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Ironwood prohibits dumping snow in residential areas


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IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission adopted an ordinance prohibiting the dumping of snow in most residential districts at its meeting Monday.

The evening began with a public hearing on the proposed ordinance where seven people spoke in favor of the measure. Most of them live near a vacant lot in a northside neighborhood that a private contractor has been using to dump snow. The contractor had a permit from the city to do this, but the neighbors complained of excessive snow melt, early morning noise and garbage left after the snow melted.


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