By: News Director Larissa Donovan
BEMIDJI– The Bemidji City Council will move forward with a grant application for the Rail Corridor development.
This grant, a redevelopment grant from Minnesota DEED, if successful, will provide a million dollars for infrastructure improvements to the rail corridor, such as streets, sewer and water, with a fifty percent match from the city.
New Community Development Director Steve Jones recommends TIF, or tax increment financing, to fund the city’s match.
The city also approved a resolution supporting an application for 2020 bonds from the state legislature, to fund a water treatment facility at the Bemidji Airport to treat perflourochemicals, also known as PFCs or PFAs, in the city’s well fields.