Ludington city council passes ORV, golf cart ordinances, barely.

July 27, 2015

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council passed an ORV ordinance and a golf cart ordinance during its regular meeting Monday night , both by the vote of 4-3. See related story here. 

Four of the councilors stated they had concerns with the ordinances as proposed, including councilors Dick Rathsack, Kathy Winczewski, Mike Krauch and Kay Ferguson Holman. While she raised concerns, Holman voted yes while the other councilors voted no.

“I have serious reservations about this proposal,” Fourth Ward Councilor Mike Krauch said. “This is another type of vehicle we are adding to our roadways. In the summertime we already have a serious increase of traffic throughout the town. I have concerns about the visibility of these vehicles.”

“I’m just thinking maybe we haven’t done enough study on this,” Councilor-at-Large Kay Ferguson Holman said.

“It’s been discussed quite extensively at committee,” Mayor Ryan Cox responded.

Sixth Ward Councilor Gary Castonia, who chairs the public safety committee, said he had reservations with the proposal at first, but has since had his questions answered. He added that both ordinances have sunset clauses on them, meaning the city can cancel the ordinances after one year.

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