The City of Bessemer is now accepting bids for cemetery maintenance and Bluff Valley Park bathroom cleaning for the summer. You can find more information here Requests For Proposals & Quotes (RFP & RFQ) – City of Bessemer, Michigan. Interested contractors must submit a bid to Bessemer City Hall, 411 S Sophie St, Bessemer, MI 49911 by 12:00 pm CST April 5th, 2023, to be considered. Any questions can be directed to the City Manager at 906-663-4311 ext. 4.
Request for Qualifications – Code Enforcement Officer
The City of Bessemer seeks a contractor to conduct Code Enforcement to assist in eliminating blight problems through town. Click on Code Enforcement Officer for details on the position. The City of Bessemer has budgeted to pay the contractor $20/ hour. Potential contractors can send their qualifications to:
City of Bessemer
c/o Jennifer Adams
411 S Sophie, Bessemer, MI 49911
Proposals are due Wednesday, March 22nd by 4:00pm
Extra Food Assistance for COVID-19 Ending February
LANSING, Mich. – Families who receive food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) should prepare for the end of the increase in benefits that have helped address food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic due to recent federal legislation.
February will be the last month that people in Michigan and other states receive the extra food assistance benefits – which have been at least $95 more per month. In March the additional benefits will no longer be issued. To view the full press release click here
More information about the how benefits connected to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency are changing can be found at Michigan.gov/2023BenefitChanges and details about the SNAP changes can be found on the Food Assistance Program webpage.
Frequently Asked Questions – Ending Extra Food Assistance
Special Meeting of City Council to Interview for Clerk/Treasurer
Special meeting of the City Council to review applications for Clerk/Treasurer and conduct interviews. To view the agenda: https://www.cityofbessemer.org/meetings/2-07-23/
Your Road to Development – Hosted by MEDC
Michigan Economic Development Corporation is hosting a free webinar series called “Talk to Me” for individuals interested in investing in their communities and expanding their knowledge of MEDC resources. In their first webinar, “Your Road to Development,” you’ll gain knowledge of MEDC’s community development tools, including the Build MI Community Grant Initiative, a new tool that provides access to real estate development gap financing for small scale, incremental redevelopment projects. Additionally, you will hear from two real estate developers, as they explore their respective journeys into real estate development, paths to growing their firms, and advice they have for new developers. Their discussion aims to inspire those new to the development world and provide insight into accessing MEDC tools that could help them with their very own project.
You are encouraged to attend if you are a local business and/or building owners, entrepreneurs seeking to enter the real estate market, and/or real estate developers who are looking to scale up into more complex projects.
This is scheduled for Monday, February 13th, 11-12:30 on Zoom. Registration Link: https://medc.cventevents.com/event/14035744-6e35-4ad3-99d5-34c8e399d55c/summary
Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting 1.5.23 – CANCELLED
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission for January 5th has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be the first Thursday of February, 2-2-23, at 5:30 pm.
Planning Commission Meeting 1.3.23 – CANCELLED
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Planning Commission for January 3rd has been cancelled. The next meeting will take place the first Tuesday of February, 2-7-23, at 6 pm.
Looking for a new Clerk/Treasurer – POSITION FILLED
The City of Bessemer is looking for a new Clerk/Treasurer! This is a full-time position which includes a 2% defined benefit pension plus other benefits. Salary would be $52,000- $55,000 DOE. Click here to view the job description.
The City is looking for a self-starter with an accounting or similar degree. Please submit a letter of interest and resume to the City Manager at email@example.com. Please indicate if you would like your application kept confidential. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
EDIT – This position has been filled and applications are no longer being accepted.
Request for Bids – Custodial Work
The City of Bessemer is accepting bids for cleaning City Hall and washing our Mechanic’s overalls. Please submit bids to:
Bessemer City Hall
411 S Sophie St.
Bessemer, MI 49911
Bids must be clearly marked “Custodial Work Bid.” Questions can be directed to City Secretary, Samantha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown Development Authority Board Openings
The Bessemer Downtown Development Authority currently has two board openings! If you live in Bessemer or you have property or a business in downtown Bessemer, you can apply to join the DDA. DDA members work on revitalizing the downtown and helping local businesses. We would love to have you! Any questions can be directed to our DDA staff, Samantha Dorr. You can reach her at 906-663-4311 ext. 108 or at email@example.com.
If you are interested, please fill out this form and return it to the City Clerk/Treasurer Jennifer Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Bessemer City Hall, 411 S Sophie St. Bessemer, MI 49911.