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Bessemer planning commission makes recommendations to city council


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

PAT COLEMAN, of North of 45, briefs the planning commission Wednesday regarding the proposed Master Plan which is about 90 percent complete. Coleman went chapter by chapter explaining the different topics and the commission jumped in when they had a desire to interrupt. The commission vociferously spoke against changing US 2 from a four lane highway to a 3 lane with a center lane for turning, which led to some back and forth between Coleman and the commission on what is the best method of traffic control, city beauty, and safety of drivers and residents and neither side agreed.


BESSEMER - A two hour planning commission meeting in the council's chambers in Bessemer resulted in the sending to city council three separate recommendations for the council to act on. The commission agreed to send the Bessemer Master Plan, Downtown Development Authority plan and the medical marijuana ordinances to council for action.

Patrick Coleman, from North of 45, briefed the commission on the current standing of the Master Plan draft, which sits at approximately 90 percent complete. What is not done is the 63 day comment period once counci...

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