3400 Brookside Rd., Macungie 18062 | 610-966-4343
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Board of Commissioners

Top Row: Beitler, Ronald W., Beitler, Ronald R.     
Bottom Row: Higgins, Brown, Ward    
     
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Douglas H. Brown, President .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Term Expires 12/31/2019
Ronald W. Beitler, Vice President .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)   Term Expires 12/31/2017
Brian P. Higgins, Member .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  Term Expires 12/31/2017
Ronald R. Beitler, Member .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  Term Expires 12/31/2019
Richard V. Ward, Memberr .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  Term Expires 12/31/2017
     
The Board of Commissioners meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Lower Macungie Township Municipal Building, 3400 Brookside Road, Macungie, PA, 18062.
 
Meeting Rules - Addendum BOC Mtg. Rules | Agendas/Minutes 
 
Campaign Finance Reporting, Including Statements of Financial Interest

Committees of the Board of Commissioners

Board of Commissioners Committee Meetings are held as needed. All meetings are held at the Township Building, 3400 Brookside Road, Macungie, PA.

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE,  3rd Thurs. of month at 6:15 PM. Click here for Agenda
PUBLIC WORKS - ROADS & SEWERS COMMITTEE,  4th Mon. of the month at 7:00 PM.  Click here for Agenda.
PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS & FACILITIES COMMITTEE, 3rd Mon. of the month at 7:00 PM.  Click here for Agenda.
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE, 1st Thurs. of month at 6:15 PM.  Click here for Agenda 
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE, 1st Wed. of month at 4:30 PM. Click here for Agenda

The President shall appoint two Commissioners, one Chair and one member, to each of the Committees of the Board.  Such appointments shall be affirmed by a majority of the Board of Commissioners.  Terms shall be for two years commencing with the second meeting in January of the year following a municipal election year, unless changed by the President with consent of a majority of the Board of Commissioners.

General Administration Committee: (D. Brown-Chair, B. Higgins)

The General Administration Committee has oversight over the Township Manager, his/her activities and functions, personnel of the central administrative offices of Lower Macungie Township, and all matters pertaining to the conduct and procedures of Board of Commissioners.  The following Boards and Commissions report to the General Administration Committees:  Vacancy Board, Pension Committee, Workers Safety Committee, Library Board*, Public Safety Commission, Emergency Management.

Public Works - Parks & Facilities Committee: (B. Higgins-Chair, Ron R. Beitler)

The Parks and Facilities Committee shall have operational control of all grounds and buildings used for public and recreational purposes.  Township recreation programs shall be under direction of this Committee, which shall also coordinate other recreational programs having use of Township facilities.  The following Boards and Commissions report to the Parks and Facilities Committee: Parks and Recreation Board and the Historical Commission.

Planning and Zoning Committee: (Ronald W. Beitler-Chair, D. Brown)

The Planning and Zoning Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending updates to the Lower Macungie Township Comprehensive Plan, Zoning and Land Use Ordinance, Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO), Official Zoning Map, and Property Maintenance Code.  The Committee shall review findings of the Planning Commission and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners on such findings.  The following Boards and Commissions report to the Planning and Zoning Committee: Planning Commission, Building Code Board of Appeals, Environmental Advisory Council, Zoning Hearing Board*, Traffic Impact Advisory Committee*.

Budget and Finance Committee: (Richard V. Ward-Chair, Ronald W. Beitler)

The Budget and Finance Committee has oversight responsibility for the preparation, presentation, revisions and completion of the annual budget, estimate of revenues and expenditures for each ensuing year, and for compliance with mandatory submissions to the Department of Community and Economic Development in accordance with procedures established by the Pennsylvania First Class Township Code. The Committee recommends the rate of tax or taxes required to be levied to meet the proposed expenditures. The Committee also reviews all bills on the bill list submitted to the Board of Commissioner for approval and has oversight of spending in compliance with budgeted categories.  The following Boards and Commissions report to the Budget and Finance Committee:  Audit Advisory Committee.

Public Works - Roads & Sewers Committee: (Ron R. Beitler-Chair, Richard V. Ward)

The Roads and Sewer Committee shall have the responsibility for oversight of the roads, highways and sewer services of the Township. This Committee shall further have responsibility for the use and storage of highway supplies and all equipment purchased for highway use.   

*Note: The Zoning Hearing Board, Traffic Impact Fee Advisory Committee and Library Board are all legally sanctioned independent bodies.  The Board of Commissioners included them in these Committee descriptions for illustrative purposes only and to show that there is a tangential relationship.  It is the desire of the Board to encourage increased communications between these bodies on issues of mutual concern to the extent feasible and legal.