Event Detail

Summary

Type Method Description Successful?
Annexation Municipality Reading City Ordinance 31-1915 yes

Dates

Event Year(s) Final Decree Date Effective Date How Effective Date Determined
1915–1916 Jan 4, 1916 Ordinance - 11 Days after Date Enacted

Map

Affected Government

From
Municipality
From
County
From
State
To
Municipality
To
County
To
State
Bern, Township of (Berks)
Reduction
Berks County
Part
PA
Part
Reading, City of
Expansion
Berks County
Part
PA
Part

Metes and Bounds Description

Detail Description Type Source Acres Beginning Point
View Reading City Ordinance 31-1915 shape ordinance (municipal journal) point where the west bank of the Schuylkill River projected joins the line running through the middle of the Tulpehocken Creek

Adjudication

Detail Tribunal Type No. Term Relationship
View Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace of Berks County, Pennsylvania Miscellaneous 934 1916 direct

Law

Detail Citation Relationship
View Act of June 27, 1913 (Pa. Laws 568, No. 367), art. 3, § 1 indirect
View Act of June 27, 1913 (Pa. Laws 568, No. 367), art. 3, §§ 2–3 indirect
View Act of June 27, 1913 (Pa. Laws 568, No. 367), art. 3, §§ 5–6 indirect

Recorded Document

Government Type Location Alternate Location Date Relationship
Berks County Miscellaneous Book v. 89, p. 343 Oct 20, 1920 reference*

Government Action

Detail Government Action Date Approved Effective Location
Reading, City of Appendix Journal 73, 1915: Petition of taxpayers, for the annexation of a portion of the Township of Bern in the County of Berks and State of Pennsylvania, to the City of Reading, in the said County of Berks, and State of Pennsylvania May 24, 1915 p. 104–110
Reading, City of Journal, 1915 May 26, 1915 p. 119
Reading, City of Journal, 1915 Dec 24, 1915 p. 282–283
Reading, City of Appendix Journal, 1915: [Ordinance No. 31] Dec 24, 1915 p. 776–777
Reading, City of Ordinance 31, 1915: Providing for the annexation to the City of Reading of a portion of the Township of Bern, in the County of Berks, and State of Pennsylvania, adjoining said city on the west and northwest, beginning at a point where the west bank of the Schuylkill River projected joins the line running through the middle of the Tulpehocken Creek, containing four hundred and fifty-four (454) acres, and one hundred and twenty (120) perches, more or less, including seven and one-half (7 1/2) acres being the estimated area of half the width of Tulpehocken Creek Dec 24, 1915

Source

Detail Source Title Person(s) Vol. Page(s) Date 1 Date 2
View 1920 Cns. Rep. Footnote 5 588
View Pre-1940 Cns. Eng'r Corr. Received Jan 18, 1917