[Adopted 11-3-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-11]
Lower Saucon Township hereby agrees to intergovernmentally cooperate with the Association of Municipal Subdivisions consisting of the Borough of Hellertown and the Saucon Valley School District known as the "Saucon Valley Partnership." No function, power, or responsibility of Lower Saucon Township will be exercised through intergovernmental cooperation with other member municipalities unless ratified by resolution of Lower Saucon Township.
Lower Saucon Township hereby agrees to participate in the Saucon Valley Partnership for a term commencing with the adoption of this article.
Lower Saucon Township shall enter into an agreement entitled "Articles of Agreement," a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference, with the intent and effect Lower Saucon Township shall be bound by the agreement.
Editor's Note: Said agreement is on file in the Township offices.
The President of Township Council and Secretary are hereby authorized and directed on behalf of Lower Saucon Township to execute and deliver the agreement.
The Lower Saucon Township Council is hereby authorized to take such other action as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this article and said Articles of Agreement.
The purpose of the Saucon Valley Partnership is to meet at regular intervals to foster a cooperative effort to resolve regional problems, to determine policies, and to formulate plans and programs to meet regional needs. Additional purposes shall include communication and coordination, policies and priorities, community facilities and services, forum, regional spokesman, staff support and regional review. Lower Saucon Township hereby pledges its support of such purposes and further agrees to jointly cooperate in the exercise of in the performance of its respective governmental functions, powers and responsibilities. This pledge of intergovernmental cooperation without further amendment to this article shall not be construed as to delegate or transfer any functions, powers or responsibilities to another local government or to the Saucon Valley Partnership.
Lower Saucon Township pledges such expenditures as shall be required under the Articles of Agreement.
The Saucon Valley Partnership shall in all respects conform with the requirements of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, 53 Pa.C.S.A. §§ 2301 through 2315, and the School Code, 24 P.S. § 5-522.
The Saucon Valley Partnership powers and authorities shall be limited by the Articles of Agreement incorporated herein and made a part hereof.