[Ord. 97-8, 11/24/1997, § 1; as amended by Ord. 07-10, 12/20/2007, § 2]
The Board of Supervisors of the Township of New Hanover hereby creates a Shade Tree Commission, to be composed of not less than three nor more than seven residents of the Township who shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors and shall serve without compensation for their terms of office and with all the rights, powers, duties and obligations provided for by law.
[Ord. 97-8, 11/24/1997, § 2; as amended by Ord. 07-10, 12/20/2007, § 3]
Members of the Shade Tree Commission shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a term of three years. On the expiration of the term of any Commissioner, a successor shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve a term of three years. Vacancies in the office of Commissioner shall be filled by the Board of Supervisors for the unexpired term; and provided further that any and all vacancies in said Commission hereinafter occurring shall be filled in the manner and term provided in the law governing the New Hanover Township Shade Tree Commission in effect at the time of the happening of said vacancy.
[Ord. 97-8, 11/24/1997, § 3]
The Shade Tree Commission shall have, and is hereby delegated, the control of the shade trees within the Township, as may be permitted and allowed by the authority of the Second Class Township Code, 53 P.S. § 65101 et seq., including the planting, removal, maintenance and protection of shade trees on the public streets and highways within the Township.
[Ord. 97-8, 11/24/1997, § 4]
The collection of assessments, the filing of liens, the levying of taxes and the collection of penalties, whether by the Commission or on behalf of the Township, are hereby expressly authorized as provided for in the law.
[Ord. 97-8, 11/24/1997, § 5]
The Commission is hereby authorized to prescribe such rules and regulations and to impose such penalties for the violation of same as it may deem necessary and proper; provided, that the rules and regulations are approved by the Board of Supervisors and are not in conflict with other ordinances of the Township of New Hanover.