City to Draft Mine Resolution
While Menominee City Council members remain divided on whether they should pass a resolution opposing the Back 40 Mine, there appears to be enough support for some type of resolution that city hall staff will come up with a draft resolution for their consideration. There appears to be more consensus that the city should try to work with Aquila Resources to seek an agreement that would provide more protection to the city and its residents than provided by the mine’s state permits. What should come first was debated. Alderman Frank Pohlman wants a resolution opposing the mine first.
But Alderman Doug Klitzke was concerned whether a resolution opposing the mine would hinder negotiations towards an agreement.
City Manager Tony Graff told the council that negotiating an agreement with the mine will come with some costs. Graff and City Attorney Rob Jamo will work on a draft resolution.