Peggy Kiefer

Grove Sun

Grove City Council discussed among many things, voluntary water rationing and city deer hunting rules, regulations and permitting requirements. Council voted to amend the current pool policy to opening the pool on weekends only

through Labor Day.

City Manager Bruce Johnson stated that Grove has about four million gallons of water available each day, and the city is currently using about four million gallons a day, leaving nothing extra. Because of this he has asked residents to voluntarily not water between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The discussion of amending deer hunting rules and regulations in city limits was tabled until Johnson and staff can research the proper verbiage for the new policy.

The new policy will include a $500 fine and hunters will loose their city license forever for shooting an antlered deer in the city limits before shooting two antlerless deer. Council voted to also allow for the set-up a frisbee golf course at Grove Springs Park. Bruce Johnson commented on how the popularity of the sport has grown around the state and country and that a plan was in place and $1500 in sponsorship money has already been raised. Councilperson Ileta Bray said, “When you set up the course I would like to be the first to learn to play.”