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Bessemer council OKs water project


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BESSEMER — Members of the Bessemer City Council voted on Monday evening to approve preliminary work in relation to a new $2 million project for water system improvements.

The project was proposed by Darren Pionk, project manager for C2AE, a design and engineering firm that has overseen various city projects.

“This is the project plan that we submitted last year to EGLE,” said Pionk of Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. “It works out to be a 75% grant-funded project.”

The city’s 25% portion would be in the form of a $510,000 EGL...