*** BAN ON OPEN BURNING LIFTED ***
The Lansing Township Fire Department has lifted the temporary ban on recreational burning for Lansing Township residents.
Fires must be attended at all times and extinguishing equipment must be nearby.
Lansing Township residents are reminded that they are required to obtain a recreational burn permit prior to beginning an open burning.
FIREWORK SAFETY TIPS FROM THE U.S. FIRE ADMINISTRATION
- Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks. Sparklers are considered by many the ideal "safe" firework for the young and burn at very low temperatures; however, they can easily ignite clothing.
- Read and follow all warnings and instructions.
- Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks. Never shoot a firework at or near another person.
- Only light fireworks on a smooth, flat surface away from the house, dry leaves, and flammable materials.
- Never try to relight fireworks that have not fully functioned. Douse and soak them with water and throw them away.
- Keep a bucket of water handy in case of a malfunction or fire.
- Never ignite fireworks in a container, especially a glass or metal container.
- Keep unused fireworks away from firing areas.
- Store fireworks in a cool, dry place. Check instructions for special storage directions.
- When lighting, never have any portion of your body directly over a firework.
- Don't experiment with homemade fireworks.
Fireworks can only be discharged the day before, the day of, and the day after a national holiday. A fine of $75 will be charged for first violation. For each subsequent violation, the fine will double, not to exceed $500 per violation. Also, it is illegal to discharge fireworks between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Westside Water 2015 Annual Water Quality Report
Residential Rental Property Registration Now in Effect
On July 1, 2014, the Charter Township of Lansing Board of Trustees adopted an ordinance requiring the registration and inspection of residential rental property. This ordinance is effective beginning August 6, 2014. Information will be sent to all properties currently in the rental database. You can also download the information here. If you have any questions, please contact the building department at (517) 485-3510. REGISTRATION FORMS AND FEES ARE DUE OCTOBER 6, 2014.
Section 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.
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 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 3 hour training class, you might be just the person I am looking for. Please contact my office for an application or go to www.lansingtownship.org and print an application and return it to the Clerk’s Office. Election Inspectors currently earn $195.00 per election (open to close).
Thank you for considering this opportunity.
Susan L. Aten, Clerk
Charter Township of Lansing
The Charter Township of Lansing Township DDA Development and TIF Plan (as adopted) is available for review. Click here to view the plan.