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Request for Qualifications – Code Enforcement Officer

Request For Qualifications

The City of Bessemer is searching for a contractor to conduct code enforcement and blight services to assist in enforcing ordinances and reducing blight within city limits.

Responsibilities
The contractor will be responsible for, but not limited to:
• Becoming familiar with city codes and ordinances.
• Canvasing all the city streets and roads for code and blight infractions.
• Citing properties for code infractions, including writing citations using provided forms, working with property owners to address issues, and following up on citations issued.
• Attending court when needed.
• Upholding federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.
• Providing monthly reports to the City Manager on the number of citations issued and the number of issues resolved.
• Providing recommendations to the City Council for changes to local ordinances and regulations as the contractor deems important.
• Assisting the City Manager on code enforcement and blight-related issues as needed.

Skills & Experience
The City of Bessemer will consider a variety of skills and experience. Skills and abilities required, but not limited to:
• Communication, including written and verbal communication.
• Problem-solving
• Conflict resolution
• Accountability
• Ability to prioritize tasks.
• Ability to take direction.
• Ability to work well with others.
Preferences will be given to contractors who have previous experience in code enforcement and law enforcement.

Equipment Needed
The contractor will need to bring their equipment, including a cell phone and a vehicle. A valid driver’s license will be required in addition to the vehicle. The contractor will be reimbursed for mileage driven within city limits at the current IRS reimbursement rate.

Working Hours
This position will work an average of 20 hours per week between March 1st and October 31st of the calendar year with the majority of working hours being recorded between June 1st and September 31st of the calendar year. Working hours are adjustable to the contractor’s schedule.

Salary
Pay is negotiated depending on qualifications.

Potential contractors can email their qualifications to Chris Frazer, City Manager at chris.frazer@cityofbessemer.org or mail them to:

Chris Frazer
City Manager
411 S Sophie St
Bessemer, MI 49911

The City of Bessemer will accept applications until the position is filled.

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2024 Combined Board of Review Schedule

2024 Combined Board of Review for Bessemer City, Bessemer Township, Wakefield Township, and Erwin Township

Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 at 5 PM
Organizational Meeting at Bessemer Township Hall
10338 Mill Street, Ramsay, MI 49959
Monday, March 11th, 2024 at 9 AM to 3 PM
Wakefield Township Hall
414 North County Road 519, Wakefield, MI 49968
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 at 2 PM to 5 PM
Erwin Township Hall
N8908 Van Buskirk Road, Ironwood, MI 49938
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 at 5 PM to 6 PM
Bessemer Township Hall
10338 Mill Street, Ramsay, MI 49959

All meetings are open to members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act

This notice is posted in compliance with Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended. The Open Meetings Act, MCL41.72a (2) (3) and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Jeff Randall, Bessemer Township Supervisor, at 906-667-0423 at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

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**Up to $300K in Grant Funding for Small Manufacturers**

Small and medium-sized manufacturers can get up to $300,000 to improve efficiency, productivity and emission levels with the Industrial Assessment Centers Implementation Grant Program. To view more information and apply for the grant, click the link below.

What it pays for: With support from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, firms can use a 50% cost share to act on qualified energy assessments.

Deadline: The next application review is Mar. 31.

DOE Industrial Assessment Centers (IAC) Implementation Grant Program – Open Solicitation (energywerx.org)

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DDA 2022-2023 TIF Presentation – PA 57 of 2018

Per PA 57 of 2018, the City of Bessemer’s Downtown Development Authority is required to present how it is spending the Tax Increment Financing Funds twice a year. The next two presentations will be held February 14th at 6 PM and February 26th at 6 PM. The meetings will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers and will be followed by a regular meeting of the Downtown Development Authority on February 14th and a regular City Council meeting on February 26th.

If you have any questions, please to contact the DDA Administrator at 906-663-4311 ext. 4 or via email at samantha.dorr@cityofbessemer.org.

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GOGEBIC COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE – ESTABLISHMENT OF EARLY VOTING

GOGEBIC COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE
ESTABLISHMENT OF EARLY VOTING

To All Qualified Electors in Gogebic County

Notice is hereby given by resolution of the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners under authority granted in Public Act 81 of 2023, that the location of early voting site for all Federal and Statewide election dates will be the following:

Name: Gogebic County
Address: 200 N. Moore Street
Conference Room (Basement)
Bessemer, MI 49911

All qualified electors in Gogebic County have the right to mark a ballot and deposit the ballot in a tabulator beginning the second Saturday before an election and ending the Sunday before the election. Early voting will be available at the early voting site for the following (CST) hours:

Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30 8:30-4:30

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Clerk’s Office at 906-663-4518: Email: clerk@gogebic.gov

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NOTICE OF REGISTRATION

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR THE
PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH, 2024
BESSEMER, MICHIGAN

TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF BESSEMER:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that any qualified elector of the City of Bessemer who is not already registered, may register to vote at the office of the City Clerk; the office of the County Clerk; a Secretary of State branch office, or other designated state agency. Registration forms can be obtained at mi.gov/vote and mailed to the City Clerk. Voters who are already registered may update their registration at www.expressSOS.com.

The last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk is Monday, February 12, 2024. After this date, anyone who qualifies as an elector may register to vote in person with proof of residency (MCL 168.492) at the City of Bessemer Clerk’s office, located at 411 S. Sophie St., Bessemer, MI 49911 at the following times:

• Regular business hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Saturday, February 24th, 2024 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Election Day, Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the purpose of the Presidential Primary Election is to nominate candidates from the Democratic and Republican Party for the Office of President of the United States.
Full text of the ballot may be obtained at the City of Bessemer Clerk’s office, 411 S. Sophie St., Bessemer, MI 49911, telephone: 906-663-4311. A sample ballot may be viewed at mi.gov/vote.

Mandy Lake
City of Bessemer Clerk

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST

Notice is hereby given that the City of Bessemer will conduct a Public Accuracy Test of the optical scan voting system for the February 27th, 2024 Presidential Primary Election. The Public Accuracy Test will be conducted at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6th, 2024, in the Auditorium of the Bessemer City Hall, 411 S. Sophie St.

Mandy Lake
City of Bessemer Clerk

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MDOT seeks public input on future of Complete Streets through online survey

NEWS – MDOT seeks public input on future of Complete Streets through online survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2024

 

MEDIA CONTACT
Michael Frezell
517-281-6519
FrezellM@Michigan.gov 

MDOT seeks public input on future of Complete Streets
through online survey

Fast facts:

  • A new online public Complete Streets survey is part of MDOT’s initiative to update the current policy.
  • Complete Streets encompass mobility and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, older individuals, children, individuals with disabilities, motorists, and freight vehicles.
  • The survey is available through Feb. 9. 

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is in the process of aligning its Complete Streets policy with its mission to serve and connect people, communities, and the economy through transportation. As part of this process, MDOT is seeking public input using an online Complete Streets survey. The survey is available and open for feedback through Feb. 9.

Who:
Michigan residents
Community stakeholders
Local businesses

When:
Dec. 21, 2023 – Feb. 9, 2024 

Where:
Complete Streets survey

Accessibility:
Attendees who require mobility, visual, hearing, written or other assistance for effective participation should contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or CurryO@Michigan.gov, preferably at least five business days in advance. Forms are located on the Title VI webpage. Requests made outside of this timeframe will be evaluated and honored to the extent possible. 

Background:
MDOT’s Complete Streets policy encompasses mobility and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation users, older individuals, children, individuals with disabilities, motorists, and freight vehicles. The Complete Street policy works to ensure corridors are consistently designed, operated, and maintained to meet community needs and maximize safety.

Michigan Public Act 135 of 2010 defines “complete streets” as roadways planned, designed, and built to provide appropriate access to all legal users in a manner that promotes safe and efficient movement of people and goods whether by car, truck, transit, assistive device, foot, or bicycle.

Public Input:
For more information on Complete Streets or to provide comments, please visit the Complete Streets website. Public input can also be shared by email or U.S. mail to:

Monica Monsma
MonsmaM@Michigan.gov
MDOT Environmental Services Section
425 West Ottawa St.
P.O. Box 30050
Lansing, MI 48909

Sign up to receive updates on the Complete Streets policy.