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Municipality of Kingston, PA
Luzerne County
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Table of Contents
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This chapter shall be known as the "Administrative Code of the Municipality of Kingston, Pennsylvania."
As used in this chapter, the following words, terms and phrases shall mean or include the following:
ADMINISTRATIVE
The function of carrying out the policies, ordinances or mandates by the Mayor.
ADMINISTRATOR
The duly appointed Administrator of the Municipality of Kingston, as provided for in the Home Rule Charter.[1]
ADVISORY
The function of gathering facts and making recommendations to the Mayor, the Administrator or the Council.
BOARD
A body established under the supervision of the law or by a valid ordinance of the municipality, on a permanent basis and for indefinite duration, to perform those functions of a judicial or quasi-judicial nature that are specified in the ordinance creating the board or the law governing it, and to be composed of three (3) or more individuals, appointed by the Mayor with the approval of Council; provided that where a body falling within this definition of "board" shall, by law, be required to be designated as a "commission," that fact shall be clearly stated in the ordinance creating or governing that commission, and that ordinance shall specify that that commission shall perform the functions of a "board" rather than a commission.
CODE
This chapter (the Administrative Code of the Municipality of Kingston).
COMMISSION
A body established under the provisions of the law or by a valid ordinance of the municipality, on a permanent basis and for indefinite duration, to perform those functions of an advisory or administrative nature that are specified in the ordinance creating the commission or in the law governing it, and to be composed of three or more individuals, appointed by the Mayor with the approval of Council; provided that where a body falling within this definition of "commission" shall, by law, be required to be designated as a "board," that fact shall be clearly stated in the ordinance creating or governing that board, and that ordinance shall specify that that board shall have only the authority of a "commission," as defined in this section.
COMMITTEE
A body serving for a designated period of time on an ad hoc and purely advisory basis, comprising three or more individuals appointed by the Mayor.
COUNCIL
The duly elected Council of the Municipality of Kingston, as provided for by the Home Rule Charter.
EMPLOYEE
Any full-time employee of the Municipality who has been hired in accordance with the provisions of the merit system. Part-time employees and those hired through a state/federal program shall not be considered full-time employees.
HOME RULE CHARTER
The Home Rule Charter of the Borough of Kingston, which was adopted November 5, 1974, with, if any, legally enacted amendments.
MAYOR
The duly elected Mayor of the Municipality of Kingston, as defined in the Home Rule Charter.
MUNICIPALITY
The Municipality of Kingston, which formerly was known as the "Borough of Kingston, Pennsylvania."
STATE LAW
The Constitution of Pennsylvania and any applicable statutes of the commonwealth.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Charter Art. IV, Municipal Administrator.