Borough of Plymouth, PA
Luzerne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Plymouth over veto 6-13-1962 by Res. No. 19-1962. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Commission shall consist of three Commissioners, who shall be qualified electors of the Borough and shall be appointed by the Borough Council initially to serve for the terms of two, four and six years, and as terms thereafter expire they shall be appointed for terms of six years.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original Section 2, which immediately followed this section and contained the names and terms of the initial Commissioners, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Such information is currently on file and available for inspection in the Borough offices.
Hereafter each and every appointment to and promotion in the police force or as fire apparatus operators paid directly by the Borough shall be made only according to qualifications and fitness to be ascertained by examinations which shall be competitive as provided in the Civil Service Act and its amendments as contained in the Borough Code, 8 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
All appointments in the police or fire forces of the Borough, including the Chief of Police, prior to the creation of this commission, shall continue to hold their positions and shall not be required to take any examination under the provisions of the Civil Service Act and its amendments as contained in the Borough Code, 8 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
Hereafter all members of the police force, including police clerks, who devote their normal working hours to police duty or duty in connection with the bureau agencies and services connected with police protection work and who are paid a stated salary or compensation for such work by the Borough are fully protected by the Civil Service Act as set forth in the Borough Code, 8 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
Hereafter any person who operates fire apparatus and devotes his normal working hours to operating any piece of fire apparatus or other services connected with fire protection work and who is paid a stated salary or compensation for such work done by the Borough is fully protected by the Civil Service Act and its amendments as set forth in the Borough Code, 8 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
The Commission members shall receive no compensation and they shall organize within 10 days of their appointment and shall elect one of its members as the Chairman and one as the Secretary.
The Commission shall, after its organization meeting, meet and organize on the first Monday of each even numbered year.
The Commission shall keep minutes of its proceedings and records of examinations and other official actions.
The Commission shall make an annual report to the Council, containing a brief summary of its works during the year, which shall be available for public inspection. Said annual report shall be made at the regular Plymouth Borough Council meeting in the month of January.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
The Commission shall function according to the provisions of 8 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.