CHAPTER 260 – BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND AUTHORITIES

260   PLANNING COMMISSION

Editor’s Note:  Provisions relating to the Planning Commission are codified in Chapter 1220 of Part Twelve – the Planning and Zoning Code

CHAPTER 262 – ZONING HEARING BOARD

Editor’s Note:  Provisions relating to the Zoning Hearing Board are codified in Chapter 1264 of Part Twelve – the Planning and Zoning Code

CHAPTER 264 – SHADE TREE COMMISSION

264.01   ESTABLISHMENT

There is hereby established a Commission to be known as the Shade Tree Commission, to be composed of three residents of the Township of Lawrence Park who, except for the first members, shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners to serve for terms of five years and without compensation.

264.02   APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS

The Board of Commissioners shall appoint one member to the Shade Tree Commission for a term of three years, one for a term of four years, and one for a term of five years.  On the expiration of said terms, a successor shall be appointed by the Board of Commissioners to serve for a term of five years.  Vacancies in the office of Shade Tree Commissioner shall be filled by the Board of Commissioners for the unexpired term.

264.03   POWERS AND DUTIES

The Shade Tree Commission shall have exclusive custody and control of the shade trees in the Township, and is hereby authorized to plant, remove, maintain and protect shade trees on the public streets and highways in the Township.  With the approval of the Board of Commissioners, the Shade Tree Commission may hire such employees as may be required for the proper performance of its duties.  The Shade Tree Commission may make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners of such regulations as it deems necessary for the care and protection of shade trees.  No such regulations shall be enforced until they have been approved by the Board of Commissioners and published twice in a newspaper of general circulation in the Township.

264.04   APPROPRIATION FOR EXPENSES; ANNUAL REPORT

The expenses of the Shade Tree Commission necessarily incurred in the planting, removing, maintaining, and protecting of shade trees within the Township, and the expenses for employees, advertising expenses, and all other costs of the Commission, shall be paid by the Township.  The needed amount shall each year be certified to the Board of Commissioners upon request at the time of initial budget preparations, and the amount finally appropriated shall be drawn against, as required by the Shade Tree Commission, in the same manner as money appropriated for other Township purposes.  The Commission shall annually report in full to the Board of Commissioners its transactions and expenses for the last fiscal year of the Township at the first meeting of the Board of Commissioners following the close of the fiscal year.  Additional reports shall be made as required by the Board of Commissioners.

CHAPTER 266 – RECREATION BOARD

266.01   ESTABLISHMENT

There is hereby established a Recreation Board in and for the Township, which shall be an advisory board responsible for the operation and maintenance of Township parks, recreation areas, and facilities as provided by the First Class Township Code and by the Board of Township Commissioners.

266.02   APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS; COMPOSITION

Members of the Recreation Board shall be appointed by the Board of Township Commissioners, upon the recommendation of the Parks and Recreation Commissioner.  The composition of the Recreation Board shall be as provided in the First Class Township Code.

CHAPTER 268 – CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

Editor’s Note:  There are no sections in Chapter 268.  This chapter has been established to provide a place for cross references and any future legislation.

CHAPTER 270 – POLICE PENSION FUND COMMITTEE

Editor’s Note:  Provisions relating to the Police Pension Fund Committee are codified in Section 282.05.

CHAPTER 272 – EAST ERIE SUBURBAN RECREATION AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY

272.01   INTENT TO ORGANIZE

The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lawrence Park hereby signifies its intention to organize jointly with the Township of Harborcreek and the Borough of Wesleyville a Municipal Authority pursuant to the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, for the purposes of furthering the recreational facilities available to the residents of the Township and for the development of the environmental resources of the community.

272.02   NAME OF THE AUTHORITY

The name of the proposed Authority is the East Erie Suburban Recreation and Conservation Authority.

272.03   ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

The proposed Articles of Incorporation are set forth in full in Exhibit “A” attached to original Ordinance 226, passed April 11, 1972, made a part hereof, and on file with the Township Secretary.  The main provisions of such Articles are set forth hereinafter:

Articles of Incorporation for the Incorporation of East Erie Suburban Recreation and Conservation Authority, a Proposed Municipal Authority.

In compliance with the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, its supplements and amendments, the Township of Harborcreek, a township of the Second Class, of Erie County, Pennsylvania, pursuant to a duly adopted resolution of said Township, and the Township of Lawrence Park, a township of the First Class of Erie County, Pennsylvania, pursuant to an ordinance duly passed by its Board of Commissioners, and the Borough of Wesleyville, Erie County, Pennsylvania, pursuant to an ordinance duly passed by its Council and approved by its Mayor, signifying the intent of all municipalities to form the Authority do hereby certify:

(1)        The name of the Authority shall be East Erie Suburban Recreation and Conservation Authority.

(2)        This Authority is formed under the provisions of the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, its supplements, and amendments.

(3)        The Township of Harborcreek has organized the following Authorities under the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, its supplements or amendments:  Harborcreek Township Sewer Authority

The Township of Lawrence Park and the Borough of Wesleyville have not organized any authorities under the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, its supplements and amendments, or the Act approved June 28, 1935, P.L. 463, as amended.  None of the authorities named above has been organized for the purposes established therein.

(4)        The purpose of the Authority is to operate and provide for recreation park and conservation programs, facilities and services to the citizens of the Township of Harborcreek, Lawrence Park, and the Borough of Wesleyville.

(5)        The names of the incorporating municipalities are the Township of Harborcreek, Erie County, Pennsylvania; the Township of Lawrence Park, Erie County, Pennsylvania; and the Borough of Wesleyville, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

(6)        The names and addresses of the Supervisors of the Township of Harborcreek, such persons constituting the Municipal Authority of said Township are:  (see Exhibit “A” to original Ordnance 226)

The names and addresses of the Commissioners of the Township of Lawrence Park, such persons being the Municipal Authority of said Township, are: (see Exhibit “A” to original Ordinance 226)

The names and addresses of the Mayor and Councilmen of the Borough of Wesleyville, said persons being the Municipal Authority of said Borough, are:  (see Exhibit “A” to original Ordinance 226)

(7)        The Board of the Authority to be formed hereby shall consist of six members, two of whom shall be appointed by each of Harborcreek Township, Lawrence Park Township, and the Borough of Wesleyville; each Township and the Borough shall select one member for a term of two years, and one member for a term of three years, to serve from the first day of ___________, 1972.

The names and addresses of the members of the first board of the Authority to be formed hereby are as follows:  (see Exhibit “A” to original Ordinance 226)

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Township of Harborcreek, the Township of Lawrence Park, and the Borough of Wesleyville have executed these Articles by their proper officials thereunto duly authorized and under their Municipal seals this _____ day of April, 1972.

272.04   AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

The Articles of Incorporation of the East Erie Suburban Recreation and Conservation Authority (the “Authority”) are hereby amended as follows:

The Authority is hereby authorized to execute and file the necessary documents to amend its Articles of Incorporation so as to increase the number of members on the Authority to nine, one additional member from each of the three following municipalities:  Harborcreek Township, Lawrence Park Township, and Wesleyville Borough.