Starting the week of May 31, Bethel City Hall will be out of commission. A construction company will spend June, July, and August replacing the roof, and that will displace city offices.
If you have city business during the next three months, don’t come to Bethel City Hall. Construction crews will be there, but not city offices.
“Starting June 1, we're going to lose site control of this property, city hall. And what that has done is displaced the finance department, the city clerk, the council chambers, DMV, me, everybody else in the building,” said Bethel City Manager Pete Williams.
Williams said that if you need to find him, he’ll be in the Port of Bethel office, along with the HR Manager.
“So if you're looking for a job, please feel free to come up to the building. And we'll introduce you to our HR manager,” said Williams.
Other city functions will be in other places. The finance department will move to the back of the courthouse, as will the DMV, which will be open by appointment only for the duration of the relocation. The Bethel City Clerk said that she will work from home.
Williams also said that if you need to pay for utility billing in person, you can no longer do that through the drop box system at city hall. You’ll need to go to the Bethel Public Works building.
Bethel City Council will also be displaced for the summer. They recently started meeting in person again, but have not opened meetings to the public yet. Council meetings will take place in the ONC multi-purpose building until the end of August.