Welcome from Supervisor

A Message from John Clarkson, Town Supervisor
Welcome to the Town of Bethlehem. We’re a dynamic and diverse community with a population of over 35,000. The town includes the hamlets of Delmar, Elsmere, Glenmont, Selkirk, Slingerlands, and North and South Bethlehem.

I hope you find our website to be a useful source of information. Here you can find out about town programs and access agendas, materials and notes for the town board, citizens advisory groups and other meetings. You can also watch town board meetings live online (6:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month) or view archived meetings. You can read our newsletters or sign up to receive them via email. You can register for Parks and Recreation programs, check your assessment and make online tax or water bill payments.

Those are but a sampling of the online information and services. Our website is constantly evolving, and the goal is to provide as much information as we can online, making your town government as efficient, transparent and accountable as possible. If you have suggestions or questions about the website, contact our webmaster.

If you have an issue to raise with the Town Supervisor, email or you can write or visit me at Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, N Y 12054, or call me at 518-439-4955, extension 1164. I look forward to hearing from you. 

John Clarkson
Town Supervisor