Township of West Lampeter, PA
Lancaster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of West Lampeter 8-30-1994 by Ord. No. 128. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and public property — See Ch. 185.
A West Lampeter Township Park and Recreation Board is hereby created for West Lampeter Township, the members of which shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The Park and Recreation Board shall consist of five members, all of whom shall be residents of West Lampeter Township.
The members of the West Lampeter Township Park and Recreation Board shall serve for terms of five years or until their successors are appointed. In order that the terms of not more than two members shall expire in one year, the first member of the Board shall be appointed for a term of one year, the second member of the Board shall be appointed for two years, the third member of the Board shall be appointed for three years, the fourth for four years and the fifth for five years. After the initial appointments, the subsequent terms of appointment shall be for full five-year terms. Vacancies in the Board occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments. All members shall serve without pay. Members of the Board may be removed from office by the Supervisors for neglect or dereliction of duty.
The Board members shall elect their own Chairman and Secretary and select all other necessary officers to serve for a term of one year.
The powers and duties of the Board shall be as follows:
The Board shall monitor and review the recreational needs of the Township and shall advise the Supervisors as to possible location, siting and development of park lands within the Township.
The Board shall assist the Supervisors in the planning of parks and recreation, including locating and coordinating financing for potential park sites and recreational programs.
The Board shall not employ any personnel or consultants without the express approval of the Board of Supervisors.
The Board may make recommendations to the Supervisors regarding selection, standards and qualifications of personnel or consultants employed or to be employed by the Township for the purpose of recreation and parks. Any recommendations of the Board shall be subject to the approval of the Supervisors and acted upon by the Supervisors as they see fit.
The Board shall not own real or personal property or maintain a treasury or bank account without the express approval of the Board of Supervisors.
The Board shall submit an annual report to the Township Supervisors that includes an analysis of the community recreation areas, facilities and leadership, with particular reference to the extent and adequacy of the programs and their effectiveness in view of the public expenditure involved.
The Board shall have the power to adopt rules and regulations for the conduct of all business within its jurisdiction as stated herein.