[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Allen 12-9-1974 as Ord. No. 208. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Township Planning Commission is hereby created for the Township of Upper Allen which shall have seven (7) members who shall serve without compensation.
Each member of the Planning Commission shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners of Upper Allen Township for a term of four (4) years or until his/her successor is appointed and qualified. The Chairman of the Planning Commission shall promptly notify the Board of Commissioners of Upper Allen Township of any vacancies in the commission, and such vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term by said Board of Commissioners.
All of the members of the Planning Commission shall be residents of Upper Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. At least five (5) of said members shall be citizen members who shall not be officers or employees of the Township of Upper Allen.
Any member of the Planning Commission, once qualified and appointed, may be removed from office for malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance in office or for other just cause by a majority vote of the Board of Commissioners aforesaid taken after the member has received fifteen (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. Any appointment to fill a vacancy created by removal shall be only for the unexpired term.
The Commission shall elect its own Chairman and Vice Chairman and create and fill such other offices as it may determine. Officers shall serve annual terms and may succeed themselves. The Commission may make and alter bylaws and rules and regulations to govern its procedures consistent with the ordinances of Upper Allen Township and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Commission shall keep a full record of its business and shall annually make a written report by March 1 of each year of its activities to said Board of Commissioners. Interim reports may be made as often as may be necessary or as requested by the Board of Commissioners.
The Planning Commission shall perform all the duties and may exercise all the powers conferred upon it by ordinances and the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or as requested by the Board of Commissioners of Upper Allen Township.
The Planning Commission may, with the consent of said Board of Commissioners, accept and utilize any funds, personnel or other assistance made available by the County of Cumberland, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the federal government or any of their agencies or from private sources.