|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
|8/11/15||3:00pm||Streets Committee Meeting|
|8/11/15||4:00pm||Personnel Committee Meeting|
|8/11/15||3:30pm||Property Committee Meeting|
|8/11/15||6:00pm||Library Board Meeting @ Library|
|8/24/15||6:30pm||Safety Committee Meeting|
|8/24/15||6:30pm||Public Relations Committee Meeting|
|8/18/15||7:00pm||Planning Commission Meeting|
|8/24/15||6:00pm||Finance Committee Meeting|
|8/24/15||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.
On Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Hamburg Municipal Center, the U.S. EPA invites you to attend a Public Meeting and to submit comments on the Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for Operable Unit 1 (OU1) and Operable Unit 2 (OU2) at the Price Battery Superfund Site. The PRAP details EPA's preferred final cleanup plan for the residential portion (OU1) and the facility portion (OU2) of the site.
Click here for additional details.
Click here for EPA's fact sheet.
Yard waste collection began on May 2, 2015 and will be every Saturday until December 5, 2015. Place cans at trash pickup location. Yard waste placed out in bags will no longer be taken.
STREET SWEEPING REMINDER:
The 2015 Street Sweeping Program resumed on Friday, April 17, 2015 and will continue until Friday, December 4, 2015.