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Bethlehem is a city of 75,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania - a city known for its rich colonial and industrial history. Today Bethlehem is experiencing an economic and cultural renaissance promising a future as bright as the city's past.

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Theis/Cornfeld Recycling CenterJanuary 31, 2015

Due to the chill below zero, the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center will open at 12 noon on Saturday, January 31, 2015

Job Opening - Relief Operator I/II

The City of Bethlehem Water Filtration Plant is accepting applications to be considered for this position. Requirements include experience in operation/maintenance of water treatment plant equipment and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing experience. Technical school training in electronics, electricity or mechanic preferred. Current PA DEP Water Systems Operator Class WA License with Sub-Classifications 2, 7, 8, 10, and 11 preferred. Must possess valid driver’s license.

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Curbside Pickup ScheduleJanuary 26, 2015

There will be no Curbside pick up Tue 1/27/15 due to snow.

The Theis/Cornfeld recycling center will also be closed Tue 1/27/15.

Curbside make up day will be on Sat 1/31/15

Mayor Donchez Announces Open Door Policy for 2015January 7, 2015

Mayor Bob Donchez announced today that he will continue to hold his open-door policy throughout the year of 2015, so residents of the city can meet with him one-on-one.

“It is my belief that government should be accessible, open and responsive to the concerns of its constituents.  My open door policy gives Bethlehem residents the opportunity to come in, sit down, and discuss concerns or offer suggestions about the City directly with their Mayor,” Mayor Donchez said.  “I truly believe that there are a lot of great ideas held by our residents and I want to hear them.”

The Mayor will open his door to the public on the second Monday of each month, beginning from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m. The discussions will be 15 minutes in length and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors will open up at 9:00 a.m. and interested individuals will be asked to sign in and wait in the 2nd Floor Lobby until their allotted time. Residents may only sign-in once per month, and are invited to return each month if they wish. 

List of 2015 Open Door Dates:

January 12 July 13
February 9 August 10
March 9 September 14
April 13   October 12
May 11     November 9
June 8    December 14

The Mayor’s Office is located at 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 on the 2nd Floor of Building B.