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21 Locust Street / Macungie, Pa 18062 / 610-966-2503 / Fax: 610-966-2788
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Macungie News
SIDEWALKS: Snow and ice accumulation must be removed from all sidewalks abutting the street within 24 hours after the snow has ceased to fall or the ice has formed. If the sidewalk has not been cleared, the property owners will be cited. Do not shovel snow into the street, this makes for unsafe road conditions and it is ILLEGAL (this is Pennsylvania State Law).

HANDICAPPED RAMPS: If you have a handicapped ram in your sidewalk, you are responsible for maintaining that ramp free of ice and snow so it is accessible by pedestrians. The same rule applies to handicapped ramps that applies to sidewalks. Your assistance and cooperation are appreciated.

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 Philadelphia.rcc.partnership@2020census.gov.

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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