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  • 8330 Schantz Road, Breinigsville, Pa 18031
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MESSAGE ABOUT COVID-19

Upper Macungie Township continues to monitor the constantly evolving COVID-19 situation. This page will be updated regarding COVID-19 Resources, and Township-specific information as it becomes available.

Thank you Home Depot for your generous donation of Pandemic Supplies to the UMT Emergency Responders.

Last Updated: June 1, 2020 @ 2:15 p.m.

June 4, 2020 Board of Supervisors Meeting

The meeting will be held as scheduled; however, due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the seating capacity of the UMT Public Meeting Room will be limited in accordance with the Governor’s Directives and Social-Distancing Guidance. The meeting will also be live-streamed on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/UpperMacungieTownship/

You may submit comments via e-mail until 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting to info@uppermac.org – include your name and street address in the body of your e-mail. Comments will be summarized aloud during the meeting.

Click HERE for the draft agenda.


Possible Exposure, Cleaning & Disinfecting Tips- Businesses & homes:

If you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus- CALL your health care provider before visiting their office.

Hospital hotlines for phone screenings- to determine if you need a Coronavirus test:

COVID- 19 General Virus Information:

Referral Resources for Lehigh County Residents: Dial 211 (Pennsylvania 211 East)

  • (4/9/20)Pennsylvania 211 East is a free, confidential, non-emergency, comprehensive information and referral service that connects Lehigh County residents with the health and human services they need. DIAL 211 to get connected to resources regarding: 
    • Clothing, Food and Housing/Shelter resources
    • Health Services
    • Aging Services
    • Counseling- general, Substance Abuse, General Support Groups

Resources for these services are detailed in this PDF. You can reach 211 by dialing 211 or (855) 567-5341 or visit their website at PA211East.org/Lehigh

Referral Resource for Eldercare

  • Eldercare Locator– a public service connecting elder Americans to services for older adults and their families maintained by ALC. The Eldercare Locator can be accessed here and via phone at 1-800-677-1116.
    • This service is information only. For Example: if someone calls regarding meal delivery, they would be referred to Lehigh County Meals on Wheels

Financial Relief Resources (Business & Personal):

  • Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is expected to offer loans that could assist businesses affected by COVID-19. Information will be posted to www.dced.pa.gov/resources as it becomes available.
  • The Strategic Early Warning Network- administered by the PA Department of Labor & Industry. Offers resources to help small and medium-sized business, including business planning resources and contingency planning, at www.steelvalley.org/coronavirus
  • The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry- has a webpage dedicated to helping businesses deal with coronavirus concerns at www.pachamber.org/coronavirus
  • Employees who are unable to work because of COVID-19- may be eligible for Unemployment Compensation or workers’ Compensation. The Department of Labor and Industry offers guidance to employees at www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19.aspx
  • Mortgage Relief – The primary “Investors/Insurers” have issued guidance to loan servicers (banks) on possible forbearance for homeowners who are experiencing financial hardships as a result of Coronavirus disease. Additionally, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has issued guidance addressing mortgages and banking. Please see the following links:
  • Price Gouging – PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro asks consumers who believe they’ve been victimized to email his office — pricegouging@attorneygeneral.gov — with the name and location of the store, the product, and the price. They can also send pictures.

Upper Macungie Township Municipal Information:

Thank you again to Home Depot for your generous donation of Pandemic Supplies to the UMT Emergency Responders.

Municipal Building

The Municipal Building is open, but access to the public is limited to the main entrance/foyer area. We will not be accepting any bill payments in person at this time (see below). Additional cleaning and disinfection will occur, especially on high-contact areas such as door handles, and hand sanitizer is available in all public spaces. Please do not come into the building unless necessary.

Tax Office

The Upper Macungie Township Tax Office is CLOSED until further notice. The Tax Collector’s phone number is 610-481-9191 – voice messages left at that number will be returned as soon as possible.

Sewer/Refuse Bills and Tax Payments

We are unable to accept any bill or tax payments in person at this time, but you have multiple options for making a payment:

  • For Sewer/Refuse Payments Only – online at www.uppermac.org/sewer-payments/
  • Mail a check or money order accompanying the payment stub to Upper Macungie Township, 8330 Schantz Rd, Breinigsville, PA 18031
  • Drop Box located outside the Sewer/Refuse/Tax Door between 7:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Please have your payment and payment stub inside an envelope.
  • After Hours Drop Box – a locked mailbox is located on the left side of the Township driveway as you enter the complex from Schantz Road.

**** Your check is your receipt. No physical receipts can be provided unless a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included with your payment.****

**** The Sewer/Refuse/Tax entrance and payment counter will remain closed until further notice.****

Yard Waste Drop-Off Site

Operating on normal schedule.

Parks, Playgrounds, and Pavilions

Upper Macungie Township parks are open for use; however, playground equipment is not being sanitized and the public is discouraged from using them. Athletic Fields are closed. Pavilion rentals are suspended until further notice. Public restroom facilities are closed until further notice.

Public Meetings

June 4, 2020 Board of Supervisors Meeting

The meeting will be held as scheduled; however, due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the seating capacity of the UMT Public Meeting Room will be limited in accordance with the Governor’s Directives and Social-Distancing Guidance. The meeting will also be live-streamed on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/UpperMacungieTownship/

You may submit comments via e-mail until 5:00 p.m. the day of the meeting to info@uppermac.org – include your name and street address in the body of your e-mail. Comments will be summarized aloud during the meeting.

Click HERE for the draft agenda.

All Public Meetings will occur as scheduled unless specifically mentioned above. The meeting room will be sanitized before and after each public meeting and hand sanitizer will be available for public use. In addition, should you feel uncomfortable attending the meeting in-person, comments can be submitted until 4 p.m. the day of the meeting via email to info@uppermac.org.

Meeting agendas will be posted at minimum three days prior to the meeting and can be found on our website here www.uppermac.org/agendas/

Trash Collection

Please note that Trash collection will continue as scheduled, however, Bulk Collection has been suspended until further notice. If you have any questions
regarding Trash or Bulk collection call the Township at 610-395-4892 and staff will attempt to answer your question as best as possible, or forward to Waste Management if necessary.

 

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