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Gravel pit reopening proposal sparks concerns

By KIM E. STROM

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WATERSMEET - The Gogebic County Road Commission has proposed reopening an old gravel pit in Watersmeet Township and some residents are concerned about the impact it could pose for the area. Especially concerned is Watersmeet Trout Hatchery and fish farm owner Dino Giannola whose business and home are located directly across the road from the site.

The road commission has retained Coleman Engineering to do a plan on the best use for the pit, according to road commission manager Barry Bolich. "The county has owned that property since 1926 and it was p...