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For Walk-in Absentee Voting, Lansing City Clerk Opens South Washington Elections Office Saturday August 4th 8am – 2pm


Located at 2500 S. Washington, with the most convenient entrance in the back of the building, walk-in absentee voting will be available.
                                                        
Also, there is a secure drop box that is available 24 hours-a-day to drop off ballots and absentee ballot applications. Many voters take advantage of the drop box because of the cost and time savings.
 
Voters are encouraged to go to the Lansing City Clerk Facebook page or the  lansingmi.gov/clerk web page to see the location of the drop box, a short video about absentee voting and how to access the Elections Unit Office.

City of Lansing Neighborhood + Civic Organization Registration


As we redesign the City of Lansing neighborhoods website, please complete the organization registration form. 

By registering your organization, it will be included on the City of Lansing neighborhoods website and have a page which can include the organization contact information and links to any existing organization websites or social media.  Organizations must be registered in order to apply for the Neighborhood Grants, Neighborhood Cleanup and Neighborhoods in Bloom programs.   

Find the registration form HERE

Paper registration forms are also available at City Hall.

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Imagine the Avenue Aug 6-11!


A week of fun activities and special events letting Lansing-area residents and visitors imagine what a "new" Michigan Avenue could be like.

Walkable, bikeable, shopable ... fantastic

Visit our web page for full details. Events in the 2000 block of Michigan Ave. between Clemens & Fairview
http://www.LansingMI.gov/ImagineTheAvenue

Imagine the Avenue: Arts Night Out

Imagine the Avenue: Lansing Bike Party

Imagine the Avenue: Family Fun Fest


August Neighborhood Roundtables will be feedback sessions on the Imagine the Ave demonstration block.  

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Walking Wednesday along Kalamazoo St.


Two beautiful parks, the Allen Neighborhood Center, dedicated bike lanes, the Lansing Bike co -op, Eastside Fish Fry and so much more.  Come see and hear what's happening and learn about the upcoming Lansing Eastside Folklife Festival

Walking Wednesday Vol. 1 


The first installment of Walking Wednesday featuring the Baker Neighborhood, Everett High School, and Coachlight Commons/Graves Park was released.  Watch it HERE


RACER Trust Environmental Update (former GM sites)

Thursday, August 9th at Lansing Sexton High School 6pm

The Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response (RACER) Trust will provide an update regarding environmental testing at its Lansing area properties.

RACER Trust owns several former General Motors sites including Plants 2 and 3 in Lansing Charter Township, and Plant 6 in the city of Lansing. The August 9th meeting will review findings of environmental testing RACER recently performed in the West Side and Dunnebacke parks, which are located east of Plant 3 and west of Stanley Street. In early June, per a plan approved by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), RACER tested groundwater in the parks for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that were found in groundwater extending to the eastern boundary of Plant 3.

Additionally, RACER will review the findings of groundwater testing for PFAS at Plants 2 and 6, and will provide an update on its ongoing evaluation of a remedial approach for 1,4-dioxane at Plants 2 and 3.The meeting will begin with a brief presentation by RACER Trust. Personnel from the MDEQ, which oversees RACER’s environmental activities at the Lansing-area properties, and RACER’s environmental consultants also will be on hand to answer questions after the presentation.

For more information about the meeting, please call 1-855-RACER-411 or contact Liz Boyd at lboyd@racertrust.org

Quentin Park Ballfield Renovation project!


This project is supported by a grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, which is a joint initiative between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. Their mission is to promote and enhance the growth of youth participation in baseball and softball thought the world by funding projects such as this field renovation.

Quentin Park fields are being regraded to assist with field drainage and we are adding fencing and dugouts to both fields. This will improve the experience children have playing on these fields and open up the fields to more playing opportunities. 

This project began July 26th (ahead of schedule!) with most of the large construction completed by October. You will first see the removal of the old backstops and extra soil being brought in to start with the regrading. If you have any questions about the project, please contact our main office at 517-483-4277

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Get McLaren Hospital updates


McLaren Greater Lansing has launched a new website to communicate to Lansing residents and collect feedback about its new hospital project, expected to open in South Lansing in late 2021. The new website was designed with community collaboration in mind.

Its survey, contact forms and trending community input will allow Lansing residents to participate with the new hospital project at varying levels—and also stay up to speed on news and updates with the project. McLaren has also launched an online survey to gather feedback on subjects from the hospital’s architectural design to the health care delivery process. Go to www.mclaren.org/redesignhealthcare 

The upcoming City of Lansing Housing + Neighborhood Resource Summit will be held on September 25th at 6pm at Forest View School.  McLaren representatives will be on hand to answer questions and hear community feedback on the project. 

MSU Volunteers Available for projects in Lansing


Does your neighborhood or organization have a need for volunteers to assist with a project?

200 MSU students are seeking volunteer opportunities during 2018 Welcome Days – SOCIAL IMPACT DAY August 24-26, and are hoping to plan several service opportunities for the afternoon of Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:00-4:00 p.m.  
 
Contact MSU directly to schedule volunteers for your project at:


Amy Radford-Popp, Ph.D.
Director, Residential Business Community
Residential Business Community Office: 517-884-4087 

Lansing Connect


Want to report a pothole or make a service request? Download the Lansing Connect app and report concerns directly to City officials. Residents can mark the geographical location of the issue, upload a photo or video of the concern, and track their request for follow up information. Remember, if the issue you are reporting is a public safety emergency, please call 911.

Download the app: 
http://bit.ly/2rMC9Zn

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Find City of Lansing Employment Opportunities HERE


August events

8/1 Concert in the Park Sycamore Park 7pm
8/1 Walking Wednesday Downtown 6pm (meet at Capital Area District Library Dtwn)
8/8 Walking Wednesday Kalamazoo Corridor
8/15 Citizens Academy Announcement Day on Facebook Live 12 noon
8/15 Walking Wednesday Colonial Townhomes Pleasant Grove/Holmes 
8/30 Neighborhood Roundtables 6pm: Feedback on Imagine the Avenue Project
8/31 Neighborhood Roundtables 8am: Feedback on Imagine the Avenue Project


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