The Comprehensive Plan Update Committee has been meeting twice a month over the summer to discuss draft goals and to review predominant land uses across the town with an eye toward possible future changes that will help achieve the goals and vision. A detailed set of first-draft recommendations (strategies/actions) for achieving the goals and vision will be discussed at the September 14 Committee meeting, which will be held at the Delmar-Bethlehem EMS Building located at 114 Adams Street, Delmar and begin at 6 p.m.

Attending the meeting in-person will provide the best experience, but if you can't join us at the EMS Building, you can listen to the discussion via Zoom. If you will join via Zoom, please register for the meeting. As always, recordings of the Comprehensive Plan Update Committee meetings can be watched via the Town's meeting portal. Just be sure to select Comprehensive Plan Update Committee from the drop down list at the top of the page.



To create the right set of goals and recommended actions to reach the vision for Bethlehem, we need to understand the current conditions and trends, what resources are at our disposal, and what challenges we face in the years ahead. The Bethlehem Today video presentation is a thorough overview of the Bethlehem’s natural environments and farmland areas, trends in population growth and demographics, traffic and transportation issues, sustainability efforts, housing patterns, economic development progress, and more.

(Direct link to video here: https://www.facebook.com/BethlehemForward/videos/481880842990970

Many of the full documents, plans, and maps that were reviewed to prepare the "Bethlehem Today" video can be found in the "Documents" section below and to the right on this page.

Questions? Email us at [email protected]


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2035 Community Vision
We are actively working on a community vision statement to guide us towards what Bethlehem will look like in 2035. If you attended the public meeting on March 23rd (or watch the recording) and have comments you would like to share on the value statements, vision, or topics discussed, please comment below. You can also email us at [email protected]


Over 1,750 people  took the Needs and Opportunities Survey! The Survey Summary can be reviewed in the "Documents" section below and to the right on this page. These valuable survey responses will help guide the visioning and planning process throughout the Bethlehem Forward Comprehensive Plan Update project. Thank you! A second survey is planned for Fall 2021. And remember, you can always submit your comments to the Bethlehem Forward project team anytime in the comments section below! "Your town - your voice!"

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We want to hear your thoughts! Tell us what you see as the biggest issues and opportunities facing the Town in the next 15 years and what should be done about it.