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.
It was standing room only in the East Bethel City Council chambers April 23 when 50-60 people turned out for public hearing about how, or even if, it should respond to noise complaints.
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.
The East Bethel City Council talked about dirt bike noise in a March 19 workshop, ultimately deciding to hold a public hearing 7 p.m. April 23 at City Hall before making decisions or taking actions. The members acknowledged the meeting might be packed or could be pointless, but they at least needed to try to get residents’ input.