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.
Following allegations by former East Bethel mayor Richard Lawrence that Councilmember Tom Ronning is a convicted felon and as such may not be eligible to hold public office, Ronning retained an attorney who has confirmed that Ronning does have the right to hold an elected seat.
A Coon Rapids man is being accused of forcing his way into an East Bethel home after trying to steal the homeowners’ vehicle on Jan. 1.
The East Bethel City Council voted 3-1 Jan. 8 to remove Richard Lawrence from the mayor’s seat following allegations brought forth last month that Lawrence is no longer a resident of the city of East Bethel.
After three failed 2-2 votes on the issue of whether East Bethel Mayor Richard Lawrence is in fact a resident of the city and can continue to serve as mayor, the East Bethel City Council adjourned its Dec. 18 meeting with no resolution.
An East Bethel man, accused in Anoka County District Court of sexually assaulting his live-in girlfriend’s daughter over a period of years, has pleaded guilty to a felony charge and been put on probation for 10 years.