Based on Tuesday’s unofficial election results, the most likely top contenders for Bethel City Council are mayor Rick Robb, vice mayor Leif Albertson and newcomers Nikki Hoffman and Alisha Welch. Read more →
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Longstanding public opinion has shifted in Bethel and the majority of voters now support a liquor store, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s municipal election.
The ballot listed a series of advisory questions asking if the city should support various liquor applications in Bethel. At almost 57 percent, the voters said yes to a liquor store but opposed licenses for bars, clubs, restaurants, and eating establishments. Read more →
Municipal elections are coming up in Bethel, and in addition to electing City Council members, voters will cast their ballot on a series of propositions and questions pertaining to alcohol and marijuana sales.
KYUK’s Shane Iverson, sat down with Bethel City Clerk Lori Strickler today to talk about the upcoming ballot and clarify what exactly people will be voting for. Read more →
Bethel city employees could soon be protected from sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination.
In its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Bethel City Council agreed to draft language to include sexual orientation and gender identity under the city’s protected classes. Read more →
In its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Bethel City Council unanimously passed a resolution prohibiting alcohol sales at the AC Quickstop. Officially, the resolution denied the shop a package store license even though the Quickstop does not violate any city code pertaining to alcohol sales. The shop is both far enough away from a school and a church to legally sell alcohol. However, it is close enough to the high school that students use it as their go-to for a quick snack between classes.
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Six candidates from Bethel are running for four Bethel City Council seats in the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 6, 2015. KYUK is profiling these candidates this week before voting begins. Our third profile in the series is on city council candidate Mark Springer.
Twenty-five-year-old Alisha Welch is running for city council.
“I have lived here for the past 25 years, so all of my life,” Welch said.
She was born and raised in Bethel.
“So I know the community values and what the city would like. I hope to bridge the people of the city and the council, to work together so that we can make a better Bethel,” Welch said.
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The Bethel City Council will discuss a resolution proposing the protest of AC Quickstore’s liquor license application, at its regular meeting Tuesday night.
The council will continue to discuss an ordinance that would amend the Bethel city municipal code. The plan is a part of an ongoing effort to help fix the city’s unfinished streets.
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The Bethel City Council unanimously approved an ordinance on Tuesday to lease about 1 acre of land near the sewage lagoon to the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative who plans to test wind energy there and hopes to build wind turbines in the coming years. Read more →
The Bethel City Council discussed a plan to fix Bethel’s unfinished streets during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
The council briefly discussed the pros and cons. Some members said having the plan would increase the city’s chances for certain grants, while others said that while passing the ordinance sounded nice, enacting the plan might create bigger financial issues in the future. Read more →