Bemidji City Council to discuss rental code, consider recommendations for Rail Corridor

Among other topics, the Bemidji City Council will revisit a proposed ordinance to update the city rental code during its meeting on Monday, Nov. 7.

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BEMIDJI — One of the items on the Bemidji City Council’s busy agenda for its meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, is a discussion on a proposed ordinance that would update the city’s rental code.

The proposed rental ordinance, which comes from a revision process started over a year ago, was first brought to the council during its session on Oct. 17, but the discussion was extended to give council members more time to review the material.

The last time Bemidji’s rental ordinance was updated was in 2011, and the current draft ordinance includes adjustments to the city’s permitting process, inspections and enforcement measures.

Also on the agenda for Monday are recommendations for the proposed Rail Corridor Wellness Center. The project, which would develop a privately owned community wellness center operated by Sanford Health, has been under consideration since 2017.

The meeting will also feature a report from the Northwest Battered Women’s Shelter and a public hearing on the Small Cities Development Project.


The city council meeting will take place at 6 p.m. tonight, Nov. 7, at City Hall. The meeting can also be viewed on the city's website,

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