[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of New Garden 6-2-1980 by Ord. No. 62. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created and established a Township Planning Commission for the Township of New Garden to consist of seven members to have the powers and duties of a Planning Commission as set forth in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code of 1968, as amended and as above set forth.
All members of the Township Planning Commission shall be appointed by the Township Supervisors for a maximum term of four years. No more than two of these members shall be reappointed or replaced during any future calendar year. The Chairman of said Commission shall be selected by the majority vote of the seven members hereinafter appointed by the Supervisors of New Garden Township and the said Chairman of the Township Planning Commission shall promptly notify the Township Supervisors of any vacancies which occur on the Commission.
The following persons, residents of the Township of New Garden, are hereby appointed as the initial members of the Township Planning Commission for the terms of office indicated opposite their respective names, as follows.
Editor's Note: The names, addresses and terms of the original and current members of the Planning Commission are on file in the Township offices.
All of the members of the Township Planning Commission shall be residents of the Township of New Garden, and none of the members shall be officers or employees of the Township of New Garden. At least five of the members shall be citizen members.
Any member of the Township Planning Commission once qualified and appointed may be removed from office for malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance in office or for other just cause by a majority vote of the Board of Township Supervisors which appointed the member, taken after the member has received 15 days' advance notice of the intent to take such a vote. A hearing shall be held in connection with the vote if the member shall request it in writing. Any appointment to fill a vacancy created by removal shall be only for the unexpired term.
The Township Planning Commission shall elect its own Chairman and Vice Chairman and create and fill such other offices as it may determine. Officers shall serve annual terms and may succeed themselves. The Township Planning Commission may make and alter bylaws and rules and regulations to govern its procedures consistent with the ordinances of the Township of New Garden and the laws of the commonwealth. The Township Planning Commission shall keep a full record of its business and shall annually make a written report by March 1 of each year of its activities to the Township Supervisors. Interim reports may be made as often as may be necessary, or as requested by the Township Supervisors.
The Planning Commission shall have all the powers and duties conferred and imposed upon it as set forth in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, established by the Act of July 31, 1968, P.L. 805, as amended and reenacted.
The Township Supervisors may employ administrative and technical services to aid in carrying out the provisions of this article either as consultants on particular matters or as regular employees of the Township.
The Township Planning Commission may, with the consent of the Township Supervisors, accept and utilize any funds, personnel or other assistance made available by the county, the commonwealth or the federal government or any of their agencies, or from private sources. The Township Supervisors may enter into agreements or contracts regarding the acceptance or utilization of the funds or assistance in accordance with the governmental procedures of the Township.