[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Cheltenham as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: Former Art. I, Task Force for the Breyer Tract, adopted 10-18-1977 by Ord. No. 1421, was repealed 12-21-1999 by Ord. No. 1951-99.
[Adopted 10-18-1977 by Ord. No. 1422]
[Amended 9-20-1994 by Ord. No. 1810-94; 12-21-1999 by Ord. No. 1952-99]
There is hereby created a committee to be known as the "Economic Development Task Force" to consist of 15 voting members. The President of the Board of Commissioners shall nominate for appointment one individual with a background in banking or public finance or equivalent, two individuals from small or medium-sized businesses or equivalent (retail, office and/or medical), two individuals with backgrounds in economic development, business administration, public administration, urban planning or landscape design or equivalent, one individual with a background in architecture or equivalent, and nine citizens at large.
The President of the Board of Commissioners shall also nominate for appointment one member of the Planning Commission, one member of the Citizens Advisory Committee and one additional citizen at large to serve as an observer, all of whom shall serve as ex officio members without any power to vote.
The President of the Cheltenham Township School Board shall also nominate for appointment one member of the School Board who shall serve as an ex officio member without any power to vote.
The following additional individuals shall serve as ex officio members of the committee without any power to vote: Township Manager, Township Solicitor, Assistant Township Manager, Director of Fiscal Affairs, Main Street Manager.
Upon three unexcused absences of any voting members in a calendar year, the Chairman of the Economic Development Task Force may recommend to the Board of Commissioners removal from the Task Force.
Members of the committee shall serve for terms of two years, except that those members who serve in a representative capacity shall cease to serve if replaced by a successor within said term.
[Amended 9-20-1994 by Ord. No. 1810-94]
The committee shall have the following powers and duties:
To recommend policies and programs to the Board of Commissioners that will facilitate effective economic development activities in the Township.
To coordinate the goals and objectives of the Township’s citizen advisory committees involved with economic development and community revitalization, and to achieve consensus on issues pertaining to economic development.
[Amended 7-15-2008 by Ord. No. 2161-08]