Community gardeners request water hook-up

ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming City Council is expected to discuss a water connection for the Grace Community Garden and hear the first reading of amendments to the regulating noxious weeds, tall grass and miscellaneous debris ordinance at its meeting tonight.

The council meets at 7 p.m. in the Ishpeming Senior Citizens Center.

The Grace Community Garden is located on the corner of First and Euclid streets and is maintained by the Grace Episcopal Church of Ishpeming. The garden has no water connection, so gardeners are required to haul their own water.

In a letter sent to Ishpeming City Manager Jered Ottenwess, the Grace Community Garden committee asked the city council to approve having a yard hydrant and irrigation meter installed on the property, which would require a connection made to the water main.

Also at the meeting, the council is scheduled to hear the first reading on amendments to Ordinance No. 4-500, an ordinance regulating noxious weeds, tall grass and miscellaneous debris.

The amendments made to the ordinance will specify what is considered miscellaneous debris. The amendments also state what the punishments are for a first and second offense.

After the first reading, the council will have a chance to make suggestions for changes before they are voted on.

Adelle Whitefoot can be reached at 906-486-4401.