The East Bethel City Council voted 4-1 Nov. 20 to pursue issuing $5,525,000 in general obligation bonds to refund $6,100,000 in Series 2010B Build America Bonds for an anticipated savings in interest expenses of $1,305,000 over the next 26 years.
The East Bethel City Council Oct. 2 voted 4-1 to give city employees a 2 percent wage increase for each year of a three-year labor agreement running from Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2016.
The East Bethel City Council April 3 voted unanimously to declare a historic schoolhouse that was moved to Booster East Park in 2010 as surplus property and put it up for sale.
The East Bethel City Council voted 4-1 March 6 against changing the city’s current practice of transcribing council meeting minutes verbatim and instead creating summary minute reports.
The city of East Bethel’s new website is up and running, having finally gone online Feb. 14.
In its ongoing effort to find a way to keep the city’s tax levy from increasing at all in 2013, the East Bethel City Council may actually end up with a levy amount that is less than the current year’s.
The city of East Bethel will soon be replacing its 15-year-old, storm-damaged billboard at the intersection of Highway 65 and Viking Boulevard with a new electronic reader board.
The city of East Bethel is replacing two of its fire engines and will have the new equipment within a year, according to Fire Chief Mark DuCharme.