[Adopted 7-1-1950 by Ord. No. 7-1-50]
A Department of Municipality Planning is hereby created, which Department shall be in charge of the Municipality Planning Commission, consisting of five members to be appointed by the Council.
[Amended 3-9-1970 by Ord. No. 3-9-70G]
The term of each member of the Planning Commission shall be for four years or until his successor is appointed and qualified.
The members of the existing Planning Commission established under Ordinance No. 7-1-50, shall continue in office until the end of the term for which they were appointed. Members appointed to the Planning Commission since the effective date of Act 247 shall serve for a term of four years, as provided for in Act 247, July 31, 1968.
If a vacancy shall occur otherwise than by expiration of term, it shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. Should the Council of the Municipality of Bethel Park determine to increase the number of members on the existing Planning Commission, additional members shall be appointed by the Council. However, members of the Planning Commission shall not exceed nine. Should the Council of the Municipality of Bethel Park determine to reduce the number of members on the existing Planning Commission, such reduction shall be effectuated by allowing the terms to expire and by making no new appointments to fill the vacancies. However, the number of members of the Planning Commission shall at no time be less than three members. Any reduction or increase shall be by appointment.
All of the members of the Planning Commission shall be residents of the Municipality of Bethel Park.
Editor's Note: Former Section 10.2.5, regarding attendance requirements of Commission members, as amended, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 6-10-2002 by Ord. No. 6-10-02B.
The duties and powers of said Municipality Planning Commission shall be as expressed and set forth in the Statutes of Pennsylvania, particularly in the Act of 1947, P.L. 519, No. 586, approved July 10, 1947, and in the amendments thereto and in all lawful ordinances and resolutions of Council.
The said Municipality Planning Commission is hereby appointed and designated as the Zoning Commission of the municipality of Bethel Park.
The members of the said Planning Commission shall serve without compensation, and any and all expenses incurred shall be subject to the actions of the Municipality Council, as provided for under the statutes of Pennsylvania.