Every business operating in the Town of Bethlehem next year will pay more for its business license.
The Bethlehem Town Council on Monday night approved a new fee structure that goes into effect January 2011.
Instead of the current flat rate of $20, each business will pay a base fee of $25 and an additional $5 per employee beyond the first three.
However, the town’s largest employer, Harrison Poultry, will not face the full impact of the increase. At last month’s meeting, company officials complained that with 700 or more employees, Harrison would have to pay as much as $4,500 for its business license.