[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Union 4-12-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be titled the "Union Township Park and Recreation Board Ordinance."
The purpose of this Board is to facilitate the creation of a public recreation program and to assist in the development of recreation facilities.
The Board shall be composed of five members, to be appointed by the Union Township Supervisors, with the power to provide and conduct recreation and cultural activities and maintain public recreation areas, facilities and centers pursuant to all the responsibilities of the recreation-enabling legislation. The Board members shall serve for a term of five years and until their successors are appointed, except that the members first appointed shall be so appointed that the term of one member shall expire annually thereafter. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments and for the unexpired term. Members shall serve without pay.
The Park and Recreation Board shall appoint from its membership a Chairman and such other officers as it may deem necessary for the orderly procedure of its business and may adopt bylaws, rules and regulations covering its procedure not inconsistent with the provisions of the state laws and Township ordinances. The Park and Recreation Board shall, from time to time, make rules governing the operation and conduct of the recreational facilities operated by the Board. The Board shall hold regular meetings at such time and place as it may designate.
The Park and Recreation Board shall maintain, operate and supervise the public parks, play fields, and all outdoor and indoor recreation areas and facilities owned or controlled by the Township of Union.
The Park and Recreation Board may accept any grant, gift, bequest or donation of services, equipment, real estate or money from any individual or group, to be used as specified by the donor or by the terms of acceptance. The Park and Recreation Board shall have no authority to enter into any contract or incur any obligation binding upon the Township of Union other than current obligations or contracts to be fully executed within the then-current fiscal year; and all within the budget appropriations made by the governing body of the Township of Union.
The Park and Recreation Board may make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors for appointment of an executive director or superintendent of parks and recreation, who possesses the necessary qualifications and who has demonstrated by actual work his ability to organize and direct a community recreation system, and such other personnel as may be deemed necessary and are recommended by the executive director. All appointments are to be made by the Board of Supervisors.
Expenditures recommended by the Board shall be on forms provided by the Township and shall conform to the Township budget as well as appropriate Township ordinances and resolutions and state and federal laws governing purchasing and expenditures. Funds received by the Park and Recreation Board from sources other than budget appropriations shall be deposited by the Township of Union to the credit and for the use of the said Board, and disbursed as the above budget funds are disbursed, except that funds received by gift, bequest or otherwise shall be disbursed in accordance with the terms of the acceptance thereof.
The Park and Recreation Board shall submit an annual report and such other reports as needed to the governing body at such times as may be designated or requested by the governing body. These other reports shall be timely submitted to the Township to meet the Township budgetary planning in the fourth quarter of the year. The fiscal year of said Park and Recreation Board shall conform to that of the Township of Union.
Such powers that are now or may hereafter be provided by statute of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or by ordinances of the Township of Union relating to the development and operation of recreation systems, public parks and playgrounds are hereby vested in the Park and Recreation Board, to be exercised by it subject to any and all restrictions contained in such powers and ordinances.