Bemidji City Council to discuss CARES Act Relief Fund allocations

The Bemidji City Council is scheduled to meet this evening for a regular meeting, over the conference app WebEx.

According to the agenda, the council will consider CARES Act Relief Fund Allocations, after considering claims submitted by VenuWorks and a lease with Visit Bemidji.

These allocations would cover the month of August, according to a memo from City Finance Director Ron Eischens. August expenditures for personal protective equipment and supplies was $7,683, for police, $45,068, for fire, $926, and for administrative personnel duties, $47,885.

Earlier in September, the council had $373,899 remaining CARES Act dollars, but with these allocations, the balance remaining would be $272,337.

The latest expenditures included a breathing apparatus for the police department and Sanford Center PPE.

Read the full city council agenda, and meeting access instructions, here.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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