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Municipality of Kingston, PA
Luzerne County
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A. 
The Municipal Planning Commission shall be composed of five (5) persons appointed as provided by law and for the term prescribed by law. Vacancies, occurring otherwise than by expiration of a term, shall be filled for the unexpired term. The members shall serve without compensation, and the commission shall be attached to and function within the Department of Administration and Finance.
B. 
The Planning Commission shall advise the Department of Administration and Finance with respect to the planning operations of the municipality, the location and use of municipal buildings, streets, parks and other facilities, the location and use of public authority or private buildings and works, and proposed plans for building lots or subdivisions requiring the review and approval of the Department and such other matters deemed appropriate by the Commission.
A. 
The Recreation Advisory Commission shall be composed of five (5) persons appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, for a term of three (3) years and until their successors are appointed and qualify. Vacancies, occurring otherwise than by expiration of a term, shall be filled for the unexpired term. Two (2) of the members may be members of the School Board or its administrative staff and shall reside in Kingston. The members shall serve without compensation. The Commission shall be attached to and function within the Department of Recreation.
B. 
The Recreation Advisory Commission shall advise the Department of Recreation with regard to the Department's recreation programs as well as the utilization and development of recreation areas and facilities.
A. 
The Zoning Hearing Board shall be appointed and constituted as provided by law. Vacancies, occurring other than by expiration of a term, shall be filled for the unexpired term. The members shall serve without compensation. The Board shall be attached to and function within the Department of Administration and Finance.
B. 
The Zoning Board shall perform such duties and exercise such power with respect to zoning matters within the municipality as are imposed upon it by general law and by the Municipal Zoning Ordinance.
A. 
The Municipal Shade Tree Board shall be composed of five (5) persons appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of Council, for a term of three (3) years. Vacancies, occurring other than by expiration of a term, shall be filled for the unexpired term.
B. 
The Shade Tree Board shall be responsible for enforcing the applicable municipal ordinances which relate to the type and location of new trees and the removal of trees.
A. 
The Citizens Advisory Commission shall be composed of twenty-five (25) members who will be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council. The terms shall be for three (3) years. Vacancies occurring other than by expiration of a term shall be filled for the unexpired term.
B. 
It shall be the responsibility of the Citizens' Advisory Commission to meet at least four (4) times per year to review and comment upon general municipal matters and to make appropriate recommendations to the Mayor or Council.
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Editor's Note: Former § 3-30, Board of Health, was repealed 1-5-2009 by Ord. No. 2008-9. This ordinance also provided that the Municipality of Kingston shall enter into an agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for the inspection of all restaurants, schools and other public facilities within the Municipality.
A. 
The Municipal Authority shall be composed of seven (7) members who shall serve a five-year term. The members of the governing body of the Authority shall be appointed as provided by law.
B. 
The general purpose of the Municipal Authority is to operate and maintain the municipal swimming pool.
A. 
Each municipal board and commission shall adopt its own rules and regulations which will govern its operation. Included shall be the establishment of a regular meeting date, officers, quorum and other relevant procedures.
B. 
Prior to adoption of these rules and regulations by the relevant boards and commissions, they shall be submitted to the Mayor for review.
The terms for all members of boards, commissions and authorities shall be staggered.