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Road Board sets millage vote plan

IRON RIVER—During its Feb. 11 regular meeting, the Iron County Road Commission took the first steps for its millage renewal, which it plans to hold in November during the general election.
    The current half-mill (0.5 mills) levy expires at the end of 2020; it was last approved by voters in 2016. It raises about $243,000 for the Road Commission each year.
    Funds raised in the townships will go to the commission. Money raised in the cities of Iron River, Crystal Falls, Caspian and Gaastra and in the village of Alpha will go to those local units.
    ● Bids were also opened for a pair of tandem trucks. There were two bidders (U.P. International and U.P. Truck Center), each offering two body package options (Monroe and Truck Equipment).
    The bids were very close—ranging from $243,700 to $247,196—and a special meeting was planned on Feb. 26 to go over the bids and award the contract.

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