Bemidji City Council to hold joint meeting with Northern Township

Members of the Bemidji City Council will meet with representatives for Northern Township at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, at Northern Town Hall.

Northern Town Hall
Northern Town Hall is located at 445 Town Hall Rd. NW north of Bemidji.
Daltyn Lofstrom / Bemidji Pioneer
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BEMIDJI — The Bemidji City Council will be holding a joint meeting with Northern Township at Northern Town Hall on Monday, Sept. 26, to discuss a wide range of topics.

One item on the agenda is a discussion on the Joint Planning Board, which is made up of representatives from both groups, regarding its future budgeting and organization. The JPB is the regulatory body for planning and zoning decisions in both Bemidji and Northern Township.

The meeting will also include an update on the proposed extension of city water and sewer services along the shore of Lake Bemidji, originally brought forward in a request last year by Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge.

Through discussions between the two government bodies, several different options were presented to the groups last January. These ranged from the possibility of the city of Bemidji annexing land along the extension route to Northern Township developing its own water and sewer service system.

After these original options were laid out, Northern Township began to pursue creating its own system that it could extend to Ruttger’s, working to gather support for the project. An update on how this progress will be a part of the joint meeting tonight.


The joint meeting will take place at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, at Northern Town Hall.

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