By Eric Fischer
When Masonite in Algoma closed its doors August 31st, 2017 many were worried about the possible economic impact. In the months since the closing, multiple residential development proposals have come forward, new police officers have been sworn in, and an un-named manufacturer is planning an expansion. Mayor Wayne Schmidt says besides the potential new jobs, that many of the people who had lost their jobs in the Masonite closing have found other jobs in the area or retired.
Schmidt adds the city is still working on the hotel project, recently looking at multiple financing offers. Schmidt believes a hotel would serve a great need in the city of Algoma. The next Algoma City Council Meeting is Monday, March 5th at 6 pm in the City Hall.