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Posted on: January 27, 2022

Blood Drive at Town Hall, Monday, February 7, 1-6 pm; get an Amazon gift card

Thumbs Up from Blood Donor!

How sweet! Come to give February 1-28 for a $10 Gift Card by email, thanks to our partners at Amazon!

Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, people with chronic illnesses, ...

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Additional Info or to Schedule an Appointment Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: January 19, 2022

State of the Town Address on Wednesday, January 26

Bethlehem Supervisor David VanLuven delivered the Annual State of the Town Address on Wednesday, January 26 at 5:00 pm, in the Town Hall Auditorium.

This in-person event was livestreamed, and also archived for viewing anytime.

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Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: January 13, 2022

NEW information re: renewal forms and income for Seniors or Disability with limited income exemption

At the January 12, 2022 meeting, the Town Board adopted a resolution to temporarily waive the requirement for renewal forms and income for the Seniors with limited income exemption as well as the Disability with limited income exemption for the 202...

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Assessor's Exemptions web page Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Help Wanted - DPW Water Treatment Facilities – Laborer I/Laborer II

Laborer I/II - Water Treatment Facilities

The Town of Bethlehem Department of Public Works is seeking entry-level candidates to work at the Town’s water treatment facilities. The title for this position will be determined by experience of the can...

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Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Help Wanted - DPW Field Operations – Utility Service Helper

DPW Field Operations – Utility Service Helper

The Town of Bethlehem, NY - Department of Public Works is seeking candidates to work as a Utility Service Helper in our Field Operations Division.  Primary duties include, but are not necessa...

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Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Police Press Release - Body found in Delmar in 1981 has been identified

On April 3, 1981, the Bethlehem Police Department responded to a wooded area at the property line between the Vadney Farm and the Elm Avenue Town Park in Delmar after a farmer discovered the decomposed remains of an adult male.

There was no identification ...

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Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Member Wanted

The Bethlehem Town Board will be considering candidates for appointment to the Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency (IDA) board.  The IDA is an independent agency authorized under state law, and its board members serve without compensation and...

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Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Mailing address for water/sewer AND property tax payments CHANGED

PROPERTY OWNERS'  NOTICENovember 5, 2021

Effective November 6th, 2021 the Town of Bethlehem will be changing the mailing addresses for water/sewer and property tax payments.

*This change is for mailing payments only.

*All water/sewer bills ...

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Printable notice Main (Home Page) News
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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Justice Court web pages Main (Home Page) News
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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Main (Home Page) News
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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Main (Home Page) News
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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Main (Home Page) News
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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Main (Home Page) News
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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BEMO web page Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Use, sale or distribution of any forms of fireworks illegal in Albany County

In 2020, the Albany County legislature voted to ban both the sale and use of any form of fireworks in the county.  In addition to previous restrictions on fireworks, now any person who uses a sparkling device* can be issued a fine and any individ...

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Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Help Wanted - Senior Assessment Clerk

The Town of Bethlehem Assessors Department is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Assessment Clerk.  Primary duties include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Providing information to the public regarding property assess...
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Main (Home Page) News
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

811CallBeforeYouDig

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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https://www.call811.com/ Main (Home Page) News
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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Link to news article Main (Home Page) News
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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Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Reducing Human-Bear Conflicts

Bears looking for food

Bear sightings are often reported throughout the town especially in spring.  A reminder from the town's Animal Control Officer: People who think they are doing wildlife a favor by feeding them and getting them used to humans are doing them a big ...

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Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
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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Main (Home Page) News
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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Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
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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Albany County web site Main (Home Page) News
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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Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
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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Main (Home Page) News
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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Victim Notification Program page Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

From the BPD - Are any fireworks legal in New York State?

With the the summer upon us, there have been many questions on legal and illegal fireworks.  The Bethlehem Police Department would like to clarify what fireworks are legal, and which are not.  Due to recent changes by the legislature the...

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Additional Info... 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 https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html/.  Completed forms can be presented to the Delmar Post Office, 357 Delaware Avenue, for processing.

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Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
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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Main (Home Page) News

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Important Ice Rink Message - Stay Off the Ice when the Red Flag is Flying

Maintenance staff are working hard in the freezing cold temps today to fix the damage to the ice caused by the someone going on the ice prematurely.

But it's below freezing temperatures, very cold and the ice looks fine to skate on, why i...

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Additional Info... Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

If you are interested in running your program or camp in a Town park in spring or summer 2022

If you are interested in running your program or camp in a Town park in spring or summer 2022, please fill out this Request for Proposal form and submit by the 2/1/22 deadline.

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2022 Program/Camp Proposal Parks & Recreation News

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Police Advisory - Targeted residential burglaries

This advisory message is being sent to inform the community of area wide residential burglaries that appear to target Asian restaurant owners. The Town of Bethlehem has not had any incidents of this nature, but would like to remind the public to report an...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Police Press Release - Body found in Delmar in 1981 has been identified

On April 3, 1981, the Bethlehem Police Department responded to a wooded area at the property line between the Vadney Farm and the Elm Avenue Town Park in Delmar after a farmer discovered the decomposed remains of an adult male.

There was no identification ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Reducing Human-Bear Conflicts

Bears looking for food

Bear sightings are often reported throughout the town especially in spring.  A reminder from the town's Animal Control Officer: People who think they are doing wildlife a favor by feeding them and getting them used to humans are doing th...

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Additional Info... Police Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2019

Bethlehem Police Department Case 81-V-28-0026 – Unidentified Human Remains

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Bethlehem Police Department Case 81-V-28-0026 – Unidentified Human Remains

The Bethlehem Police Department continues to investigate the 1981 finding of human remains, in an effort to identify the decedent.

DNA of the decedent is now on file, howev...

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Printable version of press release Police Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Updates to New York State Child Safety Seat Law

Rear facing child safety seat

Updates to Child Safety Seat Law

            Effective November 1, 2019, New York State Law has been amended requiring all children under the age of two, be restrained in a rear-facing car seat. &nb...

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NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Committee Police Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Police Press Release - Are any fireworks legal in New York State?

With the the summer upon us, there have been many questions on legal and illegal fireworks.  The Bethlehem Police Department would like to clarify what fireworks are legal, and which are not.  Due to recent changes by the legislature the...

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Additional Info... Police Press Releases

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