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Third phase of Iron Belle Trail receives $200,000 local match

 

November 22, 2017

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

PAUL ANDERSON, of Ironwood, addresses the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, seeking support for the Bessemer to Ramsay phase 3 of the Gogebic County Iron Belle Trail project. About 30 people attended the meeting, with many addressing the trail funding issue.

By RALPH ANSAMI

ransami@yourdailyglobe.com

BESSEMER - The third phase of the Iron Belle Trail development in Gogebic County is shaping up as a $1.6 million project.

The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to again be a sponsor to seek funding for the project, this time from Bessemer to Ramsay. The board agreed on a 5-0 vote to back the project, provided around $27,000 that is owed to the county from phase 2 is paid back by the end of the year. That money is being held up in a dispute with the project contractor that has required the second project phase to be extended.

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