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21 Locust Street / Macungie, Pa 18062 / 610-966-2503 / Fax: 610-966-2788
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Dear Community Members,

As directed by the Governor of Pennsylvania, Macungie Township citizens are now sheltered in place as a result of the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic until April 6, 2020. This unprecedented action was taken to protect the health and safety of our community and all of its members.

As you may know, on March 26, 2020 the Macungie Wawa was temporarily closed because one of their employees tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, this has a direct effect on our community and it may be likely that some of our friends and neighbors will also contract the virus. As a result it is extremely important that everyone stays at home and follows 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 by maintaining six feet distance from others; avoiding discretionary travel; staying at home unless it is necessary to obtain food or medical attention; not meeting in groups larger than ten people; 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 per the refuse (garbage/recycling) company, effective March 30, 2020 all trash placed out at the curb for pickup must be bagged in 30 or 32 gallon trash bags in order to be collected. Tall kichen can bags (13 gallons) may also be used if they are placed in a container. Loose trash will be left at the curb and not picked up. If you use garbage can containers, all trash must still be bagged before being placed in the container in order to be collected. Loose trash in containers will not be collected.

This process does NOT include recycling. Recycling must remain loose in the recycling can.

This process is for the protection of the waste company’s employees as well as the Borough residents in order to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We apologize for any inconvenience that this process may cause, but it is imperative that these steps be implemented.

If you have any questions, please contact the Borough Office at 610-966-2503.

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. 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

UPDATE: The Borough of Macungie anticipates receiving yard waste passes for the Lower Macungie Township compost site by April 15, 2020. The cost is $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).

The Borough of Emmaus Compost Site will reopen on Monday, April 06, 2020 with a reduction in hours of operation. As per their website, on April 02, 2020, the Compost Site will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The site will not be open in the evening or on weekends and the Public Works Department will not be available to load vehicles. For hours of operation or questions, please contact Emmaus Borough at (610) 965-9292 or visit their website at

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 click here.

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.

Notice is hereby given that the Borough of Macungie will receive sealed bids online via the PennBid Program ( until 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 20, 2020, for the Cotton Street Rain Garden project. All Bidding Documents are available online at no cost at

The scope of work includes the construction of a Rain Garden for the diversion of sediment from Mountain Creek as indicated or reasonably implied on drawings and specifications provided by Acela Architects + Engineers.

A pre-bid meeting will be held on March 6th, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. at the project site located at 31 S. Walnut Street, Macungie PA 18062. Prevailing wage rates apply to this project. Performance, Payment and Maintenance Bonds in the amount of 100% of the contract amount are required as stated in the Instructions to Bidders. A Bid Security in the amount of 10 percent of the bid must accompany each bid in accordance with the Project Manual.

Robert H. Glisson
Borough Manager

The East Penn Press
26 Feb. 2020
4 Mar. 2020

Due to the coronavirus, the Lehigh County sponsored Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event scheduled for March 28, 2020 has been postponed. The new date has not been determined yet. Residents who have already completed the mandatory pre-registration process will be notified via mass email. They will also take priority on the schedule and will not need to re-register when the new date is set. Residents who have not yet completed the mandatory pre-registration will be able to find a working link on the County’s front page of the website once the new date is set.

For more information or questions please contact the Lehigh County Facilities Capital Projects Director, Timothy Bollinger, at 610-782-3790 or

The Friends of the Macungie Institute will be leaving on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 on an all-inclusive bus trip to Sight and Sound Theatre to see the production “Queen Esther.” Tickets are $110.00 per person, which includes a lunch buffet at The Inn of Leola.

For more information, contact Bob Young at (610) 967-1219 or view the event flyer.

U.S. Census Bureau Address Canvassers will be in your neighborhoods. 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

Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus Pandemic (Covid-19), the Lower Lehigh Lions Club Annual Spring Flea Market, scheduled for May 09, 2020, has been cancelled.

The Fall flea market has been scheduled for SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2020, rather than the traditional first Saturday in September, due to it falling on Labor Day weekend this year.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Lions Club at (484) 764-7858 or

Macungie Memorial Park will be having their annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Come join the fun! There will be a parade, Duck Race and contests and events for children of all ages. For more information, see their event flyer, or contact the park at (610) 966-4289 or send an email to

The Friends of the Macungie Institute presents “Holiday Tea” on Saturday, November 21, 2020. The FIRST seating is 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the SECOND seating is 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main Street, Macungie. Tickets are $25.00 per person and go on sale July 15, 2020.

For more information, contact Jane Leeser at (610) 966-2775 or view the event flyer.

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 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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