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Township of Bear Creek, PA
Luzerne County
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Consistent with § 2204 of the Second Class Township Code,[1] the Board of Supervisors hereby establishes an advisory Board which shall be known as the "Recreation Board." This Recreation Board will serve as an advisory committee directly to the Board of Supervisors regarding recreation areas within the Township and recreations activities for the general community. The Recreation Board will be purely advisory in nature and shall not have any financial or legislative power, except that which may be given to the Board by the Board of Supervisors as may be permitted by law. The permitted functions of the Recreation Board shall be set forth in this article.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 67204.
The Recreation Board shall be required to monitor, make recommendations and advise the Board of Supervisors on recreation activities and the recreation facilities within the Township, including, but not limited to the sports fields, pavilions, public parks, equipment, parking areas, security and any other matters or issues affecting recreation activities within the Bear Creek Township community. The Board shall report to the Board of Supervisors and make any recommendations necessary for the health, safety, and welfare of the community as it relates to the recreation activities and the facilities under the control of the Township.
The Recreation Board shall have five members appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a term of five years. The initial composition of the Board shall be through appointments made in the same manner as Supervisors are elected when additional members are added. The goal is to create staggered terms of service for said members. No more than two members' terms shall expire annually. Members of the Board shall be bona fide residents of Bear Creek Township for at least one year prior to their appointment. It is suggested, but not required, that members be familiar with the recreational activities and facilities in the Township and have experience with the same. The members shall serve voluntarily and shall not be compensated. The Members shall elect a Chair, a Vice Chair and a secretary, and any other office which the Board deems necessary. The Board shall meet at least four times per year, but may meet at additional times as may be required. It is intended that at least one of the members be a member of the Board of Supervisors. The Board shall submit an annual report to the Board of Supervisors, including an analysis of the adequacy and effectiveness of community recreation areas, facilities and leadership.
The Board of Supervisors may appropriate funds to cover miscellaneous costs necessary for the administration of the Recreation Advisory Board. These amounts may be set forth in the Township's Annual Budget.
The Recreation Advisory Board shall comply with all laws of the Township and of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including, but not limited to, open meetings, public records, the Pennsylvania Sunshine Law[1] and public comment. The Board shall have access to the Township's Roadmaster, Local Zoning Officer and Solicitor, in consultation with the Board of Supervisors, for questions, issues and opinions regarding the Board's activities.
Editor's Note: See 65 Pa.C.S.A. § 701 et seq.