Posted on: September 27, 2016

Notice of National Grid Public Meeting - Forestry Operations to begin in October

Topic: Forestry Operations and the Emerald Ash Borer

National Grid will be conducting forestry operations in Bethlehem starting in October and has has scheduled a public meeting on Monday, October 3 at Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar f...Read on...

Printable notice
Posted on: September 20, 2016

Elm Avenue Park Playground Update

EAP Playground Build Day September 17, 2016

Playground Update

Build Day
Our community playground build day was a huge success!! Many thanks to the over 100 volunteers who came to assemble slides, roofs, and climbers, dig holes, pour concrete, and serve food and beverages! Thanks also goes to ...Read on...

For more photos from our build day...
Posted on: August 18, 2016

Bethlehem Steps Toward Composting Food Scraps! Please take our survey

We plan to begin a pilot program this fall to compost food scraps at our Town Compost Facility.

Please help (and learn more) by completing our brief, confidential survey!Read on...

Survey
Posted on: August 1, 2016

2016 Paving Program Status Update - for the week of 9/12

2016 Paving Program - for the week of 09/12, the Highway Department will be paving Booth Road, Lincoln Avenue, Bedell Avenue, Snowden Avenue, Plymouth Avenue, Ellsworth Avenue and Ellsworth Place. Paving Restoration (driveway aprons) will continue on Stra...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

UPDATE 7/18/2016: Krumkill Road is now OPEN

Krumkill Road is now open

UPDATE: July 18, 2016

Construction is completed and Krumkill Road is now open at the City of Albany and Town of Bethlehem border. A new culvert passing the Krumkill has been installed and the road has been reconstructed between Andover Road and Beld...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Compost Facility Schedule - full service on Saturdays, self-service Tuesday-Saturday

NOTE: As of Saturday, July 2, the compost facility's full service schedule is Saturdays only (8 am - 4pm), through October 22. The facility remains open for self-service Tuesday - Saturday (8 am - 4 pm) through November 18. See the 2016 Calendar link on ...Read on...

Compost Facility web page
Posted on: September 4, 2013

Know What´s Below Before You Dig, call for FREE underground utilities markings, it's the law

If you plan to dig or do any type of excavation or construction work, State law requires you to call Dig Safely New York 2 full working days prior to starting your work not counting the day of your call, weekends or holidays.

Whether you are planning t...Read on...

http://www.call811.com/
Posted on: September 4, 2013

Carbon Monoxide Detectors in homes MANDATORY

Beginning on February 22, 2010 all homes in New York are now required to have a carbon monoxide detector.

Carbon monoxide is called the silent killer. It´s odorless, tasteless and colorless. Breath in large amount and it can kill you.

Amanda´s Law ...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2016

Reducing Human-Bear Conflicts

Bears looking for food

What causes Human-Bear Conflicts?

The simple answer is food! Bears are more likely to seek out human food sources in the spring, when natural food is scarce, and in the summer, particularly during periods of drought.

The leading cause of bear compla...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 7, 2015

No disposing of electronic equipment in NYS - applies to all persons and businesses

Beginning January 1, 2015, this disposal ban will apply to all persons in the state, including individual and household consumers.

NYS consumers may not dispose of, or place for collection intended for disposal, electronic waste (such as computers, compute...

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NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Posted on: September 4, 2013

Your House/Business Number MUST be visible

IS YOUR HOUSE OR BUSINESS STREET NUMBER LEGIBLE AND VISIBLE?

In accordance with the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Codes, all new and existing residential and commercial buildings are required to display a legible street number that is vis...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2014

What to do before, during and after gas and electrical outages

The Bethlehem Office of Emergency Management provides information on many safety issues. A new National Grid Guide to Natural Gas and Electric Outage Preparation and Safety has been posted on the office's web pages that proves to be helpful year round.Read on...

BEMO web page
Posted on: June 30, 2016

Fire hydrants are only for use by the Water Department and the Fire Departments!

FIRE HYDRANT NOTICE

The fire hydrants in the Town of Bethlehem are only for use by the Water Department and the fire departments for emergencies. Unauthorized use of the fire hydrants could result in poor water quality and water main breaks in our wat...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2014

Debunked: 5 Lightning Myths That Could Kill You

(source: NBCNEWS.com, June 20, 2014)

When it comes to staying safe from lightning strikes, everything you think you know is probably wrong.

That’s the word from weather experts, who worry that outdated advice and persistent myths about thunder and...Read on...

Link to news article
Posted on: April 26, 2016

Information Regarding Steep Slopes and Grading Permits

The Town has recently notified property owners in areas with steep slopes about the dangers of placing fill along the top of slopes and provided general guidance on the Town's approval process for grading work near the slopes. The notification can be foun...Read on...

DPW Forms web page
Posted on: October 31, 2014

If you are a Senior resident, 60+, see all our Senior Services Department has to offer

Get the latest Senior Services Newsletter in the Senior Services office at Town Hall, in one of the Senior Transportation vehicles or online to find out some of the great things available to our town's senior population. Social outings to plays, musicals...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2013

Temporary Signs Information

Town code provisions adopted in 2012 clarified the rules for temporary "lawn" signs often used by candidates for election, not-for-profits, civic groups or others promoting their events or causes. The town code permits the use of temporary signs...Read on...

Plain Language Rules for Temporary Signs
Posted on: June 25, 2014

Victim and Witness Notification Program Available

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers a Victim Notification Program which allows eli...Read on...

Victim Notification Program page
Posted on: September 4, 2013

Bethlehem Food Pantry is available to all town residents

The Bethlehem Food Pantry is located at 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, New York at the Bethlehem Town Hall for town residents. It is run through Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. with help from Bethlehem Senior Outreach workers and is kept stocked through the...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2013

Passports can be processed at Delmar Post Office

Passport forms and information are available on the internet at www.travel.state.gov

Completed forms can be presented to the Delmar Post Office, 357 Delaware Avenue, for processing.Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2016

Albany County Executive McCoy Issues Zika Virus Guidance for County Residents

Albany County Executive McCoy Issues Zika Virus Guidance for County Residents

2/9/2016 11:44:41 AM

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy today announced that county residents who have traveled to areas where Zika virus infection is ongoing—and who...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: September 4, 2013

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY - Cell Phone Tip

In case of emergency (ICE) is a program that enables first responders, such as paramedics, firefighters, and police officers, as well as hospital personnel, to contact the next of kin of the owner of a mobile phone to obtain important medical or support i...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2013

Attention Elementary School Teachers - Bring Local History into Your Classroom

Bring local history into your classroom. Native Americans in Bethlehem and Cutting Ice: Big Business in Bethlehem address the needs of Social Studies Standard 1: History of the United States and New York. Contact Susan Leath at sleath@townofbethlehem.org...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

Extreme heat can be very dangerous, leading to heat stroke and death. Heat stroke occurs when your temperature rises quickly and your body cannot cool down. This condition is life-threatening, but it is preventable.

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Ill...Read on...

Posted on: September 4, 2013

NY-Alert is a free emergency notification system

NY-Alert is a free emergency notification system made available to private citizens by the State Emergency Management Office. By signing up for NY-Alert you can choose to receive warnings and emergency notifications by phone, email, text message, and inst...Read on...

https://users.nyalert.gov/

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Elm Avenue Park Playground Update

EAP Playground Build Day September 17, 2016

Playground Update

Build Day
Our community playground build day was a huge success!! Many thanks to the over 100 volunteers who came to assemble slides, roofs, and climbers, dig holes, pour concrete, and serve food and beverages! Thanks also goes to ...Read on...

For more photos from our build day...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Bethlehem Police arrest Troy man for Residential Burglaries and Recover Stolen Guns

Britt mug shot

As the result of a month long investigation into residential day-time burglaries in Glenmont, the Bethlehem Police Department arrested a Troy man for these incidents. Police began investigating a series of burglaries that were taking place to residences ...Read on...


Posted on: September 27, 2016

"Something Rotten!" at Proctors & optional dinner after, fundraiser to benefit Senior Projects

'Something Rotten' The Musical

Let’s head out to Proctors Theater for Broadway’s hilarious new smash hit
"Something Rotten!"

This is a mid-Winter fundraiser to benefit Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc.

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). 

Set in 1595, thi...

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Proctors' web site