As of March 20, 2023 there is a vacant Council Seat. Mars Borough Council is accepting letters of interest from qualified Borough Residents.
According to section 801 of Title 8: BOROUGHS AND INCORPORATED TOWNS, the qualifications to serve on Mars Borough Council are:
§ 801. Eligibility.
(a) Residency.–The following shall apply:
(1) Except as provided under subsection (c), only registered electors of the borough shall be eligible to elective borough offices.
(2) Before being sworn into office, each elected borough officer shall present a signed affidavit to the borough secretary that states that the officer resides in the borough, or within the ward in the case of a ward office, from which elected and has resided in the borough continuously for at least one year immediately prior to the officer’s election.
(b) Incompatible offices.–A school director or a trustee of a charter school may not be elected to an elective borough office. No individual may hold more than one elective borough office at the same time.
(c) Exception.–A borough with a population of less than 150 may permit residents that have not resided in the borough continuously for at least one year immediately before the election to be eligible to hold office.
All interested parties are asked to submit a letter of interest to Mars Borough Council. The letters can be mailed to PO Box 395, Mars, PA 16046, dropped off in person at the Borough office located at 301 Arch Street (1st Floor), Mars, PA, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please contact the Borough office at 724-625-1858.