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Mansfield Borough Council

Notice of Vacancy

The Borough of Mansfield is seeking letters of interest to fill a vacancy on the Borough Council. Any registered voter who has lived within the Borough for at least one year is eligible to serve. Since this vacancy has occurred less than two years into the term of office, this term of office runs through the end of 2021 and the seat will be up for a two-year term in the 2021 municipal election. If you are interested in serving on Council, please submit a letter of interest to Borough Manager Chris McGann, 14 South Main Street, or via email: mansfieldmanager@ptd.net. Deadline is Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. Council intends to interview potential candidates at a public meeting to be held Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 at 6 p.m. Tentatively, the meeting will be held at the Mansfield Fire Hall to allow for appropriate social distancing. If you have any questions about the position or the role of a Borough Council member, please email Mr. McGann or call 570-662-2315.


Trash Collection Updates

Details on the new garbage collection contract can be found here.


Local Government

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.

Geographical Information

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 10.35 miles of Borough roads and 5.36 miles of State roads.

Mansfield University

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.

Miscellaneous Information

The Water/Sewer bills are prepared monthly. Effective January 1, 2020 the sewer fees, per EDU (equivalent dwelling unit), are a base charge of $17.00 plus $6.50/1,000 gallons in excess of 1,500 gallons. The water fees for residents, per EDU, are a base charge of $12.00 plus $7.50/1,000 gallons. For commercial usage, per EDU, the base fee is $12.00 plus $8.00/1,000 gallons. For new service hook-ups there is a one-time tapping fee of $1,000/EDU for both the water and the sewer 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 https://diversifiedbillpay.com/v1/mansfield

Trash pick-up in the Borough is contracted through Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority (NTSWA). They operate on a sticker system. Effective January 1, 2020 stickers are $2.65 each and can be purchased at Pump & Pantry, Sara Jo’s Stop N Go 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 on this web page or at the Borough office.

Consumer Confidence Report information is available on the Municipal Authority web page http://www.mansfieldmunicipal.com or via e-mail.

 

Mansfield Borough is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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