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About Us

This Council is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and is governed by Codified Ordinance §1.231-§1.238.

Meeting Schedule: 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00pm

The members, terms and term expirations are
  • 5 - 7 Members (1 of which is a Planning Commission member)
  • Term: 3 years (expiring the 1st Monday in January)
  • Members:
    Scott Alderfer - Chairman: term expires: 1/1/2016
    Chris Cope - Vice Chair: term expires: 1/1/2017
    John Fisher, Jr. - Secretary: term expires: 1/1/2015
    Christopher Sacchi - Member: term expires: 1/1/2016
    Jon Levin - Member: term expires: 1/1/2015
    Ken Palumbo - Member: term expires: 1/1/2017
    Marti Schwartz - Parks & Rec Rep.  
    George Doughty- Planning Commission Rep.  term expires: 1/1/2016
       
    Interested in volunteering -  Statement of Interest Form
Contact Us - eac@lowermac.com or click here



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Penn's Meadow Basin Naturalization Project Update

 
Attention Lower Macungie Nature Watchers…
 
Have you taken a stroll through the retrofitted Penn’s Meadow Stormwater Basin yet? You might remember the basin, located at the northeast corner of Sauerkraut and Willow Lanes, as it looked prior to 2010, with its concrete spillways and several acres of closely mowed grass. See picture below. 

In the Summer of 2010, however, with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the former basin was retrofitted with three different naturalized stormwater management structures, all of which empty into a small pond at the site.  These naturalized stormwater structures help to filter out pollutants from street runoff before they can discharge into the Little Lehigh Creek by means of an overflow structure. In the Fall of 2010, volunteers, planted 150 native, deciduous trees in the upland area to the immediate north of the new stormwater control structures. The trees species include sweet gum, river birch, American sycamore, red-osier dogwood, elderberry, black willow, and silver maple.  A recent check by the Pennsylvania district forester for our region found that an impressive 75 percent of those trees have survived their first two winters.
 
The Lower Macungie Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) has monitored the basin naturalization project since it’s initial planning stages. The site now features mulched walking paths. The EAC encourages Township residents to visit the site look for the various birds, butterflies, and other insects that have already made their homes in the newly created woodland, wetland, and meadow habitats.

                             
Penn’s Meadow Stormwater Basin, pre-2010   After Retrofit

                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                    
 

The current year and previous year minutes are posted on this website. All meeting minutes are available at the Township Building, 3400 Brookside Road, Macungie, PA 18062.
Agendas Minutes
October 20, 2014
September 15, 2014
August 18, 2014
July 21, 2014
June 16, 2014 June 16, 2014
May 19, 2014 May 19, 2014
April 21, 2014 April 21, 2014
March 17, 2014 March 17, 2014
January 20, 2014 January 20, 2014
December 16, 2013 December 12, 2013
November 18, 2013 November 18, 2013November 18, 2013
October 21, 2013 October 21, 2013
September 16, 2013 September 16, 2014
August 19, 2013 August 19, 2013
July 15, 2013 July 15, 2013
June 17, 2013 June 17, 2013
May 20, 2013 May 20, 2013
April 15, 2013 April 15, 2013
April 1, 2013 April 1, 2013
March 18, 2013 No Meeting
February 18, 2013 February 18, 2013
January 21, 2013 January 21, 2013
December 10, 2012 December 10, 2012
November 12, 2012 November 12, 2012
October 8, 2012 October 8, 2012
September 10, 2012 September 10, 2012
August 13, 2012 August 13, 2012
July 9, 2012 July 9, 2012
June 11, 2012 June 11, 2012
May 14, 2012 May 14, 2012
April 9, 2012 April 9, 2012
March 12, 2012 March 12, 2012
February 13, 2012 February 13, 2012
January 9, 2012 January 9, 2012
December 12, 2011 December 12, 2011
November 14, 2011 November 14, 2011
October 14, 2011 October 14, 2011
September 12, 2011 September 12, 2011
August 8, 2011 August 8, 2011
July 11, 2011 July 11, 2011
June 13, 2011 June 13, 2011
May 9, 2011 May 9, 2011
April 11, 2011 April 11, 2011
March 15, 2011 March 15, 2011
February 7, 2011 February 7, 2011
January 10, 2011 January 10, 2011
December 13, 2010 December 13, 2010
November 8, 2010 November 8, 2010
October 11, 2010 October 11, 2010
September 13, 2010 September 13, 2010
August 9, 2010 August 9, 2010
July 7, 2010 July 7, 2010
June 14, 2010 June 14, 2010
May 10, 2010 May 10, 2010
April 12, 2010 April 12, 2010
March 8, 2010 March 8, 2010
February 22, 2010 February 22, 2010
January 11, 2010 January 11, 2010