XLFD
  • Male
  • Ludington, MI
  • United States
Online Now
Share on Facebook Share

XLFD's Friends

  • George Moloney
  • Don
  • Tiffanie Morgan
  • Jim Toczynski
  • Honda400xe
  • Danielle
  • Dan DelZoppo
  • Linda Holden
  • Barry R. Schrader
  • jfc123
  • Marcia Bonnville
  • Edward Hahn
  • Hometown Girl
  • Eric Hjerstedt Sharp
  • John Doe Jr

XLFD's Discussions

The Citizen's Council That Never Officially Existed

Started this discussion. Last reply by dianne yesterday. 7 Replies

I've been co-plaintiff of a fairly complex lawsuit against the City of Ludington (COL) since the latter part of 2017 which has accomplished some of its objectives in getting city hall to be more in…Continue

Hart Township Lessons for Ludington to Take to Heart

Started on Sunday 0 Replies

Earlier this year, the Ludington City Council voted to establish a code of conduct for public officials.  At the time, I applauded the move, for it was a small part of a wish list that was within…Continue

The Del Zoppo Chronicles

Started this discussion. Last reply by shinblind yesterday. 8 Replies

A Stable PersonIn Pere Marquette Township, they appear to be getting onto the cutting edge of zoning and development. A domicile for human habitation in the form of a…Continue

Ludington City Council Meeting, August 12, 2019: Coasting Forward

Started this discussion. Last reply by XLFD Aug 14. 2 Replies

In summer council meetings held three weeks apart rather than the usual two, there often is a full docket, but this was the exception,…Continue

 

Welcome, XLFD!

Latest Activity

shinblind commented on XLFD's photo
5 hours ago
XLFD posted a photo

Victory Against Manistee City Hall After Two Years

After the Manistee City Manager Thad Taylor refused to give out any part of the police report or use-of-force report regarding the Manistee police shooting of Lee Milks, I took the process through their city council with nothing to show, through the…
5 hours ago
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion The Del Zoppo Chronicles
"DelZappo's pretrial was today. Haven't heard how she will plead. Usual first offense is a $500 slap on the wrist. Maybe some community service. More disconcerting is her views on the 2nd Amendment. For those views  I say her and the…"
yesterday
Freedom Seeker replied to XLFD's discussion The Del Zoppo Chronicles
"How's that? By working for the township?"
yesterday
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion The Del Zoppo Chronicles
"Inebriated Ancient Mariner pays debt To society. "
yesterday
dianne replied to XLFD's discussion The Citizen's Council That Never Officially Existed
"Good article, questions and answers and explanation. Not only can't the DDA properly set up a committee meeting, perhaps their need has been met. Could the 12% be reduced back to to 2% or less? It seems there is an excess of money going for…"
yesterday
Freedom Seeker replied to XLFD's discussion The Citizen's Council That Never Officially Existed
"So who gets to vote on if we continue this 12% shifting of funds to the DDA? The fox voting of whether to tax the henhouse?"
yesterday
Freedom Seeker replied to XLFD's discussion The Citizen's Council That Never Officially Existed
"But to put it simply then, what ever DDA receives is taking revenue from the other entities? I think this should be taken care of by the Chamber of commerce without a TIF. History has shown how the DDA has used the money (ice rink and two people to…"
yesterday
XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion The Citizen's Council That Never Officially Existed
"You basically have it, but the TIF is only latching onto 12% of the taxes collected in the DDA district.  If you live outside of the district, they don't capture any of your money for the TIF"
yesterday
Freedom Seeker replied to XLFD's discussion The Citizen's Council That Never Officially Existed
"So this is confusing and hard to understand because I've heard officials say that the DDA budget is its own money and has nothing to do with taxpayer money.  Are you saying that the DDA budget comes from12% of the three tax revenue funds:…"
yesterday
XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion The Citizen's Council That Never Officially Existed
"Just to be clear, the projection was for $140,000 but the actual amount found in the budget for money received by the TIF was only around $65,000.  That means they expected a lot more growth back in 2008 when they made the current plan. …"
yesterday
Freedom Seeker replied to XLFD's discussion The Citizen's Council That Never Officially Existed
"Hmmm ... Very interesting.  I thought I've heard officials say that the DDA is "self-funded" and "independent" of city budget.  So how does $80k come from city general revenue?"
yesterday
XLFD posted a discussion

The Citizen's Council That Never Officially Existed

I've been co-plaintiff of a fairly complex lawsuit against the City of Ludington (COL) since the latter part of 2017 which has accomplished some of its objectives in getting city hall to be more in line with the letter and spirit of the Open Meetings Act (OMA), and has frankly failed in others.One of the successes that we thought we had achieved was getting the city to officially recognize and properly set up boards/committees established for a public purpose. The Splash Pad Committee may or…See More
yesterday
stump replied to XLFD's discussion The Del Zoppo Chronicles
"I would think that if you owned property that you wanted to homestead, First off you would have to live on that property. If you owned another parcel next to it it should be combined into one total property for tax purposes and then be able to be…"
yesterday
shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion The Del Zoppo Chronicles
"InebriatedAncient Mariner seeks refuge By using status."
Sunday
XLFD posted a discussion

Hart Township Lessons for Ludington to Take to Heart

Earlier this year, the Ludington City Council voted to establish a code of conduct for public officials.  At the time, I applauded the move, for it was a small part of a wish list that was within what was basically an Open Meetings Act lawsuit that two Ludington citizens (including myself) had with the city corporate.  Regrettably, the first use of the code of conduct was against a newly elected city councilor whose objectives seem to be contrary to the old guard's objectives of keeping the…See More
Sunday

XLFD's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

XLFD's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (90 comments)

You need to be a member of The Ludington Torch to add comments!

Join The Ludington Torch

At 10:01pm on November 12, 2018, AQUAMAN said…

Anything special about the CC Mtg. tonight? Thanks, Aqua.

At 9:23pm on January 3, 2018, XLFD said…

Louise, in the upper right corner of the main page you will see your name and an "inbox (1 new)" link under it.  Click on that and you'll see a message from me.  Click on that, and then reply in that same space.  This will be private messaging between you and me.  I will use my resources to try and verify your claims; our sheriff's office is remarkably cloaked in secrecy (more so than the COL) since KIm Cole assumed the position of sheriff.

At 8:32pm on January 3, 2018, jfc123 said…

Sure hope to hear these names! Bullies need exposed!

At 4:54pm on January 3, 2018, louise lane said…
I’m not sure how to message you, other than this way...sorry not good with computers. I have no evidence or proof. I’m sorry I wish I knew how to verify the claims all I can tell you is the names of the officers I heard about
At 9:02pm on January 2, 2018, louise lane said…
Ive heard that a local corrections officer got fired for sleeping with an inmate while on duty and another got fired for falsifying his time card, also A deputy Sargent recently got demoted. What is going on at our local sheriffs office and why is none of this being reported?
At 12:55am on November 18, 2017, Jodie said…
I'm curious about something and have not been able to find an answer. I'm hoping you may know the answer. Is it 'usual practice' to use a person's full name in the body of an op-ed?
At 11:40pm on April 19, 2017, Tiffanie Morgan said…
Idk how to use this site sorry but hopefully you could help or point me the right way
At 10:43pm on February 27, 2017, Willy said…
What I don't understand about the shop with a cop program is where you come up with the $900 plus amount that is not accounted for. Also why is the same $250 card number on two separate receipts? I'm not very good with math and bookkeeping so I'm curious.
At 6:12pm on January 28, 2016, Jackie Derrick said…

Thank you for the nice welcome :)

At 3:21pm on November 17, 2015, Barry R. Schrader said…

Do you have an e-mail address that I could use that is more private?

barryschrader@pobox.com

 
 
 

© 2019   Created by XLFD.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service