Bethel City Council

Pipes in Bethel's Housing Neighborhood. Photo by Ben Matheson/ KYUK.

Pipes in Bethel’s Housing Neighborhood. Photo by Ben Matheson/ KYUK.

The City of Bethel can’t apply for the grants it needs to fix the overstressed sewage lagoon and poor water quality in the Housing neighborhood. That’s because the utility is not covering costs though the current rates and taxpayers are picking up the half-million-dollar difference. The city council has been talking for many months on the contentious issue and is finally delving into specific proposals.
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Screen Shot 2014-05-23 at 5.46.55 PMThe Bethel City Council Tuesday night adopted a new nepotism policy for employing immediate family members within the city.

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The Bethel City Council met Monday night in executive session for three hours with the attorney they hired to conduct an investigation into nepotism, contracts, and personnel issues.

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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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