Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Williamsport, City of municipality or lower City (Class: 3) yes

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Jan 15, 1866 May 16, 1866 5

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Lycoming, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 61 Lead
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 62 Lead
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 63 Lead
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 64 Lead
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 65 Lead
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 66 Lead
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 67 Lead
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 68 Lead
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 69 Lead
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 70 Lead
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 71 Lead
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 72 Lead
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 73 Lead
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 74 Lead
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 75 Lead
View cadastral Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 76 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4208185312
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4285312
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215428 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1213655 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1016159 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 411502 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Loyalsock, Township of Reduction May 16, 1866
View Creation Williamsport, Borough of (Lycoming, defunct) Dissolution May 16, 1866
View Expansion Loyalsock, Township of Reduction Mar 21, 1867
View Expansion Old Lycoming, Township of Reduction Mar 21, 1867
View Ascertainment Old Lycoming, Township of Ascertainment 1890–1891
View Ascertainment Woodward, Township of (Lycoming) Ascertainment 1892–1893
View Ascertainment Loyalsock, Township of Ascertainment 1895
View Expansion Loyalsock, Township of Reduction 1923
View Expansion Loyalsock, Township of Reduction 1923
View Expansion Loyalsock, Township of Reduction 1923
View Expansion Loyalsock, Township of Reduction Aug 8, 1960

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View City (Special Charter) May 16, 1866
View City, 3rd Class (Special Charter) May 23, 1874
View City, 3rd Class (Title 11) Feb 4, 1876
View City, 3rd Class (Optional Charter, Mayor-Council A) Jan 3, 1972

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Tribal Land Cession Pennsylvania 1768 Tribal Land Cession yes+ 1768
View New Borough Williamsport Borough 1806 Creation yes Mar 1, 1806
View General Law Williamsport Borough 1852 General Law yes Apr 14, 1852
View Annexation Williamsport Borough 1858 Ordinance yes* 1858
View Annexation Williamsport Borough 1862 Ordinance yes* 1862
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Lycoming County 6th to 5th yes Jan 1, 1952

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance: Adopting the provisions of an act of Assembly, entitled "An Act dividing the cities of this State into three classes, regulating the passage of ordinances providing for contracts for supplies and work for said cities, authorizing the increase of indebtedness and the creation of a sinking fund to redeem the same, the same defining and punishing certain offences in all of said cities of the third class," approved the twenty-third of May, 1874 Nov 24, 1875 Veto Overridden Jan 3, 1876
View Ordinance 527: Providing for the annexation of a portion of the Township of Loyalsock to the City of Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa. Dec 7, 1922
View Ordinance 539: Providing for the annexation of a portion of the Township of Loyalsock to the City of Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania May 3, 1923
View Ordinance 540: Providing for the annexation of a portion of the Township of Loyalsock to the City of Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania May 3, 1923
View Ordinance 541: Providing for the annexation of a portion of the Township of Loyalsock to the City of Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania May 15, 1923
View Resolution May 19, 1960
View Ordinance 3010 Aug 29, 1963
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of an optional plan for the City of Williamsport] 1964 Vetoed
View Ordinance 4176: Approving and accepting the petition of Anna Dorothy Dodt for the annexation of a portion of Loyalsock Township to the City of Williamsport consisting of approximately 32.565 acres; authorizing the City Clerk of the City of Williamsport to certify the petition to the Court of Quarter Sessions all under and pursuant to the Act of July 20, 1953, P. L. 550 Section 1, as amended Oct 19, 1967
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of an optional plan for the City of Williamsport] Feb 12, 1970
View Ordinance 6330: Authorizing and directing a vote on the approval of a charter commission and election of charter commission members to serve thereon Jun 22, 2017 Veto Overridden Jul 6, 2017
View Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of an home rule charter for the City of Williamsport] Sep 4, 2018 Vetoed

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Open Records Request (Relevant items in code) Jul 5, 2010

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Williamsport City 17500451 1342 1354
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Williamsport 5837914 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Williamsport 36433257 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Williamsport City Ordinance 527 no* 1922–1923
View Council-Manager Form Williamsport City Proposed 1963 Optional Charter no 1963–1964
View Annexation Williamsport City Ordinance 4176 no* 1967
View Home Rule Williamsport City Proposed 2017 Home Rule no 2017–2018
View Council-Manager Form Williamsport City Proposed 2017 Optional Charter no 2017–2018