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

Tatamy News

Tatamy Borough will have its Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1st, 12:00 (noon) at Braden Park. Open to age groups Pre-K to 5th Grade.
Come out and enjoy the festivities and meet the Easter Bunny.

Dear Tatamy Residents,
Our first ever Tatamy Borough Fall Fest & 5K Fun run will be held on Saturday, October 22nd
The Fun Run will start at 10 am. Anyone interested in participating should meet at Tatamy Fire Co at 9:45 am
No Pre-registration is required to participate
The Fall Fest will be from noon to 4 pm. It will be held on Broad Street between 7th and 8th
Bring chairs or blankets for lawn area
There will be live music, food, & fun! We hope to see you there
If anyone is interested in volunteering for this event, please reach out to the Borough Office.
While there are many areas where we will need volunteer assistance, we are specifically looking
for help setting up during the event, cleaning up after the event, and helping at the kids' table with crafts.
Mark A. Saginario, Borough Manager
Borough of Tatamy

Dear Tatamy Residents,
Happy Spring! With the changing of the seasons, there will be a change occurring at the Municipal Building.
To begin a multi-phased reorganization plan; the Police department will be re-located to the first floor of the
building, which will ensure the safety of our Borough staff members and better serve the residents of Tatamy.
This change will begin in phases starting in early April. This means that our Borough Office will now be
located on the second floor of the Municipal building. There will be a service station set-up both downstairs
and upstairs for residents to conduct business with the Borough Administration.
Please contact the Tatamy Borough office if you have any further questions or concerns.
Mark A. Saginario, Borough Manager
Borough of Tatamy

Municipal Elections are held every 2 years. Primary Election- May 17, 2022, General Election- November 8, 2022.
Elected positions on the Ballot For Tatamy- Mayor, Council Member- 3 seats, Constable, Real Estate Tax Collector, Judge of Election, & Inspector of Election.
Tatamy elections are held at Hope Lutheran Church 240 S 8th Street.
To download the flyer of important dates, click HERE.

Whitetail Disposal is requesting that residents call or email them directly if you have bulk items for disposal or your trash was not picked up.
Their number is 610-754-0103 option 2 and their email address is Tatamy@whitetaildisposal.com

The Borough Office sent out refuse bills to residents in January. If you have not received your bill, please contact the Office at 610-252-7123.

Effective immediately and until further notice, Tatamy Borough Council will conduct its regularly scheduled monthly meetings at Llantrisant Retreat and Wellness Center, 336 Bushkill St., Tatamy, PA.
Regular meeting dates and times will remain as previously advertised.

Northampton County has various programs that are to prevent residents from being evicted, have a utility shut-off, and/ or have their home become foreclosed upon.
Northampton County has multiple programs in place and a Tenant Navigator to assist residents in accessing this assistance.
To download a flyer with more information click HERE.

► Have you eliminated your home phone?
► Have you changed your mobile number?
► Have you changed your e-mail address?
► Have you changed your mailing address?
(i.e., Recently switched to home mail delivery from a P.O box or visa versa)
► Has the number of people residing in your household changed?
(i.e., Had a baby? Older child move out, etc.?)
If you’ve answered “YES” to ANY of these questions, please call the borough office at (610) 252-7123 with your information, or e-mail dwerkheiser@tatamypa.com so that we can update our records accordingly.
Thank you.
To download the flyer 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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Tatamy Borough