Bethel Town Clerk
[ Edit | View ]
Date Posted: 13:21:50 04/27/07 Fri
Town Hall Schedule - Town Hall will be closed on Mon., May 30th for Memorial Day
Town Board – May 10th & 24th – Senior Center at 7:30
Planning Board – May 8th – Senior Center at 7:30
Zoning Board – May 21st – Justice Court at 7:30
Youth Board – May 22nd – Justice Court at 7:00
911 House Numbering
Please remember to post your house number (911 number) clearly visible from the roadway. Numbers should be reflective and 3” high. If you do not know your house number contact B.J. Gettel in the Building Department at 583-4649 ext. 15 and she will be happy to help you.
Veterans Memorial Service - Veterans Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Arthur L. Vassmer Town Park, (Town Square), Kauneonga Lake on Memorial Day, May 30th. All are welcome.
Annual Spring Clean-Up
The Spring Clean-Up will be held on the 1st Saturday in May (May 5th) for Bethel residents only. Must pre-register at Town Hall. Large bulky items can be dumped for free and must be deposited into designated containers at the Bethel Transfer Station. Metal is free all year! Air conditioners and refrigerators free, May 5th only. Car and light truck tires are charged $1.00 and must be off the rims. All vehicles entering the Transfer Station must have a car permit which is issued at the Town Clerk's office. Bring car registration for permit, old permits are still valid, you do not need a new permit. The permit is free.
The Town of Bethel will not be accepting TV’s or fluorescent bulbs at their clean-up day. These items containing mercury can be taken the SC Landfill later in the year during their Hazardous Household Waste Day (usually in June).
The Club at Smallwood
Location: 250 Sgt. Andrew Brucher Road, next to Friend's Restaurant.
Membership: Open to all Sullivan County residents. Call Janie at 583-0595.
The Club at Smallwood applied for and won a grant from the Sullivan Renaissance organization for beautification of The Club grounds. Last year, The Club participated with a mini-grant. This year they advanced to Category B, which requires multiple gardens. Therefore, they will be creating five new gardens including an area set aside for children's plantings. Anyone interested in gardening or wanting more information, should contact Mary Infald, Project Manager, at 583-5737.
Recreation Program Announcements
The Town of Bethel Department of Parks & Recreation will be holding registration on Saturday, May 12th from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon at the Bethel Youth Center, Rt 55 Kauneonga Lake for the following:
NY Aquarium & Coney Island Family Bus Trip to be held on Saturday, June 9th. The coach buses leave White Lake at 7:30 AM for an enjoyable day at the NY Aquarium and Coney Island. The buses leave Coney Island at 6:00 PM. The cost of the trip is FREE to Bethel Youth (up to 21 yrs. old) and $24 for Adults and non-resident Youth. This includes admission to the Aquarium and a seat on the coach bus. A $1 per person will be collected for the bus driver’s tip.
Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Family Bus trip to be held Thursday, August 9, 2007. The buses will leave White Lake at 8:00 AM and leave Dorney Park at 7 PM. Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom is located in Allentown, PA. Prices are based on age and held due to ride restrictions/requirements and include admission to both parks and a seat on the coach bus:
Costs for Bethel Residents are:
Free – Bethel Youth 3 and under
$16 for Bethel Youth: Juniors (Children 4 years old+ and under 48” in shoes)
$21 for Bethel Youth (4 years of age and over 48” in shoes up to age 21)
$33 for Seniors (age 62+)
$38 for Adults
Costs for Non-Bethel Residents are:
$16 for Children 3 and under
$33 for Youth: Juniors (Children 4yrs old+ and under 48” in shoes)
$33 for Seniors (age 62+)
$38 for Adults and Youth (4 years of age+ and over 48” in shoes)
All Day Summer Camp, a 7-week program, for children who have completed Pre-Kindergarten and are entering Kindergarten in the follow (proof required) up to age 12. The camp operates at the Bethel Town Park, Monday – Friday, from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Activities include swim instruction, arts & crafts, organized sports, reading and dramatics, theme days, special events and trips. The camp is held rain or shine (the Bethel youth center is used on severe weather days). Campers are to provide their own morning snack and bagged lunch. The program supplies an afternoon snack. The program starts on July 2nd and ends on August 17th. Fees are as follows: $600 for the 1st child in an immediate family, $450 for the 2nd child and $350 for the 3rd child. Part-time slots are available at a reduced cost. Payment of the fees must be received in full before July 2nd – 1/3 of the fee is due at registration. Limited to 20 spots full-time, 5 part-time spots. Great camper-counselor ratios.
Bethel Youth Morning Summer Program, a 6-week 3-hour program. This program has been in Bethel since the 1960’s. It consists of American Red Cross Swim Instruction, Arts & Crafts, Organized sports, games and outdoor activities, reading and dramatics, theme days, special events and trips, youth variety show and an end of the program BBQ. The cost of the program is $40 per youth and includes a program t-shirt. Bethel youth who are only interested in ONLY attending swim instruction may attend the daily lessons at no charge (funded in part by NYS OCFS administered by the Sullivan County Youth Bureau). This program is held at the Bethel Town Park located off Route 55 on Old White Lake Turnpike. The morning program begins July 2nd and ends on August 10th. The hours are 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Infant- Preschool Aquatics Program (IPAP) is offered to small children and their parents for 4 Saturdays in July. These half hour sessions teach parents and children fun and safe water skills. This is a water exploration class. First class will be held on July7th. The 11 AM class is for children ages 2.5 to 5. The 11:30 class is for children 8 months to 30 months. Cost for the program is $15 per child. Limited to 10 child in each class. Open to non-residents.
Preschool Evening Program is offered to children 3 to 5 years old who are ready to explore the water without a parent in the pool with them. This program is held twice a week for 8 half hour sessions with the lessons beginning at 6:30 PM. Also, 4 of the sessions will offer craft activities before the swim lessons. Cost for the program is $30 per child. Limited to 12 children. Open to non-residents.
Payment for all the trips and programs is due at registration, unless otherwise noted. A copy of your child’s immunization records is required for camp registration. Proof or residency is required to receive the Bethel resident costs for the trips. For further information, please contact the Town of Bethel Co-Parks and Recreation Directors: Cathy McFadden at 583-8224 or Kathy Hector at 583-1143 or Jannetta MacArthur at 292-4025.
Family Fun Day
The Bethel Youth Board is pleased to announce that on Saturday, June 30th there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Youth Pavilion at the Bethel Town Park. A Family Fun Day will be held following the ribbon cutting ceremony. Stay tuned for more information.
Bradstan Country Hotel and Cabaret - The Bradstan Country Hotel and Cabaret has re-opened for the 2007 Season on April 14th with Saturday night Cabaret and delicious deserts.
Pancake Breakfast – Kenoza Lake Fire Department
Recently voted the best pancake breakfast in Sullivan County! The Kenoza Lake Fire Department will hold their annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 6th. Breakfast included orange juice, pancakes (real maple syrup!), sausage, eggs, coffee, tea and milk. The doors open at 7:00 AM and close at 11:30 AM. TICKET PRICES: All you can eat at the amazing
price. Adults - $6.00, Children - $3.00, Children under age 5 are free. Please help support our local firemen and enjoy a delicious breakfast with your family and neighbors!
Kenoza Lake Methodist Church Chicken BBQ
The Kenoza Lake United Methodist Church will hold their annual check barbeque at the Kenoza Lake Fire House on Saturday, May 12th. This delicious meal can be eaten at the Fire House or take-outs available. Dinner is served from 4:30-7:00. Sit-Down or Take-Out $8.50 includes baked potato, salad, roll, cranberry sauce and homemade strawberry shortcake. Chicken halves $4.00.Please support this worthy cause and enjoy a delicious meal as well.
Sullivan County Tire Amnesty
The S.C. Legislature has approved a tire amnesty for 2007 began April 21st through April 28th. Four tires per household, free. Tires must be taken to a County facility, call 794-4466 for locations. This is a County program and not affiliated with the Town Clean-Up for the Town Transfer Station on Old White Lake Turnpike.
Bethel Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, May 27th 7 a.m. – Noon at the Kauneonga Lake Firehouse. O.J., pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, tea and milk. $6.00 Adults, $3.00 children under 12, children under 5 free.
SC Real Property Tax Auction
Sullivan County will hold its annual property tax auction sometime in June. For a list of properties visit the County on the web at www.co.sullivan.ny.us or www.nysauctions.com or by calling 794-3000 ext. 3242. Auction books are also available at the Town Hall and Government Center.
Bethel First Meeting
Bethel First on the calendar as the 1st Tuesday of each month – 7pm at the Seniors Center in Kauneonga Lake
Youth Board Vacancies
The Town of Bethel Youth Board has two vacancies for adult representatives and one vacancy for youth representative to attend monthly meetings. Send letter of interest to Town of Bethel Youth Board, Box 300, White Lake, NY 12786.
Tips to Keep Bear Away
According to a national study of the more than 500 people injured by bears between 1960 and 1980 in North America, 90 percent of the cases were the result of bears conditioned to people's food and habituation to human beings. Based on studies at national parks, there is conclusive evidence that improved sanitation and no-feeding regulations reduce injuries resulting from human-bear encounters. Should you encounter an aggressive bear in the woods away from houses and humans remember this: Black bear aggression is most often the result of a human threatening a bear, its cubs, or a nearby food source, and the best reaction is to reduce that threatening appearance by leaving the area in a quiet, calm manner.
Keep your distance. If a bear shows up in your back yard, stay calm. Shout at it as you would to chase away an unwanted dog. Don't approach it. If the bear won't leave, call the nearest police department for assistance.
Eliminate temptation. Bears that visit your area are often drawn there. Neighbors need to work together to reduce an area's appeal to bears. Promptly report road-killed deer to ensure their quick removal. Ask local businesses to keep Dumpsters closed and bear-proofed (chained or locked shut).
Check, please! If your dog is barking or your cat is clawing at the door to get in, try to determine what has alarmed your pet. But do it cautiously, using outside lights to full advantage and from a safe position, such as a porch or an upstairs window. All unrecognizable outside noises and disturbances should be checked, but don't do it on foot with a flashlight. Black bears blend in too well with nighttime surroundings, providing the chance for a close encounter.
Discontinue feeding suet or bird seed to birds for the entire summer. Don't feed pets outside. Even empty dishes have enough residual odor to attract a bear.
Don't leave garbage outside houses or garages. Grease, fat, bacon and other meats are extremely attractive to bears. These items should be disposed of in sealed containers. Clean garbage cans and other refuse containers with ammonia, bleach or Lysol. Ammonia works great and is cheap. A compost pile also attracts bears.
At camping areas, empty garbage dumpsters after dinner to decrease the chance of attracting bears. Construction of a garbage storage facility may be necessary if dump facilities aren't open daily. After cooking, turn the grill on high for several minutes to kill the smell of food.
DEC has posted information about black bears at: www.dec.state.ny.us
School Budget Vote May 15th
Registered voters of the following school districts (call for times):
Bethel residents in the Monticello School Dist. vote at the Duggan School - 794-7702
Bethel residents in the Sullivan-West Dist. vote at the Jeffersonville School on Schoolhouse Rd - 887-5300
Bethel residents in the Liberty School Dist. vote at the Liberty High School gym - 292-6990
Rabies Awareness Month
May is Rabies Awareness Month in Sullivan County. Rabies Clinics are held throughout the County from May until October. Each month I will update the list of clinics. Next Clinic will be May 22nd 6:00-7:30 pm at the Kauneonga Lake Firehouse Pole barn off Route 55. FREE! Pets should be at least three months old, in a carrier or on a leash. Bring current rabies certificate to validate new vaccine for 3 years. Make sure you keep your copy of the new rabies certificate issued. Sponsored by Sullivan County Public Health Nursing. If anyone would like to license their dog or renew their license I will be at the clinic to assist you.
BETHEL WEBSITE OF THE MONTH: Penny Postcards www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/special/ppcs/ppcs.html
WEBSITE OF THE MONTH: www.takemefishing.org
From the Desk of
Bethel Town Clerk
[ Post a Reply to This Message ]