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This comprises the codification of the ordinances of the Borough of Dauphin. The Borough of Dauphin was originally settled in the mid 1700's and laid out by Judge Innis Green in 1826. It was, at that time, known as Port Lyon. The streets were named after Pennsylvania rivers and creeks. Dauphin was incorporated as a Borough by an Act of Assembly in 1845.
The Code of Ordinances of the Borough of Dauphin was prepared by Keystate Publishers, Inc., and adopted by the Borough of Dauphin Borough Council on December 4, 2012, by Ord. 2012-03.
The Code contains four parts which are (1) the valid current ordinances of the Borough of Dauphin contained in Chapters 1 through 27, (2) the Appendix, which lists by abstracted title all ordinances of a temporary or “one time” nature, (3) the Table of the disposition of each ordinance ever enacted by the Borough of Dauphin, and (4) the Index, which is an alphabetical arrangement of subjects.
In the Code each Chapter is separated by a divider tab, and specific ordinances can be located by subject on the contents page at the beginning of each Chapter. The Index may also be used to search for a subject when one is looking for general information on a particular subject, or if it is not known in which Chapter the subject might be found. The Appendix consists of several general categories containing a chronological listing of short subject descriptions along with a reference to the original ordinance and its date of enactment, if known.
The Table of disposition indicates what action has been taken by the Borough of Dauphin Borough Council with regard to every ordinance ever enacted. An ordinance has either been (1) specifically repealed, (2) superseded by another ordinance, (3) is located in a Chapter of the Code book, or (4) is located in the Appendix. Annual tax rate and budget ordinances are located only in the Table of Disposition. The Table of Disposition is a cross reference to the original ordinance books of the Borough of Dauphin, and to the location within the Code of each ordinance by number.