Borough of Conway, PA
Beaver County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Conway as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Subdivision of land — See Ch. 107.

Planning Committee (§ 27-1) 

Planning Commission (§ 27-2 — § 27-14) 

[Adopted 6-14-1976 by Ord. No. 346,
Editor's Note: See Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
approved 6-14-1976]

§ 27-1
General responsibility. 

The Committee on Planning shall be in charge of the Borough Planning Commission, which shall be constituted as provided in Article II of this chapter. At the instance of the Committee on Planning and at the request of the Borough Council, the Planning Commission shall perform the functions stated in 53 P.S. § 10209.1.

[Adopted 5-26-1961 by Ord. No. 236; approved 5-26-1961]

§ 27-2
Creation of Commission; membership. 

§ 27-3
Terms of office. 

§ 27-4
Vacancies in office. 

§ 27-5
Residence requirement. 

§ 27-6
Uncompensated service. 

§ 27-7
Employment of personnel. 

§ 27-8
Contracts for professional services. 

§ 27-9
Referral of proposed ordinances to Commission. 

§ 27-10
Approval or disapproval of ordinances; effect. 

§ 27-11
Preparation of maps. 

§ 27-12
Recommendations to Council. 

§ 27-13
Approval of dedications. 

§ 27-14
Effect of approval or disapproval. 

[Amended 11-8-1965 by Ord. No. 283, approved 12-10-1965; 6-12-1978 by Ord. No. 355, approved 6-12-1978]

Pursuant to the provisions of the Act of July 31, 1968, No. 247, 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq., there is hereby created a Borough Planning Commission consisting of seven persons to be appointed by Council.

[Amended 6-12-1978 by Ord. No. 355, approved 6-12-1978]

Of the members first appointed, one member of said Commission shall be appointed for a term of one year, one member for a term of two years, one member for a term of three years and two members for a term of four years. Of the two additional members appointed in 1978, one of the additional members shall be appointed for a term ending on December 31, 1979, and the other additional member for a term ending on December 31, 1980. Thereafter the appropriate number of members shall be appointed annually for a term of four years.

In the event of a vacancy in the Borough Planning Commission, Council shall make an appointment to fill said vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term.

All members of said Commission must reside within the Borough of Conway, and any member who removes from said Borough shall no longer be entitled to remain a member of said Commission.

All members of said Planning Commission shall serve without compensation.

The Borough Planning Commission may employ engineers and other persons, whose salaries and wages and other necessary expenses of the Commission, where approved by Council, shall be provided for by a proper appropriation by Council.

The Planning Commission may contract for professional planning services when approved by Council, and the costs and expenses of such professional planning services shall be provided for through proper appropriations by Council.

The Secretary of Council shall furnish to the Borough Planning Commission a copy of all proposed ordinances and all amendments thereto relating to the location of any public buildings of the Borough and to the location, extension, widening or ornamentation of and parking on any street, boulevard, parkway, park, playground or other public ground, and to the relocation, vacation, curtailment, changes of use or any other alteration of the Borough plan with relation to the same, and to the location of any bridge or tunnel or underground, surface or elevated railway.

The Planning Commission shall give written approval or disapproval of any such ordinances, bills or amendments, which must be communicated to Council in writing within 10 days after the introduction of said ordinances, but such disapproval shall be advisory and shall not operate as a vote.

The Borough Planning Commission may have prepared and present to Council maps of the Borough or any portion thereof, including territory extending three miles beyond the Borough limits, showing the streets and highways and other natural and artificial features and also locations proposed by it for new public buildings, civic center, streets, parks, playgrounds or other public improvements or any widening, extension or relocation of the same.

The Planning Commission may make recommendations to Council from time to time concerning any such matters and things referred to in § 27-11 hereof, and in so doing, have regard for the present condition and future needs and growth of the Borough and the disposition of highways and other means of communication.

All plans, plots or replots of lands laid out in building lots and the street or any portions of the same intended to be dedicated to public use or for the use of purchasers or owners of lots located within the Borough limits shall be submitted to the Borough Planning Commission and approved by it before they shall be recorded. It shall be unlawful to record such plan in any public office unless the same shall bear the written approval of the Borough Planning Commission.

Disapproval of any such plans by the Planning Commission shall be deemed a refusal of the proposed dedication shown thereon. The approval of the Commission shall be deemed an acceptance of the proposed dedication but shall not impose any duty upon the Borough concerning the maintenance or improvement of any such dedicated streets, etc., until the proper authority of the Borough shall have made actual appropriation of the same by entry, use or improvement. Until the approval of the Planning Commission is obtained, no sewer, water or gas main or pipes shall be approved or installed within the area under the jurisdiction of said Planning Commission, nor shall any permit for connection with or other use of any such improvement existing be given to any such purchasers or owners.