Event Detail

Summary

Type Method Description Successful?
Home Rule (County) Unknown Lehigh County 1978 Home Rule yes

Dates

Event Year(s) Final Decree Date Effective Date How Effective Date Determined
1974–1978 Jan 2, 1978 Home Rule Charter - Listed Effective Date

Affected Government

From
Municipality
From
County
From
State
To
Municipality
To
County
To
State
Lower Macungie, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Lower Macungie, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Hanover, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Hanover, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Fountain Hill, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Fountain Hill, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Bethlehem, City of
Overlap
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Bethlehem, City of
Overlap
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Upper Milford, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Upper Milford, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
North Whitehall, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
North Whitehall, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
South Whitehall, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
South Whitehall, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Macungie, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Macungie, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Lynn, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Lynn, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Lowhill, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Lowhill, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Catasauqua, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Catasauqua, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Washington, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Washington, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Coplay, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Coplay, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Weisenberg, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Weisenberg, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Upper Macungie, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Upper Macungie, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Salisbury, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Salisbury, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Emmaus, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Emmaus, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Heidelberg, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Heidelberg, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Lower Milford, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Lower Milford, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Upper Saucon, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Upper Saucon, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Slatington, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Slatington, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Whitehall, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Whitehall, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Coopersburg, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Coopersburg, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Alburtis, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Alburtis, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Allentown, City of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Allentown, City of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part

Affected Government Form

Government Government Form
Lehigh, County of County, 3rd Class (Home Rule Charter)

Current Government

Sub-Municipality Municipality County State
Alburtis, Borough of Lehigh County PA
Allentown, City of Lehigh County PA
Bethlehem, City of Lehigh County PA
Catasauqua, Borough of Lehigh County PA
Coopersburg, Borough of Lehigh County PA
Coplay, Borough of Lehigh County PA
Emmaus, Borough of Lehigh County PA
Fountain Hill, Borough of Lehigh County PA
Hanover, Township of (Lehigh) Lehigh County PA
Heidelberg, Township of (Lehigh) Lehigh County PA
Lower Macungie, Township of Lehigh County PA
Lower Milford, Township of Lehigh County PA
Lowhill, Township of Lehigh County PA
Lynn, Township of Lehigh County PA
Macungie, Borough of Lehigh County PA
North Whitehall, Township of Lehigh County PA
Salisbury, Township of (Lehigh) Lehigh County PA
Slatington, Borough of Lehigh County PA
South Whitehall, Township of Lehigh County PA
Upper Macungie, Township of Lehigh County PA
Upper Milford, Township of Lehigh County PA
Upper Saucon, Township of Lehigh County PA
Washington, Township of (Lehigh) Lehigh County PA
Weisenberg, Township of Lehigh County PA
Whitehall, Township of (Lehigh) Lehigh County PA

Law

Detail Citation Relationship
View Act of April 13, 1972 (Pa. Laws 184, No. 62), §§ 201–219 indirect
View Act of April 13, 1972 (Pa. Laws 184, No. 62), §§ 241–242 indirect
View Act of April 13, 1972 (Pa. Laws 184, No. 62), §§ 305–306 indirect
View Act of July 27, 1973 (Pa. Laws 239, No. 65), § 1 [210] indirect
View Act of July 3, 1974 (Pa. Laws 421, No. 149), §§ 1–3 indirect
View Act of July 30, 1975 (Pa. Laws 146, No. 73), §§ 1–3 reference

Government Action

Detail Government Action Date Approved Effective Location
Lehigh, County of Charter Commission Election: [For or against the election of a government study commission for the County of Lehigh] May 21, 1974
Lehigh, County of Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of a home rule charter for "The County of Lehigh"] Aug 26, 1975 Jan 2, 1978
Lehigh, County of Election: "Shall the Home Rule Charter contained in the report dated August 26, 1975 of the Government Study Commission, prepared in accordance with the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Laws, be adopted by the County of Lehigh" Nov 4, 1975

Source

Detail Source Title Person(s) Vol. Page(s) Date 1 Date 2
View Pa. Dep't Cmty. Econ. Dev. HmR. F. LEHIGH COUNTY
View Pa. Legis. Ref. Bur. HmR. F. Action Taken Under Act 62, as of January 1, 1982 Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs, Municipal Information Center 5
View Pa. Legis. Ref. Bur. HmR. F. Lehigh County