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Norway buys property for $1

December 4, 2012
The Daily News


Staff Writer

NORWAY - Norway City Council on Monday approved the land transaction between the city and Magnum Land & Development Inc. for a price not to exceed $1.

The transaction concludes discussions started at the city's request to obtain legal easement to access its low-pressure water tank on Norway Mountain.

This past summer, it was noted that the road the city used to access the tank property was not on city property and was not a legal easement.

Property owner Mike Gotstein suggested rather than receive an easement he would rather deed over the property for $1.

The property includes a small mine pit that he did not want.

The property is approximately 1.95 acres.

Council member Christopher Gotstein abstained from voting.

In other news, council:

- Approved the Sturgeon Falls Hydroelectric Facility FERC Mandated Safety Plan. The plan has always been part of the FERC requirements, but due to recent earthen dam failures FERC decided this requirement will gain a higher level of priority.

The approval documents and formalizes most of what the city has performed in the past.

- Approved M-Power to handle Phase I GIS/GPS mapping work for a price not to exceed $7,800. This is a budgeted item for Norway utilities to have accurate records for its facilities.

City Manager Ray Anderson said Fox UP Channel 12 out of Marquette is the official local affiliate for the Norway area and the U.P. The city has been mandated under FOX contract to carry only one Fox local affiliate. As of Jan. 1, city cable customers will no longer be able to receive WLUK Fox 11 out of Green Bay.

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