Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Bradford, City of municipality or lower City (Class: 3) no

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Jan 14, 1879 14

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
McKean, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4208308040
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4208040
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215429 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1213612 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q662409 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 420062 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Bradford, Borough of (defunct) Dissolution Jan 14, 1879
View Creation Bradford, Township of (McKean) Reduction Jan 14, 1879
View Expansion Kendall, Borough of (defunct) Dissolution Nov 14, 1892
View Expansion Bradford, Township of (McKean) Reduction Aug 7, 1893
View Expansion Bradford, Township of (McKean) Reduction Feb 28, 1900
View Expansion Bradford, Township of (McKean) Reduction Jan 6, 1913
View Expansion Bradford, Township of (McKean) Reduction 1949
View Expansion Foster, Township of (McKean) Reduction May 19, 1949
View Expansion Foster, Township of (McKean) Reduction 1951
View Expansion Bradford, Township of (McKean) Reduction 1961
View Expansion Bradford, Township of (McKean) Reduction 1961
View Expansion Bradford, Township of (McKean) Reduction Nov 8, 1961
View Expansion Foster, Township of (McKean) Reduction Nov 8, 1961
View Expansion Bradford, Township of (McKean) Reduction Nov 8, 1966
View Expansion Foster, Township of (McKean) Reduction May 29, 1967
View Expansion Foster, Township of (McKean) Reduction Nov 6, 1968

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View City, 3rd Class (Title 11) Jan 14, 1879
View City, 3rd Class (Optional Charter, Council-Manager) Jan 6, 1964
View City, 3rd Class (Title 11) Jan 2, 1984

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Northumberland County-Westmoreland County 1785 Annexation yes+ 1785
View New County Cambria County-Clearfield County-Jefferson County-McKean County-Potter County-Tioga County 1804 Creation yes+ Mar 26, 1804
View New Township Ceres Township 1804 Creation yes* Aug 1804
View New Borough Bradford Borough 1873 Creation yes Feb 26, 1873
View New Borough Kendall Borough 1878 Creation yes Mar 1, 1878
View New Township Foster Township 1880 Creation yes* May 24, 1880
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification McKean County 7th to 6th yes Dec 30, 1930

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance 384: Annexing to the Borough of Kendall to the City of Bradford Mar 11, 1892 Mar 12, 1892
View Ordinance 429: Annexing certain portions of the Township of Bradford to the City of Bradford Aug 7, 1893 Aug 11, 1893
View Ordinance 785: Annexing certain portions of the Township of Bradford to the City of Bradford Feb 28, 1900 Mar 2, 1900
View Ordinance 1246: Consenting to the annexation of a portion of the Township of Bradford to the City of Bradford Apr 6, 1908
View Ordinance 1429: Consenting to the annexation of a portion of Bradford Township to the City of Bradford Aug 6, 1912
View Ordinance 1888: Providing for the annexation of a certain lot of land in Bradford Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania, to the City of Bradford, Pennsylvania Oct 15, 1923
View Ordinance 2301: Providing for the annexation of a certain lot of land in Foster Township, McKean County, Pennsylvania, to the City of Bradford, Pa. May 15, 1939
View Resolution: [To petition the Court to annex 26.42 acres in Bradford Township to the City of Bradford] Mar 7, 1949
View Resolution: [To petition the Court to annex 18.04 acres in Foster Township to the City of Bradford] Mar 7, 1949
View Resolution: [To petition the Court to annex tracts of 15.7 and 6.37 acres in Foster Township to the City of Bradford] May 21, 1951
View Resolution: [To join a petition for annexation of land in Bradford Township to the City of Bradford] Jul 20, 1959
View Ordinance 2644: Annexing certain land from the west line of the City of Bradford, the same being located in Bradford Township contiguous to the City of Bradford and owned by the City of Bradford Water Authority Feb 15, 1961
View Journal: [First reading of Bill 18] Jun 28, 1961 v. 19, p. 97
View Journal: [First reading of Bill 19] Jun 28, 1961 v. 19, p. 97
View Journal: [Final passage of Bill 18] Jul 3, 1961 v. 19, p. 99
View Journal: [Final passage of Bill 19] Jul 3, 1961 v. 19, p. 99
View Journal: [First reading of Bill 20] Jul 3, 1961 v. 19, p. 100
View Ordinance 2655: Approving the matter of annexation of outlots from the north line of the City of Bradford in the Township of Foster, County of McKean and State of Pennsylvania Jul 3, 1961
View Ordinance 2656: Approving the matter of annexation of outlots from the west line of the City of Bradford in the Township of Bradford, County of McKean and State of Pennsylvania Jul 3, 1961
View Journal: [Final passage of Bill 20] Jul 10, 1961 v. 19, p. 100
View Ordinance 2657: Annexing certain land from the West line of the City of Bradford, the same being located in the City of Bradford and owned by the City of Bradford Jul 10, 1961
View Journal: [First reading of Bill 21] Jul 17, 1961 v. 19, p. 104
View Journal: [Final passage of Bill 21] Aug 7, 1961 v. 19, p. 106
View Ordinance 2658: Providing for the referral to the electorate of the City of Bradford of the election of a Charter Commission to study the charter and form of government of the City of Bradford and to make recommendations thereon Aug 7, 1961
View Journal: "RE: CHARTER COMMISSION[:] A letter from City Solicitor Nash dated August 9 1961 relative to the referral to the electorate of a election of a Charter Commission with his comments was read to Council." Aug 21, 1961 v. 19, p. 111
View Ordinance 2674: Approving the matter of annexation of outlots from the west line of the City of Bradford in the Township of Bradford, County of McKean and State of Pennsylvania Feb 19, 1962
View Ordinance 2679: Approving the matter of annexation of outlots from the west line of the City of Bradford in the Township of Foster, County of McKean and State of Pennsylvania May 15, 1962
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of an optional plan for the City of Bradford] Aug 6, 1962 Jan 6, 1964
View Journal: "CHARTER COMMISSION[:] E.R. Torgler, Chairman of the Charter Commission presented to Council the Commissions report and recommendations relative to the best form of Government for the City of Bradford." Aug 13, 1962 v. 19, p. 184
View Ordinance 2751: Approving the matter of annexation of outlots from the west line of the City of Bradford which lots are now located in Bradford Township, County of McKean and State of Pennsylvania Aug 1, 1966
View Ordinance 2764: Approving the matter of annexation of outlots from the north line of the City of Bradford, said lots being located in the Township of Bradford, County of McKean and State of Pennsylvania Nov 18, 1966
View Ordinance 2776: Approving the matter of annexation of outlots from the north line of the City of Bradford, said lots being located in the Township of Foster, County of McKean and State of Pennsylvania Apr 17, 1967
View Ordinance 2782: Approving the matter of annexation of outlots from the West line of the City of Bradford, which lots are now located in the Township of Foster, County of McKean and State of Pennsylvania Aug 21, 1967
View Minute: [Solicitor's Opinion regarding referendum of November 2, 1982] Jan 11, 1983
View Resolution 16432: [Direct City Solicitor to take action] Jan 11, 1983
View Minute Jan 25, 1983
View Resolution 16455: [Cease action of referendum challenge] Jan 25, 1983
View Ordinance 3105 May 26, 1987
View Ordinance 3116 Dec 15, 1987
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of a home rule charter for the City of Bradford] Oct 26, 1989 Vetoed

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Minute Book bk. 1961-06-19, p. 92–1964-02-03, p. 276 (1961–1964)
Minute Book bk. 1983-01-11–1984-01-10 (1983–1984)
Minute Book bk. 1987-05-12–1987-12-22 (1987)
Open Records Request (Relevant items in code) Aug 7, 2010
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. M, p. 387–M, p. 429 (1923–1924)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. R, p. 178–R, p. 234 (1939)

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Bradford City 17500451 1365 1381
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Bradford 36433259 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Bradford Borough 1878 Ordinance no 1878–1880
View Annexation Bradford Township-Bradford City Proposed 1907 Annexation no 1907
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 1246 unknown 1908
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 1888 unknown 1923
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 2301 no* 1939
View Annexation Bradford City 1959 Resolution no 1959
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 2674 no 1962
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 2679 no 1962–1963
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 2764 no 1966–1968
View Home Rule Bradford City Proposed 1988 Home Rule no 1988–1990