Just as they gear up for the holiday season, Saturday Market vendors received a letter this past weekend saying that if they sell at Saturday Market more than five times a year, they have to get a business license and start charging sales tax. While the law has been on the books for some time, Bethel city officials are just beginning to enforce it.
Many vendors this weekend didn’t look fondly upon the notice. Some chose not comment until they had a better understanding of the letter. City Manager Peter Williams stood behind the action saying, “we have to enforce an ordinance,” and to contact Cindy Sharpe with the City of Bethel if anyone has any questions.