[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Ridley Park 12-8-1981 by Ord. No. 982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A board to be known as the "Recreation Board of Ridley Park" is hereby established, and any prior board is hereby abolished.
[Amended 2-9-1993 by Ord. No. 1050]
Said Recreation Board shall consist of nine persons, residents of Ridley Park, who shall be appointed by the Council of the Borough of Ridley Park. Four of the members may be members or appointees of the School Board of the School District in which the Borough is located. The Borough members of the Board shall serve no longer than five years, and the terms of the members shall be staggered in such a manner that at least one expires annually. At the expiration of the term of any member of the Recreation Board, a successor shall be appointed by the Council of the Borough of Ridley Park to serve for a period of four years. Vacancies in the office of the members of the Recreation Board occurring otherwise than by expiration of a term shall be filled by the Council of the Borough for the unexpired term. The members of the Recreation Board shall serve without compensation. The Council of the Borough of Ridley Park has the right to terminate the appointment of any member of the Recreation Board for any reason determined just and necessary by Council.
Said Recreation Board shall have the authority to plan, develop and implement appropriate recreational programs for the residents of Ridley Park Borough and shall have custody and control of and authority to equip, operate and supervise any lands that may be designated and set apart for use as playgrounds by the Borough.
Said Recreation Board shall elect its own Chairman and Secretary and select all other necessary officers, to serve for a period of one year, and may, upon obtaining the approval of the Council of the Borough of Ridley Park, employ such persons as may be needed for implementation of recreational programs. The Recreation Board shall have the power to adopt rules and regulations for the conduct of all business within its jurisdiction. The Recreation Board, upon the vote of five members, may request to the Council of the Borough of Ridley Park to declare an unexpired term vacant if its appointee does not attend three consecutive meetings.
An annual budget for the following year itemizing proposed receipts from all sources and all proposed expenditures shall be submitted by the Recreation Board to the Council of the Borough of Ridley Park on or before December 1 of each year. An annual report of all Recreation Board activities shall be submitted to the Council of the Borough of Ridley Park on or before January 31 of each year. The Council shall have the right to inspect the books, records and accounts of the Board at any time.
[Added 10-21-2003 by Ord. No. 1131]
Any Board member may be removed for malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance in office or for other just cause by a majority vote of the governing body which appointed the member, taken after the member has received 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.