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Clerk/ Treasurer Job opening

The City of Bessemer is looking for a Clerk-Treasurer. This is a full-time position with pension and high-quality health insurance for individuals or the family. Salary starts at $42,000- $47,000 DOE. The City is looking for a self-starter with an accounting or similar degree and experience with managing numerous accounts and bank account reconciliation. We anticipate training the right candidate in the clerk role. This role will require a civil service exam. Please submit your resume and cover letter to Charly at by August 21st.

clerk treasurer job description

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City Hall open for Cash Payments and by appointment

While the City of Bessemer is strongly discouraging cash payments at this time to minimize the spread of the virus, we understand you may not have other options. To pay with cash, please enter in the library entrance and call upstairs using the provided phone or your personal cell phone to be let in. Masks are required and we have extras if you forget yours. We will not be assessing late fees for this pay cycle because the notice is so short. We will begin assessing late fees for the residential bills due August.

City Hall is also open for appointments. We strongly encourage a phone call or zoom meeting to address most needed items however, somethings need to be done in person. If this is the case call 906-663-4311 to set up an appointment or email the person you wish to meet with. Once more, masks are required for any in-person meetings. Please enter the library entrance for your meeting and call upstairs to be let in.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to keep our employees safer and minimize the spread of the virus.

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June 1 Bessemer City Council Meeting to be Held Virtually

The June 1, 2020 Bessemer City Council Meeting will be held virtually via Zoom videoconferencing.  See the agenda below for connection information.

ON MONDAY, JUNE 1ST 2020, AT 6:00 P.M.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Or iPhone one-tap:
US: +13017158592,88657443834# or +13126266799,88657443834#
Or Telephone:
Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 886 5744 3834
International numbers available:
Due to the Coronavirus and the CDC’s recommendation to limit groups over 10 people, the City of Bessemer will have a virtual meeting.
• All residents may call in and/ or email questions, complaints, and comments to
• The meeting will be posted on our face book page at
• If you have any issues with attending the meeting virtually due to ADA difficulties, please contact Jim Trudgeon at or 906-667-0333 48 hours before the meeting. Individuals can call 711 for relay support.
• You have the right to participate in a meeting of a public body held electronically includes the right to tape-record, to videotape, to broadcast live on radio, and to telecast live on television the proceedings of the public body at a public meeting. The exercise of this right does not depend on the prior approval of the public body. However, a public body may establish reasonable rules and regulations to minimize the possibility of disrupting the meeting.
• A public body may not require a person as a condition of participating in a meeting of the public body held electronically to register or otherwise provide his or her name or other information or otherwise to fulfill a condition precedent to attendance, other than mechanisms necessary to permit the person to participate in a public comment period of the meeting.
• A person must be permitted to address a meeting of a public body held electronically under rules established and recorded by the public body. A person must not be excluded from a meeting held electronically otherwise open to the public except for a breach of the peace actually committed during the meeting.
• During a meeting of a public body held electronically, members of the public body are urged to take all votes by roll call to avoid any questions about how each member of the public body votes.
• If a public body holding a meeting electronically directly or indirectly maintains an official internet presence, the public body is encouraged to make available to the general public through the public body’s website homepage an agenda and other materials relating to the meeting.
• Members of the general public otherwise participating in a meeting of a public body held electronically may be excluded from participation in a closed session of the public body held electronically during that meeting if the closed session is convened and held in compliance with the requirements of the OMA applicable to a closed
• session.
COUNCIL MEMBERS: Zak, Kryshak, Nelson, McDonald, Miskovich
1) Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting – May 18th, 2020
1) General Fund
2) Major Street Fund
3) Local Street Fund
4) Water Utility Fund
5) Sewer Utility Fund
6) DDA Fund
1) US-2 Project; stamped concrete between road and sidewalk
1) City Manager Report
2) DPW Report
ADJOURN – City Council Meeting
**NOTE: All matters listed under the heading CONSENT AGENDA are considered to be routine by the City Council and will be enacted by one motion. There will not be separate discussion of these items. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the CONSENT AGENDA and considered separately under NEW BUSINESS.**

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Upcoming Meeting Cancelations


The following meetings for the City of Bessemer have been cancelled:

  • Tuesday, June 2nd there will be no Planning Commission meeting as previously scheduled for 6:00 PM
  • The Parks and Recreation meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 4th at 2:15 PM.
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Lead Line Replacement Project Plan Public Hearing Virtual Meeting

The Project Plan Public Hearing for Proposed Lead Line Replacements will be held online via Zoom video conference.  Information on joining the meeting is found in the agenda below.

The City of Bessemer will hold a public hearing on the proposed Lead line replacements project for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons.
The hearing will be held at 6:00 pm CST on June 15, 2020 at the following location: Electronic if permitted by the Governor’s Executive Order. More information will be released closer to the date.
The link below to join the webinar:
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13017158592,,82070830011# or +13126266799,,82070830011#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 820 7083 0011
International numbers available:
The purpose of the proposed project is to complete Water System improvements to replace lead impacted water service lines as required by the State of Michigan.
Project construction will involve:
• Replacement of lead impacted water service lines within the construction limits of the previous construction project and the proposed 2021-2023 project.
Impacts of the proposed project include short term construction related impacts and financial impacts to the City’s water system users. No significant long term adverse impacts are anticipated on either cultural or environmentally sensitive resources.
The estimated cost to users for the proposed project will be approximately $700,000 total project costs with costs to individual users dependent on the level and type of project financing that can be secured by the City for the project. The City intends to pursue project financing with the goal of minimizing impact to the system users
Copies of the plan detailing the proposed project are available for inspection at the following location(s):
• Electronic PDF is available on the City of Bessemer’s website at
Written comments received before the hearing record is closed on June 15, 2020 by 2:00 p.m. will receive responses in the final project plan. Written comments should be sent to:
Bessemer City Clerk’s Office
C/O Charly Loper, City Manager
411 South Sophie Street
Bessemer, MI 49911