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Country United States
State: Pennsylvania
County: Beaver County
Population: 299 (2000)
Density: 3217.2/sq mi
Settled 1804
Incorporated 1820
 
An Institution established by Rev. Thomas Huges in 1802. The academy was created as a "prep" school for college. Classes included languages, philosophy, and astronomy. The stone structure was built around 1806, making it one of the oldest buildings still standing in Beaver County.
 
3/18/1819 - 10/10/1886
An American soldier and physician who served as a colonel and brigade commander in the Union Army during the Civil War. He attended Greersburg Academy in Darlington from 1838 to 1840. After, he spent time in medical school in Pittsburgh.
 
ORDINANCES FROM DARLINGTON

Official – Darlington
Ordinance #105

An ordinance authorizing the execution of a contract with the Harmony Electric Company for the supply of electric current in the Borough of Darlington, in the County of Beaver and State of Pennsylvania.

Be it enacted and ordained by the Town Council of the Borough of Darlington, and it is hereby enacted and ordained by authority of the same.

Sec. 1.  That a contract is hereby authorized to be entered into with Harmony Electric Company for the supply of the electric current for street lighting purposes, said contract being in the words following:

This Agreement, made and concluded this 7th day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-one (1921), by and between the Harmony Electric Company, a corporation created and existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, hereinafter called the “Electric Company” of the first part, and the Borough of Darlington, a municipal corporation, of the County of Beaver and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, hereinafter call the “Borough”, of the second part, witnessed.

Whereas, the said Electric Company has proposed to said Borough is willing to erect a street lighting system and supply current for the same, and the said Borough is will to enter into a contract relative to the same.

Now therefore, the Electric Company doth hereby agree to erect a street lighting system, and supply current to the Borough as follows:

  • The said Electric Company hereby agrees to install one hundred candle power incandescent lamps at the following street intersections, to wit:
    • At the corner of First and Morris Streets
    • At the corner of First and Market Streets
    • At the corner of First and Plum Streets
    • At the corner of Second and Morris Streets
    • At the corner of Second and Market Streets
    • At the corner of Second and Plum Streets
    • At the corner of Third and Morris Streets
    • At the corner of Third and Market Streets
    • At the corner of Third and Plum Streets
    • At the corner of Fourth and Morris Streets
    • At the corner of Fourth and Market Streets
    • At the corner of Fourth and Plum Streets
    • At the corner Fifth and Morris Streets
    • At the corner Fifth and Market Streets
    • At the corner Fifth and Plum Streets

The said Electric Company shall install a clock device for turning the lights on    and off, at a time to be selected by the Borough.

  • The Borough agrees to renew the lamps at its own cost and expense.
  • The said street lighting system to be completed and in operation within sixty days from the date the ordinances authorized by this agreement shall go into effect, barring unforeseen difficulties and delays.
  • This contract shall be in force for full term of five (5) years from the date of commencement of service.
  • The Borough, upon the completion of said street lighting system shall pay to the said Electric Company the sum of Four Hundred ($400.00) Dollars, as the Borough’s portion of the cost and expense incident to the construction of said street lighting system.
  • The Borough shall pay for all current used in the lighting of streets at the rate and in accordance with the schedules of said Electric Company on file with the Public Service Commission of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

This agreement is made in duplicate, and either thereof may be taken and used as the original, and shall be binding upon and inure to the parties hereto, their successors and assigns, respectively.

It is understood and agreed that neither the purposes, nor the intent nor the obligation of this contract, if and when approved by the Public Service Commission of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is such as to impair or in any way affect the exercise of said Commission of any of the powers vested in it by the Public Service Company Law, approved July 26th, 1913.

In witness whereof, the said Electric Company has caused its corporate seal to be hereto affixed by the Burgess, and the same to be attested by the Clerk of Council of the said Borough, in pursuance of the provisions of an ordinance duly passed and approved, authorizing the Harmony Electric Company.

By ______________________________________, President
Attest: ­­___________________________________, Secretary

Borough of Darlington
By ______________________________________, President of Council
Attest: ___________________________________, Secretary of Council

Ordained and Enacted into an Ordinance by the Town Council of the Borough of Darlington, this 7th day of March, A.D. 1921.

                                                            L. J. Nicely, President of Council

Attest:                                                  Glenn H. Watterson, President of Council

Examined and approved by me this 7th day of March A.D. 1921.

                                                            James H. Gaunt, Burgess

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