IM seeks bids for parking lot work

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bids will be opened Aug. 6 for maintenance work on city-owned parking lots in downtown Iron Mountain.

The lot between the 100 block of A East A Street and East Hughitt Street needs to be sealed, crack-filled, marked and striped, said City Manager Jordan Stanchina. The cost is expected to be less than $15,000.

In addition, the Dickinson County Library, City Hall and Hughitt Street parking lots all need pavement markings and stripes.

The work will begin sometime after the Aug. 18 downtown Italian Fest.

In other news, the city:

— Is seeking bids, also to be opened Aug. 6, to replace the roof on the bathroom building near the Maki Pavilion at City Park.

— Has recognized contributors at former Ranger Field by approving signs designating the “Brad and Mindy Wender Batting Cages” and the “Julian Family Press Box and Concession Stand.” Laborers’ Union Local 1329 has spearheaded numerous improvements at the regulation baseball field located at the end of Kent Street. Earlier this year, the council approved a renaming to LIUNA Field, recognizing the Laborers’ International Union of North America.

— Has vacated the southernmost 150 feet of the unused right-of-way of Van Buren Street. The action was requested by Bill Neuens, who has purchased property west of Little Ceasars. There are no utilities on the property and no objections were raised during a public hearing.

— Has approved a charitable gaming license for Hardcore Scripture Outdoors, a local youth mentoring program organized by Joe and Jessica Bottesi. A fundraising raffle is planned.

Jim Anderson can be reached at 906-774-3500 ext. 26 or