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Bessemer hopes to hire city manager with regional ties


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BESSEMER — At a special meeting on Monday evening, members of the Bessemer City Council voted to offer the position of city manager to Ian Lewis, a U.P. candidate with a history in Ironwood.

The motion included an annual salary offer of $78,000 in addition to three weeks of vacation for the first two years, plus other holidays, personal days and benefits commensurate with the city’s overall union-negotiated terms.

The contract also would allow the council to terminate the city manager with cause at any time.

Councilwoman Linda Nelson will offer Lewis the...

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