Iron Mountain voters pass millage for police liaison officer in public schools

Iron Mountain residents may now see a police car sitting outside Iron Mountain Public Schools. (WLUC Photo)
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IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - Iron Mountain voters passed the proposal to fund a full-time police liaison officer in Iron Mountain Public Schools.

The vote came out to 338 supporting to 220 against. This means the new Iron Mountain tax levy for the liaison officer could be up to 0.55 mills, for the next 5 years.

A seasoned officer will be put into the schools, and a new officer will be hired for the department.

"Well we're very pleased. We're very grateful that the residents of Iron Mountain got out and voted and supported the school liaison. It's a great program, it’s going to be great to have it back and it's a nothing, but a positive for the kids of the district in Iron Mountain,” said Ed Mattson, the Iron Mountain Police and Fire Services Director.

Also in the Iron Mountain election, four candidates ran for four positions on the Iron Mountain City Council. The council members voted in were Kyle Blomquist, Pamela Maule, Ken Clawson, and Nathan Zemar.

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