New EV Charging Station Site Needed By City Of Bethany

The City of Bethany will be exploring new options for the location of an EV charging station that would be mostly financed by the state.

During a council meeting on Monday night, City administrator Jacob Taylor announced that the owner of the property originally selected for the project has decided not to have the charging station on his property.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has already approved the Bethany project for that particular site. The city has reached out to two other business owners. The city is up against a timeline. There must be an agreement in place before February 12th, otherwise, the city would forfeit the money for the project from the state.

Due to the city’s current situation, the City of Bethany must notify the Department of Natural Resources to see if the department would still be interested in alternative site.

The city administrator also announced that bid requests have been sent to three companies for the City of Bethany’s Street Overlay Project for 2021. A pre-bid meeting will be held January 27th, and the sealed bids will be due back on February 4th. The city’s 2021 Street Overlay Project will be considerably less than recent projects since the city has less money available to finance the scope of former projects.

Bethany’s council approved a Deposit Replacement Contract with the BTC Bank.

The lights on 30th Street will be out until the city’s electrical department receives secondary wire to replace other wire that had been damaged.

The city also plans to request Contract Management and Design interest for street lights for the entrance and exit ramps for Interstate 35. The city did budget for that potential work in this budget year.