[Adopted 7-27-1964 by Ord. No. 103 (Ch. 1, Part 4B, of the 1994 Code)]
This Township hereby signifies its intention and desire to organize an Authority (the "Authority") jointly in a group consisting of the Boroughs of Lansdale and Sounderton and the Townships of Franconia, Hatfield, Lower Salford, Towamencin and Worcester, under the provisions of the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, as amended.
Editor's Note: The Municipality Authorities Act of 1945 was repealed 6-19-2001 by P.L. 287, No. 22. See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
The initial project to be undertaken by the Authority is to acquire, hold, construct, improve, interconnect, maintain, operate, own and lease, either in the capacity of lessor or lessee, waterworks, sources of water supply, water rights and allocations, water supply works and water distribution systems, in the abovementioned 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 Commissioners are hereby authorized and directed to execute on behalf of the Township of Hatfield Articles of Incorporation for the Authority in substantially the form presented to this meeting which is hereby approved and is ordered to be filed with this article.
Editor's Note: Said Articles of Incorporation are on file in the Township offices.
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 Commissioners 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 502(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.
The following named person is hereby appointed as the first member of the Board of the Authority to represent this Township, whose term of office shall commence on the date of appointment and shall be computed from January 1 next succeeding the date of incorporation: [Here followed the name, address and term of office of the first member.]
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 Borough of Lansdale and Sounderton and the Townships of Franconia, Hatfield, Lower Salford and Towamencin.