Earth Day 2016

To raise awareness of Earth Day 2016, your Environmental Advisory Council is sponsoring a litter pickup on Saturday, April 23rd. Trash will be collected from the on/off ramps at one of the exits of Interstate 78. Volunteer help from township residents with this effort would be most welcome and much appreciated. If you would like to participate in helping to keep Bethel Township a beautiful place to live, meet at the Bethel Library Annex Building at 9:00 a.m. on April 23rd, rain or shine. The pickup should last about three hours. Please wear weather appropriate clothing including sturdy shoes or boots. Work gloves and brightly colored safety vests will be provided. This project is open to school age children and adults, however elementary and middle school children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Lunch will be provided free of charge. In order to make lunch arrangements beforehand, please call EAC Chairperson Mike Najarian at 933-4682 prior to April 22nd. Won’t you lend a hand to help rid Bethel Township of unsightly and objectionable trash?

On May 7, 2016, looking for some fun, for one, or the whole family?  Read below!!!
Your Environmental Advisory Council is excited to announce that it is sponsoring a family oriented activity to examine the water quality of the Little Swatara Creek system. Working with the cooperation of Camp Swatara and with the financial support of the Reading Area Water Authority, participants will have the opportunity to collect and learn about the small aquatic insect life which inhabits a tributary of the Little Swatara Creek and perform some basic chemical tests of the water in which that life is found. For complete details, see the registration form and the instructional agenda below. Both forms can be downloaded and printed or you can obtain copies of each at the Bethel Township Municipal Building office or the Bethel-Tulpehocken Library. Won’t you join us for a fun-filled day of exploring your beautiful Bethel Township environment?  Click below for registration and agenda information.

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Two recycling bins are placed for your convenience. One for commingled and one for paper. Please use appropriate bin for items.  Thank you!

 Something new in Bethel Township…..

       Visit the Recreation Board Page to see the exciting plan for the Frystown Playground!!!

Click here to see how you could be a part of building the Frystown playground and have the Recreation Board’s vision become real.

Just moved to Bethel Township?  This information may interest you!! - Welcome to Bethel Township

Whenever  you see a Veteran, “Thank” them for the service they gave to this Country and for the privileges you have today!

Please contact your local Fire Company to purchase your green reflectors  to help them find you when you need help. 

Bethel: 717.933.5236, Frystown: 717.673.2521

 Reading is upgrading and modernizing their bridge infrastructure. click on the link to see a map on the Buttonwood Street Bridge detours and other information.Bridge Info  To stay updated on the bridge improvement projects visit 

Would you like to attend a meeting?!?!  Check the calendar, lower left column.  Click on “click for full calendar” for dates.  Click on “next event” for the next month.

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Bethel Township offers the convenience of accepting MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Visa credit cards for Tax Bill payments, Sewer payments, or Township fees. The payment processing company charges a convenience fee of 2.45% or $3.00 minimum to cardholders who use this service. Just stop by our office, give us a call or go online to use your MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express or Visa.

All tax bill payments submitted by credit card must be paid in Full.  No partial payments will be accepted. This is the same policy when paying the bill by check or cash directly to the tax collector.  The only receipt you receive is the one you print when you make the payment. If you desire a bill receipt, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the collector with your request. The address is PO Box 4, Bethel Pa. 19507.


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