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A few reminders for residents regarding the use of fireworks:

  • Fireworks are allowed only on the day before, day of, and day after a national holiday.
  • They can only be ignited from personal property.  It is illegal to ignite fireworks on public property (including streets and sidewalks), school property, church property or another person's property without their express permission.
  • It is illegal to discharge fireworks when intoxicated.
  • It is illegal to discharge fireworks between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
  • $75 civil fine for first violation of the Township Fireworks Ordinance.  Each subsequent violation of the fine will double, not to exceed $500 per violation.







Pursuant to Michigan's Commercial Rehabilitation Act, Act 210, Public Acts of Michigan, 2005, as amended ("Act 210"), notice is hereby given that the CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING BOARD OF TRUSTEES will hold a PUBLIC HEARING at 7:00 p.m., local time, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in the Township's Administration Building, located at 3209 West Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, for the purpose of hearing public comments regarding an application for Commercial Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate submitted by 2722 E. Michigan LLC, Jeffery Deehan, 503 Mall Court Suite 312, Lansing, MI 48912, under Act 210, for the property/facility described as 2722 East Michigan Ave., Lansing MI 48912 (the "Property").

If the Township approves the application for Commercial Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate, and the State Tax Commission subsequently approves the application and grants the Commercial Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate, the Property will be exempt from certain property taxes for a period of years (up to 10 years), and would instead pay a commercial rehabilitation tax pursuant to Act 210.

The proposed application for Commercial Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate is available at offices of the Township Clerk, located in the Township's Administration Building, and can be viewed during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Written comments will be accepted, but must be received by the Charter Township of Lansing no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (the date of the public hearing) to be part of the public hearing's official record.  Written comments should be submitted to the Charter Township of Lansing, Attention:  Township Clerk, Administration Building, 3209 West Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48917.

Dated:  June 2, 2017                                    Susan L. Aten, Township Clerk

                                                                  Charter Township of Lansing




 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. 




 Westside Water 2016 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. 



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). 


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.