By: News Intern Katherine Jones
BEMIDJI- The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to meet for a work and regular meeting next Tuesday.
The Bemidji Building Department promoted Jesse Robertson to the new facilities manager position. Now, Robertson will be responsible for the operations of city facilities and will perform tasks ranging from assisting departments with maintenance to long term building planning. Another key part of Robertson’s role will be managing the heating and cooling system for the city buildings, with many of them being on computer systems requiring monitoring. As Robertson leaves the position of rental inspector, the role will be filled by Davis Smid, who was previously a state electrical inspector for Beltrami and Clearwater Counties, as well as an electrical inspector at Northwest Technical College.
They will be introducing these employees at the beginning of the work meeting, and will be discussing the 2020 budget as well. At the regular meeting, they will be discussing employee insurance for next year. The Veteran’s Service office will also be up for discussion at this meeting. The work meeting is scheduled to begin at 3 on Tuesday, with the regular meeting to follow at 5.