The Bessemer Herald from Bessemer, Michigan on November 7, 1941 · Page 5
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Friday. November 7, 1941 The Herald. Beasemer. Michigan COUNTY BOARD PROCEEDINGS ConUnued from page four to Air Ba»e Requirement* A copy of reqnirments for an Army Air Force Base was received from Joseph Gannon, Chairman ot the Upper Peninsula National Defense Committee, which was appointed by the upper Peninsula Development Bureau. Supervisor Garvey, who Is a member of the Committee, expressed doubt that anything would be accomplished through this Committee and suggested. Instead that a Committee be appointed to go to Washington to request that an Air Base be located in Gogebic County. Some Committee members demurred, being reluctant to go to Washington on f aU w* * Mis8 «n until it had been established whom they would see In Washington and until the necessary procedure to obtain an Air Base had been learned. Several suggestions were made, one being that full authority be given the Chairman of the Committee to make all arrangements and -to follow through. Chairman Stenholm stated that he could not spare so much time as would be required and stated, further, that so much responsibility should not be vested m a single person; believing instead, that such action as might be taken should be decided by the full Airport Committee, rather than just its Chairman. The committee was informed that Army Engineers, who nnsht be able to give some advice to the Committee, were stationed at Duluth. After further discussion, on motion by Hakala, supported by Baratone, and duly carried, it was voted that the Committee should make a trip to Duluth to interview the Army Engineers there, to learn what might be done to get an Air Base in this County. The making of the arrange- [and found that the existing power( circuits would probably be overloaded it the new lights were to be added to these circuits. Installation of these lights require the installation of several new floor outlets. Ah estimate has been made of the cost of running two new circuits for the floor outlets on the first floor of the courthouse which amounts to approximately 175.00, or somewhat higher, depending on the amount of difficulty which is encountered in going thru the concrete floor. He recommended that the new circuits be in- stalle'd to serve the new lights, which recommendation was unanimously approved by the Committee and the work .outlined was authorized to be done-. · : · · · " " f ·. · '.-·'. ·'-,-' Partitions. » The..Committee received a sealed bid on the building of partitions in the County Auditor's office but it was rejected as being much too high. The matter, of building the partitions was tabled until a later meeting when new bids will be obtained. Parking The Committee took under consideration the matter of providing more parking space around the Courthouse The City of Bessemer has been requested to mark the sidewalk on the south Bide of the Courthouse for angle parking but the City of Bessemer has referred the request to the Road Commission, although it is a City street and under the jurisdiction ot "MW TRADE TRAINING GAVE ME MY START SAYS PRESIDENT, SPERRV CORPORATION the City of Bessemer, mittee will consider the of paving a portion ot ments was left to the Chairman. Respectfully submitted, · Airport Committee, by Victor Stenholm, Chairman John Hakala, Raymond B. Garvey, William Johnson, Joseph Baratone, James H. Trebilcock. W. B. Pauhl, County Auditor. Report of Airport Committee on Trip to Duluth As previously decided by the Airport Committee, the Committee journeyed to Duluth, Minnesota, to call upon the Army Engineers stationed there, for which a previous appoint- The Com- advisability the vacant space on the west side of the Courthouse, to provide more room for parking but tabled it until a later meeting. Respectfully submitted, Courthouse, Jail Grounds Committee A. W. Colberg, Chairman; William Anderson, William R. Hellen William Johnson, George H. Lawyer- W B. Fauhl, County Auditor. The above report of the Courthouse Jail and Grounds Committee THOMAS A. MORGAN (pictured in insert), president of the Sperry Corporation, world's largest manufacturers of aeronautical and marine instruments,, received hia early technical training in the U. S. Navy, in which he enlisted as a young man. "This has proved of great value to me in later years," said ex-sailor Morgan. Pictured above are new Navy recruits receiving electrical training at one ment had been made for October 2, 1941 Thursday, The purpose of the trip was to confer with the Army Engineers as to the poslbillty of obtaining an Air Force Base in Gogeblc County and to obtain the advice of the Engineers as to how best to proceed. An interesting discussion was held with Col. Griffin the officer in charge The Committee received the Information that the Army Is planning to establish one Air Force base, roughly on a line from Duluth to Sault Ste.- Marie and that several existing airports in the Upper Peninsula, including that of Gogebic County, are under consideration. The preliminary examination Is being made by the engineers stationed at Duluth. Their findings will be given to a fifteen man Board, which will make the final decision. . For an Air Force Base, an area of 6*0 acres, or one mile square, will be needed. The; Government will purchase its own land and make all improvements necessary, although it will probably request that the existing Airport be leased to it in addition. If the Gogebic County Airport Is turned over to the Government, It must be for not less than 25 years, at an annual rental ot $1.00. However, the Government must have actu- aj jurisdiction over the Airport and it will be operated under Government regulations. Contemplated plans provide that a part of the Airport will be set aside for civilian flying and will so continue, unless an emergency or state of war should make It necessary for the Government to take over the entire Airport, If an Air Base is established in Gogebic County, aproximately 2,500 men will be stationed here. If a decision is reached to establish a Base here, the Government will purchase such lands as It will need and make whatever improvements are necessary, without any expenditure by the County being necessary. However, It may be necessary to reroute some of the roads, etc, ant! for that purpose, the Government will require the co-operation of the Road Commission and others. Within a few days, a group of these Army Engineers will visit Gogebic County to make an inspection as to its suitability. Respectfully submitted. Airport Committee, by Victor Stenholm, Chairman; John Hakala, William Johnson, Raymond E. Garvey, James H. Trebilcock. W. B. Fauhl, County Auditor The above report of the Airport Committee were presented to the Board of Supervisors, and it was moved by Supervisor Lawyer, support ed by Supervisor Garvey that the reports be adopted and Incorporated Into the minutes ot this meeting. Motion carried. Report of Courthouse, Jail 4. Ground* Committee A meeting of the Courthouse, Jail Grounds Committee, held at the Courthouse, on Monday, September 22, 1941, at 2:00 P. M. Present: Supervisors A. W. Col- oerg, Chairman; William Anderson, William R. Hellen, William Johnson and George H. Lawyer. Absent: Supervisors Jerome Nadolney and William Loxmore. Fluorescent Lights The Committee received a report presented to the Board of Supervisors and it was moved by Supervisor Kui- vmen, supported by Supervisor Anderson that the report be adopted and incorporated into the minutes ot this meeting Motion carried. Report of Relief Labor Relations Committee A meeting of the Relief and Labor Relations Committee, held at the Courthouse, on Friday, September 19, of the modernly equipped Navy Trade Schools. The Navy offers training to young men in nearly 50 different trades and vocations. Opportunities for advancement, to learn skilled trades, for travel and adventure are identical whether a man enlists in the regular Navy or the Naval Reserve--and his pay, food, clothing, medical and dental care are the same. 1941, at 2:30 P. M. Present: Supervisors George W. Sanderson, Chairman; Willam Anderson, William Kuivinen, Patrick Kelly and John Hakala. Absent: Supervisors Jerome Nadolney and William Luxmore. Also present: F. J. Duda, Director of the County Social Welfare Department. The Committee discussed at length the means that might be employed to repair the roads into the county wood lots, which have been damaged by excessive rain during the past month. A check has been made ot the condition of such roads which reveals that the same condition does not obtain along the entire length of auch roads, only a relatively spots being impassable but which must btf repaired before the woo hauled out. The use of heavy planks was consid ered but the plan was discarded be cause it was not considered feasible. Planks cannot be used unless the bottom underneath the planks Is sol Id. This may only be done with solid layers of stout poles, able to bear the weight of the heavy loads which will pass over them. Unless this is done, the planks will soon be broken up. Further, the cost at the planks is prohibitive. The obvious remedy from the stand point of those who have had experience in building logging roads, is to lay heiv^y poles across the bad spots, in sufficient number to provide a solid foundation. Draining oft of water, before these operations begun, was also advocated. Poles are available in the vicinity of the woodlots, both at the Bessemer wood lot and the other near Lake Superior, in sufficient quantity to re pair both roads. The Committee recommended to the County Social Welfare Department that it engage several men, experienced In building logging roads, to make immediate repairs to these also stated by the committee tbat the smaller, or the "Little Fellow" be encouraged to open new industries with-' in the county. The Committee sug-! gestea that maps be made in a survey of where mines are located and '· the amount of ore on hand in the' county, and farms and timber and in- i eluding produce of farms. After a brief discussion the committee was of the opinion, that prospecting iron ore companies could be taken off the Tax Roll or cut to assist them in opening their property for operation and when their production increased they again would be placed on the tax roll. The following resolution was adopted by the committee and referring same to the county prosecutor to draw up the Resolution In the proper manner- "What inducements would the Fee Holder offer to small operators or enterprises to come into our county to develop possibilities for operation of the Ironton, Puritan, Yale and Tilden mines, or any other properties which are now idle. This resolution to be mailed to the follow- roads. The Committee received the infor- from the County Auditor that he had compared prices on a number ot types of desk fluorescent lights and had ordered swivel type, 2-tub« lights, in accordance with instructions 'from the Committee and the Board of Supervisors. He further reported that he had caused a survey to be made mation that the objectionable feature of the Food Stamp Plan, which heretofore required participants to use 50% of their income for food, bad- been eliminated. As originally planned, definite budgets have been set up for each type of case and the amount of food stamps which ench participant is required to buy is determined by the size of his family, rather than the amount of his income. The food stamp plan has met with general approval In Gogebiu County, and is being participated in by a satisfactory percentage of those eligible. Respectfully submitted, RoIIef Labor Relations Committee. by George W. Sanderson, Chairman; William Anderson, William Kuivinen, Patrick Kelly, John Hakala. W. B. Fauhl, County Auditor. The above report was presented to the Board of Supervisors and it was moved by_ Supervisor Anderson, supported by Supervisor Kuivinen that the report be adopted and incorporated Into the minutes of this meeting. Motion carried. Report of New Industry «t National Defence Committee A meeting of the New Industry National Defense Committee held at the Court House in the City of Bessemer, on Thursday, October 9, 1941 at 2:00 P. M. Present: Supervisors Raymond E. Garvey, Chairman; A. W. Colberg James Trebilcoek, William Luxmore, and George H. Lawyer. Absent: Supervisor L. G. Wilson. Upon receipt of numerous letters in regard to the "Ad" inserted in various newspapers throughout the country and after reading same it was requested by the committee that this correspondence be answered. It was ing Fee Holders: Keweenaw Land Association, c-o Dudley Dean; J, M. Longyear Estate, Marquette, Michigan; Wakefield Mineral Land Co , Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Another resolution was presented to what cooperation would be necessary ot this county to induce the Jones Laughlin Ore Company to open their holdings and of the lease on Section 12, East ot WakeBled, known as the "Vickar Property." The Committee then asked the Olcrk to write to the Conservation Department, the Ironton and Puritan Mines that they be requested to keep their properties open and not permit them to fill with water until they definitely know that other operators aro not Interested in operating these mines. COUNTY BOARD PROCEEDINGS October 27, 1941 An adjourned meeting- of the Board of Supervisors, for the County of Gogebic, held at the Court House in the City of Bessemer on Monday, the twenty-seventh day of October, A. D. 1941, at ten o'clock in the forenoon. Roll CaU Further discussion on the possibilities of Wood and Plastic Fiber mills In the county developed in the Committee asking all organizations in the Gogebic County to aid the committee in securing new industries to establish in our county. Respectfully submitted. New Industry National Defense Com., Raymond E. Garvey, Chairman, George H. Lawyer, James Trebilcock. L. G Wilson, A. W. Colberg, William Luxmore, Rudolph A. Anderson, Clerk The above report of the New Industry National Defense Committee Roll called with the following result: Present: Supervisors William Anderson, Joseph Baratone, A. W. Bulinski, A. W. Colberg, Raymond E. Garvey, Ben Goldmon, John Hakala, William R. Hellen, E. Clarence Johnson, William F. Johnson. Patrick Kelly, George H. Lawyer, William J. Luxmore, Edward Marander, Jerome C. Nadolney, George W. Sanderson, Victor Stenholm, L. G. Wilson, W. W. Woodward and William Kuivinen. 20. Absent: N. p. Achatz, Nesto Erickson, James H! Trebilcock. 3. Resolution BE IT RESOLVED, That this Board adjourn until October 27th, 1941 to enable the Prosecutor to make his examination and report and to ailow the Budget Committee to complete the County Budget and to allow the Finance Committee to ascertain and determine the amount of money to be raised for County purposes and at said meeting apportion such money among the several cities and townships in proportion to the valuation of the taxable property therein and at such adjourned meeting direct that such of the several amounts of money proposed to be raised for township, school, highway, drain and other purposes, as shall be authorized by law, be spread upon the assessment roll of the proper townships and cities, which determination to be made at said adjourned meeting shall be deemed final as to the levy and assessment of all such taxes. Motion carried was presented to the Board of Super- I Report of Eaualization Committee visors, and it was moved by Supervisor Kuivinen, supported by Supervisor Trebilcock that the report be adopted and incorporated into the minutes of this ried. meeting. Motion car- Resolution Moved by Supervisor Marauder, supported by Supervisor Trebilcock, that the certificates, statements, papers and records submitted by the different townships, cities and school districts, showing the monies to be raised in the several townships, cities and school districts for highway, drain, township, school and other purposes, be received and referred o the Prosecuting Attorney for examination and report to this Board. Be If. Further Resolved, That, this Board adjourn until October 27th, 1941 to enable the Prosecutor to make his examination and report and to allow the Budget Committee to complete the County Budget and to allow the Finance Committee to ascertain and determine the amount of money to be raised for County purposes and at said meeting apportion such amount among the several cities and townships in valuation of the proportion to the taxable property herein and at such adjourned meet- ng direct that such of the several amounts of money proposed to be raised for township, school, highway, drain and other purposes, as shall be authorized by law, be spread upon he assessment roll at the proper ownships and cities, which determination to be made at said adjourned meeting shall be deemed final as to he levy and assessment of all such axes. W. W. WOODWARD, Chairman of Bd. of Sup. RUDOLPH A. ANDERSON, County Clerk. and Committee on Apportionment of Taxes Office of Prosecuting- Attorney County of Gogebic Bessemer, Michigan October 23, 1941 Board of Supervisors, County 01: Gogebic, Bessemer, Michigan Gentlemen: At your Annual Meeting, held on you referred Monday, October 13, to me for examination and approval, the different statements, certificates and other documents evidencing the monies to be raised by taxes in the different townships, city and school units of the County, a copy of which statements is hereto attached. This is to advise you that I have checked such statements and certificates and find that monies therein certified to be raised by taxation in the different units of the County, are in order, and are within the legal limits of such taxing units and that the aggregate amount of taxes to be raised in each of said units does not exceed the statutory and constitutional limitations imposed upon said municipalities. However, I wish to comment on the statement of taxes to be raised for township purposes in Bessemer Township. In the case of Bessemer Township, the limit on the amount of taxes that may be raised for Township purposes is 8 mills; the aggregate amount of taxes set forth in the statement and certificate tfotn such township does not exceed said 8 mills, but the breakdown in the different funds is not in accordance with the laws relating- .to townships, In that the contingent -fliad is in excess of the amount legally raised for that may be be over and above the 8-milj limitation, whereas the Township : budget submitted includes the amount rais- contingent fund Jed for highway purposes, namely, I $8.000 in the aggregate amount to n. c«. gone over ^^ natter with.' he raised for all township purposes the Supervisor and with representa-l including road purposes ' M\r*K? r*£ 4-t..~ 1 · T *^ IT"*TM"""*" andj As above stated, the total amount I budget needs ?zrsx3fs-£iSisx ! ~K* Town- . j -- ·--·--·-» ··»!» "TqTJTT i L,TM u , tt necessary to set up the amount ship. of the contingent fund in excess of T* - «. hp u»»i i;TM;*,. --!».. ^^ I -It is therefore , UJ y^mum mat the amounts set up in said certificates and statements by the differ- o---- *.uuu ju CJLIXSS or the legal limits, with a corresponding reduction in the amount set up in the different nth»- f.,»^ different other funds. In this connection it might be well to caU your attention to the fact P r p o o b e * purposes to be used by the road Commission is only $8,000 where- 941 as an amount equal to §19,000 could ! ent townships, cities and school districts should, be approved by your T *"-~ 1 and apportioned amongst mg units to be spread on the rolls of said units for the year Yours _ Attorney AMOUNT OF TAXES TO BE RAISED BY PIFFKKENT POUTICAL OF General Fund J City Band Fund Library Fund I " : Pension and Retirement Fund II Machinery Fund ~ W. P. A. Fund Operating City Debt Service Grand Total Tax City of Iron wood School Tax Operating School Debt Service School I Total City and School Tax CITY OF BESSEMER Contingent Fund Water Fund Fire Fund Police Fund ^_ Light Fund ~~~ Cemetery Fund $159,516.00 3,500.00 7.000.00 2,839.00 u,ooq.oo 11,772.00 $195,627.00 39,303.00 39,303.00 $234,930.00 -..^^.^ 94,644.05 ---'·--_-_ 35,278.57 $129,922.62 $364,862.62 Street and Sidewalk Fund ~HII~ Total Operating City of Bessemer Interest $ 16,075.00 4,596.00 10,000.00 5,420.00 12,000.00 2,000.00 10,000.00 __$ 67,625.00 67,625.00 Grand Total Tax City of Bessemer School Tax - - -- Operating School Debt Service School * $127,716.00 15,143.80 § 62,747.50 Total City and School Tax ~ CITY OF WAKEFD3LD General Fund City Band Fund ~~ Excess of Roll $190,463.50 $113,152.43 4,000.00 1,135.65 Total Operating City Debt Service None $118,288.08 CHy of WakeGeW School Tax Operating Tax Debt Service None --- $ 80,521.94 ---- $ 90,521.94 Total City and School Tax 1RONWOOD TOWNSHIP Township Contingent Fund Highway Total Operating ^ School Xkx ~.~ Operating School Debt Service School None * Total Township and School Tax ERWIN TOWNSHIP Contingent Fund Town Hall Fund ^ _~ ~ Street Lighting Fund ~I~~ Recreational Fund : $208,810.02 $ 7,659.40 $ 17,233.65 24,893.05 ? 4,000.00 1,500.00 500.00 Improvement and Repair"F^THI ~ t'ooono Waterline Extension Fund IIHIIIIII 2.000 00 Total Operating . School Tax ~ Operating School Debt Service School None ~ -$ 33,000.00 19,000.00 Total Township and School Tax BESSEMER TOWNSHIP Contingent Fund Improvement and Repair Highway __III Library Fund __ Fire Fund Street Lighting Fund IIHIIIIIIIIIIIIH Town Hall Fund Park Fund Repair Truck Town Hall FuncTIIIII IIIIHI 33,000.00 $ 52,000.00 8.000.00 3,800.00 3,000.00 3,500.00 6,000.00 5,000.00 Total Operating School Tax Operating School 56,000.00 § 97,571.85 Debt Service School None Total Township School Tax TOWNSHIP OF WAKKFDXD Township Contingent Fund * 3 onn on Imp. Repair Highway Tax 3 73440 Light Fund 300000 Fire Protection Fund Town Hal! Fund Z Z H ~ TM $97,571.85 ?153,571.85 Tcfal Operating __ School Tax Operating School . Total Township tt School Tax _ TOWNSHIP OF MAKENISOO * 11,106.80 14,092.80 V 14,092.80 25,199.60 Contingent Fund j 300000 Highway Equipment Fund __ TM _ 'Woo Imp. Repair Highway Fund 250Ortn Cemetery Fund _ 2,500.00 Light Fund Town Hall Fire Truck Maintenance Fund I Fire Truck Purchase Inst Fd. I ~ Recreational Fund 3,000.00 3.000.00 601.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 2,500.00 Total Operating School Tax Operating School I 17,101.00. (Continued on 20,000.00

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