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Officials to discuss demolition at paper mill site in Otsego

Otsego Old Rock-Tenn Paper Mill
Posted at 8:56 AM, Aug 09, 2021

OTSEGO, Mich. (AP) — Officials in southwestern Michigan are expected to update residents on demolition and cleanup efforts at the site of a vacant paper mill.

A public meeting is scheduled Aug. 17 in Otsego in Allegan County.

The county will oversee the razing of buildings at the former Rock-Tenn mill this summer and fall.

The 32-acre site is about 35 miles south of Grand Rapids.

The mill closed in 2004 and the property was sold two years later.

It went into foreclosure in 2011 due to unpaid property taxes and is owned by the county.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was called in late 2011 after county officials discovered chemicals on the property.

READ MORE: Allegan County Redevelopment Authority creates plan for redevelopment of old paper mill in Otsego