[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Straban 5-3-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-03. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township of Straban hereby adopts a recreation plan as more fully set forth in a resolution adopted at or near the time of adoption of this chapter, which plan may be revised from time to time by resolutions of the Board of Supervisors. The purpose of the plan, and revisions thereof, is to provide centralized locations for the recreation and amusement of Township residents, and to allow the provision of decentralized parks and playgrounds accessible to the residents in developments that have been the source of lands for such parks and playgrounds.
The Treasurer of the Township of Straban shall establish a separate account for the deposit of any and all monies collected by the Township as a fee in lieu of the reservation and dedication of lands by developers, and monies collected by donation or other fund-raising activities which are specifically designated for recreational and/or park purposes. The account shall be an interest-bearing account maintained in a financial institution insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or similar federally sponsored agency. The Treasurer shall maintain detailed records of the source and amount of each deposit into the account and the amount of interest earned upon the deposit while the monies are retained in the account. Unless otherwise directed by the Board of Supervisors, the money first deposited into the account shall be the money first withdrawn from the account for any park and/or recreation purposes.
The Board of Supervisors may, if it so chooses, appoint a Recreation Board pursuant to the Second Class Township Code (53 P.S. § 67204) consisting of five members. The Recreation Board, if so appointed, shall be governed by the provisions of the Second Class Township Code. Until such time as a Recreation Board is appointed, the recreation plan of the Township shall be administered by the Board of Supervisors.