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21 Locust Street / Macungie, Pa 18062 / 610-966-2503 / Fax: 610-966-2788
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Macungie News
Macungie Town Beautification invites you to Fall Soup Night on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main Street. Tickets are $5.00 per person. For more information, see the event flyer or contact Roseann at (610) 393-1122 with any questions you may have or to purchase tickets in advance.

Come out and join the 4th Annual 2 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 6:45 Sharp. All ages are welcome to run in costume. A prize will be awarded for best costume. For more information or to register, see the event flyer.
Sponsorship opportunities are available here.

As part of the National Medication Take Back program, the Macungie Police Department will be accepting unused, unwanted and expired medications at their headquarters on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Residents can safely dispose of medications by bringing them to the Macungie Police Department, located at 21 Locust Street, Macungie. ***ONLY THIS LOCATION WILL ACCEPT SHARPS***.

For more information see the event flyer or contact the Macungie Police Department at their non-emergency telephone number (610) 966-2222.

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.

The Borough has contracted with EMI for leaf collection in 2019. There will be no change in the collection procedure. Leaves will be collected curbside during the weeks of November 4th, November 11th, November 18th and November 25th (The work schedule can change due to weather.) DO NOT mix grass clippings, garden waste, tree or shrub trimmings in with the leaves. Leaf piles with these items in them will not be picked up. LEAVES SHOULD BE AT THE CURB BEFORE 7:00 AM and will be picked up when the contractor passes through. The contractor will not make special trips to pick up leaves placed at the curb after they have picked up leaves in an area. They will have to wait until the contractor makes their next round. For more information, click here.

The Borough also encourages you to drop off leaves on any day/any time at the newly expanded fenced area at the Borough Garage off of South Church Street. OR, you can use your Emmaus Yard Waste Pass to take leaves to the Emmaus Yard Waste Site.

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.

The annual Elegant Holiday Tea Event will be held at the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main Street, Macungie, on November 16, 2019, from 11 am to 1 pm or 2-4 pm. Tickets are $25 per person. For tickets or more information call (610) 966-7830.

The Borough of Macungie is accepting Letters of Interest from parties interested in serving on the Building Board of Appeals. Board members must be a licensed architect or engineer, experience in the construction industry or training or experience as an inspector or plan reviewer. For more information, please see the position Description. Letters of interested can be submitted to the Borough of Macungie, 21 Locust Street, Macungie, PA 18062, in person or U.S. Mail.

U.S. Census Bureau Address Canvassers will be in your neighborhoods from August-October 2019. This operation is one of several activities the Census Bureau conducts for an accurate list of addresses.

Census employees will have badges, along with black and white bags with a Census logo. They will knock on doors and ask a few simple questions to verify the address and any additional living quarters on the property for inclusion on the 2020 Census. Employees will introduce themselves as a Census Bureau employee, show their official government ID and explain the purpose of their visit. Residents may ask for a picture ID from another source to confirm their identity.

More information about the 2020 Census and/or Address Canvassers can be found in their article or brochure.

If you have any questions about the Address Canvassers, please contact the Philadelphia Region at (267) 780-2600 or

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.

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.

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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