|61 North 3rd Street
Hamburg, PA 19526
Office: (610) 562-7821
Fax: (610) 562-8461
Police: (610) 562-7228
To serve and provide for the needs of the residents and businesses of Hamburg in the most efficient and economical manner while still preserving pride and tradition.
Hamburg, Pennsylvania is located in northern Berks County, at the foot of the Blue Mountains, along the Schuylkill River. Hamburg was officially founded in 1787 and named after Hamburg, Germany due to the largely German population in the region. On July 1, 1798, Hamburg became the second town with postal designation in Berks County. Fourteen years later, the Centre Turnpike was created, running between the cities of Reading and Pottsville. Being in close proximity to this major roadway and approximately 15 miles from each city, Hamburg began to grow rapidly. In 1820, the Schuylkill Canal was completed, followed quickly by railroad lines. These advances in infrastructure had stops in Hamburg, boosting its population. Hamburg was incorporated as a Pennsylvania borough in 1837.
Upcoming Schedule of Events
|4/12/16||3:00pm||Streets Committee Meeting|
|4/12/16||4:00pm||Personnel Committee Meeting|
|4/12/16||3:30pm||Property Committee Meeting|
|4/12/16||6:00pm||Library Board Meeting @ Library|
|4/25/16||6:30pm||Safety Committee Meeting|
|4/25/16||6:30pm||Public Relations Committee Meeting|
|4/19/16||7:00pm||Planning Commission Meeting|
|4/25/16||6:00pm||Finance Committee Meeting|
|4/25/16||7:00pm||Borough Council Meeting|
ATTENTION AREA HIKERS/CAMPERS
If you are planning an overnight trip to the Hamburg reservoir area, you are required to register your vehicle prior to your trip. Registration can be done over the phone or stop by the Borough Office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vehicles parked overnight that are not registered will be ticketed.
ATTENTION RESIDENTS: The Hydrants will be flushed in Edenburg and in the Southward of the Borough on April 4th, 5th and 6th between 7:00am and 3:00pm, as well as in the Northward of the Borough on April 6th, 7th and 8th between 7:00am and 3:00pm.
Click here for your copy of the 2014 Hamburg Municipal Authority Consumer Confidence Report.
Yard waste collection will begin on May 7, 2016 and will be every Saturday until December 3, 2016. Place cans at trash pickup location. Yard waste placed out in bags will no longer be taken.
STREET SWEEPING REMINDER:
The 2016 Street Sweeping Program will resume on Friday, April 1, 2016 and will continue until Friday, December 2, 2016.
The Hamburg Planning Commission currently has two vacancies. Anyone interested can call or stop by the Borough Office for more information.