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Public Notice - Ratifying an intergovernmental agreement between Warminster Township and Upper Southampton Township, authorizing Warminster Township to provide Animal Control Services for Upper Southampton Township; repealing all inconsistent ordinances or parts thereof; providing a severability clause; and providing an effective date

PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of Upper Southampton Township, County of Bucks, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will hold a public hearing on November 7, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the Southampton Free Library, lower level meeting room, 947 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966 to consider adoption of the following ordinance:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF UPPER SOUTHAMPTON, COUNTY OF BUCKS, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA RATIFYING AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP AND UPPER SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP AUTHORIZING WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP TO PROVIDE ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES FOR UPPER SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP; REPEALING ALL INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES OR PARTS THEREOF; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

The full text of the proposed ordinance may be examined at the office of the Township Manager, 939 Street Road, Southampton, PA 18966. The full text also available on the Township’s website at www.ustwp.org. The public is invited to attend and provide comment.

UPPER SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP

BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

ORDINANCE NO:

AN ORDINANCE OF UPPER SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP, BUCKS COUNTY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, RATIFYING AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP AND UPPER SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP AUTHORIZING WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP TO PROVIDE ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES FOR UPPER SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP; REPEALING ALL INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES OR PARTS THEREOF; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, by an Intergovernmental Agreement (the “Agreement”), Warminster Township entered into an agreement with Upper Southampton Township which, inter alia, authorized Warminster Township to provide animal control services for Upper Southampton Township; and

WHEREAS, the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, 53 Pa. C.S. §2301, et seq. requires all intergovernmental agreements to be approved by ordinance; and

WHEREAS, Upper Southampton Township desires to ratify and approve the Agreement by enacting of this Ordinance.

NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby ORDAINED and ENACTED by the Board of Supervisors of Upper Southampton Township as follows:

1. The Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference, is hereby ratified and approved pursuant to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, 53 Pa.C.S. § 2301, et seq.

2. The purpose of this Agreement is to provide Animal Control Services in Upper Southampton Township while providing efficiency in the costs of providing those services through inter-municipal cooperation.

3. The terms of the Agreement, including (1) Administration and Organization; (2) Responding to Calls; (3) Impoundment; (4) Release from Impoundment; (5) Insurance; (6) Financing; (7) Employment; (8) Termination of Services; (9) Notice; (10) Indemnification; (11) Omission or Delay; (12) Choice of Laws/Venue; (13) Successors and Assignees; (14) Entire Agreement/Severability; (15) Amendment; (16) Counterpart Signatures; are set forth in the attached Agreement as Appendix “A” and incorporated in this Ordinance as though set forth in full.

4. The Township Manager is hereby authorized to execute all documents and perform all necessary actions to cause the Township to enter into the Agreement, the terms of which are officially adopted through the enactment of this Ordinance.

5. All ordinances or parts thereof inconsistent with this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of the inconsistent.

6. The provisions of this Ordinance are declared to be severable. If any provision of this Ordinance is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such determination shall have no effect on the remaining provisions of this Ordinance or on the Agreement or its validity.

7. This Ordinance shall be effective five (5) days following its legal enactment.

ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Board of Supervisors of Upper Southampton

Township on this day of , 2018.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF UPPER SOUTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP,

BUCKS COUNTY, PA

By: ___________________________________

Lola G. Biuckians, Chairman

Attest: ___________________________________

Marguerite C. Genesio, Secretary/Treasurer