CITY: Stormwater system public hearing set for council meeting
BEMIDJI—Bemidji residents will have time at Monday’s City Council meeting to make comments and ask questions about the town’s stormwater system.
The program was created to address water pollution by regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters.
Along with complying with this requirement, Monday’s meeting will also include a presentation on standards the city met in 2016.
According to city documents, operations by the city to meet program standards included: • Completion of 13 commercial site plan reviews within the city to make sure they were in compliance with city and state runoff treatment and runoff requirements.
• Inspecting the condition of 24 of the city’s storm water sewer outlets and 32 storm water ponds.
• 27 manholes and catch basins had minor repairs completed.
Last summer, the city learned that its application was selected for funding to construct an outdoor classroom, pavilion and interpretive signage at the park.
Recommendations have been included to authorize the purchasing of the equipment.
In total, the park remodel project is estimated at $63,858 and the Outdoor Recreation Grant is funding 50 percent, or $31,900.
According to documents, the parking lot, alley and sidewalks around City Hall are in need of repair because of poor pavement condition and drainage issues.