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Welcome to Schwenksville Borough

On behalf of the Schwenksville Borough Council and Mayor, welcome to Schwenksville.  Schwenksville Borough strives to be transparent in conducting business and invites residents and interested parties to attend Borough meetings or volunteer on one of several boards, commissions and committees.   Schwenksville depends heavily on community volunteers and welcomes anyone interested in volunteering their time and talents.  The Borough of Schwenksville remains committed towards revitalization efforts along with preserving the historical significance of the Borough to provide a great community to work and live. 

The Borough of Schwenksville is located in the scenic Perkiomen Valley of Western Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. This area was originally settled in the late 17th century. The Borough itself was incorporated on April 6, 1903, and is approximately. 0.55 square miles in area.  The Borough was originally part of Perkiomen Township and home to the first copper mine in Pennsylvania.  Ice harvesting was a major industry in the area.  Several large icehouses were located along the Perkiomen Creek, and ice was regularly shipped to Philadelphia.   The foundation of one icehouse still exists in current day Meadow Park.  Mills devoted to grain and textiles were also very prominent which is evident by the existing historic structures. Being situated along the Perkiomen Creek made the Borough a great summer resort community during its early existence.  Today the Borough is a residential community with 1,385 residents according to the 2010 census. Commercial and industrial businesses are located along the Main Street corridor. An elementary school, library, post office, and a 6.47 acre park (Meadow Park) along the Perkiomen Creek are local resources.   A new Borough Hall is being renovated at 300 Main Street that will host a Community Room available for community use. 

Schwenksville is considered a gateway community to the Perkiomen Trail, providing access to the trail from Main Street at multiple locations and shared Trail and Park parking at 300 Main Street.  The Borough also maintains a small trail head at the Route 73 Bridge crossing.  The Perkiomen Trail provides a wonderful recreational opportunity for the area and conveys hundreds of visitors through Schwenksville on a daily basis.   

The Borough of Schwenksville is governed by a five-member Council elected at-large and a Mayor.  It employs a professional Manager and a Secretary-Treasurer.  
The Mayor is also elected at-large but has limited powers.  The Mayor administers oaths and affirmations for newly elected officials, is charged with protecting the public peace  and has the authority to declare emergencies and request assistance and aid to do so.   The Schwenksville Borough Mayor also presides over civil marriage ceremonies.   The Borough Manager is responsible for the daily business operations of the Borough and for implementing policies and ordinances established by Borough Council.