[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Hempfield 12-23-1959; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code; 12-29-1976 by Ord. No. 75-39; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to Act No. 247 of 1968, known as the "Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code," 53 P.S. § 10101, as amended, supplemented and in effect, there shall be a Planning Commission in and for the Township of Hempfield.
The Planning Commission shall consist of not less than three nor more than nine members, as the Board of Supervisors may from time to time determine by resolution. The members shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors and shall serve without compensation, except that they shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in carrying out their Commission duties.
The term of each member of the Planning Commission shall be for four years or until his successor is appointed and qualified; provided, however, that the members of the Planning Commission as it exists at the time of the adoption of this chapter shall continue as the members of the Planning Commission established by this chapter. Subsequent terms of office shall be so arranged that if the Commission consists of eight members or less, no more than two members shall be reappointed or replaced during any future calendar year, and if the Commission consists of nine members, no more than three members shall be so reappointed or replaced.
The Commission shall elect its own Chairman and Vice Chairman and shall create and fill such other offices as it may determine. Officers shall serve annual terms and may succeed themselves. The Commission may make and alter bylaws and rules and regulations to govern its procedures, consistent with the ordinances of the municipality and the laws of the commonwealth. The Commission shall keep a full record of its business and shall annually make a written report, by March 1 of each year, of its activities to the Board of Supervisors. Interim reports may be made as often as may be necessary or as requested by the Board of Supervisors.
The Commission shall have the right to exercise all of the powers and rights conferred by the Act of Assembly under which it is established and shall perform all of the mandatory duties imposed by said Act of Assembly.