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The Macungie Institute Facility Manager (MI Manager) is a part-time, hourly position requiring flexibility in working hours including evenings, weekends and holidays. The MI Manager serves as the Macungie Institute building representative for the Borough of Macungie. Primary duties include promoting the Macungie institute for usage and revenue generation, coordinating and scheduling rentals and special events, monitoring revenues and expenditures, preparing reports, administering various contracts and leases, participating in budget development and administration and ensuring compliance with all applicable policies, procedures and regulations. Duties are varied and require independence, good judgment and analytical thinking. The MI Manager works under the general supervision of the Macungie Borough Manager

The ideal candidate will possess a strong knowledge of media and marketing techniques, finance and budgeting procedures, community resources, and general office procedures. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to coordinate and facilitate special events and activities for all age groups, community groups, businesses, non-profit organizations; work independently; lead and direct the work of others; adapt to changing priorities and multiple demands and make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.

For the complete Job Description, Application directions and form, please click HERE.

Macungie Borough is accepting Letters of Interest from Borough residents interested in serving on the Water Authority Board to fill a vacant position. The deadline for submission is May 6, 2024, at 4:00 pm. Interested persons must have lived in the Borough limits for at least one year before this appointment.

John Brown
Borough Manager

In preparation for rebuilding Church Street (Partial funding provided by PADOT), sidewalks and curbs need to be repaired to meet Borough Code. Below is some information to help you better understand the process.

1. Inspections will be happening in May and June of 2023 2. Letters indicating repairs will be going to homeowners between May and September

3. ALL inspections and letters are handled by the Borough Engineering Firm (BIA)

4. Letters will arrive in the mail and include drawings and pictures of the items needing repairs.

5. Repairs are the property owner’s responsibility.

6. Borough Hall does NOT provide letters or handle questions on the repairs.

7. All questions and meetings on the needed repairs will be handled by the Borough engineer after you receive the letter from the engineering firm.

8. Included in the letter will be instructions on how to appeal.

9. ALL appeals are heard by the Planning Commission, which makes a recommendation to the council.

10. The Borough Council will make the final determination on each appeal.

11. The repair deadline is normally 6 months from the day the letter is mailed, to provide the property owner extra time it was extended to June 2024.

12. Repair completion will be tracked by the engineering firm.


Macungie Borough, PA is seeking a dedicated and responsible individual who will perform a broad scope of administrative and financial duties pertaining to the day to day operations ofthe Borough. This requires a blend ofskill and demeanor to frequently interface with the public while performing complex financial and administrative duties with proficiency and precision. Responsibilities include handling Accounts Receivable & Payable; preparing payroll for 3rd party vendor; utility billing; doing monthly reconciliations of all bank accounts; help prepare annual budget; providing effective and efficient customer service to Borough citizens and other constituents; receiving and transmitting public requests, complaints and information to appropriate staff and Council/Mayor; answering telephones; provide information and assistance to the public, including answering their questions, directing them to the appropriate person, researching records and/or transmitting messages to Borough staff and officials. This position also requires assisting in managing the administrative detail ofthe Borough office and shared accountability for the provision of consistent, high quality service. QuickBooks used. Union position. EOE. For the complete job description, please click HERE

Resources are out there to help with financial difficulties. Pleas visit PA211.ORG for more information.

The Borough of Macungie Council meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month, except for January 2, February 20, July 3, July 17 and September 4. The council will meet Tuesdays, January 3, February 21, Mondays July 10 and 24, and Tuesday September 5. Borough Council meetings are held in the Auditorium at the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main Street, Macungie, PA, unless otherwise advertised.

Macungie Borough Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month when there are applications before the Commission.

Macungie Borough Authority meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month as needed at the call of the Chair.

The Zoning Hearing Board meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, when there are appeals before the Board.

All interested parties are invited to attend.

John A. Brown
Borough Manager

In September Borough Council awarded a new Refuse/Recycling contract to the lowest competitive bidder, Whitetail Disposal of Perkiomenville, PA, for a 3-year term with the option for 2 – 1-year extensions for once-a-week collection starting November 1, 2022. The 3-year contract bid price was $1,744,062. With the start of the new contract, the monthly refuse and recycle collection rate per household will increase to $43.75. The Refuse and Recycling industry is experiencing significant inflationary increases in labor, diesel fuel and equipment costs which is reflected in the higher rate cost of refuse and recycle collection.

You can view the upcoming events at the Macungie Institute by clicking HERE

For more information on the West Nile virus please click HERE

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP compost site passes are now available at the Borough of Macungie for a cost of $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).

BOROUGH OF EMMAUS 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, including their hours of operation, click here or contact Emmaus Borough at (610) 965-9292 or visit their website at

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.

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 (SMART911).

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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