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The Borough has contracted with EMI for leaf collection in 2018. There will be no change in the collection procedure. Leaves will be collected curbside during the weeks of November 5th, November 12th, November 19th and November 26th (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 your 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 2018 Yard Waste Pass to take leaves to the Emmaus Yard Waste Site.

Gather at the Macungie Volunteer Fire Department at 5:45 a.m. Hike up Macungie Mountain for a sunrise service, followed by donuts and hot cocoa back at the Fire Department. Come prepared with gloves, flashlights and hiking boots.

at the Macungie Flower Park. Come out and enjoy the ceremony, holiday music and light refreshments.

The Macungie Holiday activities will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Free Mini Bus Rides will be running a continuous loop throughout the day. For more information visit
Yard Sign

At their November 05, 2018 meeting, Borough Council voted to adopt Ordinance No. 2018-04, to enter into an Amended Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement with the Boroughs of Emmaus and Alburtis and the Townships of Lower Macungie, Lower Milford and Upper Milford. Proposed Ordinance
Intermunicipal Agreement

At their November 05, 2018 meeting, Borough Council voted to adopt Ordinance No. 2018-05,Amending Chapter 329, Vehicles and Traffic, Article III, Parking Regulations, by adding parking restrictions along Village Walk Drive in Section 329-29.A. Medium or Heavy Trucks and/or Truck Tractors or Trailers are not permitted to park on either side of Village Walk Drive.
Proposed Ordinance

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.
Proposed Ordinance
Residential Rental License Application
Residential Rental License Update Information
Unit Inspection Checklist
Attachment 1

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.

Penn State Extension is looking for volunteers to help fight the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) by placing sticky bands on Ailanthus Altissima (Tree-Of-Haven) trees. View the volunteer information (training will be provided) and management options for the SLF for more details.

For additional information or questions contact Emelie Swackhamer directly at 610-489-4315.

To sign up to receive information from Penn State Extension, follow this link:

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 HERE.

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

In addition to accepting cash and checks for payments, the Borough of Macungie is now accepting credit card payments, in the office and online. Third party FEES will apply. Credit card payments will not be accepted over the telephone or for tax bills of any kind.

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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