The Ludington City Council met last night. During last night's meeting, the council voted to confirm the rezoning of S. Rath Ave. to a waterfront central business district, allowing underutilized property to be re-developed into future additional businesses and rental space. However, before any votes occurred, city attorney Richard Wilson explained the unique voting situations for the night due to the absence of two council members. The zoning ordinance could be passed with a majority of three but affirming a position on the council required a majority of the council vote. This meant all four members in attendance needed to vote unanimously in order to confirm the position of 5th ward counselor. Wally Cain was nominated first by Les Johnson and seconded by Kathy Winczewski. Dick Rathsack and Brandy Henderson nominated Micheal Shaw and Steve Miller respectively, which did not receive a second. With the Council on a deadlock vote Mayor Kaye Ferguson Holeman decided to conclude the meeting and set a special meeting for later in the week with more council members in attendance. Information of when that meeting will take place should be received today.