[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Springdale 2-20-2018 by Ord. No. 1261. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Civil Service Commission shall consist of three members who shall be qualified electors in the Borough, who shall be appointed by the Borough Council and may succeed themselves at the expiration of their respective terms.
Members of the Commission shall at the same time hold an elective or appointed office under the federal government, this commonwealth or any political subdivision of the commonwealth, except that one member of the commission may be a member of the Council and one may be a member of the teaching profession.
Members of the Civil Service Commission shall receive no compensation.
Members of the Board shall be appointed for initial terms of two-, four- and six-year terms, ending on December 31 of the final year of the initial term.
The initial term of the Civil Service Commission shall be deemed to commence beginning the first Monday in January, 2018. Following the expiration of the initial term, all subsequent terms shall be for six-year durations beginning on the first Monday in January such that at least one term expires annually.
Each member of the Commission, before entering upon the discharge of the duties of office, shall take an oath or affirmation of office under 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 1141 (relating to form of oaths of office).
The Civil Service Commission shall promptly notify the governing body of any vacancies which occur. Appointments to fill vacancies shall be only for the unexpired portion of the term.
To the extent that Council does not immediately fill an expired term, the person whose term has expired may continue to serve until such time Council acts to fill the vacancy. Once filled, the new member shall serve for the remainder of the six-year term.
Council may appoint no more than three qualified electors of the Borough to serve as alternate members of the Commission. The term of office of the alternate members shall be six years, ending on December 31 of the sixth year of the term.
If seated under Section 1174 of the Pennsylvania Borough Code (relating to organization of commission), an alternate shall be entitled to participate in all proceedings and discussions of the Commission to the same and full extent as provided by law for Commission members, including specifically the right to cast a vote as a voting member during the proceedings, and shall have all the powers and duties specified in this chapter and as otherwise provided by law.
Editor's Note: See 8 Pa.C.S.A. § 1174.
An alternate member may not hold another office in the Borough.
An alternate may participate in any proceeding or discussion of the Commission but may not vote as a member of the Commission unless designated as a voting alternate member under Section 1174 of the Pennsylvania Borough Code.
Alternate members shall receive no compensation and, before entering upon the discharge of the duties of office, shall take an oath or affirmation of office under 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 1141 (relating to form of oaths of office).
If any sentence, clause, section, or part of this chapter is for any reason found to be unconstitutional, illegal or invalid, such unconstitutionality, illegality, or invalidity shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions, sentences, clauses, sections or parts of this chapter. It is hereby declared as the intent of the Borough Council that this chapter would have been adopted had such unconstitutional, illegal or invalid sentence, clause, section or part thereof not been included herein.