[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Union 9-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-14. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Planning Commission consisting of five members is hereby created and established for the Township of Union, Berks County, Pennsylvania, pursuant to the provisions of Article II, Section 201, of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, as established by the Act of July 31, 1968, P.L. 805, No. 247, as amended and reenacted.
The Planning Commission shall be comprised of five members who shall be appointed for terms of office of four years, except that the terms of office for three of the original members shall be fixed at one year, two years and three years, respectively, and the terms of office for two of the original members shall be fixed at four years, to be established on a series of overlapping terms with one term expiring each year, except for one year in which two terms shall expire.
The Township Planning Commission is hereby established for the purpose of promoting health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity, and the general welfare for the Township of Union, through the effective development or redevelopment of the area under its jurisdiction, and in recognition of the need for procedures which will provide foresight and coordination in determining the nature, location, and extent of the use of land and the structures upon it including, among other things, adequate provision for traffic, the promotion of safety from fire and other dangers, adequate provisions for light and air, the promotion of the healthful and convenient distribution of population, the promotion of good civic arrangement, efficiency and economy in the expenditure of public funds, and the adequate provision of public utilities and other public improvements.
The Planning Commission shall have all the powers and duties conferred and imposed upon it as set forth in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, established by the Act of July 31, 1968, P.L. 805, No. 247, as amended and reenacted.
The Township Solicitor shall serve as solicitor to the Planning Commission.