City Council to discuss annexation, legislative priorities

The Bemidji City Council will meet tonight to discuss annexation and this year’s legislative strategy. According to a memo from City Manager Nate Mathews, a discussion to commence phase 3 of the annexation resolution will be held at the next council meeting.

Mathews says beginning the annexation process as soon as possible will result in a cleaner Census.

The legislative discussion will focus on submitting legislation and lobbying for both the bonding bill, to address the city water issue, and a food and beverage tax.

The discussion will likely focus on language, such as how the tax would be used to offset the Sanford Center.

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