[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Wrightstown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted by Ord. No. 1975-4 as Sec. 10-1 of the Revised General Ordinances]
There are in and about the borough, waters which are polluted and are subject to pollution, by sewage and industrial and other wastes, arising from causes within the borough. The Council has ascertained that there is imperative need to relieve such waters from pollution and thereby to reduce and ultimately abate the menace to the public health resulting from such pollution.
There are also inadequate means of supplying and distributing water in the borough. The Council has also ascertained that there is an imperative need for the provision and distribution of an adequate supply of water for the public and private uses of the borough and its inhabitants.
The Municipal Utilities Authorities Law of the State of New Jersey (P.L. 1957, C. 183) grants power to every municipality of the state by means and through the agency of a municipal utility authority to acquire, construct, maintain, operate or improve works for accumulation, supply or distribution of water and works for the collection, treatment, purification or disposal of sewage and other wastes.
The Council has decided and hereby determines that it is necessary and advisable and is in the best interests of the inhabitants of the borough that there be created a municipal utility authority pursuant to the Municipal Utilities Law as a public body corporate and politic and an agency and instrumentality of the borough, for the purpose of the provision and distribution of an adequate supply of water for the public and private use of the borough and its inhabitants and the relief of the waters in and bordering the state from pollution arising from causes within the borough and the consequent improvement of conditions affecting the public health.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Utilities Authorities Law of the State of New Jersey (P.L. 1957, C.183) there is hereby created a public body corporate and politic under the name and style of the "Wrightstown Municipal Utilities Authority."
The Wrightstown Municipal Utilities Authority hereby created is a municipal authority as contemplated and provided for by the Municipal Utilities Authority Law and shall have and exercise all of the powers and perform all of the duties provided for by the Municipal Utilities Authorities Law, and any other statutes heretofore or hereafter enacted and applicable thereto.
Members of the Wrightstown Municipal Utilities Authority may receive from the Wrightstown Municipal Utilities Authority compensation for their services as members, within the limitation hereby stated that no member shall receive in excess of $600 per annum.
A copy of this chapter, duly certified by the Clerk, shall forthwith be filed by the clerk in the office of the Secretary of State of the State of New Jersey.
[Added by Ord. No. 1993-5]
Subject to the annual approval of the governing body, the Wrightstown Municipal Utilities Authority may annually appoint, at its reorganizational meeting, from among its membership, an operations liaison who shall have the following duties:
To conduct the administrative duties of the Wrightstown Municipal Utilities Authority.
To coordinate necessary compliance documents as required by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy.
To serve as a liaison between the Wrightstown Municipal Utilities Authority and the local utility plants as to help foster efficient operating utility plants and minimize potential disruptions in service.
The annual compensation for the operations liaison shall be an amount no greater than $5,000, to be determined annually by the governing body at a regularly scheduled meeting next preceding the Wrightstown Utilities Authority's Annual Reorganizational Meeting.
[Adopted by Ord. No. 1990-4 (Sec. 10-5 of the Revised General Ordinances)]
The Wrightstown Municipal Utilities Authority (the "authority") is proceeding to design, finance, acquire, construct and place into operation an expanded and refurbished sewerage system for the collection, treatment, purification or disposal of sewage originating within the geographic boundary of the Borough of Wrightstown (the "borough"); and the authority intends to finance the cost of such sewerage system through the issuance of revenue bonds and/or project notes; and the borough desires to aid and assist the authority in proceeding with the design, financing, construction, acquisition and placing into operation of the refurbished and expanded sewerage system.
The borough and the authority have each determined that it will be economical and otherwise advantageous to them and to the residents of the borough to enter into a service agreement (the "service agreement") providing for and relating to the collection, treatment, purification or disposal of sewage and the supply and the distribution of water.
The service agreement, among other things, shall obligate the authority to proceed promptly with the design, construction, acquisition, financing and placing in operation the refurbished and expanded sewerage system, and shall obligate the borough to pay to the authority such sums of money as provided therein, provided that said amounts subsequently shall be repaid to the borough from revenues of the authority derived from its sewer system and water system.
The borough desires to enter into the service agreement and to authorize its Mayor to execute the service agreement.
The Mayor is hereby authorized to execute the service agreement on behalf of the borough, and the Clerk of the borough is hereby authorized to attest to the validity of such signature.