Archive for category Bethlehem Township

Beth Tp Comm’rs Approve Three-Year Contract With Police, Road Crew

At their Monday night meeting, Bethlehem Township Commissioners unanimously approved labor contracts with two of the three unions representing their workforce. Three-year deals were approved for both the 25 road crew and 32 police officers that will co…

Bethlehem Tp Tax Rate To Remain Steady Next Year

Unanimously, Bethlehem Tp Commissioners voted last night to advertise a budget for next year that holds the line on taxes for a second year in a row. But to do so, officials will have to dip into cash reserves. They will start 2018 with an opening cash…

Bethlehem Tp Receives Major Award!

Bethlehem Township is one of two municipalities from Lehigh County and two from Northampton County to receive a “Community of Distinction” award at a ceremony hosted by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. Factors considered included multi-municipal planning, multi-modal planning, preservation of natural resources and infrastructure planning and improvements.

“It was a great night for Bethlehem  Township and we are already planning our applications for next year’s awards!” said Manager Melissa Shafer (far left above).

I do not know the other Northampton County community honored or the two Lehigh County communities.If you have that information, please post. .

Bethlehem Township sisters can’t drive 55 (PHOTOS)

The young sisters race hobby stock cars every Saturday night at Mahoning Valley Speedway.

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“I feel the need – the need for speed!” That’s the line by …

Calls for prayer, safe resolution to Bethlehem standoff ignites social media

Here’s what people were saying as the situation unfolded.

Standoff over: Homicide suspect in custody, schools’ lockdown lifted

The person allegedly killed Joseph Mullner in Lehigh Township.

A man allegedly responsible for a homicide resulting from a double shooting Wednesday night in Lehigh Township is n…

Sacred Heart Hospital merging with St. Luke’s health network

The two medical care providers announced the partnership at a news conference Tuesday morning.

Twenty years after they first discussed merging, Sacred Heart Hospital in Alle…

Bethlehem Tp Considers Fire Tax, Tax Break For Volunteers

Bethlehem Tp Volunteer Fire Co. Engine 1712Bethlehem Township’s volunteer firefighters may soon receive a tax credit for their service under a new law recently signed by Gov. Tom Wolf.Under this law, municipalities now have the option of establishing a…

Roadwork in Bethlehem Township

According to Bethlehem Township Manager Melissa Shafer’s monthly report, several road and bridge projects are under way.

Willow Park Road Bridge Replacement – Willow Park Road has been shut down, with a detour approved between August 14 and October 13, 2017.

Middletown Road Bridge Replacement – the township awaits construction details. Work could start this or next year.

Easton Avenue Repaving (Butztown Road to Farmersville Road south) – ADA curb ramp work is to begin immediately. Paving will be night work only with a completion date of August 2018. Traffic disruption should be at a minimum.

Easton Avenue Repaving (Hope Road east into Palmer Township) – ADA curb ramp work is to begin immediately. Paving will be night work only with a completion date of August 2018. Traffic disruption should be at a minimum.

Brodhead Road Construction In progress, with a one-way detour has been flipped to the other lane. Township Commissioners approved a $49,000 change order at their September 18 meeting, with $4,000 for a UGI line that needed to be moved and $45,000 for additional millwork between Township Line Road and Commerce Boulevard. The vote for the change order was 3-1, with Howard Kutzler dissenting. Kutzler had no problem with the UGI line, but felt that the additional millwork should have been part of the initial bid.

St.Luke’s Anderson Campus To Double in Size

At their September 18 meeting, Bethlehem Township Commissioners voted 4-0 to approve an expansion at St. Luke’s Anderson 500-acre campus that will allow the hospital to double its capacity. “Tower Two,” a four-story hospital building nearly identical …