Ludington will move forward with charter revision. 

May 4, 2022

Ludington will move forward with charter revision. 

LUDINGTON — The City of Ludington will move forward with revising its charter. Voters approved a request to form a charter commission 667-411. 

A municipal charter is the basic document that defines the organization, powers, functions and essential procedures of the city government, similar to a constitution. In the State of Michigan, the Home Rule Cities Act of 1903 allows for the establishments of municipalities to become chartered, giving those municipalities certain authorities to establish local ordinances and enforce those ordinances. 

The Ludington City Charter was originally adopted on March 22, 1873 with revisions taking place on March 20, 1893, Jan. 17, 1916, and Aug. 4, 1992. Revision attempts failed in 1968 and 1984/1985. 

The charter will be decided by a nine person commission that was also elected. 

Four official candidates appeared on the ballot to be considered for the nine person charter commission. Each of those candidates were elected with the following results: 

  • Mark Barnett, 740
  • Nicholas Krieger, 695
  • Jack Stibitz, 596
  • Mike Winczewski, 690

There were also 291 write-in votes cast. 

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