Bethany Council Approached About Permanent Stop Sign Near Elementary School

The City of Bethany has been granted an opportunity to change the site of the potential EV charging station that will be receiving a portion of financing from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. During a meeting on Monday night, City Administrator Jacob Taylor reported the city has been granted an extension until March 16th to obtain approval for the site change by the DNR. The total cost for the new contract will be presented before Bethany’s Council at their February 15th meeting.

Administrator Taylor also announced he has been approached about the possibility of creating a permanent stop sign for traffic just west of the elementary school. At this time, manual stop sign is used during school arrival and dismissal times. A new ordinance would be required to create a permanent stop area. It would then be in effect throughout the year and not just during the school year. The council does not want to create a permanent stopping point on Beekman Street at this time. They will look into the cost to provide electronic signage or a flashing light that would draw more motorist attention.

Administrator Taylor announced that the city’s sidewalk project through the state TAP program has been submitted. Mayor Joni Slemmons announced that the Land Advisory Committee will receive a final recommendation for the Israel land tract at the end of February.

On a 3-1 vote, Patrick Miller’s appointment was approved for the Bethany Housing Authority Board.