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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Request For Proposals being accepted for Parks & Rec ADA-Related Assessments, Evals, Recommendations

Request For Proposals are currently being accepted for:Parks and Recreation ADA-Related Assessments, Evaluations, and RecommendationsQuestions and inquiries should be directed to the Parks and Recreation Administrator, Jason Gallo, jgallo@towofbethlehem.o...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Albany County Redistricting - *UPDATE* Public Hearing on 6/30 in person or via Zoom

The Albany County Redistricting Commission will be holding a public hearing on the FINAL draft of revised districts for the public's comments.  Visit https://www.albanycounty.com/government/county-legislature/albany-county-redistricting-...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Help Wanted - Wastewater Treatment Plant Position

The Town of Bethlehem, New York is seeking a new team member to work at our wastewater/sewer treatment facilities in Selkirk, NY.  The titles being considered for this appointment are Laborer, Sewer Treatment Plant Operator Trainee, and Sewer Tre...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Help Wanted - Town Engineer with P.E. in Civil Engineering

The Town of Bethlehem, New York is seeking a licensed Professional Engineer (Civil) with drinking water, sanitary sewer, MS-4 compliance, stormwater, and site design and planning experience to serve as our Town Engineer.  The candidate must have ...

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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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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Bethlehem Town Board votes to create a strong and clear vision for moving Bethlehem Forward

On June 22, 2022, the Bethlehem Town Board adopted a new Comprehensive Plan that will inform the community’s future land use, development, policy, programs, and infrastructure decisions.

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This Comprehensive Plan Update p...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Press Release for Historic Farmland Protection Purchase

Historic Farmland Protection Purchase June 2022

On June 8, the Bethlehem Town Board approved an agreement for the purchase of more than 300 acres of historic farmland in the town.

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Homeowner tax rebate credit (HTRC) checks are currently being sent out by NYS Department of Taxation

Homeowner tax rebate credit (HTRC) checks are currently being sent out by NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.  Be sure to check your mailbox.  See the link below for information about the program.  Click on check lookup butt...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Planning Board to Resume In-Person Meetings Effective 06/21/2022

Members of the public may view and listen to the live meetings by visiting the Town Website / Meeting Portal, verifying that "Live" is displayed, selecting the meeting date, then clicking on the video icon.  Agendas, minutes, and past m...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Help Wanted - Seasonal Laborers in Highway Department

The Town of Bethlehem Highway Department is seeking Seasonal Laborers who are at least 18 years of age to perform manual tasks based on the season.  These tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Collecting brush, branches, containerized grass ...
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Posted on: May 13, 2022

PaintCare: FREE, Easy drop-off program for paint in New York State!

Paint Care Image For Recycling

The program is funded through the payment of a minimal fee at the time of purchase of new paint in NYS.  “Legacy paint” that was purchased before this program went into effect in May 2022 can be dropped off at no cost. This program was created by...

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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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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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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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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Deer in Spring Information and Avoid Bear Conflict

The Town of Bethlehem Police Department dispatchers often receive numerous calls of deer as well as bears seen in town.  During spring, whitetail deer habits begin to change as they become more active.  Callers have reported bears after ...

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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

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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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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: 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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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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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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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Request For Proposals being accepted for Parks & Rec ADA-Related Assessments, Evals, Recommendations

Request For Proposals are currently being accepted for:Parks and Recreation ADA-Related Assessments, Evaluations, and RecommendationsQuestions and inquiries should be directed to the Parks and Recreation Administrator, Jason Gallo, jgallo@towofbethlehem.o...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Police Press Release - Structure Fire on Glenmont Road

On Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 2:42 PM, the Bethlehem Police Department received a report of a structure fire at 202 Glenmont Rd, Glenmont. Upon arrival of the first police and fire units, the detached garage on the rear portion of the property was found to ...

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Police Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

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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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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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

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Senior Events - Sign up now for the May/June programs, don't wait space is limited

There is so much to do at Bethlehem Senior Services.  Check out our newsletter for full details.

Sign up now for the May/June programs, don't wait space is limited.  Here is a listing of a few events:

Proctor's (My Fair L...

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