Council Agenda 10/21/2014

 

 

The City of Bethany encourages participation from all its citizens. If participation at any public meeting is not possible due to a disability, notification to the City Clerk at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting is encouraged to make the necessary accommodations. The City may waive the 48 hour rule if signing is not the necessary accommodation.

 

Special Update

PRESS RELEASE

 

There have been several suspicious fires set in the Northwest portion of Bethany over the past three weeks.  In three of these cases, sheds in the backyards of homes were burnt.  In each of these cases it appeared that the sheds were unlocked and all of these fires were after dark.

All Bethany residents are asked to be on alert for suspicious individuals and activity in their neighborhoods, especially after dark  Please report pedestrians which seem out of place or persons walking away from their parked vehicles.

All residents are asked to lock their sheds and gates.  If you have any information on these fires, or wish to report suspicious activity  please contact the Bethany Police Department at  911 or 789-2323.

 

New Career Opportunities

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Hazardous Waste Disposal

 Here is what you need to do!

 

 

 

The City of Bethany has partnered with the City of Oklahoma City’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility to provide residents with a place to dispose of their leftover hazardous chemicals.

The Center provides an environmentally safe means for citizens to dispose of hazardous waste, with a staff of seven full time hazardous materials specialists. Please dispose of your hazardous household waste properly by bringing it to our Center. We’ll recycle or safely dispose of your leftovers.

They are open Tuesday through Friday 9:30 a.m. — 6 p.m., and on Saturday 8:30 — 11:30 a.m. The center is free to Bethany residents and is located at 1621 South Portland in Oklahoma City. Bring your Bethany water bill as proof of residency.

What they can take:

  • Propane, gasoline, lubricants, motor oil, brake fluid, degreasers, antifreeze
  • pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer
  • CFL and fluorescent lightbulbs
  • swimming pool chemicals
  • furniture polish, household cleaners (including oven, drain and toilet bowl cleaners)
  • mercury
  • paint and thinner
  • Do not pour chemicals into a single container. Leave them in their original packages.
  • Some household products, although harmless in themselves, can be toxic when mixed.

What they can’t take:

  • radioactive waste
  • biomedical waste
  • commercial hazardous waste
  • refrigerant and compressed gas containers
  • tires
  • computer equipment

Some products in your home (certain paints, stains and varnishes, cleaners, polishes, automotive products, pesticides and herbicides) may contain hazardous components. The used or leftover contents of these products are known as “household hazardous waste”.

If thrown in the trash these items can contaminate our environment. This pollution can effect streams, lakes, wildlife, and possibly even our drinking water.

Don’t Throw Hazardous Waste in the Trash

Disposing of household chemicals in your trash is dangerous. When mixed, household chemicals such as bleach and ammonia cause poisonous gases and fumes or cause fires. Even if you are careful and keep chemicals separate in your own trash, your garbage does not stop at the curb.

When residential trash is collected, it is compacted in the garbage truck to make room for more trash. When compacted, chemical containers can break and their contents mix with other chemicals. Depending on the chemicals involved, the resulting reaction may create toxic smoke, fumes, and fires and injure collection workers, pets, neighbors, family members, and the environment.

Tips for Managing Household Chemicals

  • When purchasing household and lawn chemicals, paint products, or automotive products, keep in mind how you plan to use, store and dispose of each product and its container.
  • Only buy what you need. Don’t “stock up” on products you’ll never use. It can cost almost as much or more than the purchase price to properly dispose of household chemicals.
  • Whenever possible, purchase alternatives to environmentally hazardous household chemicals.
  • Read labels and use only as directed.
  • Ask your neighbors and friends if they need any of the products you do not use.
  • Store hazardous materials in cool, dry areas away from children and pets.
  • Keep materials in original containers or properly labeled.
  • With proper care, empty containers can be disposed of safely.

For more information on proper disposal call 405 682-7038.

Information for this post was obtained from the City of Oklahoma City’s Household Hazardous Waste webpage at:

http://www.okc.gov/services/hh_waste/

 

Fall Newsletter 2014

Get the latest City information.

 

 

The 2014 Summer-Fall Newsletter is ready for mailing and you get a sneak peak here. Topics include Fall Cleanup Information,  Tips on Being a Good Neighbor and we need your thoughts on a Proposed General Obligation Bond.

2014 Summer-Fall News Letter

Welcome to Bethany

A great place to live, work, shop, and grow a business!

Current Employment Openings

Employment Opps

The City of Bethany is a benefit rich employer. Benefits include:

Fantastic Retirement, Medical and Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Regular Raises, Flex Card, Vision Insurance available, and many more.  Take a look at the openings we have by clicking here.

The City of Bethany in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

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