Ironwood Township to seek sewer bids


June 11, 2019


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Ironwood Township — The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees approved seeking bids for a sewer project Monday evening.

An approximately 180-foot section of the sewer line between GCC Drive and Lake Road needs to be replaced, according to Treasurer Maria Graser.

“It’s been an issue now for probably the last 4 years, it’s getting a little bit worse,” Graser reported, adding the line has problems backing up.

There had been plans to address the problem a couple years ago, Graser said, but those were never carried out.

“It’s just getting worse and worse,” she said. “So they would like to get it done this year if possible.”

Although the cost of the replacement won’t be known until the township receives bids, the estimated cost is around $2,000 to $2,500.

Along with deciding to seek bids for the project, the board agreed to develop a long-term plan for work on the township’s sewer system.

In other action, the board:

—Authorized spending up to $2,000 to replace a broken lift station lid.

—Purchased a paper folder for $998, with the cost split between the treasurer’s department and township hall account. The machine is used for things like the township newsletter and tax bills.

—Passed a resolution updating the list of locations township notices and meeting minutes can be posted, with Gogebic Community College’s Lindquist Center replacing the Pat O’Donnell Civic Center while the civic center is closed.

—Agreed to pay an additional $25-a-month to have Plunkett’s Pest Control include the township’s maintenance garage in the service contract. The garage reportedly has a mouse problem.


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