Bethel City Council

city of bethelThe Bethel City Council will hold a special meeting Monday (12/29) and can approve a 40-thousand dollar lobbyist contract. The name of the top-scoring applicant was mistakenly released at the last meeting and the city opted to re-release the request for proposals and score the applicants again. Again, two applicants were scored.
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Bethel City Council members at Monday's meeting. Photo by Daysha Eaton

Bethel City Council members at Monday’s meeting. Photo by Daysha Eaton

The Bethel City Council presented city manager candidate, Ann Capela, with another contract proposal Monday night.
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Ann Capela is negotiating with the City Council on the terms of a city manager contract. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

Ann Capela is negotiating with the City Council on the terms of a city manager contract. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

The Bethel City Council is continuing negotiations with Ann Capela for the permanent city manager job. She and the council are continuing with negotiating back and forth as the city aims to employ its first permanent manager in nearly half a year.

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12.12.13 ONCBethel’s tribe, ONC, wants people to come forth regarding allegations of city police mistreating Native people. In addition, the Association of Village Council Presidents released a letter that they sent to Bethel Mayor, Joe Klejka about the matter.

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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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