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The untimely death of Township Supervisor Samir P. Ashmar has left a vacancy on the Board.  If anyone is interest in being considered for the appointment to the vacant seat, please submit:  your resume; statement of intent of why you would like to be considered; the number of Township meetings you have attended in the last year, i.e., Board of Supervisors, Zoning Hearing Board, Planning Commission, Recreation Board, and/or Sewer Authority; and, political party affiliation.  The deadline for submission is Tuesday, December 2nd and must be sent by e-mail to Daniel Olpere, Township Manager, at dolpere@uppermac.org.  By law, the applicant must be an elector of the Township and has resided in the township continuously for at least one year prior to appointment.

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DUE TO THE PASSING OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VICE CHAIRMAN SAMIR P. ASHMAR THE UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUILDING AND PUBLIC WORKS WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH.

1Upper Macungie Township’s Samir “Sam” P. Ashmar, Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors died suddenly Thursday evening, November 20, 2014. Administration and staff wish to extend their deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy.

Sam Ashmar was a great leader, an exceptional man, a devoted husband and father, a dedicated Fire Marshal and a true friend to many. Our prayers are with the family, his beloved wife Sharon, cherished children, Makala and Joshua as well Station 56 and the entire Upper Macungie Township community. Our admiration for his many accomplishments is enduring. We all will miss you dearly and thank you for your service to our Township. Rest well our friend.

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Off Leash Area at Rt. 100 Park
1625 North Route 100, Fogelsville, PA 18051

UPDATE:
Due to the popularity of RT 100 Dog Park and excessive wear and tear, the large fenced area is closed.  Currently, only the small fenced area is open to all dogs.

Enter at your own risk. 

We are also in the planning stages of opening another Dog Park at Grange Park to meet the needs of the growing demand.

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Waste Management will operate on a one day delay starting November 27th.

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Discount Ski Tickets will be available soon!    Click here for more information.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

CONSULTING SERVICES FOR REVIEW AND STUDY OF MUNICIPAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY(IES) SERVICES.

Sealed bids to furnish Proposals to perform a Review and Study of Municipal Volunteer Fire Company(ies) Services, will be received until 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 15, 2014, by Upper Macungie Township in the office of Mr. Grant Grim, Fire Commissioner, Upper Macungie Township, 8330 Schantz Road, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.Copies of the the Proposal Documents and complete specifications may be obtained from the office of Upper Macungie Township beginning immediately between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Information can also be obtained at www.uppermac.org or download a copy here. The Board of Supervisors of Upper Macungie Township reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to accept the Proposal which is in the best interest of Upper Macungie Township, as more fully set forth in the Request for Proposals.

James M. Brunell
Upper Macungie Township
Board of Supervisors,
Chairman

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SPLASH

 GRANGE PARK WILL HAVE A SPLASH PARK!

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We are happy to announce we received the grant from DCNR and we will be constructing a Splash Park at Grange Park!  Stay posted for future developments!

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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.

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

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Employment LogoSEWER AUTHORITY ADMINISTRATOR (OFFICE MANAGER) – Upper Macungie Township is seeking an experienced office administrator with an accounting background and proven leadership, communication and analytical skills. This position is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, billings, audits, spreadsheets, and reports. This position is also responsible for managing and setting up new accounts for customers and new construction and conduct yearly water flow audits.  Must be able to interact politely and professionally with companies and residents over the phone and in person. Ideal candidate should have good oral, written and organizational skills, possess attention to detail, proficiency with systems and technology, MS Office with the capability of doing spreadsheets, and be able to work in a team environment. Helpful additional skills will include basic knowledge of municipal authority process and IT experience is desired, but not required. Applicants should send resume/application, employment references & salary expectations to UMT, attn.: Greta Slifer, Human Resources Coordinator., 8330 Schantz Rd., Breinigsville, PA 18031 or email: gslifer@uppermac.org by December 1, 2014. EOE.  Excellent benefits.

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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!

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

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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

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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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