City of Lancaster, PA
Lancaster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lancaster as Article 181 of the Codified Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Housing — See Ch. 169.
Land Bank Authority – See Ch. 48.
Parking lots — See Ch. 202.
Sewers — See Ch. 249.
Solid waste — See Ch. 258.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 285.
Zoning — See Ch. 300.
Under the provisions of the Pennsylvania Act of May 2, 1945 (1945 P.L. 382) (53 P.S. § 301 et seq.),[1] the following authorities have been organized and are operating in the Lancaster area:
A. 
City of Lancaster Sewer Authority.
B. 
Lancaster Airport Authority.
C. 
City of Lancaster Authority.
D. 
Lancaster Area Refuse Authority.
E. 
Lancaster Area Sewer Authority.
F. 
Lancaster Higher Education Authority.
G. 
Suburban Lancaster Sewer Authority.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Municipality Authorities Act of 1945; see now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
Under the Pennsylvania Act of May 24, 1945 (1945 P.L. 991) (35 P.S. § 1701 et seq.),[1] the Lancaster Redevelopment Authority was organized. Ordinance No. 13-1968 of March 26, 1968, authorized a cooperation agreement between the city and the Redevelopment Authority.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Urban Redevelopment Law.
Under the Pennsylvania Act of May 28, 1937 (1937 P.L. 995) (35 P.S. § 1541 et seq.),[1] the Lancaster Housing Authority was organized. Ordinance No. 446 of June 27, 1950, as amended by Ordinance No. 453 of September 19, 1950, authorizes a cooperation agreement between the city and the Lancaster Housing Authority.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Housing Authorities Law.
Ordinance No. 9-1954 of April 6, 1954, expresses the intent of the City Council to organize the City of Lancaster Authority. Ordinance No. 16-1968 of June 11, 1968, extended the term of existence of the City of Lancaster Authority to 50 years. Ordinance No. 8-1955 of April 12, 1955, directs the conveyance by the city to the City of Lancaster Authority of the waterworks, water supply work, and that portion of the water distribution system within the corporate limits. Ordinance No. 34-1955 of December 27, 1955, directs the conveyance of that portion of the water distribution system outside of the corporate limits to the City of Lancaster Authority.
Ordinance No. 31-1954 of November 23, 1954, signifies the intention to organize, jointly with other Lancaster County municipalities, the Lancaster Area Incinerator Authority (per Resolution No. 3-1957, name changed to "Lancaster Area Refuse Authority"). Resolution No. 12-1976 of April 13, 1976, signifies the intent of the city to withdraw from the Lancaster Area Refuse Authority upon admission of the County of Lancaster to the Lancaster Area Refuse Authority.
Ordinance No. 25-1960 of December 20, 1960, signifies the intent to organize the City of Lancaster Sewer Authority. Ordinance No. 31-1961 of November 24, 1961, approves the taking over and operation of the city sewer system by the Sewer Authority. Ordinance No. 15-1964 of May 27, 1964, creates a Joint Sewer Board under Third Class City Code Section 3240[1] with the Townships of Lancaster, West Lampeter and East Lampeter to act as an advisory and administrative agency in constructing and operating a sewer system. Ordinance No. 18-1970 signified the intent of Council to organize the Suburban Lancaster Sewer Authority jointly with the Townships of Lancaster and West Lampeter. Ordinance No. 11-1985, adopted July 9, 1985, determines that the city shall enter into an Agreement of Lease dated July 1, 1985, with the Sewer Authority. Ordinance No. 12-1985 adopted July 9, 1985, approves a Termination Agreement, dated July 1, 1985, of a lease dated October 16, 1984, between the city and the Sewer Authority. Ordinance No. 4-1996 adopted June 25, 1996, approves an amendment to the Articles of Incorporation increasing the term of existence to end April 1, 2046.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 38240.
Under provisions of the Act of June 5, 1947 (P.L. 458), known as the "Parking Authority Law," its amendments and supplements,[2] the Council, by Ordinance No. 7-1966, adopted May 10, 1966, signified its intent to organize a Parking Authority. Ordinance No. 1-1972 of January 31, 1972, authorizes a lease for an initial term of 40 years between the city as lessee and the Parking Authority as lessor, whereby the parking facilities will be leased to the city for operation and use, and also authorizes a management agreement whereby the city engages the Authority to manage the parking facilities.
[1]
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 12-2007, adopted 8-28-2007, extended the term of existence of the Parking Authority for 50 years, to terminate 8-1-2057, unless sooner dissolved according to law.
[2]
Editor's Note: See 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5501 et seq.
Under the provisions of the Industrial Development Authority Law, Act 102 of August 23, 1967 (P.L. 251),[1] the Council, by Ordinance No. 20-1971, adopted August 16, 1971, signified its intent to create the Lancaster Industrial Development Authority.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 73 P.S. § 371 et seq., now known as the "Economic Development Financing Law."
Under provisions of the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945 (P.L. 382) (53 P.S. § 301 et seq.),[1] the Council, by Resolution No. 34-1977, adopted August 23, 1977, signified its intent to create the Red Rose Transit Authority.
[1]
Editor’s Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
Under the provisions of the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945 (P.L. 382), the Council, by Ordinance No. 8-1982, adopted August 24, 1982, signified its intent to organize the Lancaster Higher Education Authority.
[Amended 12-9-1997 by Ord. No. 24-1997; 12-12-2000 by Ord. No. 11-2000; 12-19-2006 by Ord. No. 16-2006; 9-25-2012 by Ord. No. 9-2012; 9-25-2012 by Ord. No. 10-2012[1]]
A. 
The Articles of Amendment of the Authority as presented at this meeting of the Council are hereby approved, and the execution and filing thereof by the Authority is hereby authorized and directed, all in compliance with the Act.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: "The Act" refers to the Municipality Authorities Act, 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
B. 
The Plan of the Lancaster Downtown Investment District Authority, and the administrative services to be provided thereunder, the estimated costs thereof, the method of assessment proposed thereunder and the modification of the boundaries of the DID provided thereunder, is hereby approved and adopted by the Council of the City.
[Amended 1-27-2015 by Ord. No. 1-2015[3]]
[3]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that the plan commences on 5-1-2015 and ends on 4-30-2019.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also extended the term of existence of the Authority to December 31, 2062.
[Added 9-14-1999 by Ord. No. 5-1999]
Under the provisions of the Third Class County Convention Center Authority Act (December 27, 1994, P.L. 1375, No. 162),[1] the Council, by Ordinance No. 5-1999, signified its intent to organize an Authority jointly with the City of Lancaster to create the Lancaster County Convention Center Authority.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 16 P.S. § 2399.1 et seq.
[Added 7-11-2000 by Ord. No. 3-2000; amended 9-14-2004 by Ord. No. 17-2004]
The City hereby signifies and expresses its intention to organize the Lancaster Board of Sanitation under the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, as amended, for the purposes permitted under the 1945 Act. By ordinance dated September 14, 2004, the dissolution of the Lancaster Board of Sanitation was authorized.
[Added 10-22-2013 by Ord. No. 13-2013]
A. 
The City Council of the City of Lancaster hereby signifies its intention and desire to organize an Authority under the provisions of the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945 (Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, 53 Pa.C.S.A. Chapter 56, as from time to time amended) and Article XVIII-C of House Bill No. 465, Session of 2013.
B. 
The Mayor of the City of Lancaster is hereby authorized and directed to execute on behalf of the City of Lancaster Articles of Incorporation containing the information required by the Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, and Chapter XVIII-C of House Bill 465, Session of 2013, naming the Authority as the City of Lancaster Revitalization and Improvement Zone Authority, establishing the terms of the hereinbelow-designated board members,[1] directing that the Authority be formed for the purposes set forth in Article XVIII-C of House Bill No. 465, Session of 2013, and such other information as may be necessary:
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, the municipal authorities of the City of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, desiring to incorporate an Authority thereunder, do hereby certify:
(a) 
The name of the Authority is the “City of Lancaster Revitalization and Improvement Zone Authority.”
[1]
Editor’s Note: A complete copy of Ord. No. 13-2013 is on file in the City offices.