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Mayor Steve Miller Helps Preview Ludington City Council Meeting

First regularly scheduled city council meeting of the new year. On the agenda tonight two construction projects to be voted on and there will be a first reading of an ordinance to rezone a parking lot from a central business district to a government service district. There are also some communications planned from the new mayor. One will be neighborhood initiatives and the other will be an ad-hoc marijuana committee to prepare for opt-out discussions in the future when the state gives more information on the matter. We had Mayor Steve Miller in Studio with the Morning Crew where he previewed the agenda for us and gave us an update on where the city is in their process to find a new city manager. The city council meeting will take place today at 6:30 P.M. at Ludington City Hall.

Scottville Moving Forward with Recreational Marijuana "Opt-Out" Amber Township May be Next

The Scottville city commission had their first reading of an ordinance to prohibit recreational marijuana establishments within their city limits when they got together yesterday.

That ordinance has been approved and will now move forward and the next step is for it to go up for a public hearing. We know that Ludington has opted out already, now Amber Township is deciding how they want to act on the matter. They will start discussions on opting out when they meet tonight at 6 P.M.

Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Announces New Year’s Baby for 2019

Honor May Wygant is the first baby born at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital in 2019, becoming Mason County’s New Year baby on January 2.

Parents Jessica Soller and Eric Wygant of Ludington welcomed Honor May at 2:18 a.m. The baby weighed six pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 19.75 inches.

Honor was delivered by Margaret Gustafson, MD, of Ludington, assisted by nurses Renae Kieda and Tracey Barnett. Her attending physician while in the hospital is pediatrician Kari Leikert, DO.

The family received a collection of gifts to celebrate Honor May as the Ludington Hospital’s first baby of the year. Gifts included a safe sleep sack provided to each new mom and baby by the Spectrum Health Foundation Ludington Hospital, a knit cap from hospital volunteers, diapers, and other items.

 

Last month, Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital announced plans for construction of an all-new $4.9 million, 8,920 square foot Family Birthing Center, to be located where the current unit is on the second floor of the hospital. Of the total project cost, $1.3 million was donated by community members, including hospital physicians, employees and volunteers.

 

The new Family Birthing Center will feature three labor, delivery and recovery rooms with in-room bathrooms, two new whirlpool tubs, five post-partum rooms, a new security system to further enhance current security for newborns, and an array of amenities and educational opportunities for new parents.

The Family Birthing Center at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital is being built by The Christman Company. The project is slated to be completed in Fall 2019. 

 

Local Residents Can Use Free Rides for New Years Again This Year

As part of the drive safe-drive sober campaign, local residents will be able to take advantage of free rides this New Years Eve. Thanks to an effort from local law enforcement and some local area businesses to keep people safe, free rides will be offered to anyone wishing to use the service. The service area will be the city of Ludington, Pere Marquette township, east to the city of Scottville and north to Hansen road and south to Conrad Road.

You can make Reservations by calling LMTA at 845-6218 up to 4 p.m. on Monday the 31st. Last minute arrangements can be made with LMTA starting at 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve as well.

Ludington and Scottville Both Decide to Opt Out of Recreational Marijuana Businesses

Ludington city council meeting last night where the city "opted out" of having recreational marijuana businesses with in its city limits. An amendment was added to the ordinance though, that will make the city revisit this issue within 60 days after the state makes its regulations. That amendment to make sure the city revisits the issue was proposed by Councilor Brandy Henderson Miller. The amendment to the ordinance and the ordinance itself was approved unanimously by the council. The Scottville city commission meeting was last night where they also decided to "opt-out" of recreational marijuana businesses with in their city limits. That was also passed unanimously. It will be a lot tougher for local residents to purchase recreational marijuana in the area unless something changes.

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