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Parking fee discussed as a way to increase city income

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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.

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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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Neighbor meets neighbor

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An informational meeting regarding the renovation of several homes in Ludington’s 4th ward were discussed last night. Habitat for Humanity and Pennies from Heaven are partnering to provide assistance and coordination to not only give the neighborhood a mini make-over, but also to build community spirit and pride. 2-3 homes will be chosen to be revitalized through the program with the assistance of volunteers over the course of 3 days.

MOM News spoke to Monica Schuyler, Executive Director of the Pennies from Heaven Foundation about how she felt the night went, “People are often shy to talk about housing situations, so it’s interesting to see how many come up after to talk about it. But I think it was good. We had a good turn out and it was really about getting the information out there and getting people excited to know what's coming to their area.” A complete list of qualifications and how you can help the Neighbor to Neighbor Program can be found online pfhf.org/n2n

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