Scottville, Ludington make plans to re-open.

June 4, 2020

Scottville, Ludington make plans to re-open.

Following the governor’s recent announcement of lifting parts of her restrictions, the cities of Ludington and Scottville are working towards resuming some normalcy.

Ludington City Manager Mitch Foster stated the following will take place:

  • All public buildings will be reopening for business starting Monday, June 8 at 8 a.m.
  • Cartier Park Campground will be accepting transient campers beginning Friday, June 5 for overnight stays
  • All city playgrounds will be opened back up to the public immediately (no daily cleaning);
  • All city fish cleaning stations and public restrooms will slowly open over the coming weeks as city employees are able to prepare them (with daily cleaning).
  • Retail businesses can open to 25% capacity beginning today (state law not city law).
  • Food and beverage establishments can open to 50% capacity beginning on Monday, June 8.
  • Outdoor events can have up to 100 participants in attendance.
  • City Council and city committees will continue to meet via Zoom as only 10 people are allowed to gather for indoor events.
  • City offices will open June 8. Those who are visiting are asked to sanitize their hands and are encouraged to wear masks. Residents should consider to make payments online or by mail.

Scottville City Manager Courtney Magaluk said Scottville will follow a similar pattern.

  • City Hall will open on Monday, June 8. Masks will be required inside the building. Resides are being encouraged to continue to make payments online, by mail or by dropbox.
  • City committees will be meeting face-to-face either at city hall or Riverside Park. The June 15 city commission meeting’s status (face-to-face or Zoom) will be announced next week pending a decision by Mayor Bruce Krieger.
  • Riverside Park is open. The restrooms will open by this weekend at the latest. The playground is open with users using at their own risk. The swimming pool will be open after June 8 at reduced capacity. City residents will be allowed to use the pool, like last year, on Sundays for a nominal fee.
  • MacPhail Field has been open for about a week, including the playground. City staff will take reservations for activities.
  • Clean-up day will be Saturday, June 20. Residents may bring multiple items to the DPW building for drop off into a dumpster, for a fee. The city continues to have large-bulk item pickup on the first Tuesday of each month.
  • Several retail businesses have already been open and more are expected to open. Food establishments are also expected to re-open, following established guidelines.

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