Borough of Bridgeport, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bridgeport as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-8-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-002]
The Borough of Bridgeport finds it necessary to enact appropriate legislation in order to set forth, establish, and adopt Borough elected official term limits in accordance with the Pennsylvania Borough Code, Sections 811, 815, and 821.
The following words and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the following meanings:
BOROUGH
The Borough of Bridgeport, County of Montgomery, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
BOROUGH COUNCIL
The Borough Council of Bridgeport Borough.
MAYOR
The Borough Mayor of Bridgeport Borough.
TAX COLLECTOR
The Tax Collector for Bridgeport Borough.
TERM LIMIT
The duration of years for which a publicly elected official may serve upon being elected to a term of office in the Borough beginning the first Monday of January next succeeding a Borough election. This article does not pertain to or limit the amount of times an elected official may run for office subsequently after serving a term in office.
A. 
The Borough consists of three wards for which the electors elect two representatives to Borough Council for each ward.
B. 
At each municipal election in the Borough, where Borough Council members must be elected, the electors of each ward shall elect the necessary Borough Council members to hold office for a term of four years from the first Monday of January next succeeding the election.
C. 
Given that the Borough consists of two Borough Council members from each of its three wards, the Borough must also have elected by the Borough electors a Borough Council member at large to keep a consistent Borough Council membership of seven Borough Council members.
D. 
At each municipal election in the Borough, where an at-large Borough Council member must be elected to hold office, the electors of all wards shall elect one Borough Council member to hold office as an at-large Borough Council member for a term of four years from the first Monday of January next succeeding the election.
E. 
The Borough consists of the elected position of Borough Mayor. This position is held by one individual.
F. 
At each municipal election in the Borough, where the position of Mayor must be elected to hold office, the electors of all wards shall elect one individual to hold office as Borough Mayor for a term of four years from the first Monday of January next succeeding the election.
G. 
The Borough consists of the elected position of Borough Tax Collector. This position is held by one individual.
H. 
At each municipal election in the Borough, where the position of Tax Collector must be elected to hold office, the electors of all wards shall elect one individual to hold office as Borough Tax Collector for a term of four years from the first Monday of January next succeeding the election.
I. 
Prior to the enactment of this article, all Borough Council members from each of the three Borough wards served a term of four years. This article serves to memorialize and confirm this term limit.
J. 
Prior to the enactment of this article, the Borough Council member at large served for a term of two years. This article serves to amend that rule and change the Borough Council member at large elected term from a term of two years to a term of four years.
K. 
Prior to the enactment of this article, the Borough Mayor served a term of four years. This article serves to memorialize and confirm this term limit.
L. 
Prior to the enactment of this article, the Borough Tax Collector served a term of four years. This article serves to memorialize and confirm this term limit.