[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Upper Merion Township 10-7-1991 as Ord. No. 91-591. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Cable Television Advisory Board — See Ch. 9.
Cable television franchise — See Ch. A171.
There is hereby created in Upper Merion Township a Board to be designated as the "Upper Merion Township Media Communications Advisory Board."
The Media Communications Advisory Board shall consist of seven (7) members who shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Members of the Board shall serve staggered terms of not more than three (3) years. The members of the Board shall serve without compensation.
The Media Communications Advisory Board shall elect from its own membership its own officers and shall make, alter and rescind rules and forms for its procedure, consistent with the ordinances of Upper Merion Township and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America. The Board shall keep full public records of its business and shall submit a report of its activities to the Board of Supervisors as shall be required by the Board of Supervisors.
The Board created herein shall have the following purposes:
To promote and develop the best use by the township of all media communications services available in Upper Merion Township.
To advise utilization of all forms of media for the dissemination of information pertaining to the Upper Merion Township Community.
To study, review and make recommendations for the purchase of equipment necessary to utilize media communications.
To develop ideas for local programming on the public and government access channels and ways to utilize the media for the dissemination of information.
To make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for specific ways to utilize media and, upon authorization by the Board of Supervisors, to develop such strategies for media utilization.
To act as a liaison with the township cable television franchisee in order to advise the Board of Supervisors on the operation of cable technology within the township.
To review operating and capital budget requirements for the operation of media communications and to make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for expenditure of township funds for such purposes.
The Media Communications Advisory Board shall meet on a monthly basis and shall solicit the cooperation of residents and citizens in Upper Merion Township for ideas concerning the use of all forms of media communications available.
The Media Communications Advisory Board shall make periodic reports to the Board of Supervisors concerning the use of the different media communicators, including recommendations for local programming, proposed expenses and purchases of equipment.
The Board shall make no expenditures without the prior approval of the Board of Supervisors. When authorized by the Board of Supervisors, the Media Communications Advisory Board may contract for experts and other consultants for such technical services as it may require.