LUDINGTON, MI – In a series of critical discussions facilitated by City Manager Mitch Foster, the Ludington City Council is addressing key issues impacting the community. In an interview with 102.7 WMOM and Hot Country Hits 99.9, Foster shed light on various topics, including the pressing issue of homelessness in Ludington, the upcoming decision for the 3rd Ward City Council position, an expansion of a liquor license in the area, and the status of the alley behind Sportsman’s. This includes the stark reality of individuals living in tent camps and in their vehicles across Michigan, a challenging aspect of the homelessness crisis.
The council’s comprehensive agenda reflects a strong commitment to addressing these diverse challenges. Key items include the adoption of the MERS Benefit Plan, deliberations on low-income housing tax credits, and setting annual service fees for housing developments at strategic locations. These measures highlight the council’s dedication to enhancing affordable housing and improving living standards.
The council is also focusing on crucial infrastructure developments. Plans are underway to collaborate with the Army Corps of Engineers on storm sewer improvements, underscoring the council’s proactive approach to environmental and urban planning challenges.
Furthermore, the potential expansion of a Resort Class B liquor license for 717 E Ludington Ave & 107 N Franklin St is a topic of significant interest, indicating a potential boost to the local economy and nightlife.
A special meeting is scheduled to delve deeper into these issues, including the selection process for the 3rd Ward Council seat, with candidates Melissa Reed, Tom Rotta, Jason Gerber, Jeanne Oakes, and Mark Rogers presenting their qualifications.
The council will also pass a resolution appreciating the services of outgoing 3rd Ward Councilor Les Johnson, acknowledging his contributions to the community.
Through these discussions, the Ludington City Council, under the leadership of Mitch Foster, is demonstrating a deep commitment to tackling the multifaceted challenges facing the city, from homelessness to urban infrastructure and governance.