Bethel City Council to Discuss Private Investigation and Public Peace Ordinance

by Ben Matheson on April 7, 2014

The Bethel City Council will take a first look Tuesday at a rewrite of Title 9 in city code called Public Peace, Morals, and Welfare. In addition to clearing up the language, the ordinance would add a $300 fine for a vehicle parked too close to the fire station driveway or a fire hydrant. Illegally selling fireworks will carry a fine of $1,000.

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The agenda includes an executive session related to the private investigation into nepotism, personnel issues, and contracts. The council at their meeting two weeks ago indicated that the investigation costing up to $40,000 had advanced quite far in the process.

The council can act on a $32,000 budget move to pay a contractor for impounding equipment belonging to Elite Mechanical that was left on city property. Council members were not happy at the last meeting with City Manager Lee Foley’s choice to move the equipment without asking the council first.

The council can advance a contract with M-W Drilling to connect a newly drilled well in City Subdivision to the water treatment plant. That project could be done by September.

They will consider the appointment of Delbert Egoak to the Finance Committee.

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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