[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Oakmont 1-13-1969 as Ch. 60 of the 1969 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks — See Ch. 141.
There is hereby created a Recreation Board known as the "Recreation Board of the Borough of Oakmont."
[Amended 4-14-1975 by Ord. No. 012-76]
The Board shall be composed of nine members, to be appointed by the Council of the Borough of Oakmont, with the power to provide, conduct and maintain public recreation areas, facilities and centers subject to all of the responsibilities of the recreation enabling legislation.
[Amended 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. O26-2015]
The Board members shall serve for terms of five years or until their successors are appointed, except that the members of such Board first appointed shall be appointed for such terms that the term of at least 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 following persons, residents of the Borough of Oakmont, are hereby first appointed members of said Board, as provided by law, for the respective terms as hereinafter shown:
William Overly, for the term ending December 31, 1966.
Mrs. Elizabeth Raphael, for the term ending December 31, 1967.
Len C. Anderson, for the term ending December 31, 1968.
Leonard Flowers, for the term ending December 31, 1969.
William E. Kerr, for the term ending December 31, 1970.
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 covering its procedure not inconsistent with the provisions of the state laws. The 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 times and places as it may designate.
The Recreation Board shall maintain, operate and supervise the public parks, playfields and all outdoor and indoor recreation areas and facilities owned or controlled by the Borough of Oakmont, whether within or without the limits of the borough.
The 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 Recreation Board shall have no authority to enter into any contract or incur any obligation binding upon the Borough of Oakmont, 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 Borough of Oakmont.
The Recreation Board shall have the power to appoint an Executive Director or Superintendent of Recreation, who possesses the necessary qualifications and who has demonstrated by actual work his ability to organize and direct a community recreation system and supervise the activities of such other personnel as may be deemed necessary in carrying out the program.
Any fund appropriated by the governing body of the Borough of Oakmont and budgeted to the Recreation Board shall be disbursed by the fiscal disbursing officer of the Borough of Oakmont, upon vouchers issued by the Recreation Board and within the budget appropriations made. Funds received by the Recreation Board from sources other than budget appropriations shall be deposited by the Borough of Oakmont to the credit and for the use of the 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 such gift or bequest or the terms of the acceptance thereof.
The Recreation Board shall make full and complete reports to the governing body at such times as may be designated or requested by the governing body. The fiscal year of said Recreation Board shall conform to that of the Borough of Oakmont.
Such powers as are now or may hereafter be provided by statute of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or by ordinances of the Borough of Oakmont, of the County of Allegheny and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, relating to the development and operation of recreation systems, public parks and playgrounds, are hereby vested in the Recreation Board, to be exercised by it subject to any and all restrictions contained in such powers and ordinances.