Borough of Trappe, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Trappe as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Council of governments — See Ch. 16.
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 259.
[Adopted 11-14-1968 by Ord. No. 152 (Part 2, Ch. 3, Art. A, of the 1987 Code)]
The Borough of Trappe, of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, hereby signifies its intention and desire to organize an authority jointly with the Borough of Collegeville, of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, under the provisions of the Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, known as the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945,[1] its amendments and supplements for the purpose of acquiring, holding, constructing, improving, owning, leasing, either in the capacity of lessor or lessee, maintaining and operating sewers, sewer systems, or parts thereof, sewage treatment works, including works for treating and disposing of industrial waste and the facilities and equipment therefor; acquiring, holding, constructing, improving, maintaining and operating, owning, leasing, either in the capacity of lessor or lessee, waterworks, water supply works and water distribution systems.
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Editor's Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
The Mayor, President of Council and the Secretary of this Borough are authorized and directed to execute, on behalf of this Borough, articles of incorporation for said Authority, in substantially the following form:
Articles of Incorporation
To The Secretary of The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:
In compliance with the requirements of the Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, known as the "Municipality Authorities Act of 1945," as amended and supplemented, and pursuant to ordinances adopted by the municipal authorities of the Boroughs of Collegeville and Trappe, respectively, all situated in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, expressing the intention and desire of the municipal authorities of said municipalities to organize a joint municipality authority under said Act, the said municipalities hereby do certify:
1.
The name of the Authority is "Collegeville-Trappe Municipal Authority."
2.
The said Authority is formed under the provisions of the Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, known as the "Municipality Authorities Act of 1945" as amended and supplemented for the purpose of acquiring, holding, constructing, improving, owning, leasing, either in the capacity of lessor or lessee, maintaining and operating sewers, sewer systems or parts thereof, sewage treatment works, including works for treating and disposing of industrial waste and the facilities and equipment therefor; acquiring, holding, constructing, improving, maintaining and operating, owning, leasing, either in the capacity of lessor or lessee, waterworks, water supply works and water distribution systems.
3.
No other Authority has been organized under the said Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, as amended and supplemented or under the Act of June 28, 1935, P.L. 463, as amended, or is in existence in or for the incorporating municipalities, except:
(a)
Collegeville-Trappe Joint School Authority heretofore has been organized jointly by the Boroughs of Collegeville and Trappe, both in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, under the provisions of said Authorities Act, and presently exists.
4.
The names of the incorporating municipalities are:
Borough of Collegeville, Montgomery County, PA.
Borough of Trappe, Montgomery County, PA.
5.
The names and addresses of the municipal authorities of said incorporating municipalities are: . . .
[Here follow the names and addresses of the Mayor and the members of council in office at the time of enactment of Ord. No. 152]
6.
The names and addresses and terms of office of the first members of the board of said Authority, each of whom is a resident and citizen of the appointing municipality, are as follows: . . .
[Here follow the names and addresses of the first members of the board, and, for each, the Borough for which he is appointee, and his term of office, in years from January 1, 1969]
7.
The members of the Board of the said Authority shall be six in number; and said members shall be apportioned on the basis of three members for each of the incorporating municipalities.
Each member of the Board of the said Authority shall be appointed by the municipal authorities of the municipality which he is to represent on said Board. Each member of the Board of the said Authority appointed to succeed any of the first members of the Board shall hold office for a period of five years.
The municipal authorities of each of said municipalities, at a meeting held not later than one month prior to January 1st in each year in which a vacancy will occur in the Board by reason of the expiration of the term of a member appointed by that municipality, shall appoint, as a member of the Board, a citizen of that municipality, for a term of five years, to succeed the member whose term expires on January 1st, next succeeding.
Any other vacancy in the Board shall be filled by the municipal authorities of the municipality which appointed the member whose vacancy is to be filled and the person so appointed to fill said vacancy shall hold office for the remainder of the unexpired term of the member whose vacancy in office he has been appointed to fill.
The adoption of this article is deemed necessary for the benefit and preservation of the public health, peace, comfort and general welfare of, and will increase the prosperity of the people of this Borough.
[Adopted 11-29-1971 by Ord. No. 175 (Part 4, Ch. 3, of the 1987 Code)]
The Borough grants to the Authority, its successors and assigns, all easements, rights-of-way and other rights and privileges necessary and desirable in, along, over and under streets, roads, lanes, courts, culs-de-sac, alleys, public ways, public squares and other properties of this Borough, together with free ingress, egress and regress therein and thereto, along with other persons having interests or rights therein, for use in connection with constructing, replacing, repairing, altering and maintaining the sewer system, as the same shall exist, from time to time.
The rights and privileges granted to the Authority under § 11-4 shall be exercised by the Authority under and subject to such reasonable rules and regulations as shall be adopted and specified, from time to time, by resolution or ordinance of this Borough; and this Borough does reserve the right to adopt and specify, from time to time, such reasonable rules and regulations in connection with exercise by the Authority of such rights and privileges.
[Added 5-5-1987 by Ord. No. 236]
It shall be a violation of the Trappe Borough Code whenever any property owner, be it an individual or business entity, fails to supply information concerning the various discharges into the authority sewer system after notice. The violator(s) of this provision, shall, upon conviction on charges brought by the Collegeville-Trappe Municipal Authority for every such violation, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 or more than $300 and costs of prosecution, or, in default of payment of fines and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days; provided, each day's violation of any such provision of this section shall constitute a separate violation.