Town of McCandless, PA
Allegheny County
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Editor's Note: The Town of McCandless has authorized joint creation of various authorities by ordinance, pursuant to the Municipality Authorities Act of May 2, 1945 (P.L. 382), as follows:
(a) North Allegheny Joint Authority by Ordinance 16 adopted October 7, 1949, for public school building purposes.
(b) McCandless Township Sanitary Authority by Ordinance 110 adopted December 14, 1955, for sewer and treatment systems purposes.
(c) McCandless - Franklin Park Ambulance Authority by Ordinance 707 adopted December 13, 1976, as amended by Ordinance 714 adopted February 7, 1977, and Ordinance 749 adopted October 23, 1978, for public ambulance service purposes.
(d) Northland Public Library Authority by Ordinance 712 adopted February 7, 1977, for free public library service purposes.
(e) McCandless Township Industrial Development Authority by Resolution 8 of 1969 adopted October 27, 1969; changed to McCandless Industrial Development Authority on October 4, 1979, by amending the Articles of Incorporation of such Authority.
[Ord. 678, passed 6-23-1975]
Council shall appoint seven qualified electors of the Town to serve overlapping four-year terms. Vacancies shall be filled promptly as they occur. A member may be removed for cause but may request a hearing before Council prior to removal. No members may be paid.
[Ord. 678, passed 6-23-1975]
Planning Commission functions include:
(a) 
Review of request from land developers;
(b) 
Recommendations to Council concerning approval of such requests;
(c) 
Recommendations concerning preparation of and changes in codes and/or ordinances affecting land use;
(d) 
Recommendations concerning preparation of and changes in the comprehensive plan or an official map;
(e) 
Recommendations to the Zoning Hearing Board upon request, and
(f) 
Recommendations on other matters covered by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.
[Ord. 678, passed 6-23-1975]
Council shall appoint three qualified electors of the Town to serve overlapping three-year terms. Vacancies shall be filled promptly as they occur. A member may be removed for cause but may request a hearing before Council prior to removal. Members may receive compensation as established by Council. Members of the Board shall hold no other office in the Town, except that no more than one member of the Board may also be a member of the Planning Commission.
[Ord. 678, passed 6-23-1975]
Zoning Hearing Board functions as prescribed by the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Code include holding hearings on the following:
(a) 
Requests for variances from the Zoning Ordinance;
(b) 
Requests for special exceptions;
(c) 
Appeals from actions of the Zoning Officer, and
(d) 
Challenges to the validity of the Zoning Ordinance or map. The Zoning Hearing Board may make, alter and rescind rules and forms for its procedure, consistent with Town ordinances but shall be bound by and shall follow any procedures, notice requirements and any other mandated requirements of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. With the approval of Council, the Zoning Hearing Board may employ legal counsel other than the Town Attorney in any cases where Council might be in an adversary position as to any decision or finding made by the Zoning Hearing Board.
[Ord. 678, passed 6-23-1975]
Council shall appoint three qualified electors of the Town to serve overlapping three-year terms. Vacancies shall be filled promptly as they occur. A member may be removed for cause but has a right to a hearing prior to removal. No member may be paid.
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Editor's Note: This section was repealed 3-6-1978 by Ord. No. 734. See now § 137.04.
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Editor's Note: This section was repealed 10-25-1976 by Ord. No. 705.
[Ord. 678, passed 6-23-1975]
Council shall appoint five qualified electors to serve overlapping five-year terms on the Sanitary Authority Board. Members may receive compensation from the Authority's funds at rates fixed by Council. Vacancies shall be filled promptly as they occur.
[Ord. 678, passed 6-23-1975]
To serve on the Development Authority Board, Council shall appoint one qualified elector from each of the following five municipalities: McCandless, Pine, Marshall, Franklin Park and Bradford Woods, to overlapping five-year terms. Appointees must be recommended by the governing body of the municipality they are to represent.