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Ludington’s waste water treatment plant project seeks more bonds

December 19, 2018

The Ludington City Council on Monday authorized the city to publish its intent to borrow up to $5 million in additional federal bonds to pay for improvements to the city’s sewage disposal system, including the waste water treatment plant on Sixth Street and the main pump station at Rath Avenue.

The public notice about the proposed bonds is expected to be published in the Friday edition of the Ludington Daily News.

The public will then have 45 days to petition for a referendum, otherwise the bonds will be authorized without a referendum.

The $5 million bond is in addition to the $23.5 million in bonds that was originally authorized for the project in December 2015.

Since the city has already borrowed about $4.16 million in bonds to pay for parts of the project, and all five of the contractors’ bids to do the construction for the waste water treatment plant were higher than anticipated, more funds would be needed to complete the work.

To read the full story, check out the print or E-edition of Wednesday’s Ludington Daily News.

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