Event Detail

Summary

Type Method Description Successful?
New City Municipality Saint Marys City 1994 Creation yes

Dates

Event Year(s) Letters Patent Date Effective Date How Effective Date Determined
1991–1994 Jun 18, 1992 Jan 3, 1994 Municipal Election after Letters Patent - 1st Monday in January thereafter

Map

Affected Government

From
Municipality
From
County
From
State
To
Municipality
To
County
To
State
Saint Marys, Borough of (defunct)
Consolidation
Elk County
Part
PA
Part
Saint Marys, City of
Creation
Elk County
Part
PA
Part
Benzinger, Township of (defunct)
Consolidation
Elk County
Part
PA
Part
Saint Marys, City of
Creation
Elk County
Part
PA
Part

Affected Government Form

Government Government Form
Saint Marys, City of City, 3rd Class (Home Rule Charter)

Law

Detail Citation Relationship
View Act of June 23, 1931 (Pa. Laws 932, No. 317), §§ 201–211 indirect
View Act of June 28, 1951 (Pa. Laws 662, No. 164), § 2 indirect
View Act of October 5, 1967 (Pa. Laws 327, No. 143), § 1 [205] indirect
View Proclamation of May 22, 1968 (Pa. Laws App'x 11, Ch. 6), § 1 [14] indirect
View Proclamation of May 22, 1968 (Pa. Laws App'x 11, Ch. 6), § 1 [8] indirect
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 indirect
View Act of April 28, 1978 (Pa. Laws 202, No. 53), § 2 [1st] indirect
View Act of July 1, 1978 (Pa. Laws 699, No. 123), §§ 1–2 indirect
View Act of April 4, 1984 (Pa. Laws 186, No. 36), § 1 indirect

Government Action

Detail Government Action Date Approved Effective Location
Saint Marys, Borough of (defunct) Resolution 228, 1988: To appoint members to serve on the Joint Study Commission Dec 19, 1988 Dec 19, 1988
Benzinger, Township of (defunct) Resolution 11, 1989: Authorizing the Township of Benzinger to participate in a joint study commission with the Borough of St. Marys by the appointment of four members to serve on the commission; and establishing a date by which the commission is to report its findings to the Board of Supervisors Feb 13, 1989 p. 940–941
Saint Marys, Borough of (defunct) Resolution 265, 1991: [Requesting Board of Elections of Elk County to place consolidation question on ballot for November 5, 1991] Jul 15, 1991 Jul 15, 1991
Elk, County of Election: "Shall the Borough of Saint Marys and the Township of Benzinger consolidate into a third class city to be known as the City of Saint Marys?" Nov 5, 1991
Benzinger, Township of (defunct) Resolution 28, 1991: Directing the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and the Township Secretary to certify to the Secretary of the Commonwealth the boundaries of the City of St. Marys Dec 9, 1991 p. 1055
Saint Marys, Borough of (defunct) Resolution 279, 1991: Directing the President and Secretary of St. Marys Borough Council to certify to the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the boundaries of the City of St. Marys Dec 27, 1991
Benzinger, Township of (defunct) Resolution 11, 1992: Establishing the Joint Transition Committee for consolidation of the municipalities into the City of St. Marys Jan 13, 1992 p. 1071–1072
Saint Marys, Borough of (defunct) Resolution 282, 1992: Organizing and creating a transition committee for the City of St. Marys, to be comprised of two (2) St. Marys Borough councilpersons, two (2) Benzinger Township supervisors and one (1) resident, each, from St. Marys Borough and Benzinger Township Jan 20, 1992 Jan 20, 1992
Saint Marys, Borough of (defunct) Resolution 283, 1992: Appointing individuals from Borough Council and the Borough at large to the Transition Committee of the City of St. Marys Jan 20, 1992 Jan 20, 1992
Elk, County of Charter Commission Election: "SHALL A GOVERNMENT STUDY COMMISSION OF NINE MEMBERS BE ELECTED TO STUDY THE EXISTING FORM OF GOVERNMENT OF THE MUNICIPALITY, TO CONSIDER THE ADVISABILITY OF THE ADOPTION OF AN OPTIONAL FORM OF GOVERNMENT OR A HOME RULE CHARTER; TO RECOMMEND THE ADOPTION OF AN OPTIONAL FORM OF GOVERNMENT; OR TO DRAFT AND RECOMMEND A HOME RULE CHARTER?" Apr 28, 1992
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Letters Patent: [Constituting the Borough of Saint Marys and the Township of Benzinger as a city of the third class by the name, style, and title of the City of Saint Marys] Jun 18, 1992
Saint Marys, City of Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of a home rule charter for the City of St. Marys] Aug 26, 1992 Jan 3, 1994
Elk, County of Election: "Shall the Home Rule Charter contained in the report, dated August 26, 1992, of the Government Study Commission, prepared in accordance with the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law, be adopted by the City of St. Marys?" Nov 3, 1992

Source

Detail Source Title Person(s) Vol. Page(s) Date 1 Date 2
View 1990s boundary changes Geographic Change Notes: Pennsylvania Retrieved Feb 16, 2017
View 1990s boundary changes Geographic Change Notes: Pennsylvania Retrieved Feb 16, 2017
View Pa. Dep't Cmty. Econ. Dev. Cty. Bd'y F. Rep. [Boundary Change Referenda, November 1990 - May 1994 (in Centre County folder)]
View Pa. Dep't Cmty. Econ. Dev. Cty. Bd'y F. Elk County
View Pa. Dep't Cmty. Econ. Dev. Cty. Bd'y F. Rep. Merger, Consolidation, Boundary Change and Incorporation Actions by County Governor's Center for Local Government Services Mar 2014
View Pa. Dep't Cmty. Econ. Dev. HmR. F. ST. MARYS CITY (1992-)
View Pa. Legis. Ref. Bur. HmR. F. Elk County