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Three currently interested in 5th ward council seat

With the recent resignation of Nick Tykowski as fifth ward councilor, three names have emerged to take his seat on the city commission.

Steve Miller, a promotion manager at WMOM has filed his name for the position.  Steve Miller currently serves on the Downtown Development authority. Wally Cain,  IT Director for FloraCraft, has expressed interest in the position. Cain has served on the zoning board of appeals and the Mason County building authority.  Michael Shaw of Ludington has also filed a letter with the city to take over Tykowski’s unexpired term. Shaw has previously served on the Mason County Planning and zoning Department in 2014.

City Clerk, Debbie Luskin has fielded calls from other interested parties. The deadline for notifying the City of an interest in the position is May 30th. The City Council will interview the prospective candidates in an open forum beginning at 4:00 pm, Monday June 12th.

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City Council says goodbye to 5th ward Councilor

The city said goodbye to councilor Nick Tyoski during his last city council meeting last night. Nick was honored by the city with a key to the city for his years of deticated service. The city is now accepting letters of interest for the 5th ward council seat. You must live in the 5th ward and submit your letter to Deb Luskin by Tuesday May 30th at 5:00pm. The council will have 30 days from June 1st to make a determination on who will fill the seat of counselor Nick Tykoski. Interviews are scheduled for June 12th at 4pm, at which time the council will appoint someone to serve as 5th ward councilor until the election on Nov 6th 2018.

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The shark tank returns to Mason County

The Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its Momentum Business Plan Competition. This offers $50,000 to an independent for-profit or nonprofit with a viable business idea, plan or invention. An existing company must make less than $100,000 in sales or revenue annually. The winner must start or relocate the business in Mason County. The winner also receives advising from the Momentum board of directors comprised of local CEOs and business leaders, as well as the 2016 winner. A second prize of $5,000 will be offered this year, provided by the Mason County Growth Alliance. Eligible contestants can upload a business plan to momentumstartup.org until July 31. Entrance requirements and rules also can be found on the contest website, momentumstartup.org.

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