During a special Pella City Council meeting, a Policy and Planning session was scheduled to talk about a proposed microbrewery ordinance. During a presentation, City Administrator Mike Nardini addressed many of the concerns posed by Planning and Zoning members, most revolving around the size and location of the proposed Gezellig Brewing Company. Prior to the presentation and council discussion, audience members spoke about microbreweries during a public forum, with the vast majority backing the use in the city and highlighting the benefits. Overall, the entire Pella City Council expressed support to allow microbreweries in Pella as long as they produce no more than 10,000 barrels a year, are not in the Central Business District, and require at least one person over the age of 21 if other youth are on the premises as part of a family-friendly atmosphere.
Newton Christian School will be offering a free parenting seminar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 31 at the school. Jeanetta Nieuwsma, a licensed clinical social worker and therapist at Pine Rest Mental Health, will present the seminar entitled, “A Parent’s Guide to your Child’s Screen Time.” Nieuwsma will share practical parenting advice, including a time for questions and answers.