The Bethel Public Sites and Building Committee will look into how to break a municipal center renovation into two phases. The Newstimes reports that the locker room and the bathrooms in the lobby could be done separately. The Bethel Municipal Center is the town's emergency shelter and was open for long stretches during recent power outages in May and during Superstorm Sandy. The bathrooms are also used by participants in the Parks and Recreation Department’s programs. Lead and mold were not found during a recent evaluation, but like many older buildings asbestos was found in the floor. It was abated at that time.