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LANSING, MI  48917
_____PHONE: 485-4063_____
May 26, 2020– 7:00 p.m.
VIA ZOOM MEETING ID 231 542 1280
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the meeting of the Charter Township of Lansing Board of Trustees  scheduled for May 26, 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 Orders 2020-75.  
  1.   Approval of Minutes:  May 12, 2020             
  2.   Approval of Agenda
  3.   Public Comment
  4.   Correspondence
  5.   Staff Reports
  6.   Old Business
  7.   New Business
    1.   Lansing Township Re-engagement Plan
  8.   Supervisor’s Report
  9.   Report from Attorney
  10.   Public Comment
  11.   Claims                              
(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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Message from Clerk Aten.....

With the passage of Proposal 18-3, every voter has the option to vote by absentee ballot.  Since that time, my staff and I have encouraged voters to sign up to be on our permanent list of absentee voters.  As a matter of fact, we have more than doubled the number of voters on our list.  We are currently up to 1038 of our ­­­­­6643 voters who are receiving applications prior to every election.  All voters have the option to join the list at any time.  Also, to be clear, you can call the office or send an email, or go to  prior to any election and get an application for a ballot. 
Please look for my mailing of applications to arrive in your mailbox in the next few days.
As of yesterday, the Secretary of State has decided to take the unprecedented action of mailing absentee ballot applications to all registered voters who aren’t on the permanent list.  The State’s mailing will come in an envelope with a letter that suggests returning applications by email as an alternative to the more traditional options of mail or drop box.  Submitting applications by email is one option, but we hope that most voters will continue with the practice of delivery to our drop box or by mail, to make sure emails don’t get tied up in SPAM filters.   
Many of you often report to me that you receive applications that look like they came from my office, but in fact, they are distributed by 3rd party organizations.  You only need to submit one application.  If we receive duplicates from you, we will only send one ballot. 
I know it’s hard in these changing times to keep up with things.  Here are some basics to put your minds at ease:
  • Any signed, written request for a ballot from a Lansing Township voter will be processed by my office, regardless of format.
  • Those who prefer to vote at the precinct can disregard the application(s).
  • Ballots will never be sent out unless the voter submits a completed application to my office.
  • The applications will allow you to request a ballot for either August or November or BOTH elections.  Please mark your preference.  You may have requested a November ballot on your March application, we have that information and will process your request. 
  • Signatures are required on every application and ballot envelope and are verified against the signature on the voter registration file. 
  • Ballots for the August 4th election should be available to be mailed in late June/early July.
  • If you didn’t receive an application, it can be downloaded from our website by clicking here, or call 517-485-4063 to request one.
  • Absentee ballot applications can be submitted until July 31st by mail or drop box, or until August 3rd in person. I recommend submitting as early as possible to allow you to complete the process in time to have your ballot counted.  It must be returned to my office by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
At this time there haven’t been any changes regarding in-person voting in the precincts.  I will keep this page updated with the latest information we receive from the Secretary of State.
For Your Information:
The next elections in Lansing Township are August 4th and November 3rd.
If you would like to be able to vote from home, 
please go to the Clerk's page for information on 
being added to the permanent absentee voter list.
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
Daniel L. Richards
Code Official
Charter Township of Lansing



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.




"Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order


In accordance with the Governor's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order,  Lansing Township will extend the temporary closure of the Township administration building to the public through Monday, April 13th.  The Township will continue to provide essential public services, such as police, fire and water.  Services such as water bill payment and permit applications can be completed by mail or by utilizing the drop box outside of the entrance to the administration building. 


To view the Governor's Executive Order, click here.  




Lansing Township Declares State of Emergency

and Closing Building to Non-Essential Traffic


Supervisor Dion'trae Hayes has declared a State of Emergency in Lansing Township.  The Township's Administration Building is closed to non-essential traffic in an effort to protect residents and staff from COVID-19.  "Lansing Township is taking the necessary precautions to protect our residents and staff.  COVID-19 is a very serious ailment and we are taking bold steps to help prevent transmission," said Supervisor Hayes.  "In addition to practicing social distancing, we are allowing employees to work remotely and have created staggering shifts for those in the office.  All essential services including police, fire, emergency services and water will continue."


The Township will resume full operations on Monday,  April 6, 2020.  Until then, staff will be monitoring their voicemail and email on a regular basis.


For more specific information, please click the appropriate department below:


Supervisor's Office/Assessing/Building - (517) 485-2272

Clerk's Office - (517) 485-4063

Treasurer's Office - (517) 485-7115

Police - (517) 485-1700

Fire - (517) 485-5443

Code Compliance - (517) 485-3510

Westside Water - (517) 485-5470    After 5:00 p.m. (517) 485-5470, Option #2








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




Adult School Crossing Guard - Click here for the job description and application

Police Officer - Click here for the job description and application  

Please submit application and resume to:  Lansing Township Police Department, Attn:  Cortney Lightheart, 3209 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing MI  48917




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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:


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.




DEQ Grants Granger Landfill Expansion Application

(click here to see letter of approval)




West Side Water 2019 Annual Water Quality Report



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



 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.




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 and print an application and return it to the Clerk’s Office.  Election Inspectors currently earn $195.00 per election (open to close). 



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