Editor, The Spotlight:
Having recently purchased a home in town, I thought it might be worth sharing one impression about the Town of Bethlehem stemming from our home search. We tried to be rather deliberate about that process, and as a result, ended up dealing with six different departments of the Town of Bethlehem. Some were basic interactions, while some were rather odd-ball situations. But in every single interaction with the Town of Bethlehem, we found the professionalism, level of service, and the care and concern about town residents to be a pleasant surprise. Over the course of dozens of interactions with Town employees, we witnessed a town government that works for the good of the community. In particular, thank you to the help extended by members of the Assessor's Office, Building Division, Development Planning Committee, Engineering Division, Planning Division, Police Department, and others behind the scenes. For full disclosure, I have no political involvement in town, but simply wanted to say that after debating long and hard about where we would live, that experience just reinforced that we're pleased to be settling in the Town of Bethlehem.