The Ludington City Council met last night. The Mayor began the meeting by appointing standing committees of, Finance, Personnel, Rules and Resolutions, Public Safety and Utilities, and Cemetary, Parks and Recreation. Kathy Wincheski expressed gratitude to the mayor for taking in account the counselors requests for committee. The Police Pension board was not finalized as Gary Castonia is the only person on the Police Pension board at this time. Kathy Wincheski said she will no longer be serving on the zoning board of appeals as Corey Ricket will be the liaison moving forward. Gary Castonia was elected the 2017 mayor pro tem.
The council went onto thank Gary Lange for the his years of dedicated service as a firefighter and congratulated him on his retirement from the Ludington Fire department. The Mayor honored Gary Lange by presenting him with a key to the city. Lange thanked his wife, saying, “I couldn't have done it without her.” He went onto speak praises for the men he served with on the Ludington Fire department.
A change order for the water plant was reviewed. The change order included additions and deduction made to the contract to reflect work that has become apparent since work started, such as a roof replacement. This change lead to a net impact increase of $69,052 to be taken from the contingency fund. Deadline to complete the work has been extended to May 24th
The city council concluded the meeting with two proposals to clean restrooms located at James St, Waterfront, Rotary park, Loomis St, and Copeyon Park. TNT had the lower bid and was approved as the janitorial services for the bathrooms.