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DWRF Public Hearing




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.


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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


DWRF Project Plan Report


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

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Reopen Plan

The City of Bessemer has spent the last couple of weeks discussing a tentative reopen plan for City Hall. We don’t have dates on when it will reopen but we want to show what the reopen stages will probably look like. We will not be reopen as normal for a long time to keep everyone as safe as we can. This plan may change as we get guidance from the State of Michigan and the Health DepartmentReopen Plan for Public and employees grids Reopen plan for library

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Water/Sewer Payments During Coronavirus Pandemic

Several weeks ago the City of Bessemer stopped shutting off water for lack of payment through this pandemic. We also turned on water for people who had been shut off for lack of payment. If City Hall remains closed beyond April 20th, which is our due date for water bills, we will not be assessing late fees. We are still taking payments through the mail, at our dropbox, and online below.

Pay Water, Sewer, Garbage Bill

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Grocery Pickup Assistance During Pandemic

The City of Bessemer is going to begin coordinating groceries for elderly and those at high risk of complications with the coronavirus. If you are able to pick up groceries for individuals or are elderly and/or at a high risk of complications ( please call City Hall at 906-663-4311 or email Ann at

Thanks for watching out for our neighbors!

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

To minimize the spread of Coronavirus we are closing city hall. We are also canceling all non-emergency meetings.

If you have questions please call 906-663-4311.

If you are paying a bill, please drop checks off in the library drop box by the library entrance or pay by credit card at We will not be assessing late fees.

If you have any concerns for your family or loved ones, please check out the CDC website. They are doing an amazing job publishing information about what we all can do to limit the spread.

Thank you for your understanding!