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Scottville Will Find New 1st Ward Commissioner

Scottville City Commission meeting today. There will also be a Committee of the Whole Meeting that starts at 4:30 P.M. on where the City Commission will be interviewing the three candidates for the 1st Ward Commision vacancy. Those candidates are Ed Hahn, Mary Waller, Brian Benyo. During the regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 P.M. the commission meeting then plans to appoint one of them to that 1st ward commissioner spot. The commission will have to make a decision, as the 30 day period for filling the vacancy is up today. Also at the meeting in the city commissioners will review mid-year amendments to the budget.

Both meetings are open to the public. Again, Committee of the whole starts at 4:30 P.M. and will be followed the regularly scheduled commission meeting at 5:30 P.M. at Scottville City Hall.

Scottville City Commission meeting today. There will also be a Committee of the Whole Meeting that starts at 4:30 pm on where the City Commission will be interviewing the three candidates for the 1st Ward Commission vacancy. Those candidates are Ed Hahn, Mary Waller, Brian Benyo. Then during the regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 the commission plans to appoint one of them to that 1st ward commisioner spot. The commission will have to make a decision as the 30 day period for filling the vacancy is up today. Also at the meeting the city commissioners will review mid-year amendments to the budget.

Both meetings are open to the public- and again Committee of the whole starts at 4:30 and will be followed the regularly scheduled commission meeting at 5:30 at Scottville city hall.

West Shore Bank Welcomes New Vice President

West Shore Bank has officially made the announcement that Christine Lamb will take over as VP and Ludington Market Branch Manager. She will be responsible for the supervision of personal banking teams at both the Ludington-downtown and Ludington-East offices. Lamb has over 12 years of banking experience and she also serves on the boards of the Ludington DDA and United Way. She also volunteers for Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, COVE and many other events and organizations throughout the region.

Ludington Chamber Announces Leadership Change

The Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber has a new President/CEO. Brandy Henderson Miller, vice president of the Ludington & Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce, is being promoted effective February 1st. Miller also will continue her role as executive director of the Ludington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Kathy Maclean, who currently holds the title of president/CEO of the Chamber, resigns January 31st – after which point, she will assist the Chamber in a consulting capacity to support select programs and events. In addition to Miller’s professional roles with the CVB and Chamber, she is an at-large member of Ludington City Council and board member with Downtown Ludington, Oriole Foundation, Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Foundation and the Miss Ludington Area Scholarship Pageant.

As part of the leadership transition, the Chamber will begin interviewing immediately to fill the vice president position vacated by Miller once she advances to president/CEO. The vice president will report directly to her and have a strong focus on economic development.

Pentwater Police Department Warns to Look Out for Phone Scammers

The Pentwater Police Department has received a report of a telephone scam involving subjects who identified themselves over the phone as members of the Department. The caller ID shows the Pentwater Police Department.

The call identifies themselves as an officer of the Pentwater Police and then tells the caller that the Department has a warrant for their arrest. The caller was told to contact the Department attorney to work things out and given a phone number and a docket number. These numbers are false. The caller said they would call back in 24 hours to make sure the warrant had been taken care of. The Pentwater Police Department does not accept money over the phone to "work things out". This is a scam. If you receive one of these calls do not give any personal or financial information to the call. People receiving these calls should report the contact to their local law enforcement agency.

Mayor Steve Miller Helps Preview Ludington City Council Meeting

First regularly scheduled city council meeting of the new year. On the agenda tonight two construction projects to be voted on and there will be a first reading of an ordinance to rezone a parking lot from a central business district to a government service district. There are also some communications planned from the new mayor. One will be neighborhood initiatives and the other will be an ad-hoc marijuana committee to prepare for opt-out discussions in the future when the state gives more information on the matter. We had Mayor Steve Miller in Studio with the Morning Crew where he previewed the agenda for us and gave us an update on where the city is in their process to find a new city manager. The city council meeting will take place today at 6:30 P.M. at Ludington City Hall.

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