The Ludington City Council started off heated yesterday evening. C Dale bannon, a Ludington resident, expressed complaint during the public comment on the agenda regarding Tom Rottas refusal to abide by the agreed upon meeting expectation of keeping the public comment on the agenda, regarding the agenda only. The meeting continued with Dr. Rick Plummer presenting for the Maritime museum. Homecoming requests were approved. A vote regarding the continued use of ORV’s and Golf Carts in the city of ludington was completed. Councilman Michael Krauch expressed concern regarding the safety of pedestrians with additional vehicles on the road, Saying “Even without any issues throughout that last year, it worries me.” Ultimately, the ordinance was re-affirmed. A bond for the fire station was approved, as well as the construction of parking spaces for the maritime museum. Davis Construction was chosen to improve the water treatment plant not because they were the lowest bid, but rather due to the care and quality the business took in developing the estimate. Buddy Reed presented for the Sculpture Task Force regarding the Sterns Park Veterans Memorial, with requests to have the cities support by removing a light pole and tree as well as reconstructing the sidewalk. The sidewalk will likely have to be replaced in the future as is is currently not meeting barrier free requirements. Councilwoman Kathy Winczewski asked for understanding any hesitation the council may have in taking on another expense as, she said, “City Funding is just like your budget at home.” The meeting concluded with City Manager John Shay reviewing the 2012 Force main break. Manager Shay explained what immediate steps the city took in contacting the DEQ, Health Department and other organization regarding the force main break.