About The Borough of Topton
In 1754, Berks County became incorporated. Settlers lived in "long swamp". Farms were found to be underlaid with iron ore and as many as 100 mines opened in the area. Villages and hamlets were established and the area became known as "Longswamp" in 1761. In 1854, the Allentown Railroad Company constructed a railroad from Allentown to join the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad.
In 1859, the East Penn Railroad was extended from Reading to Allentown. On May 19th of that year, Judge George Stitzel, while inspecting the railroad, suggested to the community at the highest elevation be called Topton. In February 1876, the Borough of Topton was created. Topton, located in the northeast corner of Berks County, is surrounded by Longswamp Township, except for a small corner which is adjacent to Maxatawny Township. The population according to a 2010 census is 2,069.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
BOROUGH OF TOPTON
BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS AND TAXPAYERS
THE BOROUGH OF TOPTON PLANNING COMMISSION SHALL CONVENE ON MARCH 9, 2015 AT 6:00 P.M., PREVAILING TIME, AT THE TOPTON BOROUGH HALL, 205 SOUTH CALLOWHILL STREET, TOPTON, BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 19562 TO COMMENT ON THE CONDITIONAL USE APPLICATION OF BETH COLLER AND CHAD SELL TO OPERATE AN OWNER OCCUPIED RESIDENCE WITH AN IN-HOME INTERNET BASED BUSINESS AT 15 E. WEIS STREET, BOROUGH OF TOPTON, BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA LOCATED IN THE RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICT/WEIS STREET OVERLAY DISTRICT OF THE BOROUGH, AND TO CONDUCT ANY OTHER BUSINESS WHICH MAY COME BEFORE THEM. A PUBLIC HEARING BY THE BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF TOPTON WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015 AT 6:30 P.M., PREVAILING TIME, AT THE TOPTON BOROUGH HALL, 205 SOUTH CALLOWHILL STREET, TOPTON, BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 19562 FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSIDERING THE ABOVE-REFERENCED CONDITIONAL USE APPLICATION, TO HEAR TESTIMONY AND RECEIVE EVIDENCE FROM THE APPLICANTS, AND COMMENT FROM THE PUBLIC RELATIVE TO THE ISSUE OF WHETHER THE PROPOSED ABOVE-DESCRIBED USE AT THIS LOCATION IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH ZONING ORDINANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCH USE AND WHETHER THIS USE MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT THE WELFARE, HEALTH, SAFETY, PEACE, AND MORALS OF THE BOROUGH AND/OR ITS RESIDENTS. THE REGULAR MEETING OF TOPTON BOROUGH COUNCIL SHALL TAKE PLACE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE HEARING.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS SHOULD ATTEND THIS PUBLIC HEARING. IF ANY ACCOMMODATIONS ARE NEEDED, PLEASE CONTACT BOROUGH HALL AT (610) 682-2541.
Monday - Thursday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM