LMT Announcements During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
Lower Macungie Township continues to monitor the constantly evolving COVID-19 and will update information on changes to township functions. We thank everyone for your patience. Stay safe!
Updated August 6,2020 9:11am.
Please know that the Township Building is closed until further notice due to flooding. Staff will be relocating to the Community Center on Wednesday, August 5th. We will be using the rear entrance of the Community Center. Please follow the signs thru the Community Center parking lot to the rear entrance for all Township business. We will make every effort to continue with all services needed for our residents, but ask that you bear with us as we transition between buildings.
If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to call or email us. Info@lowermac.com or 610-966-4343
Thank you in advance for your understanding and we apologize for an inconvenience.
As of Monday, July 6th, Lower Macungie Community Center will be open to the general public while following CDC guidelines for the safety of our employees and of our residents. Social distancing measures are in place and it is necessary that visitors wear facemasks inside our building. The safety of our employees and visitors are important to us. Staff will be unable to assist those visitors not wearing masks.
We will be open Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm. No public restrooms available. We will offer facility rentals, gym rentals and Tuesday morning “Walk & Talk” for adults from 8:00am – 10:00am. Access to the gym for “Walk & Talk” will be through the entrance of the new wing (left side of building).
The recreation department has several weeklong camps that will be offered for children. Please note that extra safety measures will be taken to ensure that guidelines required by the State and CDC are followed, including but not limited to wiping down of all surfaces and items. Participants will not be permitted to share materials in camps. Before entering the building, staff and class participants will have their temperature taken and be asked to use hand sanitizer before entering, as well as answer a few questions. Instructor will wear face mask or shield. No parents will be permitted into the classroom. Thank you for helping us to keep your children safe.
No free open gym (all basketball, volleyball and Saturday family sessions) at this time.
Further updates will be posted on Facebook and on this page.
Yard Waste Center
Open normal hours:
JUNE 1st - OCTOBER 31st M-W-F-S 9AM - 7PM & SUN. Noon - 7PM
(Holiday closures: 7/3, 7/4, 9/7, 10/12)
CLOSED EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY & ALL TOWNSHIP HOLIDAYS
Permits (Residential and Commercial)
The Planning Department will continue to accept regular submissions, as required by law; however, a waiver of project extension until October 1st, 2020 is firmly requested. All other future Planning Commission meetings shall remain regularly scheduled, any cancellations will be posted on the township website.
Real Estate Tax Office
The Tax Office is open with regular business hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm. Mask required.
Please see the Tax Collector web page for payment and contact information.
Earned Income Tax
Berkheimer has determined that it would be in the best interest to extend the local filing due date to July 15, 2020, matching the State Federal requirement. For complete details, forms and e-file, please visit Berkheimer's website.
Utility Payments (Trash & Sewer)
Multiple options for making a payment:
- We are open, in person payments with cash are accepted (No change given), check or credit card (American Express is not accepted).
- By mail: Lower Macungie Township, 3400 Brookside Road, Macungie, PA. NO CASH PLEASE.
- Drop Box: You may leave your payment in the drop box by the front door of the Township Offices at any time. NO CASH PLEASE.
- Online: The Easiest Way to Pay Your Utility Bill! Our online bill payment option saves you time and gives you more flexibility in how you pay your utility bill. If you have an internet connection and an e-mail address, you can now pay your utility bill online. It’s fast, it’s easy, and you no longer have to write a check each quarter or find a stamp when it’s time to send in your payment. See our Utility Billing web page on how it works and to sign up.
- Phone: Call the Township at 610-966-4343 and we can apply a payment from your checking account, credit card or debit card (American Express not accepted).
Parks & Playgrounds
All parks are now open, please follow CDC distancing guidelines.
Walking trails are all open.
The pump park is open.
Public restrooms remain closed. On July 6th Creamery Park, Wild Cherry Park, and the restrooms in the bottom of the barn at Camp Olympic Park will open. The restrooms that are open will be cleaned on a regular basis, however, there will not be hand soap or paper towels available. Please plan on bringing proper personal sanitizers to the park with you.
The portable toilets in the parks have been placed by outside organizations using the sports fields and not by the township. Please refrain from using these facilities since the township does not pay for nor sanitize these facilities.
A limited number of trash cans will placed in the larger parks in strategic locations. We ask that all residents follow our carry in-carry out policy to help reduce the amount of waste that our limited staff has to collect.
Park equipment is not being sanitized so please exercise caution. Parents and/or individuals must look after themselves and follow social distancing guidelines when using these facilities.
Regular Trash and Recycling: Collection will continue as scheduled.
We are contracted to request one (1) bulk item per week. Bulk item examples would be love seat, flattened-bundled cardboard, armchair, mattress & boxspring set, etc. Please complete the form below.
If you have a bulk item to be picked up, please use the trash and recyling contact form to request a bulk item collection.
Curbside Yard Waste collection will start on April 6th and continue for a total of 12 weeks. See our Curbside Collection Calendar of scheduled weeks.
HHW & Electronics Collections can be scheduled online at WMAtYourDoor.com or by calling them at 800-449-7587.
Events and Programs
All events and programs that were scheduled between March 16th and thru the end of June are cancelled. All events and programs that are rescheduled will be posted on lowermac.com and Facebook, and if time allows, in the Township's newsletter.
4/27/20: Lower Macungie Township’s pool will not open for the summer 2020 season. Due to major repairs needed on the pool, the COVID-19 restrictions on construction/repair businesses, as well as limitations and guidelines for pool operation, we will not be able to open for the season. Thank you for understanding this difficult decision that we were forced to make under these unusual circumstances. We wish you good health and a wonderful summer.
Playground Program Cancellation Notice
6/2/20: Unfortunately, Lower Macungie Township will not be offering the Summer Playground Program for the summer 2020 season. Our programing promotes hands on participation and activities that can’t be accomplished with social distancing measures. Due to the restrictions in place upon us by the State and the CDC, we are prohibited from offering this program to our residents in a safe (but still fun) way. We were hopeful that we would be able to offer the program in some way; however, the safety of our staff and our residents is our top priority. After reviewing the most recent updates yesterday, the decision has been made to cancel the program for 2020. Thank you for understanding this difficult decision that we were forced to make under these unusual circumstances. We wish everyone good health and a wonderful summer. We will miss seeing all the smiling faces this summer and hope that everyone is able to return in 2021!