[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Jacobus as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 156.
[Adopted 9-4-1963 by Ord. No. 42 (Ch. 1, Part 2A, of the 1984 Code of Ordinances)]
There is hereby created a Recreation Board known as the "Jacobus Recreation Board."
[Amended 8-7-1974 by Ord. No. 62; 2-7-1979 by Ord. No. 74]
The Board shall be composed of nine voting members, to be appointed by the Council of the Borough of Jacobus, with the power to provide, conduct and maintain public recreation areas, facilities and centers, subject to all of the responsibilities of the recreation enabling legislation. The Board shall further consist of a representative of the Dallastown Area School District with no voting privileges and two junior members who will serve one year, from January through December of their junior year in high school, with no voting privileges. The Board members shall serve for terms of three years and until their successors shall be appointed, except that the members first appointed shall be so appointed that the term of at least three members shall expire annually thereafter. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments and for the unexpired term. Members shall serve without pay.
The Recreation Board shall appoint from its membership a Chairman and such other officers as it may deem necessary for the orderly procedure of its business and may adopt bylaws, rules and regulations covering its procedure not inconsistent with the provisions of the state laws. The Recreation Board shall, from time to time, make rules governing the operation and conduct of the recreational facilities operated by the Board. The Board shall hold regular meetings at such times and places as it may designate.
The Recreation Board shall maintain, operate and supervise the public parks, play fields and all outdoor and indoor recreation areas and facilities owned or controlled by the Borough of Jacobus.
The Recreation Board may accept any grant, gift, bequest or donation of services, equipment, real estate, or money from any individual or group, to be used as specified by the donor or by the terms of acceptance. The Recreation Board shall have no authority to enter into any contract or incur any obligation binding upon the Borough of Jacobus, other than current obligations or contracts to be fully executed within the then-current fiscal year, and all within the budget appropriations made by the governing body of the Borough of Jacobus.
The Recreation Board shall have the power to appoint an Executive Director or Superintendent of Recreation, who will possess the necessary qualifications and who has demonstrated, by actual work, his ability to organize and direct a community recreation system and supervise the activities of such other personnel as may be deemed necessary in carrying out the program.
Funds appropriated by the Borough Council of the Borough of Jacobus and budgeted to the Recreation Board shall be disbursed by the Treasurer of the Borough of Jacobus upon vouchers issued by the Recreation Board and within the budget appropriations made. Funds received by the Recreation Board from sources other than budget appropriations shall be deposited by the Jacobus Recreation Board, to the credit and for the use of the said Board, and disbursed as the above budget funds are disbursed, except that funds received by gift, bequest, or otherwise shall be disbursed in accordance with the terms of such gift or bequest or the terms of the acceptance thereof.
The Recreation Board shall make full and complete reports to the Borough Council at such times as may be designated or requested by the Borough Council. The fiscal year of said Recreation Board shall conform to that of the Borough of Jacobus.
Such powers as are now or may hereafter be provided by statute of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or by ordinances of the Borough of Jacobus relating to the development and operation of recreation systems, public parks and playgrounds are hereby vested in the Recreation Board, to be exercised by it subject to any and all restrictions contained in such statutes and ordinances.
[Adopted 5-4-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-2]
It is hereby found to be in the best interest of all municipalities and their citizens to fund and support and to cooperate with each other with regard to JLS, which recreation facilities are located in each municipality. To undertake such continued joint cooperation and existence of JLS, the municipalities shall enter into an agreement to amend and restate the existing intermunicipal agreement for JLS.
Editor's Note: "Municipalities" is the collective term used for Jacobus Borough, Loganville Borough and Springfield Township, which since 1992 have had intermunicipal agreements in place for the formation of a joint municipal recreation commission named the "Jacobus Loganville Springfield Recreation Association" and known as the "JLS."
Jacobus Borough hereby approves the amendment and restatement of the agreement for JLS with Loganville and Springfield. The terms, conditions, and percentage of financial responsibility of the agreement are set forth in Exhibit A, attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference thereto. The appropriate officials of Jacobus Borough are hereby authorized to execute and deliver the agreement. Said agreement shall not be effective until all municipalities have properly executed the agreement. Amendments to the agreement and the bylaws may be made by resolution adopted by each of the municipalities party to the agreement from time to time.
Editor's Note: Exhibit A is on file in the Borough office.
The purpose, objectives, and authority delegated to JLS by the agreement is as set forth in the agreement, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit A, which the municipalities deem are necessary to continue JLS and establish the rights, obligations, responsibilities, and internal workings for all participants thereto in regard to the operation of JLS.
The municipalities recognize that the agreement is for an indefinite period of time, lasting as long as JLS continues to exist.
The manner and extent of financing of JLS operations is as set forth in the agreement, Exhibit A.
The organizational structure shall be as set forth in the bylaws of JLS to be duly adopted by each municipality and attached hereto as Exhibit B.
Editor's Note: Exhibit B is on file in the Borough office.
JLS shall not acquire or own any real estate but may own and manage incidental personal property in the nature of various recreational equipment.