions; method of payment.

[Amended 5-6-1996 by Res. No. 506; 7-27-2009 by Ord. No. 350; amended in its entirety 11-21-2011 by Ord. No. 363]
A. 
The Board of Supervisors of the Township of Pine, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, hereby adopts the fee schedule as follows.
B. 
Wherever in this fee schedule the term “the actual costs incurred by the Township” shall be utilized, it shall be defined as the actual costs and expenses incurred by the Township of Pine concerning its processing of applications for approval or for licensure of any type and, with regard to applications or plans related to land development, subdivision of land, or zoning of land, shall include (but not be limited to) costs incurred in mailing and in publicly advertising notifications regarding same and shall also include those costs incurred in connection with (but not limited to) the following activities or other similar services, as performed by the Township’s Engineer, Solicitor or its other professional consultants, as billed to the Township at their normal rate as charged to the Township for such services:
(1) 
Plan or application review;
(2) 
Report preparation and attendance time (including travel to and from) at meetings (or parts thereof) at which such plans, applications or reports are reviewed or considered;
(3) 
Research or information review; and
(4) 
Inspections.
C. 
Actual costs and expenses incurred by the Township which are required to be paid or reimbursed by the applicant pursuant to the terms of this fee schedule or other provision of the Code of the Township of Pine shall be timely provided to the applicant by itemized documentation of the same and such costs and expenses shall be paid/reimbursed by the applicant within 30 days of the applicant’s receipt of such documentation.
D. 
Any payment/reimbursement tendered to the Township pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter A144 and which is made by a check that is subsequently dishonored, returned, or refused for payment for any reason (including but not limited to nonsufficient funds) shall subject the payor to the imposition by the Township of an additional charge of $20 in connection therewith.

§ A144-2 Excavations and grading.

[Amended 5-6-1996 by Res. No. 506; 5-21-2001 by Res. No. 628]
Application/review fees for Chapter 48, Excavations and Grading, are as follows:
A. 
Grading, filling and excavations:
(1) 
Zero to 4.99 acres: $200;
(2) 
Five or more acres: $300;
(3) 
Plus payment by applicant of all the actual costs incurred by the Township in connection therewith as such actual costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine.
B. 
Application/review fees for construction of retaining walls are as follows: Permit fee calculated in accordance with the provisions for issuance of building permits and the Building Permit Fee Table, as are set forth in Subsection A of § A144-7 of the Code of the Township of Pine, plus payment by the applicant of all actual costs incurred by the Township in connection therewith (as such actual costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine).
[Added 2-21-2012 by Res. No. 857]

§ A144-3 Mobile homes and mobile home parks.

Fees for Chapter 62, Mobile Homes and Mobile Home Parks, are as follows:
A. 
Mobile home park permit:
(1) 
Plan review: $50 per unit, or the actual costs incurred by the Township, whichever is greater.
(2) 
Occupancy permit: $25 per unit, or the actual costs incurred by the Township, whichever is greater.
(3) 
Quarterly inspections: $50 minimum, or $2 per unit, whichever is greater.

§ A144-4 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § A144-4, Sewers, was repealed 5-6-1996 by Res. No. 506.

§ A144-5 Streets and sidewalks.

[Amended 5-6-1996 by Res. No. 506; 5-21-2001 by Res. No. 628]
Application/review fees for Chapter 72, Streets and Sidewalks, are as follows:
A. 
Driveway road entry permit: $10 for each driveway, plus payment by applicant of all the actual costs incurred by the Township in connection therewith as such actual costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine.
B. 
Road right-of-way fee: $75, plus payment by applicant of all the actual costs incurred by the Township in connection therewith as such actual costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine.
C. 
Application/review fees for Chapter 66, Rights-of-Way (for activities regulated by Township of Pine Ordinance No. 290), are as follows:
(1) 
Application for right-of-way permit: $500.
(2) 
Application for renewal of existing right-of-way permit: $300.
(3) 
Application for construction permit: $200.

§ A144-6 Subdivision of land.

[Amended 5-18-1988 by Res. No. 319; 5-6-1996 by Res. No. 506; 12-6-1999 by Res. No. 589; 5-21-2001 by Res. No. 628]
Application/review fees for Chapter 78, Subdivision and Land Development, are as follows:
A. 
Two-lot subdivision: $400*.
B. 
Preliminary and final subdivision:
(1) 
One thousand dollars*, plus additional fees as follows:
Lots/Units
Fee per Lot/Unit
0 to 60
$50
61 to 150
$40
151 or more
$30
(2) 
Bond release: actual costs incurred by the Township, as such actual costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine.
(3) 
Revised master/final plan: $1,000.
(4) 
Application for reapproval of previously approved plan because of failure to record plan in a timely fashion: $250.
NOTE: *Plus actual costs incurred by the Township for application/plan review (e.g., engineering, environmental, legal, planning, etc.) by any of its professional consultants, as such actual costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine, which shall be paid by applicant.
C. 
Actual costs incurred by the Township for application/plan review (e.g., engineering, environmental, legal, planning, etc.) by any of its professional consultants, as such actual costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine, shall be paid by the applicant.
D. 
Street, sanitary and storm sewer inspection: actual costs incurred by the Township, as such actual costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine.
E. 
Planned residential development.
(1) 
Basic application fee: $1,000*, plus additional fees as follows:
Lots/Units
Fee per Lot/Unit
0 to 60
$50
61 to 150
$40
151 or more
$30
(2) 
Bond release: actual costs incurred by the Township, as such actual costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine.
(3) 
Revised master/final plan: $750.
(4) 
Application for reapproval of previously approved plan because of failure to record plan in a timely fashion: $200.
NOTE: *Plus actual costs incurred by the Township for application/plan review (e.g., engineering, environmental, legal, planning, etc.) by any of its professional consultants, as such actual costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine, which shall be paid by applicant.
F. 
Upon initial submission of any application under this section, the Township may, in its discretion, require that the applicant shall deposit with the Township a monetary amount sufficient to defray the Township's estimate of the costs of review of the application/plans by its professional consultants. The Township shall deduct from this initial deposit the actual costs incurred by the Township, as they accrue. The applicant shall receive an itemization of such deductions by the Township. If, at any time during the progression of an application, it is determined by the Township that the remaining deposit balance available is or will be inadequate to fully cover anticipated remaining review costs, the applicant will be notified that an additional deposit is required and the amount thereof, and such additional deposit shall be promptly required to be posted by the applicant. At the completion of the application/plan review, any moneys remaining on deposit (after all costs incurred by the Township are deducted) shall be promptly returned to the applicant.
G. 
Copy of subdivision and land development regulations: $25.

§ A144-6.1 Land development.

[Added 5-6-1996 by Res. No. 506; amended 5-21-2001 by Res. No. 628]
Application/review fees for the land development regulations contained within Chapter 78 of the Code of the Township of Pine are as follows:
A. 
Change of use application: $200.
B. 
Master Plan application: $700, plus $75 per acre (or fraction thereof) for sites in excess of two acres.
C. 
Land development application: $800, plus $75 per acre (or fraction thereof) for sites in excess of two acres.
D. 
Building addition application: $500.
E. 
Revised land development application: $750.
F. 
Actual costs incurred by the Township for application/plan review (e.g., engineering, environmental, legal, planning, etc.) by any of its professional consultants, as such actual costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine, shall be paid by the applicant.
G. 
Upon initial submission of any application under this section, the Township may, in its discretion, require that the applicant shall deposit with the Township a monetary amount sufficient to defray the Township's estimate of the costs of review of the application/plans by its professional consultants. The Township shall deduct from this initial deposit the actual costs incurred by the Township, as they accrue. The applicant shall receive an itemization of such deductions by the Township. If, at any time during the progression of an application, it is determined by the Township that the remaining deposit balance available is or will be inadequate to fully cover anticipated remaining review costs, the applicant will be notified that an additional deposit is required and the amount thereof, and such additional deposit shall be promptly required to be posted by the applicant. At the completion of the application/plan review, any moneys remaining on deposit (after all costs incurred by the Township are deducted) shall be promptly returned to the applicant.

§ A144-7 Zoning.

[Amended 5-18-1988 by Res. No. 319; 12-2-1991 by Res. No. 388; 3-16-1992 by Res. No. 397; 5-6-1996 by Res. No. 506; 12-6-1999 by Res. No. 589; 5-21-2001 by Res. No. 628; 2-21-2012 by Res. No. 857]
Fees for Chapter 84, Zoning, are as follows:
A. 
Building permits.
(1) 
The valuation of structures shall be determined by the current Building Valuation Data Report provided by International Code Council (ICC) or the builder's estimate, whichever is greater. The cost of a building permit shall be determined by the Building Permit Fee Table as set forth below:
Building Permit Fee Table
Total Building Valuation
Fee
$1 to $500
$40
$501 to $2,000
$40 for the first $500, plus $2.50 per each additional $100 in value or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000
$2,001 to $25,000
$75 for the first $2,000, plus $10.50 for each additional $1,000 in value or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000
$25,001 to $50,000
$300 for the first $25,000, plus $7.50 for each additional $1,000 in value or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000
$50,001 to $100,000
$480 for the first $50,000, plus $5 for each additional $1,000 in value or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000
$100,001 to $500,000
$730 for the first $100,000, plus $3.75 for each additional $1,000 in value or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000
$500,001 and greater
$2,195 for the first $500,000, plus $2.50 for each additional $1,000 in value or fraction thereof.
(2) 
All commercial building permit applications submitted to the Township shall be accompanied by a completed application for a Knox Box Rapid Entry System for the proposed building and a check, payable to Knox Company, for the cost of same as such is set by the Knox Company. Installation of such system shall be a prerequisite to the issuance of an occupancy permit by the Township.
B. 
Occupancy permits.
(1) 
Commercial: $50.
(2) 
Residential: no charge (included in building permit fee).
C. 
Signs: $75 per approved sign.
D. 
Variances and appeals.
(1) 
Residential: $125 and actual costs incurred by the Township, as such costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine.
(2) 
Others: $250 and actual costs incurred by the Township, as such costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine.
E. 
Special exceptions and conditional uses.
(1) 
Residential: $25 and actual costs incurred by the Township, as such costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine.
(2) 
Others: $200 and actual costs incurred by the Township of Pine, as such costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine.
F. 
Swimming pool, accessory structures and deck permits: refer to Building Permit Fee Table.
G. 
Rezoning: $1,000 and actual costs incurred by the Township, as such costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine.
H. 
Letter of lien: any actual cost or expense incurred by the Township of Pine, as charged to it for preparation by its appointed or designated agent, collector, or other representative for tax matters.
I. 
Letter of tax certification: any actual cost or expense incurred by the Township of Pine, as charged to it for preparation by its appointed or designated agent, collector, or other representative for tax matters.
J. 
Zoning certification: $50.
K. 
Copy of Zoning Ordinance: $60.
L. 
Zoning or road map: $2.
M. 
Filing fee for request for curative amendment: $1,000 and actual costs incurred by the Township, as such costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine.
N. 
Logging or timber harvesting: $100 plus $3 per acre of land proposed to be logged or harvested and actual costs incurred by the Township, as such costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine.
O. 
Demolition permit: $50 and actual costs incurred by the Township, as such costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine.
P. 
Recreation/health/safety fee: $300 per dwelling unit, to be paid at time of building permit issuance.
Q. 
Transportation impact fee:
(1) 
Five hundred forty seven and eighty-six hundredths dollars, where applicable, pursuant to provisions of Chapter 80 of the Code of the Township of Pine and Township of Pine Ordinance No. 210 (for developments for which applications for final approval filed previous to August 7, 2000).
(2) 
Nine hundred forty-eight and two hundredths dollars, where applicable, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 80 of the Code of the Township of Pine and Township of Pine Ordinance No. 283 (for developments for which applications for final approval filed between August 7, 2000 and April 4, 2011).
(3) 
One thousand three hundred dollars, where applicable, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 80 of the Code of the Township of Pine and Township of Pine Ordinance No. 358 (for developments for which applications for final approval filed subsequent to April 4, 2011).
R. 
Fire prevention permits and fees for the various required fire prevention permits shall be set as specified below:
[Amended 1-20-2015 by Res. No. 915]
(1) 
Fire sprinkler system (plan review, inspections and acceptance testing):
(a) 
Twenty heads or less: $75.
(b) 
One hundred fifty heads or less: $150.
(c) 
Four hundred heads or less: $300.
(d) 
Over 401 heads: $350.
(2) 
Commercial fire alarm system (plan review, inspections and acceptance testing): $75.
(3) 
Commercial kitchen fire suppression system (plan review, inspections and acceptance testing): $75.
(4) 
Other alternative fire suppression systems installation: $75.
(5) 
All other fire prevention construction permits as set forth in § 105.7, "Required Construction Permits," of the 2009 (or later, current) edition of the International Code Council's International Fire Code: no fee.
(6) 
Recreational fire permit: no fee.
(7) 
All required fire prevention operational permits as set forth in § 105.6, "Required Operational Permits," of the 2009 (or later, current) edition of the International Code Council's International Fire Code: no fee.
(8) 
Private fire hydrants: Owners of private fire hydrants must apply for an annual operational permit. Hydrant maintenance and inspection records must be submitted with the permit application. There is no fee for this annual operational permit.
S. 
Miscellaneous/general: any actual costs incurred by the Township (as such costs are specified in § A144-1 of the Code of the Township of Pine) in connection with its activities related to the various subjects of this § A144-7 (and which are not otherwise specified herein) shall also be added to the amount of the respective fees for same set forth herein.

§ A144-7.1 Alarm devices.

[Added 9-20-1989 by Ord. No. 178; amended 5-6-1996 by Res. No. 506; 5-21-2001 by Res. No. 628]
Fees for Chapter 91, Alarm Devices, are as follows:
A. 
Residential alarm system permit: no fee.
[Amended 9-7-2004 by Res. No. 703]
B. 
Police false alarm.
[Amended 4-1-2003 by Res. No. 671]
(1) 
First false alarm from an alarm system, each calendar year: $50 or proof of yearly maintenance contract in effect.
(2) 
Second false alarm, each calendar year: $50.
(3) 
Third false alarm, each calendar year: $75.
(4) 
Fourth false alarm, each calendar year: $100.
(5) 
Each false alarm in excess of four, each calendar year: the amount of the charge assessed for the immediately preceding false alarm during that calendar year, plus an additional $25.
C. 
Fire false alarm.
(1) 
First false alarm from an alarm system, each calendar year: $100 or proof of yearly maintenance contract in effect.
(2) 
First false alarm from an alarm device each calendar year: $100 or proof, acceptable to the Township of Pine, and submitted within 30 days from the date of notification, as described in § 91-3B of the Code of the Township of Pine, of the repair or replacement of the alarm device from which the false alarm originated.
(3) 
All other false alarms, each calendar year: $300 per false alarm.

§ A144-8 Amusement devices.

Fees for Chapter 92, Amusement Devices, are as follows:
Device
Fee
(each device)
Shuffleboard
$70
Pinball machine
$100
Electronic/computer game
$100
Pool table/billiard
$70
Bowling machine
$70
Jukebox
$25
Electronic game or machine not specifically mentioned above
$100

§ A144-9 Drug paraphernalia.

Fees for Chapter 98, Drug Paraphernalia, are as follows:
A. 
Application fee: $150.

§ A144-10 Peddling and soliciting.

[Amended 11-15-1999 by Ord. No. 277]
Fees for Chapter 120, Peddling and Soliciting, are as follows:
A. 
Every applicant for a license under the provisions of this chapter for the business of peddling, canvassing or soliciting shall pay the following fees:
[Amended 12-21-1988 by Ord. No. 173; 11-15-1999 by Ord. No. 277]
(1) 
Investigation of applicant: $175.
(2) 
License (each person, including helpers/assistants): $15 per day.

§ A144-11 Taxation.

[Amended 2-21-2012 by Res. No. 857; 1-20-2015 by Res. No. 915]
Fees for Chapter 128, Taxation, are as follows:
A. 
Mercantile and business privilege license:
(1) 
Registration of business is required only once for each applicant at each location;
(2) 
No fee due at time of registration;
(3) 
Annual fee of $10 for license renewal, paid with business tax return;
(4) 
Businesses with an approved exemption from paying mercantile and business privilege tax are still subject to the license renewal fee.
B. 
Any actual costs incurred by the Township in connection with its actions undertaken concerning the issuance of mercantile licenses or business privilege licenses.

§ A144-12 Designation of Open Records Officer; public records policy; fees for access and/or copying.

[Added 12-6-1999 by Res. No. 589; amended 10-21-2002 by Res. No. 656; 11-17-2008 by Res. No. 782]
A. 
The Township Manager of the Township of Pine is hereby appointed as the Township's Open Records Officer and shall fulfill all of the duties and responsibilities set forth under Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law, as amended, 65 P.S. §§ 67.101 et seq. The Township Manager may designate another individual employee of the Township to serve as alternate Open Records Officer in circumstances which the Township Manager may specify (including but not limited to the unavailability of the Township Manager to so serve). In such event, such alternate Open Records Officer shall have the same duties and responsibilities set forth herein and the identity and contact information of such alternate Open Records Officer shall also be posted as herein required.
B. 
On or before January 1, 2009, the following information shall be posted at the Municipal Building of the Township of Pine, at a place open and visible to the public, and shall also be posted on the Township of Pine's official website: (http://twp.pine.pa.us):
(1) 
Contact information for the Open Records Officer.
(2) 
Contact information for the Office of Open Records or other applicable appeals officer.
(3) 
A form which may be used to file a request for public records. Such form may be one developed by the Township for its optional individual use (and which shall be in compliance with the requirements for same as set forth in Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law,[1] as amended) and/or may be one established for general use by Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records. A request for public records which utilizes a form established for same by Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records shall be accepted (for purposes of review and response thereto) by the Township.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 65 P.S. § 67.101 et seq.
(4) 
Any regulations, policies and procedures of the Township of Pine as adopted by it relating to Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law,[2] as amended.
[2]
Editor's Note: See 65 P.S. § 67.101 et seq.
C. 
The following text, consisting of 14 enumerated subsections (and their subsections), shall constitute the policy of the Township of Pine regarding public records (including exempted records).
(1) 
Purpose. The Township of Pine recognizes the importance of public records as the record of the Township's actions and the repository of information about the Township. The public has the right to access and procure copies of public records, with certain exceptions, subject to law, Township policy and administrative regulations.
(2) 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FINANCIAL RECORD
Any account, voucher or contract dealing with the receipt or disbursement of funds or acquisition, use or disposal of services, supplies, materials, equipment or property; the salary or other payments or expenses paid to an officer or employee, including the individual's name and title; and a financial audit report, excluding the audit's underlying work papers.
PUBLIC RECORD
A record, including a financial record, that is not protected by a defined privilege or is not exempt from being disclosed under one of the exemptions in Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law,[3] as amended, or under other federal or state law or regulation, or judicial decree or order.
RECORD
Any recorded information, regardless of physical form or characteristics, that documents a transaction or activity of the Township and that is created, received or retained pursuant to law or in connection with a transaction, business or activity of the Township. The term includes a document; paper; letter; map; book; tape; photograph; film or sound recording; information stored or maintained electronically; and a data-processed or image-processed document.
RESPONSE
Granting of access to a record or the Township's written notice to a requester granting, denying or partially granting and partially denying access to a requested record.
REQUESTER
A legal resident of the United States, or an agency, who requests access to a record.
TOWNSHIP
The Township of Pine.
[3]
Editor's Note: See 65 P.S. § 67.101 et seq.
(3) 
Authority. The Township of Pine shall make the Township's public records available for access and duplication to a requester, in accordance with law, Township policy and administrative regulations.
(4) 
Responsibilities of Open Records Officer.
(a) 
The Township's Open Records Officer shall be responsible to:
[1] 
Receive written requests for access to records submitted to the Township.
[2] 
Review and respond to written requests in accordance with law, Township policy and administrative regulations.
[3] 
Direct requests to other appropriate individuals in the Township or in another agency.
[4] 
Track the Township's progress in responding to requests.
[5] 
Issue interim and final responses to submitted requests.
[6] 
Maintain a log of all record requests and their disposition.
[7] 
Ensure that the Township's staff is trained to perform assigned job functions relative to requests for access to records.
(b) 
Upon receiving a request for access to a record, the Open Records Officer shall:
[1] 
Note the date of receipt on the written request.
[2] 
Compute and note on the written request the day on which the five-business-day period for response will expire.
[3] 
Maintain an electronic or paper copy of the written request, including all documents submitted with the request, until the request has been fulfilled.
[4] 
If the written request is denied, maintain the written request for 30 calendar days or, if an appeal is filed, until a final determination is issued or the appeal is deemed denied.
(5) 
Guidelines.
(a) 
Requesters may access and procure copies of the public records of the Township during the regular, established business hours of the Township's administrative offices.
(b) 
A requester's right of access does not include the right to remove a record from the control or supervision of the Open Records Officer.
(c) 
The Township shall not limit the number of records requested.
(d) 
When responding to a request for access, the Township is not required to create a record that does not exist nor to compile, maintain, format or organize a record in a manner which the Township does not currently use.
(e) 
Information shall be made available to individuals with disabilities in an appropriate format, upon request and with sufficient advance notice.
(f) 
The Township shall post the following information at its main administrative office and on the Township's website:
[1] 
Contact information for the Open Records Officer.
[2] 
Contact information for Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records.
[3] 
Copies of this policy and any administrative regulations and procedures governing requests for access to the Township's public records.
(6) 
Request for access.
(a) 
A written request for access to a public record shall be submitted in writing and addressed to the Township's Open Records Officer. Such written request for access shall be submitted either on a form for same developed by the Township for its optional individual use (and which shall be in compliance with any requirements for same set forth in Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law,[4] as amended) or on a form established for general use by Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records.
[4]
Editor's Note: See 65 P.S. § 67.101 et seq.
(b) 
Written requests may be submitted to the Township in person, by mail, to a designated facsimile machine and/or to a designated e-mail address.
(c) 
Each request must include the following information:
[1] 
Identification or description of the requested record, in sufficient detail.
[2] 
Medium in which the record is requested.
[3] 
Name and address of the individual to receive the Township's response.
(d) 
The Township shall not require an explanation of the reason for the request or the intended use of the requested record, unless otherwise required by law.
(7) 
Response to request.
(a) 
Township employees shall be directed to forward requests for access to public records to the Open Records Officer.
(b) 
Upon receipt of a written request for access to a record, the Open Records Officer shall determine if the requested record is a public record and if the Township has possession, custody or control of that record.
(c) 
The Open Records Officer shall respond as promptly as possible under the existing circumstances, and the initial response time shall not exceed five business days from the date the written request is received by the Open Records Officer.
(d) 
If the Township fails to respond to a request within five business days of receipt, the request for access shall be deemed denied.
(8) 
Extension of time.
(a) 
Upon receipt of a written request for access, the Open Records Officer will determine if any one of the following applies:
[1] 
Redaction. The request for access requires redaction of a record.
[2] 
Retrieval time/remote storage. The request for access requires retrieval of a record stored in a remote location.
[3] 
Staffing limitations. A timely response to the request for access cannot be accomplished due to bona fide and specified staffing limitations.
[4] 
Legal review. A legal review is necessary to determine whether the requested record is a public record subject to access.
[5] 
Lack of policy compliance. The requester has not complied with Township policy governing access to public records.
[6] 
Failure to pay fees. The requester refuses to pay applicable, established fees.
[7] 
Nature of request. The extent or nature of the request precludes a response within the required time period.
(b) 
If the Open Records Officer determines that an extension of time is required to respond to a request, in accordance with the factors stated in law, written notice shall be sent within five business days of receipt of request. The notice shall indicate that the request for access is being reviewed, the reason that the review requires an extension, a reasonable date when the response is expected and an estimate of applicable fees owed when the record becomes available.
(c) 
Up to a thirty-calendar-day extension for one of the listed reasons does not require the consent of the requester. If the response is not given by the specified date, it shall be deemed denied on the day following that date.
(d) 
A requester may consent, in writing, to an extension that exceeds 30 calendar days, in which case the request shall be deemed denied on the day following the date specified in the notice if the Open Records Officer has not provided a response by that date.
(e) 
If the requester agrees to the date extension, the request shall be deemed denied on the day following the date specified in the notice of the Township (if the Township has not provided a response by that date).
(9) 
Granting of request.
(a) 
If the Open Records Officer determines that the request will be granted, the response shall inform the requester that access is granted and either include information on the regular business hours of the administration office, provide electronic access or state where the requester may go to inspect the records or information electronically at a publicly accessible site. The response shall include a copy of the fee schedule in effect, a statement that prepayment of fees is required in a specified amount if access to the records will cost in excess of $100, and the medium in which the records will be provided.
(b) 
A public record shall be provided to the requester in the medium requested if it exists in that form; otherwise, it shall be provided in its existing medium. However, the Township is not required to permit the requester the use of its own computers.
(c) 
The Open Records Officer may respond to a records request by notifying the requester that the record is available through publicly accessible electronic means or that the Township shall provide access to inspect the record electronically. If the requester, within 30 calendar days following receipt of the Township's notice, submits a written request to have the record converted to paper, the Township shall provide access in printed form within five business days of receipt of the request for conversion to paper.
(d) 
A public record that the Township does not possess but which is possessed by a third party with whom the Township has contracted to perform a governmental function and which directly relates to that governmental function shall be considered a public record of the Township.
(e) 
If the Open Records Officer determines that a public record contains information both subject to and not subject to access, the Open Records Officer shall grant access to the information subject to access and deny access to the information not subject to access. The Open Records Officer shall redact from the record the information that is not subject to access. The Open Records Officer shall not deny access to a record if information is able to be redacted.
(f) 
If the Open Records Officer responds to a requester that a copy of the requested record is available for delivery at the Township's administrative office, and the requester does not retrieve the record within 60 calendar days of the Township's response, the Township shall dispose of the copy and retain any fees paid to date.
(10) 
Notification to third parties.
(a) 
When the Township produces a record that is not a public record in response to a request, the Open Records Officer shall so notify any third party that provided the record to the Township, the person that is the subject of the record and the requester.
(b) 
The Open Records Officer shall notify a third party of a record request if the requested record contains a trade secret or confidential proprietary information, in accordance with law and any applicable administrative regulations.
(11) 
Denial of request.
(a) 
If the Open Records Officer denies a request for access to a public record, whether in whole or in part, a written response shall be sent within five business days of receipt of the request. The response denying the request shall include the following:
[1] 
Description of the record requested.
[2] 
Specific reasons for denial, including a citation of supporting legal authority.
[3] 
Name, title, business address, business telephone number and signature of the Open Records Officer on whose authority the denial is issued.
[4] 
Date of the response.
[5] 
Procedure for the requester to appeal a denial of access.
(b) 
The Open Records Officer may deny a request for access to a record if the requester has made repeated requests for that same record and the repeated requests have placed an unreasonable burden on the Township.
(c) 
The Open Records Officer may deny a request for access to a record when timely access is not possible due to a disaster or when access may cause physical damage or irreparable harm to the record. To the extent possible, a record's contents shall be made accessible even when the record is physically unavailable.
(d) 
Information that is not subject to access and is redacted from a public record shall be deemed a denial.
(12) 
Appeal of denial. If a written request for access to a record is denied or deemed denied, the requester may file an appeal of same with Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records within 15 business days of the mailing date of the Open Records Officer's response or deemed denial.
(13) 
Fees.
(a) 
The Township shall establish and keep current a list of reasonable fees relative to requests for public records.
(b) 
No fee may be imposed for review of a record by the Township's staff to determine whether the record is subject to access under law.
(c) 
Prior to granting access, the Township may require prepayment of estimated fees when the fees required to fulfill the request are expected to exceed $100.
(d) 
The Township may waive duplication fees when the Township deems it is in the public interest to do so.
(e) 
Fees for public records are as follows:
[1] 
Postage: Costs of postage incurred by the Township in mailing the requested records to the requester, which amount shall not exceed the actual cost of such mailing.
[2] 
Photocopies: $0.25 per page (for size 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches); for larger-size copies, plans, drawings and/or other nonstandard size documents: the actual costs of duplication/copying incurred by the Township, as billed to it by commercial printers or copiers.
[3] 
Printing from electronic media: $0.25 per page,
[4] 
Copying onto electronic media: $7.50, includes electronic medium (disk, CD).
[5] 
Facsimile transmission: Local call, $1 per transmission; long-distance call, $1.50 per page.
[6] 
Transmission by electronic means: $5 per document.
[7] 
Certification: The Township's fee for official certification of copies containing the Township seal is $2 per copy.
[8] 
Hourly rate (of Township employees) for preparation, compilation and copying: $20 per hour.
(f) 
For public records maintained only electronically, the Township shall charge its costs to duplicate same (which shall be the lesser of the cost to copy onto paper or to copy electronically, unless the requester asks for the more expensive option).
(g) 
The Township also reserves the right to charge other actual costs incurred by it (to the extent not otherwise specified herein) in complying with a request, which costs shall be reasonable.
(h) 
In the event that the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records or other authorized entity or agency shall hereafter establish maximum permitted fees or rates for any of the above-referenced services (and which maximum permitted fees or rates shall be less than the fees or rates set herein), then such fees or rates of the Township for that service(s) shall be automatically adjusted to such mandated maximum(s), so as to all times be in conformity therewith.
(14) 
Exempted records.
(a) 
To determine if a requested record is exempt from access, the Open Records Officer will consider and apply each exemption separately.
(b) 
The following records are exempt from public access by a requester in accordance with the Pennsylvania Right-To-Know Law,[5] as amended.
[1] 
Loss of funds/physical harm/personal security: when the disclosure of a record would result in the Township's loss of federal or state funds or would reasonably be likely to result in a substantial and demonstrable risk of physical harm to or personal security of an individual.
[2] 
Public safety: when the disclosure of a record maintained in connection with the military, homeland security, national defense, law enforcement or other public safety activity would reasonably be likely to jeopardize or threaten public safety or public protection activity, or a record that is designated "classified" by an appropriate federal or state military authority.
[3] 
Safety/security of facilities: when the disclosure of a record creates a reasonable likelihood of endangering the safety or physical security of a building, public utility, resource, infrastructure, facility or information storage system, which may include:
[a] 
Documents or data relating to computer hardware; source files; software; and system networks that could jeopardize computer security by exposing a vulnerability in preventing, protecting against, mitigating or responding to a terrorist act.
[b] 
Lists of infrastructure, resources and significant special events, including those defined by the federal government in the National Infrastructures Protections, that are deemed critical due to their nature and result from risk analysis; threat assessments; consequences assessments; antiterrorism protective measures and plans; counterterrorism measures and plans; and security needs assessments.
[c] 
Building plans or infrastructure records that expose or create vulnerability through disclosure of the location, configuration or security of critical systems, including public utility systems; structural elements; technology; communication; electrical; fire suppression; ventilation; water; wastewater; sewage; and gas systems.
[4] 
Computer systems: when the disclosure of a record regarding computer hardware, software and networks, including administrative and technical records, would reasonably be likely to jeopardize computer security.
[5] 
Medical information: when the disclosure of a record of an individual's medical, psychiatric or psychological history or disability status, including an evaluation; consultation; prescription; diagnosis or treatment; results of tests, to include drug tests; enrollment in a health care program or program designed for participation by persons with disabilities, including vocational rehabilitation; workers' compensation and unemployment compensation; or related information would disclose individually identifiable health information.
[6] 
Personal identification information: disclosure of the following personal identification information:
[a] 
A record containing all or part of an individual's social security number; driver's license; driver's license number; personal financial information; home, cellular or personal telephone numbers; personal e-mail addresses; employee number or other confidential personal identification number.
[b] 
A spouse's name, marital status, beneficiary or dependent information.
[c] 
The home address of a law enforcement officer or judge.
[7] 
Personal information that must be disclosed includes the name; position; salary; actual compensation or other payments or expenses; employment contract; employment-related contract or agreement; and length of service of a public official or Township employee.
[8] 
The Open Records Officer may redact from a record the name or other identifying information relating to an individual performing an undercover or covert law enforcement activity.
[9] 
Certain employee information: disclosure of the following records relating to a Township employee:
[a] 
A letter of reference or recommendation pertaining to the character or qualifications of an identifiable individual, unless it was prepared in relation to the appointment of an individual to fill a vacancy in an elected office or an appointed office requiring Senate confirmation.
[b] 
A performance rating or review.
[c] 
The result of a civil service or similar test administered by a commonwealth agency, legislative agency or judicial agency. The result of a civil service or similar test administered by a local agency shall not be disclosed if restricted by a collective bargaining agreement. Only test scores of individuals who obtained a passing score on a test administered by a local agency may be disclosed.
[d] 
The employment application of an individual who is not hired by the Township.
[e] 
Workplace support services information.
[f] 
Written criticisms of a Township employee.
[g] 
Grievance material, including documents related to discrimination or sexual harassment.
[h] 
Information regarding discipline, demotion or discharge contained in a personnel file, except information that applies to the Township's final action that results in demotion or discharge.
[i] 
An academic transcript.
[10] 
Labor relations/negotiations/arbitration: disclosure of a record pertaining to strategy or negotiations relating to labor relations or collective bargaining and related arbitration proceedings, unless otherwise provided under collective bargaining agreement and the employees' actual file. In the case of the arbitration of a dispute or grievance under a collective bargaining agreement, disclosure of an exhibit entered into evidence at an arbitration proceeding or a transcript of the arbitration or the opinion. This exemption does not apply to a final or executed contract or agreement between the parties in a collective bargaining agreement, or to the final award or order of the arbitrator in a dispute or grievance procedure.
[11] 
Predecisional drafts: disclosure of the draft of a bill, resolution, regulation, statement of policy, management directive, or ordinance, or their amendments, prepared by or for the Township.
[12] 
Predecisional deliberations disclosure of a record that reflects:
[a] 
The internal, predecisional deliberations of the Township, its Supervisors, employees or officials, or predecisional deliberations between members of its Board of Supervisors, employees or officials and members, employees or officials of another agency, including predecisional deliberations relating to a budget recommendation; legislative proposal; legislative amendment; contemplated or proposed policy or course of action; or any research, memos or other documents used in the predecisional deliberations, subject to law governing open meetings. Public records do include a record of any of the above that is not exempt from access by law and which is presented to a quorum for deliberation in accordance with law governing open meetings; a written or Internet application or document that has been submitted to request commonwealth funds; and the results of public opinion surveys, polls, focus groups, marketing research or similar efforts designed to measure public opinion.
[b] 
The strategy to be used to develop or achieve the successful adoption of a budget, legislative proposal or regulation.
[13] 
Trade secret/confidential proprietary information: disclosure of a record that constitutes or reveals a trade secret or confidential proprietary information.
[14] 
Personal notes/working papers: disclosure of notes and working papers prepared by or for a Township public official or employee and used solely for that official's or employee's own personal use, including telephone message slips; routing slips; and other materials that do not have an official purpose.
[15] 
Donor identity: disclosure of records that would disclose the identity of an individual who lawfully makes a donation to the Township, unless the donation is intended for or restricted to providing remuneration or personal tangible benefit to a Township public official or employee, including lists of potential donors compiled by the Township to pursue donations; donor profile information; or personal identifying information relating to a donor.
[16] 
Unpublished academic works: disclosure of unpublished lecture notes, unpublished manuscripts, unpublished articles, creative works in progress, research-related material, and scholarly correspondence of a community college or an institution of the State System of Higher Education or one of their faculty members, employees, guest speakers or students.
[17] 
Academic records: disclosure of academic transcripts, examinations, examination questions, scoring keys and answers to examinations, including licensing and other examinations relating to the qualifications of an individual; examinations; and examinations given in institutions of higher education.
[18] 
Criminal investigations: disclosure of a record of the Township or an agency relating to or resulting in a criminal investigation, including:
[a] 
Complaints of potential criminal conduct other than a private criminal complaint.
[b] 
Investigative materials, notes, correspondence, videos and reports.
[c] 
A record that includes the identity of a confidential source or of a suspect who has not been charged with an offense to whom confidentiality has been promised.
[d] 
A record that includes information made confidential by law or court order.
[e] 
Victim information, including any information that would jeopardize the safety of a victim.
[f] 
A record that if disclosed would reveal the institution, progress or result of a criminal investigation, except the filing of criminal charges; deprive an individual of the right to a fair trial or impartial adjudication; impair the ability to locate a defendant or codefendant; hinder an agency's ability to secure an arrest, prosecution or conviction; or endanger the life or physical safety of an individual. This exemption does not apply to information contained in a police blotter as defined in law and utilized or maintained by the State Police, local, campus, transit or port authority police department or other law enforcement agency, or in a traffic report except as provided by law.
[19] 
Noncriminal investigations: disclosure of a Township record relating to a noncriminal investigation, including:
[a] 
Complaints submitted to the Township.
[b] 
Investigative materials, notes, correspondence and reports.
[c] 
A record that includes the identity of a confidential source, including individuals subject to the Whistleblower Law.[6]
[6]
Editor's Note: See 43 P.S. § 1421 et seq.
[d] 
A record that includes information made confidential by law.
[e] 
Work papers underlying an audit.
[f] 
A record that if disclosed would reveal the institution, progress or result of a Township investigation, except the imposition of a fine or civil penalty; the suspension, modification or revocation of a license, permit, registration, certification or similar authorization issued by an agency or an executed settlement unless the agreement is determined to be confidential by a court; deprive a person of the right to an impartial adjudication; constitute an unwarranted invasion of privacy; hinder an agency's ability to secure an administrative or civil sanction; or endanger the life or physical safety of an individual.
[20] 
Emergency communications: disclosure of records or parts of records, except time response logs, pertaining to audio recordings, telephone or radio transmissions received by emergency dispatch personnel, including 911 recordings, unless the agency or a court determines that the public interest in disclosure outweighs the interest in nondisclosure.
[21] 
DNA/RNA: disclosure of DNA and RNA records.
[22] 
Coroner/medical examiner: disclosure of specific records and reports of a coroner or medical examiner.
[23] 
Draft minutes/executive sessions: disclosure of draft minutes of any previous meeting of the Township's Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Environmental Advisory Council, Parks and Recreation Commission, or other official or duly authorized committee of the Township, until the next regularly scheduled meeting of such aforenamed, respective entities; any minutes or notes of an executive session; and any record of discussions held in executive session.
[24] 
Real estate appraisals feasibility studies: disclosure of the contents of real estate appraisals, engineering or feasibility estimates, environmental reviews, audits or evaluations made for or by the Township relative to the leasing, acquiring, or disposing of real property or an interest in real property; the purchase of public supplies or equipment included in the real estate transaction; and construction projects. This exemption does not apply to the documents listed above once the decision is made to proceed with the lease, acquisition or disposal of real property or an interest in real property, the purchase of public supplies, or a construction project.
[25] 
Library records: disclosure of library and archive circulation and order records of an identifiable individual or groups of individuals.
[26] 
Library/museum materials: disclosure of library archived and museum materials or valuable or rare book collections or documents contributed by gift, grant, bequest or devise, to the extent of any limitations imposed by the donor as a condition of the contribution.
[27] 
Archeological site/endangered species: disclosure of a record identifying the location of an archeological site or an endangered or threatened plant or animal species if not already known to the general public.
[28] 
Precontract award documents: disclosure of a proposal pertaining to Township procurement or disposal of supplies, service or construction prior to the award of the contract or prior to the opening and rejection of all bids; financial information of a bidder or offerer requested in an invitation for bid or request for proposals to demonstrate the bidder's or offerer's economic capability; or the identity of members, notes and other records of Township proposal evaluation committees established under law relating to competitive sealed proposals.
[29] 
Insurance communications: disclosure of a record or information relating to a communication between the Township and its insurance carrier, administrative service organization or risk management office. This exemption does not apply to a contract with an insurance carrier, administrative service organization or risk management office, or to financial records relating to the provision of insurance.
[30] 
Social services: disclosure of a record or information identifying an individual who applies for or receives social services, the type of social services received by an individual, an individual's application to receive social services, or eligibility to receive social services.
[31] 
General Assembly correspondence: disclosure of correspondence between an individual and member of the General Assembly and records accompanying the correspondence that would identify an individual requesting assistance or constituent services, except for correspondence between a member of the General Assembly and a principal or lobbyist under law.
[32] 
Minors: disclosure of a record identifying the name, home address or date of birth of a child 17 years of age or younger.
[33] 
Township does not possess record.
[a] 
A request for a public record that the Township does not possess but is possessed by a third party with whom the Township has contracted to perform a governmental function and which relates directly to that governmental function must be submitted to the Township's Open Records Officer.
[b] 
If the Open Records Officer determines that the requested record is subject to public access, the Open Records Officer will respond and grant access in accordance with law, Township policy and administrative regulations.
[c] 
The requester will pay the established duplication fee.
[d] 
If the third party that possessed the requested public record duplicated the record in response to the request, the Open Records Officer will remit the fee to the third party.
[e] 
The third party is not required to provide access to any other of its records.
[34] 
Transcripts of administrative proceedings.
[a] 
Prior to an adjudication becoming final, binding and nonappealable, a transcript of an administrative proceeding will be provided to a requester by the proceeding's stenographer.
[b] 
To request access to a prefinal adjudication transcript possessed by a stenographer that is subject to disclosure, the requester must directly contact the stenographer and pay any fees assessed by the stenographer.
[c] 
After an adjudication becomes final, binding and nonappealable, a transcript of an administrative proceeding will be provided to a requester, and the Township's regular established duplication fee will be charged.
[35] 
Trade secrets/confidential proprietary information.
[a] 
When a third party provides a record to the Township and includes a written statement signed by its representative that the record contains a trade secret or confidential proprietary information, the Open Records Officer will notify that third party of a request for access to that record.
[b] 
"Trade secret" is defined as information, including a formula; drawing; pattern; compilation such as a customer list; program; device; method; technique; or process that derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use and is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy. The term includes data processing software obtained by the Township under a licensing agreement prohibiting disclosure.
[c] 
Confidential proprietary information is defined as commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential, and the disclosure of which would cause substantial harm to the competitive position of the individual that submitted the information.
[d] 
The Open Records Officer will provide notice within five business days of receipt of the request. The third party will have five business days from receipt of the Open Records Officer's notice to provide input on the release of the requested record.
[e] 
The Open Records Officer will provide access to the record or will deny the request for access within 10 business days of providing notice to the third party and will notify the third party of the Open Records Officer's decision.
[36] 
Computer access. The Open Records Officer will not grant requests for access to the Township's or its employees' computers.
[37] 
Discretionary access. The Open Records Officer may exercise discretion and make an otherwise exempt record accessible in response to a request. The otherwise exempted record will be made accessible for access and duplication, in accordance with law and Township policy, if all of the following apply:
[a] 
Disclosure of the record is not prohibited by federal or state law or regulation, or by judicial order or decree.
[b] 
The record is not protected by privilege, to include the attorney-work product doctrine; attorney-client privilege; doctor-patient privilege; speech and debate privilege; or other privilege recognized by a relevant court.
[c] 
It is determined that the public interest favoring access outweighs any individual, Township or public interest that may favor restriction of access.
[38] 
Miscellaneous provisions relating to exempted records.
[a] 
The listed exemptions do not apply to financial records, except that the Open Records Officer shall redact the portions of a financial record protected under the exemptions of Subsection C(14)(b)[1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [18] or [19] of this § A144-12.
[b] 
The listed exemptions do not apply to aggregated data maintained or received by the Township, except for data protected under the exemptions of Subsection C(14)(b)[1], [2], [3], [4] or [5] of this § A144-12.
[c] 
The Open Records Officer will not disclose the identity of an individual performing an undercover or covert law enforcement activity.
[5]
Editor's Note: See 65 P.S. § 67.101 et seq.

§ A144-13 Pine Community Park and Karrington Woods Park permit fees.

[Added 12-6-1999 by Res. No. 589; amended 1-6-2003 by Res. No. 663; 1-3-2005 by Res. No. 710; 12-13-2007 by Res. No. 770; 2-17-2009 by Res. No. 794; 2-21-2012 by Res. No. 857]
A. 
Pine Community Park Pavilion. The Pavilion will be scheduled on a year-to-year basis by the Parks and Recreation Department, with requests for reservations accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning January 31 for Pine residents (with proof of residency required) and after March 31 for nonresidents.
(1) 
Per day rental fees and security deposits for the Pavilion shall be as follows:
Rental
Deposit
Pine residents/Pine nonprofit organizations*
$60
$100
Pine business
$125
$100
Nonresident
$175
$100
Business/organization** (maximum 125 people)
$275
$100
NOTES:
*
Churches, youth groups, tax exempt organizations. (Day-care centers are not considered nonprofit organizations).
**
Residents who have businesses located outside of Pine must pay the business rental fee of $275 plus security deposit of $100.
(2) 
Pavilion use is also subject to the following additional fees and regulations:
(a) 
A security deposit of $100 and a key deposit of $25 (checks only — cash will not be accepted) are required for the use of the Pavilion. These deposits will be returned following return of key and provided extra clean-up work or repair is not necessary, following use. Should the security deposit not be sufficient to cover all clean-up or repair costs, the applicant will be billed for the difference. Separate checks are required for the rental fee and above-referenced deposits. Please note: Deposit checks should be post-dated to coincide with the reservation date.
(b) 
The use of any amplified sound system, i.e., stereo or DJ, must have advance written permission from the Parks and Recreation Department. Live bands are not permitted.
(c) 
The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to limit the size of a group using the Pavilion. Maximum number of participants is 125.
(d) 
A Pavilion reservation does not guarantee a playing field or volleyball court. Such facilities must be separately reserved (subject to availability) with the Parks and Recreation Department.
(e) 
If alcohol is to be served, an alcohol permit is required with each Pavilion reservation. There is an alcohol permit fee of $25 for both residents and nonresidents.
(f) 
The maintenance gate to the gravel roadway and Pavilion will be closed and locked. Access to the Pavilion is from the parking lot area only. The walkway from the parking lot to the Pavilion is handicapped accessible.
(g) 
Roasting fires are prohibited unless prior special written advance permission is obtained from the Parks and Recreation Department.
(h) 
Any organized/group activity using the Pavilion requires a permit and the appropriate fees.
(i) 
Pine Community Park closes at dusk; therefore, all Pavilion rentals shall conclude at dusk.
(j) 
Permanent fasteners, staples, thumb tacks, nails, etc., are not permitted to be used in the Pavilion. Temporary fasteners, string, or tape must be removed after their use by the renter of the Pavilion and properly disposed of in trash containers.
(k) 
There is a maximum of six bags of garbage that the Township will haul away. Any additional bags of garbage are the responsibility of the renter of the Pavilion.
(l) 
All vehicles must be parked in the parking lot. Fines will be issued for illegal parking of vehicles.
(m) 
Moonwalks, trains, mechanical devices, etc., are not permitted.
(n) 
Refunds of fees are not given for any reason. Requests for date changes are subject to availability and must be accompanied by a fee of $10 for same.
B. 
Pine Community Park playing fields. Playing fields will be scheduled on a year-to-year basis by the Parks and Recreation Department, with requests for reservations accepted between January 1 and January 31. Requests made after such time period will be considered only upon playing field availability.
(1) 
Season playing field permits will be issued by April 1, and usage fees shall be as follows:
Playing Field Fees
(percentage total organization)
Per Slot/Season*
Per Event
Pine residents, 75% to 100%
No charge
No charge
Pine residents, 50% to 74%
$60
$20
Pine residents, 25% to 49%
$75
$25
Other groups
$230
$30
NOTES:
*
Maximum length of season: 16 weeks.
*
Above-stated per slot/season fees are for 2012. For 2013, add $5 to each.
*
For baseball/softball, add $10 to each per slot/season fee as an additional charge to defray extra maintenance costs for such uses.
(2) 
Time slots are available on the following field locations: Bronco I, Bronco II, Colt, Pony, Soccer I, Soccer II, and (beginning with its expected availability in 2013) Multi-purpose Field. Times per week: Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(3) 
Playing field use is also subject to the following additional fees and regulations:
(a) 
Priority for use of playing fields will be given to youth sports over adult sports and to league organizations over individual teams.
(b) 
A security deposit of $100 is required for the use of each playing field. This deposit will be returned, provided that extra clean-up work or repair is not necessary following use. Should the deposit not be sufficient to cover all clean-up or repair costs, the applicant will be billed for the difference. A security deposit of $100 must be maintained throughout permit usage. Separate checks are required for the rental fee and security deposit.
(c) 
Requests for tournament dates must be made at the time of application. The tournament fee is $100 per playing field/per day.
(d) 
Soft toss is not permitted at Pine Community Park playing fields.
(e) 
Groups desiring to use Pine Community Park playing fields must carry liability insurance of at least $500,000. A certificate from the insurance carrier verifying limits must be sent to the Parks and Recreation Department prior to issuance of permit. This certificate must:
[1] 
Provide a single limit of $500,000 for personal injury and property damage (each occurrence);
[2] 
Name the Township of Pine as an additional insured; and
[3] 
Be written in such a manner that it is primary, regardless of any other liability insurance that the Township may carry.
(f) 
All vehicles must be parked in the paved parking lot. Fines shall be issued upon illegally parked vehicles. Grassy areas shall not be used as roadways or for parking or for other purposes which may injure or destroy the turf or landscaping.
C. 
Karrington Woods Park. The playing field at Karrington Woods Park will be scheduled on a year-to-year basis by the Parks and Recreation Department, with requests for reservations accepted between January 1 and January 31. Requests made after such time period will be considered only upon playing field availability.
(1) 
Season playing field permits will be issued by April 1, and usage fees shall be as follows:
Playing Field Fees
(percentage total organization)
Per Slot/Season*
Per Event
Pine residents, 75% to 100%
No charge
No charge
Pine residents, 50% to 74%
$60
$20
Pine residents, 25% to 49%
$75
$25
Other groups
$230
$30
NOTE:
*
Maximum length of season: 16 weeks.
(2) 
The playing field at Karrington Woods Park is also subject to the following additional fees and regulations:
(a) 
The playing field will be limited to recreational and practice use only. No organized league games will be permitted.
(b) 
Due to playing field limitations, baseball practice will not be permitted.
(c) 
Playing field permits will be limited to four nights per week (Monday through Thursday).
(d) 
Cars/vehicles are not permitted to be parked along Karrington Drive.
(e) 
A security deposit of $100 is required. This deposit will be returned, provided that extra clean-up work or repair is not necessary following use. Should the deposit not be sufficient to cover all clean-up or repair costs, the applicant will be billed for the difference. A security deposit of $100 must be maintained throughout permit usage. Separate checks are required for the rental fee and security deposit.
(f) 
Groups desiring to use the playing field at Karrington Woods Park must carry liability insurance of at least $500,000. A certificate from the insurance carrier verifying limits must be sent to the Parks and Recreation Department prior to issuance of permit. This certificate must:
[1] 
Provide a single limit of $500,000 per personal injury and property damage (each occurrence);
[2] 
Name the Township of Pine as an additional insured; and
[3] 
Be written in such a manner that it is primary regardless of any other liability insurance that the Township may carry.

§ A144-14 Pine Community Center membership rates and facility rental rates.

[Added 6-16-2008 by Res. No. 779]
A. 
Pine Community Center membership rates. Membership in the Pine Community Center shall be subject to all definitions, rules, and regulations as may be separately established for usage of the Pine Community Center, and such membership (individual, family, or business) shall be provided upon payment of the applicable, respective fees set forth below:
[Amended 1-21-2014 by Ord. No. 894]
Membership Type
Fee
3-Month
Annual
120 Month Debit
Associate Rates* (upper floor use only)
Pine resident
N/A
$30
N/A
Nonresident
N/A
$60
N/A
Full Facility Membership*
Pine family
$240
$660
$55
Nonresident family
$345
$900
$75
Pine adult
$135
$360
$30
Nonresident adult
$195
$540
$45
Pine senior
$105
$300
$25
Nonresident senior
$150
$420
$35
Pine teen
$105
$300
$25
Nonresident teen
$150
$420
$35
NOTE:
*Family definition and age requirements will apply.
BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP PRICING
Pine Business, 1-4 Employees Joining
Membership Type
Residency
3-Month
(pay in full)
Annual
12-Month Debit
Pine business employee adult (age 18-64)
Resident
$135
$360
$30
Pine business employee adult
Nonresident
$195
$432
$36
Pine business employee and family
Resident
$240
$660
$55
Pine business employee and family
Nonresident
$345
$792
$66
Pine business senior (age 65+)
Resident
$105
$300
$25
Pine business senior (age 65+)
Nonresident
$150
$420
$35
Pine business teen (age 13-17)
Resident
$105
$300
$25
Pine business teen (age 13-17)
Nonresident
$150
$420
$35
Pine Business, 5+ Employees Joining
Membership Type
Residency
3-Month
(pay in full)
Annual
12-Month Debit
Pine business employee adult (age 18-64)
Resident
$135
$360
$30
Pine business employee adult
Nonresident
$135
$360
$30
Pine business employee and family
Resident
$240
$660
$55
Pine business employee and family
Nonresident
$240
$660
$55
Pine business senior (age 65+)
Resident
$105
$300
$25
Pine business senior (age 65+)
Nonresident
$105
$300
$25
Pine business teen (age 13-17)
Resident
$105
$300
$25
Pine business teen (age 13-17)
Nonresident
$105
$300
$25
Non-Pine Business, 5+ Employees Joining
Membership Type
Residency
3-Month (pay in full)
Annual
12-Month Debit
Non-Pine business employee adult (age 18-64)
Resident
$135
$360
$30
Non-Pine business employee adult
Nonresident
$195
$432
$36
Non-Pine business employee and family
Resident
$240
$660
$55
Non-Pine business employee and family
Nonresident
$345
$792
$66
Non-Pine business senior (age 65+)
Resident
$105
$300
$25
Non-Pine business senior (age 65+)
Nonresident
$150
$420
$35
Non-Pine business teen (age 13-17)
Resident
$105
$300
$25
Non-Pine business teen (age 13-17)
Nonresident
$150
$420
$35
Note: The following general user fees shall also be applicable: Guest fee (per visit): $12; gymnasium fee (per visit): $6. The Department of Parks and Recreation may periodically offer limited-time promotional discounts from such fees.
B. 
Pine Community Center facility rental rates. Rental of the below-stated, various facilities within the Pine Community Center shall be subject to availability and to all rules and regulations as may be separately established for usage of such various facilities (and also for the Pine Community Center itself) and may be provided upon payment of the applicable, respective usage fees set forth below. (For alcohol permit, add $25 to below-stated rates.)
[Amended 2-21-2012 by Res. No. 857]
Fee
Member, Resident, and Nonprofit in Pine
Weekday Nonprime
Prime
4-hour package
6-hour package
8-hour package
10-hour package**
Community Room A or B*
$59.50
$70
$252
$357
$448
$595
Community Room A & B*
$119
$140
$450
$637
$800
$1,062
Multipurpose Room I or II
$34
$40
$144
$204
$256
$340
Meeting Room
$37.50
$44
$158.50
$225
$282
$374
Gym, maple wood floor (full)
$127.50
$150
$540
$765
$960
$1,275
Gym, maple wood floor (half)
$76.50
$90
$324
$459
$576
$765
Exercise Room I or II
$34
$40
$144
$204
$256
$340
Informal gathering area
$34
$40
$144
$204
$256
$340
Catering kitchen
$50 per use
$50 per use
$50 per use
$50 per use
$50 per use
$50 per use
Nonmember, Associates, Nonresident or Nonprofit Business (Out of Pine)
Weekday Nonprime
Prime
4-hour package
6-hour package
8-hour package
10-hour package**
Community Room A or B*
$68
$80
$288
$408
$512
$680
Community Room A & B*
$136
$160
$522
$739
$928
$1,232
Multipurpose Room I or II
$43
$50
$180
$255
$320
$425
Meeting Room
$47.50
$55
$198
$280
$352
$468
Gym, maple wood floor (full)
$145
$170
$612
$867
$1,088
$1,445
Gym, maple wood floor (half)
$85
$100
$360
$510
$640
$850
Exercise Room I or II
$43
$50
$180
$255
$320
$425
Informal gathering area
$43
$50
$180
$255
$320
$425
Catering kitchen
50 per use
50 per use
50 per use
50 per use
50 per use
50 per use
Pine Business
Weekday Nonprime
Prime
4-hour package
6-hour package
8-hour package
10-hour package**
Community Room A or B*
$61
$72
$259
$367
$461
$612
Community Room A & B*
$122
$144
$470
$665
$835
$1,109
Multipurpose Room I or II
$38
$45
$162
$230
$288
$383
Meeting Room
$42
$50
$178
$253
$317
$422
Gym, maple wood floor (full)
$131
$153
$551
$780
$979
$1,301
Gym, maple wood floor (half)
$77
$90
$324
$459
$576
$765
Exercise Room I or II
$38
$45
$162
$230
$288
$383
Informal gathering area
$38
$45
$162
$230
$288
$383
Catering kitchen
50 per use
50 per use
50 per use
50 per use
50 per use
50 per use
NOTES:
*
Four-hour rental minimum during prime time hours (Community Room)
**
Ten-hour rate equals all day (maximum 10 hours).
C. 
Pine Community Center wedding package facility rental rates.
[Added 2-21-2012 by Res. No. 857]
10-Hour Packages
Resident
Nonresident
Ballroom, all day
$1,062
$1,232
Rehearsal dinner (1/2 E or W)
$252
$288
Kitchen
$50
$50
Photo shoot
Gazebo wedding (Bring a tent, room backup)
$300
$350
Ballroom and gazebo
$1,362
$1,582
Ballroom and rehearsal dinner
$1,314
$1,520
Ballroom, rehearsal dinner and gazebo
$1,464
$1,870
NOTES:
1.
Kitchen not included in above pricing.
2.
Packages may also be eligible for additional discounts (menu and accessories) on goods/services provided by participating area merchants.