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Bessemer considering Special Assessment Tax


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BESSEMER — The Bessemer City Council is considering implementing a special assessment tax to cover police and fire services. If passed, the tax would allow the city to generate additional revenue by freeing up funding from the general fund.

According to councilman Terry Kryshak, the city pays $100,000 to Gogebic County Sheriff’s Office and between $17,000 and $25,000 per year for the fire department.

“This is something we didn’t know could be done, we haven’t done this in the past, but it got brought to our attention that this could be done,” said May...

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