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Borough of Penndel, PA
Bucks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Penndel 11-5-1973 (Ch. 5 of the 1976 Borough Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Civil Service Commission of the Borough of Penndel shall hereinafter be referred to as the "Commission."
The Commission shall consist of three qualified electors of the Borough, who shall be appointed by the Borough Council.
The initial members shall serve for terms of two, four and six years, and as their terms thereafter expire, they or their successors shall be appointed for terms of six years.
Any vacancy occurring for any reason whatsoever shall be filled by Borough Council for the unexpired term within 30 days after such vacancy occurs.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Amended 3-9-1976]
The aforenamed members and their successors shall, promptly after their appointment, take the following oath or affirmation before entering upon the discharge of their duties:
"I, ____________________, solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; that I will perform my official duties with fidelity;
"I do further swear (or affirm) that I am not knowingly a member, with the specific intent to further the aims, of any organization that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or of this commonwealth by force or violence or other unconstitutional means, or seeking by force or violence to deny other persons their rights under the Constitution of the United States or of this commonwealth.
"And I do further swear (or affirm) that I shall not knowingly become a member, with the specific intent to further the aims, of such organization during the period that I am an appointee of the Borough of Penndel."
No Commissioner shall receive compensation for his services. The Commission shall organize within 10 days of its appointment and shall elect one of its members as Chairman and one as Secretary. It shall thereafter meet and organize on the first Monday in February 1974 and the first Monday of February of each even-numbered year thereafter. The Secretary of the Commission shall give each Commissioner 24 hours' notice, in writing, of each and every meeting of the Commission. Two members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum, and no action of the Commission shall be valid unless it shall have the concurrence of at least two members.
All requests or requisitions of the Commission for clerical assistance, meeting room, stationery, postage, printing and supplies shall be made to the Borough through the President of Council.
The rules and regulations of the Commission, as approved by Council, are attached hereto and made a part hereof. The Commission shall have the power to prescribe, amend and enforce the rules. These approved rules shall not be annulled, amended or added to without the approval of Council.
The Commission shall keep minutes of its proceedings and records of examinations and other official actions, and all records shall be kept in the Borough Hall. Records shall be open to public inspection during business hours, with the exception of those records which are to be kept sealed under Section 1191 of the Borough Code.[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 46191.
The Commission shall have the power to do and perform all of the matters set forth in Sections 1178 and 1179 of the Borough Code;[1] provided, however, that before it can incur costs and fees to be paid from appropriations for the incidental expenses of the Commission, the Commission shall first obtain approval of its proposed budget from Council, and provided, further, that it shall first obtain approval of Council to prosecute a summary proceeding against any person or to prosecute any person for contempt of court or violation of any subpoena.
Editor's Note: See 53 P. S. §§ 46178 and 46179.
The Commission shall make an annual report to Council at a regular meeting in the first quarter of each and every year hereafter, which report shall contain a brief summary of its work during the preceding year, together with any recommendation it may have. These reports shall be made available for public inspection.
A copy of this chapter and the rules and regulations shall be made available to each Commissioner and his successor in office, and the rules and regulations, and modifications thereof, shall be made available by Council for public distribution or inspection.