Township of Derry, PA
Mifflin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Derry as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 186.
Zoning — See Ch. 215.
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Derry 6-3-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-4. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This article is ordained and enacted pursuant to the provisions of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act of July 31, 1968, P.L. 805, Act No. 247, reenacted by the Act of December 21, 1988, P.L. 1329, No. 170, § 2 et seq., 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq., specifically Article II, Planning Agencies, presently 53 P.S. § 10201 to § 10212, inclusive, and pursuant to the provisions of the Second Class Township Code, Act of May 1, 1933, P.L. 103, No. 69, § 101 et seq., reenacted and amended by the Act of July 10, 1947, P.L. 1481, reenacted and amended by the Act of November 9, 1995, P.L. 350, No. 60, 53 P.S. § 65101 et seq., as amended, now in effect and otherwise per law.
This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Derry Township Planning Commission Ordinance."
There is hereby established and created pursuant to the provisions of Article II, Section 201 of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act of July 31, 1968, P.L. 805, Act No 247, reenacted by the Act of December 21, 1988, P.L. 1329, No. 170, § 2 et seq., 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq., and as it may hereafter be amended and reenacted, and specifically pursuant to § 201 et seq., as amended, 53 P.S. § 10201 et seq., as amended, a Planning Commission consisting of five members for the Township of Derry, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, and to be known as "Derry Township Planning Commission."
As of the effective date of this article, the Derry Township Planning Commission shall consist of five members who are residents of the Derry Township appointed by the Supervisors of Derry Township. The five members shall be appointed to a term of office of four years, or until a successor is appointed and qualified, except that the terms of office for three of the members first appointed after the effective date of this article shall be fixed at one year, two years and three years, respectively, and the terms of the two remaining members first appointed after the effective date of this article shall be fixed at four years, to be established on a series of overlapping terms with one term expiring each year except for one year in which two terms shall accordingly expire.
The Chairman of the Planning Commission shall promptly notify the Township Supervisors concerning any vacancies in the Planning Commission. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the Township Supervisors. If a vacancy shall occur other than by expiration of a term, it shall be filled by appointment by the Township Supervisors for the unexpired term.
A member of the Planning Commission once qualified and appointed may be removed from office in accord with the provisions of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, as amended and reenacted, and as it may hereafter be amended and reenacted, and specifically at present in accord with the terms and provisions set forth in Section 206 thereof, 53 P.S. § 10206, as it may be amended from time to time.
The Planning Commission shall have all of the authority, powers and duties conferred and imposed upon it as set forth in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code,[1] as amended and reenacted, and as it may hereafter be amended and reenacted, and shall otherwise be operated and conduct its business in accord with the provisions of the aforesaid Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
The Planning Commission may make and alter rules and regulations for its own organization and procedure, consistent with this article and with other ordinances of the Township and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
[Amended 1-5-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-2]
Except for elected or appointed officers or employees of the Township, members of the Planning Commission may receive compensation in an amount fixed by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. Nonetheless, compensation shall not exceed the rate of compensation authorized to be paid to the members of the Board of Supervisors. Without exception, however, members of the Planning Commission may be reimbursed for necessary and reasonable expenses.
As of the effective date of this article, the Derry Township Planning and Zoning Commission established under former law shall be abolished.
The Derry Township Planning Commission upon its creation and establishment shall have the authority and obligation to timely complete those matters then pending before the Derry Township Zoning and Planning Commission at the time of its abolishment.
This article shall be effective as of the first Monday in January 2014.
[Adopted 11-16-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-6]
This article is ordained and enacted pursuant to the provisions of The Second Class Township Code, as amended,[1] specifically including 53 P.S. § 66506, relating to the proper management, care and control of the Township and the maintenance of peace, good government, health and welfare of the Township and its citizens.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 65101 et seq.
The Supervisors of the Township hereby establish a Kish Dog Park Advisory Committee under the authority of the Second Class Township Code, as amended. The Kish Park Dog Park Advisory Committee recommendations to the Township Supervisors shall be advisory only.
The purpose of the Kish Dog Park Advisory Committee is to establish a forum for an effective liaison and communication with the Township and its Supervisors and employees in the operation and utilization of Kish Dog Park and to promote proper use and an efficient and positive atmosphere in the utilization of Kish Dog Park for the general health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township of Derry and the users of Kish Dog Park by:
A. 
Advising and making recommendations relating to specific policies, procedures and programs to the Township Supervisors and the Township Manager in relation to the Dog Park;
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Providing or soliciting volunteers to help with Dog Park projects as needed;
C. 
Making recommendations to the Supervisors and the Township Manager for Dog Park needs and improvements;
D. 
Assisting in the creation of a positive atmosphere and the providing of recommendations as to the creation of a positive atmosphere at Kish Dog Park for people and animals to socialize;
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Making recommendations to the Supervisors and the Township Manager as to the prevention and/or reduction of conflict between dogs, dog handlers and other users of Kish Dog Park;
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Coordinating with the Mifflin County Parks and Recreation Council and any relevant Committees of the Mifflin County Parks and Recreation Council as regards improvements to Kish Dog Park and the funding of Kish Dog Park;
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Assisting the Township Supervisors in implementing such other reasonable requests as it may receive from the Township Supervisors;
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Assisting with fund-raising efforts in coordination with the Township and with the Mifflin County Parks and Recreation Council.
The Kish Dog Park Advisory Committee shall consist of 12 members who shall be residents of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, who are citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and who are at least 18 years of age. At least one member of the Committee shall be a resident of Derry Township.
A. 
Members shall be appointed by the Supervisors for a term of two years, beginning on the first Monday of January of each even numbered year, or until their successors are appointed. Members shall serve at the pleasure of the Township Supervisors and a member may be removed as a member of the Committee, with or without cause, at any time by the Township Supervisors.
B. 
Thereafter, when a vacancy has occurred by reason of expiration of the term of any member, the Township Supervisors shall appoint a member to a new term of two years. If a vacancy occurs by death, by resignation or by removal from the Committee by the Township Supervisors, the Township Supervisors shall appoint a replacement meeting the qualifications of § 8-16, above, to hold such office for the remainder of the term vacated due to death, resignation or removal from the Committee by Township Supervisors.
Members of the Kish Dog Park Advisory Committee shall serve without compensation.
Upon organization of the Kish Dog Park Advisory Committee, the Committee shall appoint a Chairman, a Vice Chairman and a Secretary, all of whom shall serve at the pleasure of the membership of the Kish Dog Park Advisory Committee for a term of two years, or until their successors are appointed.
Meetings of the Kish Dog Park Advisory Committee shall be subject to the Sunshine Act, 65 Pa.C.S.A. § 701 et seq., as it may be amended and revised, and any successor law. Meetings shall be held as necessary, but no less than quarterly.
Public Records of the Kish Dog Park Advisory Committee shall be subject to the Right-to-Know Law, 65 P.S. § 67.101 et seq., as it may be amended and revised, and any successor law.