The Mason County Board of Commissioners held the monthly meeting Tuesday. The meeting opened up with a lengthy public comment section in regards to two issues, the operations at the Mason County Fairgrounds and the sound testing at Lake Winds Energy Park.
Several residents that are not happy with the direction the Western Michigan Livestock Council has been regulated, allowing the Fair Board to be in their minds, manipulated. Chairman Curtis VanderWall says they will due their homework before moving forward or taking any action to attempt to resolve the issue.
The second issue dealing with Lake Winds Energy Park and the mitigation of sound at the project. The board approved a study to continue testing at the sight.
A public hearing was held on the Bowling Alley Block with residents expressing their concerns for more low-income housing to be brought to the downtown area. City Manager John Shay was on hand to answer questions on the proposal that just over a week ago the Ludington City Council passed.
As the meeting progressed the Commission passed the approval of finance on the project. Chairman VanderWall believes it will be a great addition to the downtown area.
Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, Health Officer Kevin Hughes along with Mason County Drain Commissioner Jim Riffle gave annual reports that highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of the previous year in the various areas.