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IC Board cancels outstanding checks

 

Cortney Ofstad/Daily Globe

MEMBERS OF the Iron County Board of Supervisors listen to committee reports during a meeting Monday evening at the courthouse in Hurley.

By CORTNEY OFSTAD

cofstad@yourdailyglobe.com

Hurley - The Iron County Board of Supervisors held a brief meeting Monday evening at the Iron County Courthouse.

The board approved canceling the outstanding checks from 2012, a total of around $1,312. The amount will be transfered into the county's general fund.

During public comment, Aileen Potter, of Montreal, addressed the board on the plans to begin the local agreement with mining company Gogebic Taconite. The Iron County Mining Impact Committee is scheduled to meeting Thursday at 4 p.m ., and will go into closed session to discuss the agreement.

Potter asked the board to consider placing some language regarding county revenue in the agreement to help the county financially during the mining process.

She expressed concerns about the county not receiving funding upfront, despite numerous expenses on behalf of Iron County, and urged the board to "get the best local agreement possible."

The board thanked Potter for her speaking. Steve Schurtter, of Montreal, spoke in support of Potter's comments, saying it was "very well said."

The mining impact committee meeting will be held in the county board room at the courthouse.