Bethany Council Approves April Electric Bill Write-offs For Residential Customers

Bethany’s Board of Aldermen agreed to write off the April electrical bills for residential customers during their meeting held Monday night. The action comes after the decision earlier this year by the council to provide an electrical rebate after the city realized an electrical fund increase on the balance sheet when a deficit had been projected. The utility bills will be going out after they are printed this week. Residential customers will not be charged for electricity used in April. There will not be a change in the electrical rates charged to business customers.

Council members approved Nail’s Excavating for the dirt work that is needed prior to the move of the Bethany Depot to the Israel Land Tract. The dirt work is needed prior to the concrete being poured this summer. The move of the Depot is expected to be in late summer or early fall. The bid for the work was $3,500.

Building Inspector Norman Newlin also reported that roof work is needed for the Bethany City Library. He also reviewed some options with the board and will obtain bids for the different options.

Council members agreed to replace the Code Enforcement vehicle with one of the older police vehicles. The 2018 Interceptor was chosen to be the new Code Enforcement vehicle.

The Downtown Bethany Friday Farmers Market will begin on May 12th and be held from 4 until 6pm. The event will be held every Friday. Growers are encouraged to sell on the first Friday since Mother’s Day will fall on Sunday of that weekend.

Bethany’s City Wide Garage Sale will be held June 2nd and 3rd. Bethany’s Independence Day Parade will be held July 4th.