Bessemer township board meeting.
Written by Jesse Baroka on September 10, 2019
BESSEMER – At last night’s Bessemer Township board meeting board members heard a report on the ongoing project to improve Memorial Park in Ramsay, including the addition of a swimming area along the Black River. The board also discussed progress regarding the digging of the new swimming hole. Supervisor Jeff Randall said parts of the project were held off until fall so water levels would be lower. The swimming hole is projected to be 60 feet by 260 feet long and is engineered so water will flow along with the river to reduce debris. So far the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has not permitted a sand beach. Also last night the board hired Nick Tarro for the Department of Public Works. Two people interviewed for the position. In other business, the board approved the purchase of six new tires for the township’s Tanker 98 fire truck for $3,272 from Pomp’s Tire Service of Antigo, Wis. The tires had never been replaced on the 20-year-old vehicle.