WSCC Board of Trustees to vote on MSU move


The West Shore Community College Board of trustees are meeting today at 4pm at the Administrative and Conferences building. The 50th anniversary spotlight will include discussion of the time capsule and a presentation from a 1983 alumni.


The Board of Trustees also intend to honor individuals by adding them to the Mentors Society and Cornerstone society. The Mentors Society was created on West Shores 20th anniversary with the intent to create public recognition of special people for their leadership in the founding and development of the College. As part of the 50th Anniversary, 9 more names will be added to the Mentors Society. The College has also created a new award called the Cornerstone Society. While the Mentors Society honors individuals, the Cornerstone Society honors businesses, organizations, and foundations that have provided financial resources to move the College forward.

The Trustees will conclude the meeting by discussing and voting upon the lease agreement to have the MSU Extension offices move from the State Theatre in Scottville to a space in the recreation center on the West Shore Campus.


Parking fee discussed as a way to increase city income


The City Council's Parks Committee has been discussing charging for parking at Stearns Park Beach for non-city of Ludington residents. According to Brandy Henderson, Councilor at Large, funds raised from the charge would be used to address future projected budget imbalances. Currently, A kiosk system is being entertained as a form of collecting parking fees. Public opinion has been strong, with 319 responses to Brandy Henderson's request for feedback regarding  the proposal from her facebook page.Henderson says that this proposal not something intended to be implemented in 2017 or even brought to council for consideration at this point. Feedback is still welcome.


County Seeks Airport manager

With the retirement of Dave Johnson at the end of April, the Mason County Administrator is welcoming applications for the position of Airport manager. Administrator Knizacky will be working with the Airport Committee during the interview process. Duties include ensuring security and operating rules, supervising airfield activities, preparing the annual budget as well a a host of additional responsibilities to ensure the Mason County Airport runs smoothly. The Mason County Board of Commissioners are hoping to have the position filled by March.

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