Borough of Matamoras, PA
Pike County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Matamoras 3-7-2006 by Ord. No. 283. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks — See Ch. 82.
The existing Matamoras Recreation Advisory Board is hereby vested with the powers to provide and conduct recreational activities and maintain public facilities as stated in Article XVII, Section 2708 of the Pennsylvania Code, Creation of Recreation Board:[1] "The authority to supervise and maintain recreation places may be vested in any existing body or board, including the Borough Council, or in a Recreation Board, as the Borough Council shall determine. The council of any such borough may equip, operate and maintain the recreation places, as authorized by this article and may, for purposes of carrying out the provisions of this article, employ play leaders, recreation directors, supervisors, superintendents, or any other officers or employees, as it may deem proper."
Editor’s Note: 53 P.S. § 47708 was repealed by P.L. 432, No. 37, § 3(2), effective 6-17-2014. See now 8 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
The Board is vested with the power to create schedules, rules and regulations, prepare a budget for the operation of recreation, collects monies raised in the operation of any recreation facilities, and do any other operation that will enhance recreation, providing it does not violate any Borough rule or regulation.
Section 2710 Organization of the Board[1] states: "The members of a Recreation Board, established pursuant to this article, shall elect their own chairman and secretary and select all other necessary officers, to serve for a period of one year, and may employ such persons as may be needed, as authorized by this article. Such Board shall have power to adopt rules and regulations for the conduct of all business within its jurisdiction."
Editor’s Note: 53 P.S. § 47710 was repealed by P.L. 432, No. 37, § 3(2), effective 6-17-2014. See now 8 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
[Amended 5-6-2014 by Ord. No. 322; 5-9-2017 by Ord. No. 330]
The Board shall consist of nine members who shall initially be the same as the present board hereby disbanded, and who shall serve for a calendar year term of three, two and one years as set by the present Borough Council. Initially, the terms shall be structured so that they expire three at the end of the first year and then three at the end of each of the next two years. Appointments will be made at the January meeting of the Borough Council yearly. Vacancies shall be filled by the Borough Council when needed. All members shall serve without compensation.
The funds appropriated by the Borough Council and budgeted to the Recreation Advisory Board shall be disbursed by the Borough Treasurer upon vouchers issued by the Recreation Advisory Board and within the approved budget.
Funds received by the Board from other sources shall be deposited with the Borough Treasurer and shall be disbursed in accordance with the approved budget or, in the case of gifts, in accordance with the terms of the gift, if any in a separate designated account called the general recreation account using the EIN of the Borough and will be used for the sole purpose of recreation.
Section 1107 Assistant Treasurer:[1] "Any borough council may, by resolution, appoint an assistant treasurer, who shall not be a member of the council. The assistant treasurer shall assist the treasurer in the performance of his duties, and in the case of absence or disability of the treasurer, shall perform the duties and may exercise the powers of the treasurer."
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 46107.
The Borough Council shall, by resolution, form a committee consisting of a member of the Financial Committee, president of the Advisory Board and the treasurer of the Advisory Board for the sole purpose of assisting and overseeing the general recreation account with the management of the Board's receipts and disbursements, provided, nevertheless, that:
The Board accounts for all financial transactions in a monthly report to the regular meeting of the Borough Council;
The Board submits an annual report of its operations to the Borough Council at the end of each calendar year; and
The Board submits to the yearly Borough audit or inspection.
All receipts of any nature whatsoever shall be promptly deposited in the general recreation account under the EIN number of the Borough of Matamoras.