Voters in Ferrysburg on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved amending the City Charter so that no city-owned parks can be sold without the blessing of the people.
The tension over the Ferrysburg Nature Preserve remains, and at Monday's City Council meeting, opposing sides took jabs at each other over the park’s trash and cleanup issue.
This 43-acre City of Ferrysburg park has been the subject of local politics this year, so we thought we'd take a good look at it. There's a little parking lot off Mohawk Drive, in between houses. We found the park is a great place to hike. There was
FERRYSBURG — Some neighbors of the Ferrysburg Nature Preserve cleaned up debris in and around the 43-acre park Monday evening, after receiving letters from the city last weekend that they were in violation of a city ordinance.
Residents around Ferrysburg park asked to pick up yard waste.
A citizens group that hopes to prevent the Ferrysburg Nature Preserve and other city-owned parks from being sold has eclipsed the necessary number of petition signatures to put the question of amending the Ferrysburg City Charter on the fall ballot.
A grassroots petition blitz aimed at amending the Ferrysburg City Charter to better protect parks from being put on the market has reached the required number of signatures, organizers say.
A citizens group that hopes to prevent a nature preserve and other city-owned parks from being sold has organized a ballot initiative to amend the Ferrysburg City Charter.
During a four-hour marathon meeting Monday night with much public comment, Ferrysburg City Council took a step toward allowing the fate of city-owned park land to be decided by the city’s voters.
Some residents and a fellow councilwoman accused Ferrysburg City Councilwoman Kathleen Kennedy of breaking the city's code of ethics, but Kennedy and City Manager Craig Bessinger say there was no wrong-doing.