November 5, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 260

Council approves easement for Xcel Energy

BESSEMER - Mayor John Frello presided over his last city council meeting on Monday night.

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BESSEMER CITY Manager Michael Uskiewicz shows a map of an approved easement for Xcel Energy near the Bessemer Plywood Plant.

"Good luck to everybody running," Frello said. "Thank you for everything. We didn't always agree...but we had the best interests of the city at heart. Hopefully Bessemer is in a better place."

The council approved an easement for Xcel Energy near Bessemer Plywood and city of Bessemer land on Industrial Access Road, which will tie into Xcel's substation.

The council will conduct an organizational meeting on Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. to restructure after today's election.

The council tabled a decision about who to appoint to the Gogebic Range Water Authority Board to replace Frello, whose term expires Dec. 1.

Bessemer's Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Nov. 13 at 3:30 in the city council chambers to consider a special land use permit for the establishment of a medical marijuana dispensary within the city.

-Katie Perttunen