The Bethel City Council is now down to six members. Council member Fred Watson resigned on the morning of March 3, effective immediately.
In his resignation letter, Watson stated that his family situation in the past few months has prevented him from performing his duty as a member of the city council to his fullest extent.
The remaining council members will look at accepting Watson’s resignation at the March 10 regular council meeting. After that, the city will begin accepting applications for the open position. The expectation is that the seat will be filled by March 24.