Posted on: February 12, 2017

National Grid phone scam

Bethlehem Police and Bethlehem Senior Services are warning town residents about an on-going scam involving phone calls from people claiming to be National Grid. The callers are attempting to get money by claiming the individual has unpaid bills. Attached ...

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National Grid notice to residents
Posted on: January 26, 2017

Bethlehem Website Receives Top Marks

Once again Bethlehem has been at the top of a review of public sector websites. The Times Union evaluated the region’s municipal websites, based on five criteria that looked at whether specific information is posted and how easy it is to find, and gave Be...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

TV and Computer Monitor recycling will no longer be free at Transfer Station effective 2/15/17

For several years, the Town has been able to accept all electronics for recycling for free at the Transfer Station and collection events. Due to significantly increased costs for recycling TVs and computer monitors in 2017, we will need to start charging ...

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Rupert Road Transfer Station web page with fees
Posted on: February 9, 2017

Approved Resolution on Town Practices regarding Immigration and Protecting Against Persecution

At the February 8, 2017 Town Board meeting, a resolution was passed affirming the current practices of the Bethlehem Police Department and of other Town Offices with regard to citizenship, which is provided in its entirety below. 

 The resolution...

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Approved Resolution
Posted on: December 22, 2016

Parking Ordinance - No parking on town roads between 1-7 a.m. until April 15

Parking Ordinance

The Town of Bethlehem has a parking ordinance in effect each year from November 1 through April 15 whereby no vehicles are allowed to be parked on any town roads between 1 and 7 a.m. regardless of the weather.  This information i...

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Justice Court web pages
Posted on: January 11, 2017

A.A.R.P.’s Income Tax Assistance Program on Wednesdays, appointment required

Bethlehem Senior Services will offer A.A.R.P.’s  Income Tax Assistance Program on Wednesdays, from now until April 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., by appointment, at the Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue in Delmar.

Appointments may be made by...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

2017 Albany County Tree and Shrub Program - Order Deadline April 3

2017 Albany County Tree and Shrub Program - Order Deadline April 3

The Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District offers a wide variety of free and low-cost programs and services to the public, including a Tree and Shrub Program for purchasing low-...

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Soil and Water Conservation District web pages
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 visibl...

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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 is name...

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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: 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...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: December 22, 2016

Parking Ordinance - No parking on town roads between 1-7 a.m. until April 15

Parking Ordinance

The Town of Bethlehem has a parking ordinance in effect each year from November 1 through April 15 whereby no vehicles are allowed to be parked on any town roads between 1 and 7 a.m. regardless of the weather.  This information i...

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Justice Court web pages
Posted on: February 10, 2017

National Grid phone scam

Bethlehem Police and Bethlehem Senior Services are warning town residents about an on-going scam involving phone calls from people claiming to be National Grid. The callers are attempting to get money by claiming the individual has unpaid bills. Attached ...

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National Grid notice to residents

Posted on: February 10, 2017

National Grid phone scam

Bethlehem Police and Bethlehem Senior Services are warning town residents about an on-going scam involving phone calls from people claiming to be National Grid. The callers are attempting to get money by claiming the individual has unpaid bills. Attached ...

Read on...

National Grid notice to residents
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Volunteers needed for a County Dept of Health Drill! Wednesday, March 1 3-5 pm at BHS

Bethlehem Seniors—We Need You!

Albany County Department of Health is hosting a drill with the Bethlehem Central High School to test its ability to dispense medications quickly in a large-scale public health emergency.

In a real public health emergency...

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Printable flyer
Posted on: February 22, 2017

A.A.R.P.’s Income Tax Assistance Program on Wednesdays, appointment required

Bethlehem Senior Services will offer A.A.R.P.’s  Income Tax Assistance Program on Wednesdays, from now until April 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., by appointment, at the Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue in Delmar.

Appointments may be made by...

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