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Announcements

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NOTICE OF ADOPTION  

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING

Ingham County, Michigan

            TAKE NOTICE THAT, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 the Township Board of the Charter Township of Lansing adopted the ordinance referenced below, which ordinance is generally described as follows:

Ordinance No. 75.1 – Prohibition of Marihuana Establishments

ORDINANCE NO. 75.1

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING, INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN, PROVIDING THAT THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING, MICHIGAN, BE AMENDED BY ADDING CHAPTER 71B (“PROHIBITION OF MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS”) TO TITLE VI (“LICENSING”) TO PROHIBIT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS, AS AUTHORIZED BY THE MICHIGAN REGULATION AND TAXATION OF MARIHUANA ACT, WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP’S BOUNDARIES; TO REPEAL ORDINANCES AND PORTIONS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; AND TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE THEREOF.

            NOTICE: Pursuant to Section 8 of the Charter Township Act (Public Act 359 of 1947, as amended), the full text of the proposed ordinance, as introduced, has been posted, and is available for inspection at, the following locations: (1) the office of the Township Clerk, 3209 West Michigan Ave., Lansing, Michigan 48917; and (2) the Charter Township of Lansing’s website, located at the following web address: www.lansingtownship.org

            Copies of the proposed ordinance can be obtained from the office of the Township Clerk for a fee to be determined by the Township Clerk in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, MCL 15.231, et seq.

            

Susan Aten, Clerk

Charter Township of Lansing                        

  

ORDINANCE NO. 75.1

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING, INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN, PROVIDING THAT THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING, MICHIGAN, BE AMENDED BY ADDING CHAPTER 71B (“PROHIBITION OF MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS”) TO TITLE VI (“LICENSING”) TO PROHIBIT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS, AS AUTHORIZED BY THE MICHIGAN REGULATION AND TAXATION OF MARIHUANA ACT, WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP’S BOUNDARIES; TO REPEAL ORDINANCES AND PORTIONS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; AND TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE THEREOF.

            THE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING HEREBY ORDAINS:

            1.         The Charter Township of Lansing Code of Ordinances is hereby amended by adding Chapter 71B (“Prohibition of Certain Marihuana Establishments”) to Title VI (“Licensing”) as follows:

Chapter 71B - Prohibition of Marihuana Establishments

Section 71B-1. Prohibition of Marihuana Establishments.

The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (the “Act”) was initiated by the voters of the State of Michigan pursuant to Proposal 1, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative, on November 6, 2018. The Act authorizes a township to completely prohibit marihuana establishments within their boundaries. Pursuant to that legal authority, “marihuana establishments,” as that term is defined in the Act, are hereby prohibited within the Township’s boundaries.

Section 71B-2. Medical Marihuana Facilities.

The provisions of this Chapter are not intended to prohibit medical marihuana facilities as have been, or may be, authorized and approved by the Township pursuant to Chapter 71A (“Medical Marihuana Facilities”) of this Code.

            2.         Severability. If a court of competent jurisdiction declares any provision of this Ordinance, or a statutory or regulatory provision referred to or adopted by reference herein, to be unenforceable, in whole or in part, such declaration shall only affect the provision held to be unenforceable and shall not affect any other part or provision of this Ordinance. Provided, however, that if a court of competent jurisdiction declares a penalty provision to exceed the authority of the Township, the penalty shall be construed as the maximum penalty that is determined by the court to be within the authority of the Township to impose.

            3.         Repeal. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict or inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed; provided that any violation charged before the effective date of this Ordinance under an ordinance provision repealed by this Ordinance shall continue under the ordinance provision then in effect.

            4.         Effective Date. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately following its adoption and publication as required by law.
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DEQ Grants Granger Landfill Expansion Application

(click here to see letter of approval)


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West Side Water 2018 Annual Water Quality Report

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Residential Rental Property Registration

 On July 1, 2014, the Charter Township of Lansing Board of Trustees adopted an ordinance requiring the registration and inspection of residential rental property once every three (3) years.  This ordinance was effective beginning August 6, 2014.  Information has been sent to all properties currently in the rental database informing of the need to register again.  You can also download the forms here:  Property Rental Application or Property Rental Disclaimer.  If you have any questions, please contact the Building Department at (517) 485-3510. 

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 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.  


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.   

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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). 

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