Event Detail

Summary

Type Method Description Successful?
Mayor-Council Form Unknown Bethlehem City 1962 Optional Charter yes

Dates

Event Year(s) Final Decree Date Effective Date How Effective Date Determined
1958–1962 Jan 1, 1962 Municipal Election after Adoption Election - 1st Monday in January thereafter

Affected Government

From
Municipality
From
County
From
State
To
Municipality
To
County
To
State
Bethlehem, City of
Whole
Lehigh County
Part
PA
Part
Bethlehem, City of
Whole
Lehigh County
Part
PA
Part
Bethlehem, City of
Whole
Northampton County
Part
PA
Part
Bethlehem, City of
Whole
Northampton County
Part
PA
Part

Affected Government Form

Government Government Form
Bethlehem, City of City, 3rd Class (Optional Charter, Mayor-Council A)

Law

Detail Citation Relationship
View Act of July 15, 1957 (Pa. Laws 901, No. 399), § 620 indirect
View Act of July 15, 1957 (Pa. Laws 901, No. 399), §§ 201–216 indirect
View Act of July 15, 1957 (Pa. Laws 901, No. 399), §§ 217–218 indirect
View Act of July 15, 1957 (Pa. Laws 901, No. 399), §§ 241–242 indirect
View Act of July 15, 1957 (Pa. Laws 901, No. 399), §§ 301–302 indirect
View Act of September 23, 1959 (Pa. Laws 938, No. 383), § 1 reference
View Act of April 28, 1961 (Pa. Laws 141, No. 66), §§ 1–2 reference

Recorded Document

Government Type Location Alternate Location Date Relationship
Pennsylvania Corporation Book v. 3-1-62.04, p. 312 Sec'y.St. 6204:312–314 Jan 29, 1962 direct

Government Action

Detail Government Action Date Approved Effective Location
Lehigh, County of Charter Commission Election: [For or against the election of a charter commission for the City of Bethlehem] Nov 4, 1958
Northampton, County of Charter Commission Election: [For or against the election of a charter commission for the City of Bethlehem] Nov 4, 1958
Bethlehem, City of Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of an optional plan for the City of Bethlehem] Jul 27, 1959 Jan 1, 1962
Lehigh, County of Election: "Shall Mayor-Council Plan A of the Optional Third Class City Charter Law, providing for seven councilmen to be elected at large, be adopted by the City of Bethlehem?" Nov 3, 1959
Northampton, County of Election: "Shall Mayor-Council Plan A of the Optional Third Class City Charter Law, providing for seven councilmen to be elected at large, be adopted by the City of Bethlehem?" Nov 3, 1959

Source

Detail Source Title Person(s) Vol. Page(s) Date 1 Date 2
View Pa. Dep't Cmty. Econ. Dev. Opt. Pl. F. BETHLEHEM