Ordinance 17-13; Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement for Joint Pollutant Reduction Plan

Public Notice for Ordinance 17-13, which provides for the approval and execution of an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement with Susquehanna Township and Capital Region Water for preparing and implementing a Joint Pollutant Reduction Plan.

The complete text of Ordinance 17-13 is as follows:

WHEREAS, Susquehanna Township and Lower Paxton Township are political subdivisions and Capital Region Water (CRW) is a municipal authority formed by the City of Harrisburg, all located within Dauphin County, Pennsylvania and herein jointly referred to as the “Participants;” and

WHEREAS, the Participants each own, operate, and maintain Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (“MS4s”) that discharge to the Susquehanna River, Paxton Creek, Spring Creek, and/or Beaver Creek, and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay; and

WHEREAS, the Participants wish to engage in a collaborative process of preparing and implementing a Joint Pollution Reduction Plan, consisting of a Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan, Paxton Creek Watershed TMDL Plan, and Pollutant Reduction Plan to address Wildwood Lake and an unnamed tributary to Spring Creek (the “Plan”); and

WHEREAS, the Participants have prepared an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement for the preparation and implementation of a Joint Pollutant Reduction Plan as authorized and required pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 2301, et seq.; and

WHEREAS, the Participants have determined that it is in their respective interests to enter into such an Agreement for said project.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE AND IT IS HEREBY ORDAINED AND ENACTED by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Lower Paxton, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, as follows:

Section 1. The caption of and recitals to this Ordinance, as set forth above are incorporated herein by reference.

Section 2. The Board of Supervisors of Township of Lower Paxton deems it necessary and expressly authorizes its officers, in accordance with the requirements of the aforesaid Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, to enter into and execute an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement (the "Agreement") to provide for the legal and institutional mechanisms for preparing and implementing a Joint Pollution Reduction Plan, consisting of a Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan, Paxton Creek Watershed TMDL Plan, and Pollutant Reduction Plan to address Wildwood Lake and an unnamed tributary to Spring Creek (the “Plan”).

Section 3. In the event that any provision, section, sentence, clause or part of this Ordinance shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unconstitutionality shall not affect or impair the remaining provisions, sections, sentences, clauses or parts of this Ordinance, it being the intent of the Township Board of Supervisors that the remainder of the Ordinance shall be and shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 4. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force five (5) days after its enactment.

A copy of Ordinance No. 17-13 may be examined without charge or a copy of the ordinance may be obtained for the cost to prepare the copy at the Township Municipal Center during business hours.

The Board of Supervisors of Lower Paxton Township will conduct a public hearing and consider passage of Ordinance 17-13, at its meeting on September 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Township Municipal Center, 425 Prince Street, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.

If you are a person with a disability desiring to attend the September 12, 2017 meeting and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate in the meeting, please contact the Township Manager at 657-5600 to discuss how Lower Paxton Township may provide a reasonable accommodation.

 

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