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City Of Bethel Wants To Demolish Former Yukon Lodge

Mar 11, 2021

In February, the City of Bethel initiated the process of removing buildings that it has condemned.
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During their March 9 meeting, Bethel City Council followed up with city administration on a property that it would like to demolish. In February, the City of Bethel initiated the process of removing buildings it had condemned, including the former Yukon Lodge on Brown Slough.

City Manager Pete Williams gave an update on the building's removal. The owners have refused to sell the building, so the city will have to begin the legal process of claiming the building in order to demolish it.

 

“One thing on this abatement of buildings, I've only been through one of these. And it's a lengthy process, you know, basically taking somebody's property. It's done in most seriousness, and there is nothing quick no matter whose it is,” said Williams

 

Although some city-owned businesses in town have started reopening to visitors, city council meetings will, for the time being, remain virtual. However, the Bethel City Clerk said that she is working on a resolution that could see some form of in-person meetings resuming as early as April.