[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Baldwin as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-20-1952 by Ord. No. 16]
[Amended 3-16-1970 by Ord. No. 383]
There is hereby created and established under the authority of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act No. 247 of 1968, a Planning Commission.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
[Amended 3-16-1970 by Ord. No. 383; 3-15-1982 by Ord. No. 523; 12-20-1994 by Ord. No. 665; 9-20-2004 by Ord. No. 789]
Said Planning Commission shall consist of five regular members serving alternative four-year terms and one alternate member to serve a four-year term, who must be residents of the Borough of Baldwin. The Planning Commission shall have the duties prescribed by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.
[Amended 3-16-1970 by Ord. No. 383]
Vacancies occurring in the office of a member of the Planning Commission, other than by expiration of a term, shall be filled by appointment of the Borough Council for the unexpired portion of the term vacated. Any member of a planning commission once qualified and appointed may be removed from office for malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance in office or for any other just cause by a majority vote of the Borough Council, said vote to be 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.
The members of the Planning Commission shall serve without compensation and shall make annual report to Council of their transactions. The Borough Planning Commission may make or cause to be made and lay before Council and, at its discretion, cause to be published 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 any new public buildings, civic centers, streets, parkways, parks, playgrounds or any other public ground or public improvement or any widening, extension or relocation of the same or any change in the Borough plan by it deemed advisable; and it may make recommendations to Council from time to time concerning any such matters and things aforesaid for action by Council thereon, and in so doing have regard for the present conditions and future needs and growth of the Borough, and the distribution and relative location of all the principal and other streets and railways, waterways and all other means of public travel and business communications, as well as the distribution and relative location of all public buildings, public grounds and open spaces devoted to public use; it may make recommendations to any public authorities or any corporations or individuals in said Borough with reference to the location of any buildings, structures or works to be erected or constructed by them.
All plans, plots or replots of lands laid out in building lots and the streets or other portions of the same intended to be dedicated to public use or for the use of purchasers or owners of lots fronting thereon or adjacent thereto, and located within the Borough limits, shall be first submitted to the Borough Planning Commission and approved by it before said plans shall be recorded; it shall be unlawful to receive or record any plan in any public office unless the same shall bear thereon, by endorsement or otherwise, the approval of the Borough Planning Commission and of the Borough Council. The disapproval of any such plan by the Borough Planning Commission shall be deemed a refusal of the proposed dedication shown thereon. The approval of the Planning Commission shall be deemed an acceptance of the proposed dedication, but it shall not impose any duty upon the Borough concerning the maintenance or improvement of any such dedicated parts until the Borough Council shall have made actual appropriations of the same by entry, use or improvement.
The Borough Council shall appropriate annually such sums as it deems necessary for defraying the expenses of the Planning Commission, and in no event shall the expenses of the Planning Commission, including the salaries of the Engineer or other employees, exceed the amount of the appropriation.
[Adopted 11-18-1963 by Ord. No. 265]
The Borough of Baldwin hereby joins and associates in the creation of the South Hills Regional Planning Commission in conformity with the state statutes, as now or hereafter amended, and shall be bound thereby and in consideration of the mutual covenants and obligations contained within the Articles of Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof.
Editor's Note: A complete copy of the Articles of Agreement is on file in the Borough offices.
The Borough of Baldwin hereby appropriates public funds for the operation of the South Hills Regional Planning Commission in the amount of $25 for the year 1963 and for such subsequent years as the governing body shall approve of, which is determined to be the cost of operating the Regional Planning Commission and accomplishing the planning objectives of the participating municipalities.
Editor's Note: Original Section 3 of Ord. No. 265, which immediately followed this section and which provided for specific appointments to the Commission, was deleted 12-19-1985 by Ord. No. 566.
The Borough of Baldwin hereby authorizes proper Borough officials of the Borough of Baldwin to execute the Articles of Agreement, and directs the Secretary to duly attest the signature, place the corporate seal thereon and forward a certified copy of this article to the Acting Secretary of the South Hills Regional Planning Commission.