Township of Westtown, PA
Chester County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Westtown 7-3-1989 by Ord. No. 89-2. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This municipality shall join with other municipalities in accordance with the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Act[1] by becoming a member of the Intergovernmental Risk Management Association and entering into the intergovernmental contract which was adopted by reference with the same effect as if it had been set out verbatim in this section and a copy of which shall be filed with the minutes of the meeting at which this chapter was adopted.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 2301 et seq.
This municipality is authorized to enter into the intergovernmental contract for the purposes contained therein. These actions are to be taken by the member(s) or employee(s) of this municipality designated for this purpose, pursuant to general or specific instructions by the governing body adopting this chapter.
The Association is designated as having official custody of this municipality's funds which are invested by the Association pursuant to the terms of the intergovernmental contract.
As required by the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act,[1] the following matters are specifically found and determined:
A. 
The conditions of the agreement are set forth in the intergovernmental contract referred to in § 31-1.
B. 
This municipality's participation in the Association shall be terminable at any time by ordinance.
C. 
The purposes and objectives of the agreement are set forth hereinabove and the intergovernmental contract and actions contemplated thereby and purposes and objectives contained therein are otherwise legal as part of a pooled arrangement with governmental units, thereby achieving economic and other advantages of intergovernmental cooperation.
D. 
It is not necessary to finance the agreement authorized herein from municipal funds except through the contribution of this municipality's basis rate (as such term is defined in the intergovernmental contract) to the Association.
E. 
The Association shall be managed by a Board of Commissioners or Executive Committee as set forth in the bylaws of said Association.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
F. 
All property, real or personal, shall be acquired, managed or disposed of by the Association in accordance with the terms of the intergovernmental contract.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 2301 et seq.