The Sturgis City Commission will hold a second reading for the Extreme Weather Center (EWC) on Wednesday evening during a regularly scheduled meeting. For eight months a local Sturgis group has worked to organize and assemble a location for individuals in need during extreme temperatures, and have faced challenges with zoning, building, and fire codes. 

Members of the Emergency Extreme Weather Center (EEWC) board met with City of Sturgis staff Thursday to discuss next steps in opening the facility. The goal of the new effort is to provide a center which can be operated overnight to house people during set conditions. The proposed location presents difficulties for use as an overnight housing center due to zoning, building, and fire codes.