[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Manheim 1-28-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-5 (Part 2, Ch. 4, Art. A, of the 1976 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 346.
Under authority of the First Class Township Code, Act of May 27, 1949, P.L. 1955, as amended, there be and is hereby created in the Township of Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a Park and Recreation Board, the members of which shall be appointed in accordance with this article, and the duties, purposes and functions shall be in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 55101 et seq.
The Park and Recreation Board shall be composed of seven persons, all of which shall be Manheim Township residents, and all of whom shall serve without pay, and they shall be appointed as follows: Five members shall be appointees of the Commissioners of the Township of Manheim, and two members shall be appointees of the Board of Directors of the school district of the Township of Manheim; members who are first appointed shall serve for terms of one, two, three, four and five years, respectively, from the date of their appointment. Thereafter, the term of office shall be five years or until their successors are appointed. Vacancies in such Board occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be for the unexpired term and shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.
Immediately after appointment, the members of the said Board shall meet and elect a Chairman and such other officers as may be necessary for a period of one year.
The Board shall have the authority regulate parks, recreation programs and youth sports standards of the Township.
The Board shall have the authority to adopt rules and regulations for the conduct of all business within its jurisdiction.
The Board shall be advisory to the Commissioners in regards to budgetary and financial matters pertaining to parks and/or recreation.
The Personnel Committee of the Board shall participate in the interview process of prospective Board members and submit recommendations to the Board and the Manheim Township Commissioners.