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Zoning committee denies potential campground in Mercer


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HURLEY — Members of the Iron County Comprehensive Planning/Land and Zoning Committee voted on Tuesday to deny the construction of a recreation-based business at a site owned by Melvin Pemble on Boyer Road in Mercer.

The application by Chad Bierbrauer would have included a 3-unit campground with rental cabins, storage buildings, and pontoon and snowmobile rentals.

The committee’s action followed a conditional use public hearing attended by several residents of that district.

“There’s approximately 80 residences there,” said Frank Kopecky of Mercer, who sp...

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