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Bethany Council Discusses Economic Development Position

Bethany’s Board of Aldermen approved two positions for city service during a meeting held Monday night. Gage Jones has been hired by the city to initially work as a mower during the summer. Eventually, he will transition to the city’s Electrical Department this fall as a full time employee. The city has plans to enroll him into the lineman program. Eventually, he could be then transition so that the city can be in a position to replace Kenny Robertson at the time of his retirement in December of 2024. The other mowing position will go to Morgan Nible for the summer.

The city approved milling and backfill work for the Street Overlay project that will include Daily and Bartlett. The city did stipulate that they would like two runs made for the project.

The city council does not want the city to review candidates for an Economic Development position at this time. There are funds that can be used for economic development. Patrick Miller attended the meeting and suggested that the city consider using their resources for economic development through the Northwest Missouri Business Facilitation organization and/or the Bethany Chamber of Commerce.

Bethany’s council approved a bid from Jason Bernard to purchase a small piece of land on Rolecke Drive. Shorty Young received the bid for the city’s hay ground.

A bid from Howe Engineering was also approved for the city’s Water Main Project.



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