Bethany Council Approves Future Street Closure For Green Hills Building’s Removal

Bethany’s Board of Aldermen approved the closure of Main Street between 16th and 17th Streets in the upcoming future so that a large excavator can be placed on Main Street for 3 to 4 weeks. The action was taken during a meeting held Monday night. The street is necessary so that the Green Hills Building can be taken removed safely. Building owner Brian Carter notified the city that he hopes the project can be completed in March and before the planting season. Mayor Lance Johns also told council members that while the street is closed, needed street cuts and repairs will be done by the city.

Bethany’s council also discussed proposals for the city’s cash investments. The city has between 6 and 7 million dollars to invest. The investments were offered locally initially, but those investments are also either being capped, or there was no return communication. The Missouri Securities Investment Program, or MOSIP, was recommended to the council. Before a final decision is made, a representative will come before the council to provide a presentation.

Council members approved a third-tier bulk rate for non-sewer service water customers. Those customers purchasing over 10,000 gallons of water in a month will be charged .013 cents for each gallon over 10,000. The current rate is .01502.

The city’s contract for the summer fireworks show will be with Rainbow Fireworks and held on July 3rd.

Council members approved a bid with ITU for a flatbed for the gas truck. ITU also received the bid for a spreader for the gas truck which was transferred to the Street Department.

City Administrator Jake Taylor told council members that the Water Main Project contractor will be selected February 20th.