[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of West Hanover 6-3-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 139.
[Amended 3-5-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-4]
There is hereby created a Park and Recreation Board in and for West Hanover Township. The Board shall consist of five persons to be appointed by the Board of Supervisors for such terms as shall permit no more than two terms to expire in any one calendar year.
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided an effective date of January 1, 2008.
The members of the Board shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors for terms of five years, in such order that at least one member's term shall expire annually. The aforesaid appointments for a specified term notwithstanding, a Board member may stay in office until a successor qualifies or is appointed, or the Board of Supervisors may remove any member of the Board, at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors.
The members of the Board shall serve without pay, and vacancies in such Board, occurring otherwise than by expiration of a term, shall be filled by the Board of Supervisors for the unexpired term in the same manner as original appointment.
The Park and Recreation Board shall elect its own Chairman and Secretary and any other officers deemed necessary, to serve for a period of one year. The Board shall also have power to adopt rules and regulations for the conduct of all business within their jurisdiction.
The Park and Recreation Board shall advise the Township Manager and Board of Supervisors on how to maintain and equip parks; develop, maintain and operate park and recreation facilities; develop a program of recreation activities and services designed to meet the various leisure time interests of all residents; evaluate programs, facilities, services and relationships periodically to assure that the township's goals and objectives are being achieved; and advise and assist in the development and acquisition of adequate financial support for park and recreation facilities and programs. It shall also be the duty of the Park and Recreation Board to submit an annual report to the Board of Supervisors which provides an analysis and summary of township recreation areas, facilities, leadership and programs, and to render assistance to the Township Manager and/or the Board of Supervisors in implementing the township's recreational programs and park and recreation master plan.
The initial appointments and terms of members to the Park and Recreation Board shall be made in the following manner and for the following periods of service:
One member shall be appointed to a term which shall expire December 31, 1996.
One member shall be appointed to a term which shall expire December 31, 1995.
Two members shall be appointed to a term which shall expire December 31, 1994.
Two members shall be appointed to a term which shall expire December 31, 1993.
One member shall be appointed to a term which shall expire December 31, 1992.