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Bethel City Council Meeting Wrap-Up: November 28

Nov 29, 2017

Bethel City Council meeting wrap-up for November 28, 2017.
Credit Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Bethel City Council members Leif Albertson, Naim Shabani, Mitchell Forbes, Mayor Richard Robb, and Raymond "Thor" Williams were in attendance for the meeting, with Vice Mayor Fred Watson and Mark Springer participating via telephone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our coverage on this meeting

 

Bethel City Council Approves 2019 List Of Construction Priority Requests For The State

Bethel City Council Postpones Vote On Rental Property Tax Exemptions

Bethel City Council Introduces Budget Modification For Maintenance And Equipment

 

Unfinished Business

 

A) Introduction of Ordinance 17-46: Amending The Bethel Municipal Code Chapter 4.16.160 Tax Exemptions Rental Units Tax Exemption On Fuel And Electricity.

 

  • Council decided to postpone a vote on the ordinance until the end of January 2018. The Ordinance was introduced by Council Member Naim Shabani and can be found on page 34 of the meeting packet.

 

B) Public Hearing Of Ordinance 17-47: Supporting The Amendment To The Official Map And Land Use Code.

 

  • The ordinance passed with a five to one vote; Council Member Raymond "Thor" Williams in opposition. The ordinance was introduced by City Manager Peter Williams and can be found on page 41 of the meeting packet.

 

New Business

 

A) Introduction of Ordinance 17-48: Amending Fees And Charges Related To Alcohol, Subdivisions.

 

  • Motion carried to postpone vote until the end of January. Introduced by City Manager Peter Williams and can be found on page 44 of the meeting packet.

 

B) Introduction of Budget Ordinance 17-28(d): Ordinance of the Bethel City Council Amending the Adopted Annual FY 2018 Budget.

 

  • Introduced with a six to one vote; Council member Raymond "Thor" Williams in opposition. Ordinance was introduced by City Manager Peter Williams and can be found on page 46 of the meeting packet. Correction: a previous edit said Ordinance 17-28(d) passed, when it was just introduced.

 

C) Resolution 17-20: City Of Bethel Priorities For The FY 2019 State Of Alaska Capital Budget.

 

  • Resolution passed unanimously. Introduced by City Manager Peter Williams and can be found on page 78 of the meeting packet.

 

D) Resolution 17-21: Authorizing The Administration To Amend The City Of Bethel Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Participation Agreement To Exempt The Position Of The Police Chief From Participation In PERS.

 

  • Passed in a four to three vote; Council members Naim Shabani, Fred Watson, and Raymond "Thor" Williams in opposition. Introduced by City Manager Peter Williams and can be found on page 78 of the meeting packet.

 

E) Action Memoranda 17-71: Re-Appointment Of Committee And Commission Members For A Term Of Three Years: Michelle DeWitt/Parks, Recreation, Aquatic Health and Safety Committee (PRAHS); Kathryn Baldwin/PRAHS; Lorin Bradbury/Planning Commission; Jon Cochrane/Finance Committee.

 

  • Passed unanimously. Introduced by Mayor Richard Robb and can be found on page 89 of the meeting packet.

 

F) Action Memoranda 17-72: Bethel City Council Regular Meeting Dates for calendar year 2018.

 

  • Passed unanimously. Introduced by Mayor Richard Robb and can be found on page 90 of meeting packet.

 

G) Action Memoranda 17-73: Appointment of Louise Russell to the Community Action Grant Technical Review Board.  

 

  • Passed unanimously. Introduced by Mayor Richard Robb and can be found on page 91 of meeting packet.

 

H) Action Memoranda 17-74: Direct Administration To Prepare And Submit A FY 2019 Community Transportation Grant Application To Fund The Operation Of The Bethel Transit System With The City’s FY 2019 Budget As Local Match.

 

  • Passed in a five to two vote; Raymond "Thor" Williams and Leif Albertson in opposition. Introduced by City Manager Peter Williams and can be found on page 92 of the meeting packet.

 

 

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