Bethel City Council Takes Up Nepotism and Water Rates

by Ben Matheson on June 10, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-05-23 at 5.46.55 PMIn its Tuesday meeting, the council can pass a new nepotism policy that spells out the rules for employing immediate family members within the city. The council could modify the language to add “domestic partner and significant other” to the definition of immediate family.

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And once again, the council will continue a public hearing on raising water and sewer rates. The city has been hesitant to adopt a new rate structure that captures the cost of service and begins to save money for the future.

The council will also look at several lease agreements with groups who are not paying for the leases.

The council will hear an appeal from an Anchorage Daily News Reporter about a public records request for the investigation into nepotism, personnel issues, and contracts. They will finish by going into executive session related to another public records request for the investigation report. They will also discuss litigation between the city and Hoffman Fuel.

The Council will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. The meeting will be aired live on 640 am and streamed at

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