[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of North Newton 1-2-2007 by Ord. No. 01-2007B. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created, pursuant to Section 2204 of the Second Class Township Code (Act of May 1, 1933, P.L. 103, No. 69; reenacted July 10, 1947, P.L. 1481; reenacted and amended Nov. 9, 1995, P.L. 350, No. 60) a board to be known as the "North Newton Township Advisory Recreation and Parks Board" ("Board"). The Board shall be composed of five residents of this Township.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 67204.
Members of the Board shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors in accordance with the following procedures:
Board members shall serve for terms of five years, or until their successors are appointed, except that members first appointed shall be appointed so that the terms of not more than two members expire annually. All persons appointed shall serve their full terms unless they voluntarily resign or are removed by the Board of Supervisors for dereliction or neglect of duty. Vacancies occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be for the unexpired term and shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.
Whenever possible, due consideration will be given to representation from various geographic sections within the Township, so that all members shall not be from the same general area.
Members of the Board shall receive no compensation for their services, but may be reimbursed by the Township for all expenses incurred in performing their duties.
The Board is to be advisory and shall coordinate its activities with the elected officials, Planning Commission, and other such local governmental bodies.
The members of the Board shall elect a Chairperson and Secretary and select all other necessary officers to serve for a period of one year. The Board may adopt rules and regulations for the conduct of all business within its jurisdiction and exercise powers and functions concerning parks and recreation facilities as may be delegated to it by the Board of Supervisors.
The Board shall have the following powers:
Identify the open space, recreation, park and trail needs of the Township.
Plan and supervise recreation programs approved by the Board of Supervisors.
Recommend plans, programs, and policies regarding the provision of recreation and park services.
Advise the Board of Supervisors in the acquisition and development of parklands.
Undertake recreation and park tasks as requested by the Board of Supervisors.
The Board shall keep minutes of its meeting, which it shall submit to the Board of Supervisors. The Recreation and Parks Board may 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, at such times as directed by the Board of Supervisors, shall annually submit for approval to the Board of Supervisors a proposed budget for the ensuing year, setting forth all proposed expenditures, salaries, and programs with sufficient justification. The Board shall not in any manner obligate the Board of Supervisors for the payment of any Township funds until the same is appropriated by the Board of Supervisors.