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Michigan Municipal League, Bessemer advise Wakefield on master plan


January 25, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

SHARING A laugh at a Wednesday work session of Wakefield city officials are Scott MacInnes of the Michigan Municipal League and Bessemer city manager Charly Loper. They both emphasized the importance of any city maintaining an updated master plan.


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WAKEFIELD - Members of the Wakefield city council and planning commission met in a Wednesday workshop to learn how an updated master plan could help them to counteract the dwindling population that many U.P. towns experience.

Presenting the evidence were Scott MacInnes, northern field consultant for the Michigan Municipal League, and Bessemer city manager Charly Loper.

According to Wakefield city manager Richard Brackney, Wakefield's master plan has not been updated since 2000.

Loper said Bessemer's master plan was updated recently after city officia...

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