[Ord. 35-1997 §§ 2, 3, passed 7-2-1997]
The City of Erie shall be a Participating Municipality in the Erie Area Council of Governments, which presently also includes the County of Erie, the Borough of Wesleyville, the Township of Fairview, the Township of Harborcreek, the Township of Lawrence Park, the Township of Millcreek and the Township of Summit. City Council will designate one or more of its members, and the Mayor may designate an administrative official, to serve as the City's representatives in meetings or activities of the Council of Governments.
The City may withdraw from the Council of Governments, or from the Joint Purchasing Agreement authorized herein, by majority vote of City Council, to be effective 60 days thereafter.
[Ord. 35-1997 § 4, passed 7-2-1997; Ord. 77-1997 § 1, passed 12-17-1997]
The scope of the City's participation in the Council of Governments shall be defined by an Agreement for Intergovernmental Cooperation in the purchase of goods or services, as set forth in the proposed agreement attached to Ordinance 35-1997 as Exhibit A., which allows two or more participating municipalities to utilize the joint purchasing procedures of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation laws, including the "County piggy back option" or the "lead municipality option," or any other such provision.
At this time the City of Erie contemplates that the Council of Governments will have some type of existence as an association or other entity to be determined by vote of the members of C.O.G., and may hire employees and provide employment benefits, contracts for policies of group insurance including Social Security for its employees, as agreed by the members of the C.O.G. Any further expansion of the scope of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement of the activities of the Council of Governments will require an affirmative vote of City Council to amend this article to be effective as to the City of Erie. The City will pay its designated membership fees or dues on an annual basis or as needed until such time as a majority of Council votes to withdraw pursuant to Section 126.01(b).