Bethany Depot Move Planned Wednesday

The move of the Bethany Depot will be done on Wednesday. Bethany City Administrator Jacob Taylor told the Bethany Board of Aldermen Monday night that the Missouri Department of Transportation approved the move last week, and the move will be started at 9am on Wednesday. Electrical and street crews will be working to remove and replace power lines and streets signs for the move. The railing on Beekman street is also being removed. The Bethany Depot will be removed from its foundation Tuesday. The Depot will be parked on Beekman Street between 12th and 14th streets overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Beekman Street will be closed from 12th to 14th streets. Administrator Taylor says some citizens will be without power for a short period of time. Those citizens will be notified. Some businesses which will also be without power will be notified by city personnel.

Council members also discussed some 2024 budget items during the meeting. $200,000 has been added to next year’s budget for the Beekman sewer line project. $25,000 will also be budgeted for exterior painting of the Bethany Community Gym. Some ice shields will also be purchased for city hall. Those shields are intended to keep rain and some from affecting vehicles at Bethany City Hall’s drive up window. The city council also approved 4 percent pay increases for city employees at the session.

A new agreement for labor and equipment labor was approved with RS Electric for 2024. Council members also received information about taser and body-cam equipment for the Bethany Police Department.

Bethany City Hall will be closed on December 25th and January 1st, 2024.