Borough of Sharon Hill, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Sharon Hill 6-9-1959 by Ord. No. 825 (Ch. 24 of the 1972 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 248.

§ 59-1 Establishment of Board; membership; terms of office; compensation.

[Amended 7-8-1969 by Ord. No. 984; 10-11-1972 by Ord. No. 1016]
There is established within the Borough of Sharon Hill a Recreation Board to consist of nine persons. The members of the Board shall be appointed by the Borough Council. Each member shall serve for a term of five years or until his successor is appointed, except that the members of the Board first appointed (or appointed to fill newly created positions) shall serve for staggered terms in such a manner that at least one term and no more than two terms shall expire annually. Members of the Board shall serve without pay.

§ 59-2 Powers of Board.

Said Recreation Board shall have the power to equip, operate and maintain the present playground and recreation center and any other playground, play field, gymnasium, public bath, bathing place, swimming pool or recreation center which the Borough may from time to time appropriate or acquire by gift, devise, purchase, lease or otherwise, provided that said Recreation Board shall not have the power to incur any expenses for or on behalf of the Borough or for which the Borough shall be liable in and about the equipping, operating and maintenance of the playground and recreation center or any play field, gymnasium, public bath, bathing place, swimming pool or recreation center which may be established in the future, without an express authorization by Borough Council.

§ 59-3 Officers; rules and regulations.

[Added 2-8-1978 by Ord. No. 1067]
The 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 not inconsistent with the provisions of the state laws or the Borough ordinances. The Recreation Board shall, from time to time, make rules governing the operation and conduct of the recreational facilities operated by the Board; however, these rules shall be subject to the approval of the Council.

§ 59-4 Meetings and minutes.

[Added 2-8-1978 by Ord. No. 1067]
The Recreation Board, at its first meeting of the new year, shall set the date, time and place of its regular meeting and shall notify the Council of this, in writing.
The Recreation Board shall cause to be sent to each Councilman and the Mayor a copy of the minutes of its last meeting.

§ 59-5 Annual budget.

[Added 2-8-1978 by Ord. No. 1067; amended 9-13-1978 by Ord. No. 1073]
Each year the Recreation Board shall submit to the Council a written, typed or printed budget for the next calendar year on or before September 1 of each year. This date may be changed by the Council at its discretion, provided that it is done at a meeting and notices are given to the Recreation Board of said change. If no notice is given to the Recreation Board, it will be assumed that the established date for the previous year will be in effect.
The budget shall include all anticipated expenses for the calendar year and shall be so itemized as to present a clear understanding of each and every item. Towards this end, it is requested that the Recreation Board obtain a written budget from each organization or activity to which money is allocated by the Recreation Board, which budget shall include all anticipated expenses for the calendar year on or before August 1 of each year. The said budget of each organization or activity sponsored by the said Recreation Board shall include not only anticipated expenses but any funds which may be received by said organization or activity by way of gift, bequest or otherwise, so that the said Recreation Board may properly prepare its budget for a proper allocation of funds.
Should Council require more information on the budget of the said Recreation Board, Council shall so notify the said Recreation Board. Moneys appropriated in the budget but not expended shall be returned to the Council of the Borough of Sharon Hill.

§ 59-6 Additional funds.

[Added 2-8-1978 by Ord. No. 1067]
It is understood that the Recreation Board at various times does receive funds from various other agencies, such as the School District. It is understood that these funds are separate from Borough funds and that the Recreation Board is accountable to these other agencies and to the Borough for these funds, since they must of necessity be taken into consideration in preparation by the Recreation Board of its budget which is submitted to the Borough.