[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Allegheny 1-11-1999 by Ord. No. 7-1999. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and trails — See Ch. 176.
There is hereby created a Recreation and Park Board known as the "Recreation and Park Board of Allegheny Township."
The Board shall be composed of seven members, to be appointed by the Allegheny Township Supervisors, with the power to provide and conduct recreation and cultural activities and maintain public recreation areas, facilities, and centers subject to all the responsibilities of the recreation enabling legislation. The Board members shall serve for terms of five years and until their successors are appointed, except that the members first appointed shall be so appointed that the term of 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 Recreation and Park Board shall appoint from its membership a Chairman, a Secretary, 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 state law and the Second Class Township Code. The Recreation and Park 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 time and place as it may designate.
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 65101 et seq.
The Recreation and Park Board shall maintain, operate, and supervise the public parks, playfields, and all outdoor and indoor recreation areas and facilities owned or controlled by Allegheny Township.
The Recreation and Park 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 and Park Board shall have no authority to enter into any contract or incur any obligation binding upon the Allegheny Township Supervisors, 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 Allegheny Township Board of Supervisors.
The Recreation and Park Board shall have the power to appoint an Executive Director or Superintendent of Recreation and Parks, subject to the approval of the Allegheny Township Supervisors, who possesses the necessary qualifications and who has demonstrated by actual work his or her ability to organize and direct a community recreation system, and such other personnel as may be deemed necessary and are recommended by the Executive Director.
Funds appropriated by the Allegheny Township Supervisors, and budgeted to the Recreation and Park Board, shall be disbursed by the Township Manager, upon vouchers issued by the Recreation and Park Board and within the budget appropriations made. Funds received by the Recreation and Park Board from sources other than budget appropriations shall be deposited by the Township Manager, to the credit and for the use of the said 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 the acceptance thereof.
The Recreation and Park Board shall submit an annual report and such other reports as requested by the Allegheny Township Supervisors at such times as may be designated or requested by the Supervisors. The fiscal year of said Recreation and Park Board shall conform to that of the Board of Supervisors.
The Recreation Board shall have the responsibility to implement the action plan in the "Strategic Plan for Allegheny Township," related to parks and recreation. It will interact with the Strategic Planning Committee and the Board of Supervisors on the action plan by having one Recreation Board member serve as liaison between the Strategic Planning Committee and the Recreation Board.
Such powers that are now or may hereafter be provided by statute of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or by ordinances of Allegheny Township, relating to the development and operation of recreation systems, public parks, and playgrounds, are hereby vested in the Recreation and Park Board, to be exercised by it subject to any and all restrictions contained in such powers and ordinances.