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Ironwood Township limits cash payments as COVID-19 precaution

IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees moved to restrict cash payments at the township hall Monday as part of the township’s ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Along with closing the office to walk-in traffic, township officials expressed concern that the need to handle cash increased the risk of catching the coronavirus.

The number of cash payments had decreased at the beginning of the pandemic, according to township officials, but had been increasing in recent weeks.

“Right now, people want to pay their property taxes in cash. There’s people wanting to p...