Borough of Jenkintown, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Jenkintown 4-29-1957. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 78.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 160.
Zoning — See Ch. 181.
Building lines — See Ch. A186.

§ 41-1 Commission established; membership; compensation; terms.

[Amended 1-31-1977 by Ord. No. 77-2]
The Borough Planning Commission shall consist of seven residents of the Borough of Jenkintown to be appointed by Borough Council. They shall serve without compensation for terms of four years. An appointment to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired portion of such term only.

§ 41-2 Rules of organization and procedure; officers; use of professional services.

[Amended 1-31-1977 by Ord. No. 77-2]
The members of the Planning Commission may make and alter rules and regulations for their own organization and procedure consistent with the ordinances of the Borough and the laws of the commonwealth. They shall elect annually by majority vote a Chairman and a Secretary of the Commission, and they shall make an annual report of their activities and transactions. When specifically authorized by Council, the Planning Commission may employ engineers and other persons and may contract for professional planning services.

§ 41-3 Review of proposed legislation.

[Amended 4-28-1980 by Ord. No. 80-13]
The Secretary of Council shall, upon introduction, furnish to the Borough Planning Commission for its consideration a copy of all proposed ordinances, and all amendments thereto, relating to the location of any public building of the Borough, and to the location, extension, widening, narrowing, enlargement, ornamentation and parking of any street, park, playground or other public ground; and to the relocation, vacation, curtailment, change of use or any other alteration of the Borough Plan with relation to any of the same. The said Commission shall, within 30 days of the receipt of any proposed ordinance, advise Council of any recommendations it has with respect to the adoption of said ordinance.

§ 41-4 Recommendations on maps and proposed developments.

The Borough Planning Commission may make, or cause to be made, and lay before Council and, with approval of Council, cause to be published maps of the Borough or any portion thereof showing the streets and highways and other natural and artificial features, and also locations proposed by it for any new public building, civic center, street, parkway, park, playground or any other public ground or public improvement, or any widening, extension or relocation of the same, or any change in the Borough Plan by it deemed advisable. It may make recommendations to Council from time to time concerning any such matters and things aforesaid for action by Council thereon and, in so doing, have regard for the present conditions and future needs and growth of the Borough and the distribution and relative location of all the principal and other streets and railways, waterways and all other means of public travel and business communications, as well as the distribution and relative location of all public buildings, public grounds and open spaces devoted to public use.

§ 41-5 Lot plans to be submitted.

All plans, plots or replots of lands laid out in building lots, and the streets or other portions of the same, intended to be dedicated to public use or for the use of purchasers or owners of lots fronting thereon or adjacent thereto, and located within the Borough limits, shall be submitted to the Borough Planning Commission and approved by it before they shall be recorded. It shall be unlawful to receive or record such plan in any public office unless the same shall bear thereon, by endorsement or otherwise, the approval of the Borough Planning Commission.