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Bessemer City Council extends Loper's manager contract


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BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council on Monday voted 4-0 to extend the city manager contract for four years.

The contract for Charly Loper, who started as city manager in 2016, would have expired in November 2020 with her earning $61,327 in Year Four of the contract. The four-year extension comes with a 2 percent raise in years five, six and seven and a retention bonus for overseeing a $7 million sewer and water project currently underway in Bessemer, along with a $21.4 million construction project along U.S. 2 in 2021 with C2AE, an architectural and en...