[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Ephrata 2-9-1976 as Ord. No. 1021. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Borough Planning Commission, to be composed of five (5) members, is hereby created for the Borough of Ephrata. Such Commission shall be appointed as prescribed by law and shall perform all the duties and may exercise all the powers and functions vested by law in planning agencies for boroughs, provided that the Borough Planning Commission in existence at the time of enactment of this chapter shall constitute the Planning Commission hereby created, and nothing herein shall affect the tenure of any member thereof, but all vacancies in said Commission, regardless of the cause thereof, hereafter occurring, shall be filled in the manner and for the term prescribed by the law governing borough planning commissions in force at the time of the happening of such vacancies; provided, further, that at any time Borough Council shall have authority to create a Borough Planning Department and to assign or appoint personnel thereto, to perform such functions of planning agencies, in the nature of administration and research as the Council may specify.