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LANSING TOWNSHIP, MI (May 22, 2024) – Lansing Township Fire Department is deeply saddened to announce the unexpected passing of Firefighter/Paramedic Johnathan Allen Esch on Saturday, May 18, 2024. On May 18, 2024, John along with an additional family member were tragically killed, and other members of his family injured, including Erika, his wife of 6 months.


Lansing Township Fire Department would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our neighboring fire departments for providing unwavering support during this very difficult time. These departments have provided staffing coverage to our personnel who responded to the scene and those that regularly worked with John while they grieve. Further, we are comforted and grateful for the care and support from the fire service and the surrounding community for John and his family.


John was known as an extremely compassionate and knowledgeable paramedic and highly respected firefighter. John joined the Department in July of 2020 and has served the community and the EMS and fire service with pride throughout his career.


Memorial contributions and sentiments of grief can be sent to the below information until such time that a fund can be established.


Lansing Township Professional Firefighters Union - Local 2258

  3301 West Michigan Ave.

Lansing, MI 48917


Fire Chief Todd Hendy

Lansing Township Fire Department

3301 W Michigan Ave.

Lansing, MI 48917
















Election Inspectors Needed

Are you detail oriented, with enough stamina to work A 15 hour day?


Election Inspectors are a vital part of the election process.  The Township will employ approximately 50 Inspectors to run the Feburary, May, August and November elections.  If you like to get up early, enjoy working with people, are comfortable using a laptop and are willing to attend a paid 3 hour training class, you might be just the person I am looking for.  Please contact my office ASAP as we are actively hiring.

Election Inspectors currently earn $220 per election (full day) and $65 per training.

Cortney Lightheart, Clerk






31A                           Fireworks

    No person shall ignite, discharge or use consumer fireworks in the township; except that this prohibition shall not preclude any person from igniting, discharging or using consumer fireworks within the township on (1) the day preceding, (2) the day of, or (3) the day after a national holiday, consistent with Act 256. Further, contingent upon House Bill 4743 of 2013 being enacted into law to amend Act 256, the following provision shall take immediate effect: no person shall ignite, discharge or use consumer fireworks in the township between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on (1) the day preceding, (2) the day of, or (3) the day after a national holiday. A person who violates any provision of this chapter is responsible for a municipal civil infraction, and shall be subject to a civil fine of $75.00 for the first violation. For each subsequent violation the fine will double, not to exceed $500.00 per violation.

52-3.4                        Noxious Weeds

     Any noxious weeds or grass that are 10" in height shall constitute a hazard and shall be cut or eradicated, when and as often as necessary.  In the event any expense is incurred by Lansing Township in the destruction or control of the noxious weeds or grass, the expense shall be paid by the owner or owners of the land.  

Section 21-6               Litter

     It shall be unlawful for any person to place, or cause to be placed, any rubbish, litter, dirt or other litter material including snow, ice, leaves and yard waste or debris in the right-of-way of any street, highway or road in the Charter Township of Lansing.  




If you are experiencing flooding, please see below for information of whom to call:


If you need someone to come out and check your sewer main, please call Operations and Management at 517-483-4455 or 517-483-4161.  This number is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You may need to leave a message, so please include your name, address, phone number and describe the problem.

If you feel that you have a damage claim due to a sewer failure (sewer must be a tributary to City of Lansing sewer), you may call the same number and ask for a claim form to be mailed to you, or call the receptionist at 517-483-4818 for a form to be mailed to you. Or you may click here for a form.

The City offers a Basement Backup Protection Program that you may be interested in.  Click the following link for more information:


Please call the Ingham County Drain Office for issues related to storm sewers at 517-676-8395.  Listen carefully to the options if you are calling after normal business hours.


The Charter Township of Lansing Township DDA Development and TIF Plan (as adopted) is available for review.  Click here to view the plan.