Borough of Larksville, PA
Luzerne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Larksville 9-16-2014 by Ord. No. 4-2014. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The provisions set forth above in the preamble to this ordinance[1] are incorporated herein by reference in their entirety.
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 4-2014 is on file in the Borough offices.
That each of the municipalities of the west side and surrounding areas join and be a member of the West Side Council of Governments (WSCOG) in accordance with the articles of agreement, agreed upon bylaws of the Council of Governments, and any other laws, agreements or contracts which apply.
The duration and term of WSCOG membership are indefinite, but is subject to the right of withdrawal and potential termination as set forth in the articles of agreement.
The WSCOG 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; further, that the WSCOG shall assist the member municipalities individually or collectively to execute their governmental responsibilities in as effective and responsible a manner as possible; further, that the WSCOG shall undertake such other projects related to municipal governments, subject to the articles of agreement.
The governing body of each member shall appoint one elected official from each municipality to serve as its designated voting representative to the WSCOG. Additionally, each member municipality may appoint an alternative representative. Only one representative from each member municipality will be permitted to vote at any given time. The representatives from each member municipality shall be appointed by the municipality in accordance with each municipality's ordinance. The officers of the WSCOG shall be a chair, vice chair, secretary and treasurer, appointed through process as outlined in the articles of agreement.
All property, real or personal, of the WSCOG shall be acquired, managed, licensed or disposed of by the WSCOG in accordance with the terms of the agreement and the rules and procedures as may be adopted by the WSCOG.
That the WSCOG shall be empowered to enter into contract for services, subject to the agreement, and to enter into contracts for policies of group insurance and employee benefits, including social security, for its employees.
That the WSCOG be financed by annual dues paid by member municipalities and by funds obtained by the organization from public or private sources.
That members of the WSCOG agree to be bound not only to the articles of agreement establishing the WSCOG, but also agree to the formulation of any bylaws created for the operation of the WSCOG, subject to any necessary approval of the member municipalities as stated in the articles of agreement.
The provisions of this chapter are severable and if any section, sentence, clause, or part or provision hereof shall be held to be illegal, invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction such decision of the court shall not affect the remaining sections, clauses, parts or provisions of this chapter. It is hereby declared to be the intent of the Borough that such ordinance would have been enacted if such illegal, invalid or unconstitutional section, sentence, clause, part or provision had not been included herein.
This chapter shall take effect on the 30th day following its enactment.