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BOARD AND COMMISSION DESCRIPTIONS
is the governing body of the Borough. Registered electors of
the Borough shall be eligible to hold elective Borough
offices. All elected Borough officers shall reside in the
Borough and shall have resided in the Borough continuously for
at least one year before their election.
Council consists of six (6) members, elected by
residents for a four-year term. Two (2) members are elected to
serve each of the three (3) Wards in the Borough. Council
holds two regularly scheduled meetings each month. The Work
Session meeting is held on the first Wednesday of each month
at 7:30 p.m. and the Regular Meeting is held on the third
Wednesday of each month with a pre-meeting starting at 7:15
p.m. and the public portion of the meeting starting at 8:00
p.m. Post meetings are held if necessary.
The Mayor is responsible for the public safety of the Borough.
The Mayor oversees the operations of the Franklin Park Police
Department and works closely with the Franklin Park Volunteer
Fire Department. The Mayor is elected by residents for a
BUILDING BOARD OF APPEALS
The Building Board of Appeals reviews and adjudicates
decisions made by the Borough Building Inspector when an
applicant believes the true intent of the 2009 International
Building Code or the rules legally adopted thereunder have
been incorrectly interpreted or the provisions of the Building
Code do not fully apply.
The Building Board of Appeals consists of five (5) members,
appointed by Borough Council for five-year terms. Meetings of
the Building Board of Appeals are held on an as-needed basis.
CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
The Civil Service Commission oversees the hiring and promotion
of police officers. The Civil Service Commission also hears
appeals relative to administrative or disciplinary action
against the Borough police officers.
The Civil Service Commission consists of three (3) members,
appointed by Borough Council for four-year terms. Meetings of
the Civil Service Commission are held on an as-needed basis.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR (EMC)
The Emergency Management Coordinator prepares and maintains an
Emergency Operations Manual for Franklin Park Borough. The EMC
is appointed by and serves at the direction of Council and
Mayor. The primary duties of the EMC are:
Develop and train borough employees and volunteers with the
skills needed for emergency response
Mobilize the Emergency Operations Center during declared
emergencies, if needed
Coordinate with the County EMA and relay information necessary
for a response
Identifies hazards and vulnerabilities that will affect
Allocates equipment and manpower in response to the declared
Coordinate any emergency response with the Borough Manager,
Police Chief & Public Works Director
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Environmental Advisory Council is an advisory board to the
Planning Commission and Borough Council charged with
researching the impact which development has on the
environment. Additionally, the Environmental Advisory Council
reviews site plans and landscaping plans and makes
recommendations to minimize adverse environmental impact.
The Environmental Advisory Council consists of seven (7)
members, appointed by Borough Council for three-year terms.
Meetings of the Environmental Advisory Council are held on the
first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
McCANDLESS-FRANKLIN PARK AMBULANCE AUTHORITY BOARD
The McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority (the
"Ambulance Authority") is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
established in 1977 for the purpose of providing emergency
medical responder services to the residents of McCandless and
Franklin Park. Services to Marshall, Pine and Bradford Woods
were contracted starting in 1979. The Ambulance Authority
Board consists of 7 members five from McCandless and two from
Franklin Park. Board members serve five-year terms. The board
member duties include: setting policy, formulating key
decisions, approving minutes, approving expenditures,
fundraising, and overseeing those business decisions which
fall outside of the day-to-day business of the Ambulance
Authority. The Executive Director of the Ambulance
Authority, has indicated that board members with upper
management experience have worked best in the past.
NORTHLAND LIBRARY BOARD
The Northland Public Library is supported by the
municipalities of Franklin Park, McCandless, Ross, Marshall
and Bradford Woods. The Northland Library Board consists of
representatives from each of these municipalities. The Board
makes operating and administrative policies, including
selecting the head librarian and giving that person charge of
the day-to-day functioning of the library. After determining
how to run the library, board members must evaluate results so
they can change policies and procedures to achieve desired
results. Board members also assist with fund-raising
activities sponsored by the Northland Library Foundation.
Borough Council appoints one (1) member to the Northland
Library Board for a five-year term.
The Planning Commission is an advisory board to Borough
Council charged with the review of proposed subdivisions and
developments within the Borough. The Planning Commission also
prepares a Comprehensive Plan for the Borough every ten years
and is charged with reviewing any proposed new or amended
zoning and land use ordinances.
The Planning Commission consists of seven (7) members,
appointed by Borough Council for four-year terms. Meetings of
the Planning Commission are held on the third Tuesday of each
month at 8:00 p.m.
The Recreation Board is an advisory Board to Borough Council
responsible for recreation issues and implementation of parks
and recreation programs, including the Festival in the Park,
Easter Egg Hunt, Lunch with Santa and Halloween Party.
The Recreation Board consists of nine (9) members, appointed
by Borough Council for five-year terms. Meetings are held the
fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION COMMITTEE
The Scholarship Selection Committee is responsible for
selecting recipients of the Franklin Park Community
Scholarship Program. Borough residents wishing to serve on
this committee must be able to evaluate and score student
essays, understand Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores (SAT),
Grade Point Averages (GPA) and, most importantly, they must be
able to evaluate and score a student's involvement in their
community, academic or work related activities. Community,
academic and work related activities account for 50% of the
applicant's score. Generally, 8 to 12 scholarship recipients
are selected from a field of approximately 50 applications.
The Scholarship Selection Committee consists of seven (7)
members, appointed by Borough Council for five-year terms.
If any vacancy shall occur in the office of the Mayor, Member
of Council or Tax Collector and Borough Council cannot fill
the vacancy within 30 days, the vacancy shall be filled within
fifteen additional days by the Vacancy Board. The Vacancy
Board shall consist of the Borough Council, exclusive of the
Mayor, and one registered elector of the Borough who shall be
appointed by the Borough Council each calendar year.
The Vacancy Board consists of one (1) member, appointed by
Borough Council for a one-year term. Meetings are held on an
ZONING HEARING BOARD
The Zoning Hearing Board serves as a quasi-judicial board
charged with adjudication of disputes or interpretations of
the Zoning Ordinances and other related codes of the Borough.
The Zoning Hearing Board consists of five (5) members,
appointed by Borough Council for five-year terms. Meetings are
held on an as-needed basis (when necessary, meetings are
scheduled for the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m.)