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October 15, 2014

Unfortunately due to business and vacation schedules there will not be a quorum for this evening’s (October 15, 2014) Planning Commission Meeting.

Therefore the scheduled meeting for tonight is canceled.  The next meeting is scheduled for November 19th at 7:00pm.

The review letters have been forwarded to the Engineering firms.  If there are engineering items that are addressed prior to the next meeting, please resubmit them to the Township three weeks prior to the meeting which is October 29th.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

David Etowski, Chairman
Upper Macungie Township Planning Commission



Less than 3 weeks to go….Are you ready?  On your Mark, Get set, GO!  Hope to see you at Lone Lane Park November 2nd!

Click here for the Registration Form or click here for more information.


BartoberfestThanks to everyone who helped make Barktoberfest a howling good time despite the rain date complications!  Check us out on Facebook for all the great pictures! Here are the Pet Parade Costume Contest winners…

1st place2nd place3rd placeBest groupHonorable Mention   scarecrow________________________________________

Employment LogoSEWER AUTHORITY MANAGER—The Upper Macungie Township Sewer Authority seeks an experienced leader to serve as its Authority Manager, who will manage all administrative and financial technical operations. The Authority owns and operates a collection system of 120 miles, with 3000 manholes, and 6 pump stations with an average flow of 5,800,000 GPD.  The total budget is $7 million per year with 11 employees including 6 crew members responsible for system maintenance. In 2000 the township population was 22,000.

The UMTSA is a customer of the Lehigh County Authority, which owns and is responsible for the major interceptor lines, a 5.75 MGD pre-treatment plant and a 40 MGD treatment plant located in Allentown. The main treatment plant itself handles the treatment requirements for 14 municipalities. The Authority has 7000 residential customers and 360 commercial/industrial customers including large factories and other heavy sewer users. The Authority has a very pro-active program to combat inflow and infiltration problems with the collection system being in excellent physical condition.   The Authority will also be responsible for administering the Pennsylvania Sewerage Facilities Act 537 governing 775 on-site sewer systems.  The Authority has a monthly/quarterly billing cycle. The Authority is also in good financial condition with no outstanding debt.

The Manager will report to the sewer authority executive director/township manager.  The authority is governed by a five-member Authority Board appointed by the Township Board of Supervisors.  Candidates should have management experience, leadership skills, financial/budget experience and skills including knowledge of modern billing practices; as well as technical knowledge of sewer collection systems.  Wastewater treatment plant experience is not required but desirable; public sector experience is preferred, but not required.  An engineering degree is highly preferred, but will consider relevant experience in all facets of the operations. Salary $65-80,000 with excellent employer-paid benefits; actual salary to be based on experience/qualifications. Send cover letter, resume, list of accomplishments, employment references, and salary expectation to Greta Slifer, Human Resources Coordinator at gslifer@uppermac.org. Deadline is noon on October 17, 2014.  EOE.



Notice is hereby given that the October meeting of the Upper Macungie Township Recreation Board will be held at Independent Park, 150 Independent Road, Breinigsville, PA   18031, on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 7:00 PM.

Kathy A. Rader
Upper Macungie Township
Board of Supervisors



Notice is hereby given that there will be a special joint meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Upper Macungie Township and the Board of Commissioners of South Whitehall Township on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 6:30 PM, in the Upper Macungie Township building 8330 Schantz Road, Breinigsville, PA   18031. The agenda item concerning both townships will be to discuss the acquisition of an Incident Command Vehicle.

Kathy A. Rader
Upper Macungie Township
Board of Supervisors


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Scan0003Good communication is the foundation of any relationship. In our ongoing quest to foster consistent, informative communication with all of Upper Macungie Township’s citizens and businesses, the township leaders produce a newsletter on a regular basis. The Upper Macungie Township News is mailed to all residents with additional copies available at the Township Building on Schantz Road. You can expect to receive your newsletter shortly.

Current and past copies of the Newsletter are posted here along with other news that may be important to our citizens. Check them out now or click here for the 2014 Fall edition!


Summer Discount tickets have been returned.  Please check back in December for Ski Lift Tickets.


busPUBLIC NOTICE: Upper Macungie Township Police Department Now Accepting Nominations for OPERATION SAFE STOP 2014-2015 School Year. Click here for more information.



For your convenience, Upper Macungie Township provides property owners with the means to properly dispose of their leaves and yard wastes. Our Yard Waste Drop off site is located at the corner of Schantz & Grim Road in Breinigsville. Effective tomorrow, August 2nd, it will close at 5pm on weekends. The new hours are Monday & Friday 7am-7pm, Tuesday-Thursday 3-7pm and Saturday & Sundays 9am-5pm.

The Winter hours will go into effect in November 3rd:



HAAS Bridge on Hickory Lane is closed until further notice. It crosses over the Hassen Creek just before intersecting with Hassadahl Road.


hunteror click here for the link to register.



And as an added benefit to our residents, Upper Macungie Township Police has prepared an annual report…click here to view your copy.

“On behalf of Upper Macungie Township, it is my privilege to present the Upper Macungie Township Police Department’s first Annual Report” Chief Edgardo A. Colon, “We thank you, the residents, for enabling us to protect and serve you and your family.”

Take pride in your police departments accomplishments, just as we do!

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Schantz Road is closed between Arrowhead Lane/Twin Ponds to Adams Road/Tillage Road. The PennDOT road project has an anticipated completion date in July 2015 and will involve the removal of the “S-curve”. This will make for a very challenging 15 months. 

Click here for Streets-Traffic page with Detour Maps.


A new phone system has been installed.  There are many different features of this new system; notably, you will be able to leave voice messages directly to our staff/departments. There will be a recording prior to your call being answered and you can dial your parties extension at that time to be transferred immediately to that extension. For a list of extensions, click here

Of particular importance, you will have to press “0″ during off hours to speak to a “live operator” through our answering service. 


UMTPD has a new Community Events page….be sure to check it out!

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Copy of umtAUTHORITYlogoDid you know that Upper Macungie Township Authority has it’s own phone number?  Please call (610) 398-9171 for sewer, recycling, refuse containers and authority bills.Waste Management is our new trash collector.  All complaints or missed pickups should be directed to Waste Management at 1-800-869-5566.


parks brochure picWe have a new Parks Brochure! Stop into the municipal building for your copy or click here for the PDF.


Upper Macungie Township’s Dramatic New Venue for Family & Corporate Occasions! Located on 25 rolling acres just off Schantz Rd and Rt 222, this newly refurbished center ensures a fashionable flair for your next event!


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