Council Passes Rental Ordinance 5-2

The rental inspection ordinance passed last night at city hall due to a 5-2 vote from the council.  The ordinance is an attempt to clean up unfit housing by having inspections periodically for  those renting within the city limits.

The reactions were mixed while some commended the city for making many changes to better serve the community.

While others thought there was still work to do.

The ordinance will be reviewed in one year time for improvements or adjustments.

A quick breakdown has inspection fees of $50 per unit. Registration of rental dwellings at a cost of $15 per unit and ownership transfer fee of $10 per rental units. Inspections must be done once every three years.

Other current housing coalitions are working to improve all buildings within the city and beyond.

SCCENT Makes Five Unrelated Drug Busts in One Day

On Wednesday SCCENT detectives made five arrests in unrelated events.

Tommy Watts a  33 year old from Muskegon was arrested on warrants of two counts of Delivery of Cocaine.

Eric Carroll, 31 and Jeffery Kapala, 29 of Scottville were arrested for possession of meth and amphetamine both are felonies.

An Unnamed 30 year old Manistee woman was arrested for possession of cocaine, a felony.

An Unnamed 66 year old Manistee man was arrested for one count possession of Cocaine and one count Possession of Marijuana.

Emma Martin is the new Miss Mid-Michigan 2016

Former Miss Ludington Area 2014, Emma Martin, has won the title of Miss Mid-Michigan 2016.

The 22yr old has a Bachelors degree from Grand Valley and works at Spectrum Health as a Psychiatric Technician.

Her platforms reach out to orphans and kids in foster care. She even developed a nightlight backpack program for children that were being removed from their homes and placed in the foster care system.

Haskell Historic Preservation Award Taking Applicants

Applications are now being accepted for the Mason County Haskell Historic Preservation Award.

The objective of the award is to promote awareness and interest in Mason County's architectural heritage.

Any person, building or business who has made efforts in time, money, restorations, etc. that are sympathetic to historic values are all eligible.

Application may be obtained by calling 231 843 4808 . Anyone wishing to nominate a potential building is encouraged to also call the historical Society. Application deadline is November 11th.

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