News Flash

Posted on: February 22, 2024

Hands Only CPR Course - FREE - Tuesday, 2/27, 4-5pm, Town Hall Auditorium; pre-registration REQUIRED

Hands Only CPR Course - FREE - Tuesday, February 27, 4 - 5 pm, Town Hall AuditoriumLearn how hands-only CPR can help gain precious time for a person experiencing a cardiac event.  This free program will teach you how to perform hands-only CPR, a ...

Read on...

Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Help Wanted - Principal Engineering Technician

PRINCIPAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

The Town of Bethlehem Department of Public Works is seeking candidates for a Principal Engineering Technician.  Primary duties include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

  • Inspects constructi...
Read on...

Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: February 20, 2024

Help Wanted - Part-Time/Seasonal (40 hours per week) Laborers in Highway and Public Works

PART-TIME/SEASONAL (40 Hours Per Week)

Seasonal Laborers in the Highway and Department of Public Works

The Town of Bethlehem Highway Department and Department of Public Works are each seeking Seasonal Laborers who are at least 18 years of age to perform man...

Read on...

Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Applications to lease town-owned farmland in 2024 due by Friday 3/8 at 3 pm

The Town of Bethlehem's Farms and Forest Conservation Program is requesting applications from interested agricultural producers, to lease 216 acres of Town-owned farmland for the 2024 growing season.  A complete RFA packet is available at www.his...

Read on...

Application and Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Help Wanted - Engineering Internship (2 positions)

Engineering Internship (2 positions)

Paid internships are designed to give college level engineering track students practical experience in municipal engineering.  A combination of field and office assignments will be primarily focused on water, w...

Read on...

Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Help Wanted - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Internship (1 position)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Internship (1 position)

Paid internship is designed to give college level students practical experience in the use of GIS in real-world applications.  The GIS Intern will work under the supervision of the GIS C...

Read on...

Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee Members (2) Wanted

The Town of Bethlehem Announces Two Vacancies on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee

The Town Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee is in need of two passionate and knowledgeable residents who want to serve their community on this volunteer advisory committee....

Read on...

Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: February 6, 2024 | Last Modified on: June 30, 2016

Backyard Compost Unit and Rain Barrel Sale – Order by April 19!

Backyard Compost Unit and Rain Barrel Sale – Order by April 19!WHOLESALE PRICES AND FREE SHIPPING!There are several types of composters and rain barrels as well as accessories from which to choose. NOTE: Our sale is open to everyone in the Capita...

Read on...

Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: January 26, 2024

Update on Delmar Fire Department Siren Activation

The Delmar Fire District’s emergency alert sirens for Station 1 on Adams St, and Station 2 on Feura Bush Road, were reactivated a few weeks ago.  We are pleased that the community response to the sirens has been positive and supportive ...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Justice Court web pages 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 Dis...

Read on...

Albany County web site 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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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 ...

Read on...

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.

Read on...

BEMO web page Main (Home Page) News
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...

Read on...

Additional Info... 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 ...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

https://www.call811.com/ 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...

Read on...

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

Read on...

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 th...

Read on...

Additional Info... Main (Home Page) News
Posted on: June 30, 2021

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

Attend Public Fireworks Displays - Home Fireworks Illegal and Dangerous

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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

Additional Info... 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...

Read on...

Link to news article 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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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,...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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

Read on...

Additional Info... 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...

Read on...

Main (Home Page) News