[Adopted 8-11-2011 by Ord. No. 1213]
The President of the Borough Council is hereby authorized to enter into that certain intergovernmental cooperation agreement ("agreement") with the Steel Valley Council of Governments ("SVCOG") and the SVCOG's members consisting of Homestead Borough, Braddock Hills Borough, City of Clairton, Munhall Borough, West Homestead Borough, West Mifflin Borough and Whitaker Borough ("SVCOG members") to facilitate obtaining grant funding for, the development of, and participation in a Joint Commercial Traffic Enforcement Program. The agreement, which is incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof, shall be kept on file and available for public inspection in the office of the Borough Secretary/Manager.
The purpose and objectives of the agreement are to coordinate efforts to facilitate obtaining grant money to fund the purchase of equipment, which may include, but will not necessarily limited to, portable truck scales to measure wheel and axle loads of vehicles with pneumatic tires and a vehicle to house and transport the scales, for shared use in the jurisdictions of the SVCOG members, and to otherwise develop and maintain a Joint Commercial Traffic Enforcement Program administered and enforced by the Police Departments of the SVCOG members.
The agreement conditions are as set forth therein.
The term of the agreement shall be indefinite, subject to the termination provisions as set forth therein.
Grant funds will be sought through the Allegheny County Authority for Improvements in Municipalities and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to fund the purchase of equipment for this program, which could include portable truck scales to measure wheel and axle loads of vehicles with pneumatic tires and a vehicle to house and transport the scales. The funds to support the Joint Commercial Traffic Enforcement Program will come from annual program fees paid by member municipalities to the SVCOG and periodic grants. The SVCOG Board of Directors will authorize the annual budget for the program and the sources of income to support the program.
The SVCOG will house, maintain and support the program and its related equipment. The Chiefs of Police for the Police Departments of each of the SVCOG members will meet regularly to manage the program, develop and manage program policies, and draft annual budgets and user fees. All such issues and conflicts shall be decided by majority vote of the aforementioned Chiefs of Police.
This article shall become effective upon the date that all SVCOG members have executed the agreement.