Last Tuesday, the Bethel trustees met to discuss developments from the Bethel contract deputy and fire departments, as well as community concerns.

News from the Sheriff’s Office primarily involved the recent drug blitz in Clark County. The blitz resulted in 5 separate OVI arrests, one misdemeanor marijuana possession, and over $68,000 of marijuana apprehended by the Sheriff’s Department.

The fire department’s statistics for September came to include 142 emergency runs for last month, which is substantially lower than in previous months. Overall, there have been 1,589 emergency runs for the year. The Bethel fire department will also continue their monthly emergency-preparation classes. These classes take place on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00. The purpose of the classes is to prepare the community at large in the event that a local emergency situation does arise. The recent hurricane disasters and deliberate process that is FEMA would mean that it could take a matter of days, if not weeks, for federal assistance to reach the local New Carlisle/Bethel regions in the wake of a real disaster, and so Bethel Fire will continue to host their preparation classes insight the firehouse building.

The Bethel Township Community Group requested to have a three separate events scheduled at the Lion’s Den. These include a community dinner on October 26, a Thanksgiving dinner on November 16, and a “Breakfast with Santa” gift shop on December 16. All three events will be held at no charge for entry.

Similarly, the Cub Scouts have requested to use the club house on Gerlaugh for a Mother-Son dance. The trustees approved the space for the Cub Scouts.

The Bethel Trustees will host their next meeting at 7:00 on October 10th.