Township of Robinson, PA
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Robinson 11-4-1974 by Ord. No. 4-1974 (Ch. 1, Part 1, of the 1985 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
The Board of Supervisors of Robinson Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania, hereby establishes the Robinson Township Planning Commission, hereinafter referred to as "Commission," consisting of five members, three of whom shall constitute a quorum.
[Amended 11-8-2010 by Ord. No. 6-2010]
B. 
All members of the Commission shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for necessary and reasonable expenses.
C. 
All members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The term of each of the members of the Commission shall be for four years, or until his successor is appointed and qualified, except that the terms of the members first appointed pursuant hereto shall be so fixed that no more than two shall be reappointed or replaced during any future calendar year.
D. 
The Chairman of the Commission shall promptly notify the Board of Supervisors concerning vacancies in the Commission, and such vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term.
E. 
The reduction in membership from seven members to five members will be accomplished by allowing existing members' terms to expire without appointing members to replace two vacancies.
[Added 11-8-2010 by Ord. No. 6-2010]
A. 
The Engineer for the Township shall serve the Commission as engineering advisor.
B. 
In the performance of its powers and duties, any act or recommendation of the Commission which involves engineering consideration shall be subject to approval of the Engineer.
A. 
All of the members of the Commission shall be residents of the Township.
B. 
At least three of the members shall be citizen members, who shall not be officers or employees of the Township.
A. 
Any member of the Commission once qualified and appointed may be removed from office for malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance in office or for other just cause by a majority vote of the Board of Supervisors, taken after the member has received 15 days' advance notice of the intent to take such a vote.
B. 
A hearing shall be held in connection with the vote if the member shall request it in writing.
C. 
Any appointment to fill a vacancy created by removal shall be only for the unexpired term.
A. 
The Commission shall elect its own Chairman and Vice Chairman and create such other offices as it may determine.
B. 
Officers shall serve annual terms and may succeed themselves.
C. 
The Commission may make and alter bylaws and rules and regulations to govern its procedures consistent with the ordinances of the Township and the laws of the commonwealth.
D. 
The Commission shall keep a full record of its business and shall annually make a written report by March 1 of each year of its activities to the Board of Supervisors. Interim reports may be made as often as may be necessary, or as requested by the Board of Supervisors.
A. 
The Commission shall have the power and shall be required to 1) prepare, update and maintain the Comprehensive Plan for the development of the Township as set forth in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act No. 247,[1] and present it for the consideration of the Board of Supervisors; and 2) maintain and keep on file records of its actions. All records and files of the Commission shall be in the possession of the Board of Supervisors.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
B. 
The Commission shall enter upon such other duties and activities as may be required by law.
C. 
In the performance of its functions, the Commission or any member may enter upon any land to make examinations and surveys either after permission has been obtained from the owner or after public notices.
A. 
The Township may employ administrative and technical services to aid in carrying out the provisions of this chapter as consultant on particular matters or as regular employees of the Township.
B. 
With the consent of the Board of Supervisors, the Commission may enter into agreements or contracts with the County Planning Commission as provided by law.