Board of Commissioners

BOCRegular Meetings

  • 6 pm
  • 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
  • Municipal Building
    3400 Brookside Road
    Macungie, PA, 18062

Meeting Rules

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  • Brian P. Higgins, President
    Term expires: December 31, 2025
  • Richard V. Ward, Vice President
    Term expires: December 31, 2025
  • Ronald R. Beitler
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • Brian L. Shoemaker
    Term expires: December 31, 2025
  • Maury G. Robert
    Term expires: December 31, 2023

Committees of the Board of Commissioners

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.

Board of Commissioners committee meetings are held as needed at the Township Building. No committee meetings are currently scheduled. Workshops are held instead on the 4th Monday of each month, as needed, at 6 pm.

Budget & Finance Committee

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.

General Administration Committee

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:

  • Emergency Management
  • Library Board (see Independent Bodies Note)
  • Pension Committee
  • Public Safety Advisory Committee
  • Vacancy Board
  • Workers Safety Committee

Parks & Facilities Committee

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 Advisory Committee and the Historical Commission.

Planning & Zoning Committee

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
  • Property Maintenance Code

The Planning and Zoning 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:

  • Building Code Board of Appeals
  • Environmental Advisory Council
  • Planning Commission
  • Traffic Impact Advisory Committee (see Independent Bodies Note)
  • Zoning Hearing Board (see Independent Bodies Note)

Roads & Sewers Committee

The Roads and Sewers 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.

Independent Bodies 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.