Public comment was full of praise for the Ludington City Councils decision to oppose Enbridge Line 5, many citing their desire to be proactive in protecting the great lakes from a disaster that could be impossible to clean up. Some criticized the council and those that stood in support, saying it's hypocritical to shut down a line while many continue to use just as much oil without alternative methods of transportation.
During the council vote, Krouch entered a motion to table the resolution due to lack of information. The motion went to a vote but only Michael Krauch and Brandy Henderson voted to send it back to allow for more information to be presented to council members. With The vote to send it back denied, the council voted to approve the resolution in opposition of Enbridge Line 5. The council will send letters to representatives expressing their opposition.
Three sat before the City council yesterday afternoon, answering questions in the hopes of securing the recently vacant 5th ward councilor seat. All three expressed a community need for improved communication from the City Council.
Michael Shaw was first, hoping to set an example for the city and encouraging others to get involved. Shaw currently serves on the Mason County Planning Commission.
Wally Cain, Floracrafts IT director, campaigned on “staying the course”, citing work already done by the city and expressing interest in working in the books by describing it as fun. Cain has served on the zoning board of appeals and the Mason County building authority.
The final interview was with Steve Miller who focused on respecting the wishes of the 5th ward and using change to the wards advantage. Steve Miller, promotional manager at WMOM, currently serves on the Downtown Development authority.
The council is expected to make a decision at the June 26th council meeting.