Township of Newtown, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Newtown 10-14-1974 as Article 133 of the Codified Ordinances of Newtown Township 1973. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 148.
Zoning — See Ch. 172.

§ 33-1 Creation.

Pursuant to the Act of Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as set forth in Act No. 247, approved July 31, 1968, known as the "Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code,"[1] there is hereby created and established a Planning Commission for Newtown Township, to be known as and hereinafter referred to as the "Newtown Township Planning Commission."
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.

§ 33-2 Composition.

The Newtown Township Planning Commission shall consist of seven members, to be appointed as hereinafter provided, all of whom shall be Township residents.

§ 33-3 Appointment of members.

All members of the Newtown Township Planning Commission shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

§ 33-4 Term of office.

Except as hereinafter provided, all members of the Newtown Township Planning Commission shall serve for terms of four years or until their successors are appointed and qualified. However, the initial and subsequent terms of members shall be so fixed such that no more than two members shall be reappointed or replaced during any calendar year.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 133.05, Continuation of present members, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 4-24-1995 by Ord. No. 1995-2.

§ 33-5 Vacancies.

If a vacancy occurs in the Newtown Township Planning Commission other than by expiration of term, the Board of Supervisors shall fill such vacancy for the unexpired term. The Chairman of the Newtown Township Planning Commission shall promptly notify the Board of Supervisors concerning any vacancy in the Newtown Township Planning Commission.

§ 33-6 Removal from office; hearing.

Any member of the Newtown Township Planning Commission may be removed from office for malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance in office or for other just cause by a majority vote of the Board of Supervisors taken after the member has received 15 days' advance written notice of the intent to take such a vote. A hearing shall be held in connection with the vote if the member shall request it in writing.

§ 33-7 Engineering advisor.

The Township Engineer or an engineer appointed by the Board of Supervisors shall serve the Newtown Township Planning Commission as engineering advisor.

§ 33-8 Compensation; expenses.

All members of the Newtown Township Planning Commission shall serve without pay, but may be reimbursed for necessary and reasonable expenses at the discretion of the Board of Supervisors.

§ 33-9 Officers; rules; records.

[Amended 4-24-1995 by Ord. No. 1995-2]
The Newtown Township Planning Commission shall elect its own Chairman and Vice Chairman and create and fill such other offices as it may determine and establish. Officers shall serve annual terms and may succeed themselves. The Newtown Township Planning Commission may make and alter bylaws and rules and regulations to govern its procedures, consistent with Township ordinances and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Newtown Township Planning Commission shall keep a full record of its business.

§ 33-10 Powers and duties.

The Newtown Township Planning Commission shall have all of the powers and authority conferred upon and all of the duties and obligations imposed upon planning commissions of Second Class Townships under and pursuant to the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act No. 247, approved July 31, 1968,[1] as well as all amendments, supplements, modifications, revisions and deletions thereto and therefrom which may hereafter be enacted.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.