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MDOT public meeting May 12 to discuss US-2 project in Bessemer

BESSEMER, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) invites the public to a meeting regarding the second year of the US-2 rebuilding project in Bessemer, Gogebic County. During this meeting, there will be a brief presentation followed by a question-and-answer session.

Who:
Community stakeholders
Local businesses
Interested residents
MDOT staff and contractors

When:
Thursday, May 12, 2022
4-6 p.m. Central Time

Where:
Bessemer City Hall
411 S Sophie St.
Bessemer, MI 49911

Accessibility:
Accommodations can be made for persons who require mobility, visual, hearing, written, or other assistance for participation. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or complete Form 2658 for American Sign Language (ASL) located on the Title VI webpage: https://www.Michigan.gov/MDOT/Programs/Title-VI. Requests should be made at least five days prior to the meeting date. Reasonable efforts will be made to provide the requested accommodation or an effective alternative, but accommodations may not be guaranteed.

Background:
MDOT, in conjunction with the city of Bessemer, is investing about $9.9 million to rebuild 2.7 miles of US-2 from Powdermill Creek to east of Cedar Avenue through the city of Bessemer. The work will include reconfiguring lanes to add a center left-turn lane, storm sewer improvements, and city sanitary sewer and water main replacements. Work is expected to begin in late May and be completed this fall. This project includes a five-year materials and workmanship pavement warranty.

For more information about the project, visit the project website. Throughout work, project detour and closure information will be posted at Michigan.gov/Drive, and will also be shared on social media.

Public comment:
Comments and input can be submitted by mail, phone, or e-mail to Dan Weingarten (WeingartenD@Michigan.gov), in addition to the public meeting.

Dan Weingarten
MDOT Superior Region
Communications Representative
100 South Westwood Drive
Ishpeming, MI 49849
906-250-4809

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Capital Improvement Plan Hearing

The City Council will have a public hearing on the Draft Capital Improvement Plan on Monday, May 23rd, 2022 at 6:00 during the City Council meeting in the City Hall Council Chambers 411 S Sophie St. Bessemer, MI 49911. Interested parties may appear in person and provide comment to the Council or can write a letter to the City Council at the above address. Letters will be received up until 4:00 p.m. before the meeting. A copy of the proposed plan is available in the City Clerks office and here. 

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. Please contact Jennifer Adams, Clerk at 906-663-4311 ext 104 or at jennifer.adams@bessemermi.org 48 hours prior to the meeting to get this set up.

For any comments or concerns, please contact Charly Loper, City Manager at 906-663-4311 ext 102 or at charly.loper@bessemermi.org.

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Public Hearing Notice

CITY OF BESSEMER PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

ORDINANCE #382 Winter Parking Ordinance

 

The City of Bessemer will hold a public hearing on Ordinance N0. 382. This ordinance adopts winter parking restrictions on public right-of-ways in the City of Bessemer between the housr of 2AM and 6AM between the first of November and fifteenth of April.

 

This Public Hearing will be on Monday, April 25th, 2022 at 6:00 PM in the City Hall Council Chambers 411 S Sophie St. Bessemer, MI 49911. Interested parties may appear in person and provide comment to the Council or can write a letter to the City Council at the above address. Letters will be received up until 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 25th, 2022. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Clerks office.

 

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. Please contact Jennifer Adams, Clerk at 906-663-4311 ext 104 or at jennifer.adams@bessemermi.org 48 hours prior to the meeting to get this set up.

For any comments or concerns, please contact Charly Loper, City Manager at 906-663-4311 ext 102 or at charly.loper@bessemermi.org.

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Budget Hearing

The City of Bessemer will hold a budget hearing on Monday, April 25th at 6:00 PM in the City Hall Council Chambers 411 S Sophie St. Bessemer, MI 49911. Interested parties may appear in person and provide comment to the City Council. Written comments will be received up until 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 25th. A copy of the proposed budget is available in the City Clerks office.

 

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. Please contact Jennifer Adams, Clerk at 906-663-4311 ext 2 or at jennifer.adams@bessemermi.org 48 hours prior to the meeting to get this set up.

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Public Hearing Notice

CITY OF BESSEMER PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

ORDINANCE #379 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ZONING CODE

 

The City of Bessemer will hold a public hearing on Ordinance N0. 379. This ordinance will amend the zoning code to prohibit signs on public property unless placed by a public institute.

 

This Public Hearing will be on Tuesday, March 1st at 6:00 PM in the City Hall Council Chambers 411 S Sophie St. Bessemer, MI 49911. Interested parties may appear in person and provide comment to the Planning Commission or can write a letter to the Planning Commission at the above address. Letters will be received up until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 1st. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available in the City Clerks office.

 

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. Please contact Jennifer Adams, Clerk at 906-663-4311 ext 2 or at jennifer.adams@bessemermi.org 48 hours prior to the meeting to get this set up.

For any comments or concerns, please contact Charly Loper, City Manager at 906-663-4311 ext 4 or at charly.loper@bessemermi.org.

 

 

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Library and Parks and Rec Opening

The City of Bessemer is soliciting applications from City of Bessemer residents interested in serving on the City Parks and Rec or Library Board for the City of Bessemer. Interested individuals should submit an application found on the city’s website or by contacting Charly Loper at charly.loper@bessemermi.org) by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 9th at 4:00 PM.

https://www.cityofbessemer.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Commission-Application.docx.pdf

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The City of Bessemer is seeking applications for heavy equipment operator and common laborer positions. The city currently has one opening with other positions opening shortly. The City is looking for full time permanent and potentially full time temporary workers. The heavy equipment operator starts at $20.40 and the common laborer at $19.96. Both positions have $.50 raises every 6 months for 2 years and full benefits including pension. Applicants must have a CDL. To apply, pick up an application at City Hall. The City will begin reviewing applications September 30th.

To view the job descriptions click here