TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE BOROUGH OF MIDDLETOWN
Notice is hereby given that the Borough Council of the Borough of Middletown will consider for adoption the following Ordinance at the Regular Business Meeting on June 6, 2017 at 7 P.M. in the Council Chambers of Middletown Borough Council located at Borough Hall, 60 West Emaus Street, Middletown, PA 17057.
ORDINANCE NO. _____________
FOR THE YEAR 2017
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF MIDDLETOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 33 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY MODIFYING THE PROCESS FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION OF THE BOROUGH OF MIDDLETOWN.
WHEREAS, Chapter 33 of the Borough of Middletown Code of Ordinances establishes the Human Relations Commission of the Borough of Middletown; and
WHEREAS, Chapter 33 of the Borough of Middletown Code of Ordinances further establishes the composition, rules of procedure, powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Human Relations Commission; and
WHEREAS, Section 33-1 of the Borough of Middletown Code of Ordinances provides that three (3) members of the Human Relations Commission are to be appointed by the Mayor, one from each ward of the Borough; and
WHEREAS, the Borough of Middletown abolished its ward system by the adoption of Ordinance 1328 on September 6, 2016, in accordance with the Borough Code, 8 Pa.C.S. §601; and
WHEREAS, the Council of the Borough of Middletown desires to amend Section 33-1 of the Code of Ordinances to modify the composition of the Human Relations Commission of the Borough of Middletown as a result of the elimination of the ward system.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Council of the Borough of Middletown as follows:
Section 1. Section 33-1 of the Borough of Middletown Code of Ordinances is hereby amended and restated as follows:
§33-1 Establishment and composition.
There is hereby established the Human Relations Commission of the Borough of Middletown, composed of five members who shall be residents of the Borough of Middletown, three to be appointed by the Mayor from the Borough at large, subject to the approval and confirmation of the Borough Council, and two to be appointed at large by the three members aforesaid, said two names likewise being submitted to the Borough Council for approval and confirmation. All members shall serve without compensation. Of the original appointees to the Commission, one shall serve for a term of five years, one for four years and one for three years (being the three appointed by the Mayor) and one shall be appointed for a term of two years and one for one year. At the expiration of each such term, a successor shall be appointed for a term of five years, all terms thereafter being for five years. Each successor shall be appointed and any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as provided for the original appointment to such sear, and provided further that the Mayor, with the approval of the Borough Council, may remove any members with cause assigned.
Section 2. All other provisions of Chapter 33 of the Borough of Middletown Code of Ordinances not otherwise modified herein shall remain in full force and effect.
Section 3. Severability. The provisions of this ordinance are severable, and if any clause, sentence, subsection, section, article or part thereof shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unconstitutional, such judgment or decision shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation and application to the clause, sentence, subsection, section, article or part thereof rendered. It is hereby declared to be the intent of the Borough Council that this ordinance would have been adopted if such illegal, invalid or unconstitutional clause, sentence, subsection, section, article or part thereof had not been included therein.
Section 4. Effective Date. This ordinance shall become effective immediately after enactment by Borough Council and approval of the Mayor of the Borough as set forth below.
If you would like to obtain a copy of the proposed Ordinance prior to the Regular Business Meeting, please contact the Borough Secretary at 717-902-0706 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOROUGH OF MIDDLETOWN
Grace Miller, Borough Secretary 60 West Emaus Street
Middletown, PA 17057