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Bessemer Township board hears report on Memorial Park project


September 10, 2019

Kim E. Strom/Daily Globe

Bessemer Township Supervisor Jeff Randall explains to board members part of the process of digging the new swimming hole at Ramsay Park during a regular meeting of the board Monday night. Present was trustee Beverly Ikola, clerk Debbie Janczak, Randall and treasurer Lisa Hegbloom.


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RAMSAY - The Bessemer Township board heard a report Monday on the ongoing project to improve Memorial Park, including the addition of a swimming area along the Black River.

The board also discussed progress regarding digging of the new swimming hole. Supervisor Jeff Randall said parts of the project were held off until fall so water levels would be lower.

"It is close to being dug out," he said.

The swimming hole is projected to be 60 feet by 260 feet long and is engineered so water will flow along with the river to reduce debris, said Randall. So...

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