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Zoning change in Kingsford allows Evergreen duplexes

KINGSFORD — Kingsford City Council is moving forward with a zoning change to allow duplexes on certain properties along Evergreen Court.

An ordinance adopted Monday changes the 13 residential lots from R1 single-family to R2 two-family. The ordinance was introduced at an earlier meeting and includes five properties on the west side of the road and eight on the east side.

In other business, the council:

— Agree to again participate in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources deer management program to cull deer in the city. Kingsford will apply for up to 65 archery permits. City Manager Toney Edlebeck said last year 18 deer were taken. He said they usually buy only a few permits at a time at $10 each.

— Hired Great Lakes TV and Seal, Inc. of Green Bay, Wis., to line the inside of a 33-foot section of steel sewer pipe under Carpenter Avenue at a cost of $9,561. The section of steel pipe was discovered during a Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater Program grant project. The city utility maps indicated this to be concrete pipe, according to Edlebeck. It has been determined through Michigan Department of Transportation records that this section of pipe was originally installed as a culvert pipe in the early 1900s during the construction of M-95.

— Will allow Jeff DeMuri, the director of public works, to seek bids to repair cracks on the east wall of the public works building.

— Heard that Zero Gravity Outreach will still host its event on Sunday at Lodal Park. It features a motorcycle stunt team and music by Sanctus. They will provide bathrooms and hand wash stations. Concessions will be provided by Smokler’s Food Truck. The event is free but there are a limited number of tickets to provide social distancing.

— Learned that the Well 6 and 7 electrical and mechanical project will be starting soon with completion scheduled for mid-August.

— Agree to seek engineering for a Westwood Avenue Small Urban paving project, so when grant money is available the city will be ready to submit a proposal.

Marguerite Lanthier can be reached at 906-774-3500, ext. 242, or mlanthier@ironmountaindailynews.com.

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