PINE TOWNSHIP INDIANA COUNTY, PENNSYLAVNIA
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF PINE, INDIANA COUNTY,
PENNSYLVANIA, PROVIDING FOR ENTERING INTO AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL
COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH OTHER MUNICIPALITIES.
LOCATED WITHIN INDIANA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING ONE JOINT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN FOR THOSE PARTICPATING MUNICIPALITIES.
WHEREAS, certain municipalities located within Indiana County, Pennsylvania, desire to enter into an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement to adopt a joint Emergency Operations Plan as their municipal operations plan; and
WHEREAS, said municipalities, for the purpose of carrying the provisions of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act into effect, deem it appropriate to enter into such agreement; and
WHEREAS, said municipalities have determined that the residents of each municipality will be best served by adopting the joint Emergency Operations plan as their own plan rather than having numerous, separate emergency operations plans in each of the respective municipalities.
NOW THEREFORE, be it Ordained and Enacted by Board of Supervisors of the Township of Pine, of Indiana, County, Pennsylvania, by the authority of and pursuant to the provisions of 53 Pa. C.S.A., Chapter 23, and pursuant to the authority and the provisions of the Emergency Management Services Code, 35 Pa. C.S. 7101-7707, as amended, as follows:
Section 1 - Title
This resolution shall be known as the Penns Manor E M A District Ordinance.
Section 2 - Parties and Purpose
The Township of Pine hereby resolves to enter into an intergovernmental cooperation agreement with the borough of Clymer, and the Township of Cherry Hill, and such other municipalities as would desire to enter into an intergovernmental cooperation agreement in the future, and hereby agree that the Penns Manor Regional Emergency Operations Plan will serve as the emergency operations plan for each municipality that signs the intergovernmental cooperation agreement.
Section 3 - Conditions of Agreement
The conditions of the intergovernmental cooperation agreement to be entered into between the participating municipalities and the county are described as follows:
A. The municipalities agree that they shall adopt and declare Penns Manor Regional Emergency Operations Plan to be the emergency operations plan of each of their municipalities for the purpose of fulfilling the requirement in subsection 7503(1) of the emergency management services code to prepare, maintain and keep current a disaster emergency management plan for each of their municipalities. B. Each municipality's emergency management coordinator shall annually review Penns Manor Regional Emergency Operation Plan and recommend changes, improvements or additional information to the plan in order to ensure that the plan adequately addresses the public safety and welfare needs of each municipality's residents.
Section 4 - Repeal of Inconsistent Resolutions and Ordinances
All resolutions and ordinances, or parts of either, which are inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
Section 5 - Invalidity
The invalidity of any part of this ordinance shall not affect the validity of any other part of this ordinance.
Section 6 - Registration with County
A copy of this ordinance shall be filed with the county Emergency Management Agency and shall remain in effect unless amended. Any amendments shall also be filed with the county emergency management coordinator.
Section 7 - Effective Date
This ordinance shall become effective upon enactment by the township board of elected officials of all participating municipalities.
Resolved and enacted by the board of supervisors of Pine Township., Indiana County Pennsylvania, on this 2nd day of November, 2009.
Attest: Jennifer Lindahl
* This form and its format have been accepted by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) on March 21, 2000.