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Mark your calendar to join Mayor Schor May 8th, 2018 



Buy your LOVE Lansing Celebration tickets online HERE

Tickets will be available for purchase in person at the April Neighborhood Roundtable meetings Thursday 4/26 6pm and Friday 4/27 8am and 12 noon at the Neighborhood Empowerment Center 600 W. Maple.  

Call 483-4084 to arrange group ticket purchase by check.  

The celebration will recognize neighborhood leaders and neighborhood watch captains and coordinators for their amazing efforts in building strong, safe, livable neighborhoods in Lansing.  The event is moving this year to the Lansing Public Media Center (SWOC) and will feature live music, neighborhood displays and delicious local food vendors.  

Ticket Price: $11.95 ($10.50 + $1.45 fee) includes dinner from some of your favorite local Lansing restaurants and dessert.

A portion of ticket proceeds will be raffled off as mini-grants to neighborhood groups at the event!  Groups must be present to win.  

Look for profiles of award nominees next week!

April Neighborhood Roundtables Next Week!


Join Department of Economic Development and Planning Director, Brian McGrain and Assistant Planning Manager Bill Rieske to discuss Form Based Code.  Learn more about Form Based Code HERE

Thursday April 26th 6:00 pm
Friday April 27th 8:00 am and 12:00 noon

Neighborhood Empowerment Center 600 W. Maple

I Love My City event Saturday April 29th 


"I Love My City...Lansing" is an annual event in which local churches, business, and city officials partner together to improve the quality of living in Lansing MI. Learn how you can volunteer or donate HERE

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Earth

Join Rivertown Adventures for an Earth Day Cleanup


Come join the Lansing Earth Project at the Lansing City Market and help clean the Grand River and River Trail! This will be the first of many clean-up events this year. You can earn discounts at River Town Adventures through this great volunteer opportunity! Sign up HERE

Walking Wednesday at Everett!


Thank you to everyone who came out for Walking Wednesday at Everett High School.  

Find out about the construction plan at Everett HERE

Eastside Connector

Walking Wednesday and the Eastside Connector


Join Andy Kilpatrick, Director of Public Service, for a walk around the Eastside neighborhoods surrounding Lansing Eastern and Lansing Catholic.  Learn about the proposed Eastside Connector (non motorized trail) and hear updates about construction projects.  

Want to bring Walking Wednesday to your Neighborhood?


Email Andi Crawford, Director of Neighborhoods + Citizen Engagement 
andi.crawford@lansingmi.gov 

We'd love to spend an evening in your Lansing neighborhood!

metro Lansing Living
Introducing, Lansing Living, a City of Lansing publication combining the Lansing Parks and Recreation Activities Guide, the Capital Area Recycling and Trash (CART) Greensheet, as well as other important information and event details. 

Find the Summer 2018 edition HERE


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Avoid Oak Wilt!  A message from your Forester

Irene McDonnell Cahill, Forestry, Operations & Maintenance Public Service,
City of Lansing (517) 388-4402

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79137_79770_79780-465976--,00.html

Avoid oak wilt: Don't prune or injure oak trees during greatest risk period

Have an oak tree on your property? To keep it healthy, don’t prune it from mid-April through the summer.

That’s a key time for infection with oak wilt, a serious disease that can weaken white oaks and kill red oak trees within weeks.
Oak wilt, caused by a fungus, has been reported throughout the Midwest, including Michigan,

Symptoms most often appear from June until September.

Oak wilt is spread above ground mainly by sap-feeding beetles that carry the disease spores from an infected tree, or wood cut from an infected tree, to fresh wounds, including pruning cuts, on healthy trees. The infection also spreads below ground, through root grafts among neighboring trees.

The highest risk of infection occurs April 15-July 15, but it is prudent to avoid pruning or injuring oak trees until they have lost leaves for the winter, typically from November through mid-March, Wheeler said. If you must prune or remove oaks during the risk period, or have a tree that gets damaged, immediately cover wounds with tree-wound paint or latex-based paint.

Don’t move firewood, especially if it comes from oak wilt-killed trees, as it can harbor the fungus. If you suspect your firewood is tainted by oak wilt, cover it with a plastic tarp all the way to the ground, leaving no openings. This keeps beetles away so they can’t move spores from the firewood to otherwise healthy trees. Once the firewood has been cut long enough, to the point where all of the bark loosens, the disease can no longer be spread.

If you suspect your oak trees have this disease:

Report infections to DNR-FRD-Forest-Health@michigan.govor by phone at 517-284-5895; you also can use the MISIN website or mobile app.

Lansing in the top 50 U.S. News & World Report 


U.S. News & World Report lists Lansing as one of the top 50 places to live in the country!  See the list HERE



Kiva

Calling Lansing Small Businesses!!


LEAP’s Fund Lansing initiative leverages a global online crowd-funding platform called #Kiva, to increase funding for small business owners across the region. Learn more HERE

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Understand voter's rights


The Lansing City Clerk’s Office will be hosting a Voter Registration and Voting Rights Training due to increased interest from individuals and groups in registering voters and understanding voter’s rights.
 
At this training, interested groups or individuals; such as churches, neighborhood or student groups, can learn how to register voters correctly and understand the deadlines. 
 
Furthermore, participants will also learn the facts related to frequently misunderstood information such as voter eligibility, absentee voting and more.
 
Snacks and drinks will be provided.  

NIP

CASE Credit Union Neighborhood Improvement Program

Homeowners with incomes at or below 80% of area median income (AMI) to rehabilitate their homes. 

Program Elements
• Existing homeowners with incomes *at or below 80% AMI
• Owner-occupants and must have resided in home 18 months prior to enrollment
• Recipients must be owner-occupants of the home being rehabilitated
• Five year retention requirement with a prorated recapture of assistance
• Eligible properties include single-family homes, condominiums and modular units
• Proposed costs are reasonable based on local market
• Mortgage obligation must be current paid as agreed


Eligible Improvements
• Recondition or replacement of heating, ventilation, air conditioning
• Replacement of well/septic system
• Replacement or repair of existing water heater
• Energy conservation improvements – Windows, Soffit and Fascia,Gutters                   Caulking, Siding, Roofing, Exterior Doors, Weather stripping
• Installation/repair of existing basement waterproofing system
Rehabilitation and repair of systems materials must be of similar quality, like and style.
 

 

 

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