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Bessemer to apply for DNR grant for trailhead project


March 5, 2022

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

The Iron Belle Trail is snow covered as it stretches behind Bessemer City Hall Friday morning. Bessemer city officials have applied for two grants with hopes of gaining money to build a trailhead behind city hall between the trail and Colby Street.


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BESSEMER - The city of Bessemer will be applying for a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund grant to help pay for a new Iron Belle Trailhead behind City Hall. The city council approved a resolution Monday night to permit city manager Charly Loper to apply for the grant.

The trailhead project is expected to cost $336,533. In just under a year, the city was able to raise the 26.3% required match of $88,433. The matching funds include monetary and in-kind donations from 17 residents, businesses and organizations, including a $15,000 don...

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