Ironwood Township fills empty supervisors seat.
Written by Jesse Baroka on May 14, 2019
IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP – At last nights Ironwood Township board of trustees meeting last night the board appointed Jim Simmons to fill the vacant office of township supervisor filling the seat of Steve Boyd who died in April following a battle with cancer. Simmons will complete the remainder Boyd’s term, which ends after the 2020 election. Simmons said he had 30 years of accounting and managerial experience, as well as a Master of Business Administration and 28 graduate credits in public administration. The board approved Simmons 4-2, with trustees Marlene Saari-Mieloszyk and Bev Michaels voting against the measure. In other action, the board: Approved hiring Thomas Novascone as township assessor. Lyons voted against the measure as the board didn’t specify where the money to pay for the service came from.—Approved a stipulation reducing the taxable value of the Walmart property by $218,837 to $3,616,888. Walmart had originally sought to have the value reduced by $635,000.