Community Voice

The Town of Bethlehem would like to hear your thoughts and ideas for making our town better. Please take a few moments to submit your Community Voice. On this page you can submit ideas for improvements and changes you would like to see implemented within the community; and in turn other residents can comment on your ideas and vote them up or down. We have started the conversation; now sign in and tell us what you think. To see comments or suggestions by others, just click on the initiative or idea title. If you have an idea that is not listed, start a new suggestion in the blue box that says, “What’s your idea?”
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  1. Deer/Lyme Committee

    The Town is considering a Deer/Lyme Citizens Committee to evaluate issues related to Bethlehem’s deer population, including the relationship to traffic accidents, Lyme disease, and other community...
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    Jan 15, 2014 by Town Supervisor (5 points)

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  2. I have concerns about fingerprinting on an animal abuse case.

    I have concerns regarding this incident where a citizen found a cat inside a cat carrier and rescued it within minutes from drowning. I am wondering why both the cat carrier and rock have not been...
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    Jun 6, 2014 by angel mariani (15 points)

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  3. Publish map of recent deer/vehicle accidents on town website.

    I believe that the town should publish a map on it's website detailing the location and time of day of reported deer/vehicle accidents that have occurred in the past few months. For example, my own...
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    Jun 25, 2014 by Robert Edler (5 points)

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  4. Wondering why leaf pick-up starts each year with zone 1 ... Invariably the early numbers receive more pick-ups than the last zones.

    Just an idea to make leaf pick-up more fair.

    Nov 5, 2015 by (5 points)

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  5. Community Town Hall Meeting for 2014

    In 2013, the Town of Bethlehem held community town hall meetings for each hamlet. This gave residents of each hamlet the opportunity to express their concerns.

    Jan 30, 2014 by Cindy Radliff (5 points)

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  6. Youth Advisory Board

    Form an advisory board, staffed by Bethlehem youth (age 13 - 18) to represent the needs and ideas of the Town's youth before the Town Board. Youth should be representative of all youth in the town...
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    Dec 9, 2013 by Out of the box (5 points)

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  7. Stop the loud siren emanating from the Selkirk Rail Yard

    Eliminating the very loud & frequent siren noises coming from the rail yard would greatly improve the quality of life & health of the nearby residents of Beckers Corners & South Bethlehem. This noise...
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    May 5, 2016 by carol claren (5 points)

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  8. Paths and Sidewalks

    We should finally create the old railroad tracks to a nice path for runners and walkers. Also we should create a sidewalk from the high school to the ymca so it is safer for students to bike and walk...
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    Nov 30, 2013 by Anthony (5 points)

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  9. Why can't we have speed bumps?

    Surrey Mall is a race track with cars speeding with no regard to the many children playing outside. Speed bumps would force people to slow down. They could be removable for winter. A lower speed limit...
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    Jun 16, 2016 by JCMB (15 points)

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  10. Online Map which showing walkability features

    It would be great if we can have an online map showing the shoulder size on the roads in bethlehem as well as the roads that have sidewalks present. This would be great for planning routes for...
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    Oct 9, 2015 by John Roosenberg (8 points)

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  11. Zombie Properties

    The town should take advantage of the NYS Dept of Financial Services grant to rid the town of abandon properties, also known as "zombie" properties. Learn more at www.dfs.ny.gov Citizens are...
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    Aug 2, 2016 by Glenmont Resident (5 points)

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  12. Increase safety & decrease traffic noise at Beckers Corners

    Decrease speed limit on 9W between Picuay Rd. & Creble Rd. to 35-40mph & prohibit the use of "jake break" here as well would greatly improve conditions at Beckers Corners.

    May 15, 2017 by carol claren (5 points)

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  13. Great Need to Lower the Speed Limit on Lasher Road in Selkirk

    Lasher Road is a cut through. Since the Speed Check has been placed to help make sure people are driving the 30 MPH speed limit, it is apparent that 30 MPH is incredibly too fast to this road. There...
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    Jun 24, 2017 by Kathryn Steinberg (8 points)

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  14. Enforce the 30mph speed limit on Lasher Rd. in Selkirk

    Lasher Rd. in Selkirk has become a speedway & that is unsafe for the residents who live here. Between the hours of 5:30am-8:30am Mon.-Fri. about 99% of traffic, in both directions, is speeding. On...
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    Jun 13, 2016 by carol claren (5 points)

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  15. (6/3/15) There should be more police presence on Hasgate Drive. I just saw the 3:45 bus stopped on Hasgate at Reynold and 2 cars passed the stopped bus.

    There should be more police presence on Hasgate DR to prevent serious accidents.

    Jun 3, 2015 by sandra sorell (5 points)

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  16. Institute a Quiet Zone at the Mosher Bridge/Selkirk Rail Yard area

    The residents of the Selkirk area experience extremely loud train horn noise daily & nightly. Especially disturbing are the 110 decibel blasts that occur at 2am,3am,4am,5am at the Route 396 (Mosher...
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    Jun 6, 2017 by carol claren (5 points)

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  17. Sidewalks to Connect Milltowne Plaza and Meadowview Neighborhoods on Wemple Road

    Sidewalks to Connect children on bicycles and community members walking their dogs are a necessary public safety solution for previously identified speeding and reckless driving on Wemple Drive. ...
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    Oct 1, 2016 by Ryan Bennett (5 points)

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  18. Sidewalk on Krumkill Road extending from Indian Hills to Russell Road

    Put in a sidewalk on the Indian Hills side of Krumkill Road that connects to Russell Road. There is a great deal of pedestrian traffic, including many children, who have to walk along the road (which...
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    Dec 27, 2016 by Maria Witazek (10 points)

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  19. Stop the sewer odor permeating the Blessing Rd and North Bethlehem neighborhoods

    There is a continuous sewage odor present along Blessing Road up to the North Bethlehem Fire District. The sewage odor can also be noticed in homes coming from the plumbing during certain times of...
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    Dec 27, 2016 by Maria Witazek (10 points)

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  20. stop the extremely loud siren noise coming from Selkirk Rail Yards all night long

    Stop the extremely loud siren noises coming from nearby rail yard all night long. These are now sounding hourly & is different from the typical train horns usually heard all too frequently.

    May 20, 2018 by carol claren (5 points)

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