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Rental Inspections Ready to Roll in Ludington

Started this discussion. Last reply by XLFD 15 minutes ago. 6 Replies

Last fall, when the City of Ludington announced and adopted its 2015 Budget, they had noted that over $26,000 in new revenues were expected if the city launched a "rental inspection" program (…Continue

Tags: landlord, budget, inspector, inspection, rental

SS Badger 2015: The Green Machine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Willy on Thursday. 1 Reply

You may have already had occasion…Continue

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Fire Station Location 201: Ludington Case Analysis

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The notion of where to locate, or relocate a fire station for a given community generally only comes up once in someone's career as a public servant, since fire stations are meant to be serviceable…Continue

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XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Rental Inspections Ready to Roll in Ludington
"Your 3700 dwelling units number is close to the number of households in Ludington claimed by the 2010 Census (3549) and under the figure they determined for 'housing units' (4432).  Other studies and mid-decade statistics…"
15 minutes ago
Willy replied to XLFD's discussion Rental Inspections Ready to Roll in Ludington
"According to the statistics I've read the number of dwelling units in Ludington is around 3700, of those aprox. 40% are rental. That would amount to around 1480 rental units. That means about 490 units per year must be inspected in order to…"
1 hour ago
XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Rental Inspections Ready to Roll in Ludington
"The costs are there, and they are going to substantial.  This year they claim $26,700 will go into the rental inspection program, but when you add up the line items in the budget that are relevant to the program, you get just $18,900, a far…"
1 hour ago
XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Rental Inspections Ready to Roll in Ludington
"Stump, I think your math may be a little off this time; did you borrow Holman's slide rule? I can't claim to know how many rental units are in Ludington, nor do I know whether they will visit those places subsidized by the state or…"
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stump replied to XLFD's discussion Rental Inspections Ready to Roll in Ludington
"$27,000 , Who is doing the math, Holman ? there isn't 3000 rental units in the city of Ludington. Or are they counting Hotel / Motel rooms? If so those people are going to be p. issed if they have to pay $75 bucks for every room they rent . So…"
16 hours ago
Willy replied to XLFD's discussion Rental Inspections Ready to Roll in Ludington
"First of all, rental inspection by municipalities is not a money making project. Most cities lose money and code compliance divisions need help from taxpayers to exist. Unless Ludington has a housing "problem" I would suggest not creating…"
yesterday
XLFD posted a discussion

Not in My House: Rental Inspections Ready to Roll

Last fall, when the City of Ludington announced and adopted its 2015 Budget, they had noted that over $26,000 in new revenues were expected if the city launched a "rental inspection" program (see p. 16 here):…See More
yesterday
XLFD replied to MED's discussion Waffle Chaos Makes National News!
"Thanks for the article, MED, I realized this senseless story had made its way across the state papers and newsrooms, but hadn't realized it had went national until now.  I hadn't realized that it may have been a cross-cultural dispute…"
yesterday
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Michigan's Capital dome under repair

" It's part of a $6.4 million project to renovate the dome announced earlier this year by the State.  Our state aristocrats couldn't understand how the citizens could vote down proposal 1, raising our tax rates 17%, when they…"
yesterday
Willy replied to XLFD's discussion Council-Appointed City Councilor is Alleged Arsonist of Hesperia House
"Wow, talk about scamming the system. I wonder how much money exchanged hands on this deal. Someone who actually set fire intentionally then commits fraud by collecting  insurance money should get a lot more than 90 days in jail. This must be…"
yesterday
Willy replied to XLFD's discussion SS Badger 2015: The Green Machine
"Good going X. A well done article on the Badger's compliance with the EPA. It's still nothing but sour grapes from the operators of Lake Express who are really the ones who pushed to have this done, hoping it would drive the Badger out of…"
Thursday
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The Back Room Where the "People's Business" is Conducted

"Thanks for the additional links, Willy.  No serf-respecting congressmen should ever consider being in such an organization."
Thursday
XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Council-Appointed City Councilor is Alleged Arsonist of Hesperia House
"And yet, none of the democratically elected Hesperia council members have ever been convicted of arson of their own property... David Sean Pates, a Hesperia business owner and former [council-appointed] village council member, has been sentenced to…"
Thursday
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SS Badger 2015: The Green Machine

You may have already had occasion to see the SS Badger leave or come to port here in Ludington this year.  What is not readily evident on viewing the iconic steamship car ferry as it comes and goes is that this year it is running a lot 'greener' than it has been. In the past, the Badger would accumulate coal ash from the burning of…See More
Thursday
XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Fire Station Location 201: Ludington Case Analysis
"Our city leaders effectively 'admitted' how confident they were about this site by not mentioning or hinting about it to the public until the weekend before they purchased it.  Now that they have committed $105,000 for this property,…"
Thursday

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At 7:36am on May 27, 2015, Jack O'Neil said…

Indeed I am

At 8:26pm on March 23, 2015, Melinda said…

Thanks, but its not much of a "spring" yet.

At 1:34am on March 14, 2015, Judy Carl said…

Thanks for welcoming me. I've been here several times and enjoyed your insightful articles.  Bring it on. The hotter, the better! I LOVE conflict!

At 7:35pm on February 3, 2015, Hometown Girl said…

Thank you for the welcome.  I am looking forward to reading/commenting on interesting information.

At 12:13pm on September 5, 2014, MED said…

Thank you! I stumbled across your site through a search about water/sewer regs in the city. I found your post from January about the surreptitious raising of the rates. This explains in part why my condo dues are going up - the association budget is showing a $1000 INCREASE in water/sewer cost for the next budget cycle Oct 2014-Sep 2015.

Do you happen to know the rules for condo buildings? Can I suggest we install meters for each individual unit and have the co-owners pay their own water bills? Or, does the city only put one meter on a condo building and expect the association to pay for it altogether?

Thanx!

Mary Ellen

At 12:33pm on June 12, 2014, yetihunter said…

Thank you!

At 10:19pm on March 3, 2014, Soupcan Sam said…

Thank you xlfd, long time reeder first time righter

At 9:57am on February 24, 2014, Lori Reamer said…

Thank you

At 6:44pm on October 18, 2013, Frank Lawrence said…

Please let me know what your e-mail address is.  I have a copy of a judicial opinion that I think will help you in the section of your FOIA litigation where you're arguing about FOIA fees.  Perhaps you can use this opinion to seek reconsideration of that crazy decision that was just issued by the Court of Appeals.

At 8:16pm on July 22, 2013, Willy said…

Why don't you post the article about the surfers saving the people at Stearns Beach in the forum section?

 
 
 

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