Council to consider expanding outdoor dining, hold roundabout public hearing in meeting Monday

The Bemidji City Council will consider the final plan for a new roundabout intersection after a public hearing during their meeting this evening.

The roundabout is scheduled to be constructed next year on Anne Street and Highway 71, with a re-routing of Hannah Avenue to move it away from the intersection.

In addition to the roundabout intersection, six more intersections will turn into reduced conflict intersections, at Net Way, Fern Street, Balsam Road, Blueberry Lane, Lakewood Drive and Glidden/Town Hall Road.

The city’s cost share is anticipated to be around $311,000. Only four of the proposed reduced conflict intersections are considered city roads, the rest are the county’s or Northern Township’s.

Other business on the council’s agenda include creating the Ad Hoc Rental Committee II and consider council appointments.

The council will once again consider a resolution allowing restaurants to use city sidewalks, streets and alleys for outdoor dining this summer.

Meeting access information is available in the city council packet.

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