Borough of
New Bethlehem

210 Lafayette Street
New Bethlehem, PA. 16242
Phone: (814) 275-2003
Fax: (814) 275-4269
[email protected]

Borough & RVMA Vacancies

New Bethlehem Borough
December 11, 2017

New Bethlehem Borough announces a vacancy on Borough Council for a 2-year term due to the recent election of Darren Bain to the Redbank Valley School Board and his ineligibility to serve on both boards.  He has submitted his resignation to New Bethlehem Borough Council. The vacancy must be filled by Council by January 7, 2018. Persons interested in the position should submit a letter of interest to Council by the reorganizational meeting on January 2, 2018, for possible appointment to Council.

Letters may be mailed to Rich McGarrity, Secretary at 210 Lafayette Street or may be dropped off at the Jewelry Shoppe at 309 Broad Street.  Interviews may be conducted at the regular meeting at 7 pm on December 19, 2017 or on January 2, 2018.  New Council members must submit their affidavits of residency and will be sworn in at the reorganizational meeting on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7 pm at the Alltel Building.

A council member must be a registered voter who has resided in the Borough for at least one year, must agree to take and pass two National Incident Management tests, complete the required statement of financial interests and attend regular meetings.

Redbank Valley Municipal Authority – As was previously reported in The Leader-Vindicator, New Bethlehem Borough Council also announces 2 vacancies due to a pending retirement and expiration of term on the Redbank Valley Municipal Authority which manages the provision of water and sewage services for New Bethlehem Borough and some of the surrounding municipalities.  The vacancies are for a 4 and a 5-year term. Borough residents who are interested in attending are asked to send a letter of interest to Borough Council by its next meeting on Dec. 19, 2017 at 7 PM, at the Alltel Building on Lafayette Street. Interviews may be conducted during that meeting. Letters may be sent to the above addresses.

Persons interested in any of the positions are encouraged to attend the Borough Council meeting on December 19th or for the RVMA, its meeting on December 21st at 7 PM, both at the Alltel Building or speak with any current member of either board.   Please call the Borough Office at 275-2003 for more information. Council appreciates those who are willing to serve in these capacities for the good of the community.

For questions or more info, please call 814.275.2003 or visit: or

Upcoming Events

all-day Martial Arts Classes
Martial Arts Classes
Dec 13 all-day
A variety of classes are offered by the American Karate Academy at the First Baptist Church in Distant including martial arts classes on Thursday evenings. See or call 724-868-2771.
9:00 am Yoga Class
Yoga Class
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Every Thursday morning 9:00 to 10:00 AM New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church. Call Babs at 724-525-0792. Sold in blocks of 6 classes for $36.00. Walk ins are welcome.
12:00 pm Redbank Valley Chamber Bd Meeting @ New Bethlehem Public Library
Redbank Valley Chamber Bd Meeting @ New Bethlehem Public Library
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Monthly meeting of the Redbank Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at the Library. Members welcomed. $5 lunches are catered. RSVP by Tuesday to 814-275-3929.
6:30 pm New Bethlehem Lion’s Club @ Ever Moore's Restaurant at 301 Wood St.
New Bethlehem Lion’s Club @ Ever Moore's Restaurant at 301 Wood St.
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The New Bethlehem Lion’s Club meets on 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 6:30 PM at Ever Moore’s Restaurant on Wood Street.
12:00 am Martial Arts Classes
Martial Arts Classes
Dec 17 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Martial arts classes are offered by the American Karate Academy at First Baptist Church in Distant on Monday Evenings. See or call 724-868-2771.