Newtown Township
Bucks County
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§ 1-401 Mission Statement.

[Ord. 2002-O-2, 1/7/2002, § 1]
It is the mission of the Newtown Township Park and Recreation Board to advise the Board of Supervisors, Park and Recreation Director, Township Administration and Planning Commission in order to foster a meaningful and satisfying program of leisure and recreational activities and events for the residents of this Township, enhancing the physical, emotional, mental and social growth of the Township residents, and to advise the Board of Supervisors, Park and Recreation Director, Township Administration and Planning Commission regarding matters related to park land and open space including, but not limited to, review of subdivision plans regarding suitability of open space for dedication per Part 12 of Chapter 22.

§ 1-402 Establishment and Composition.

[Ord. 2002-O-2, 1/7/2002, § I; as amended by Ord. 2003-O-14, 12/10/2003, § I; and by Ord. 2010-O-3, 2/24/2010, § 1]
There is hereby established a Park and Recreation Board in and for the Township, which shall be composed of nine persons.

§ 1-403 Residency Requirement; Compensation.

[Ord. 2002-O-2, 1/7/2002, § 1]
The members of the Park and Recreation Board shall reside within the Township and shall serve without compensation.

§ 1-404 Appointment and Terms.

[Ord. 2002-O-2, 1/7/2002, § I; as amended by Ord. 2003-O-14, 12/10/2003, § II]
The members of the Park and Recreation Board shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The members of the Board shall serve for terms of three years or until their successors are appointed, except that the terms of office of the original members shall be fixed as follows: three members shall serve for three years; two members shall serve for two years; and two members shall serve for one year.

§ 1-405 Organization.

[Ord. 2002-O-2, 1/7/2002, § 1]
1. 
The Park and Recreation Board shall hold a reorganization meeting on the first Wednesday in February. The members of the Park and Recreation Board shall meet and elect their own chairperson, and elect all other necessary officers to serve for a period of one year.
2. 
The Park and Recreation Board will normally meet the first Wednesday of every month at 8:00 p.m. with an alternate meeting date on the third Wednesday of every month at the Newtown Township Municipal Complex. Special meetings may be called by the chairperson. The Park and Recreation Director will make a report to the Park and Recreation Board at their monthly meeting.
3. 
The Park and Recreation Board agenda will be on file at the Township Administration Office.

§ 1-406 Promulgation of Rules and Regulations.

[Ord. 2002-O-2, 1/7/2002, § 1]
The Park and Recreation Board shall adopt rules and regulations for the conduct of all its business and in order to carry out its duties.

§ 1-407 Powers and Duties.

[Ord. 2002-O-2, 1/7/2002, § 1]
1. 
The Park and Recreation Board shall submit an annual report to the Township. The report shall include an analysis of the recreational areas and facilities in the Township, with particular reference to the extent and adequacy of programs and their effectiveness in view of the public expenditure involved and the public needs to be met. The report shall also include comments on the park and open space facilities in the Township.
2. 
The Park and Recreation Board shall submit a monthly report to the Board of Supervisors.
3. 
All actions of the Park and Recreation Board shall be subject to the review and the approval of the Board of Supervisors.
4. 
The Park and Recreation Board shall endeavor to interpret the need for and importance of recreation and park services and park and open space facilities to the general public and to the Township Board of Supervisors, and to elicit support.
5. 
The Board shall endeavor to serve as a forum for the introduction of new ideas, programs, policies and procedures for park, recreation and open space programs and facilities in the Township.