[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Pine Grove 6-10-2010 by Ord. No. 405. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the provisions and authority of the Borough Code, the Borough Council does hereby create and establish a Recreation Board for the Borough of Pine Grove to be known as the "Pine Grove Borough Recreation Board."
The Board shall consist of five members to be appointed by the Council for the Borough of Pine Grove. The Board members must be registered voters residing in the Borough of Pine Grove. No more than one Pine Grove Borough Council member may be appointed to the Board at any time. The Board members shall serve for terms of four years, or until their successors are appointed, except that the terms of the members first appointed shall be so fixed that two members shall be appointed for four years, one for three years, one for two years, and one for one year. Vacancies occurring otherwise than by expiration of terms shall be for the unexpired term and shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments. The members of the Board shall serve without compensation. Each member shall serve until December 31 of the year in which the member's term is scheduled to expire, or until a new appointment has been made in accordance with the requirements of this section.
The Board shall be invested with all and full powers and authority as delegated to it under the Borough Code and with the right to improve, equip, operate, maintain and regulate public parks, playgrounds, play fields, public swimming pools and bathing places, indoor or outdoor recreational facilities, places or centers established within the Borough.
The Recreation Board shall meet no less than one time per month and shall elect a board President, vice President, secretary and treasurer. Minutes of meetings shall be taken and a monthly report shall be forwarded to Borough Council.
The Recreation Board shall have the authority to open bank accounts, take loans, apply for grants or any other financial assistance consistent with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code and the Borough Code. All accounts, loans, and grants shall be taken in the name of the Board.
The Board shall submit an annual report to the Borough Council not later than September 1 of each year. The report shall include a listing of the significant activities of the Board during the prior year and comments and recommendations with respect to the management and operation of recreation programs and parks and open spaces within the Borough of Pine Grove, including an analysis of parks, recreation, and open space areas and programs, as well as maintenance and operations. The Recreation Board shall also recommend and submit an annual budget not later than September 1 of each year to the Borough Council who shall review said budget. The Board shall not have authority to enter into any contracts that are to incur any obligations binding upon the Borough of Pine Grove. The Recreation Board shall exercise general supervision over the care, maintenance, improvement and replacement of Borough property and equipment in parks, recreation and open space areas.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith be and the same are hereby repealed.
The provisions of this chapter shall be severable, and if any of its provisions shall be held to be unconstitutional, illegal or invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of any other remaining provisions of this chapter. It is hereby declared as legislative intent that this chapter would have been adopted had such unconstitutional, illegal or invalid provision not been included therein.