Township of Millcreek, PA
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Millcreek as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Intergovernmental cooperation — See Ch. 63.
[Adopted 6-17-1963 by Ord. No. 63-4]

§ 36-1 Designation of Recreation and Parks Commission.

[Amended 1-22-1973 by Ord. No. 73-2[1]]
There is hereby designated a Recreation and Parks Commission for Millcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania to be known as the "Millcreek Township Recreation and Parks Commission."
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance changed all references from the "Recreation Commission" to the "Recreation and Parks Commission" throughout this article.

§ 36-2 Membership; powers; terms; appointments; vacancies; compensation.

[Amended 5-9-1977 by Ord. No. 77-10]
The Commission shall be composed of five members (two members of which shall be school directors of the Township of Millcreek or shall be appointees of the school directors of said school district), with the power to provide, conduct and maintain public recreation areas, facilities and centers subject to all responsibilities of the recreation enabling legislation. The Commission members shall serve for terms of five years and until their successors are appointed, except that the members first appointed shall be so appointed that the term of at least one member shall expire annually thereafter. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments are made and shall be made for the same term. Members shall serve without pay.

§ 36-3 Appointment of officers; promulgation of rules; meetings.

The Recreation and Parks Commission shall appoint from its membership a Chairman and such other officers as it may deem necessary for the orderly conduct of its business. It may adopt by-laws, rules and regulations to govern those procedures not contrary to the provisions of the Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Recreation and Parks Commission shall from time to time make rules governing the operation and conduct of the recreation facilities operated by the Commission. The Commission shall hold regular meetings at such times and places as it may designate.

§ 36-4 Responsibilities.

The Recreation and Parks Commission shall maintain, operate and supervise public playgrounds and all outdoor and indoor recreation areas and facilities owned or controlled by the Township of Millcreek.

§ 36-5 Donations; contracts; expenses.

The Recreation and Parks Commission may accept any grant, gift, bequest or donation of service, equipment, real estate or money from any individual or group to be used as specified by the donor or by the terms of acceptance. The Recreation and Parks Commission shall have no authority to enter into any contract or incur any expenses binding upon the Township of Millcreek other than current obligations or contracts to be fully executed within the then current fiscal year and all within the budget appropriation made by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Millcreek.

§ 36-6 Director of Education.

The Recreation and Parks Commission shall have the power to appoint a Director of Education who shall possess the necessary qualifications and who has demonstrated by actual work his ability to organize and direct a community recreation system and supervise the activities of such other personnel as may be deemed necessary to carry out the program.

§ 36-7 Funding.

Funds appropriated by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Millcreek and budgeted to the Recreation and Parks Commission shall be disbursed by the fiscal disbursing officer of the Township upon vouchers issued by the Recreation and Parks Commission and within the budget appropriated and funds received by the Recreation and Parks Commission from sources other than budget appropriations shall be disbursed by the Supervisors of Millcreek Township to the credit and for the use of said Commission and disbursed as the above funds are disbursed, except that funds received by gift, bequest or otherwise shall be disbursed in accordance with the terms of such gift or bequest or the terms of the acceptance thereof.

§ 36-8 Reports to Board of Supervisors; fiscal year.

The Recreation and Parks Commission shall make full and complete report to the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Millcreek at such times as may be requested by said Supervisors. The fiscal year of said Recreation and Parks Commission shall conform to that of the Township of Millcreek.

§ 36-9 Powers relating public recreation areas and playgrounds .

Such powers as are now or may hereafter be provided by the Statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or by ordinance of the Township of Millcreek relating to the operation and maintenance of public recreation areas and playgrounds are hereby vested in the Recreation and Parks Commission to be exercised by it subject to any and all restrictions contained in such powers and ordinances.
[Adopted 7-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-10]

§ 36-10 Creation of Planning Commission.

The Planning Commission is hereby created to consist of seven members, all of whom shall be residents of Millcreek Township. All members shall have one vote.

§ 36-11 Appointment, term and vacancy.

All members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. This article is not intended to affect the appointment and tenure of current members of the Commission. As authorized by the Municipalities Planning Code (MPC),[1] the Board of Supervisors may also appoint one alternate member of the Commission, an alternate member being able to attend all meetings and to vote on matters in the absence of a regular member unless otherwise provided in the MPC. Matters pertaining to appointment, term and vacancy of members otherwise shall be in accord with MPC Section 203, as may in the future be amended.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
[2]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10203.

§ 36-12 Duties, powers and functions.

Duties, powers and functions of the Commission shall be as provided in § 125-17 of Chapter 125, Subdivision and Land Development, and § 145-115 of Chapter 145, Zoning, as may in the future be amended.

§ 36-13 Quorum.

A quorum shall consist of those members of the Commission in attendance at any regular or special meeting.

§ 36-14 Internal operating procedures.

The Planning Commission shall have authority to adopt bylaws and/or internal operating procedures, so long as they are not inconsistent with provisions of the MPC and/or this article and/or governed by the MPC and/or this article.

§ 36-15 Controlling MPC provisions.

Provisions in MPC Sections 202, 203, 205, 206, 207, 208 and 210 through 212, as may in the future be amended,[1] shall govern general provisions regarding the Commission; appointment, term and vacancy; membership; removal; conduct of business; supervision and assistance; and intergovernmental cooperation, unless provided to the contrary in this article.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. §§ 10202, 10203, 10205, 10206, 10207, 10208 and 10210 through 10212.