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On Tuesday June 20, the Board of Adjustments decided to uphold the Planning Commission's decision not to grant Tundra Liquor Cache a conditional use permit. Pictured here is Ed's Automotive, Steve Chung's proposed location for Tundra Liquor Cache.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Tuesday, the Board of Adjustments decided to uphold the Planning Commission's decision not to grant Tundra Liquor Cache a conditional use permit.

 

 


All City Council members except for Alisha Welch were in attendance at the regularly scheduled June 13 meeting.

 

Our coverage on this meeting:

It’s been a little over a year since legal sales of alcohol began in Bethel, and City Council member Leif Albertson has now successfully introduced a proposal for the Council to vote on whether or not a 3 percent alcohol sales tax should be added to the O
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

It’s been a little over a year since legal sales of alcohol began in Bethel, and City Council member Leif Albertson has now successfully introduced a proposal for the Council to vote on whether or not a 3 percent alcohol sales tax should be added to the October ballot.

 

Ordinance 17-27 has been put off for a final adoption vote until the next City Council meeting on June 27. Council member Leif Albertson said that there needs to be further clarification on the amendment before a final vote.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

An amendment to update City of Bethel nuisance codes to eliminate any loopholes that could impact victims of domestic violence, such as eviction by landlords for calling the police too many times, has been put off for a final adoption vote until the next City Council meeting.

 

On Tuesday night, the Bethel City Council voted to adopt the fiscal year 2018 budget with a vote of four to two. The dissenting votes were from Mayor Rick Robb and Vice Mayor Fred Watson.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Tuesday night, the Bethel City Council voted to adopt the fiscal year 2018 budget with a vote of four to two. The dissenting votes were from Mayor Rick Robb and Vice Mayor Fred Watson. Both had remaining concerns over the budget not being balanced.

 

Tuesday June 13, is the regularly scheduled Bethel City Council meeting.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Tuesday’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting has a pretty long list of business to cover, but many of those items are on the consent agenda, which means that they’re up for a simple vote without a scheduled discussion. This could change for any particular item, however, should any Council member decide to pull it from the consent agenda for separate discussion.  

 

The Bethel Planning Commission has held to their initial decision to turn down Steven Chung’s Tundra Liquor Cache application for a conditional use permit. Pictured here are Commission Member Jon Cochrane (left), Planning Director Ted Meyer (center), and
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

At last night’s Planning Commission meeting, Steven Chung’s Tundra Liquor Cache was turned down again for a conditional use permit. The Planning Commission discussion was a bit more a complicated this time around. The Commission couldn’t take opponents who gave testimony into consideration because it was an appeal and had to be based on evidence already taken when the Commission initially turned the application down.

Tonight at Bethel City Hall, the Planning Commission will hold two public hearings for liquor store applicants Kusko Liquor Store and Tundra Liquor Cache. Both applicants are applying for the third and last remaining liquor license available in Bethel, and both need conditional use permits. Also submitting applications are the Alaska Commercial Company and Swanson’s.

 

Katie Basile / KYUK

The Bethel Planning and Zoning Commission has approved the permit for the hospital expansion. At a meeting last week, the Commission took its action unanimously after hearing an update from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation and the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities about an agreement to deal with the increased traffic that the project will bring to Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway. Project Manager Kent Crandall said that a fence on the property is temporary during construction, and will be removed when the project is done.

 

An amendment introduced last week to change a city ordinance would clarify protections for victims of domestic violence in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The Bethel City Council will consider adopting an update on its protections for renters.

 

 


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