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Posted on: January 28, 2019

Town Comprehensive Plan Update - Elsmere Community Forum, 3/21/19

To help inform the Comprehensive Plan Update, the Town will hold a series of community forums around the Town for residents to share their input and perspective on the future of their neighborhood and the Town. The Town is hosting the Elsmere Community Fo...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Backyard Compost Unit Truckload Sale – Open to ALL!

Backyard Composter

The Town of Bethlehem, with educational support from Albany County Cornell Cooperative Extension, is pleased to announce 50% OFF EARTH MACHINE BACKYARD COMPOSTERS, composter accessories, and rain barrels, with FREE Shipping!This sale is open to ALL area r...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Help Wanted - Account Clerk I in Justice Department, reply by 3/22

Account Clerk I

The Town of Bethlehem, New York is seeking candidates for an Account Clerk I in our Justice Department.  The work involves responsibility for assisting in the daily record keeping and accounting in the office of the Court Clerk. &a...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

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: November 9, 2017

Parking Ordinance - No parking on town roads 1-7 am from 11/1 to 4/15

The town 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 the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. regardless of the weather.  For more information on t...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Comments requested on Albany Port District Expansion Project 3/19

Pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), the Bethlehem Town Board will hold a Public Scoping Session on Tuesday, 03/19/2019, 6:00 p.m., at the Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY, to solicit public comment on the Dr...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Police Sex Offender Watch

The Bethlehem Police Department uses a sex offender notification system called Offender Watch to provide town residents with up to date information on New York State registered sex offenders who live in the Town of Bethlehem.  When you register y...

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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: February 15, 2019

Seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Street Tree Advisory Committee, reply by 3/14

The Street Tree Advisory Committee will guide town staff and a consultant on (1) a Street Tree Inventory along major roadways and in defined study areas and (2) development of a Community Forestry Management Plan.  The professional consultant wil...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Important Winter Reminders from the Department of Public Works

Important Winter Reminders from the Department of Public Works

Water Pipes & Water Meters

Due to the extreme cold winter weather, the Department of Public Works would like to remind our residents of ways to avoid frozen water pipes and meters. Property ...

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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: March 5, 2019

Town Comprehensive Plan Update - Elsmere Community Forum, Thursday 3/21 6-8 pm

To help inform the Comprehensive Plan Update, the Town will hold a series of community forums around the Town for residents to share their input and perspective on the future of their neighborhood and the Town. The Town is hosting the Elsmere Community Fo...

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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 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.

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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 on private ...

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Plain Language Rules for Temporary Signs Main (Home Page) News
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 to d...

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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 lightni...

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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.  It often occurs as a progression from milder heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps...

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Posted on: May 31, 2016

Bear sightings have occurred in many locations in town - Reducing Human-Bear Conflicts

Bears looking for food

Bear sightings are not uncommon in the Town of Bethlehem and can and have occurred in numerous locations.  It doesn't matter where a bear was sighted, the following is important for everyone.

A reminder from the town's Animal Control Officer: Peop...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Avoid Bear Conflict and Deer in Spring Information

The Town of Bethlehem Police Department dispatchers have received numerous calls of bears seen in town so far this year.  Many callers have reported the bear was after the bird feeder and/or garbage.  Please follow the precautions as not...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

30-day annual review period for Albany County Agricultural Districts begins February 1

Please be advised that the 30-day annual review period for Albany County Agricultural Districts begins on February 1. During this period, landowners can apply to have predominantly viable agricultural land included in a certified Agricultural District.The...

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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,...

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Main (Home Page) News
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 eligib...

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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 Main (Home Page) News
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.

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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 ...

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Main (Home Page) News
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...

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