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Tensions boil over at Michigamme Township Board meeting

A meeting at Michigamme Township that had some heated exchanges between the board members and...
A meeting at Michigamme Township that had some heated exchanges between the board members and the public(Jerry Tudor WLUC TV6)
Published: Oct. 11, 2021 at 10:56 PM EDT
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MICHIGAMME TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - Tensions boiled over Monday night at the Michigamme Township Board meeting.

The agenda included a discussion on Township Clerk Neil Hansen’s performance of duties.

Township Supervisor Bill Seppanen and other board members alleged missing agenda items and receipts for bills. Hansen defended his work. One member of the public was removed from the meeting. After things calmed down, board members shared their thoughts on the infighting.

“It’s not going to change unless everyone of us chooses to change it, one person cannot change it, three can’t, all five of us have to change this, we are elected officials,” Michigamme Township Board Trustee Donald Deroche said.

Ultimately the board did vote to grant Seppanen administrative powers, though no action was taken regarding the clerk’s performance.

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