[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Pennsburg 5-5-1997 by Ord. No. 1-97. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Shade Tree Commission is hereby created in and for the Borough of Pennsburg, which shall be constituted as provided by law and shall perform all the duties and may exercise all the powers and authorities conferred by law upon Borough Shade Tree Commissions.
The Shade Tree Commission may assess penalties of not more than $600 for each and every violation of this part, of any regulation of the Shade Tree Commission or any provision of Article XXVII of the Borough Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania so far as it relates to shade trees. Any penalties so assessed shall be a lien upon the real estate of the offender and may be collected as municipal liens are collected. All penalties or assessments imposed shall be paid to the Borough Treasurer to be placed to the credit of the Shade Tree Commission, subject to be drawn upon by the Commission for the purposes of this part.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 47701 et seq.
The Commission shall be composed of three residents of the borough who shall be appointed by the Borough Council, one for a term of three years, one for a term of four years and one for a term of five years. On the expiration of the term of any Commission member, a successor shall be appointed by the Borough Council to serve for a term of five years. Any vacancy during a term shall be filled by the Borough Council for the unexpired term.
The Commission is hereby authorized to prescribe rules and regulations, as it may deem necessary and proper, provided that the rules and regulations are approved by the Borough Council and not in conflict with other ordinances of the Pennsburg Borough.
The Shade Tree Commission shall report annually to the Pennsburg Borough Council on all transactions and expenses for the preceding fiscal year.