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The term borough is derived from the Old English word burg, or a fortified place. During the Middle Ages they were corporate towns in England possessing charters that were granted special duties and privileges. Charles II signed William Penn's Charter in 1681, authorizing the power to erect and incorporate towns into boroughs. Some of the initial colonial boroughs were Philadelphia (1691 ), Chester (1701), Bristol (1720), and Lancaster (1741).

Today boroughs are one of the more common forms of government in Pennsylvania and represents 37.5% of all municipal governments in the Commonwealth. An average of 15 boroughs exist per county and nearly 25% of the Pennsylvania population reside in these communities. Approximately 33% of all boroughs are within the state's urbanized zones, while another 15% have populations over 2,500 and are regarded as urban communities, while the remaining 52% are classified as rural. In sum, Pennsylvania boroughs have proven to be some of the most resilient municipalities in Pennsylvania and are casually referred to as our "downtown" communities. (Source PSAB August 2006 Magazine)

The Cleona Borough government is the weak mayor form which governed all incorporated municipalities during the 19th century. Most of the present cities were boroughs first and became cities as their population increased. Boroughs have a strong and dominant council, a weak executive and other elected officers wih powers independent of the council. The governing body of the borough is an elected council. The tax collector and tax assessor are also elected. Many other officials are appointed by borough council. The mayor is elected for a four-year term while council members are elected for four-year overlapping terms. The powers of council are broad and extensive, covering virtually the whole range of urban municipal functions.

The Cleona Borough Council meets the first Monday of each month (except holidays) at 7:00 P.M. at the Borough Hall. Meetings are open to the public & residents are strongly encouraged to attend and voice their concerns about issues affecting the Borough.

To contact Council members or the Mayor, call the Borough Hall at 272-7167 or send an email to CleonaBoroughMGR@comcast.net


Council Members, Position and when Term Expires


Brian Burke
Mayor
12/31/2017

Jim O'Connor
Council President
12/31/2019

William Bechtel
Council Vice President
12/31/2019

Ellen Burke
Public Safety
12/31/2017

Donald Hopple
Property
12/31/2017

Patrick Haley
Parks & Recreation
12/31/2019

Elizabeth Lindsay
Code Enforcement
12/31/2019

Samuel Wengert Jr.
Highway
12/31/2017

Whats New

Cleona Borough Council Meeting Dates & Minutes 2015

January 5, 2016

February 1, 2016

March 7, 2016

April 4, 2016

May 2, 2016

June 6, 2016

July 11, 2016

August 1, 2016

September 12, 2016

October 3, 2016

November 7, 2016

December 5, 2016

NOTICE OF MEETING DATES PDF

Cleona Borough Council Meeting Dates & Minutes 2015

January 5, 2015

February 2, 2015

March 2, 2015

April 6, 2015

April 16, 2015

May 4, 2015

June 1, 2015

July 6, 2015

August 3, 2015

September 14, 2015

October 5, 2015

November 2, 2015

November 9, 2015

December 7, 2015

Cleona Borough Council Meeting Dates & Minutes 2014

January 6, 2014

February 3, 2014

March 3, 2014

April 7, 2014

May 5, 2014

June 2, 2014

July 7, 2014

August 4, 2014

September 8, 2014

October 6, 2014

November 3, 2014

November 17, 2014

December 1, 2014

MEETING DATES PDF


Cleona Borough Council Meeting Minutes 2013

January 7, 2013

February 4, 2013

March 4, 2013

April 1, 2013

May 6, 2013

June 3, 2013

July 1, 2013

August 5, 2013

September 9, 2013

October 7, 2013

November 4, 2013

December 2, 2013

Whats New

Please note- the minutes from any month's borough council meeting are not approved until the following month's meeting. Therefore, it is possible that any month's minutes may contain corrections to the previous month's minutes.

2012 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

2004 TO 2011 COMBINED MEETING MINUTES