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21 Locust Street / Macungie, Pa 18062 / 610-966-2503 / Fax: 610-966-2788
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The following Borough Committees have immediate vacancies available:

Civil Service Commission, Term Expires 3/31/2027
Joint Building Board of Appeals, No Term Expiration
Planning Commission, Term Expires 3/31/2023
Water Authority, Term Expires 12/31/2025

Interested parties should send a letter to interest to:
Borough of Macungie
21 Locust Street
Macungie, PA 18062
Via Email To:

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main Street, Macungie will be providing:

Free COMMUNITY MEAL Drive-up or Walk-up take-out meals on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in church’s rear parking lot.

Free FOOD CUPBOARD GIVEAWAY is on the last Tuesday and Friday of the month, May 25 or 28 and June 22 or 25, 2021 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. (Clients may choose only one of these days).

For more information on receiving food, see the flyer or contact the church directly at (610) 966-3325. If you would like to volunteer or donate food contact the church.

Renters financially struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic can apply now for financial assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program authorized by the General Assembly last month.

All families and individuals can apply for grants to help with rent, rental arrears, utilities, and home energy costs incurred due, directly, or indirectly, to COVID-19.

Catholic Charities of Allentown has been selected to administer these funds for Lehigh County. Applications and eligibility information for those living in Lehigh County can be found on the Catholic Charities Website or call them at (610) 435-1541.

The 2020 East Penn School District Property Tax Rebate Application is now available. If you have any questions regarding the rebate, contact the East Penn School District Business Office via telephone at (610) 966-8300 or email

The form MUST be filed between January 31 and June 15, 2021 and sent to: Business Office, East Penn School District, 800 Pine Street, Emmaus, PA 18049. Please DO NOT return completed form to the Borough of Macungie or the Borough’s Tax Collector, Cynthia Hartzell.

Electronics Recycling Day, at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar Street, Macungie PA, is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, 2021 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 see the event flyer.

• All RRS Employees will maintain a safe distance from residents when possible.
• All RRS Employees will wear a face covering and gloves.
• All Residents handling money/envelope will have mask on while corresponding with RRS Staff.
• Event flyers will reflect changes for COVID including instructions to remain in car at all times, prepare all money/checks prior to event and bring in an envelope.
• Signs at events that include instructions to remain in cars at all times for everyone’s safety.
• Sites for events will be selected with specific and separate ingress and exit for traffic allowing for double lines of cars if necessary, to keep traffic from backing up on the street. If a municipality representative is not present for traffic control, RRS will assign an employee for this task.

Dear Community Members,

As directed by the Governor of Pennsylvania, the State (including Lehigh County and Borough of Macungie) are now in the "Green" phase of reopening, which was shut down due to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This action was taken to protect the health and safety of our community and all of its citizens. It is extremely important that everyone continues to follow the guidelines outlined by government officials concerning the Coronavirus.

Each one of us can do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by taking proper precautionary measures to keep our community safe by following the rules of social distancing at all times; maintaining six feet distance from others; continuing to wear a mask when in public places; quarantine yourself at home if you or a family member is ill; practice good hygiene by washing hands frequently and using hand sanitizer; and disinfect frequently used surfaces and items as much as possible.

Please stay informed by listening to daily news updates on television as they arise and visiting Governor Wolf's website at for detailed information.

Please stay healthy and do your part to keep others healthy as well.

Thank you for your assistance and attention with this matter,
Macungie Borough Council

****************************************************************************************************************************************************** Declaration of Disaster Emergency - in response to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, the Borough of Macungie Mayor, Ronald Conrad, made this declaration, which authorizes officials of Macungie Borough to act as necessary to meet the current demands of this emergency, namely: by the employment of temporary workers, by the rental of equipment, by the purchase of supplies and materials, and by entering into such contracts and agreements for the performance of public work as may be required to meet the emergency, all without regard to those time-consuming procedures and formalities normally prescribed by law, mandatory constitutional requirements excepted. To view the full Declaration, click here.

As a precautionary measure in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, effective Tuesday March 17, 2020, in an effort to help protect the public and Borough officials and staff from the spread of the novel Coronavirus, the Borough offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Business will be conducted as follows:

If you need to submit anything to the Borough Office, please use the Drop Box located on the Church Street side of Borough Hall.

If you have items that need to be returned to you, they will be sent via email or U.S. Mail.

If you are paying a bill using cash and do not have the correct change, any overage will be applied to your account as a credit.

The office staff will continue to work with residents remotely by email and phone (610-966-2503).

We appreciate your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Macungie Borough Council

Office Phone # 610-966-2503
Police Phone # 610-966-2222

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP compost site passes are now available at the Borough of Macungie for a cost of $25.00 each. Macungie Borough residents MUST submit an application, along with the $25.00 payment, to the Borough of Macungie, 21 Locust Street, Macungie, PA 18062 (DO NOT send it to Lower Macungie Township).

BOROUGH OF EMMAUS permits for the Borough of Emmaus Municipal Compost Facility are available at the Borough of Macungie, Town Hall, at a cost of $20.00 each. For more information, including their hours of operation, click here or contact Emmaus Borough at (610) 965-9292 or visit their website at

No refunds will be given, if you purchase a Borough of Emmaus yard waste pass, then decide later you would prefer to go to Lower Macungie Township instead. You would have to pay for a Lower Macungie Township pass separately.

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).

Monthly Report - To view the monthly police report, click >HERE Annual Report - To view the annual 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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