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Macungie Borough (population 3,079), Lehigh County, PA, seeks an experienced leader to serve as Borough Manager. The current Borough Manager is retiring after 20 years. The Manager oversees all day-to-day operations of the governmental body and serves as the central point of contact for the 7-member Borough Council. There are 2 FT office staff, 4 FT public works employees, 1 PT Zoning Officer, 1 PT Community Center Manager and Police Department. The Manager is the Chief Administration Officer of the Borough and administers an annual budget of approx. $5.8 million. The Borough maintains its own municipal water system and sewer distribution system.

Borough Council seeks an outstanding, communicative and innovative leader with demonstrated skills in community engagement. Candidates should have the following: (1) 5 years of municipal management experience; (2) knowledge of local government principles; (3) strong leadership, communication and financial skills; (4) grant writing experience a plus; (5) Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in related field is desired. A combination of education and demonstrated experience will be considered. Residency required within a 20-mile radius of the Borough. Salary range is $60,000 - $75,000 with excellent benefits; actual salary to be based on experience/qualifications.

Send cover letter, resume and salary history/expectation to Macungie Borough Manager Search, 21 Locust Street; Macungie, PA, 18062, or via email to Deadline is 4:00 p.m., Monday, September 16, 2019. The successful applicant should be available to start December 1, 2019. EOE

The Lower Lehigh Lions Club Annual Fall Flea Market will be held on Saturday, September 07, 2019. If you are interested in participating in the Market or would like a Dan Schantz Coupon, see their Registration Form. More information about the Lions Club Flea Market can be found in their Newsletter.

Not interested in being a vendor? Join the Lions Club for the day and support them by shopping & strolling through the beautiful Macungie Park - and be sure to stop by the refreshment stand!

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Lions Club at

On September 27, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Brookside Country Club. Enjoy wine tasting with Hors D’oeuvres, chocolate and a Silent Auction for $60 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Emmaus Public Library at (610) 965-9284. [more info]

The Borough of Macungie is pleased to announce we have recently been awarded the following grants:

• $32,197 from the Local Share Account (LSA) Grant Program for the purchase and installation of a pedestrian bridge on Cotton Street over Mountain Creek.
• $750,000 from the Multimodal Transportation Fund through the Commonwealth Financing Authority for the Main Street Streetscape Phase 3 to install decorative street lights, street trees and brick pavers on Main Street, from Pine Street to Lea Street.
• $542,288 from the PennDOT TA Set-Aside Program for the Main Street Streetscape Phase 2 to install decorative street lights, street trees and brick pavers on Main Street, from Race Street to Pine Street.
• $95,000 from the PA Small Water and Sewer Grant Program for Public Water System Improvement Projects to purchase and install an emergency generator at Well #2.
• $8,000 from the Project Lifesaver Grant Program for the purchase of personalized radio transmitting equipment and training of emergency response organizations and police departments in Lehigh County to search for and locate missing persons with special needs.

The Borough Manager is always searching for alternative funding sources, such as grants, for projects.

Macungie Memorial Park is in need of volunteers to help with the 2019 events scheduled at the park. (You are welcome to volunteer for as many of the events as you like.)

Macungie Park is self-supporting and depends on events, volunteers and donations to keep the park, pool, playground, ball fields and bathrooms operable. Thank you for your help.

This edition discusses topics regarding transforming communities, including:

1. How Streets Help Build Community Character;
2. Success Stories from the Field;
3. Featured Resource: Maintaining or Improving Community Character Tech Sheet;
4. Meet PennDOT District 1 Planner;
5. Looking for GIS Data to Support Local Planning?; and
6. Up Your Game using Public Outreach Technology.

To help stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly, the state has issued a quarantine order requiring the inspection of all items moving within or out of the area, to prevent the pest from being transported to other areas. To learn more about the quarantine and how to be quarantine compliant, there are several resources available:

About the Spotted Lanternfly
Life Stages of the Spotted Lanternfly
How to Comply With the Quarantine Regulations
Spotted Lanternfly Management for Homeowners
Tips for Handling Yard Waste
Resident Checklist

Permits for the Borough of Emmaus Municipal Compost Facility are now available at the Borough of Macungie, Town Hall, at a cost of $20.00 each. For more information click here.

The Macungie Minstrelaires "The ABC's of Broadway", will be held on October 25 and November 1 at 8:00 p.m., October 26 and November 2 at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. at the Lower Macungie Middle School. Portion of proceeds will to go to Lehigh Chapter of Blue Star Mothers. For more information, visit their website or call (610) 966-3145.

Electronics Recycling Day, at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar Street, Macungie PA, is scheduled for Saturday, November 09, 2019 from 9:00 am – Noon or until the trucks are full. This event is for Macungie Borough and Alburtis Borough Residents & Businesses Only. Photo identification may be required on the day of the event. Some fees may apply, depending on the item. For more information click here.

At their November 05, 2018 meeting, Borough Council voted to adopt Ordinance No. 2018-06, adding a new Chapter 267 to the Macungie Borough Code of Ordinances, Residential Rental Ordinance, regulating Residential Rental Unit occupancy and provide for the registration and inspection of such units and penalties for noncompliance.
adopted Ordinance, with attachments
Residential Rental License Application
Residential Rental License Update Information

At their August 06, 2018 meeting, Borough Council voted to adopt Ordinance 2018-02 Amending Chapter 274 of The Macungie Borough Code of Ordinance, Sewers, by Adding a New Section 274-33.1.

Building Sewer Inspections will be required upon the transfer/conveyance of ownership of a property, when there is a change in use or if suspected issues are noticed when the Borough performs rehabilitation and/or replacement work on the Borough’s sewer line, which the property’s building sewer is connected.

A Master Licensed Plumber will be required to conduct the work, and submit a video and Sewer Lateral Video Inspection Report
to the Borough of Macungie.

Macungie Volunteer Fire Department is looking for volunteers to be part of their team.

Click HERE to view pamphlet for more information and how to volunteer in the Fire Department.

Nixle is a notification system to keep you up to date with relevant information about the Borough, such as when snow emergencies are called.

Click HERE to sign up. Don't forget to sign up for the Borough Notification System (SWIFT911).

To view the monthly police report, click HERE

Welcome To Macungie Borough

Macungie is a Lenape Indian phrase signifying "The feeding place of the Bears" or, as it was translated by the early Pennsylvania German immigrants, "Baere Schwamm" (fertile meadow of the bears). The Macungie region was first settled by Pennsylvania German immigrants around the year 1735. The village of Millerstown, now the Borough of Macungie, was established in 1776 by Peter Miller of Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, when he purchased 150 acres of land along a King's Highway in what was then a portion of Northampton County.

On November 15, 1857, the village of Millerstown was incorporated as a borough. In 1875, the borough was renamed Macungie. Macungie (pronounced ma-CUN-gee) is the second oldest borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The Borough has a total area of 1.0 square mile.

Please feel free to contact us with your inquiries.

Macungie Circa 1893
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