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Hurley City Council buys railroad parcel

 


By RALPH ANSAMI

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com

HURLEY — The Hurley City Council on Tuesday approved a parcel purchase for the non-motorized Iron Belle Trail.

The deal had been negotiated over many months.

The council agreed to pay $5,000 to Canadian National for the small parcel.

Mayor Joe Pinardi praised city attorney Ray O’Dea for getting the railroad to come down on its original asking price of $22,000.

A grant from the Gogebic Range Health Foundation will cover the $5,000, Pinardi noted.

The city will send in $1,000 in advance for the parcel and be reimbursed for that amount.

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