Ishpeming to purchase land for roundabout project

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming City Council is close to acquiring a piece of property they need to begin construction of the roundabout that will be created behind the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

Ishpeming City Manager Mark Sloan told ABC 10 that the two sides came up with an agreement price of $55,000 for the property that is currently owned by Duke LifePoint. City Attorney Bonnie Hoff got the green light from the council proceed in purchasing the parcel.

“We were able to accomplish the city manager’s deadline of the 20th of March in terms of getting a Early Access Right of Entry Agreement,” said Hoff. “We have not closed on the property. It is moving forward. As soon as we get some corporate documentation from Tennessee, send that to the title company and cut a check, we should be able to close on the deal.”

The roundabout project that the city is in charge of is set to begin later this year. The Ishpeming City Council also voted to renew the contract of Police Chief Dan Willey. Chief Willey received a three–year deal from the city.