[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Allen 7-18-2007 by Ord. No. 642. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Special Fire Police Mutual Aid Ordinance."
The background of this chapter and the legislative intention of the Board of Commissioners in enacting it are as follows:
Upper Allen Township (the "Township") is a Pennsylvania first class Township municipality.
The Act of December 19, 1996, P.L. 1158, No. 177, referred to as the Intergovernmental Cooperation Law, 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 2301 et seq., provides that local governments may jointly cooperate in the exercise or in the performance of their respective governmental functions, powers or responsibilities.
The use of special fire police to perform traffic and crowd control services and other necessary functions, whether within or outside the boundaries of the municipality by which they are confirmed, is governed by statutory authority, 35 P.S. § 1201 et seq.
The Board of Commissioners of the Township and of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and of the governing bodies of the other participating municipalities recognize the desirability of sharing special fire police resources for both emergency and nonemergency events for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of all residents.
The conditions of membership, duration, purpose and objectives of the intergovernmental agreement, including the powers and scope of authority delegated therein, manner and extent of financing, and organizational structure necessary to implement the agreement are set forth in the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement for Special Fire Police Mutual Aid and Emergency Assistance ("agreement"), a copy of which is attached to this chapter as Exhibit A and incorporated herein as if set forth in full.
Editor's Note: Said agreement is on file in the Township's offices.
Any funds for implementation and continuing participation in the agreement may be appropriated by the Board of Commissioners of the Township and the governing bodies of participating municipalities as they shall determine, in their sole discretion, from time to time.
Real and personal property may be acquired, managed or disposed of under this chapter.
Each party has the power to enter into contracts for policies of group insurance and employee benefits, including social security, for all of their employees, including those whose duties further the purposes of the agreement.
The President or Vice President of the Board of Commissioners of the Township are hereby authorized to execute all documents and perform all actions necessary to cause the Township to enter into the agreement.