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    Bethlehem Township Releases New Website

    August 15, 2022
    Bethlehem Township is pleased to announce the release of its new website www.bethlehemtownship.org. The website was redesigned with an emphasis on increasing communication with Township residents and businesses. The streamlined design makes it easier to find important information.

    Some of the new features include an Upcoming Meetings Component which offers direct links to agendas and zoom meetings directly on the homepage. We have also included an "I WANT TO" menu with quick links to some of the most frequently visited pages on the site. A new interactive "circle" menu allows you to quickly access any Township Department. For added convenience a search bar is available on all pages. You can easily contact our staff by selecting the "Leave a Message" button located at the bottom of every page.

    In the event the new website does not display correctly for you the first time, we recommend deleting your web browsing history. Please feel free to contact us should you have any problems.



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    PPIS System Operator Position

    July 7, 2022
    The Bethlehem Township Physical Plant Division (PPIS) currently has a system operator position available. Applicants must possess a mechanical aptitude, and a willingness to work in the wastewater and building maintenance industry. Work generally consists of; wastewater utility, mechanical systems, electrical, and control system operations and maintenance. The successful applicant will be provided training in order to perform all aspects of the position. Securing a PA CDL, PADEP operator certification, and successfully obtaining multiple OSHA certifications will be required in order to be considered for future upgrades and advancement. Training will include; understanding how to inspect, maintain, and repair wastewater facilities. The successful applicant during the training period, will be under direct supervision, until able to work independently is achieved. Applicants should also possess a good understanding of personal and hand-held computer operations. A valid PA State driver’s license is required, and must possess no less than a diploma from an accredited high school, or possess a GED. Future stand-by (compensated) rotation is mandatory, once training is complete. The starting hourly wage is scalable, depending on experience, existing certifications and or licenses.

    Please complete our standard job application, attach your resume, and send electronically to; shunsberger@bethlehemtwp.com, mail to or drop off at our non-postal parcel receiving box at Bethlehem Township Physical Plant Division, 3535 Orth Street, Bethlehem PA 18020. The non-postal receiving box is located at our front entrance.

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    Oakland Road Detour in affect - 5/9 to 5/13

    May 3, 2022
    Oakland Road will be closed from Hecktown Road to Princeton Place for construction (milling and paving) on 5/9 through 5/13. A detour will be in affect during normal hours 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The road will be open after 6:00PM nightly during construction. Curb replacement work is scheduled for 5/5 through 5/6, with minor traffic modifications. The road will remain open during this work.

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    Zoning Hearing Board Meeting

    March 7, 2022
    The next Zoning Hearing Board meeting is March 30, 2022, at 6:30 p.m., with both in-person and virtual attendance options. Please click HERE for the latest agenda and meeting information.

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    Bethlehem Township Establishes a Stormwater Program

    February 10, 2022
    Bethlehem Township establishes a stormwater program meant to meet the needs of decades-old flooding, and newly imposed water quality permit requirements. To read more CLICK HERE

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    Recycling Center Closed

    December 30, 2021
    The Recycling Center will be closed Friday, December 31, 2021 and Saturday, January 1, 2022.

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    Oakland Road Paving Restoration

    December 2, 2021
    Starting Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:00AM

    The Bethlehem Township Municipal Authority (BTMA) will be performing paving restoration on Oakland Road from Hecktown Road to Harvard Place, Bethlehem Township. The road will be open to single lane flagged traffic control from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, will fully close at 9:00 AM through 3:00 PM, and reopening to single lane traffic at 3:00 PM. Traffic related to emergency vehicles and residents living within the construction site will be accommodated. Due to expected traffic delays, taking an alternate route to Northampton Community College south entrance, as well as heading west to Hecktown Road and east to Easton Avenue is recommended. A traffic detour route will be in effect.

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    Public Notice - Pollutant Reduction Plan Revisions

    November 16, 2021
    Bethlehem Township hereby gives notice of the 30-day public comment period for its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES) Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP). Best management practices (BMPs) are proposed in the Plan to satisfy PRP requirements for the NPDES Permit and local stream impairments.

    The public is invited to review this document and provide written comments to the Township Manager:

    Doug Bruce
    dbruce@bethlehemtwp.com
    4225 Easton Avenue
    Bethlehem, PA 18020

    The 30-day public comment period begins November 19, 2021 and ends December 19, 2021.

    Review the Pollutant Reduction Plan Revisions

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    Oakland Road Paving Restoration

    November 8, 2021
    Starting Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00AM

    The Bethlehem Township Municipal Authority (BTMA) will begin paving restoration of Oakland Road from Hecktown Road to Harvard Place, Bethlehem Township. The road will be open to single lane flagged traffic control from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, will fully close at 9:00 AM through 3:00 PM, and reopening to single lane traffic at 3:00 PM. Traffic related to emergency vehicles and residents living within the construction site will be accommodated. Due to expected traffic delays, taking an alternate route to Northampton Community College south entrance, as well as heading west to Hecktown Road and east to Easton Avenue is recommended. A traffic detour route will be in effect.

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    2022 Budget Hearings

    October 18, 2021
    Thursday, October 21st 6-8 p.m. (Public Works, Police, BTCC)

    Join Zoom Meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86559590067
    Meeting ID: 865 5959 0067

    Tuesday, October 26th, 6-8 p.m.
    (Stormwater, fire companies, athletic associations)
    Join Zoom Meeting; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86389908861
    Meeting ID: 863 8990 8861

    Saturday October 30th, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
    (PPIS/sewer, planning, finance/administration)
    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87284834645
    Meeting ID: 872 8483 4645

    Please click on the link to view all documents for these meetings:
    https://bethlehemtownship.org/budgetaudit

    Hard copies will be available for pick-up at the municipal building at Monday's board meeting. The meetings will be held at the municipal building, 4225 Easton Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18020, and will be open to the public. The federal CDC recommends everyone wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status.

    In addition, these meetings will also be held electronically through Zoom or call-in by phone. When joining by computer or compatible video enabled video/audio device, Select Computer Audio. If calling in by telephone only, use the provided telephone number, and the meeting ID when prompted. Telephone calls are not toll free, we recommend using 267-831-0333 (Philadelphia). Be aware that data and calling charges are applicable, and to verify with your telephone carrier before calling.

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    Board of Commissioners Meeting

    October 4, 2021
    The meeting will be held at the municipal building, 4225 Easton Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18020, and will be open to the public. Federal CDC guidelines recommend wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing if you are not fully vaccinated. In addition, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will also be held electronically through Zoom or call-in by phone. When joining by computer or compatible video enabled video/audio device, Select Computer Audio. If calling in by telephone only, use the provided telephone number, and the meeting ID when prompted. Telephone calls are not toll free, we recommend using 267-831-0333 (Philadelphia). Be aware that data and calling charges are applicable, and to verify with your telephone carrier before calling.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86523412684
    Meeting ID: 865 2341 2684
    Please click HERE for the latest agenda and meeting information.

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    Stormwater Program Fee Being Developed

    September 3, 2021
    Bethlehem Township has established a steering committee to evaluate and consider how the municipality should pay for its stormwater management program costs, including necessary improvements created by unfunded mandates in addition to short- and long-term maintenance needs. For more information please click HERE

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    Planning Commission Special Meeting

    August 4, 2021
    On Monday, August 30, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., the Bethlehem Township Planning Commission will hold a special public meeting at the Bethlehem Township Municipal Building, 4225 Easton Avenue, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to entertain the Mill Creek Business Center land development plan.

    Interested parties can attend in person, or via Zoom:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82729130920
    Dial in: 1(267)831-0333
    Zoom Meeting #: 827 2913 0920.

    All interested persons are invited to attend.

    Amanda L. Raudenbush, AICP
    Planning Director

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