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    Bethlehem Township Leaf Collection

    October 5, 2022
    Starting Monday, November 28, 2022, Bethlehem Township's public works department will begin making one final pass around the entire township for collection of leaves. Property owners and residents are asked to please make sure all leaves are out at roadside.

    Please move all cars or other objects away from leaf piles as we cannot get close and risk damage. Also please remove branches and tarps, or the piles will be passed by. It may take two weeks to get through the entire township, based on weather and volume of leaves.

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    Advisory: ROAD CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC

    December 5, 2022
    ROAD CLOSURE - Church Rd between Wm Penn Hwy & Country Club Rd will be CLOSED to through traffic 7am-4pm Tue. 12/6 & Wed. 12/7

    UPCOMING ROAD CLOSURE - Church Road between Wm Penn Hwy & Country Club Road will be CLOSED to through traffic on Tuesday, December 6th and Wednesday, December 7th 2022, from 7:00AM until 4:00PM each day, reopening each night.

    Motorists should take alternate area routes (Farmersville Rd, Green Pond Rd & Chipman Rd for travel between Wm Penn Hwy & Country Club Road. Chipman Road is the designated DETOUR for motorist not familiar with alternate routes.

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    Proposals For Strategic Active Transportation Plan

    October 24, 2022
    Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania is soliciting proposals from planning and design firms, including engineering and/or landscape architecture firms, related to the creation of a strategic active transportation plan. Firms will develop a planning document identifying goals, actions, and projects to enhance, strengthen, and advance the active transportation choices in the Township. This Request for Proposal (RFP) describes the scope of services, budget, submittal requirements, and review and selection criteria. Failure to submit information in accordance with the requirements of this RFP may be cause for disqualification. Download the RFP.

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    Remembering Malissa Davis

    October 24, 2022
    Township commissioner Malissa Davis passed away October 14. Ms. Davis served for seven years as the township's at-large commissioner. She will be greatly missed by those who were privileged to have worked with her. The township's staff and commissioners extend sincere condolences to Ms. Davis's family, friends, and colleagues.

    Malissa Davis



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    Trick or Treat - October 28th

    October 17, 2022
    Bethlehem Township Trick or Treat will be held on Friday, October 28th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Rain or Shine!

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    Advisory: ROAD CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC

    October 10, 2022
    ROAD CLOSED TO THRU TRAFFIC – Township Line Road south of Highland Ave. - Starting at 7am, Tuesday, October 11,2022 until end of day Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

    Township Line Road will be closed to through traffic south of Highland Avenue (& U.S Rt. 22) at the railroad crossing which is in the City of Bethlehem just before Santee Mill Road. Norfolk Southern will be performing repairs and maintenance to the railroad crossing. Road closure and detour postings will be in effect. No through traffic will be permitted.

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    Bethlehem Township PRP Public Comment Notice

    October 5, 2022
    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 October 10, 2022 and ends November 9, 2022.
    You can view the plan HERE or at the Township Municipal Building, 4225 Easton Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18020.

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    2023 Budget Hearing Meeting Schedule

    October 12, 2022 (revised)
    Thursday, October 20th, 6-8pm (Police, BTCC, Community Development)
    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634227953
    Meeting ID: 896 3422 7953

    Tuesday, October 25th, 6-8pm
    (Fire companies, Athletic Associations)
    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634227953
    Meeting ID: 896 3422 7953

    Thursday, November 3rd, 6-8pm
    (PPIS/sewer, Public Works, Finance, Remaining discussion (Admin, etc.))
    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89634227953
    Meeting ID: 896 3422 7953

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

    In addition, 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.

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    Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

    August 16, 2022
    Northampton County Department of Public Works will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on October 1st at Northampton Community College 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM, rain or shine. This event is intended for Northampton County residents only and online pre-registration is required.

    Information from Northampton county can be found HERE.
    Accepted Materials can be found HERE.

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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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    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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    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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    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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