Ludington City Council

Ludington mayor reflects on past year

February 27, 2024

Ludington mayor reflects on past year The State of the City By Mark Barnett, Mayor, City of Ludington As I consider the State of the City and where we are in 2024 it was important to understand where we came from.  While thinking through a list of things that occurred in 2023 the obvious first item that came to mind…

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LPD sees increase in arrests in 2023, but less calls

February 14, 2024

LPD sees increase in arrests in 2023, but less calls By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief LUDINGTON — Ludington Police Department saw a reduction in calls for service in 2023 compared to 2022. Police officers responded to 6,770 calls in 2023 and 7,052 in 2022. However, the number of responses is an increase compared to 6,740 in 2021. On Monday, Feb. 12,…

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Ludington resident attempting to recall Mayor Barnett

January 19, 2024

Ludington resident attempting to recall Mayor Barnett LUDINGTON — A Ludington resident has filed a petition application with the Mason County Clerk’s Office in an attempt to recall Ludington Mayor Mark Barnett. Tom Rotta claims that Barnett is trying to hold a deer cull on his private property. Rotta’s recall petition application states: “”At a 9-11-23 Ludington council meeting, Mayor…

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Ludington council re-visiting deer cull topic

September 27, 2023

Ludington council re-visiting deer cull topic By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief LUDINGTON — Ludington Mayor Mark Barnett would like the City Council to move forward with conducting a cull of the deer population that wanders the city. The topic was brought up last year and then stopped due to a threat of a law suit involving the cull taking place in…

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Jones selected as new Ludington police chief

March 2, 2023

Jones selected as new Ludington police chief LUDINGTON — The City of Ludington has hired a new police chief. Christopher Jones has been offered the job as the city’s next top law enforcement officer. The search process for police chief began almost a year ago after the resignation of Timothy Kozal, who accepted a job as the director of public…

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