[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Allen 2-5-2020 by Ord. No. 793. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 51, Park and Recreation Board, adopted 12-7-1965 by Ord. No. 103, as amended.
There is hereby created a Park and Recreation Board to be known and cited as the "Board."
The Board shall be composed of no more than seven members. The members of the Board shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners for staggered terms of five years in such order that no more than two members' terms shall expire annually. All persons appointed shall serve their full terms unless voluntarily resigned or removed by the Board of Commissioners for malfeasance or nonfeasance of duty. All the members of the Park and Recreation Board shall be residents of Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, at the time of appointment and for the term of the appointment.
The members of the Board shall serve without compensation and at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners. Vacancies occurring other than by expiration of term shall be for the unexpired term and shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.
The Board shall elect a Chairman and a Vice Chairman and create and fill such other offices as it may determine. Officers shall serve annual terms and may succeed themselves. The Board may make and alter bylaws and rules and regulations to govern its procedures consistent with the ordinances of Upper Allen Township, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and shall be approved by the Board of Commissioners. The Board may incur expenses only when authorized by and approved by the Board of Commissioners. The Board shall hold regular meetings at such times and places as it designates.
The Board shall initiate, provide and recommend to the Board of Commissioners, from time to time, plans for the acquisition of, or construction of, improvement of, maintenance of, equipping of, operation of, financing of and regulation of public parks, parkways, playgrounds, play fields, swimming pools, bathing places and indoor and outdoor recreation places and facilities. The Board's recommendations and advice shall be communicated through the Township Manager or his/her designee, who shall be notified of each meeting of the Board and be entitled to attend each meeting and participate in discussions without vote.
The Board shall exercise the authority granted herein over any recreation place acquired hereafter or now existing, unless otherwise specified by the Board of Commissioners.