Bessemer Plywood Corp Variance Request

October 28, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing

Bessemer Zoning Board of Appeals


Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Bessemer Zoning Board of Appeals on Monday, November 16th, beginning at 6:00 P.M., 411 S. Sophie St., Bessemer, MI. The meeting will be held remotely.


The purpose of the hearing is to hear comment on a non-use variance to Section 5.2 (A) Height Exemptions. The property owner, Bessemer Plywood Corp  at (906) 667-0277, are looking for a non-use variance to comply with the Clean Air Act which requires a 95 foot stack for hot air discharge where the City of Bessemer zoning code limits the height to 75 feet. The property address is 1000 Yale and the property description is below.




The meeting will be held remotely. Interested persons will have the opportunity to be heard at the time and place in this notice.  No hearsay or individual surveys will be accepted as testimony; only written or oral presentation will be acknowledged.  You can join the meeting by calling  646 876 9923 and entering in the webinar ID 818 4965 7457. Staff will be unmuting people during public comment and you will have to press *6 to unmute yourself. You can also join the meeting over your computer by using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81849657457  You can find this link on our facebook page facebook.com/bessemermich if that’s easier. You can also send Charly Loper your comments at charly.loper@bessemermi.org or drop them in the city’s dropbox at 411 S Sophie prior to the meeting.  Staff will read these at the council meeting. Finally, you can leave a voicemail for the city council by calling 906-663-4311 and pressing 107. Staff will be playing these back to the city council. Pertinent information is on file and available for public inspection in the Clerks office at City Hall during normal business hours.


The City of Bessemer will, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities to allow equal participation in this meeting. Such aids may include qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments. We can also provide accommodation for those with mobility issues. Please contact Jennifer Adams, Clerk at 906-663-0333 or jennifer.adams@bessemermi.org 48 hours business hours prior to the meeting to get this set up.