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JPC meeting will be Thursday evening

The Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Commission will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bemidji City Hall as it holds five public hearings.

The Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Commission will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bemidji City Hall as it holds five public hearings.

The JPC holds public hearings and makes recommendations to the Joint Planning Board, which typically meets about two weeks later.

The public hearings to be held this week include:

- A rezone request from Bob Whelan to change the zoning for a parcel on Justice Road Northwest in Northern Township. He is requesting that the zoning be changed from low-density commercial multiple family.

- Upper Mississippi Mental Health is seeking an interim use permit that would allow it to offer mental health counseling at 505 Bemidji Ave. N.

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- Paul Yule is requesting an interim use permit to operate an animal grooming and dog day care at 196 Anne St. NW, which is in a low-density commercial zone.

- Ross Pederson is requesting an interim use permit for 1605 Paul Bunyan Drive NW to operate a used-car lot. The location is in a general commercial zone.

- There are proposed changes to the overall zoning and subdivision ordinance. The public will be able to speak to the changes. A complete list of the changes, along with a full draft ordinance, can be found online at jpbgba.org or at the joint planning office downstairs at City Hall.

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