Ludington receives donation towards new ATV, cameras.

November 14, 2016

Ludington receives donation towards new ATV, cameras. 


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

Ludington City Council meets tonight, Monday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Ludington City Hall, 400 S. Harrison St. 

LUDINGTON — The City recently received a donation of $40,000 to go towards the purchase of a new security camera system and also the purchase of a new ATV for the police and fire departments. The donation was received on Oct. 27 by Yogan and Rani Rahangdale, the former owners of Whitehall Industries.

City Manager John Shay said, in a pre-city council meeting memo, that the new security system will replace the malfunctioning equipment that provides video images of public areas including City Hall, Ludington Police Department, Waterfront Park, Municipal Marina, and Stearns Park. The images would then be displayed back to the police department.

The new ATV will replace the existing vehicle which has been breaking down frequently, according to Shay. The vehicle is used by the Beach Patrol and also provides public safety personnel with quick access to hard-to-reach area, such as the north breakwater, Shay said.

“The City of Ludington is very appreciative of their generous contribution, as it is unlikely that the City would have been able to complete these projects without their support. These projects will enhance the public safety by allowing the City to monitor public areas and to respond quickly to calls for service in areas that are inaccessible with regular patrol vehicles.”

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