Back in the beginning of late May, when the City of Ludington sent out their proposed rental inspection ordinance to select landlords and invited them to a June 4 Buildings and Licensing Committee…Continue
"Well the next committee rental housing meeting is monday, the 31st at 3.30 at the city hall. If only a few show up like last time it's just shows the committee that most everyone is in agreement with them . Their just going to tweak the rules a…"
"There have been rental units in Ludington since the mid eighteen hundreds and now all of a sudden there's an urgent need to inspect them for safety. Right! As Aquaman has been saying for years, Ludington has been invaded by an occupying force…"
"X, I also thought the mildew smell comment might agitate Snyder's owners but it should be taken as an honest assessment of a visitors first impression of the room they paid good money to rent. I know that when people get used to certain smells…"
"Jasper, thanks for the photo comment. The article was not a critique about social problems and living conditions of the communities around Lake Michigan. Every town has it's problems. What I got out of the article was the enjoyment someone…"
"This fits into agenda 21. Krauch has totally taken over the city agenda and the other council sheep have let him. The landlords will be fighting this, so Shay's arrogance saying he will get any law suit dismiss is a joke. We have already…"
No doubt about it, your photo is fantastic.
However, there is more to Ludington than beautiful sunsets.
There are numerous underlying issues plagued by people who live here. Affordable housing is just one of them. Many…"
"Thanks for your foray into fact-finding, Jasper. The NYT article does not critique the city for too much in its present state, so the propaganda mill at the COLDNews glommed onto the good parts. Overall, it wasn't a bad review,…"
"Jasper, thanks for posting the NY Times article. I enjoyed it. I'm surprised that so much of the article was about Ludington. I liked his perspective regarding looking at Lake Michigan from a sunrise perspective as a child then seeing it from…"
"It appears the issue is real simple....the COL is forcing Landlords into this inspection BS, which in turn will result Landlords will not be able to afford to accommodate these stringent without spending oodles and oodles of money forcing Landlords…"
"It should be noted that this article made the very front page of the newspaper itself, placed in a conspicuous position to attract the attention of those wondering whether to purchase that day's Detroit News."
"The "Jeremy Verstrat" guy is an example of our area's worst arses. You can tell from his post on Facebook above that he is basing his inflammatory rhetoric strictly on hearsay and misinformation, blaming Claire for coming at…"
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?
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.