Borough of Lewisburg, PA
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lewisburg as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 230.
Sewers — See Ch. 255.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 290.
[Adopted 2-18-1970 by Ord. No. 607]

§ 11-1 Organization.

The Borough Council of the Borough of Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania, being the municipal authorities of the said Borough, hereby signifies its intention and desire to organize, together with the Board of Supervisors of East Buffalo Township, an authority under the provisions of the Municipal Authorities Act of 1945, as amended.

§ 11-2 Articles of Incorporation.

The President and Secretary of the Lewisburg Borough Council are hereby authorized and directed to execute on behalf of the Borough of Lewisburg, Articles of Incorporation for said authority in the form required by said Act, which Articles of Incorporation shall set forth among other things:
A. 
That the name of said Authority is Lewisburg Area Joint Sewer Authority;
B. 
That said Authority is formed under the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, approved May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended.
C. 
That no other Authority organized under said Act or under the Act of June 28, 1935, P.L. 463, is in existence in and for the incorporating municipalities, except East Buffalo Municipal Authority heretofore organized pursuant to Certificate of Incorporation dated June 28, 1948, Lewisburg Municipal Authority heretofore organized pursuant to Certificate of Incorporation dated March 22, 1950, Lewisburg School Authority heretofore organized pursuant to Certificate of Incorporation dated June 28, 1950, Eastern Union County Authority (school) heretofore organized pursuant to Certificate of Incorporation dated March 13, 1951, Lewisburg Joint Secondary School Authority heretofore organized pursuant to Certificate of Incorporation dated January 24, 1952.
D. 
That the names of the incorporating municipalities are the Township of East Buffalo and the Borough of Lewisburg, both situate in Union County, Pennsylvania; and
E. 
That there shall be nine members of the Board of the Authority, five appointed by the Township of East Buffalo and four appointed by the Borough of Lewisburg. The said Articles of Incorporation shall set forth the names and addresses of the municipal authorities of the Township, and of the Borough, and the names, addresses, appointing municipality and terms of office (which shall commence on the date of appointment) of the first members of the Board of the Authority which are as follows: (Here followed the names, addresses, terms of office of the first Authority Board members.)
[Amended 5-15-2012 by Ord. No. 1015]

§ 11-3 Procedures for incorporation.

The proper officials of the Borough are hereby directed as required by the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, as amended, to publish notice of this article and of the day upon which said Articles of Incorporation will be filed with the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; to file said articles, together with a certified copy of this article, and the necessary proofs of publication with the Secretary of the Commonwealth; and to do all other things necessary and appropriate to effect the incorporation of Lewisburg Area Joint Sewer Authority.
[Adopted 4-15-1980 by Ord. No. 80-3]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Resolution No. 13-01, adopted 2-19-2013, changed the name of the Authority from the "Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority" to the "Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority."

§ 11-4 Intention to create Authority.

The Borough Council of the Borough of Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania, constituting the "Municipal Authority" of that Borough, as defined in the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, May 2, P.L. 382, as amended and supplemented (53 P.S. § 301 et seq.) signifies its intention to organize, together with East Buffalo, Kelly, Buffalo and/or Union Townships, a joint authority under the provisions of the Act.

§ 11-5 Name.

The name of the proposed joint authority is the "Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority, referred to throughout this article as "the Authority."[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Resolution No. 13-01, adopted 2-19-2013, changed the name of the Authority from the "Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority" to the "Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority."

§ 11-6 Articles of Incorporation.

[Amended 7-17-1990 by Ord. No. 860]
The Articles of Incorporation of the Authority as set forth herein are hereby approved and adopted.
LEWISBURG AREA RECREATION AUTHORITY[1] ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
To the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:
In compliance with the requirements of the "Municipality Authorities Act of 1945" (the Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended and supplemented, 53 P.S. § 301 et seq.), the Township of East Buffalo and the Borough of Lewisburg, County of Union, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pursuant to ordinances duly enacted by the Township and the Borough which authorize and direct the formation of an Authority under the Act, do hereby certify:
1.
The name of the Authority shall be the Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority.[2]
2.
The Authority is formed under the "Municipality Authorities Act of 1945."
3.
Except for the following, no other authorities have been organized by the municipalities named in paragraph 4 under the "Municipality Authorities Act of 1945" or under the Act approved June 28, 1935, P.L. 463:
3.1.
Lewisburg Area Joint Sewer Authority—incorporated by East Buffalo Township and the Borough of Lewisburg on March 3, 1970.
3.2.
East Buffalo Municipal Authority—incorporated by East Buffalo Township on June 28, 1948.
3.3.
Lewisburg Municipal Authority—incorporated by the Borough of Lewisburg on February 6, 1950.
4.
The names of the incorporating municipalities are:
4.1.
Township of East Buffalo.
4.2.
Borough of Lewisburg.
5.
The names and addresses of the municipal authorities of each of the incorporating municipalities are as follows: (Here followed the names and addresses of various municipal officials from each of the incorporating municipalities)
6.
The names, addresses, and initial terms of office of the first members of the Board of the Authority, all of whom are residents of the appointing municipality, are as follows: (Here followed the names, addresses and terms of office of the first Authority Board members.)
7.
The terms of office of the first members of the Authority shall commence on the day of appointment and shall be computed from January 1, 1981.
8.
The ordinances authorizing the incorporation of said Authority, certified from the records of each municipality, together with proofs of advertisement of the notice of filing of these Articles of Incorporation, are submitted with these articles.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Township of Buffalo and the Borough of Lewisburg, County of Union, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, have caused these Articles of Incorporation to be duly executed on behalf of the Authority by their proper officers duly authorized and under their municipal seals this 15th day of April, 1980. (There followed the seals and signatures of the various municipal officials from each of the incorporating municipalities.)
[1]
Editor’s Note: Resolution No. 13-01, adopted 2-19-2013, changed the name of the Authority from the "Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority" to the "Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority."
[2]
Editor’s Note: Resolution No. 13-01, adopted 2-19-2013, changed the name of the Authority from the "Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority" to the "Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority."

§ 11-7 Representatives.

The individuals to be designated in the Articles of Incorporation (Exhibit A) as representatives of the Borough are specifically appointed members of the Board of the Authority for the terms of office as set out following their respective names.
A. 
The terms of office shall commence on the date of appointment and shall be computed from January 1, 1981.

§ 11-8 Purposes of Authority.

The purpose of the Authority shall be to acquire, hold, construct, improve, maintain, operate, own, and lease (either in the capacity of lessor or lessee) projects of the following kind and character:
A. 
Buildings to be devoted wholly or partially for public use.
B. 
Parks.
C. 
Recreation grounds and facilities.
D. 
Swimming pools.
E. 
Playgrounds.
F. 
Other area community projects and activities.

§ 11-9 Procedures for incorporation.

A. 
The Mayor and the President of Borough Council are hereby authorized and directed to execute the Articles of Incorporation of the Authority on behalf of the Borough.
B. 
The Borough Secretary is hereby authorized and directed:
(1) 
To affix to the Articles of Incorporation the seal of the Borough;
(2) 
To attest to the signatures of the Mayor and the President of Borough Council;
(3) 
To cause notice of intention to file the Articles of Incorporation to be published as required by law;
(4) 
To file the Articles of Incorporation, together with a certified copy of this article and required proof of publication, with the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and
(5) 
To perform any and all acts necessary to effect and establish the Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Resolution No. 13-01, adopted 2-19-2013, changed the name of the Authority from the "Lewisburg Area Recreation Authority" to the "Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority."