The Ludington City Council approved a resolution for a liquor license for the New Year's Eve ball Drop. Councilman Rathsack noted concern with disturbing residents with the time and noise of the Ball Drop event. The council approved a cost sharing agreement with MDOT for the traffic signal on the corner of Ludington Ave and Rath. This was requested by MDOT to amend an oversight in paperwork for an agreement already in place for the maintenance of the traffic signal. Public safety and utilities public committee is seeking the public's opinion on Plank and Slagle drive. The DPW said that Plank Dr. could be closed from November to April. The public is encouraged to contact council members with questions or concerns regarding the possible closure of Plank Dr. Chief Barnett acknowledged a donation made October 27th, 2016 by Former owner of Whitehall industries, Yogan Rahangdale and his wife Rani. The donation was $40,000. It will be used to buy a new security camera system and ranger vehicle for use by the police and fire departments. The board of canvassers reported to city council a 65.2% voting percentage for Mason County. The meeting concluded with a thank you for Ludington's work in gathering autumn leaves.