[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Whitpain 1-19-2010 by Ord. No. 314. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 108.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 35, Park and Recreation Board, adopted 9-28-1959 by Ord. No. 31, as amended.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Park and Open Space Ordinance of the Township of Whitpain."
The Township hereby reorganizes and renames the Park and Recreation Board as the "Park and Open Space Board."
The Park and Open Space Board shall be comprised of nine members, all of whom must be residents of Whitpain Township and all of whom shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors of Whitpain Township. The seven current sitting members of the Park and Recreation Board shall continue to serve their unexpired terms as members of the Park and Open Space Board.
All members of the Park and Open Space Board shall serve for terms of five years or until their successors are appointed. However, the terms of the two new members shall be staggered so as to avoid having more than two members' terms expire annually.
Editor's Note: Information regarding names of Board members and their terms of office provided for in this ordinance, and like information regarding current members, is on file in the Township offices.
Members of the Park and Open Space Board shall serve without pay.
The members of the Park and Open Space Board shall elect their own Chairperson and Secretary and select all other necessary officers to serve for a period of one year. Such Board shall have the power to adopt rules and regulations for the conduct of all its business.
The primary function of the Park and Open Space Board shall be to assist the Board of Supervisors in planning for the acquisition of future parks and open spaces within the Township, along with evaluating what uses are most appropriate for the parks and open spaces under the control of the Township. In addition to the duties noted above, the Park and Open Space Board shall be charged with educating the residents of Whitpain Township about the various parks and open spaces within the Township and the various opportunities these parks and open spaces provide the residents of the Township for both passive and active recreation.
[Added 5-2-2017 by Ord. No. 358]
The Township Board of Supervisors may appoint, by resolution, up to three Township residents to serve as alternate members. Such alternate member appointments are subject to the following:
The term of office of an alternate member is designated as four years.
Alternate members may be appointed to substitute for any absent or disqualified Park and Open Space Board member.
Alternate members are entitled to participate in all discussions of the Park and Open Space Board to the same and full extent as provided by for Park and Open Space Board members.
Alternate members will continue to serve on the Park and Open Space Board for any discussion in which they were originally appointed until the Park and Open Space Board reaches a decision/recommendation on the matter.
Alternate members may not serve as members of the Township's Zoning Hearing Board or as the Township's Zoning Officer.