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1807 Palms for sale

The City of Bessemer is  selling 1807 Palms. The house is on .83 acres. The City Council will require the purchaser to bring the house up to code and make it livable or tear it down within 1 year. The land is valued at $1,080. Please contact Charly Loper at 906-663-4311 or via email at charly.loper@bessemermi.org with any questions or with an offer.

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Parks and Rec 2019 Meeting Schedule

Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting Schedule for 2019
The Bessemer Parks and Recreation Commission meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 2:15, unless there is a conflict with holidays, in the DDA room at City Hall located at 411 S Sophie, Bessemer, MI 49911.
• January 3rd
• February 7th
• March 7th
• April 4th
• May 2nd
• June 6th
• August 1st
• September 5th
• October 3rd
• November 7th
• December 5th
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 American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Bessemer’s Clerk at 906-
667-0333 at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

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2019 DDA Schedule

Downtown Development Authority Meeting Schedule for 2019
The Bessemer Downtown Development Authority meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:00 PM, unless there is a conflict with holidays, in the DDA Room at City Hall located at 411 S Sophie, Bessemer,
MI 49911.
• January 10th
• February 14th
• March 14th
• April 11th
• May 9th
• June 13th
• July 11th
• August 8th
• September 12th
• October 10th
• November 14th
• December 12th
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 American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or service

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2019 Planning Commission Agenda

City of Bessemer

Planning Commission Meeting Schedule for 2019

The Bessemer Planning Commission meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:00, unless there is a conflict with holidays or a City Council Meeting, in the Council Chambers at City Hall located at 411 S Sophie, Bessemer, MI 49911.

  • Wednesday, January 2nd
  • February 5th
  • March 5th
  • April 2nd
  • May 7th
  • June 4th
  • July 2nd
  • August 6th
  • Wednesday, September 4th
  • October 1st
  • November 5th
  • December 3rd

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 American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Bessemer’s Clerk at 906-667-0333 at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

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2019 City Council Schedule

City Council Meeting Schedule for 2019

The Bessemer City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00, unless there is a conflict with holidays, in the Council Chambers at City Hall located at 411 S Sophie, Bessemer, MI 49911.

 

  • January 7th
  • January 21st
  • February 4th
  • Tuesday, February 19th
  • March 4th
  • March 18th
  • April 1st
  • April 15th
  • May 6th
  • May 20th
  • June 3rd
  • June 17th
  • July 1st
  • July 15th
  • August 5th
  • August 19th
  • Tuesday, September 3rd
  • September 16th
  • October 7th
  • October 21st
  • November 4th
  • November 18th
  • December 2nd
  • December 16th

 

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 American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Bessemer’s Clerk at 906-667-0333 at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

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Land for sale in Industrial Area

The City of Bessemer is selling MILL SITE ADDITION; LOTS 65 & 66. It is .25 acres total and is assessed at $1,317. Please contact Charly Loper at 906-663-4311 or via email at charly.loper@bessemermi.org with any questions or with an offer.

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Bessemer Awarded Redevelopment Ready Certification

Thank you for everyone who came out to our Redevelopment Ready Community Certificate Celebration. Representatives from Michigan Economic Development Corporation said that although we were the smallest community to become certified, we had the largest turnout! Check out the photos from the event and from meeting with Congressman Bergman afterwards!

View Redevelopment Ready Certification Report >>

Press Release:

LANSING, Mich. – For establishing a solid foundation to attract private investment and further build on municipality assets, the city of Bessemer has been awarded Redevelopment Ready Communities  (RRC) certification, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

The MEDC will formally present the award in recognition of the city’s new designation at a community event on Tuesday, October 9 starting at 6:30 pm in the Bessemer City Hall Auditorium.

Bessemer is the second city in the Upper Peninsula to be certified. Bessemer joins 27 other communities that have qualified as “thoroughly prepared” when it comes to planning and zoning along with other key features that remove traditional barriers and promote opportunities for prospective investors. Other certified RRC communities include Allegan, Alpena, Battle Creek, Boyne City, Dearborn, Eastpointe, Escanaba, Ferndale, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Grayling, Hudsonville, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Lathrup Village, Manistee, Marshall, Middleville, Muskegon, Oak Park, Petoskey, Pinckney, Roseville, Southfield, Traverse City and Ypsilanti.

“Our mission at MEDC is to empower communities so they can proactively shape their future; a future built on a solid foundation of retaining and attracting business investment and talent,” said MEDC Senior Vice President Katharine Czarnecki. “We’re pleased to have our second city in the U.P. reach certification and look forward to building upon our relationship with the city and supporting them in their local efforts.”

As an RRC participant, the City of Bessemer received a comprehensive assessment that measures current community and economic development practices compared to RRC best practice standards. Further, the program evaluates and certifies communities that integrate transparency, predictability, and efficiency into economic development practices.

Certification status provides a compelling sign that a community has removed development barriers and streamlined processes to be more competitive and attractive to investors. Bessemer is the smallest community to receive RRC certification.

“Thank you MEDC for certifying Bessemer as a Redevelopment Ready Community. This certification provides Bessemer with a tremendous opportunity to update and develop the downtown district,” said Mayor Adam Zak. “Being the second community in the U.P. to be Redevelopment Ready certified shows that Bessemer is committed to economic development and keeping its reputation as a wonderful place to live and raise a family.”

The city moved swiftly to complete certification requirements, completing all the recommend items from the report in five months. City Manager Charly Loper expressed gratitude to the many volunteers, staff and officials who played a vital role in reaching certification.

“The city and all our wonderful volunteers have been working diligently to shape our town to become more attractive to development by capitalizing on our many assets,” Loper said. “Thanks to this program, Bessemer was able to improve our processes and we are open for redevelopment.”

View the Full Press Release at MEDC Website >>

Event Photo Gallery:

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Parks and Recreation Time Change

The Parks and Recreation has changed their meeting time from 2 to 2:15. The dates are still the same.

 

City of Bessemer

 

Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting Schedule for 2018

The Bessemer Parks and Recreation Commission meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 2:15, unless there is a conflict with holidays, in the DDA room at City Hall located at 411 S Sophie, Bessemer, MI 49911.

 

  • January 4th
  • February 1st
  • March 1st
  • April 5th
  • May 3rd
  • June 7th
  • July 5th
  • August 2nd
  • September 6th
  • October 4th
  • November 1st
  • December 6th

 

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 American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Bessemer’s Clerk at 906-667-0333 at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

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Hill Ave lot

The City of Bessemer is looking to sell 3.3 acres of General Industrial land on Hill Avenue west of Yale. The asking price is $2,266. The property ID is 51-06-002-700. Please contact Charly Loper at 906-663-4311 or via email at charly.loper@bessemermi.org with any questions or with an offer.