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Bessemer Planning Commission chairman states case for rezoning property to allow asphalt plant

BESSEMER - Bessemer Planning Commission Chairman John Turkal explained to the city council Tuesday evening why the commission made its recommendation that the council approve a petition from Patrick Steiger to amend the zoning of Steiger Timber Operations on Tamarack Avenue.

He read from a prepared statement, explaining why the commission is in favor of rezoning to allow an asphalt plant to be built there.

On May 3, the city council heard Northwoods Paving Company, of Ashland, Wis., had applied for a special-use permit to put a temporary asphalt plant on Pat Steiger's property. Bessemer reside...