LeRaysville Borough

Geography, Topography, and History

The Borough of LeRaysville is located near the eastern central border of the County. It is bound by Pike Township, as it is located centrally within the Township. The Borough has two main streams as well as their tributaries that flow through it, the Ford Street Creek and the Rockwell Creek. A major thoroughfare for the Borough is its Main Street or State Route 467, running north and south through the Borough.

The Borough of LeRaysville was formed from Pike Township in 1863. The Borough was named to honor Jacques Donatien Le Ray, considered a French “Father of the American Revolution. In 1887, census records listed the Borough with a population of 324 citizens.

Local Government and Current Data

The Borough of LeRaysville is governed by an elected mayor and seven elected councilmen. There is also a Borough secretary. The Borough is without a planning commission, comprehensive plan, or zoning ordinances. The Bradford County Office of Planning and Grants handles all subdivisions and land developments.

The Borough of LeRaysville has several services and amenities that make up the quaint town. Located within the Borough is the Dille Cooperative Parish. There is also a baseball field that is open to the public from dawn to dusk. There is also the LeRaysville Cheese Factory that produces Amish made cheese from local farmer’s milk.

Tax Millage for 2017:

6.5

Villages:

None

School District:

Northeast Bradford School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

422334 0001 A

Population Demographics:

Total Population....307
Population Density....400
Square Miles....0.8
Population under 18....31.1%
Population over 65....11.6%
High School Graduates....79.4%
Higher Education Graduates....13.7%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....120
Households....104
Median Housing Values....$64,600
Median Rent....$500
Per Capita Income....$14,802
Median Family Income....$43,750
Population Below Poverty Level....7.9%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: LeRaysville-Pike Volunteer Fire Company
Ambulance Coverage: H.O.P.S. Ambulance
Police Protection: Northeast Police Department

Public Utilities:

Electric Company: Penelec
Gas Company: N/A
Water Company: LeRaysville Water Company
Sewerage Facilities: LeRaysville Sewer Company
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications

Contacts:
Mayor

Chris Young (570) 744-2274

Supervisors:

Rich Potter (570) 744-2035
Jeffrey Olmstead (570) 744-2247
John Alderson (570) 744-1633
Ryan Smith (570) 744-2730
Traci Johnson (570) 744-2662
Lee Bechtel (570) 744-2989
Alan Coats (570) 744-2233


Secretary:

Sandy Merritt (570) 744-2910


Mailing address:

P.O. Box 142
LeRaysville, PA 18829
(570) 744-2579 fax (570) 744-2926
merrittj@epix.net

Solicitor:

Robert Chappell (570) 247-2382

Meeting:

1st Monday of the Month