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Announcements
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Intermittent ramp and lane closures on I-496 at Main Street for bridge work starting Monday

COUNTY:  Ingham

 

HIGHWAY:  I-496

 

CLOSEST CITY:  Lansing

 

ESTIMATED START DATE:  8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

 

ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:  Friday, Sept. 25, 2020

 

PROJECT:

The Main Street bridge over I-496 will require intermittent closures for deck work. This work is part of the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) ongoing $60 million I-496 Pave the Way Project to improve I-496 between I-96 and Lansing Road.

 

Project map

 

For more information about the project, go to www.Michigan.gov/496Lansing.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS:
This work will require intermittent single-lane closures on eastbound I-496 from Lansing Road to Clare Street. The eastbound Lansing Road ramp to eastbound I-496 will be closed and detoured for the duration of this work as well. Please follow posted detours. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.

SAFETY BENEFITS:
These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility in this area of the I-496, which is a significant local and national trade corridor.

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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING
   3209 WEST MICHIGAN AVENUE
 ______ PHONE:_485-4063_____
 
BOARD OF APPEALS
 
September 28, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
 
AGENDA
 
VIA ZOOM MEETING ID 231 542 1280
Password:  LansingTwp
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the meeting of the Charter Township of Lansing Board of Appeals scheduled for September 28, 2020 starting at 7:00 pm will be conducted virtually (online and/or by phone), due to health concerns surrounding Coronavirus/COVID-19 under the Governor of Michigan’s Executive Order 2020-154.   
                  
  1.  Approval of Minutes:  Special Meeting:  March 16, 2020
  1.  Approval of Agenda
  1. Correspondence
  1. Public Comment
  1.  PUBLIC HEARING - Request for 10 foot front yard setback variance – BA-20-10
Applicant:   Bruce Kruger
Address:     3220 & 3224 W Ionia and 3226 & 3230 W Ionia
Zoning:       “B” Residential
                    Request:     For a 10 foot variance to allow a 15 foot front yard setback for
                                       2 duplexes under construction.  Ordinance requires 25 foot front
                                       yard setback. 
  1. Schedule Approval of Minutes
MINUTES SHALL BE AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE OF THE TOWNSHIP CLERK.
(In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, arrangements will be made for persons with hearing, vision or speech impairments on request with 48 hours notice.)
 
 
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Meeting ID: 231 542 1280
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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING
3209 W. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI  48917
(517) 485-4063
    
MEETING NOTICE
VIA ZOOM MEETING ID 231 542 1280
Password:  LansingTwp
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the meeting of the Charter Township of Lansing Election Commission scheduled for September 29, 2020 starting at 6:30 pm will be conducted virtually (online and/or by phone), due to health concerns surrounding Coronavirus/COVID-19 under the Governor of Michigan’s Executive Order 2020-154.  
 
TO:                 McKenzie, Bankson
FROM:           Aten
 
WHAT:           Election Commission Meeting
                        (A Quorum of the Board of Trustees Might be Present)
WHEN:          Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:       3209 W. Michigan Avenue
 WHY:           →Appoint Election Inspectors
                     →Schedule Date for Public Accuracy Test
                     →Other Business
                                                                                                                                                                Posted by:  
                                                                                                            Date: 
Minutes Shall Be Available in the Office of the Township Clerk
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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING
3209 WEST MICHIGAN AVENUE
LANSING, MI  48917
_____PHONE: 485-4063_____
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
September 29, 2020
 
VIA ZOOM MEETING ID 231 542 1280
Password:  LansingTwp
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the meeting of the Charter Township of Lansing Board of Trustees  scheduled for September 15, 2020 starting at 7:00 pm will be conducted virtually (online and/or by phone), due to health concerns surrounding Coronavirus/COVID-19 under the Governor of Michigan’s Executive Order 2020-154.  
 
AGENDA
  1.   Pledge of Allegiance
  1.   Approval of Minutes:  September 15, 2020
       3.   Approval of Agenda
  1.   Public Comment
  1.   Correspondence
  1.   Staff Reports
  1.   Old Business
  1.   New Business
  1. Request for Sidewalk Waiver – SW-20-07, 2720 E. Kalamazoo
  (Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions: Ayes: 7.  Nays: 0.  Absent: 0.) 
  1.   Special Use Permit – SP-20-08
Applicant:      Transdev Services, Inc.
Address:         1415 Lake Lansing Road
Zoning:           “H” Industrial
Proposed:       to allow a 12,000 gallon above ground fuel storage tank for fueling
                           Transdev Services, Inc. fleet of vehicles at 1415 Lake Lansing Road.
             (Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions: Ayes: 7.  Nays: 0.  Absent: 0.) 
  1.   Resolution 20-14:  Resolution to Initiate the Special Assessment Process Regarding the Montgomery Drain   (tabled 9-15-2020)
  1.   Vendor Approval for Gould Park Site Work
  1.   Budget Amendments
  1. General Fund
  2. Parks Fund
  3. Transfer from Capital Projects Drain to Sanitary Sewer Fund
  1. Supervisor’s Report
  1. Report from Attorney
  1. Committee Report:  Budget Committee, Parks Committee
  1. Public Comment
  1. Claims
 
MINUTES SHALL BE AVAILABLE IN THE OFFICE OF THE TOWNSHIP CLERK 
(In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, arrangements will be made for
persons with hearing, vision or speech impairments on request with 48 hours notice.)
 
Meeting Information:
Meeting ID: 231 542 1280
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Meeting ID: 231 542 1280
Password:  LansingTwp
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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING

LEGAL NOTICE

Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act
Application Enrollment Period

 

Notice is hereby given that the Charter Township of Lansing will accept applications during a 30 day period beginning September 4, 2020 and ending on October 3, 2020 for the following licenses:

  • 1 Class A Grower
  • 1 Class B Grower
  • 2 Marihuana Processors
  • 2 Safety Compliance Facilities
  • 1  Marihuana Secure Transporter

Application forms are available here, or by calling the Clerk’s office at 517-485-4063.

 

Susan L. Aten, Clerk
Charter Township of Lansing
 
One Issue:  August 26, 2020, City Pulse
One affidavit please

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CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING

LEGAL NOTICE

Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Charter Township of Lansing Board of Appeals to be held Monday, September 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Offices located at 3209 West Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, for the purpose of hearing the following appeal:

BA-20-10

Request for 10 foot variance to allow a 15 foot front yard setback.  Ordinance requires 25 foot front yard setback. 

Address:  3220 & 3226 W. Ionia Street

Parcel Numbers: 33-21-01-18-177-047 & 33-21-01-18-177-046

Tentative text and other information may be examined at the office of the Clerk, 3209 West Michigan Avenue.

Susan L. Aten, Clerk

Charter Township of Lansing

One Issue:  September 12, 2020 – Lansing State Journal

One Affidavit please

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Message from Clerk Aten:

In an effort to clear up some misconceptions and make sure you have accurate information, I offer the following:

  1. In a Primary Election (example: August 4th) you must vote in one party only, it’s the law.  When you cross vote (vote in more than one party) you negate all partisan votes.
  2. In a General Election (example: November 3rd) you have more options:
    *  You may vote a straight party ticket.
    *  You may vote a straight party ticket and in offices where you want to make a different choice, you may vote for an individual from another party.
    *  You don’t have to use the straight party option at all, you may vote each individual office in whatever party you choose. 
  3. There is a difference between mail-in voting and absentee voting.  Before November 2018, Michigan voters needed a “reason” to receive an absentee ballot (age, disability, out-of-town, etc).  Proposal 18-3, which was passed by the voters, changed that.  You no longer need a reason to request an absentee ballot.  There are only a few states that allow mail-in voting and Michigan is not one of them.  In a mail-in State, once a person registers to vote they are automatically sent a ballot for every election.
  4. In Michigan you must complete a ballot application in order to receive a ballot.  NO ONE in the State of Michigan was automatically sent a ballot without requesting one.
  5. Every jurisdiction in Michigan has the ability to maintain a permanent absentee voter (AV) list.  This list is made up of voters who have indicated that they want to automatically receive a ballot APPLICATION for every election.  My office sends out applications to voters who are on that list.  ANYONE can be on the list and if you don’t want to be on the list, you may request an application for any election you wish to vote from home.  We are adding to our list every day at the voter’s request. 
  6. You are receiving MANY applications in the mail from organizations/groups that look like they came from the Clerk’s office.  I know this is confusing, but there is nothing I can do to control what others send.  If you think you already sent in an application you can call my office (517-485-4063) or go to www.michigan.gov/vote to check.  If you send in a duplicate application, we will catch it and you will only get ONE ballot.  No worries.
  7. Is it safe to mail your ballot?  YES.  I work directly with the local post offices at the Lansing and Delta branches and make sure that when we mail ballots to you, they don’t get sent on to Grand Rapids.  They are processed and delivered from the local branches, unless they are being sent to an address outside of the Township.  Our partners at the USPS are working very diligently to make sure every ballot gets delivered.
  8. You may return your ballot in person during regular business hours or deposit it into the drop box in front of Township Hall at 3209 W. Michigan Ave.
  9. We verify your signature on the application with your voter file.  It is illegal for anyone to sign for another person (people have been prosecuted for doing this in Michigan).  If your signature doesn’t match, we are required to reject your application.  If you have provided contact information, we will attempt to contact you.  Sometimes you need to update your signature over the years.  Once a ballot is issued, we will verify the signature on the returned ballot envelope with the signature on the application to make sure that no one else voted your ballot. 
  10. Absentee ballots are kept under lock and seal until Election Day.  Processing cannot begin until 7:00 a.m. on Election Day.  Inspectors who work in the Absent Voter Counting Board (AVCB) are sequestered for the entire time they are working.  They cannot have their cell phones turned on and don’t have any communication with the outside world until after the polls close at 8:00 p.m.  They verify that the ballot that is returned in the envelope is the same ballot that was issued to the voter by comparing the number on the ballot stub.  Once that is confirmed, the stub is removed and the ballot is passed on to another inspector who removes it from the secrecy sleeve.  That way, no one knows whose ballot they are working with.
  11. In order for a Write-In vote to count, a person needs to fill out a Declaration of Intent to be a write-in candidate.  There is a process and timeline for this.  In my 22 years of being your Clerk, Mickey Mouse has never filled out that paperwork and yet he receives votes in every election.  You only get one vote, use it wisely.
  12. For your vote to be tabulated, you need to completely fill in the oval next to the candidate of your choice.  If you make a mistake, you can receive a new ballot whether you are in the polls or voting absentee.  If you are voting absentee and make a mistake, bring it back to my office in the envelope and we will issue you a new ballot.  If you are out of town and can’t make it back to the office, call my office and we will walk you through your options. 
  13. Ballots must be returned by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.  End of story.

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NOTICE OF ADOPTION
CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING
Ingham County, Michigan

 
Ordinances No. 31.171 and 75.2

     TAKE NOTICE THAT, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 the Township Board  of the Charter Township of
Lansing adopted the ordinances referenced below, which ordinances are  generally described as follows:

     Ordinance No. 31.171:

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 AMENDING SECTION 85-7 (“’G’ GENERAL BUSINESS ZONE”) AND SECTION 85-8 (“’H’ INDUSTRIAL ZONE”) TO CHAPTER 85 (“USE, HEIGHT, AREA REGULATIONS”) OF TITLE VIII (“ZONING”), TO: AUTHORIZE CERTAIN USES PERMITTED AS OF RIGHT AND BY SPECIAL USE PERMIT WITHIN THE “G” GENERAL BUSINESS ZONE AND THE “H” INDUSTRIAL ZONE; MAKE CERTAIN TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO SAID ORDINANCE PROVISIONS; REPEAL ORDINANCES AND PORTIONS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; AND PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE THEREOF.

     Ordinance 75.2:

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 AMENDING CHAPTER 71B (“PROHIBITION OF MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS”) TO TITLE VI (“LICENSING”) TO: CHANGE THE CHAPTER’S TITLE FROM “PROHIBITION OF MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS” TO “MARIHUANA FACILITIES”; ESTABLISH THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF  MARIHUANA FACILITIES THAT MAY BE AUTHORIZED WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP; ESTABLISH AN APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR AUTHORIZING MARIHUANA FACILITIES; ESTABLISH GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR AUTHORIZED MARIHUANA FACILITIES; PROVIDE FOR AN ANNUAL MARIHUANA FACILITIES FEE; PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS AND DESIGNATE VIOLATIONS OF THE ORDINANCE AS MUNICIPAL CIVIL INFRACTIONS; REPEAL ORDINANCES AND PORTIONS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; AND 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

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May 18, 2020

Dear Lansing Township Residents and Property Owners,
 
I would like to remind residents and property owners that the Township's Noxious Weeds Ordinance is in effect for all properties located in the Township.
 
The Code of Ordinances for the Charter Township of Lansing, Section 52, states that any noxious weeds or grass that are ten inches in height shall constitute a hazard and shall be cut or eradicated, when and as often as necessary.
 
For more information, please visit our website or contact me directly at 517-485-3510 or via email drichards@lansingtownship.org.
 
Respectfully,

Daniel L. Richards
Code Official
Charter Township of Lansing
517-485-3510

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***ATTENTION SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS***

This is to let you know that starting Friday, April 3, you can enroll in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Payment Protection Program (PPP). MTA is working with the Small Business Association of Michigan to help get the word out to Michigan communities and businesses about the program, which authorizes up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. The program is first-come, first-served.  By April 3, a Michigan-specific website dedicated to the program will be live to provide information on the program, a checklist and documents needed to apply, instructions on how to connect with a bank and/or finding a lender, and a budget tool to track and ensure the loan is forgiven. A sample PPP loan application has been released by the U.S. Treasury Department.

  • Starting April 3, 2020, small businesses, sole proprietorships and nonprofits can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing Small Business Association (SBA) lenders. 
  • Starting April 10, 2020, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA lenders.

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THE LANSING TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT 

IS NOW HIRING!


Click here for application

Please submit application and resume to: 

Lansing Township Clerk's Office
ATTN:  Fire Chief
3209 W. Michigan Ave.
Lansing MI  48917

Deadline for submission is Friday, June 5, 2020
 

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Township and City residents are experiencing flooding and water in basements due to the massive amount of rain that fell within a short period of time.  Please see below for information of whom to call:

SANITARY SEWERS:

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:  https://www.lansingmi.gov/462/Basement-Backup-Protection-Program

STORM SEWERS:

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.

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DEQ Grants Granger Landfill Expansion Application

(click here to see letter of approval)

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West Side Water 2019 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.