§ 142.1. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
AcquisitionThe purchase or lease with an option to purchase of land or buildings for public library uses.
ActThe Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund Act (32 P.S. § § 20112024).
Administrative expensesAn expenditure of funds, including expenditures of Commonwealth agencies for personnel and other operating costs necessary to accomplish the purposes of the act.
AgencyThe Department of Education.
Commonwealth LibrariesThe State Library of Pennsylvania, part of the Department of Education.
DevelopmentNew construction, improvement, alteration or renovation required for and compatible with the physical development, improvement of land or buildings for public library purposes.
FundThe Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund established by the act.
Indirect costsCosts including administration or utilities that are not readily identifiable as particular, eligible costs directly related to the project.
LandReal property, including improvements thereon, right-of-ways, water, riparian and other rights, easements, privileges and any other physical property or rights of interest of any kind or description relating to or connected with real property.
LibraryA free, public, nonsectarian library, whether established and maintained by a municipality or by a private association, corporation or group, which serves the informational, educational and recreational needs of the residents of the area for which its governing body is responsible by providing free access, including free lending and reference services, to an organized and currently useful collection of printed items and other materials and to the services of a staff trained to recognize and provide for these needs.
Minor civil divisionA city, borough, incorporated town, township, home rule municipality or other local government within a county for which the Department of Labor and Industry provides unemployment statistics.
MunicipalityA county, city, borough, incorporated town, township, home rule municipality or an official agency created by the foregoing units of government under the laws of the Commonwealth. Actions of an authority or other official agency taken under the act shall be first approved by the participating local governing bodies in that authority or other official agency.
PlanningMaster site development plans, feasibility studies, maintenance, management plans, and other plans and documents, including long-range plans for the allocation of grants, useful to municipalities and State agencies in the planning, development, operation, protection and management of their public library facilities and programs. Planning may be performed by State agency staff or by outside consultants.
Public libraryA library, as defined in section 3 of the act (32 P.S. § 2013), or library system, as defined in § 141.24(b)(1) (relating to library systems).
RehabilitationThe improvement or restoration, excluding routine maintenance of existing public library facilities.
Routine maintenanceRecurring upkeep needed on a regular basis for physical facilities, including cleaning, minor repair of fixtures or structures, painting, regular servicing of heating, air conditioning or other equipment and landscape maintenance such as lawn care or pruning.
Technical assistanceThe provision of grant and professional service to municipalities, organizations and citizens, including publications, video tapes, workshops, meetings, phone consultation and written and electronic communication.
Third-party in-kind contributionsProperty or services that benefit a grant-supported project and that are contributed without charge to the grant recipient by a third-party other than a municipality, a school district or a public library.
Third-party costsDirect expenditures for property or services that benefit a grant-supported project and that are contributed without charge to the grant recipient by a third-party other than a municipality, a school district or a public library.
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