[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors (now Board of Commissioners) of the Township of Pocono 6-6-1982 by Ord. No. 39 as Ch. 1, Sub. A Sections 1.1 through 1.3, of the 1982 Code; amended in its entirety 5-18-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-03. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Township Planning Commission Ordinance."
A Township Planning Commission is hereby created and established for Pocono Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, pursuant to the provisions of 53 P.S. § 10201 of the Municipalities Planning Code.
The Planning Commission shall be comprised of seven members who shall be appointed for terms of office of four years, to be established on a series of overlapping terms with one or two terms expiring each year. The Planning Commission shall also include two alternate members that shall participate and vote in the absence of a quorum of the initial seven members. The two alternates shall be appointed to terms of office of four years; provided, however, that at the time of the initial appointment of the alternate members, one member shall be appointed for a term of two years in order to create overlapping terms.
The intent of the legislature in passing the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act 247 of 1968 (53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.), as amended, is hereby adopted as the intent of the Commissioners. All the authority, powers, duties, rights, responsibility and liability authorized, reposed and vested in a planning commission by said Act are hereby authorized, reposed and vested in the Planning Commission of Pocono Township. All the authority, powers, duties and rights retained by the Board of Commissioners in said Act are hereby retained.