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Attention Macungie Voters,

Election day is June 02, 2020 from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm at Macungie Memorial Park as usual. For your safety and the safety of other voters and poll workers, you should wear a mask and maintain 6 ft social distancing. While those not wearing masks will be able to vote, they will be taken out of line and directed to a separate table reserved for people without masks.

For questions about the mask policy you may email Dan Poresky, Judge of Elections, for Macungie Borough. email: dporesky@yahoo.com or call Lehigh County Voter Registration and Elections office at (610) 782-3194.



The Macungie Memorial Park Board, at their meeting on May 26, 2020, officially cancelled the Das Awkscht Fescht for 7/31 & 8/1 & 8/2 and the Wheels of Time for 8/28-29-30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, the swimming pool will not be opening this year.

For more information, please contact Macungie Memorial Park at (610) 966-4289.



Opening day is Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., rain or shine. Their new location is by Lumber and Main Streets (located behind State Farm Insurance, 129 E Main St, Macungie).

Vendors will have a great variety of produce, fruit and a variety of processed foods available for purchase to eat at the Farmers Market or to take home. Come out to the market, breathe fresh air and take home fresh items from local growers and producers.

For hours of operation, activities or questions, please visit their website or Facebook page.



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 30, 2020. This unprecedented action was taken to protect the health and safety of our community and all of its members. 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 www.governor.pa.gov/ 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. 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: Lower Macungie Township compost site passes are now available at the Borough of Macungie for a cost of $30.00 each ($25.00 per pass, plus a $5.00 sticker fee= $30.00 total). Macungie Borough residents MUST submit an application, along with the $30.00 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 is open 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 www.borough.emmaus.pa.us/.

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.



In our country everyone counts—no matter who you are, your economic status, how you worship or your immigration status. The 2020 Census is how this great American promise is kept. When you respond to the 2020 Census you help ensure your community receives the healthcare, infrastructure and education funding that it deserves for the next 10 years.

There are several activities the Census Bureau will conduct for an accurate list of addresses, including online, U.S. Mail and door-to-door Canvassers. Please respond today online at 2020Census.gov.

U.S. Census Bureau Address Canvassers will also be in your neighborhoods to speak with residents that have not responded online. Census employees will have badges, along with black and white bags with a Census logo. They will knock on doors, introduce themselves as a Census Bureau employee, show their official government ID, explain the purpose of their visit and ask a few simple questions to verify the address and any additional living quarters on the property for inclusion on the 2020 Census. 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.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 health and safety concerns and restrictions, the Old Fashioned Picnic in the Park and Duck Race will be postponed until 2021. Thank you for your continued support in the past. It has been greatly appreciated. For more information, contact the park at (610) 966-4289 or send an email to hornerd2@gmail.com.

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 lionsfleamarket@gmail.com.

The Presentation "Singing is Out of This World" will be held at the Lower Macungie Middle School on:

October 30 & November 06, 2020 @ 8:00pm; and
October 31 & November 07, 2020 @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm

For more information or to obtain tickets visit their website at www.macungie-minstrelaires.org/ or call (610) 966-3145.

A portion of the proceeds will go to The Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley.

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.

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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