[Ord. 2008-384, 4/2/2008, § 1]
The Township is authorized pursuant to the authority of the Act of December 19, 1996, P.L. 1158, as amended (53 Pa.C.S.A. § 2301 et seq.) (hereinafter the "Act") to jointly cooperate with other local governments in the exercise or performance of their respective governmental functions, powers or responsibilities, and the Township hereby signifies its intention and desire to organize a council of governments under the provisions of law, including but not limited to the Act. Said organization shall be known as the “Butler County Council of Governments” (hereinafter the “Butler County COG”).
[Ord. 2008-384, 4/2/2008, § 2]
The Board of Supervisors hereby consents to joining the Butler County COG, a council of governments formed under the provisions of Act 180 for the purpose of providing various services, including, but not limited to, the purposes identified in the Bylaws of the Butler County COG attached hereto and incorporated herein as Exhibit A, as may be amended from time to time by the Butler County COG. The Butler County COG shall be supported by contributions from its members, grants and fees for services. Real and personal property may be purchased, sold or leased by the Butler County COG, in accordance with applicable law. No new entity is being created which would be empowered by 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 2307(7) to enter into contracts for policies of group insurance and employee benefits, including Social Security.
Editor's Note: Exhibit A is on file in the Township offices.
[Ord. 2008-384, 4/2/2008, § 3]
The Board of Supervisors of the Township of Cranberry is hereby authorized to enter into contracts with the Butler County COG to provide such services, programs and joint purchases as the Board of Supervisors of Cranberry Township shall, by resolution, determine from time to time.