[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of New Britain 4-13-1993 by Ord. No. 259. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: The Borough Planning Commission was originally established by Ord. No. 51, which ordinance was repealed by 11-6-1973 by Ord. No. 137.
There is hereby created a Borough Planning Commission pursuant to the provisions of Article II, Section 201, of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10201.
The Planning Commission shall consist of not less than three nor more than nine members; the members shall be appointed by the Borough Council.
The term of each of the members of the Commission shall be for four years or until his or her successor is appointed and qualified, except that the terms of the members first appointed pursuant to this chapter shall be fixed so that no more than two shall be reappointed or replaced during any future calendar year.
The Chairman of the Planning Commission shall promptly notify the Borough Council concerning vacancies in the Commission and such vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term.
[Amended 3-8-2016 by Ord. No. 372]
All members of the Planning Commission shall be residents of the Borough, not more than two of whom may be elected officials of the Borough. All members shall serve without compensation; however, they may be reimbursed for necessary expenses.
Any member of the Planning Commission, once qualified and appointed, may be removed from office for malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance in office or for other just cause by a majority vote of the Borough Council taken after the member has received 15 days' notice of the intent to take such a vote. A hearing shall be held in connection with the vote if the member shall request the same in writing and the appointment to fill a vacancy created by a removal shall be only for the unexpired term.
The Commission shall elect its own Chairman and Vice Chairman and shall create and fill such other offices as it may determine. Officers shall serve annual terms and may succeed themselves. The Commission may make and alter bylaws, rules and regulations to govern its procedures consistent with the Code of the Borough and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Commission shall keep a full record of its business and shall annually make a written report by March 1 of each year of its activities to the Borough Council. Interim reports may be made as often as may be necessary or as requested by the Borough Council.
The Planning Commission shall, at the request of the Borough Council, have the power and shall be required to do and perform all actions requested by Borough Council pursuant to the provisions of Article II, Section 209.1 of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10209.1.