The Borough of Middletown has a Council/Manager form of government. The Borough Manager is appointed by the Council and serves at their pleasure. Borough Council is comprised of nine (9) members. The Borough is divided into three (3) wards and each ward has three (3) representatives on Borough Council. Councilors must be residents of the ward from which they are elected and are chosen by the electors of that ward. If a Councilor moves from one ward to another, he/she must resign from his/her Council seat. Councilors serve four-year terms and these terms are staggered so that in one municipal election, five (5) individuals are to be elected and in the following election, four (4) individuals are to be elected.
The Borough Council is required to organize on the first Monday of January in each even-numbered year by electing one of the Council members as president and one as vice president. They hold these offices at the pleasure of the Council.
Residents of the Borough of Middletown also elect a Mayor, who serves a term of four (4) years. The main legislative function that the Mayor serves is the duty to cast the deciding vote in all cases where, by reason of a tie or split vote, the Council shall be unable to enact or pass any ordinance, resolution, or motion. In addition, the Mayor has administrative authority of the police department. The Borough Council fixes and determines the total weekly hours of employment that shall apply to the police officers based upon financial control through annual appropriations in the budget.
Middletown Borough Mayor