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21 Locust Street / Macungie, Pa 18062 / 610-966-2503 / Fax: 610-966-2788
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In observation of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Borough Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, 27th, 2020. If you have an emergency during this time, dial 911 or contact the Macungie Police Department at (610) 966-2222.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day.

The Borough of Macungie is seeking a volunteers to fill a vacant position on the following Boards:

Planning Commission. For more information on the position and the Planning Commission board, please visit our website at

Water Authority. For more information on the position and the Water Authority board, please visit our class="item link">website at

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest to the Borough of Macungie, 21 Locust Street, Macungie, PA 18062 or via email to

The Borough has contracted with EMI for leaf collection. There will be no change in the collection procedure. Leaves will be collected curbside during the following weeks (The work schedule can change due to weather.):

- November 02-06;
- November 09-13;
- November 16-20; and
- November 23-27.

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 on Monday 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.

The Borough also encourages you to drop off 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 Borough of Emmaus or Lower Macungie Township Yard Waste Pass to take leaves to their compost site.

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

Free COMMUNITY MEAL Drive-up or Walk-up take-out meals on Friday, December 11, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in church’s rear parking lot.
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Free FOOD CUPBOARD GIVEAWAY on Friday, November 27 and December 18, 2020 from 2:30-5:00 p.m. (Pick out free grocery items.)

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.

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute is offering scholarship programs to qualified candidates who live in Lehigh County (except Allentown and Bethlehem residents) in high-demand fields. For more information, click on the flyer(s) below:
- Scholarship Program Overview
- CDL and Heavy Equipment
- COVID-19 Hardship

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following events have officially been cancelled:
- Thanksgiving Sunrise Service and Annual Sheeprock Trek on 11/26/2020
- Tree Lighting Ceremony at Flower Park 12/01/2020

For more information, contact Macungie Memorial Park at (610) 966-4289 or visit their website.

Other Closures in in the Borough:
- Closet of Hope at New Covenant Christian Community Church (NC4), is closed to the public and is not collecting donations.

For more information, contact the church at 610-966-2382 or visit their website.

Due to safety concerns, the Hickory Street Bridge has been closed until further notice.

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, avoiding discretionary travel; not meeting in groups larger than twenty-five 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 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

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

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.

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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