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Township board talks spring cleanup


March 13, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

THE NATURAL spring off Lake Road near Little Girl's Point, seen here Monday, runs all year long. The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees discussed building a shelter around the spring, in part as shelter during the winter, but decided more information on costs was needed before a decision could be made.


Ironwood - Ironwood Township hopes to have a spring cleanup this year, with the township board of trustees discussing the best dates Monday.

The last time the township held a cleanup was May 2016, according to Supervisor Steve Boyd.

Boyd said he looked at three Saturdays for the cleanup - May 5, May 12 and May 19.

"On the 12th, there is the Brian Nasi run and the Red Bull event at Copper Peak," Boyd said. "The other two days are relatively open, there's no major things going on in the township or the city."

The board agreed the later date would be best, deciding to try and hold the cleanup on May 19.

The township still needs to check with the Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority to make sure the date is available, which should happen later this week at the authority's monthly meeting.

In other action:

-The board discussed having the township offices cleaned thoroughly after this year's flu season. While there was a consensus the building could use a deep clean - something that may not have ever been done - more information was needed on whether a company could be hired or if it fell under the township employees' duties in the collective bargaining agreement.

-The board authorized the necessary township officials to sign paper work related to previously approved changes to the township's pension plan. The changes remove board trustees and employees working less than 40 hours a week from participating in the plan, according to information presented at the meeting.

-The board also continued discussing building a shelter around the Lake Road spring, but still needed information on possible costs before any action could be taken.


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