[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Potter 1-10-2011 by Ord. No. 2-2011. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 141.
There is hereby created, pursuant to Section 2204 of the Second Class Township Code (act of May 1, 1933, P.L. 103, No. 69; reenacted July 10, 1947, P.L. 1481; reenacted and amended Nov. 9, 1995, P.L. 350, No. 60) a board to be known as Tri-Municipal Parks and Recreational Board ("Board"). The Board shall be composed of nine voting members, three from each municipality (Potter Township, Gregg Township and Centre Hall Borough) and three alternate members, one from each municipality.
Members of the Board shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors in accordance with the following procedures:
Board members shall serve for terms of five years, or until their successors are appointed, except that the members first appointed shall be appointed so that the terms of not more than two members expire annually. All persons appointed shall serve their full terms unless they voluntarily resign or are removed by the Board of Supervisors. Vacancies occurring otherwise, than by expiration of term, shall be for the unexpired term and shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.
Whenever possible, due consideration will be given to representation from various geographic sections within the Township, so that all members shall not be from the same general area.
Members of the Board shall receive no compensation for their services, but may be reimbursed by the Township for all expenses incurred in performing their duties.
The Board is to be advisory and shall coordinate its activities with the elected officials, Planning Commission, and other such local governmental bodies.
The members of the Board shall elect a chairperson, vice chair, and secretary and select all other necessary officers to serve for a period of one year. The Board may adopt rules and regulations for the conduct of all business within its jurisdiction and exercise powers and functions concerning parks and recreation facilities as may be delegated to it by the municipalities.
The Board shall have the following powers:
Identify the open space, recreation, park and trail needs of the municipalities.
Plan and supervise recreation programs approved by the municipalities.
Recommend plans, programs, and policies regarding the provision of recreation and park services at the Tri-Municipal Park.
Undertake recreation and park tasks as requested by the municipalities.
The Board shall keep minutes of its meetings, which it shall submit to the municipalities. The board shall submit an annual report to the municipalities, including an analysis of the adequacy and effectiveness of community recreation areas, facilities and leadership.
The Board, at such times as directed by the municipalities, shall annually submit for approval to the municipalities a proposed budget for the ensuing year, setting forth all proposed expenditures, salaries, and programs with sufficient justification. The Board shall not in any manner obligate the municipalities for the payment of any municipal funds until the same is appropriated by the municipalities.