Bethany Council Reviews Missouri Main Street Meeting

Bethany’s Board of Aldermen reviewed the Missouri Main Street meeting held last Monday as part of their first April session Monday night.

The Main Street Organization requested those attending to include ideas for the goals for the community. The ideas are generally associated with the promotion of the community, economic vitality, organization, and design. The ideas associated within those categories will be used as a starting point for the Downtown Bethany, Incorporated non-profit group to use. That group will be meeting periodically and will have the authority to distribute $74,000 of American Rescue Plan Funding to downtown Bethany businesses. The Downtown Bethany group will have their first meeting later this month at Bethany City Hall. Those meetings will be open to the public, and the public will be notified when those meetings are being held.

Bethany’s council plans to solicit bids for a fireworks show once again this year. The city plans to spend the same amount for the show as they have for the past 2 years.

An open house for the Bethany Public Library will be held on Friday from 3 until 5pm. The open house will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Bethany Public Library.

Bethany’s council decided to charge $40 per trash receptacle for city residents interested in purchasing those receptacles. There will be a limit of 2 receptacles per city resident.

Bethany’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Bethany Chamber of Commerce will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 10am. A retirement for longtime City of Bethany employee Paul Gard will be held on April 29th at Memorial Park. The tentative date for the Bethany City Pool opening will is May 27th.