[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lake City 6-11-1953 by Ord. No. 89. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Department of Borough Planning, which shall be in charge of a Borough Planning Commission, is hereby created in the Borough of Lake City, Pennsylvania.
The said Borough Planning Commission shall consist of five persons to be appointed by the Council as follows: One member of said Commission shall be appointed for one year, one member for two years, one member for three years and two members for four years, and, annually thereafter, a member or members of said Commission shall be appointed for a term of four years. An appointment to fill a vacancy shall be only for the unexpired portion of the term. All members of the said Commission shall reside within the borough. They 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 serve without compensation and make annually to the Council a report of their transactions. They may employ engineers and other persons, whose salaries and wages and other necessary expenses of the Commission, where approved by Council, shall be provided for through proper appropriation by Council. They may contract for professional planning services, the costs and expenses of which, when approved by Council, shall be provided for through proper appropriation by Council.
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, extensions, widening, narrowing, enlargement, ornamentation and parking of any street, boulevard, parkway, park, playground or other public ground, and to the relocation, vacation, curtailment, changes of use or any other alteration of the Borough Plan with relation to any of the same, and to the location of any bridge, tunnel and subway or any surface, underground or elevated railway. The said Commission shall have the power to disapprove any of the said ordinances, bills or amendments, which disapproval, however, must be communicated to Council in writing within 10 days from the introduction of said ordinances, but such disapproval shall not operate as a veto.
The Borough Planning Commission may make or cause to be made and lay before Council, and, at its discretion, cause to be published, maps of the borough or any portion thereof, including territory extending three miles beyond the borough limits, showing the streets and highways and other natural artificial features and also locations proposed by it for any new public buildings, 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; and 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.
The Borough Planning Commission may make recommendations to any public authorities or any corporations or individuals in said borough with reference to the location of any buildings, structures or works to be erected or constructed by them.
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. And 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. The disapproval of any such plan by the Borough Planning Commission shall be deemed a refusal of the proposed dedication shown thereon. The approval by the Commission shall be deemed an acceptance of the proposed dedication, but shall not impose any duty upon the borough concerning the maintenance or improvement of any such dedicated parts until the proper authorities of the borough shall have made actual appropriations of the same by entry, use or improvement. No sewer, water or gas main or pipes or other improvement shall be voted or made, within the area under the jurisdiction of said Commission, for the use of any such purchasers or owners, nor shall any permit for connection with or other use of any such improvement existing, or for any other reason made, be given to any such purchasers or owners, until such plan is so approved.