Township of Warminster, PA
Bucks County
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[Ord. 279, 2/3/1975, § 2:101]
The Supervisors of the Township of Warminster, County of Bucks and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, hereby signify their intention to organize a municipal authority under the provisions of the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, as amended.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Municipality Authorities Act of 1945 [May 2, 1945, P.L. 382 (53 P.S. § 301 et seq.)] was repealed by Act 22 of 2001 (June 19, 2001, P.L. 287, No. 22). See now the Municipality Authorities Act, 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
[Ord. 279, 2/3/1975, § 2:11]
The Supervisors of the Township of Warminster are hereby authorized and directed to execute, on behalf of the Township of Warminster, Articles of Incorporation for such an Authority in substantially the following form:
Articles of Incorporation
TO THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH,
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA:
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,[1] the Supervisors of the Township of Warminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, desiring to incorporate an Authority thereunder, do hereby certify:
1.
The name of the Authority is "Warminster Township Municipal Authority."[2]
2.
The Authority is formed under the provisions of the "Municipality Authorities Act of 1945," as amended.
3.
No other authority organized under the "Municipality Authorities Act of 1945," as amended, or under the Act of June 28, 1935, P.L. 463, as amended, is in existence in and for the incorporating municipality, the Township of Warminster. The school district of the Township of Warminster has joined with the school districts of the Township of Upper Southampton and the Borough of Ivyland in forming what is known as the "Centennial Joint School Board Authority (Bucks County)."
4.
The name of the incorporating municipality is the Township of Warminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
5.
The names and addresses in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, of its municipal authorities are as follows: (Here followed the names and addresses of the municipal authorities.)
6.
The names, addresses and terms of office of the first members of the Board of the Municipal Authority to be formed hereby are as follows: (Here followed the names and addresses of the first members of the Board of the Municipal Authority.)
7.
The ordinance authorizing the creation of the Authority, certified from the records of the Supervisors of the Township of Warminster, together with advertisement of notice of filing these Articles of Incorporation, are each submitted herewith.
[1]
Editor's Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
[2]
Editor's Note: The name of the "Warminster Water Authority" was changed to the "Warminster Township Municipal Authority" by articles of amendment issued by the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, dated March 18, 1955, which said articles of amendment are on file in the Township offices.
[Ord. 750, 12/20/2018]
The Articles of Incorporation of the Authority shall be amended to include stormwater planning, management and implementation as part of its duties and responsibilities under the provisions of the Act of May 2, 1945, P.L. 382, known as the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, as amended,[1] pursuant to the language of the proposed amendment, as fully set forth as follows:
"RESOLVED, that the Articles of Incorporation of the Warminster Township Municipal Authority be amended to include the duties of stormwater planning, management and implementation."
[1]
Editor's Note: The Municipality Authorities Act of 1945 [May 2, 1945, P.L. 382 (53 P.S. § 301 et seq.)] was repealed by Act 22 of 2001 (June 19, 2001, P.L. 287, No. 22). See now the Municipality Authorities Act, 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
[Ord. 279, 2/3/1975, § 2:111-2:114]
1. 
The proper officers of the Township of Warminster are hereby directed to cause a notice of the proposed filing of the above Articles of Incorporation to be published once in the Doylestown Daily Intelligence and once in the Bucks County Law Report, as required by the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945, as amended.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See now 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.
2. 
The proper officers of the Township of Warminster are directed to file the above Articles of Incorporation, together with the necessary proofs of publication, with the Secretary of the commonwealth and to do all other acts and things necessary or appropriate to effect the incorporation of the Warminster Township Municipal Authority.
3. 
The initial project which shall be undertaken by the Authority is to acquire, hold, construct, maintain, operate, own or lease, either in the capacity of lessor or lessee, waterworks, water supply works and water distribution systems for the purpose of supplying water to the residents of said Township of Warminster.
4. 
The following named persons be and they hereby are appointed as the first members of the Board of Authority, whose terms of office shall commence on the date of appointment and shall be computed from January 1, 1954: (Here followed the original members of the Board and their terms of office.)
5. 
The Warminster Township Municipal Authority is further authorized to perform stormwater planning, management and implementation for the Township of Warminster.
[Added by Ord. 753, 1/17/2019]
[Ord. 279, 2/3/1975, § 2:120, 2:121; as amended by Ord. 578, 6/13/2002, § 1; Ord. 753, 1/17/2019]
For the purposes of constructing, extending, installing, maintaining, safeguarding, or repairing its water and sewer facilities, and for stormwater planning, management and implementation, Warminster Township Municipal Authority is authorized to enter in, under and upon any and all streets or other ways within this Township now or hereafter in public use; subject, however, to the following conditions:
A. 
That Warminster Township Municipal Authority shall comply with such reasonable rules and regulations as the Board of Supervisors may from time to time prescribe and shall cause as little inconvenience to the public in the use of such streets and ways as may be reasonably possible.
B. 
That upon completion of any work in, under and upon such streets and ways, Warminster Township Municipal Authority shall restore such streets and ways pursuant to the specifications of the Township Supervisors as directed by the Township Engineer or his authorized agent.
C. 
That Warminster Township Municipal Authority shall be responsible for and indemnify the Township and its Board of Supervisors against all loss and expense by reason of injury to persons or damage to property resulting from the operations of Warminster Township Municipal Authority or the maintenance of its facilities in, under or upon such streets and ways and, upon request of the Board of Supervisors, shall obtain policies of insurance, in reasonable amounts, covering such risks.