East Bethel City Council

Set to make a decision at its July 16 meeting about whether a dog should be deemed dangerous, the East Bethel City Council took no action after learning the owner had surrendered the animal to a rescue shelter.

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The East Bethel City Council listened at its June 4 meeting as property owner Jeff Stalberger decried a zoning rule that limits how much land an owner can subdivide for home sites.

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The East Bethel City Council May 7 approved the six-month extension of an individual-use permit for Valder Motors to continue doing Internet-based vehicle sales. It first questioned owner Jordan Valder about whether his business has conformed to guidelines of the permit issued two years ago.

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The East Bethel City Council April 16 approved a gambling-premise permit for the Ham Lake Area Chamber of Commerce to use paper pull tabs, bar bingo and paddlewheel games during events it holds at the Moonshine Whiskey Bar and Grill, 21383 Ulysses St. NE.

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During the public comment period of the March 19 East Bethel City Council meeting, resident Greg Bayard asked for clarification on the previous year’s significant city- and school-tax increases. He said they were evident from his increased house payment and wanted to know if the increase had been a “one-time deal” or would happen again.

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The East Bethel City Council on Feb. 5 approved issuing bonds to refund the city’s 2010 general obligation utility bonds for a future savings of $1.5 million, which is about $220,000 more than expected, said Stacie Kvilvang of Ehlers & Associates.

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The East Bethel City Council Dec. 4 voted 4-1 to approve the final 2014 budget and then voted unanimously to approve the 2014 tax levy. At a total of $5,126,950, the levy will be 15.1 percent higher than the 2013 levy because the city must start making payments on its bonds for the water and sewer project next year.

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