UPDATE: The BWL Board of Commissioners voted by a margin of 5-3 to remove Lark as general manager, the LSJ reports 


About a year after intense intense public outcry calling for his dismissal, Lansing Board of Water & Light general manager Peter Lark could finally lose his job.

The BWL Board of Commissioners are set to hold a meeting Tuesday to review Lark's employment. At least half of the board and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero no longer support Lark, the Lansing State Journal reports.

Lark took significant criticism this time last year after a winter ice storm knocked out power to much of the Lansing area, and the BWL struggled to communicate with customers and ultimately needed weeks to fully restore power. Lark also left the region in the midst of the outage crisis on a holiday trip to New York, which only further stoked the fires burning against him.

Lark was called out of touch and incompetent by many citizens, and his leadership was openly questioned by public leaders, some of whom called for his resignation then.

In order to remove Lark, at least five of the eight BWL commissioners would need to vote for his ouster.The LSJ reports a firing could mean paying Lark $900,000 in severance as his contract calls for paying him $258,502 per year doesn't expire until mid-2018.