Borough of Middletown, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Middletown 12-10-1984 by Ord. No. 882, approved 12-10-1984; amended in its entirety 1-5-1987 by Ord. No. 931, approved 1-5-1987. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 73-1
Residency required for certain employees. 

§ 73-2
Rules for determining residency. 

§ 73-3
Waiver. 

§ 73-1 Residency required for certain employees.

[Amended 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1102, approved 7-7-1997; 3-8-2011 by Ord. No. 1277, approved 3-8-2011]
A. 

Chief of Police. Any Police Chief of the Borough originally appointed and employed after the effective date of this section must be a bona fide resident of the Borough of Middletown, except at the time of such appointment or employment, when they need not be a resident of the Borough of Middletown, provided that within 15 months after appointment or employment, they shall establish a residence and remain during their tenure a resident of the Borough of Middletown. A Police Chief of the Borough originally appointed and employed prior to the effective date of this section shall be exempt from the requirement of residency in the Borough so long as they remain during their tenure as Police Chief a resident of the Middletown Area School District.

B. 

Borough Manager. The Borough Manager must be a bona fide resident of the Borough of Middletown, except at the time of appointment or employment, when they need not be a resident of the Borough of Middletown, provided that within 15 months after appointment or employment, they shall establish a residence and remain during their tenure as Borough Manager a resident of the Borough of Middletown.

§ 73-2 Rules for determining residency.

In determining the residence of a person, the following rules shall be followed so far as they may be applicable:

A. 

That place shall be considered the residence of a person in which his or her habitation is fixed and to which, whenever he or she is absent, he or she has the intention of returning.

B. 

A person shall not be considered to have changed his residence who leaves his or her home for another place of abode for temporary purposes only, with the intention of returning.

C. 

A person shall not be considered to have gained a residence in any place into which he or she comes for temporary purposes only, without the intention of making such place his permanent place of abode.

D. 

The place where the family of a married man or woman resides shall be considered to be his or her place of residence, except where the husband and wife have actually separated and live apart, in which case the place where he or she has resided for two or more months shall be considered and held to be his or her place of residence.

§ 73-3 Waiver.

A. 

An individual may make a request for a waiver. Such request shall be submitted, in writing, to the Borough Council. The Borough Council shall review the request and, upon reaching a decision, shall notify the individual, in writing, of its decision.

B. 

A waiver, once granted, shall continue in effect for a period of six months. The waiver may be renewed by the Borough Council for an additional six-month period.