3085 Stone Road - P.O. Box 244, Bethel Island, CA 94511         Email: DistrictStaff@bimid.com

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Effective March 24, 2014

New office hours:

  • Monday – Thursday:    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Friday:     8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Hours are subject to change from time to time

Services needed after hours, may be arranged by appointment by calling 925 684-2210.

If there is an emergency, please call 925 684-2210 and the answering service will contact the appropriate personnel.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

When we use our CELL PHONES for calling 911 emergencies, be advised those calls are routed through the Highway Patrol in Martinez, CA, in turn, the HP must call the correct agency.  Due to new cell towers and technology, these calls could be bounced all over the state. 

When a CELL PHONE call is used for a 911 call, pre-program the following:  (925) 646-2441.
The Sheriff's operator will contact the correct agency to handle your emergency.

Notice for Board of Director Nominees

The Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District Board of Directors is accepting applications for one (1) vacant seat on the Board.  Applications will be accepted from November 26, 2013 through January 7, 2014.  The Board will interview applicants on Thursday, January 16th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (at a special meeting) at the BIMID office. 

The qualifications of a nominee for the Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District are as follows:

The Board will consider any person who is 18 years or older, a citizen, a resident of the District, a registered voter, and who is not disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the state from holding a civil office.  The appointee will hold the office until the District elections in November 2014.

If you are interested in being considered for appointment please send an application to the District with:

  • Name, Address, Phone Number, email address (if available)
  • Short description regarding what you consider important for the Board to know about you and your interest in being appointed.

Applications may be emailed, faxed or dropped off at the District office.

  • Email to bimid@sbcglobal.net
  • Fax to  925-684-0724
  • District Address:  3085 Stone Road, Bethel Island

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7am – 3:30pm  ~  Friday - 8 am - Noon

Appointment to elective office will be made January 16th, 2014, at a special board meeting that begins at 6:00 p.m. at the BIMID office, located at 3085 Stone Road.  Appointments will be made by the Board of Directors.                        

For further information, please contact the District office at 925-684-2210 or view www.bimid.com.

The Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District Board of Directors has declared the week of
November 4 -9, 2013 to be “Bethel Island Flood Preparedness Week”. 
As part of the declaration, BIMID staff and directors will be hosting:

“Bethel Island Community Flood Preparedness Open House”

  • When:   Tuesday, November 5 and Thursday, November 7, 2013
  • Time:   10:00 am until 6:00 pm
  • Where:   BIMID Office located at 3085 Stone Road, Bethel Island, CA

Stop by the BIMID Office to find out what you and your family can do to be
prepared for a flood emergency.


Check out this Levee Simulator brought to you by FloodSmart.gov. 
Scroll down the page until you see LEVEE SIMULATOR.  Click Here



Newly appointed member of the Board of Directors of Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District, Dann Myers (appointed by the Board of Supervisors) and elected was Robert Amrine in December 2012.

At the February 21, 2013 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District, Election of Officers was conducted and the following Directors’ assignments are now effective:

President Anthony Berzinas Term Expires 2016
Vice President Dennis Eisenbeis Term Expires 2016
Secretary Robert Amrine Term Expires 2016
Treasurer Torena Quinn Term Expires 2014
Director Dann Myers Term Expires 2014

Regular Board of Directors meetings are held at 3085 Stone Road, Bethel Island, CA unless otherwise noted.  The meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, except in December hich is held the second week of the month.

Contact for Directors:  Julie Hugel, Interim District Manager

Mission Statement

The Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District, through the elected Board of Directors and Staff, will serve the people of Bethel Island by responding to the needs and concerns of the public by allocating the available resources to maintain a safe and secure levee system, by maintaining a free flowing drainage system and by creating and maintaining a park and recreation facility.


Please help minimize the need for spraying by properly maintaining the vegetation along the water front of your property. No spray will be applied to those properties where property owners have maintained the levee top and water side vegetations.

Spread the word, tell your neighbors!!!
“Do the deed and remove the weeds!”

Unfortunately, BIMID is no longer able to accept vegetation, wood or other material that has been removed from the levee. 
The Pittsburg Transfer Station located at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg accepts vegetation, wood and many other items.  They are open 7 days a week, from 7am to 6 pm.  They charge $40.50 per ton and the minimum charge is $22.50. Prices are subject to change, please contact the station for updates. They accept cash, visa and mastercard.  For more information regarding the Pittsburg Transfer Station please call (925) 473-0180.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
The Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District (BIMID) was formed in the early 1960's by the California State Legislature. The Island is not a city and thus has to rely on a combination of private and county public services.  BIMID is a special act district that has powers similar to a city.  BIMID currently provides levee maintenance and repairs, habitat mitigation, park services, as well as storm drain maintenance and repair.

California Delta

  • The Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District was created by the California State Legislature in 1960 and absorbed Reclamation District 1619.
  • The acreage was described as 3516.54 acres in the unincorporated territory of Contra Costa County.
  • It is an island below sea level of 7 to 15 feet surrounded by 11.5 miles of earthen levee that keeps the Taylor, Piper, Dutch and Sandmound Slough waters out.
  • Access to Bethel Island is by boat or the new bridge on the south side that connects Bethel Island Road to Cypress Road to Highway 4 in Oakley.
  • Funding for the District is ad valoreum tax collected by the County that is used to compete for State funding from the Dept. of Water Resources.
  • Work is handled by one full time equipment operator and two (2) secretaries, one full time and one part time, plus the 5 elected directors.
  • The main function is to improve and maintain the levee system and then to keep the drainage system adequate to remove seepage and rain water.


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