Commission says garage must move
IRON RIVER—For over a year, the Iron County Road Commission has been trying to resolve a property dispute in the Camp Lake area, where a landowner built a garage partly within the county’s right of way.
At the Aug. 9 regular meeting, after hearing from attorney Mark Tousignant that there hasn’t been enough progress on the matter, commissioners authorized a letter to the garage’s owner, telling him that it has to be moved off the right of way by Oct. 1.
● Officials continue to look into a policy for road crossings following an unauthorized road cut on Baumgartner Road earlier this year. Attorney Tousignant, who has been checking policies in other U.P. counties, said he was impressed by Marquette County’s policy. A similar policy for Iron County may be introduced in September.
Of eight U.P. counties surveyed, Tomasoski said, most don’t have a formal policy on road cuttings, considering each case as it comes up. “But they do lean towards not allowing open cuts on any road crossing,” he continued. Instead, they urge that utility lines be placed under road surfaces by boring.
● Bids for the County Road 424 and Sunset Lake Road projects were