Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Mount Penn, Borough of municipality or lower Borough no

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Nov 7, 1902 Jan 7, 1903 3

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Berks, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Berks County, Pennsylvania 64 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4201151760 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4251760 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1214923 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1181788 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1183987 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 061203 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Lower Alsace, Township of Reduction Jan 7, 1903
View Expansion Exeter, Township of (Berks) Reduction 1911
View Expansion Lower Alsace, Township of Reduction 1915–1916
View Reference Exeter, Township of (Berks) Reference 1915–1916
View Expansion Lower Alsace, Township of Reduction Jun 2, 1937

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Title 8) Jan 7, 1903

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Exeter Township 1741 Creation yes+ Dec 7, 1741
View New Township Alsace Township 1745 Creation yes+ 1745
View New County Berks County 1752 Creation yes Mar 11, 1752
View New Township Lower Alsace Township 1888 Creation yes* Nov 12, 1888
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Berks County 4th to 3rd yes Jan 1, 1952

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance 124: Authorizing a change of a portion of the Eastern Borough line of the Borough of Mount Penn Jun 19, 1911 Jun 23, 1911 p. 224–225
View Ordinance 204: Annexing a certain lot or section of land in the Townships of Lower Alsace and Exeter, County of Berks and State of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the Northern boundary line of the Borough of Mount Penn, containing 8 Acres 104 1/2 perches, as a part of the Borough of Mount Penn, upon the petition of all the free holders of the said lot or section of land, which section shall forever hereafter be deemed and taken and allowed as a part of the Borough of Mount Penn, subject to the jurisdiction and government of the Borough authorities, as fully and with like effect as if the same had originally been a part of the Borough of Mount Penn May 6, 1915 May 12, 1915
View Ordinance 361: Providing for the annexation to the Borough of Mt. Penn of a portion of Lower Alsace Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, and for the making of necessary changes to the topographical survey May 6, 1937 May 6, 1937 p. 33–34
View Ordinance 371: Providing for the annexation to the Borough of Mt. Penn of a portion of Lower Alsace Township and a portion of Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, and for the making of necessary changes to the topographical survey Oct 3, 1940 Oct 9, 1940 p. 73–75
View Ordinance 818: Approving a joint agreement to consolidate the Borough of Mount Penn, Berks County, Pennsylvania, and the Township of Lower Alsace, Berks County, Pennsylvania; determining to have the matter be decided by referendum; setting forth the question to be placed on the official ballot or voting machine ballot label for the General Election to be held on November 4, 2014 Jul 28, 2014 Jul 28, 2014

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Open Records Request (Ordinances) Jun 24, 2015
Open Records Request (Relevant items in code) Nov 28, 2012

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Mount Penn Borough 17500449 314 319
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Mount Penn 5836852 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Mount Penn 34427649 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Exeter Township-Mount Penn Borough 1936 Annexation unknown~ 1936
View Annexation Mount Penn Borough Ordinance 371 no 1940–1941
View Home Rule (County) Berks County Proposed 1991 Home Rule no 1991–1993
View Dissolution Antietam Valley Municipality Proposed 2014 Creation no 2014