DDA not eligible for stamped concrete; MDOT to lay grass


May 14, 2022

Charity Smith / Daily Globe

MEMBERS OF the Bessemer Downtown Development Authority and its staff look over and discuss the DDA district map, following its meeting on Wednesday night. During the meeting it was revealed the the DDA can't fund many of its planed expenditures as they are out of its district. Pictured clockwise from left are mayor Adam Zak, city manager Charly Loper, DDA members Brandon Bromely, Kady Mienke, Dan Whitburn, city assistant secretary and DDA staff person Samantha Dorr, and DDA member Stephanie Matonich.


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BESSEMER - Several people came to the Bessemer Downtown Development Authority meeting on Wednesday evening to hear a discussion about the possibility of purchasing colored, stamped concrete to be laid down along U.S. 2 as part of the ongoing highway reconstruction project.

The idea was to fill the space between the curb and sidewalk with the concrete instead of grass from Mill Street to Peck Street, and the DDA was going to pay for it.

However, the discussion never occurred as Mayor Adam Zak, who was in favor of the concrete, said they had discove...

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