Bethel City Council
Bethel’s new Marijuana Advisory Committee held their first meeting last Thursday, at the Bethel City chambers.
Bethel City Council has dropped its protests against the AC Quickstop and Bethel Native Corp.’s alcohol license applications in two separate 4-3 votes.
Both sides agreed that legal alcohol sales are coming to Bethel. But those still in favor of upholding the protest against BNC said the council is condoning violations of its own municipal laws. Read more →
The City of Bethel is working towards declaring a state of emergency after a fire destroyed the Kilbuck campus, housing two schools and dorm buildings.
“We have approximately 300 school children that just lost their school and all the disruptions to that community,” Mayor Rick Robb said, presenting the proposed declaration at Tuesday’s city council meeting after contacting the Dept. of Homeland Security and Emergency Management earlier that day.
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Bethel City Council is debating whether members should move to city-issued laptops or tablets to conduct city business.
Council member Nikki Hoffman brought the issue to the council after refusing to use her personal devices to conduct council business like checking emails and writing amendments for proposed ordinances–in case those devices were ever confiscated and searched for public documents. Read more →
Bethel City Council continues wrestling with the city’s proposed alcohol laws.
At Tuesday’s regular meeting the council began amending a proposed ordinance that would strike the city’s current four-page code and replace it with a 22-page document. If enacted, it would change many of the existing rules while also tacking on dozens of penalties with some fines topping $1,000. Read more →
Rick Robb held onto his seat as Bethel’s mayor and council member Byron Maczynski was elected to vice mayor at a special Bethel City Council meeting on Monday to designate the council’s leaders and assign members to various committees and commissions. Read more →
Bethel City Council has welcomed two new members. Newly elected representatives Nikki Hoffman and Alisha Welch took their seats on council at Tuesday’s meeting, swearing oaths of office along with reelected mayor Rick Robb and vice mayor Leif Albertson. Read more →