There was no action taken by the City Council Tuesday night on allowing composting toilets because the city's Energy Committee says that it is not needed. After the issue bounced back and forth between the Council and the Committee for two years, it has been determined that there is no need to amend the City Code.
Bethel City Clerk Lori Strickler said that it would have been redundant.
“The committee actually didn’t take any action because it was determined that the public works department could actually issue a permit to allow for innovative or experiments,” said Strickler. “So there was no need to continue on with a special provision for composting toilets in our code, because we already had a provision that covered it.”
Strickler then recommended that the Council postpone the vote indefinitely, which they did in a vote of five to one, with Council member Raymond “Thor” Williams in opposition.