Ludington Oriole Boys Basketball Team Are Regional Champions

Next Stop is Mount Pleasant for the Ludington Oriole Boys basketball team. They are headed to the State quarter-finals to take on the Alma Panthers next week on Tuesday March 12th. The Orioles are regional champions after defeating the Escanaba Eskymos on thursday 49-32 from Gaylord High School. Nathan Lange led the O’s in scoring with 19 points, Joshua Laman finished with 14. It has been a magical run by the Orioles so far in postseason led by their phenomenal defense. They finished the regular season at 9-10 but none of that matters now as they are playing their best basketball at the right time of the year. We will of course have all the action live right here on WMOM for the State quarter-finals which again take place March 12th from Mount Pleasant game time set for 7 P.M.

Ludington’s Ad Hoc Recreational Marijuana Committee Looking for 3 Citizen Members

Ludington’s Ad Hoc recreational marijuana committee will be looking for 3 citizen members on Tuesday, March 5th. The Ordinance establishing an Ad Hoc Recreational Marijuana committee was unanimously approved by Ludington City Council on February 11th.

The Mayor Steve Miller will chair the committee.  Joining him will be three City Councilors, a Planning Commission liaison, and three city residents. 
There will be a meeting at City Hall Tuesday at 7 P.M. for anyone interested in being considered for one of three citizen member positions. 
Those wishing to be considered for a committee seat should come prepared to show proof of age, residency, and voter eligibility. And, willing to make a personal, persuasive statement, to everyone gathered. The 3 panelists will be selected from their peers of registered voters, living within the city limits, over the age of 21. anyone interested is welcome to attend. However, only citizens meeting the selection criteria can be seated on the committee.

Scottville Searching For Their Next City Manager

Scottville Commission meeting on Monday where they are searching for their next city manager. The position will be open because Amy Williams is leaving at the end of April. At Monday’s meeting the agenda has been cleared of everything but approving minutes and bills so that the commission can give their full attention to Kathie Grinzinger from the Michigan Municipal League. She will be giving her presentation on the city manager search. It is anticipated that it will take 2 hours to go over things and ask questions about what the commissioners see in a new city manager so that the MML can best recruit candidates for the city of Scottville. This meeting will take place earlier than normal as it will start at 4 PM because of the MML being in attendance.

The List of Local Municipalities to “Opt-out” of Recreational Marijuana Establishments Is Growing

The list of local municipalities “opting-out” of recreational marijuana establishments keeps growing. Amber Township and Pere Marquette Township have voted to ban recreational marijuana establishments within their jurisdiction. Amber township had a special meeting to deal with the matter on Monday. At their meeting they had a second reading of the ordinance and after that they held their official vote. The vote held by the township trustees was unanimousThe ordinance was first introduced in for Amber Township on January 9th. Yesterday, it was Pere Marquette Townships turn. They passed an ordinance to prohibit recreational marijuana establishments. That ordinance takes 30 days to go into effect after being posted. They had their first reading for that ordinance on February 12th. They also approved the ordinance unanimously.

Ludington City Council Approves Bonds and Construction Contract for Waste Water Treatment Plant

Ludington City Council on Monday. The meeting started with annual reports for the Waste Water Treatment Plant, Utility Maintenance, and the Water Treatment Plant. The Council adopted a bond resolution for the waste water treatment plant. 23 Millions dollars in federal bonds was approved to fund the city’s wastewater treatment plant and sewer upgrade. The council also approved the construction contract with Davis construction for 20.6 millions dollars for the wastewater treatment plant improvement project. The next meeting will be on March 11th.

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