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Bessemer council stuck between factions


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

OVER THIRTY residents of Bessemer filled the city hall chamber to capacity on Monday for the city council meeting as Dick Matrella addressed the council regarding the school bond issue and taxation and marijuana entered the fray at the middle and the end.


BESSEMER - The Bessemer City Council meeting was over shadowed by the simmering sentiment of its citizens again. City resident Donna Brown submitted a letter to the city council that was read into the record regarding her unhappiness with Bessemer since marijuana came to town. Brown expressed her feelings that medical marijuana was snuck into the town by a prior council and city manager and that she is ashamed of what the city has become. During public comments the other side would express their feelings, but back to council business.

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