Event Detail

Summary

Type Method Description Successful?
Home Rule (County) Unknown Mercer County Proposed 1972 Home Rule no*

Dates

Event Year(s) Final Decree Date Effective Date How Effective Date Determined
1972–1974

Affected Government

From
Municipality
From
County
From
State
To
Municipality
To
County
To
State
Mercer, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Mercer, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Clark, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Clark, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Coolspring, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Coolspring, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Deer Creek, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Deer Creek, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Delaware, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Delaware, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
East Lackawannock, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
East Lackawannock, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Fairview, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Fairview, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Farrell, City of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Farrell, City of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Findley, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Findley, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Fredonia, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Fredonia, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
French Creek, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
French Creek, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Greene, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Greene, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Grove City, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Grove City, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Hempfield, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Hempfield, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Hickory, Township of (Mercer, defunct)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Hickory, Township of (Mercer, defunct)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Jackson, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Jackson, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Jackson Center, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Jackson Center, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Jamestown, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Jamestown, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Jefferson, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Jefferson, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Lackawannock, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Lackawannock, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Lake, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Lake, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Liberty, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Liberty, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Mill Creek, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Mill Creek, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
New Lebanon, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
New Lebanon, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
New Vernon, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
New Vernon, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Otter Creek, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Otter Creek, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Perry, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Perry, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Pine, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Pine, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Pymatuning, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Pymatuning, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Salem, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Salem, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Sandy Creek, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Sandy Creek, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Sandy Lake, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Sandy Lake, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Sandy Lake, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Sandy Lake, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Sharon, City of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Sharon, City of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Sharpsville, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Sharpsville, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Sheakleyville, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Sheakleyville, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Shenango, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Shenango, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
South Pymatuning, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
South Pymatuning, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Springfield, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Springfield, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Stoneboro, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Stoneboro, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Sugar Grove, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Sugar Grove, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
West Middlesex, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
West Middlesex, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
West Salem, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
West Salem, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Wheatland, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Wheatland, Borough of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Wilmington, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Wilmington, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Wolf Creek, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Wolf Creek, Township of
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Worth, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Worth, Township of (Mercer)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Greenville, Borough of (Mercer, defunct)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part
Greenville, Borough of (Mercer, defunct)
Whole
Mercer County
Whole
PA
Part

Affected Government Form

Government Government Form
Mercer, County of County, 5th Class (Home Rule Charter)

Current Government

Sub-Municipality Municipality County State
Clark, Borough of Mercer County PA
Coolspring, Township of Mercer County PA
Deer Creek, Township of Mercer County PA
Delaware, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
East Lackawannock, Township of Mercer County PA
Fairview, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Farrell, City of Mercer County PA
Findley, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Fredonia, Borough of Mercer County PA
French Creek, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Greene, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Greenville, Town of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Grove City, Borough of Mercer County PA
Hempfield, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Hermitage, City of Mercer County PA
Jackson Center, Borough of Mercer County PA
Jackson, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Jamestown, Borough of Mercer County PA
Jefferson, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Lackawannock, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Lake, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Liberty, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Mercer, Borough of Mercer County PA
Mill Creek, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
New Lebanon, Borough of Mercer County PA
New Vernon, Township of Mercer County PA
Otter Creek, Township of Mercer County PA
Perry, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Pine, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Pymatuning, Township of Mercer County PA
Salem, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Sandy Creek, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Sandy Lake, Borough of Mercer County PA
Sandy Lake, Township of Mercer County PA
Sharon, City of Mercer County PA
Sharpsville, Borough of Mercer County PA
Sheakleyville, Borough of Mercer County PA
Shenango, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
South Pymatuning, Township of Mercer County PA
Springfield, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Stoneboro, Borough of Mercer County PA
Sugar Grove, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
West Middlesex, Borough of Mercer County PA
West Salem, Township of Mercer County PA
Wheatland, Borough of Mercer County PA
Wilmington, Township of (Mercer) Mercer County PA
Wolf Creek, Township of Mercer County PA
Worth, Township of (Mercer) Mercer 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] reference
View Act of July 3, 1974 (Pa. Laws 421, No. 149), §§ 1–3 reference

Government Action

Detail Government Action Date Approved Effective Location
Mercer, County of Charter Commission Election: [For or against the election of a government study commission for the County of Mercer] Nov 7, 1972
Mercer, County of Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of a home rule charter for the County of Mercer] May 2, 1974 Vetoed
Mercer, County of Election: "Shall the Home Rule Charter contained in the report dated May 2, 1974, of the Government Study Commission, prepared in Accordance with the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law, be adopted by the County of Mercer?" Nov 5, 1974 Rejected

Source

Detail Source Title Person(s) Vol. Page(s) Date 1 Date 2
View Pa. Dep't Cmty. Econ. Dev. HmR. F. FARRELL CITY
View Pa. Dep't Cmty. Econ. Dev. HmR. F. MERCER COUNTY (1972-74)
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