(Tuesday - March 02, 2021) - The Iron Mountain
City Council will hold a public hearing at its March 15th meeting, to
obtain public input on the proposed expansion of the Pewabic Hill Bike
Proponents of the plan, the Dickinson Trail
Association, have submitted a detailed plan to the City Council
(attached below), as they work toward obtaining a grant from the Natural
Resources Trust Fund, to fund the project.
The total project cost is estimated to be in
excess of $300,000, with about a quarter of that amount being the
responsibility of the local sponsoring unit. The local share can
come in the form of cash, or in kind labor and materials.
The project, as planned, would expand and
connect the existing trail system, which has been installed on
City-owned land on Pewabic Hill, to other trail systems within the
region, including the Iron Belle Trail System and the Fumee Lake Trails,
via Margaret Street.
Questioned regarding the use of Margaret Street
as park of the network, City Manager Jordan Stanchina pointed out that
any other route would require obtaining easements from a variety of
private property owners.
The March 15th Council Meeting will begin at
6:00 PM, and public participating is invited.
Below is the Pewabic Hill Trail plan submitted
to the Council: