423 Broad Street
P.O. Box 218
Tatamy, PA 18085

Tatamy News

Your Nazareth Area School District taxes are due today. You must either drop off your 1st installment (to pay by installments) or your full payment (to qualify for discount) no later than 4:45 pm at the Tatamy Borough Municipal Office for pickup by the Tax Collector. AFTER 4:45 pm today, payments must be brought directly to the TAXBOX located at her house at 628 High Street. DO NOT place NASD Taxes in the afterhours mail slot as THEY WILL BE LATE. You always have the option of mailing your tax payments as well. If you are considering this option for the NASD taxes, they must be postmarked no later than today, 9/8/2020 by the United State Post Office. If you have any questions, please call the Tax Collector, Tracey Cressman at (610) 253-2415.

The September 9, 2020 Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled.

Due to the Labor Day Holiday, garbage & recycling pick up will be delayed until Thursday September 10, 2020.

Pibble Paws Safe Haven will be offering a vaccine and microchip clinic at the Braden Park parking lot on Saturday September 19, 2020 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. This clinic is for dogs only. Call 610-440-0531 to reserve your spot!
Cash only please. Rabies $18.00, distemper $15.00, distemper with leptospirosis $18.00, microchip $25.00.
To download more information please click HERE.

ATTENTION: Tatamy Borough Residents. Report your property damage to Tatamy Borough from Tropical Cyclone/Storm Isaias.
Tropical Cyclone/Storm Isaias brought with it large amounts of rain across Tatamy Borough and the surrounding areas.
Today as the flood waters recede, we ask that all residents and businesses within the Borough inspect their homes / facilities for any damages due to wind or rain. These documented damages can go a long way with helping to obtain potential disaster declaration monies to help repair / rebuild your damaged home or business.
If Tatamy Borough is included in a state/federal disaster declaration, then funding may be available from the state or federal government to offset these damages.
If you have exterior or interior damage to your home, business or property due to impact(s) of Tropical Cyclone/Storm Isaias, please notify Tatamy Borough immediately so we can begin documenting these damages. All municipalities have a designated Local Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) who should be made aware of these damages, for documenting and reporting purposes.
Some required information to have ready when you contact your municipality or report damages is:
- Property owner/ Homeowners name and a good contact phone number/email
- Address of your residence/business
- If you received water in your home/business, how high did the water get? Were electrical outlets affected? Were furnaces / AC units under water? Other damages?
- Are you still in your home/business?
- Do you need assistance with cleaning the inside of your home? (help may be available by outside volunteer agencies)
- Do you have insurance that may cover flood damage such as National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)-backed flood insurance?
Email information to info@tatamypa.com
REMEMBER: Please do not enter into any floodwaters or unsettled areas to inspect your property, home or business.

Census Bureau enumerators are working in the Borough today going door to door canvassing anyone who hasn't responded to the census.
All workers are credentialed. Participation is mandatory. They will follow appropriate social distancing and mask requirements.

Due to damage from Tropical Storm Isaias, Braden Park will be closed until further notice.

Govenor Wolf has ordered that masks are now required effective April 19, 2020 at 8pm.
Anyone entering the Tatamy Municipal Building must wear a mask effective April 20, 2020. Anyone not wearing a mask will be told to leave the building immediately.
To download the flyer click HERE.

To download the Governors order click HERE.

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Welcome To Tatamy Borough

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 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.

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