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City to amend Parks and Recreation plan

City Hall

The Ludington City Council will be Meeting Monday March 19th at 6:30pm. Council members will hear 2017 Annual Reports from the Recreation department, Department of Public works and the Police Department. The City’s five year parks and recreation plan is being amended to include a Harbor Improvement Plan. This amendment is so that the city can be eligible to apply for a grant to replace docks and upgrade infrastructure at the municipal marina. A public hearing regarding this matter will be scheduled for tonight's meeting. The meeting will conclude with communications regarding Suds on the Shore and National Service Recognition Day.

Trustees to vote on new Digital Literacy Program

The West Shore Community College Board of Trustees are meeting at 4:00pm at the Board room of the Administrative and Conferences building. New employee Nick Gordon will be introduced to the Trustees.  Dr. Brooke Portmann, Seán Henne, and John Wolff, will present on the new Digital Literacy Program. Then President Scott Ward will present the Proposed Curriculum changes to support the new program. Small Group Communication and Advanced Composition are courses also to be added to the curriculum. The Meeting will conclude with Board Policies identified for review.

Ludington School discuss cameras and Middle School Assistant Principal Position

Franklin El

Ludington Area school District Board of education is meeting at 6:00pm at Franklin Elementary school in Room #3. The Superintendent's report includes the facilities improvement plan and the fundraising campaign for the Mason County Promise. Discussion Items include video surveillance equipment upgrades, and a letter of retirement from Franklin Elementary Principal Jan Jackoviak. The LASD Board of Education intends to vote on the WSESD designation of representation and the OJ DeJong Middle School Assistant Principal contract. The meeting will close to discuss the collective bargaining strategy.

Heroin arrest this weekend

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A 36 year-old Ludington man was arrested Saturday evening for possession of heroin at the airport Shell.  Mason County Sheriff Office deputies responded to a report of a man locked in the bathroom for over 2 hours. When deputies made contact, the subject was reportedly found in possession of an uncapped syringe and spoon which contained suspected heroin.

 

MCSO ACTIVITY REPORT FOR THE WEEKEND OF 03/16/2018 thru 03/18/2018:

House decide Roads need Work

The Michigan House of Legislatures passed a $175 Million dollar emergency road package yesterday.  “I would say that roads continue to be one of the main topics that all of us talk about.” Said Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington, “We know that that we’ve had an issue. We know that we’ve got to put our money where our mouth is to get the roads fixed [but] the damage continues. We let them go too long in the early 2000s and now we are reacting to a problem that, with the winter we just had is causing a lot of damage.”

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Rep. VanderWall says the money will go directly to road repairs “Speaking to some of the members of our local road commission, we know that the money is going into a special fund that can only go directly into road repairs and reconstruction of the roads and bridges. It won’t go in for new equipment. People can rest assured that this money can only be used to fix the roads. Not buy equipment.”

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