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LansingOnlineNews: Carol Wood Calls For BWL CEO's Resignation

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The Lansing Board of Water and Light has been under fire since an ice storm hit mid-Michigan on December 22 last year.

CEO Peter Lark recently admitted he left town for Christmas to be with family in New York City, leaving behind thousands of customers in the dark and cold.

According to, now Lansing City Council President Carol Wood is calling for his resignation. She's quoted saying, "Based on Mr. Lark's own words as to the severity of this situation it was deplorable that for Mr. Lark to leave Lansing. Yes I am asking for his resignation."

The article also says Sen. Rick Jones, who serves Eaton County's Delta Township, believes Lark should step down. "If he left after the crisis began, there's no excuse, he should resign."

Lark repeated in a press conference, he has no intentions of stepping down from his position, but a top to bottom review will be performed on BWL's performance.

When the storm first hit, over 660,000 Michigan residents were left without power, around 40,000 of which were BWL customers.

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