Pit issue back at square one
A public hearing on the proposed gravel pit on North Star Road in Ironwood Township is scheduled at the Lindquist Center at Gogebic Community College at 6 p.m. on Sept.
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#1 Aug 29, 2011
It is obvious that the whole neighborhood is in opposition and only one person in favor -- the contractor. It is too small of an area too close to residences. Since when do you put an industrial operation in the middle of a neighborhood? That is what zoning is for. Ironwood Township already has a million gravel pits. This is a prime area for new homes and the Township would be forfeiting lots of future taxes -- for what? Gravel pits only pay as much taxes as if the property was empty!!!!!
#2 Sep 12, 2011
I sure wouldn't invest in Ironwood Township if a gravel pit can be put right next to my newly constructed home. I'd be better off going to Wisconsin where you're protected.
By the way, taxes are lost big time on gravel pits. They are taxed as empty land. The township would lose money. Why is the Supervisor of the Township dead set on this when the people have turned out again and again, filed petitions, wrote letters, spoke at meetings and made their stand very clear. Isn't the supervisor supposed to represent the people who elected her?
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