Welcome to New Morgan Borough

 
Notice: The New Morgan Borough office is currently closed to the public and all meetings are postponed until further notice. You may contact the office by email or phone and your messages will be answered as soon as possible.
Thank you and please be safe.
Margie Bishop, Borough Manager
Please Note:  The Primary Election has been moved to June 2, 2020.  If a voter does not want to go to their respective polling location on the day of the primary, they can request a mail-in ballot by going to Votespa.com or completing a paper application by calling the Election Services Office at
610-478-6490.
5/12:  New Morgan Borough and NMBUA held their monthly Council meetings on May 11th, 2020 via Zoom.  A draft of the minutes are as follows:
New Morgan Borough May 2020 Draft of Minutes to be presented at June Meeting
New Morgan Borough Utilities Authority May 2020 Draft of Minutes to be presented at the June 2020 Meeting

Planning Committee Meeting for May was cancelled.

Located in southern Berks County, New Morgan Borough sits 15 miles south of the city of Reading and 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia. 

New Morgan Borough was incorporated in 1988 from property that had been formerly owned by the Bethlehem Steel Company. The property was once operated as the Grace Mines, so named for Eugene G. Grace, Chairman and CEO of Bethlehem Steel who was a strong proponent of mineral exploration in southeastern Pennsylvania in the 1940s. Production began in 1958 and ended in 1977. At its peak, the Grace Mine employed 1,100 workers and produced 45 million tons of crude ore.

 

After the closure of the mines, the property was abandoned and the buildings were left unused until purchased by Morgantown Properties.  Several of the former mine operations buildings were renovated for leasing and are currently occupied as part of the New Morgan Industrial Park. 

In 1988, Morgantown Properties successfully petitioned the Berks County Court of Common Pleas to incorporate 3,761 acres of its property into a borough and began governing in January 1991. 

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