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 Ironwood Township will be working under Executive Order 2020-21.  Our maintenance will be working to maintain the utility system as needed and phone numbers are posted on our front door for any emergencies.  Contact information is also listed on our contact us page. The main office will be closed until further notice.   Residents attempting to make a utility payment can do so here on our website, mail or via the drop box located just outside the front door and a receipt will be mailed to you.  The drop box will be monitored regularly.

The executive order, released shortly before a Monday press conference, goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24 and will last for three weeks, ending April 13. Violation of the order is punishable by a misdemeanor. Executive Order 2020-21 prohibits all businesses and operations from requiring workers to leave their homes unless those workers are necessary to sustain or protect life or to conduct minimum basic operations. Businesses must determine which of their workers are necessary to conduct minimum basic operations.
“Don’t try and skirt the rules,” Whitmer said. “If you’re not an essential business you need to close and you need to protect your employees."
Critical businesses identified in the executive order include the following: child care, health care, law enforcement, public safety, first responders, food and agriculture, energy, public utilities, transportation, communication and information technology, manufacturing, hazardous materials, financial services, defense.

Please take a look at the following link for more detail:

**Starting tomorrow 03/24/2020 the Bessemer Library will be closed until further notice.

As always, if you need immediate assistance please call us at one of our phone numbers listed:

James Simmons, Supervisor 906-932-8447
Mary Segalin, Clerk 906-932-8446
Maria Graser, Treasurer 906-932-8445


In addition to washing hands regularly and not touching your face, officials recommend practicing social distancing, assuming anyone may be carrying the virus. Health officials say you should be staying at least 6 feet away from others and working from home, if possible. Carry hand sanitizer with you, and use disinfecting wipes or disinfecting spray cleaners on frequently-touched surfaces in your home ( door handles, faucets, countertops ) and when you go into places like stores.

   Updated 03/18/2020:

   **As of  03/18/2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is requiring EGLE determine how many customers in each public water system have their water shut off for non-payment.  We are requesting water systems suspend all water shut offs at this time.  Ironwood Township will be suspending water/sewer shut-offs until further notice. 

On March 16, 2020 the County of Gogebic, as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the State of Emergency declared by the Governor, and the National State of Emergency declared by the President of the United States, the following conditions exist:
Gogebic County including cities and townships with the county, are experiencing limited access to first responder health and safety resources.  Additionally, because of the monitoring requirements that are placed on local health department personnel, additional staff and resources may be needed if the current status of health concerns deteriorates.  Gogebic County has limited resources to combat and respond to the COVID-19. 
Lastly, because of the limit of the number of people that can congregate and the lack of sufficient resources at the local level we have limited the access to the township building traffic.

  • At this time, we are asking you place your payments in the locked drop box by the door.  Receipts will be mailed to you.  If you need to pay by cash, please call the Treasurer’s office to make arrangements

  • Foot Traffic is closed into the township building except for essential township personnel.

  •  If you need immediate assistance please call us at one of our phone numbers listed:

James Simmons, Supervisor 906-932-8447

Mary Segalin, Clerk 906-932-8446
Maria Graser, Treasurer 906-932-8445
Please check for updates and full reopening of the township hall.

   Updated 03/16/2020:

​   Due to the health concerns with the Covid-19 virus we have decided to cancel the upcoming Regular Board Meeting of the Ironwood Township Board set for March 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm. The next scheduled meeting will be April 13, 2020 at 5:30.
Also, the Regular Meeting of the Planning Commission scheduled for March 25, 2020 is postponed until April 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm.

CDC Website for Information: 

Western Upper Peninsula Health Department:

   Posted 03/13/2020:

To minimize the spread of Coronavirus, we are limiting access to the township building. For now, we are postponing all non-emergency meetings or public gatherings.  Please note that this does NOT affect our regular scheduled bi-monthly board meetings at this time.  During this period of precaution, we will move our regular essential meetings into the township gym where social distancing is possible.  

If you have any questions, or if you are in need of resources and cannot find the means, please call Supervisor Jim Simmons at 906-932-8447.   We will do our best to assist you. 

If you are paying a bill, please drop checks off in the drop box by the main entrance or pay by credit card on this site. If you must pay with cash please enter from the main entrance.

The Bessemer library will be offering curbside delivery of books. Give Melissa or Mary Ann a call at 906-667-0404. We encourage everyone to use our outside bookdrop to return all your items (even audiobooks!).

If you have any concerns for your family or loved ones, please check out the CDC website. They continue to update and publish information about what we all can do to limit the spread.

Thank you for your understanding!

The WUPHD COVID-19 Call Center will be open Mon-Fri from 8:00am to 4:00 pm Eastern Time until further notice.  The number for the call center is (906) 487-5545 for any questions you may have.  Stay up to date on the state at

Office Hours Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 4:30 pm ​General Office Phone # 906-932-5800