[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Tredyffrin as Ch. I, Art. 1, § 103, of the 1979 General Laws of the Municipality of Tredyffrin. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 12-16-2013 by Ord. No. HR-401]
The Township Planning Commission shall consist of seven members. Members of the Planning Commission shall be appointed by the Supervisors of Tredyffrin Township for four-year terms, or until their successors are appointed and qualified, except that the terms of the members newly appointed at the time of adoption of this chapter shall be so fixed that no more than two shall be reappointed or replaced during any future calendar year. The members of the existing Planning Commission shall continue in office until the end of the term of which they are appointed; their successors shall be appointed as provided herein. If a vacancy shall occur otherwise than by expiration of term, it shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term according to the terms of this chapter. The Chairman of the Planning Commission shall promptly notify the Board of Supervisors concerning vacancies in the Commission. All members of the Commission shall reside within the Township and shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for necessary expenses.
The Township Planning Commission shall elect its own Chairman and create and fill such other offices as it may determine. The Commission may make and alter rules for its procedure consistent with the ordinances of the township and the laws of the commonwealth. It shall keep a record of its resolutions, transactions, findings and determinations, which records shall be a public record. The Board of Supervisors shall appropriate from the general township funds such money as may be necessary and may be available for the work of the Planning Commission in the year in which the appropriation is made. The Planning Commission may appoint such employees and staff as it may deem necessary for its work and may contract with planners and other consultants for such technical services as it may require upon authorization of the Board of Supervisors. These and other expenditures as may be necessary and proper shall be within the amount appropriated for the purpose by the Board of Township Supervisors or placed at the Commission's disposal from other sources.
The Planning Commission shall prepare and adopt a plan of development for the township. It shall file an annual report. It shall be the duty of the Planning Commission to make or cause to be made and to lay before the Township Supervisors maps and plans for the township, or any portion thereof, showing the street, highway and other natural and artificial features and also any locations recommended by it for any new public buildings, civic schemes, parkways, parks, playgrounds and any other public grounds or public improvements and any widening, extensions or relocation of the same, and thereafter from time to time the Planning Commission may lay before the Township Supervisors any modification, change or supplement to any prior plan or plans. The Planning Commission may also make recommendation to the Township Supervisors with respect to any and all matters and things referred to in this section and in so doing shall have regard for the present conditions and future needs and growth of the township.
Any maps or plans so submitted shall not be effective unless regularly approved and adopted by ordinance or resolution of the Township Supervisors and, after such approval and adoption, shall be subject to revision and change from time to time as the Township Supervisors may deem expedient.
[Amended 10-19-1998 by Ord. No. HR-278]
The Board of Supervisors may establish as the Official Map of the township any part of the development plan established by ordinance and such revision thereto by resolution in accordance with Section 209.1 of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10209.1.
The Township Supervisors may, at their discretion from time to time, submit to the Planning Commission any question or proposal relating to any of the matters or things referred to in § 43-4 or any other matter or thing relating to the growth or development of the township, including any plans for the development of any particular section of the township, and it shall be the duty of the Planning Commission in due course to make a report with respect to any such question or proposal with its recommendation thereon, particularly with matters thereon of land subdivision or zoning.
[Amended 10-19-1998 by Ord. No. HR-278]
The Planning Commission shall have all other powers and duties provided by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.).