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Ludington Mayor Ryan Cox Resigns ... Effective July 1st

Come July 1st, Ludington will have a new mayor, but only for six months.  Late Friday afternoon, Mayor Ryan Cox announced that’s he’s resigning, effective June 30th.  Mayor Pro-Tem Kaye Ferguson-Holman will take his place.  She will reach her term at the end of this year, according to a press release received by MOM radio.  Mayor Cox cites family reasons, which require that he move out of the city of Ludington.  His vacancy promotes Councilor Ferguson-Holman to the city’s leadership.  A replacement is being sought for her vacancy on the commission, with details to be announced.  A new Mayor Pro-Tem will be voted upon to fill her position.

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School Board Election Petition Packets Available For Pick-up

Nominating petition packets are now available to run for the following school boards in our area according to the Mason County Clerk’s Office; Ludington Area, Mason County Central and Mason County Eastern school districts all have seats up for grabs on the their respective school boards in the upcoming election.  The deadline for interested candidates to file for the election is July 26th at 4:00 p.m. and a withdrawal deadline of July 29th at 4:00 p.m.  Packets can be picked up at the Mason County Courthouse in the County Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.

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Ludington City Council Meeting Wrap ... May 23rd, 2016

The Ludington City Council convened for its bi-weekly council meting last night from the Municipal Building.  The usual order to start the meeting, opening with public comments and the approval of minutes from the previous meeting.  Continuing on to committee reports first from the finance committee giving the first presentation of a bevy ordinances regarding taxes and operating finances.  The monthly police activity report was given.  Arrests and Apprehensions were down from April of 2015 to just 24 this April.  Traffic citations rose from 2015 April to 92 to citations in 2016.  Conditional Rezoning of 916 N. Washington Ave. as well as the adoption of a tall grass fines ordinance that increases the fines based on number of offenses were passed.  Wrapping the meeting the energy seemed good as the tourist season and summer approach for our beautiful city of Ludington.

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