Bethel business owners upset by late bills

The Bethel Village Council was forced to tackle an unexpected legacy of the recently dissolved department of public affairs Feb. 27 when Brad and Carla Kerney faced the council concerning a tax assessment of about $12,000.

The Kerneys, who own the Shoe Factory Apartments in Bethel, said that they were shocked to discover late last year that they were responsible for many thousands of dollars in electric bills not paid for over four or more years by tenants of their apartments.