ATTENTION

Due to the current coronavirus outbreak and the governor’s orders to Stay Home and Stay Safe the township hall is closed to public access until further notice Bills can be paid through regular mail or through the drop box located outside the township office door. Please note check or money order only, no cash will be accepted at this time. We will continue to perform business necessary for the township’s operations to continue. Curbside garbage collection will continue as normally scheduled. If you have emergencies or need to contact someone, please call the Township Supervisor Jeff Randall at 906-667-0423.

March 13, 2020

In an effort to keep our residents informed of the current COVID 19 crisis, below are some links to various governmental agencies to help in keeping you up to date of the changes happening in our state and country.

Be safe and stay healthy!

The CDC and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71550_5104_97675—,00.html)

both emphasize that the best way to prevent the spread of coronavirus is to practice good health habits:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily

Additional resources

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus webpage (https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71550_5104_97675—,00.html)

Get the latest news and updates on developments in the state, find resources and fact sheets for residents and communities, as well as tips for employers and businesses.

Center for Disease Control  & Prevention (CDC) webpage (https://www.cdc.gov/)
Find information for polling places, emergency medical services workers and law enforcement here.

Find information on keeping your communities safe here.

World Health Organization (WHO) webpage (https://www.who.int/)

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Interim Recommendations for COVID-19 Community Mitigation Strategies – PDF

We’re sure you will agree the Northwestern section of the Upper Peninsula, especially here in Bessemer Township is a wonderful place to live and raise families.  We hope this website will provide you with information about the township and to links of some of the services that are available throughout our area.

Our job as officials of Bessemer Township is to use the past, present and future to provide our residents with the most effective services that are needed in order to keep the township running efficiently, yet always keeping the importance of costs and lower taxes in mind.  This means keeping up-to-date in all facets of running a township from new billing formats, accounting procedures, election laws, assessing changes, land division procedures, road improvements/planning/zoning, tax laws, utilities’ maintenance and expansion, to education and certification.  We are here to serve YOU.  After all, it was you who placed this important responsibility on us.  So, it is you whom we turn to for feedback.  Please let us know how we can make your township a better place to live, not just today, but for tomorrow!   Enjoy this website.

Sincerely,

The Bessemer Township Board

Bessemer Township, Gogebic County, MI

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