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Townships request 30 percent of Gogebic County PILT money


May 24, 2018


BESSEMER — Representatives of townships in Gogebic County again requested Wednesday that they receive 30 percent of federal payment in lieu of tax money that’s paid to the county.

A total of 38 people attended the county board meeting at the courthouse, with the majority there because of the PILT issue.

Watersmeet Township Supervisor Mike Rogers said the county has received around $5 million in the last 10 years in PILT money and his township has a high percentage of the federal lands involved.

Rogers said the 30 percent should be given to the...

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