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On Friday, Governor Bill Walker sent Bethel Mayor Rick Robb a request for infrastructure project nominations from the city. Gov. Walker is pictured here at a press conference in the Capitol on March 17, 2015.
Skip Gray / 360 North

On Friday, Governor Bill Walker sent Bethel Mayor Rick Robb a request for infrastructure project ideas from the city. The deadline for the city's list is June 30, 2017, which means the council will have to move quickly.

Bethel City Council Meeting Wrap-Up: May 23

May 24, 2017

All City Council members were in attendance at the regularly scheduled May 23 meeting.

 

Unfinished Business

 

(A) Public Hearing of Ordinance 17-25 [on] Authorizing The Disposal Of Property Pursuant To BMC 4.08.030(B) Lease Agreement Between The City Of Bethel And Alaska Department Of Environmental Conservation - ADEC.

Vice Mayor Fred Watson’s proposal to create a fund for new fire emergency vehicles was introduced Tuesday at the Bethel City Council Meeting. Fire Chief Bill Howell made his case for the Bethel Fire Department, during the meeting's opening public comment.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Vice Mayor Fred Watson’s proposal to create a fund for new fire emergency vehicles was introduced Tuesday at the Bethel City Council Meeting. There was some initial debate, but the proposal was accepted unanimously and will likely be worked on at the next meeting.   

 

At this Tuesday’s Bethel City Council meeting, Vice Mayor Fred Watson will introduce a proposal for a fund that would set aside moneys to replace, update and maintain the city's ambulances and fire trucks.
Dean Swope / KYUK

At this Tuesday’s Bethel City Council meeting, Vice Mayor Fred Watson will introduce a proposal for a fund that would set aside moneys to replace, update and maintain the city's ambulances and fire trucks. The newly appointed Vice Mayor hopes his plan will alleviate high capital requests.

 


Alaska’s Senators have responded to questions on what they knew leading up to President Trump's revocation of former President Obama's order creating the Northern Bering Sea Resilience Area.


On May 11, 2017, Bethel City Planning Director Ted Meyers (2nd to the right), presents Staff Report on State Senator Hoffman's "Blue Sky Estates" subdivision proposal.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Bethel Planning Commission has approved with conditions Sen. Lyman Hoffman’s preliminary proposal for a residential project called Blue Sky Estates. But much still needs to be resolved before approval would be final. The proposed subdivision of 82 lots would wrap like a horseshoe around Larson subdivision and sit on 22 acres of land.

Bethel City Council member, Leif Albertson, visits the site of a proposed Air Quality Monitoring System behind AC on May 10, 2017. Albertson believes the monitoring system could eventually lead to better air quality for Bethel citizens.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is looking to establish a lease agreement with the City of Bethel to set up an air quality monitoring system.The state funded project is part of an effort to collect better data on what’s in our air.

 


Tundra surrounding Larson Subdivision, and proposed site for Senator Hoffman's "Blue Sky Estates" subdivision.
Dean Swope / KYUK

State Senator and Bethel resident Lyman Hoffman is reviving his effort to develop a subdivision on his native allotment near the Bethel airport. The proposed “Blue Sky Estates” would wrap around Larson Subdivision.

Fred Watson Appointed Bethel Vice Mayor

May 10, 2017
City Council member Fred Watson has been appointed the new Vice Mayor of Bethel, May 9, 2017.
Katie Basile / KYUK

City Council member Fred Watson has been appointed the new Vice Mayor of Bethel. The appointment was made at Tuesday's City Council meeting with all Council members in attendance. Watson won the vote five to two, against Council member Leif Albertson.

Dumping Your Junk Vehicles Just Got Easier

May 10, 2017
It just got a lot easier to get rid of your junk vehicles. In a unanimous vote at Tuesday night's Bethel City Council meeting, an ordinance now eliminates fees for disposing of junk vehicles brought to the Dump. Pictured here, the Bethel City Landfill, 20
Dean Swope / KYUK

It just got a lot easier to get rid of your junk vehicles. In a unanimous vote at Tuesday Bethel City Council meeting, an ordinance now eliminates fees for disposing junk vehicles brought to the dump.

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