The Borough was incorporated on February 13, 1857 and is governed by a seven-member Council who are elected for staggered four-year terms. A mayor is elected also for a four-year term and is responsible for administration of its Police Department. The Borough Manager is appointed by Council and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Borough.
The Borough of Mansfield is located at the intersection of Business Route 15, soon to be the I-99 Corridor, and Route 6. Mansfield is situated in the east central portion of Tioga County. Tioga County, located in north central Pennsylvania, is one of the State’s largest counties in the area and also one of the most rural. The area of the Borough is roughly 1216 acres. The Borough is located approximately 30 miles to the south of Corning, NY and 45 miles to the north of Williamsport. Mansfield has a 2010 U.S. Census population of 3,625 and contains 1.6 square miles of area. There are approximately 9.77 miles of Borough roads and 5.36 miles of State roads.
The Borough of Mansfield is also the home of Mansfield University, a small public university in the liberal arts tradition and member of the State System of Higher Education in Pennsylvania. The University provides undergraduate and graduate instruction for students in the areas of liberal arts, sciences, the professions and other applied fields, research, and art.
The Water/Sewer bills are prepared monthly. The sewer fees, per EDU (equivalent dwelling unit), are a base charge of $10.02 plus $4.58/1,000 gallons in excess of 1,500 gallons. The water fees for residents, per EDU, are a base charge of $10.00plus $5.00/1,000 gallons. For commercial usage, per EDU, the base fee is $10.00plus $5.30/1,000 gallons. For new service hook-ups there is a one-time tapping fee of $1,000/EDU for both the water and the service lines. Additional hook on fees may include, but are not limited to, meter, horns, and mxu. Water/sewer bills can be paid on-line at the Municipal Authority web site (see contact information in “Borough Departments”).
Consumer Confidence Report information is available on the Municipal Authority web page or via e-mail.
Trash pick-up in the Borough is contracted through NTSWA. They operate on a sticker system. Stickers are $2.00 each and can be purchased at Pump & Pantry or the Borough Office. Pick up on the south side of town is Monday, and the north side of town, including Sullivan Street, is on Thursday. Recycling is picked up every other Wednesday, calendars are available at the Borough office.