Ishpeming council to talk pensions

MARQUETTE — The Ishpeming City Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in city hall for a budget and sustainability discussion.

The council will also consider a proposed corrective action plan related to Public Act 202, or the Protecting Local Government Retirement and Benefits Act. The act implements recommendations to address unfunded pension and retiree health care liabilities in the 600 cities, villages, townships and counties in Michigan that provide those benefits to their employees.

The council will also consider a request from the Ishpeming Fourth of July Committee to continue using Hematite Drive as its parade route. The route is being changed in light of the upcoming Michigan Department of Transportation project on Division Street this summer.