Posted on: April 25, 2017

The Town of Bethlehem Court will be closed Thursday, April 27th from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

The Town of Bethlehem Court will be closed Thursday, April 27th from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Police Press Release: UPDATED - Fatal motor vehicle crash in Selkirk

           At approximately 9:19AM on Tuesday, April 25th the Bethlehem Police Department responded to a report of a head-on motor vehicle crash on River Road in Selkirk.  The crash involved a 2001 Oldsmobile which w...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Funding Awarded to Bethlehem to construct a roundabout and sidewalk connections in Glenmont

Funding Awarded to Bethlehem to construct a roundabout and sidewalk connections at the Route 9W and Feura Bush/Glenmont roads intersection and vicinity

The Town has been awarded funding for a new roundabout and sidewalks in Glenmont. Bethlehem was successf...

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

The Bethlehem Police Department will be participating in Operation – No Empty Chair

No Empty Chair

In cooperation with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, the Bethlehem Police Department will be participating in Operation – No Empty Chair. As a law enforcement agency we strive to ensure the safety of our community and of our streets. Through Educa...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Town Spring Clean-up is underway through April 28

Acceptable Items

  • Yard Waste (leaves, grass clippings, etc.) raked loose to curbside, placed in biodegradable PAPER bags, or in reusable containers
  • Brush and Branches (stacked neatly; 4 ft. length max.)
  • Wood Fencing
  • Waste Wood or Lumber
  • Wood Bed Frames (no matt...
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Posted on: April 9, 2017

The Town Hall playground will be closed from April 24-May 12 in preparation for a NEW playground

The Town Hall playground at 445 Delaware Avenue in Delmar will be closed from Monday, April 24 - Friday, May 12 for the preparation and construction of a NEW playground! The construction day is May 6 in conjunction with I Love MY Park Day.  

Adult vol...

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Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Watermain Flushing in Glenmont and Selkirk 4/24 - 5/12

NOTICE

TOWN OF BETHLEHEM

WATERMAIN FLUSHING PROGRAM

Spring 2017

AREA # 1 – 4/3 to 4/14

Slingerlands, North Bethlehem, Town of New Scotland

AREA # 2 – 4/10 to 4/28

Delmar, Elsmere

AREA # 3 – 4/24 to 5/12

Glenmont, Selkirk

Some discoloration may be seen during this f...

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Printable schedule
Posted on: April 10, 2017

Watermain Flushing in Delmar and Elsmere 4/10 - 4/28

NOTICE

TOWN OF BETHLEHEM

WATERMAIN FLUSHING PROGRAM

Spring 2017

AREA # 1 – 4/3 to 4/14

Slingerlands, North Bethlehem, Town of New Scotland

AREA # 2 – 4/10 to 4/28

Delmar, Elsmere

AREA # 3 – 4/24 to 5/12

Glenmont, Selkirk

Some discoloration may be seen during this f...

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Printable schedule
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Fire Hydrant Clearing Notice

Our Water Department employees work very hard to keep the fire hydrants cleared and accessible at all times.  The Town of Bethlehem has over 1600 fire hydrants spread out over many miles of the water distribution system.  If you have a f...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Owning, possessing or harboring of certain animals must be reported to the Town Clerk by 4/1

Under Chapter 680 of the Laws of 2002 enacted General Municipal Law Section 209-cc, requires the annual reporting of the presence of wild animals (for example, certain cats, dogs, snakes, monkeys). Each person owning, possessing or harboring a wild animal...

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Posted on: May 31, 2016

Bear sightings in town - Reducing Human-Bear Conflicts

Bears looking for food

A bear was seen on March 7, 2017 on Currey Avenue and another was seen about 10 days earlier on Starr Road in the town. A reminder from the town's Animal Control Officer: People who think they are doing wildlife a favor by feeding them and gettin...

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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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 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: 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...