Apply online for part-time 2020 Census Taker positions. Employment term runs through August 2020 – Census Employment Info

Recreation Board Information Pamphletclick here

“The municipalities of Bethel, Marion and Tulpehocken Townships, Berks County, are assessing recreation opportunities through the development of a joint Comprehensive Recreation, Park, Open Space and Greenway Plan. As part of the planning project an online survey has been developed to obtain residents opinions on parks and recreation in the three communities. Please follow the online link below to complete the survey. Your opinion is important and will help to guide the planning process. Thank you for taking the time to participate.”  Please copy and paste this link in your browser.

Bethel Township Board of Supervisors held the hearing for the proposed zoning ordinance and map changes July 16, 2018.  The Board of Supervisors have decided to revisit in conjunction with the Planning Commission to take in consideration the comments from the hearing.  At the August 28th meeting that was held, the BOS & PC discussed half of the properties that were identified from the July 16th transcript.  Detailed discussion ensued on those properties, no changes have been made so far to the map or ordinance, the other properties in question from the transcript will be discussed at the next joint meeting. At the September 25th meeting discussion took place on the remaining properties. At the October 23rd meeting they discussed specific language in each of the districts as it pertained to the properties discussed during the hearing and meetings. At the November 19th meeting discussion took place on specific commercial uses on several properties. At the February 12, 2019 meeting discussion on Neighborhood Commercial (name of the zone) and Ag Provision sections. At the March 26th meeting further discussion on zoning map changes. At the April 23rd meeting further discussion on zoning map changes.  At the May 28th meeting, text changes were brought up for members to revisit. No decisions were voted on. Time given for new Engineer and Solicitor to review ordinance.  At the August 27th meeting questions were raised what the zoning district should be for 6 locations. There was a consensus on the 6 locations that the new map will reflect the the desires of the Boards. Planning Commission anticipates recommending to the Board of Supervisors at their September meeting the amendments to the zoning map and zoning ordinance. 

Current Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map may be viewed under the Zoning/Building tab in top ribbon, scroll down to view.  Look for proposed zoning map and proposed zoning ordinance after the September 24th meeting.


PA Right To Know

Right To Know Form – Print, fill in,  and submit to:  Open Records Officer, Bethel Township, 60 Klahr Rd., Bethel, PA  19507, or fax to 717-933-4642.   For regulations, policies and procedures copy and paste this link:  Note fee scheduleResolution 2019-08 Fees,    Open Records Contact Information.

Information for the Spotted Lanternfly pictures   Take a minute to read this important information regarding the Spotted Lanternfly,  1) how to identify, 2) where the insect may be found, 3) signs and symptoms and 4) what to do if found: – Spotted Lanternfly Info

 BETHEL TOWNSHIP NEWS BLAST   Bethel Township has put together a list of email addresses for residents to be notified of up-coming events and general pertinent information. If you would like to be included, please email the Township at  Please remember if your email changes to let us know.  Your email will be for Township notifications only!!
Informative article from our Townships Today magazine regarding recycling… here

Please find information regarding the Upper Tulpehocken Recycling Program.  Click Here

There is a new upgraded BerksAlert mass notification system.  Click here to read about and how to register for notifications. 

Service Fee Program if you are interested in paying your Parking Ticket Fine, Right To Know Police Accident Report or Township Permit fees. Please read the fee disclosure before proceeding to our Service Fee Program –  Fee Disclosure      Service Fee Program

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

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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