[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Upper Uwchlan 10-16-2006 by Ord. No. 06-08. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 127.
The Board of Supervisors of Upper Uwchlan Township hereby establishes an ordinance creating a Park and Recreation Board pursuant to § 2204 of the Second Class Township Code. The Board will be known as the "Upper Uwchlan Township Park and Recreation Board" and shall consist of not less than five members nor more than seven members. The Board of Supervisors of Upper Uwchlan Township may, at its discretion, disband the Park and Recreation Board.
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, provided such expenditures were approved prior by the Township.
Board members shall attend 60% of the 10 scheduled monthly meetings per year.
All persons appointed shall serve their full terms unless voluntarily resigned or removed by the Supervisors for dereliction or neglect of duty. Dereliction or neglect of duty shall be defined as failure to attend the mandatory attendance as stated and/or failure to carry out specific duties given to a member.
Vacancies on such Board occurring otherwise than by expiration of term shall be for the unexpired term and shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.
The terms of membership shall be five years:
The members of the Board shall elect a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and Secretary and shall 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 Board of Supervisors.
The Board shall have the following powers:
Recommend to the Board of Supervisors rules and regulations with respect to conduct at Township parks and recreation facilities. The Board of Supervisors may adopt by resolution reasonable rules and regulations for conduct at Township parks and recreation facilities.
Identify the open space, recreation, park and trail needs of the Township.
Plan and supervise recreation programs approved by the Board of Supervisors.
Recommend to the Board of Supervisors plans, programs and policies regarding the provision of recreation and park services.
Advise the Board of Supervisors in the acquisition and development of parklands.
Undertake recreation and park tasks as requested by the Board of Supervisors.
All recommendations of the Park and Recreation Board shall be presented to the Township Manager, who shall forward same to the Board of Supervisors.
It shall be the duty of the Board to submit an annual report to the Board of Supervisors, due no later than April 1 of the calendar year, including an analysis of the Township's parks, recreation areas, facilities and recreation programs, with particular reference to the extent and adequacy of the programs and effectiveness in view of the public expenditures involved and the public needs to be met. The Board shall make such other and additional full and complete reports to the Supervisors at such other times as the Board shall deem necessary or when requested by the Supervisors.
The Parks and Recreation Board shall have the following powers and responsibilities:
To supervise and regulate the use of parks, recreation areas and facilities, including the adoption of rules and regulations governing the use of said fields, indemnification of the Township by those using the facilities and insurance requirements of those using the field.
To administer agreements between the Township and organizations making use of the facilities with regard to the maintenance and use thereof, payments therefor and such other matters as shall be contained in agreements between the Township and use of the facilities.
The Board shall keep minutes of its meetings, which it shall submit to the Board of Supervisors.
The Board shall annually submit to the Township Manager a proposed budget for the ensuing year no later than September 30 of the calendar year, setting forth all proposed expenditures and programs with sufficient justification. The Board shall not in any manner obligate the Board of Supervisors for the payment of any Township funds until the same is appropriated by the Board of Supervisors.