[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of East Manchester 6-13-1989 by Ord. No. 6-13-89 (Ch. 14 of the 1988 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Supervisors of East Manchester Township ("Supervisors") hereby creates the East Manchester Township Recreation Board ("Recreation Board").
The Recreation Board shall consist of five members, each of whom shall be a resident of East Manchester Township. All members shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
[Amended 1-12-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-1]
Each member shall serve for a term of five years, which term shall expire on the first Monday following January 1, five years after that member's appointment, or until his or her successor is appointed, except that the members of the Recreation Board appointed upon its creation shall be appointed for staggered terms so that those members' terms shall expire on the first Monday following January 1 of each of the following years:
Each member shall serve without pay and shall serve his or her full term unless he/she or she shall voluntarily resign or be removed by the Supervisors for dereliction or neglect of duty. Vacancies in the Recreation Board occurring otherwise than by the expiration of a term as set forth herein shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments but shall be filled only for the unexpired term of the vacancy.
The Recreation Board shall have the following powers and duties:
To equip, supervise, operate and maintain parks, recreation areas and facilities.
To conduct recreation programs.
To establish standards, qualifications and salary schedules, subject to the approval by the Supervisors, for all classifications of recreation employees and to select, employ and discharge all recreational personnel necessary in carrying out these duties set forth herein.
To adopt such rules and regulations for the conduct of all business which is regulated, including the standards for the selection, employment and discharge of all recreational personnel, as the Recreation Board shall from time to time deem appropriate.
To elect a Chairman and Secretary, who shall serve in those capacities for one year, which election shall occur on the first regularly scheduled meeting of the Board in the calendar year.
The Recreation Board and its executive shall submit an annual report to the Supervisors, including an analysis of the community recreation areas, with particular reference to the extent and adequacy of the program and its effectiveness in view of the public expenditure involved and the public needs to be met.
To submit to the Supervisors no later than September 30 of each year a proposed and requested budget necessary to fulfill its duties for the following fiscal year, which shall be the same fiscal year as used by the Township.
As necessary, from time to time, to submit a report to the Supervisors modifying the Township's general plan of parks, recreation areas and facilities, including recommendations for additional parks, recreation areas and facilities.
All expenses incurred in the operation of such parks, recreation areas, facilities and programs shall be payable from the general Township fund or from recreation funds collected pursuant to the ordinances of the Township and the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, as amended; provided, however, that as the Supervisors shall from time to time deem necessary, they may levy a special recreation tax or such other tax as may from time to time be authorized by law for the purpose of maintaining, equipping and operating the parks, recreation areas, facilities and programs.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
The Recreation Board shall have the power to recommend to the Supervisors the acquisition and location of properties for the purposes of parks, recreation areas and facilities, but specifically shall not have the power to acquire such property, which power remains vested in the Supervisors as provided by law.