Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment

The Beltrami County Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment conduct Public Hearings on the fourth Monday of the Month.   The Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment conduct Work Meetings at 5:30 to review the agenda for the evening.   They then conduct the Public Hearing at 6:00 to address issues before them and to hear public comments.

Current Opening to the At-Large Citizen Appointment

This position is appointed by the Beltrami County Board and must be a resident of Beltrami County.

The Planning Commission assists the County with formulation of goals and policies for shoreland development, subdivisions, and other environmental policies. The Commission also reviews applications for conditional use permits, subdivision proposals, ordinance amendments, and conducts public hearings for these applications. The Board of Adjustment holds public hearings for variance requests and makes final decisions regarding variance applications and certain appeals.
Interested citizens can email a letter of interest, including background qualifications, to or send mail to Environmental Services Director Brent Rud, 701 Minnesota Ave, Suite 113, Bemidji, MN 56601. Citizens that want more information regarding this appointment can contact Environmental Services at 218-333-4158. Applications are due by 4:00 PM on July 11, 2022.


Edward Fussy, Chairman

District 1

Don Hazeman

District 2

John Simmons

District 3

Todd Stanley

District 4

Doug Underthun

District 5

Joe Vene

Member at large

Craig Gaasvig, Commissioner

District 1 Commissioner

For additional information about the Planning Commission/Board of Adjustment, Contact the Environmental Services Department at 218-333-4158.

Agendas and times are subject to change without prior notice - items may be added or deleted during the Work Meeting. The public hearing is held in the County Board Room located in the County Administration Building, 701 Minnesota Ave. NW, Bemidji, MN. on the fourth Monday of each Month at 5:30 pm.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes





  January 24 january agenda january minutes
  February 28 meeting agenda meeting minutes
  March 28 March agenda meeting minutes

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