Bethany Council Approves Contract Extension For City Administrator

Bethany’s Board of Aldermen agreed to an employment contract with City Administrator Jake Taylor during their session on Monday night. The contract is an extension of 4 years which begins on January 1st of 2023. There will not be a pay increase for the 2023 year, but there will be a standard employment increase of 3 percent yearly over the next three years of the contract.  The city administrator’s position currently pays $75,000 for the City of Bethany.

Updates to the current Employee Personnel Policy Manual were also discussed. Council members wanted pay increases to be tied to the individual employee evaluations.

Council members approved two policies necessary for the Bethany Police Department to be eligible for grant funding for a vehicle. The grant funding could fund 50 percent of the cost of a vehicle.

To this point, there have been no nominations submitted for the City of Bethany’s Christmas Lighting Contest. Those wishing to enter the contest, or who would like to nominate someone for the contest, need to contact Bethany City Hall by December 9th. The judging will take place between December 12th through the 16th. The first place winner will have $500 dollars taken off their January utility bill and/or subsequent bills. Second place will include a $250 rebate. Third place will be $100. The competition will only be available for residents and not businesses. The winners will be announced at the Bethany city council meeting held on December 19th.

Bethany’s council approved Howe Engineering for the city’s 2023 TAP Sidewalk Project.

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