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State law requires local municipalities to allow fireworks only on the day before, day of, and day after a national holiday.   Also, Lansing Township has adopted Ordinance 25.16 which makes it illegal to discharge fireworks between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.  For more information, click here. 




         **** MICHIGAN AVENUE ROAD WORK ****

Due to the road work currently underway on Michigan Avenue, access to Lansing Township offices is extremely limited.  It is recommended that, for now, as much business as possible be conducted via phone, mail, or e-mail.  If it is absolutely necessary to come to Township Hall, please call first for best route to the building (route will be changing daily).   

                                     Fire                                 485-5443
                                     Police                              485-1700
                                     Westside Water                485-5470
                                     Clerk's Office                    485-4063
                                     Building Department         485-3510
                                     Treasurer                        485-7115
                                     Supervisor                       485-2272



The plan for 2015 for the sidewalks as approved by the Board of Trustees is:

(1)  At the end of May, critical sections of sidewalks will start to be replaced in the Ravenswood subdivision by the concrete contractor.  (Not all marked squares will be replaced during this time.)

(2)  In June, the American Grinding Company will grind and survey sidewalks in the Edgemont subdivision.  Sidewalks with trip hazards between 1/4 inch and 1-1/2 inch will be ground to meet the change of gradient and slip-resistance standards for pedestrian surfaces as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Sidewalks that are significantly cracked, over 1-1/2 inch raised or over 50% spalled will be identified for replacement.

(3)  At the end of June and in July after the grinding is completed and the walks that need replacing are identified by the American Grinding Company, the concrete company will go into Edgemont and complete the replacement work.

(4)  If the Township determines that the grinding of the sidewalks is an important process in the repair of our sidewalks, they will continue into the Ravenswood subdivision with the grinding and surveying for this subdivision.  Time permitting, the concrete company will go back into Ravenswood and complete the identified squares to replace those that were not able to be ground.



 Michigan Avenue Construction 
Waverly Road to Clare Street

The Ingham County Road Department has given notice that it anticipates this construction project will begin in spring of 2015.   For an update of this road construction project, click here.  To view a map of the planned construction, click here


 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   Noxious Weeds/Grass
It shall be the duty of all owners, agents or occupants of lands in subdivided parcels on which noxious weeds, grass, vines, or other growths are found growing to destroy the same before they reach a seed-bearing stage and to prevent such weeds from perpetuating themselves or endangering property, or be liable to be fired, or constitute a public nuisance and become a detriment to public health.

Section 52-5   Cutting of Weeds
In the event owner, agent or occupant of the land shall refuse to destroy the noxious weeds or cause same to be destroyed, the township will correct the issue at the owner's expense.




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 $10.00 per hour. 


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.