[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Worcester as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I North Penn Water Authority
[Adopted 5-11-1964 by Ord. No. 41]
[Amended 6-10-1964 by Ord. No. 42]
The Township hereby signifies its intention and desire to organize an Authority (the "Authority") jointly with the Boroughs of Lansdale and Souderton and the Townships of Franconia, Hatfield, Lower Salford and Towamencin, under the provisions of the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, as amended.
The initial project to be undertaken by the Authority is to acquire, hold, construct, improves interconnect, maintain, operates own and lease, either in the capacity of lessor or lessees waterworks sources of water supply, water rights and allocations water supply works and water distribution systems in the above-mentioned municipalities or any of them, or anywhere else, and for such municipalities or any of them and for such other territory as it may be authorized to serve.
The President and Secretary of the Board of Supervisors are hereby authorized and directed to execute on behalf of the Township of Worcester Articles of Incorporation for the Authority, in substantially the form presented to this meeting, which are hereby approved and are ordered to be filed with this article.
Editor's Note: The Articles of Incorporation for the North Penn Water Authority are on file in the Township offices. Said Articles of Incorporation contain the following information: the name of the Authority; statutory authorization to form the Authority; a list of existing Authorities in the member municipalities; the names of the incorporating municipalities and the names and addresses of their respective Municipal Authorities; the names, addresses, appointing municipality and terms of office for the first members of the Board; and regulations regarding the appointment of Board members.
The Township Secretary is hereby directed to cause a notice of the substance of this article to be published (separately or jointly with respect to similar ordinances adopted by other municipalities) once in the legal periodical for Montgomery County and once in a newspaper published and of general circulation in such county pursuant to the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, as amended.
The President and Secretary of the Board of Supervisors are directed to file said Articles of Incorporation, together with the necessary proofs of publication, with the Secretary of the commonwealth and to do all other acts and things necessary or appropriate to effect the incorporation of the Authority.
Section 6 of the Authority's Articles of Incorporation shall provide that the respective municipalities which are incorporating members of the Authority shall each have one representative on the Board of the Authority.
Editor's Note: Former Section 7, dealing with the appointment of the first member of the Board, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 8-21-1996 by Ord. No. 150.
This article shall become effective when ordinances substantially similar to this (except, in the case of the Boroughs, for the addition of a section with respect to the transfer of existing water systems) have been enacted by the Boroughs of Lansdale and Souderton and the Townships of Franconia, Hatfield, Lower Salford and Towamencin.