A new announcement from Mara MacKay and the other forces behind HistoryPrize, a conceptual event about historical material set up like Grand Rapids successful ArtPrize efforts, previously discussed…Continue
"OMG your Thanksgiving comments to the Council is classic. What a way to remind everyone how unresponsive those people are. I was listening to Beauchamp's long explanation and I actually fell asleep. He reminds me of those boring…"
"For the second part of your question, here's a map showing the extent of the city limits to best explain where the 'city limits' ends on north Lakeshore. On the west side of M-116/Lakeshore, it ends at Bryant Road, on the east…"
"Your welcome, Nonfiction, but my acronym is XLFD, which refers to my resignation from the Ludington Fire Department, hence X-LFD. Now, if Fire was spelled "phire" or I had been on the "police" department... I swear…"
"Nonfiction, I hope you don't mind me adding a link to that page on Facebook underneath your narrative.
I see a lot of inefficiencies in the rental inspection program, even when you get past the other contentions that both landlords and tenants…"
"The city manager made a point last night to 'make a point' that when he brought his property that the previous owner did not have a homestead exemption, which is why his rate immediately went down dramatically. I have reviewed the…"
"There looks to be so many ways to exploit the money in this program such as: Have one of your qualifying buddies purchase your house on a land contract, have him put up to $10,000 down for the payment, use some of the rest of the $30,000 to…"
"It's interesting that the maximum money per house would be $40,000 when most houses that are in need of repair aren't selling for that. Put 40,000 in and they will be worth $45,000. Another waste of tax payers money."
"If this does come into fruition, White Pine Village should be a local nexus point, as according to my research, the two weekends it covers are the weekends for the Lakestride Half Marathon and Gus Macker, which effectively makes the lakefront…"
"Public officials don't get that aspect of things, their rationalization might go something like this on the state level: $150,000 for an HPR grant to Ludington represents one and a half cents per state resident (assuming MI population…"
"I think this is a much better idea and I hope it works. This will encourage tourism and interest all along the coast. White Pine Village is definitely the gem in all of this. I can't think of anything on the west coast that even comes close."
"It's rather unbelievable that no official caught the "error" before it was posted. I'm curious to know if this proposal is for Ludington residents only or can anyone purchase a home in Ludington and fix it up. Also why have a…"
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?