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Bethany Council Approves Ordinance Changing Certification Window For City Candidates

Those interested in running for positions on Bethany’s City Council will have a shorter window to declare their candidacy.

During Monday’s council meeting, the city approved an ordinance that provides a window of December 5th through December 28th as a certification window for candidates to sign up for positions. The city’s certification dates for candidates and propositions before voters will remain the same. That date is late January for April elections.

During the Administrator’s Report, Jacob Taylor reviewed the 2022 Street Overlay Project. The city is budgeting $325,000 for the project that will include a 5-inch overlay for the west end of Daily Road that meets with Highway 69 in the Daily Addition. Bartlett Street will also be a 5-inch overlay. Other projects include 13th Street from Central to Main and 8th Street from Monson to Beekman. Those will be standard 3-inch overlays with milling on 13th Street.

Options for a new site to burn solid waste material is still being considered. The city is also pricing the cost of purchasing trash receptacles and small recycling bins that can be purchased with money from the Solid Waste Fund.

Bethany’s Public Library will change hours. The new Bethany Public Library hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 9am until 4:30pm. The Saturday hours will be 9am until 4:30pm.

Bethany’s Council accepted a resignation of Eric Rimmers from the Police Department.

City employee Seth Peters will be transitioned from the Parks Department to the Street Department. Casy Tharp will transition from the Street Department, at least part-time to the Motor Pool.


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