BWL Commissioner supports extension for GM Lark

Jun 17, 2014

Lansing Board of Water and Light General Manager and CEO J. Peter Lark
Credit Joe Linstroth/WKAR

The discussion over reforms to the Lansing Board of Water and Light has continued in recent days. One topic up for debate is whether or not to extend the contract of embattled General Manager J. Peter Lark. A BWL committee has recommended another year for Lark. However, some critics have repeated their view that Lark should leave after the utility’s botched response to last December’s widespread, storm-related power outages.

Officials are also weighing whether or not to expand representation on the BWL Board of Commissioners. Last week, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero proposed a framework for expanding the board.

Current State speaks with the Vice Chair of the utility’s Board of Commissioners, Dennis Louney.