To the Editor:
On behalf of the Iron County residents and taxpayers who signed an April 19 letter to the county board members, I would like to thank Joe Pinardi, chairman of the Iron County Board of Supervisors, for his thoughtful response.
The letter was a request of the board to hold a hearing for public discussion of the lease/option of 3,300 acres of Iron County forest to Gogebic Taconite in conjunction with their potential iron mine. Pinardi has agreed to schedule a hearing and we genuinely appreciate that.
We would also like to congratulate Pinardi on his new position as chairman of the Iron County Board. In these turbulent times in the county, we recognize the challenges facing the leaders of our community and commend Pinardi for accepting those challenges on our behalf.
Thank you, Joe Pinardi and all board members, for your service.