About the Borough

Marysville, PA is a picturesque town located in the southern tip of Perry County. The 2 1/2 miles square borough is bounded by mountains to the north and the south, by the Susquehanna River to the east, and by Rye Township to the west. US Routes 11 & 15 serve as the primary transportation corridor for Marysville residents.

The Borough was settled in 1755, incorporated as the Borough of Haley in 1866, and then incorporated as the Borough of Marysville in 1867.

Nearby areas of interest include Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania State Capitol, the Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield, the Hershey Chocolate Factory and Amusement Park, and Girty's Notch ...home of the infamous bandit, Simon Girty.

Recreational opportunities exist in area State Parks, the Appalachian Trail, the Susquehanna River (the best "Muskie" fishing in the country), hunting on State Game Lands, skiing, swimming, hiking, rock climbing...to name a few.

The Borough Council appoints a number of people to assist them in the conduct of local government affairs. Some of these people have particular job skills while others concentrate on a specific area of community concern. The following describes most of these appointments.

Borough Manager

The Borough manager is the chief administrative officer of the borough and is responsible to the Council as a whole for the proper and efficient administration of the borough's affairs.

The manager supervises and is responsible for the activities of all municipal departments except the police department. The manager recommends for hire all personnel, except those covered by civil service.

As a part of the duties and responsibilities the manager prepares and submits the annual budget to Borough Council. The manager is responsible for the administration of the budget after its adoption by council.

Codes Enforcement Officer

Aside from enforcing certain Borough ordinances and codes, the Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for issuing sewer and zoning permits. Residents are required to complete an application form prior to a permit being issued. Most permits are issued within three (3) days of submitting the required application form.

Borough Solicitor

The Borough Solicitor provides legal advice and represents the Council in legal actions. This is a paid position.

Borough Engineer

The Engineer provides technical advice, prepares plans and specifications, and provides oversight on most civil engineering projects. Sometimes specialty engineers are retained for particular projects. These are paid positions.


Alexandria Snyder

Council Member

Brian Webster

Council Member

Charles Wentzel

Borough Council Member

Connie Zitsch

Council Secretary

Dan Altland

Borough Solicitor

David Magee

Council Vice-President

Kim Charles

Administrative Assistant

Lance Barthel

Council President

Richard Chorba


Stephen Copp

Council Member

Zachary Border

Borough Manager