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Tatamy Borough News
Small female pomeranian by the name of Angel , missing since 8-14-16. If seen or found please contact Josh at 484-903-3872.

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Efective Immediately No Dumping at the Burn Pile behind the Fire Company by order of the Tatamy Volunteer Fire Co. due to the illegal dumping of debris and harmful materials. Tatamy residents are allowed 5 bags/ bundels of yard waste per week, with the regular garbage pick up.

The 23rd Annual Car Show will be held on the rain date- Sunday, September 11 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Join us for a day of great cars, food, music,tricky tray,& fun while supporting the Tatamy Historical Society & the Tatamy Volunteer Fire Co. For more info click HERE.

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TATAMY BOROUGH WILL RECEIVE SEALED BIDS FOR THE COLLECTION OF RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE AND RECYCLING MATERIALS FOR APPROXIMATELY 439 BOROUGH DWELLINGS BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2017 AND FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE (5) YEARS. BIDS SHALL BE UPON FORMS FURNISHED BY THE BOROUGH AND MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A CERTIFIED CHECK OR BID BOND MADE PAYABLE TO THE BOROUGH OF TATAMY IN THE AMOUNT EQUAL TO TEN (10%) PERCENT OF THE TOTAL BID AMOUNT. BIDS SHALL BE SUBMITTED SEALED AND CLEARLY MARKED "RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION". THE BOROUGH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS OR PORTIONS THEREOF. SPECIFICATIONS, PROPOSAL FORMS, AND CONTRACT DOCUMENTS MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING DEANNE WERKHIESER, BOROUGH SECRETARY AT TATAMY BOROUGH MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 423 BROAD STREET, TATAMY, PENNSYLVANIA, 18085, TELEPHONE (610) 252-7123. ALL BIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 2:00 P.M. TATAMY BOROUGH MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 423 BROAD STREET, TATAMY, PENNSYLVANIA, 18085. ALL BIDS WILL BE PUBLICLY OPENED AND READ ALOUD AT THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE TATAMY BOROUGH COUNCIL SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 AT 7:30 P.M. SEND/DELIVER SEALED BID FORM AND BID SECURITY TO: DEANNE WERKHIESER, BOROUGH SECRETARY AT TATAMY BOROUGH MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 423 BROAD STREET, PO BOX 218, TATAMY, PENNSYLVANIA, 18085. For a copy of the bid documents click HERE. For a copy of the tonage reports click HERE.

Nazareth Area School District calendar for the 2016- 2017 school year. To download the calendar click HERE.

The Tatamy Police will be offering Safe dispose of your unused, unwanted, or expired medications. Any on duty Police Officer can accept the medications. please see the list of accepted and unacceptable items below. Call the Police Department at 610-252-2260 for more information.

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Listed below is the address of Keystone’s new Northampton County office and hours effective July 1, 2016. Keystone would like to thank you for your understanding during this transition.
Black River Plaza
3606 Route 378 Suite A
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
888-519-3897
Rose Harr, Vice President, Client Relations
546 Wendel Road Irwin, PA 15642
(724) 978-0317 Direct www.keystonecollects.com

The Tatamy Borough Sewer Authority announces changes in billing, payments, outside water meter loans, and purchase process. Effective immediately, sewer payments will no longer be accepted at the Borough Office. Payments can be mailed to Tatamy Borough Sewer Authority PO Box 506 Tatamy, PA 18085-0506 or dropped into the payment box located at 35 South 7th Street. Letters were mailed with the current bill containing all of the new guidelines.

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In 1982 the Tatamy Historical Society was formed by William Carling, Joanne Wagner and Nancy Werkheiser. The Archives opened in June of 1993 to commemorate Tatamy's Centennial. Much of Tatamy's history is preserved in the form of pictures, newspapers, scrapbooks, clothing, furnishings and other memorabilia.

A one of a kind Tatamy Centennial Quilt is among the many displays. Other areas of interest include the following exhibits - Military, Tatamy Athletic Association, Tatamy Fire Company and Tatamy School, just to name a few.

All are invited to come explore the history of Tatamy. Admission is free. Contributions are always welcome.

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Tatamy Borough has ordinances pertaining to grass and weeds. 19- 1958 and 53-1968- known as the Grass and Weed Ordinances requires all citizens and businesses to keep grass cut below 6 inches. Cut grass is not to be put in the street. Please, do not blow clippings into the streets. This clogs the gutters. Thank you! Removal of clippings is the property owner's responsibility.

Moving permits are required for those moving into and out of Tatamy. The cost is $5.00 and can be obtained at the Borough office. This permit is valuable to you especially for tax purposes and to the Borough.

Junk Vehicle Ordinances 188-2000 (which repealed 45-1967)and 244-2007 (amending sections 5 and 13 of 188-2000) prohibiting the storage of motor vehicles upon any street or alley or on private property for more than 7 days that does not display current license plate and/or current registration sticker and current emissions sticker (where required by law); is not in operating condition; or is a junk vehicle.

Sidewalk ordinance 20-1924. Sidewalks and gutters must be cleared within 24 hours. In the event of ice, sand or salt should be applied. Please DO NOT place snow / ice in roads, on sidewalks or next to fire hydrants. Any help in keeping the fire hydrants cleared and accessible is greatly appreciated!

The following streets are designated Snow routes:
7th, Broad, Chief Tatamy, High, Main, Prospect, Shelley, and Trisha Streets, Alexus, Bridgette, Fern, and Mill Brook Courts and Mill Race Dr.

Please move your vehicles from these streets when a Snow Emergency is called. All vehicles will be towed at owners expense if they are not moved.



Welcome

Tatamy Borough is located in Northampton County and is approximately 1/2 mile square. It is surrounded by Palmer Township to the south, Nazareth Borough to the west, Stockertown to the north, and Forks Township to the east. The 2010 census put Tatamy's population at 1203. There are just under 450 residences in the Borough. Tatamy is home to 14 businesses, 2 churches and a Masonic lodge. Borough children attend the Nazareth Area School District.

The Borough of Tatamy takes its name from Moses Tunda Tatamy, a noted Lenni Lenape Native American who owned 315 acres of land northeast of Tatamy. He was born around 1695 in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Tatamy was

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given his land from the Penn family for his services to them as a messenger & interpreter. In 1745 Tatamy was the first Native American baptized by David Brainerd.

The background & history of Tatamy is interwoven with the generations of the Messinger family that owned, occupied, & helped the area develop into a community. In 1771 Michael Messinger Sr. Bought 500 acres of land that includes present day Tatamy. In spring of 1893, having become a fair-sized village, citizens of the town met to discuss separation from Palmer Township & incorporate into an independent borough. They were Samuel S Lerch, Ellen C Messinger, JA Happel, Martin Werkheiser, Amzie F Titus, Samuel A Messinger, Edwin Babp, Jacob Hagley, G Frank Messinger, JM Stecker, CS Messinger, & Milton Johnson. The petition was addressed to the court on April 10, 1893. April 13, 1893 the Grand Jury recommended the petition be granted. Judge HJ Reeder granted the Decree of Incorporations on June 12, 1893.

Tatamy is a small community that values its past, strives to create a worthwhile future, making the present a place people want to be part of.

We hope that you find everything you are looking for. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance to you.


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