As the fiscal year comes to a close, state and local budgets are being set for the next fiscal year. Bethel City Council will hold a special meeting to introduce next year's budget for adoption at City Hall on Thursday, June 1 at 6:30 PM. The proposed budget currently totals $28 million.
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.
All City Council members were in attendance at the regularly scheduled May 23 meeting.
(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. 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. The newly appointed Vice Mayor hopes his plan will alleviate high capital requests.
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.
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.