[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Tyrone 8-12-1986 by Ord. No. 905. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION
- Must be a nonprofit corporation incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or an unincorporated association which has a duly elected president, vice president, secretary and treasurer and which meets on a periodic basis and keeps minutes and records of its business transactions, especially money collections and disbursements.
Requests for contributions, which may include either a grant or loan, from the Tyrone Borough general funds may be submitted between March 1 and June 30 of each year.
Under unusual circumstances and/or emergency situations, requests for assistance may be submitted for consideration at any time.
Application requests will be in written form over the signature of the highest official of the organization at the local level. Justification of the need must be sufficient to permit evaluation by the Council.
Newly formed organizations will be considered after one full year of operation.
No organization shall consider it a right to be awarded public funds for its operation.
The following items are the minimum criteria, and all must be met by the organization requesting funds:
The organization shall be a duly chartered and/or licensed public nonprofit organization.
Organization membership cannot exclude any individual because of race, color, creed or sex.
Age requirements for organization membership must be defensible.
The organization shall have no adverse impact on any select group or individual, which includes the handicapped. "Handicapped" means impairment physically, mentally or emotionally and an individual with physical attributes which tend to be a barrier.
Selection devices cannot be used by the organization which would tend to eliminate or limit the number of participants or to select only the best qualified or individuals with the most potential.
Organizations must provide a financial statement for the previous year's activities.
Applications or requests for funds may be disapproved by the Borough Council without justification and without right of recourse of appeal.
Where a number of community leagues are organized to provide recreation through youth sports, such as baseball, football, soccer, etc., all will share proportionally.
Organizations determined to be providing the most valuable services to the community will receive the greatest contributions for monetary awards.
The standing Recreation Committee of the Tyrone Borough Council will review all requests and make recommendations to the Tyrone Borough Council.
Editor's Note: A proposal to the Borough regarding its policy for contributions, which originally followed this section, is on file in the Borough offices.