REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING, MICHIGAN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 10TH FLOOR LANSING

CITY HALL 124 W. MICHIGAN AVENUE AGENDA FOR JULY 8, 2010

TO THE HON. MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL: The following items were listed on the agenda in the City Clerk's Office by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2010, in accordance with Section 3-103(2) of the City Charter and will be ready for your consideration at the regular meeting of the City Council on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers, 10th Floor, City Hall.
I. II. III. ROLL CALL MEDITATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE READING AND APPROVAL OF PRINTED COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Approval of the Printed Council Proceedings of June 21 and 28, 2010
IV. CONSIDERATION OF LATE ITEMS

(Suspension of Council Rule # 11 is needed to allow consideration of late items. Late items will be considered as part of the regular portion of the meeting to which they relate.)
TABLED ITEMS (Tabled items, if removed from the table, will be considered as part of the regular portion of the meeting to which they relate.) SPECIAL CEREMONIES

V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII.

COMMENTS BY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND CITY CLERK COMMUNITY EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Time, place, purpose, or definition of

event – 1 minute limit)
SPEAKER REGISTRATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON LEGISLATIVE MATTERS MAYOR’S COMMENTS SHOW CAUSE HEARINGS PUBLIC COMMENT ON LEGISLATIVE MATTERS (Legislative matters consist of the

following items on the agenda: public hearings, resolutions, ordinances for introduction, and ordinances for passage. The public may comment for up to three minutes. Speakers must sign up on white form.)
XIII. COUNCIL CONSIDERATION OF LEGISLATIVE MATTERS A. REFERRAL OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

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B. C. D. E. F. XIV. XV.

CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTIONS FOR ACTION REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES ORDINANCES FOR INTRODUCTION and Setting of Public Hearings ORDINANCES FOR PASSAGE

SPEAKER REGISTRATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON CITY GOVERNMENT RELATED MATTERS REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS, BOARDS, AND COMMISSIONS; COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS; AND OTHER CITY RELATED MATTERS (Motion that all items be

considered as being read in full and that the proper referrals be made by the President)
1. REPORTS FROM CITY OFFICERS, BOARDS, AND COMMISSIONS

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Letters from the City Clerk: i. Submitting an Application for Naming and Renaming Memorials in the City of Lansing filed by Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez to Rename part of Grand River Avenue as Cesar E. Chavez Avenue Submitting an Application for a Public Display of Fireworks filed by Meridan Entertainment Group and Kevin L. Meyer of Great Lakes Fireworks to be held July 18, 2010 at the Common Ground Music Festival located at 333 North Cedar St. Providing notice of the Denial of an Application for a Cabaret License in the City of Lansing filed by The Firm Food and Spirits located at 229 S. Washington Sq. based on the recommendation of the Lansing Building Safety Office Minutes of Boards and Authorities placed on file in the City Clerk’s Office

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Letters from the Mayor re: i. Resolution approving an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act (OPRA) District Application submitted by MSU Federal Credit Union for property located at 104 S. Washington Sq. Resolution approving an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act (OPRA) Certificate Application submitted by MSU Federal Credit Union for property located at 104 S. Washington Sq.

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Resolution approving an Application for Exemption of New Personal Property submitted by MSU Federal Credit Union for property located at 104 S. Washington Sq. Resolution requesting a public hearing and resolution for approval of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act (OPRA) Certificate submitted by Foresight Group for property located at 2282 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act (OPRA) District Application and Brownfield Redevelopment Plan #50; Foresight Group for property located at 2282 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Resolution requesting a public hearing and resolution for approval of Brownfield Redevelopment Act #50; Foresight Group for property located at 2282 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Worker’s Compensation Claim #2062876 WC10002747001 Resolution rescinding and correcting Resolution #2010-138; Approval of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act (OPRA) Certificate submitted by Tom Arnold for property located at 1118 S. Washington Ave. Resolution rescinding and correcting Resolution #2010-081; Approval of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act (OPRA) Certificate submitted by Old Town Temple, LLC for property located at 502 E. Grand River Ave. Withdrawal of Nomination of Tony DeLuca for the Reappointment to the Board of Directors of the Board of Water and Light; Withdrawal of Andrew Frederick from At-Large position on the Planning Board; Withdrawal of Gabrielle Johnson's appointment to the Fourth Ward position on the Human Relations and Community Services Board Appointment of Patricia Spitzley to the Board of Water and Light Board of Commissioners for an At-Large Term to Expire June 30, 2014; Appointment of Kyle Binkley to the Traffic Board for a 2nd Ward Term to Expire June 30, 2014

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COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS, AND OTHER CITY RELATED MATTERS

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Letter from the State of Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth providing notice of a public hearing to be held July 20, 2010 on proposed amendments to administrative rules on the Michigan Uniform Energy Code (resident and commercial), Rehabilitation Code and Construction Code 3

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Letter from the State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission providing 15-Day Notice of an application from the Nuthouse, Inc. for a new Specially Designated Merchant (SDM) License to be held in conjunction with 2010 Class C Licensed Business located at 418-420428 E. Michigan Ave. Letter from Comcast Cable providing notice of the discontinuance of its payment drop box location at 1401 E. Miller Rd. Letter from Anita Moneypenney-Salinaz, Executive Director of Baker Donora Center, stating concerns with a proposed store at the corner of Baker St. and Lyons Ave. Letter from Jason Harris of 1234 W. Allegan St. appealing a claim denial for property located at 1234 W. Allegan St. Letter from Deborah and Charles McCort of 2403 Dillingham Ave. appealing a claim denial for property located at 2403 Dillingham Ave.

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XVI.

MOTION OF EXCUSED ABSENCE

XVII. REMARKS BY COUNCIL MEMBERS XVIII. REMARKS BY THE MAYOR OR EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT XIX. PUBLIC COMMENT ON CITY GOVERNMENT RELATED MATTERS (City government

related matters are issues or topics relevant to the operation or governance of the city. The public may comment for up to three minutes. Speakers must sign up on yellow form.)
XX. ADJOURNMENT

CHRIS SWOPE, CITY CLERK

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation to fully participate in this meeting should contact the City Clerk’s Office at (517) 483-4131 (TDD (517) 483-4479). 24 hour notice may be needed for certain accommodations. An attempt will be made to grant all reasonable accommodation requests.

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Chris Swope
Lansing City Clerk

July 6, 2010 City Council President Robinson and Members of the Lansing City Council 10th Floor, City Hall Lansing, MI 48933 Dear Council Members: The attached Application for Naming and Renaming Memorials in the City of Lansing was not acted upon by the Memorial Review Board within the 90 day timeframe pursuant to Ordinance #1147 which allows applications for the renaming of streets to be reviewed by City Council, and is being forwarded for your consideration and appropriate action: Application for Naming and Renaming Memorials in the City of Lansing filed by Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez to Rename part of Grand River Avenue as Cesar E. Chavez Avenue Also pursuant to the changes to the ordinance, City Council must hold a public hearing on the above referenced application within sixty (60) days of receipt of the application. The public hearing notice must be published 30 days prior to the public hearing. City Council shall, within ninety (90) days of its receipt of the application, approve or deny the naming or renaming sought in the application. Sincerely,

Lansing City Clerk's Office Ninth Floor, City Hall, 124 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933-1695 517-483-4131 0 517-377-0068 FAX clerk.cityoflansingmi.com oclerk@Iansingmi.gov

Application for Naming and Renaming Memorials In the City of Lansing, Michigan

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If the Proposed Memorial involves changing a street name, this application must be accompanied by payment for the estimated cost of mailing notice to owners of all properties with mailing addresses on the subject street.

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Dear Mr. Swope; The Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez Committee is making application for a street renaming from East Grand River Avenue to Cesar E. Chavez Avenue. The local street section being considered is East Grand River Avenue commencing at Oakland Avenue and ending at Pine Street and West Grand River Avenue. The Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez Committee members have committed themselves not just to this initial effort of renaming a street in honor of Cesar E. Chavez; but to continue his humanitarian efforts throughout our community. Please find attached the necessary documents needed for review to consider the application and a check for the cost of the mailing for notification to those affected by the change. If there is more information or documentation needed to complete the process please contact me at (517) 749-0181. Thank you for your attention in this matter. The committee leaves you with our words of encouragement. Si se puede!

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LANSING FOR CESAR E. CHAVEZ AVENUE (1) The proposed street name change from Grand River Avenue is, to Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, "commencing at Oakland and East Grand River Avenue and ending at Pine Street and West Grand River Avenue. The Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez Committee is requesting the name of an American hero whose struggle for justice and equality for all Americans is well recognized and documented. He, like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa and others understood the meaning of non violent social change and used it to elevate the human condition. Cesar E. Chavez was a social activist who founded the first, successful Farm Workers union in American history whose mission was to reclaim dignity, fair wages, medical coverage, benefits and humane living conditions for millions of Americans. Cesar E. Chavez inspired millions of Americans was a recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Prize and also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom America's highest civilian honor. His philosophy, "Si se Puede" or "Yes we Can," influenced millions of Americans to seek economic and social equality since the 1960's and that philosophy is still alive and well today. Cesar E. Chavez a United States veteran served in the Navy and served in World War II. His life was dedicated to advancing the cause of and improving the life of all farm workers and of all oppressed people in the United States and the world. (2) The subject of the application is Grand River Avenue. (3) The current name of the street is Grand River Avenue. (4) The effect of the proposed name change upon residents and businesses is being received favorably. Many of the businesses currently on what is now Grand River Avenue have expressed a positive response to the street name change. The Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez Committee have met with business owner's and with the Old Town Commercial Association representing many of the businesses on Grand River Avenue who are supportive of the change. Another significant effect is the attracting of business and commerce in that area. Two businesses have been identified and have made it known that the changing of Grand River to Cesar E. Chavez has encouraged them to open new business within the area resulting from the proposed street name change. In terms of a social effect, it will illustrate that Lansing, Michigan is a city that believes in diversity and understands the importance of tolerance and inclusion of honoring Americans who have made a difference for all.

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(5) The projected cost should be minimal to the city and to the business owners currently on Grand River. Thirty street signs have been identified that would require changing from Grand River Ave. to Cesar E. Chavez Ave. According to Chad A. Gamble, P. E., Director of Public Service, it cost about $110.00 per sign to be replaced and installed. Mr. Chris Swope, Lansing City Clerk, has quoted the anticipated cost of $117.00 for mailing notification to the area businesses and residents. In terms of the cost of the business owner's changing their stationery, it is being recommended that a gradual name change process be considered so that the current stationery can be utilized until the street name is officially changed. The businesses would incur a one time only cost as part of the normal procedure for reordering of stationery with the new street name. Another option is the Committee has negotiated with a local print shop that will offer a group rate for printing of new stationery to help absorb some of the cost for the business owners on Grand River Avenue. (6) In terms of anticipated support, each day citizens of Lansing and organizations continue to express great support of the street name change. A variety of local organizations have clearly stated their support and letters demonstrating that support are attached. The street name change has received a positive response from citizens of Lansing representing all walks of life and ethnic and economic backgrounds. It has united many of the citizens of Lansing to work together for the betterment of the City of Lansing using the street name change as a vehicle to unify and better understand each other. There has been nominal opposition to the street name change. The Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez Committee representatives continue to meet with individuals, organizations, business association and business owner's doing business on the affected street name change to garner their support. On going meetings have been scheduled with agreed upon discussion guidelines of civility, to dialogue with anyone or any organization that may oppose such a street name change.

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Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez Avenue

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Cesar E. Chavez

Whereas, Cesar E. Chavez, a social activist founded the first successful Farm
Workers Union (UFWOC) in the United States, whose mission was to obtain dignity, fair wages, medical coverage, benefits and humane living conditions for the millions of farm laborers that toil in agricultural industry; and

Whereas, Cesar E. Chavez, a farm worker, an advocate of civil rights, a
spiritual inspiration, an environmentalist, and a crusader for nonviolent civil disobedience, manifested through fasts, strikes and boycotts focused on safe working conditions, fair wages, housing, and the banning of child labor, and

Whereas, Cesar E. Chavez' philosophy, "Si se Puede" or "Yes we Can"
influenced millions of Americans to seek economic and social equality in the agricultural fields and industry; and

Whereas, Cesar E. Chavez has inspired millions of people, was a recipient of
the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Prize, and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor for his outstanding contributions to our country; and

Whereas, Cesar E. Chavez visited Lansing, Michigan, the Capital City of the
State of Michigan, a major agricultural state, several times as a result of his concern for the thousands of farm workers in Michigan; and

Whereas, it is fitting and proper to honor Cesar E. Chavez, an exemplary role
model, for all United States citizens, whose name is synonymous with justice, equality and freedom. Such that Lansing the Capitol City would be proud to pay homage to this man by naming a street Cesar E. Chavez in his honor.

Whereas, the Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez Committee proposes to rename a
portion of Grand River Avenue to Cesar E. Chavez Avenue commencing at Oakland Street & East Grand River Avenue and ending at Pine Street and West Grand River Avenue.

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Whereas, it is fitting to rename that portion of Grand River Avenue commencing
at Oakland Street and East Grand River Avenue and ending at Pine Street and West Grand River Avenue, to Cesar E. Chavez Avenue because of its, visibility and proximity to the Capital, and its location in the heart of Lansing's well established Latino Community and Old Town which has been recognized as a cultural and business attraction. Moreover, the name change will enhance the business and cultural environment of the area, promote economic investment, and will alleviate the confusion caused by the use of North, East, and West Grand River.

Therefore, be it resolved that the Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez Committee recommends that a portion of Grand River Avenue be renamed Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, as described above, in honor of and in recognition of this great American hero.

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69TH DISTRICT STATE CAPITOL P.O. BOX 30014 LANSING, MI 48909-7514 PHONE: (517) 373-1786 FAX: (517) 373-5717 E-MAIL: markmeadows@house.mi.gov

MICHIGAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

COMMITTEES CHAIR, JUDICIARY GREAT LAKES AND ENVIRONMENT MICHIGAN LAW REVISION COMMISSION URBAN POLICY

MARK MEADOWS
STAl'E REPRESENTATIVE ASSISTANT LEADER 95TH LEGISLATURE

12 February 2009

Elva Reyes, Chairperson Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez Committee P.O. Box 27072 Lansing, MI 48924

Dear Ms. Reyes: I am writing today to express my heartfelt support for your campaign to honor Cesar E. Chavez. Mr. Chavez was a diligent, dedicated champion of worker's rights. He established an activist legacy that is to be greatly admired. His sacrifice and determination serve as an inspiration to each of us. Renaming a section of E. Grand River Avenue in Chavez' honor would serve as fitting reminder of his ceaseless efforts to bring about positive change. Such an action would reflect the respect and admiration felt by so many in our community who value Mr. Chavez' tireless crusade for social justice. Because of this, I stand with you in your effort to recognize the memory of Cesar Chavez and his important work.

Lansing City Council 124 W. Michigan Ave. 9th Floor Lansing, Ili 48933

Dear City Council Members, I am signing this letter to let you know I support the name change of Grand River Ave. to Cesar E. Chavez Ave. It is important to honor a man who has done so much for so many. If the name is changed I feel it would help the neighborhood become stronger and more unified. Thank you,

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Lansing City Council Lansing City Hall 124 W. Michigan Ave. Lansing, Ml 48933 Dear City Council Members; The Lansing Area Hispanic Business Association is proud to endorse the renaming of part of Grand River Avenue, in Old Town, to Cesar E. Chavez Avenue. Why Should the Lansing City Council honor Cesar E. Chavez? This man was an: 1. American activist and Labor organizer 2. He leaves a legacy of fairness and justice for all 3. He was respected and honored by Presidents and the American people 4. He left us with core values of stewardship, relevancy, service to others, sacrifice, non-violence and respect for life and the environment. On August 8, 1994, President Clinton awarded the Medal of Freedom to Cesar E. Chavez. In the citation accompanying America's highest civilian honor, which was awarded posthumously, the President lauded Chavez for having "faced formidable, often violent opposition with dignity and nonviolence and he was victorious." Cesar E. Chavez left our world better than he found it, and his legacy inspired us still. He was for his own people a "Moses figure" the President declared. "The farm workers who labored in the fields and yearned for respect and self-sufficiency pinned their hopes on this remarkable man who, with faith and discipline, soft spoken humility and amazing inner strength, led a very courageous life." The time has come for the city of Lansing to stand tall and honor this great American hero.

John J. Ca tine, President Lansing Area Hispanic Business Association

Lansing City Council 124 W. Michigan Ave. 9th Floor Lansing, MI 48933

Dear City Council Members, l am signing this letter to let you know I support the name change of Grand River Ave. to Cesar E. Chavez Ave. It is important to honor a man who has done so much for so many. If the name is changed I feel it would help the neighborhood become stronger and more unified, Thank you,

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Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez C/o Elva Reyes, Chairperson P.O.. Box 27072 Lansing, MI 48924 Dear Ms. Elva Reyes, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement of Greater Lansing Area Chapter, supports the safety of migrant and seasonal workers. Ensuring their protection as well as the enforcement of contractual obligations by the Code of Regulations set forth by the Department of Labor. Cesar E. Chavez organized the migrant worker for better conditions. For their health, safety, not working in pesticides fields, and better wages. Today many migrant workers still struggle to make abetter living. But with Cesar Chavez determination in educating the legislature and their community to be strong. We need to continue this education within our community. And this will be the first question as to why we should have a street named after Cesar E. Chavez. For his hard work to educate the community that migrant workers need safe working conditions and better pay. We are in support in the street name change.

aria C . Starr, P esident Greater Lansing Area LCLAA Chapter

Coalition of Labor Union Women
Michigan Capitol Area Chapter
Veronica Johnson, President 2617 Winsford St. Lansing, MI 48911 PH: 517-393-8695 Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez P.O Box 27072 Lansing, MI 48924 Dear Chairperson Elva Reyes, The Coalition of Labor Union Women is America's only national organization for union women formed in 1974. The primary mission of CLUW is to unify all union women in a viable organization to determine our common problems and goals. We have four goals: to promote affirmative action in the workplace, to strengthen the role of women in unions, to organize the unorganized women, and to increase the involvement of women in the political and legislative process. As we know, Delores Huerta worked closely with Cesar E. Chavez. Her concern for the working conditions of farm workers, Ceasr E. Chavez made a difference in Delores Huerta's life. By organizing the migrant workers, helping them get a better life. And educating the legislators about the bad working conditions in the fields. We are in support of the street being named "Cesar E. Chavez". Our community need to be educated and remember Cesar E. Chavez for his hard work. rhood, Veronica Johnson, P silent k5 Michigan Capitol Area CLUW Chapter
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President Roberta Cannon V ice President Kim Wilson Secretary/r ensurer Glender Anderson Recording Secretary Anita R. Dawson Corresponding Secretary Temea Robertson Parliamentarian John Fedewa Sergeant-at-A rms Maria Starr Trustees Melvin Coleman Marilyn Coulter Veronica Johnson

Lansing Chapter A.P. R.I. A. Philip Randolph Institute
P.O. BOX 12041 • LANSING, MI 48901-2041

March 2, 2010 To: Community Leaders RE: Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez On behalf of the A. Philip Randolph Institute - Lansing Chapter, l would like to express our support of the Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez Committee. As an organization named for another labor leader, A. Philip Randolph, we understand the importance of the sacrifice and courage that these men endured in their lives. They strongly fought for equality of all people. We as a nation have reaped the benefits of their hard work and commitment. "Fighting for social justice, it seems to me, is one of the profounder ways in which man can say yes to man's dignity, and that really means sacrifices. There is no way on this earth in which you can say yes to man's dignity and know that you're going to be spared some sacrifice." Chavez, 1975 It is based on this principle that we are asking you to strongly consider the request of the Committee to rename Grand River Avenue (commencing at Oakland Street and ending at Pine Street and West Grand River Avenue) to Cesar E. Chavez Avenue. Chavez sacrificed much, and we feel that it is time that his dignity is honored. In Solidarity,

Roberta Cannon, President A .Philip Randolph Institute Lansing Chapter

"Freedom is never granted, it is won. Justice is never given, it is exacted... "

MICHIGAN STATE
UNIVERSITY February 24, 2010 Cesar E. Chavez Committee Lansing, MI Dear Committee Members: It is my pleasure to support your efforts to have the City of Lansing adopt a measure that will honor Cesar E. Chavez in a manner that pays tribute to him and reminds us of his extraordinary life and how much he contributed to Lansing, to Michigan, and the nation. Cesar E. Chavez was one of those extraordinary individuals who reminded the entire nation about its core values, and through his actions, raised our humanity and that of the people on whose behalf he advocated - farmworkers and their families. Cesar Chavez focused the nation on the basic principles that we are all human and that the poor and powerless must not be treated in subhuman ways just because those with power and resources wish to do so as they pursue profits and wealth. Farmworkers and their families tend to and harvest the crops that feed the nation and the world. These are hardworking honest people who, during his time, lived and labored, and, in many cases still today, continue to live and labor in deplorable conditions on our nation's farms. They experienced long hours in the fields without basic necessities, such as shade from the hot sun, drinking water and toilets, often under the spray of pesticides, and for exceptionally low wages. Cesar argued that these conditions robbed workers out of several years of life, with the average life span of a farmworker during his day being as low as 49 years.
JULIAN SAMORA RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Michigan State University 1407 South Harrison Suite 301 Nisbet East Lansing, MI 48823-5286 Phone: 517.432.1317 fax: 517.432.2221 E-Mail: jsamorai@msu.edu wwwsri.msu.edu

Cesar forced the nation to recognize the humanity of farmworkers and in the process forced us to confront our own humanity and the level of civilization which our nation had achieved or failed to achieve. Importantly, he did this using non-violent methods. He, like others before him, envisioned a better society - one that affirms the humanity of us all; that provides decent working conditions and wages for farmworkers, and provides real opportunity for everyone to pursue life, liberty and happiness. Cesar Chavez is a symbol of our humanity; a reminder that all of us should work for a better society - that conspicuous consumption is not a virtue, and that our own lives should not be based on the dehumanization of others. This message is one that needs to be taught to our children and one that we must be

constantly reminded of if we are to stay the course in realizing a better, more just and more humane society and world. The near collapse of our financial sector reminds us that human nature has not changed much over the centuries, and that greed must be overcome with values and principles that guide our behaviors. Cesar Chavez could have led a vastly different life given his talents, but instead he dedicated himself to improving the lives of one of the most vulnerable populations in our society. In doing so he became the most recognized Latino leader of the 20 th Century. For his achievements and contributions Cesar Chavez was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize by the American Friends Service Committee. In 1994, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President William Clinton, and in 2006, he was inducted into the California Hall of Fame by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He has been recognized by organizations, cities, towns, and states across the country. Sadly, Lansing, the capital city of Michigan, a state which has hosted millions of farmworkers over the decades, and maintains a $4 billion industry with the support of farmworkers, has not been willing nor found a way to pay tribute to this great man. Cesar Chavez' courage was extraordinary, his commitment was extraordinary, and his deeds and life were extraordinary. Lansing must find a way to celebrate both his life and his contributions to Michigan and show the state and the nation that it, too, stands for justice and equality for all. Sincerely,

Ruben Martinez, PhD. Director

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Lansing Branch
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

March 22, 2010 Elva Reyes Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez Committee 1984 S. Steward Road Charlotte, Ml. 48813
Winston Williams, Jr. President Glender Anderson 15` Vice President Dorothy Wilson Secretary Cathy Milett Assistant Secretary Marquis Hudson Treasurer Executive Committee: Sarah Anthony Jeanne Baugh Jerusha Bonham Lester Bryant Roberta Canon Melvin Coleman Marilyn Coulter Anita Dawson Patricia Fitzpatrick James Gill Betty Gilmore Carolyn Logan
Lillian McFadden, EdD. Melvin McWilliams, Esq.

Dear Mrs. Reyes, The Lansing Branch NAACP is honored to support the Lansing for Cesar E. Chavez Committee, in their efforts to request that the City of Lansing rename the city street Grand River Avenue (commencing at Oakland Street and ending at Pine Street and West Grand River Ave.) to Cesar E. Chavez Avenue. Cesar E. Chavez stood on the principles of ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. These are also the same principles that the NAACP has embraced for over 100 years. Thus the Lansing Branch NAACP understands that it is vitally important that the memory of Cesar E. Chavez is actively engaged in the minds and hearts of the citizens of Lansing on a daily basis. This is a great opportunity for Lansing to advance Cesar legacy of working together for the betterment of mankind. The renaming of Grand River Ave. is long overdue. I am confident that no matter what struggles we have to overcome, we will be victorious.

Tynnetta Qawwee Denell Slaughter Danielle Stubbs Penny Warner Rudolf Wilson

,VTOMOBILE AEROSPACE ® AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT WORKERS of AMERICA (UAW)

LOCAL NO. 652
426 CLARE STREET e LANSING, MICHIGAN 48917 TELEPHONE: (517) 372-7581
MIKE GREEN,
PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT

BOB SMITH,

FINANCIAL SEC'Y-TREAS. RECORDING SECRETARY

RANDY FREEMAN,

FRED CHARLES,

December 18, 2009 Alfonso Salas Cesar Chavez Committee 3705 W. Jolly Rd. Lansing, MI 48911 Dear Mr. Salas, We stand in support of the Cesar Chavez Commissions quest to name a street in his honor. Cesar stood for and about labor unions, the disenfranchised, working people and people of color. Therefore the membership of UAW Local 652 stands in support of this mission to honor a great American.

In Solidarity & "Si Se Puede",

Mike Green, President UAWIocal 652

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DEAN L. POGGIALI - President

DEBRA S. MILLS - Financial Sec./Treas.

January 15, 2010

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July 6, 2010 President Robinson and Members of the Lansing City Council 10th Floor, City Hall Lansing, MI 48933 Dear Council Members: The attached application for a license has been submitted to the City Clerk's Office, and is being forwarded for your consideration and appropriate action. Application for a Public Display of Fireworks filed by Meridan Entertainment Group and Kevin L. Meyer of Great Lakes Fireworks to be held on July 18, 2010 at Common Ground Music Festival 333 North Cedar St.

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CITY OFLANS[NG APPLICATION FOR LICENSE FORTUBLIC DISPLAYS OF PYROTECHINTICS OR OTHER EXPLOSIVES Applicant: Submit this application and the following additional Item to the Lansing City Clerk's Office,.124 W . Michigan A venue, 0 Floor, Lansing, Michigan 48933-1695; Plume (517) 4'834133. A pplication must be submitted to the CityClerkwith supporting documentation at least fifteen (15) clays in advance of the proposed date 'V ac display. Proof of insurance coverage for public liability of,S500i400 for injury to no 1. person and $1,000,000 for injury to two ormorepersoris resulting' from the same accident. Theoertifleate of insurancc or bond shalt provide a rninirnuin of 5500,00 flproperty damage and the City shall be named as co-insurer on the

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June 25, 2010 President Robinson and Members of the Lansing City Council 10th Floor, City Hall Lansing, MI 48933 Dear Council Members: The attached application for a license was submitted to the City Clerk's Office and is being forwarded to you. My office has not approved the application based on the recommendation from the Lansing Building Safety Office. An application for a Cabaret License in the City of Lansing filed by Mark Fata of The Firm Food & Spirits located at 229 S. Washington Sq. Please let me know if I can provide any further information in this matter. Sincerely,

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June 25, 2010 The Firm Food & Spirits 229 S. Washington Sq. Lansing, MI 48933 Dear Mr. Fata: This letter is to inform you that the Office of the City Clerk cannot approve your application for a Cabaret License that was filed in our office on March 25, 2010. The application cannot be approved due to the denial by the Lansing Building Safety Office (see attached letter). Please note that your Cabaret license expired on May 1, 2010, therefore, you are hereby prohibited from performing any actions for which a Cabaret license is required. Performing any of these actions is a violation of the City of Lansing Code of Ordinances Section 808. Please feel free to contact Jon Wadsworth in the Lansing Building Safety Office at (517) 483-4363, for further information. To reapply for your license an application can be obtained by visiting the City Clerk's Website at www.lansingmi.gov/clerk or by calling Florence Jones in the City Clerk's Office at (517) 483-4133. Sincerely

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July 6, 2010 President Robinson and Members of the Lansing City Council 10th Floor City Hall Lansing, MI 48933 Dear President Robinson and Council Members:

Lansing City Clerk

The Minutes from the Meetings of the following Boards and Authorities of the City of Lansing were placed on file in the City Clerk's Office and are attached for your information and review. BOARD NAME Board of Police Commissioners Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board Economic Development Corporation Board Lansing Housing Commission Tax Increment Finance Authority Board DATE OF MEETING May 18, 2010 June 25, 2010 June 25, 2010 June 15, 2010 May 26, 2010 April 28, 2010 June 25, 2010

If i, or my staff, can provide further assistance or information relative to the filing of these minutes, please contact us at 483-4131. Sincerely, 12, Chris Swope, Lansing City Clerk

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MEMBERS PRESENT: Commissioner Maria Mejorado Commissioner Patty Farhat Commissioner Bill Renfrew Commissioner Jan Kolp Commissioner Sandra Kowalk-Thompson MEMBERS EXCUSED Commissioner Linda Sims Commissioner Bob Noordhoek Commissioner Clyde Carnegie

OTHERS PRESENT: Chief Teresa Szymanski Dr. Alexander Weiss, Weiss Consulting Dr. Jeremy Wilson, Weiss Consulting Michael Mathis, Legal Advisor Bernard Brantley, Commission Investigator Jim DeLine, Secretary MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC I GUESTS: None

CALL TO ORDER - Commissioner Mejorado After the establishment of a quorum, Commissioner Mejorado called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Commissioner Farhat led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance. PUBLIC COMMENT - Agenda Items None. ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA None. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Commissioner Mejorado The minutes of April 27 approved as presented and placed on file. EDUCATION PRESENTATION Chief Szymanski introduced Dr. Alex Weiss and Dr. Jeremy Wilson, who have been retained to perform a resource allocation study. Dr. Weiss gave a presentation based on the PowerPoint slides contained in the Board packet. The question faced by municipalities is, "how many police officers are needed" to handle the workload and perform the functions desired by the community and the administration. He noted that LPD has taken a big step toward being more efficient by moving to a 12-hour shift for its patrol personnel. He has gathered a great deal of workload data and will have some preliminary information to share soon. He continues to "ride along" with patrol officers and will also take a look at administrative staffing. A final report is expected in August. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT - Chief Szymanski Chief Szymanski asked Board members for feedback on Dr. Weiss's endeavors and also discussed the impact of expected retirements which will occur before his recommendations are received. She expects

Board of Police Commissioners Meeting Minutes of May 18, 2010 Page 2 ten to fifteen retirements to occur in mid to late June and is compelled to make some organizational changes at that time, rather than wait for the results of Dr. Weiss's study. She distributed a confidential proposed organizational chart showing a consolidation of the patrol and investigation functions within the Department and the proposed staffing for each. A discussion was held on the necessity and value in making the proposed changes. The Chief announced that the LPD detention center / lock-up will be staffed using a 12-hour shift system also beginning in late June. This is per a vote of the Teamster 580 employees working in the center as detention officers. The FOP non-supervisory bargaining unit is scheduled to vote on the acceptance of 12-hour shifts in the patrol function on Friday. Chief Szymanski also announced that she will be starting a professional development initiative which will go hand-in-hand with required performance evaluations. She announced a new Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) which will provide LPD with $119,600 over the next three years. She expressed her appreciation to those Board members in attendance at the annual awards ceremony and spoke of LPD's participation in the National Law Enforcement Memorial event in Washington, D.C. during National Police Week. The Chief noted the deployment of Officer Jimmy Garcia and Detective Cathy Farrell to duties in Afghanistan. Finally, she distributed information on the upcoming program sponsored by LPD along with the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative and other organizations titled, "Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration: A Prisoner and Youth Conversation." HUMAN RELATIONS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES LIAISON Dr. Joan Jackson Johnson reported on the continued heavy workload in her Department due to the increased needs in the community. Requests for utility assistance are on the rise and DHS is out of money in that area. She noted that the number of homeless people has increased and she will have an annual report for each Board member with more detailed information. She expressed her appreciation to Bernard Brantley for his assistance. She continues her efforts, along with those of Chief Szymanski, to establish a "detox center" in the area. A successful center would save LPD, the Fire Department, local hospitals and CMH in the provision of resources presently utilized. These organizations along with Mid-South Substance Abuse Commission and PHP have supplied funding for the effort. Presently, they are having difficulty finding an affordable location in the right geographic location. In answer to a question from Commissioner Farhat, Dr. Jackson Johnson gave specifics on facility needs. Dr. Jackson Johnson gave an update on the most recent mobile food pantry event. She expressed her appreciation to Bernard Brantley for his assistance and noted that over five hundred households were served. She also commended Mr. Brantley for his leadership in the Department during her recent absence. In anticipation of the summer months, she reported that efforts are underway to establish programs for older youth in a addition to those for younger people which include programs at the Boy's and Girl's Club. FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE No representative present. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - Commissioner Mejorado None.

Board of Police Commissioners Meeting Minutes of May 18, 2010 Page 3 CORRESPONDENCE - Commissioner Mejorado Correspondence for the month of April was accepted and placed on file. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS Commissioner Farhat commended the Padnos company (p. 30)for their refusal to buy used metal which was likely stolen. She also noted Community Policing Officer Bob Merritt's report (p. 33) and reported that she hears a great number of positive comments on Ofc. Merritt's efforts in the downtown area. Departmental reports for the month of April were accepted and placed on file. BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS Liaison Committee - Commissioner Kowalk-Thompson reported that she was in attendance at the MICops ceremony held a the capitol and commended Commissioner Renfrew for his participation in the event. It was "very moving." Chief Szymanski added that both the North and South Precinct Advisory Boards lent great support to the event and she expressed her appreciation to Commissioner Renfrew for his participation. Awards & Incentives Committee Commissioner Farhat reported for Commissioner Noordhoek expressing his appreciation to all Board members in attendance at the annual ceremony. Budget Committee - no report. Complaint Committee -- Commissioner Farhat reported that the committee recently met with incoming IA Lieutenant Daryl Green and is looking forward to working with him. Capt. Yankowski is aiding in the transition. Commission Investigator Report - Bernard Brantley had nothing further to report. OTHER REPORTS Recruitment Task Force - no report. Precinct Consolidation Steering Committee - no report. Ad Hoc Committee on Board Policies and Rules - Commissioner Kowalk-Thompson reported that the committee will be holding its first meeting shortly. Michael Mathis suggested that they look at present applicable LPD procedures as well as those in the City Charter as there may be instances where these two resources are not in sync. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS Commissioner Renfrew - expressed his appreciation to Chief Szymanski for the update on the consolidation efforts. Her report was clear and sensible. He looks forward to Dr. Weiss's report. Commissioner Kowalk-Thompson - congratulated Chief Szymanski on her initiatives which allow the Department to "move forward." She very much appreciates her efforts and those of Michelle Reddish as they continue to resolve issues both big and small. Commissioner Farhat - echoed the positive comments made by Commissioners Renfrew and KowalkThompson and noted that the Chief's years of experience with LPD are extremely beneficial in performing the duties of Chief of Police. Commissioner Farhat also announced an upcoming food festival to be held by a local Lebanese church.

Board of Police Commissioners Meeting Minutes of May 18, 2010 Page 4 Commissioner Kolp - had no further comments. Commissioner Mejorado - expressed her appreciation to Commissioner Sims for the great job she did filling in during her absence and to Chief Szymanski for her participation in the Latin American Softball League. She did a great job at throwing out the first pitch. She also announced her participation in an upcoming national bowling tournament to be held in El Paso. OTHER BUSINESS I DISCUSSION None. PUBLIC COMMENT None ADJOURNMENT - Commissioner Mejorado There being no other agenda items, Commissioner Mejorado adjourned the meeting at 6:45 p.m.

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Kim Coleman, Bo Garcia, Brian Jeffries, Bob Johnson, Calvin Jones, Kelly Rossman-McKinney, Greg Ward Mayor Bernero, James Butler, Jeff Williams Karl Dorshimer, Andrea Ragan, Marchelle Smith, Bob Trezise, David Wood Mark Clouse, Eyde Company Bill Christofferson, Foresight Group None

Call to Order Chair Bo Garcia called the meeting to order at 7:45 a.m. Approval of Meeting Minutes from April 16, 2010 Special Board Meeting Motion: Greg Ward moved the Board to approve the meeting minutes from the April 16, 2010 special Board of Director's meeting and place them on file. Motion seconded by Kelly Rossman-McKinney. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Financial Statements as of April 30, 2010 Motion: Kelly Rossman-McKinney moved the Board to receive the April 30, 2010 financial statements and place them on file. Motion seconded by Calvin Jones. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Resolution to Approve Brownfield Plan #50 Foresight Group Redevelopment Project Bob introduced Bill Christofferson from Foresight Group and the project. Andrea outlined some of the details in the Brownfield Plan utilizing MBT tax credits only. Bill presented his project located at 2822 N. MLK, Jr. Blvd. formerly the Peckham building. Use of the OPRA will be included in this project. Motion: Calvin Jones moved the Board to approve the Resolution for the Foresight Group Project and place it on file. Motion seconded by Kim Coleman. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Resolution to Approve Brownfield Plan #51 Knapp's Center Redevelopment Project Bob Trezise gave a brief overview of the project and introduced Mark Clouse. Karl outlined the details of the Brownfield Plan utilizing MBT ,tax credits. A Renaissance

Zone, Section 108 BEDI loan, and historic preservation tax 'credits are necessary additional incentives to make this project work. Mark Clouse reported on the history of the Knapp's Center and provided details of this mixed-use project for office, retail, residential and business incubator for the LEDC. Application deadline for the BEDI loan is July 6 with approval/ disapproval results by September. For the record, Kelly Rossman-McKinney disclosed that the Eyde Company is one of her clients and abstained from voting. Motion: Kim Coleman moved the Board to approve the Resolution for the Knapp's Center redevelopment project and place it on file. Motion seconded by Greg Ward. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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BTS Bank Account Marchelle Smith reported that, due to minimal funds in the BTS bank account in the amount of $55,519.03, it is being charged higher service fees than the interest earned. It is staff's recommendation to move funds from this account into the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority bank account. At year-end closing, these funds will be applied to the BTS accounts payable. Motion: Greg Ward moved the Board to approve the transfer of funds from the BTS account into the LBRA account and place it on file. Motion seconded by Kelly Rossman-McKinney. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Other Business Bob Trezise reported there is good news of the BTS site being purchased by a developer. A meeting is scheduled next week to discuss the project. Bob Trezise introduced our new intern, David Wood. He is one of the few students selected to internship through the Cool Cities grant. David will be working on putting all of our project incentive districts on a GIS map for our website. Public Comment None Adjournment Chair, Bo Garcia declared the meeting adjourned at 8:15 a.m. Motion: Greg Ward moved the Board to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 a.m. Seconded by Kim Coleman. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Call to Order Chair Bo Garcia called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m. Approval of Meeting Minutes from May 7, 2010 Regular Board Meeting Motion: Kim Coleman moved the Board to approve the meeting minutes from the May 7, 2010 regular Board of Director's meeting and place them on file. Motion seconded by Calvin Jones. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Financial Statements April 30, 2010 Motion: Calvin Jones moved the Board to receive the April 30, . 2010 financial statements and place them on file. Motion seconded by Greg Ward. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Outline of UDAG Funds as of April 30, 2010 Bob Trezise reported that Dimitri's loan will be paid in full at their loan closing with MSU Federal Credit Union July 1, 2010. Kris Elliott's First Original Loan At the last Board meeting, the Board recommended that we provide written options based on Kris Elliott's request to forebear payment until January 2011. Bob Trezise provided a written summary along with several options. Kris Elliott's most favorable option was option 1 to stop payments for the rest of this year, accrue interest and resume monthly payments in January 2011 to be paid in full January 2012. He has also asked to replace the Ann Street, East Lansing collateral with other appropriate collateral. At this time, details are not known. Because Kris has demonstrated a huge amount of investment and development in the downtown, it was the consensus of the Board to approve option 1.

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Greg Ward moved the Board to approve option 1 to stop payments for the rest of this year, accrue interest and resume monthly payments in January 2011 to be paid in full January 2012 and place it on file. Motion seconded by Kim Coleman. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Resolution to Approve ER-5 Regional Center The agenda originally reflected that this line item was for discussion. However, staff just learned that we are advised to set up the EB-5 program under a limited liability Corporation (LLC). Bob Trezise introduced Jean Schtokal from Foster Swift who will be our legal counsel the program and presented a power point presentation explaining what the EB-5 program is. There will be a five member board consisting of the LEDC Chair, ITC, SBTDC, 5 th /3rd Bank and a foreign investment expert. Broker, attorney and other fees associated with the program will be charged as well as LEDC ownership fees of 20%. Motion: Kelly Rossman-McKinney moved the Board to approve the resolution to set up a Limited Liability Corporation for the EB-5 Regional Center and place it on file. Motion seconded by Greg Ward. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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The LEDC meeting was adjourned to convene the TIFA Board Meeting to vote on action items before losing a quorum at 8:55 a.m. Motion: Yeas: Greg Ward moved the Board to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 a.m. to convene the TIFA Board Meeting. Seconded by Kim Coleman. Unanimous. Motion carried.

The LEDC meeting was reconvened at 9:00 a.m. Downtown Incubator/Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) Loan Policy Bob Trezise reported that we are preliminarily committing up to 10,000 sq. ft. of incubator space using UDAG funds from LEDC totaling S850,000. Our expectation is to proceed with this exciting project based on construction timelines and that all development agreement requirements are met by the developer including that the Knapp's building is rehabbed fully, exterior and interior, to complete historic standards. There was unanimous consensus by the Board. Other Business To give everyone a break, there will be no July or August Board meetings. Public Comment None

Adjournment Chair, Bo Garcia declared the meeting adjourned at 9:10 a.m. Motion: Greg Ward moved the Board to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 a.m. Seconded by Kim Coleman. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Vice-president Welch called the meeting to order at 8:07. President Villegas attended the meeting by telephone, and Tony Baltimore arrived at the meeting at 8:22 am. Jeff Cunningham, Reznick Group began by stating that the audit was a clean audit, there were no material statements. He then proceeded to review the 2009 Audit with the Board of Commissioners. A short discussion was held on the 2007 audit regarding a $904,000 adjustment. Vice-president Welch suggested, given the discrepancy, that perhaps a forensic audit should be performed. She also indicated, given the declining financial position of LHC, that we needed to put together a comprehensive plan to reduce expenditures. Director Lake advised the Board that she would draft a letter to the U. S. Department of Housing Urban Development and the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") detailing the challenges with the contents of the 2007 versus the 2008 audit and requesting a review by the Auditor General's office. A motion was made by Commissioner Baltimore to approve the 2009 AuditResolution 1105 with the caveat that the Executive Director is directed by the Commission to complete a letter to the local HUD office and the Office of Inspector General highlighting the significant monetary adjustments made between the 2008 and 2007 audit asking the OIG to take any action necessary to ensure that this kind of issue is remedied in a manner that they find acceptable. Commissioner Nelson seconded the motion.

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The Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 28, 2010 were presented to the Board for approval. Commissioner Nelson asked that the minutes be corrected to show

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that she was not in attendance. Commissioner Welch moved to approve the minutes with correction and Commissioner Nelson seconded the motion. Ayes: Welch, Nelson, Villegas

Resolution #1102-Approval of the Environmental Impact Statement for Capital Fund Years 2010-2014 was presented to the Board for approval. This statement is done in conjunction with the annual plan and it includes a Finding of No Significant Impact and a Request for Release of Capital Funds. Commissioner Welch moved to approve Resolution #1102, Commissioner Nelson seconded the motion. Ayes: Welch, Nelson, Villegas

Resolution #1103-Authorization for Director, Patricia Baines-Lake to enter into Contract(s) for cement work to be completed at any Lansing Housing Commission AMP. Prices will be set for specific areas and sizes of cement areas- and each Manager can notify the Contractor and schedule their own work. Commissioner Welch made a motion to approve Resolution #1103, Commissioner Nelson seconded the motion. Ayes: Welch, Nelson, Villegas

Resolution #1104-Approval to enter into Contract(s) for Architectural Services to be performed for any Lansing Housing Commission AMP. This would provide the LHC with Design Services, oversight of projects, and put a procedure in motion that would expedite the obligation of Capital Funds. Commissioner Welch moved to approve Resolution #1104 with Commissioner Nelson seconding the motion. Ayes: Welch, Nelson, Villegas

The Management Reports were presented to the Board. Mod Coordinator Rick Porter presented the Capital Fund Report to the Board. Asset Manager Rhonda Pagel presented the PH reports for Mt.,Vernon, Hildebrandt and LaRoy Froh. David Abood presented for S. Washington. Discussion was held on figuring out how to reflect a true collection rate on the Asset Management Reports. This task will be assumed by the new Director of Asset Management. Kendra Schmidtman presented the Section 8 Informational Report to the Board. 2

Executive Director's Report: Ms. Lake indicated all of the paperwork needed to change health care insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield and PHP to BCN Healthy Living 2 was submitted for underwriting and approval was expected around June 14, 2010. Patricia touched briefly on the idea of an early out option to address budget concerns. She also asked the Board to look at the Logo designs presented to the Commission from employees. Director Lake introduced our new Human Resources Director, Edward Forrest. Ed gave us a brief summary of his former employment and what it entailed. Public Comment: Carolyn Wade spoke briefly regarding her tenancy at Oliver Gardens. Chuck McIntosh spoke briefly about the current Maintenance 22 vacancy. Seff Pineda asked about the status of his former employment. President's Report President Villegas stated that he had no report, but he thanked everyone for all of their hard work in the last few months. Vice-president Welch moved to go into Executive Session. The Board went into Executive Session at 7:48 pm. The Regular Session of May 26, 2010 reconvened at 8:45 p.m. Vice-president Welch spoke briefly on Weatherization Monies. Residents must apply. Commissioner Nelson spoke on the new Michigan Department of Human Services cap on help with electricity and heat payments. Discussion was held on a Special Meeting time to go over the Audits. It was tentatively scheduled for June 15, 2010 at 8:00 am. There being no further business, Commissioner Welch moved to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 8:51 pm.

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Patricia

es Lake, Executive Director and Secretary

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MINUTES OF THE April 28, 2010, COMMISSION'MEETING LANSING HOUSING COMMISSION PRESENT AT ROLL CALL: President Villegas Commissioner Baltimore Commissioner Welch David Abood Kendra Schmidtman Sona Mendoza

STAFF:

Patricia Baines Lake Lisa Krell Phil Chajkowski Rhonda Pagel

Vice President Welch called the meeting to order at 6:07 pm. Georgina Nelson had informed us she would be absent this meeting and President, Vince Villegas informed us he would arrive late for this meeting. President Villegas joined the meeting at approximately 6:20 p.m. The Minutes of Regular Meeting of March 24, 2010 were presented to the Board for approval. Commissioner Baltimore moved to approve the minutes with a correction of the spelling of Commissioner Welch's last name from Welsh to Welch, Commissioner Welch seconded the motion. Ayes: Baltimore, Villegas, Welch

Director Lake highlighted the Director's Quarterly Performance Report. The Management Reports were presented to the Board. 1

Kendra Schmidtman presented the Section 8 Informational Report to the Board. Director Lake provided an overview of the training activities that have or are taking place for employees and highlighted the accomplishments of the Commission during the 1st quarter of 2010. President Villegas stated that he had no report, but he thanked everyone for all their hard work in the last few months. There were no Public Comments. There being no further business, Commissioner Welch moved to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm.

Patricia aines Lake, Executive Director and Secretary

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Members Present: Members Absent: Staff Present: Guests: Public Present:

Kim Coleman, Bo Garcia, Brian Jeffries, Bob Johnson, Calvin Jones, Kelly Rossman-McKinney, Greg Ward Mayor Bernero, James Butler, Jeff Williams Karl Dorshimer, Andrea Ragan, Marchelle Smith, Bob Trezise, David Wood None None

Call to Order Chair Bo Garcia called the meeting to order at 8:55 a.m. Approval of Meeting Minutes from April 16, 2010 Special Board Meeting Motion: Kim Coleman moved the Board to approve the meeting minutes from the April 16, 2010 special Board of Director's meeting and place them on file. Motion seconded by Calvin Jones. Unanimous. Motion carried.

Yeas:

Financial Statements as of April 30, 2010 Motion: Kelly Rossman-McKinney moved the Board to receive the April 30, 2010 financial statements and place them on file. Motion seconded by Calvin Jones. Unanimous. Motion carried.

Yeas:

Transfer of TIFA Local Account Funds to TIFA Investment Account Marchelle Smith reported that, due to minimal funds in the TIFA Local bank account in the amount of $35,377.69, it is being charged higher service fees than the interest earned. It is staff's recommendation to move funds from this account into the TIFA Investment bank account. Motion: Calvin Jones moved the Board to approve the transfer of funds from the TIFA Local account into the TIFA Investment account and place it on file. Motion seconded by Kim Coleman. Unanimous. Motion carried.

Yeas:

Other Business None Public Comment None

Adjournment Vice Chair, Greg Ward declared the meeting adjourned at 9:00 a.m. Motion: Greg Ward moved the Board to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 a.m. Seconded by Calvin Jones. Unanimous. Motion carried.

Yeas:

Minutes by M. Smith

Robert L. Trezise, Jr. /T(1/FA Director

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
Resolution- OPRA District Designation Approval-MSU-FCU 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq.

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action. VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Karl Dorshimer - LEDC Vice President CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - MSU-FCU 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq. July 2, 2010

Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda for the July 12 meeting. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act Establishment of OPRA District 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq. WHEREAS, the intending purchaser of property located at 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq. in the City of Lansing, Michigan (the "Property") has requested in writing that the City of Lansing establish an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District (the "District") as enabled by Public Act 146 of 2000, the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act as amended (the "Act"), and WHEREAS, the owner is Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, hereinafter called the "Developer", and WHEREAS, the Developer is the legal owner of greater than fifty percent (50%) of all taxable value of the property located within the proposed District, and WHEREAS, the Developer has, in writing, requested the District for the Property and for the City of Lansing to take all necessary steps and actions to establish the District on their behalf, and WHEREAS, the property in question and the proposed boundary of the District is legally described as: S 44 FT OF N 92 1/8 FT LOTS 1 & 2; BLOCK 110 ORIG PLAT, 33-01-01-16-325070; and, WHEREAS, the Act requires that before establishing the District the Lansing City Council hold a public hearing in order to provide an opportunity for owners, residents or other taxpayers of the City of Lansing to appear and be heard regarding the establishment of the District and that said public hearing was held on July 12, 2010; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following property is hereby approved and established as an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District as provided by Public Act 146 of 2000 legally described as: S 44 FT OF N 92 1/8 FT LOTS 1 & 2; BLOCK 110 ORIG PLAT, 33-0101-16-325-070, and BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that this resolution shall not be construed as the City Council's approval of any future application for an Obsolete Properties Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate for the Developer or any other applicant.

Approved for Placement on the City Council Agenda

Brigham Smith, City Attorney Date:

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
Resolution- OPRA Certificate Approval-MSUFCU 104 & 106 S. Washington Square

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action.

VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Karl Dorshimer - LEDC Vice President CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - MSU-FCU 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq July 2, 2010

Please forward these resolutions to City Council for placement on the Agenda for the July 12 Council meeting. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Tax Exemption Certificate Approval, 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq. WHEREAS, pursuant to the Michigan Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act, being Public Act 146 of 2000 (PA 146 of 2000), Michigan State University Federal Credit Union has filed an application for an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate (OPT Certificate) with the Lansing City Clerk, for a proposed obsolete facility at 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, Michigan (Obsolete Property); and WHEREAS, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (the Developer) owns the proposed Obsolete Property; and WHEREAS, the proposed Obsolete Property is located within an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District legally established by resolution adopted July 12, 2010, after a public hearing was held, as provided by section 3 of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on July 12, 2010 on the Developer's application for an OPT Certificate, after proper notice was made, pursuant to section 4(2) of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, the Developer has represented and committed to the City to undertake, and complete not later than December 30, 2010, the rehabilitation, renovation, and reconstruction of the Obsolete Property throughout the structure; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby approves of the issuance of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate to Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, for the Obsolete Property located at 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, Michigan, legally described as: S 44 FT OF N 92 1/8 FT LOTS 1 & 2; BLOCK 110 ORIG PLAT, 33-01-01-16-325-070, for the period of 12 consecutive years. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council, in approving the Developer's application by this resolution, finds and determines all of the following; 1. The taxable value of the property proposed to be exempt plus the aggregate taxable value of the property already exempt under PA 146 of 2000 and under Public Act 198 of 1974 (IFT's) does exceed five percent (5%) of the total taxable value of the City of Lansing and does not substantially impede the operation of the City of Lansing or impair its financial soundness. The applicant is not delinquent in any taxes related to the facility. All of the items required for the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate have been provided to the City of Lansing by the applicant.

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4. 5. 6.

The application is for obsolete property as defined in section 2(h) of PA 146 of 2000. The commencement of rehabilitation activities of the facility did not occur prior to the establishment of the Obsolete Properties Rehabilitation District. The application relates to the rehabilitation program for the building located at 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, Michigan and, when completed, will constitute a rehabilitated facility within the meaning of PA 146 of 2000 and the facility is situated within the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District established by the City of Lansing, which is a Qualified Local Governmental Unit eligible under PA 146 of 2000 to establish such a district. The completion of the rehabilitated facility is calculated to, and will at the time of issuance of the certificate, have the reasonable likelihood to, increase commercial activity, create some employment, and revitalize an urban area. The rehabilitation includes improvements aggregating ten percent (10%) or more of the true cash value of the property at the commencement of the rehabilitation as provided by section 2(L) of PA 146 of 2000. The rehabilitation must be completed not later than December 30, 2010 as evidence by the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Lansing Building Safety Office.

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BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the City Clerk shall cause the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Certificate to be completed, including the "Clerk Certification" and shall file the completed application, together with a certified copy of this resolution with the State Tax Commission.

Approved for placement on the City Council Agenda

City Attorney

Date

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:
Washington Sq.

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
Resolution- Approving a Personal Property Exemption (PPE)- MSU-FCU 104 & 106 S.

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action. VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Karl Dorshimer _ LEDC Vice President CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - MSU-FCU 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq. July 2, 2010

Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda for the July 12 meeting. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING Approving a Personal Property Exemption WHEREAS, pursuant to Public Act 328 of 1998 (1998 PA 328), Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSU-FCU) has made Application for Exemption of New Personal Property (PPE-01-2010) for property located at 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq. which is contained within the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Zone, established by the Lansing City Council on August 18, 1997 pursuant to Act 381 of 1996, as amended, and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on July 12, 2010, on the Application for Exemption of New Personal Property, at which, and with advance written notice, the assessor and all representatives of affected taxing units were afforded an opportunity to appear and be heard on the application and exemption request; and WHEREAS, the City is an eligible distressed community under Public Act 328 by containing NEZ classifications under Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Act of 1992, and as acknowledged in the State Tax Commission bulletin on exemption of new personal property to assessing officers, dated May 10, 1999; and WHEREAS, Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Zone is an eligible district under Public Act 198 of 1974, as amended, and it is within the jurisdiction of the City of Lansing and, therefore, within an eligible distressed community; and WHEREAS MSU-FCU meets the requirements of an eligible business under Public Act 328 by being primarily engaged in Office Operations; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby approves the application of for exemption of new personal property (PPE-01-2010) pursuant to Public Act 328 of 1998, as amended, for that portion of the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Zone, legally described as: S 44 FT OF N 92 1/8 FT LOTS 1 & 2; BLOCK 110 ORIG PLAT 33-01-01-16-325-070, commonly known as 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, Michigan. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the personal property exemption (PPE-01-2010) under Public Act 328 shall be for the period of 12 years effective Dec. 31, 2010 and ending Dec 30, 2022. BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the City Clerk shall cause the application for exemption of new personal property (PPE-01-2010) to be completed and shall cause the completed application and a copy of this Resolution to be filed with the State Tax Commission.

Approved for placement on City Council Agenda

City Attorney Date:

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010

Resolution- Requesting Public Hearing and Approval for OPRA Certificate-Foresight Property Investment LLC Redevelopment

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action.

VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Ken Szymusiak, Lansing EDC CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - Foresight Property Investment LLC Redevelopment OPRA Certificate setting Public Hearing July 2, 2010

Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda. If you have any questions, or need additional infolination, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING COMMITTEE RESOLUTION TO SET A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN OBSOLETE PROPERTY REHABILITATION EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. WHEREAS, Foresight Property Investment LLC, owner of the property located at 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in the City of Lansing, Michigan (the AProperty@) has applied to the City of Lansing for the City to approve the issuance of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate (the "OPT Certificate@), pursuant to the Michigan Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act, being Public Act 146 of 2000 (the AAct@); and WHEREAS, the property in question of the Certificate is legally described as:
LOT 1 AND PART OF LOTS 2 AND 3, ASSESSORS, PLAT NO. 57, CITY OF LANSING, INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 29, PAGE 41, INGHAM COUNTY RECORDS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHERNMOST CORNER OF LOT 1; THENCE S52°00'30"E, 802.91 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE CSX RAILROAD TO THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3'; THENCE S02 . 14'42W, 7.60 FEET ALONG THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE 235.43 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 3 AND A 342.70 FOOT RADIUS CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 39°21'43" AND A CHORD OF N73°58'04"W, 61.01 FEET; THENCE S01 55'53"W, 7.72 FEET; THENCE N88°04'07"W, 298.97 FEET; THENCE N01 °58'30"E, 361.76 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BOULEVARD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 2.35 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

WHEREAS, an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District was established by the Lansing City Council on June 28, 2010 in accordance with the act; and WHEREAS, the Act requires that before granting a Certificate the Lansing City Council hold a public hearing in order to provide an opportunity for the applicant, the City Assessor, a representative of the affected taxing units, the residents, and other taxpayers of the City of Lansing general public appear and be heard regarding the approval of the OPT Certificate. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that a public hearing be held in the City Council Chambers of the City of Lansing, l Ou' Floor, Lansing City Hall, Lansing, Michigan, on August 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of receiving public comment on the establishment of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Certificate under the provisions of Public Act 146 of 2000 and that the Clerk shall publish once in a publication of general circulation within the community a notice of the scheduled public hearing and that the notice appear not less than 10 or more than 30 days prior to the date of the hearing and that the Clerk also cause the owner of property within the proposed district to receive written notice of the public hearing to be delivered by certified mail.

Approved for placement on the City Council agenda;

Brigham Smith, Lansing City Attorney Dated:

City of Lansing Notice of Public Hearing The Lansing City Council will hold a public hearing on August 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 10 th Floor, Lansing City Hall, Lansing, MI, for the purpose stated below: To afford an opportunity for all residents, taxpayers of the City of Lansing, City Assessor, other interested persons and ad valorem taxing units to appear and be heard on the establishment of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Certificate (the ACertificate@), pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act, Public Act 146 of 2000, for property located at 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, Michigan, but more particularly described as follows:
LOT 1 AND PART OF LOTS 2 AND 3, ASSESSORS, PLAT NO. 57, CITY OF LANSING, INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 29, PAGE 41, INGHAM COUNTY RECORDS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHERNMOST CORNER OF LOT 1; THENCE S52°00'30"E, 802.91 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE CSX RAILROAD TO THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE S02°14'42W, 7.60 FEET ALONG THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE 235.43 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 3 AND A 342.70 FOOT RADIUS CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 39°21'43" AND A CHORD OF N73°58'04"W, 61.01 FEET; THENCE S01°55'53"W, 7.72 FEET; THENCE N88°04'07"W, 298.97 FEET; THENCE N01°58'30"E, 361.76 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BOULEVARD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 2.35 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

Approval of this Certificate will provide the owner or potentially the developer of property an abatement of certain property taxes for the improvements to the property noted above. Further information regarding this issue may be obtained from Ken Szymusiak, Economic Development Corporation of the City of Lansing, 401 S. Washington Sq. Ste 100, Lansing, MI, 48933, 517-4834140.

Chris Swope City Clerk

City of Lansing

Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Ken Szymusiak, Lansing EDC CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - Foresight Property Investment LLC Redevelopment OPRA Certificate Approval July 2, 2010

Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda. If you have any questions, or need additional infoiluation, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Tax Exemption Certificate Approval, 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. WHEREAS, pursuant to the Michigan Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act, being Public Act 146 of 2000 (PA 146 of 2000), Foresight Property Investment LLC has filed an application for an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate (OPT Certificate) with the Lansing City Clerk, for a proposed obsolete facility at 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, Michigan (Obsolete Property); and WHEREAS, Foresight Property Investment LLC (the Developer) owns the proposed Obsolete Property; and WHEREAS, the proposed Obsolete Property is located within an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District legally established by resolution adopted June 28, 2010, after a public hearing was held, as provided by section 3 of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on August 9, 2010 on the Developer's application for an OPT Certificate, after proper notice was made, pursuant to section 4(2) of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, the Developer has represented and committed to the City to undertake, and complete not later than December 31, 2012, the rehabilitation, renovation, and reconstruction of the Obsolete Property into a new office and state of the manufacturing facility throughout the structure; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby approves of the issuance of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate to Foresight Property Investment LLC, for the Obsolete Property located at 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, Michigan, legally described as:
LOT 1 AND PART OF LOTS 2 AND 3, ASSESSORS, PLAT NO. 57, CITY OF LANSING, INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 29, PAGE 41, INGHAM COUNTY RECORDS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHERNMOST CORNER OF LOT 1; THENCE S52°00'30"E, 802.91 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE CSX RAILROAD TO THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE S02014'42W, 7.60 FEET ALONG THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE 235.43 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 3 AND A 342.70 FOOT RADIUS CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 39°21'43" AND A CHORD OF N73°58'04"W, 61.01 FEET; THENCE S01 °55'53"W, 7.72 FEET; THENCE N88°04'07"W, 298.97 FEET; THENCE N01°58'30"E, 361.76 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BOULEVARD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 2.35 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

for the period of 12 consecutive years.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council, in approving the Developer's application by this resolution, finds and determines all of the following; 1. The taxable value of the property proposed to be exempt plus the aggregate taxable value of the property already exempt under PA 146 of 2000 and under Public Act 198 of 1974 (IFT' s) does exceed five percent (5%) of the total taxable value of the City of Lansing and does not substantially impede the operation of the City of Lansing or impair its financial soundness. The applicant is not delinquent in any taxes related to the facility. All of the items described on line 9 of the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate have been provided to the City of Lansing by the applicant. The application is for obsolete property as defined in section 2(h) of PA 146 of 2000. The commencement of rehabilitation activities of the facility did not occur prior to the establishment of the Obsolete Properties Rehabilitation District. The application relates to the rehabilitation program for the building located at 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.., Lansing, Michigan and, when completed, will constitute a rehabilitated facility within the meaning of PA 146 of 2000 and the facility is situated within the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District established by the City of Lansing, which is a Qualified Local Governmental Unit eligible under PA 146 of 2000 to establish such a district. The completion of the rehabilitated facility is calculated to, and will at the time of issuance of the certificate, have the reasonable likelihood to, increase commercial activity, create some employment, and revitalize an urban area. The rehabilitation includes improvements aggregating ten percent (10%) or more of the true cash value of the property at the commencement of the rehabilitation as provided by section 2(L) of PA 146 of 2000. The rehabilitation must be completed not later than December, 31, 2012 as evidence by the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Lansing Building Safety Office.

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BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the City Clerk shall cause the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Certificate to be completed, including the "Clerk Certification" and shall file the completed application, together with a certified copy of this resolution with the State Tax Commission. Approved for placement on the City Council Agenda

City Attorney Date

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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:
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City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
OPRA District Application and Brownfield # 50-Foresight Group-2282 N. Martin Luther King,

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action.

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"Equal Opportunity Employer"

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DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND i NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT
.CAPITOL AVENUE 0 LANSING, MI 48933-1236 `(517) 483-4060 4 FAx: (517) 483-6036 DIRECTOR ' S OFFICE

Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From:

The Honorable Mayor Virg Bernero Bob Johnson, Directo Planning & Neighbor CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM June 30, 2010

Subject: Date:

Attached for your review today is one item for the next City Council agenda: 1. OPRA District App. & Brownfield #50, Re: Foresight Group - 2822 N. MLK

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.

cc:

Ken Szymusiak, EDC

Attachments

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"Equal Opportunity Employer"

To: Bob Johnson, Planning & Development Director From: Ken Szymusiak, EDC Director of Downtown Development RE: OPRA District App. & Brownfield #50 re: Foresight Group - 2822 N. MLK Date: Wednesday., June 30th, 2010

Attached please find: Application from Foresight Group requesting a twelve (12) year OPRA Cert. Incentive as well as Brownfield #50 which will allow Foresight Group to apply for MBT Credits, there is not TIF capture in this plan. Please provide this application to the Mayor for his concurrence and ask him to forward it to the Lansing City Council so they may receive it at next Monday's Council meeting, and refer it to the Planning & Development Committee.

%rtificate 1/! ^ Li g This form is issued as provided by Public Act 146 of 2000, as amended. This application , aJ^. • e filed after th;Clistpict is established. This project will ted--^^ponl;in'.the urrl egt year. not receive tax benefits until approved by the State Tax Commission. Applications receivfi g,:tf Et >^ !i This application is subject to audit by the State Tax Commission. g of, the local ,government unit. INSTRUCTIONS: File the original and two copies of this form and the required attachments with the ,clerk (The State Tax Commission requires two copies of the Application and attachments. The original is retained' by theclerk:) ( Pl'ase, see State Tax Commission Bulletin 9 of 2000 for more information about the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption. The following must be provided to the local government unit as attachments to this application: (a) General description of the obsolete facility (year built, original use, most recent use, number of stories, square footage); (b) General description of the proposed use of the rehabilitated facility, (c) Description of the general nature and extent of the rehabilitation to be undertaken, (d) A descriptive list of the fixed building equipment that will be a part of the rehabilitated facility, (e) A time schedule for undertaking and completing the rehabilitation of the facility, (f) A statement of the economic advantages expected from the exemption. A statement from the assessor of the local unit of government, describing the required obsolescence has been met for this building, is required with each application. Rehabilitation may commence after establishment of district. Applicant (Company) Name (applicant must be the OWNER of the facility) Foresight Properties LLC Company Mailing address (No. and street, P.O. Box, City, State, ZIP Code) 619 E. Hazel Street, Lansing, MI, 48912 Location of obsolete facility (No. and street, City, State, ZIP Code) 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., Lansing, MI, 48906 County City, Township, Village (indicate which) Ingham City School District where facility is located (include school code) Date of Commencement of Rehabilitation (mm/ddlyyyy) Planned date of Completion of Rehabilitation (mm/dd/yyyy) Lansing - 33020 12/31/2012 08/01/2010 Attach Legal description of Obsolete Property on separate of years exemption requested Number Estimated Cost of Rehabilitation sheet
$450,000.00 '12
Expected project likelihood (check all that apply): K Increase Commercial activity Create employment I l I Retain employment Prevent a loss of employment
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Indicate the number of jobs to be retained or created as a result of rehabilitating the facility, including expected construction employment Each year, the State Treasurer may approve 25 additional reductions of half the school operating and state education taxes for a period not to exceed six years. Check the following box if you wish to be considered for this exclusion.

APPLICANT'S CERTIFICATION

The undersigned, authorized officer of the company making this application certifies that, to the best of his/her knowledge, no information contained herein or in the attachments hereto is false in any way and that all of the information is truly descriptive of the property for which this application is being submitted. Further, the undersigned is aware that, if any statement or information provided is untrue, the exemption provided by Public Act 146 of 2000 may be in jeopardy. The applicant certifies that this application relates to a rehabilitation program that, when completed, constitutes a rehabilitated facility, as defined by Public Act 146 of 2000, as amended, and that the rehabilitation of the facility would not be undertaken without the applicant's receipt of the exemption certificate. It is further certified that the undersigned is familiar with the provisions of Public Act 146 of 2000, as amended, of the Michigan Compiled Laws; and to the best of his/her knowledge and belief, (s)he has complied or will be able to comply with all of the requirements thereof which are prerequisite to the approval of the application by the local unit of government and the issuance of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate by the State Tax Commission. Fax Number Telephone Number Name of Company Officer (no authorized agents)

(517) 485-5700 William Christofferson Mailing Address 619 E. Hazel Street, Lansing, MI, 48912 Signatur Company icer (no a ho ' ed agents)

(517) 485-0202

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Email Address billc@thinkdodeliver.com Title Member

LOCAL GOVERNMENT fT CLERK CERTIFICATION
The Clerk must also complete Parts 1, 2 and 4 on Page 2. Part 3 is to be completed by the Assessor. Signature Date application received

Application Number

'FO.RISnTA ETAX COMMISSI,ON.U:SE `

Date Received

LUCI Code

3674,

Page 2

This section is to be completed by the clerk of the local governing unit before submitting the application to the State Tax Commission. Include a copy of the resolution which approves the application and Instruction items (a) through (f) on page 1, and a separate statement of obsolescence from the assessor of record with the State Assessor's Board. All sections must be completed in order to process.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTION

PART 1: ACTION TAKEN Action Date: Exemption Approved for Denied
Date District Established LUCI Code School Code

Years, ending December 30,

(not to exceed 12 years)

PART 2: RESOLUTIONS (the following statements must be included in resolutions approving)
A statement that the local unit is a Qualified Local Governmental Unit. A statement that the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District was legally established including the date established and the date of hearing as provided by section 3 of Public Act 146 of 2000. A statement indicating whether the taxable value of the property proposed to be exempt plus the aggregate taxable value of property already exempt under Public Act 146 of 2000 and under Public Act 198 of 1974 (IFT's) exceeds 5% of the total taxable value of the unit. A statement of the factors, criteria and objectives, if any, necessary for extending the exemption, when the certificate is for less than 12 years. A statement that the application was approved at a public hearing as provided by section 4(2) of Public Act 146 of 2000 including the date of the hearing. A statement that the applicant is not delinquent in any taxes related to the facility. If it exceeds 5% (see above), a statement that exceeding 5% will not have the effect of substantially impeding the operation of the Qualified Local Governmental Unit or of impairing the financial soundness of an affected taxing unit. A statement that all of the items described under "Instructions" (a) through (f) of the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate have been provided to the Qualified Local Governmental Unit by the applicant. A statement that the application is for obsolete property as defined in section 2(h) of Public Act 146 of 2000. A statement that the commencement of the rehabilitation of the facility did not occur before the establishment of the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District. A statement that the application relates to a rehabilitation program that when completed constitutes a rehabilitated facility within the meaning of Public Act 146 of 2000 and that is situated within an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District established in a Qualified Local Governmental Unit eligible under Public Act 146 of 2000 to establish such a district. A statement that completion of the rehabilitated facility is calculated to, and will at the time of issuance of the certificate, have the reasonable likelihood to, increase commercial activity, create employment, retain employment, prevent a loss of employment, revitalize urban areas, or increase the number of residents in the community in which the facility is situated. The statement should indicate which of these the rehabilitation is likely to result in. A statement that the rehabilitation includes improvements aggregating 10% or more of the true cash value of the property at commencement of the rehabilitation as provided by section 2(1) of Public Act 146 of 2000. ' A statement of the period of time authorized by the Qualified Local Governmental Unit for completion of the rehabilitation.

PART 3: ASSESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS

Provide the Taxable Value and State Equalized Value of the Obsolete Property, as provided in Public Act 146 of 2000, as amended, for the tax year immediately preceding the effective date of the certificate (December 31st of the year approved by the STC).

Taxable Value Building(s)
Name of Governmental Unit Date
of

State Equalized Value (SEV)
Action on application Date
of Statement of

Obsolescence

The undersigned clerk certifies that, to the best of his/her knowledge, no information contained herein or in the attachments hereto is false in any way. Further the undersigned is aware that if any information provided is untrue, the exemption provided by Public Act 146 of 2000 may be in jeopardy. Date Clerk Signature Name of Clerk City Telephone Number Fax Number State
ZIP

PART 4: CLERK CERTIFICATION

Clerk's Mailing Address

Code

Email Address

Mail completed application and attachments to: State Tax Commission Michigan Department of Treasury P.O. Box 30471 Lansing, Michigan 48909-7971

If you have any questions, call (517) 373-3272.

For guaranteed receipt by the State Tax Commission, it is recommended that applications and attachments are sent by certified mail.

Briefing Memo Brownfield Project #50 Foresight Group, Inc. 2822 N. MLK Jr., Blvd City of Lansing 06/30/2010 MEMORANDUM DATE: TO: June 30, 2010 Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Robert Trezise, Jr., President/CEO LEDC Development & Planning Committee Mayor's Office Ken Szymusiak, Director of Downtown Development Lansing Economic Development Corporation Brownfield Plan #50 Foresight Group, Inc. Brownfield Project

FROM: SUBJECT:

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Applicant: Foresight Group, Inc. Foresight Property investment. LLC 619 E. Hazel Street Lansing, MI 48912 Mr. Bill Christofferson President / Member

Contact:

Project Location: 2822 N. MLK Jr., Blvd.. Total Investment: Est. Building Improvements: Est. New Equipment Purchases: Total: Est. $450,000 $1,730,000 $2,180,000

Brownfield Tax Capture: No brownfield TIF capture will occur with this project. Michigan Business Tax Credit: MBT Eligible Costs: $2,180,000 MBT Credit (12.5% of eligible cost): $275,500 Overview: The site of the brownfield project is an approximately 2.35 acre parcel and is composed of one 29,500 s.f. building which was constructed in 1948 with additions added in 1952, and was utilized by Peckham Industries, Inc. for manufacturing and production purposes until 2009. Foresight Property Investment, LLC has purchased and will be rehabilitating the building. The restoration will include a complete gutting and reconstruction of the interior office space of the building, 1

Briefing Memo Brownfield Project #50 Foresight Group, Inc. 2822 N. MLK Jr., Blvd City of Lansing 06/30/2010 extensive roof and facade repairs, new HVAC and replacement of electrical infrastructure MBT REQUEST Foresight Property Investment, LLC / Foresight Group, Inc. intend to submit an MBT credit application for the approval of a credit in the amount of $275,500. PROJECT ELIGIBILITY: The property has been deemed "Functionally Obsolete" per Public Act 381 of 1996, as found by a Level IV Assessor. The project is subject to Brownfield plan approval by the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors on June 18, 2010. OVERALL INCENTIVE PACKAGE: Michigan Business Tax Credits: Eligible Investment - $2,180,000 MBT Credit - $275,500 OPRA: Duration: 12 years Incentive: $99,000 Total Incentive Package: $374,500 City Taxes Abated (OPRA): $38,630 PROJECT REVIEW: a) The overall benefit to the public: The project will allow for the reuse of a vacant industrial building in an area of Lansing that has seen little major investment in recent years. Furthermore, it will bring a property on to the tax rolls for the first time which will provide an immediate gain to taxing jurisdictions, while preserving 30 jobs in the city of Lansing. b) The extent of reuse of vacant buildings and redevelopment of blighted property: The functionally obsolete building will be completely rehabilitated including new HVAC, electrical upgrades, and complete interior remodel. 2

Briefing Memo Brownfield Project #50 Foresight Group, Inc. 2822 N. MLK Jr., Blvd City of Lansing 06/30/2010 c) Creation / Retention of jobs: The project will retain approximately 30 jobs with an average salary of $50,000 / year in the city of Lansing, with the possibility of future expansion in the future. d) Whether the eligible property is in an area of high unemployment: Comparison of February 2010 un-adjusted jobless rates according to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth are as follows: Lansing / East Lansing MSA - 11.2% State of Michigan - 14.6% National Average - 10.4% The Lansing / East Lansing MSA and the State of Michigan reflect jobless rates above the national average e) The level and extent of contamination alleviated by the qualified taxpayer's eligible investment to the extent known to the qualified taxpayer: Not Applicable f) The level of private sector contribution: The developer will invest approximately: $2,180,000 on the site. g) The cost gap that exists between the site and a similar greenfield site as determined by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority: Not Applicable h) If the qualified taxpayer is moving from another location in this state, whether the move will create a brownfield: The applicant is moving from another location within the city of Lansing, and this move is not anticipated to create another brownfield. i) Whether the financial statements of the qualified taxpayer indicate that it is financially sound and that the project is economically sound: Amount of financing is contingent upon incentives. 3

Briefing Memo Brownfield Project #50 Foresight Group, Inc. 2822 N. MLK Jr., Blvd City of Lansing 06/30/2010 OTHER STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE: The developer has applied for an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act (OPRA) District and plans to apply for an OPRA Certificate. RECOMMENDATION: The Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority recommends approval of Brownfield Plan #50 in support of a Brownfield Michigan Business Tax Credit of $275,500.

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Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment Project

2822 N. MLK Jr., Blvd. Lansing, Michigan

Brownfield Plan #50

Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Lansing, Michigan

A pproved by LBRA - 6/25/10

Table of Contents Section 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Site Location and Photos Project Summary Sheet Past Use of the Property - Site History The Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Brownfield Project Description Eligible Activities Planned for Reimbursement Captured Taxable Value & Tax Increment Revenues Method of Brownfield Plan Financing Amount of Note or Bonded Indebtedness Incurred Duration of the Brownfield Plan Estimated Impact on Taxing Jurisdictions Legal Description & Site Map Personal Property Displacement of Persons Site Remediation Revolving Fund Other Information Paqe 1 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5. 5 5

Exhibits Exhibit A Exhibit B Site Plan Legal Description of Property

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Site Location and Photo

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Project Summary Sheet Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment Project Foresight Property Investment, LLC Foresight Group Inc. 2822 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 33-01-01-05-427-003 (Appx. 29,500 s.f.) Taxable Value: $312,100 Rehabilitation of functionally obsolete manufacturing facility into Class A office and print production facility. Foresight Property Investment, LLC: Est. $450,000 in Real Estate Improvements Foresight Group Inc.: Est. $1,730,000 in New Equipment

Project Name: Business Line: Property Location: Property Num. & Size: Project Description: Investment:

Est. Job Creation/Retention: Duration of Plan: Taxes Generated: (Over 12 years) Incentives to 3215 S. Penn LLC:

30 jobs retained averaging $45,000/yr. 5 years

New Property Taxes to City: Est. $368,000 Est. MBT Credit: Est. Tax Savinqs from OPRA: Total: $275,500 $99,000 $374,500

Eligible Activities:

There will be no reimbursement of Eligible Activities.

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3.

Past Use of the Property - Site History

The site of the brownfield project is an approximately 2.35 acre parcel and is composed of one 29,500 s.f. building which was constructed in 1948 with additions added in 1952, and was utilized by Peckham Industries, Inc. for manufacturing and production purposes until 2009. The building has been vacant for approximately 1 year and is suffering from severe functional inadequacies. The City Assessor's office has reviewed this building and has determined a qualification for functional obsolescence based on the definition set forth in Public Act 381 of 1996 which states: "Functionally obsolete" means that the property is unable to be used to adequately perform the function for which it was intended due to a substantial loss in value resulting from factors such as overcapacity, changes in technology, deficiencies or super-inadequacies in design, or other similar factors that affect the property itself or the property's relationship with other surrounding property.

4.

The Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

In August of 1997, the Lansing City Council established the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (LBRA) and designated the entire City as a "Brownfield Zone". The primary purpose of the LBRA is to encourage the redevelopment of blighted, contaminated and functionally obsolete property within the Brownfield Zone by providing financial incentives.

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LBRA Brownfield Redevelopment Process
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Brownfield Project Description

Foresight Property Investment, LLC has purchased and will be rehabilitating the building. The restoration will include a complete gutting and reconstruction of the interior office space of the building, extensive roof and facade repairs, new HVAC and replacement of electrical infrastructure Work on this project is expected to begin in Summer of 2010 and be completed by the Fall of 2012. Estimated Buildinq Improvements: Landscaping Exterior Facade / Roof Repairs New Interior Build-out HVAC Plumbing / Sprinklers / Grey Water Electrical / Lighting / Comm. Architectural, fees , permits, etc. Total: Estimated Equipment Purchases: Digital Press Office Copier Platesetter Workflow Computing Systems Stitcher Cutter Printing Press / Presses Fork Lift Telephone System Server Office Furniture Total: 6.

$11,000 $47,500 $155,000 $79,000 $46,500 . $108,500 $2,500 $155,000 $500,000 $15,000 $150,000 $100,000 $110,000 $150,000 $600,000 $15,000 $20,000 $20,000 $50,000 $1,730,000

Captured Taxable Value and Tax Increment Revenues

There will be no tax capture in this brownfield plan. The Developer will be applying to the State of Michigan for Michigan Brownfield Single Business Tax credits.

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Method of Brownfield Plan Financing 7

The LBRA will not be financing any portion of this plan. 8. None. Duration 9. the Brownfield Plan of Unless amended by the Lansing City Council, the Plan is anticipated to remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2012. 10. Estimated Impact on Taxing Jurisdictions

Amount of Note or Bonded Indebtedness Incurred

This brownfield plan does not specify any reimbursement of tax increments and therefore does not impact any taxing jurisdictions. 11. Legal Description & Site Map

A Site Map is provided as Exhibit A. The legal description of the Eligible Property is provided as Exhibit B. 12. Personal Property

Incremental tax revenues resulting from new personal property will not be captured by the LBRA. 13. Displacement of Persons

There are no people currently residing on the property. 14. Site Remediation Revolving Fund

The LBRA will not deposit any annual capture in the LBRA's Local Site Remediation Revolving Fund (LSRRF). 15. Other Information

The LBRA and the Lansing City Council, in accordance with the Act, may amend this Plan in the future.

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Exhibit A The property that will be subject to this plan is described as Parcel A in the attached site plan.

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EXHIBIT B Legal Description of the Property

Legal Description for 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.:
LOT 1 AND PART OF LOTS 2 AND 3, ASSESSORS, PLAT NO. 57, CITY OF LANSING, INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 29, PAGE 41, INGHAM COUNTY RECORDS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHERNMOST CORNER OF LOT 1; THENCE S52°00'30"E, 802.91 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE CSX RAILROAD TO THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE S02-14'42W, 7.60 FEET ALONG THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE 235.43 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 3 AND A 342.70 FOOT RADIUS CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 39°21'43" AND A CHORD OF N73°58'04"W, 61.01 FEET; THENCE S01°55'53"W, 7.72 FEET; THENCE N88°04'07"W, 298.97 FEET; THENCE N01°58'30"E, 361.76 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BOULEVARD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 2.35 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:
Redevelopment

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
Resolution- Requesting Public Hearing and Approval-Brownfield #50 - Foresight Group Inc.

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action.

VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Ken Szyrnusiak, Lansing EDC CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - Brownfield #50 - Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment setting Public Hearing July 2, 2010

Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING BROWNFIELD PLAN # 50 - Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment BROWNFIELD PROJECT WHEREAS, the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority has prepared and forwarded an approved Brownfield Plan pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, Public Act 381 of 1996, as amended, for property commonly referred to as 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. located in the City of Lansing; and WHEREAS, prior to Council=s action on this request, it is necessary to hold a public hearing on the Plan, to allow for any resident, taxpayer or ad valorem taxing unit the right to appear and be heard; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that a public hearing be held in the City Council Chambers of the City of Lansing, 10th Floor, Lansing City Hall, Lansing, Michigan, on August 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. on Brownfield Plan #50 - Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment Brownfield Plan Project under the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, for property located within the boundary more particularly described as:
LOT 1 AND PART OF LOTS 2 AND 3, ASSESSORS, PLAT NO. 57, CITY OF LANSING, INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 29, PAGE 41, INGHAM COUNTY RECORDS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHERNMOST CORNER OF LOT 1; THENCE S52°00'30"E, 802.91 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE CSX RAILROAD TO THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE S02°14'42W, 7.60 FEET ALONG THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE 235.43 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 3 AND A 342.70 FOOT RADIUS CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 39°21'43" AND A CHORD OF N73°58'04"W, 61.01 FEET; THENCE S01 55'53"W, 7.72 FEET; THENCE N88°04'07"W, 298.97 FEET; THENCE N01°58'30"E, 361.76 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BOULEVARD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 2.35 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

And that the City Clerk cause notice of such hearing to be published twice in a publication of general circulation, no less than 10 days or more than 40 days prior to the date of the public hearing, and that the City Clerk also cause the legislative body of each taxing unit levying ad valorem taxes on this property, to be notified of Brownfield Plan #50 and the scheduled public hearing.

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City Attorney

Date:

City of Lansing Notice of Public Hearing The Lansing City Council will hold a public hearing on August 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, l Otis Floor, Lansing City Hall, Lansing, MI, for the purpose stated below: To afford an opportunity for all residents, taxpayers of the City of Lansing, other interested persons and ad valorem taxing units to appear and be heard on the approval of Brownfield Plan #50 Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment Brownfield Plan, pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, Public Act 381 of 1996, as amended, for property located at the 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Lansing, Michigan, but more particularly described as:
LOT 1 AND PART OF LOTS 2 AND 3, ASSESSORS, PLAT NO. 57, CITY OF LANSING, INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 29, PAGE 41, INGHAM COUNTY RECORDS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHERNMOST CORNER OF LOT 1; THENCE S52°00'30"E, 802.91 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE CSX RAILROAD TO THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE S02. 14'42W, 7.60 FEET ALONG THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE 235.43 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 3 AND A 342.70 FOOT RADIUS CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 39°21'43" AND A CHORD OF N73°58'04"W, 61.01 FEET; THENCE S01°55'53"W, 7.72 FEET; THENCE N88°04'07"W, 298.97 FEET; THENCE N01 58'30"E, 361.76 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BOULEVARD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 2.35 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

Approval of this Brownfield Plan will enable the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to capture incremental tax increases which result from the redevelopment of the property to pay for costs associated therewith, and allow for the applicant to apply for Brownfield Michigan Business Tax Credits. Further information regarding this issue may be obtained from Ken Szymusiak, Economic Development Corporation of the City of Lansing, 401 N. Washington Square, Suite 100, Lansing, MI 48933, (517) 483-4140.

City Clerk

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Mayor

Virg Bernero,

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Ken Szymusiak, Lansing EDC CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - Brownfield #50 - Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment Approval July 2, 2010

Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.
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"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING COMMITTEE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING RESOLUTION APPROVING BROWNFIELD PLAN #50 - FORESIGHT GROUP INC. REDEVELOPMENT WHEREAS, the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (the `Authority') of the City of Lansing, pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, Public Act, Public Act 381 of 1996, as amended, (the `Act') has prepared a Brownfield Plan, submitted to Council and placed on file in the office of City Clerk, LBRA Brownfield Plan #50 Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment (the `Plan'); and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held by the Lansing City Council and at least 10 days before the public hearing the taxing jurisdictions were provided notice to be fully informed about the fiscal and economic implications of the proposed Plan and given a reasonable opportunity to express their views and recommendations regarding the Plan in accordance with Section 13 (10) and 14(1) of the Act; and WHEREAS, the Lansing City Council, after its public hearing on August 9, 2010, reviewed testimony and evidence regarding the Plan, and found that: 1. 2. the Project Property was historically used for manufacturing by a not for profit corporation, the Plan provides for the reimbursement of costs attributable to eligible activities to the developer and the Authority, the Project includes, in addition to the eligible activities identified in the Plan, the redevelopment of the property, the Project may result in new private investment of approximately $2,180,000, the Plan provides for the capture of property tax increment revenues due to the private investment on the site, and devotes them to repaying the Authority for its= costs associated with eligible activities it performs, and to repaying the developer for their costs associated with eligible actives they perform, in accordance with the Plan,

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4. 5.

WHEREAS, the Authority Board of Directors, at its meeting of June 25, 2010, unanimously recommended approval of the Plan, for this Project; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council, after having duly considered the Plan, finds it is in compliance with the provisions of the Act and further finds: 1. 2. The Plan constitutes a public purpose under the Act; The Plan meets all of the requirements for a ABrownfield Plan@ set forth in Section 13 of the Act;

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The proposed method of financing the costs of the eligible activities, as described in the Plan, is feasible and the Authority has the ability to arrange the financing; The costs of the eligible activities proposed in the Plan are reasonable and necessary to carry out the purposes of the Act; and The amount of the captured taxable value estimated to result from the adoption of the Plan is reasonable.

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IT IS FINALLY RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby approves the LBRA `Brownfield Plan #50 - Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment'.

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City Attorney

Date:

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
Resolution- Worker's Compensation Claim- 2062876 WC 10002747001

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action.

VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Terri Singleton, Director of Human Resources CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - 2062876 WC 10002747001 July 2, 2010

Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.
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"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING WHEREAS, the City of Lansing is named as defendant in a workers' compensation action, 2062876 WC10002747001, involving alleged work related injuries/illnesses; WHEREAS, it is proposed that the action be resolved by virtue of entering into a settlement agreement, in which, the City of Lansing would agree to pay Plaintiff the sum of Thirty One Thousand Dollars ($31,000.00) in exchange for a complete redemption and release of the City from any past, present, and future liability regarding any alleged injuries/illnesses whatsoever; WHEREAS, the proposed settlement is recommended by the Mayor, the Human Resources Department, the City of Lansing's Fund Administrator, and the City Attorney; NOW, THEREFORE,`BE IT RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby approves payment of Thirty One Thousand Dollars ($31,000.00) pursuant to said proposed settlement agreement as a full and final settlement of said action. BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Law Department is authorized to prepare and execute the requisite documents to complete settlement of the aforementioned lawsuit.

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:
Certificate

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
Resolution- OPRA Certificate Approval-Tom Arnold - 1118 S Washington Ave. OPRA

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action. VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Ken Szymusiak, Lansing EDC

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - Tom Arnold - 1118 S Washington Ave. OPRA Subject: Certificate Revision Date: July 6, 2010

Per the request of the State Tax Commission they have requested that a statement be added to Paragraph 1 of the resolution, under BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that explains that the incentive will not financially hinder the operation of the city. Please see the document for the language that was added. Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Tax Exemption Certificate Approval 1118 S. Washington Ave. WHEREAS, pursuant to the Michigan Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act, being Public Act 146 of 2000 (PA 146 of 2000), Tom Arnold has filed an application for an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate (OPT Certificate) with the Lansing City Clerk, for a proposed obsolete facility at 1118 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, Michigan (Obsolete Property); and WHEREAS, Tom Arnold (the Developer) owns the proposed Obsolete Property; and WHEREAS, the proposed Obsolete Property is located within an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District legally established by resolution adopted February 8, 2010, after a public hearing was held, as provided by section 3 of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on January 11, 2010 on the Developer's application for an OPT Certificate, after proper notice was made, pursuant to section 4(2) of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, the Developer has represented and committed to the City to undertake, and complete not later than December 31, 2011, the rehabilitation, renovation, and reconstruction of the Obsolete Property into a mixed-use facility with commercial space on the first floor and 23 residential units throughout the structure; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby rescinds resolution 2010-138 regarding 1118 South Washington Ave. Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Tax Exemption Certificate Approval as passed on February 8, 2010; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby approves of the issuance of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate to Torn Arnold, for the Obsolete Property located at 1118 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, Michigan, legally described as: E 198 Ft Lot 6, Also N 27 FT of E 110 FT 10 In Lot 7 Block 195 Orig Plat for the period of 12 consecutive years. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council, in approving the Developer's application by this resolution, finds and determines all of the following; 1. The taxable value of the property proposed to be exempt plus the aggregate taxable value of the property already exempt under PA 146 of 2000 and under Public Act 198 of 1974 (IFT's) does exceed five percent (5%) of the total taxable value of the City of Lansing and does not substantially impede the operation of the City of Lansing or impair its financial soundness. The applicant is not delinquent in any taxes related to the facility. All of the items described on line 9 of the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate have been provided to the City of Lansing by the applicant.

2. 3.

4. 5. 6.

The application is for obsolete property as defined in section 2(h) of PA 146 of 2000. The commencement of rehabilitation activities of the facility did not occur prior to the establishment of the Obsolete Properties Rehabilitation District. The application relates to the rehabilitation program for the building located at 1118 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, Michigan and, when completed, will constitute a rehabilitated facility within the meaning of PA 146 of 2000 and the facility is situated within the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District established by the City of Lansing, which is a Qualified Local Governmental Unit eligible under PA 146 of 2000 to establish such a district. The completion of the rehabilitated facility is calculated to, and will at the time of issuance of the certificate, have the reasonable likelihood to, increase commercial activity, create some employment, and revitalize an urban area. The rehabilitation includes improvements aggregating ten percent (10%) or more of the true cash value of the property at the commencement of the rehabilitation as provided by section 2(L) of PA 146 of 2000. The rehabilitation must be completed not later than December 31, 2011 as evidence by the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Lansing Building Safety Office.

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BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the City Clerk shall cause the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Certificate to be completed, including the "Clerk Certification" and shall file the completed application, together with a certified copy of this resolution with the State Tax Commission.

Approved for placement on the City Council Agenda

City Attorney

Date

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:
Ave

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
Resolution- OPRA Certificate Approval -Old Town Temple Building-502 E. Grand River

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action.

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"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Ken Szymusiak, Lansing EDC Andrea Ragan, Lansing, EDC CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - Old Town Temple Building - OPRA Certificate July, 7, 2010

Per the request of the state Tax Commission we have added an additional line to the end of Paragraph 1 under BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that states that the incentive will not financially harm the operation of the city. Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Andrea Ragan.
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"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Tax Exemption Certificate Approval 502 E. Grand River Ave. WHEREAS, pursuant to the Michigan Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act, being Public Act 146 of 2000 (PA 146 of 2000), Old Town Temple LLC has filed an application for an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate (OPT Certificate) with the Lansing City Clerk, for a proposed obsolete facility at 502 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, Michigan (Obsolete Property); and WHEREAS, Old Town Temple LLC (the Developer) owns the proposed Obsolete Property; and WHEREAS, the proposed Obsolete Property is located within an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District legally established by resolution adopted March 22, 2010, after a public hearing was held, as provided by section 3 of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on March 8, 2010 on the Developer's application for an OPT Certificate, after proper notice was made, pursuant to section 4(2) of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, the Developer has represented and committed to the City to undertake, and complete not later than December 31, 2011, the rehabilitation, renovation; and reconstruction of the Obsolete Property into office, mixed-use entertainment use throughout the structure; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council here by rescinds resolution 2010-081 regarding 502 E. Grand River Ave. Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Tax Exemption Certificate Approval as passed March 22, 2010. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby approves of the issuance of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate to Old Town Temple LLC, for the Obsolete Property located at 502 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, Michigan, legally described as: LOTS 5 & 6 AND W
1/2

LOT 4 BLOCK 15 ORIG PLAT

for the period of 12 consecutive years. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council, in approving the Developer's application by this resolution, finds and determines all of the following; 1. The taxable value of the property proposed to be exempt plus the aggregate taxable value of the property already exempt under PA 146 of 2000 and under Public Act 198 of 1974 (IFT's) does exceed five percent (5%) of the total taxable value of the City of Lansing and does not substantially impede the operation of the City of Lansing or impair its financial soundness. The applicant is not delinquent in any taxes related to the facility.

2.

3. 4. 5. 6.

All of the items described on line 9 of the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate have been provided to the City of Lansing by the applicant. The application is for obsolete property as defined in section 2(h) of PA 146 of 2000. The commencement of rehabilitation activities of the facility did not occur prior to the establishment of the Obsolete Properties Rehabilitation District. The application relates to the rehabilitation program for the building located at 502 E. Grand River Ave.., Lansing, Michigan and, when completed, will constitute a rehabilitated facility within the meaning of PA 146 of 2000 and the facility is situated within the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District established by the City of Lansing, which is a Qualified Local Governmental Unit eligible under PA 146 of 2000 to establish such a district. The completion of the rehabilitated facility is calculated to, and will at the time of issuance of the certificate, have the reasonable likelihood to, increase commercial activity, create some employment, and revitalize an urban area. The rehabilitation includes improvements aggregating ten percent (10%) or more of the true cash value of the property at the commencement of the rehabilitation as provided by section 2(L) of PA 146 of 2000. The rehabilitation must be completed not later than December 31, 2011 as evidence by the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Lansing Building Safety Office.

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BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the City Clerk shall cause the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Certificate to be completed, including the "Clerk Certification" and shall file the completed application, together with a certified copy of this resolution with the State Tax Commission.

Approved for placement on the City Council Agenda

City Attorney

Date

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010

Withdrawal of Nomination of Tony DeLuca for the Reappointment to the Board of Directors of the Board of Water and Light; withdrawal of Andrew Frederick from At-Large position on the Planning Board; withdrawal of Gabrielle Johnson's appointment to the Fourth Ward position on the Human Relations and Community Services Board

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action. VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

June 25, 2010 A'Lynne Robinson, President Lansing City Council l Otis Floor City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI 48933 Dear President Robinson and City Council Members: Please be aware that I hereby withdraw the nominations of Tony DeLuca for reappointment to the Board of Directors of the Board of Water & Light, the reappointment of Andrew Frederick as an At-Large position on the Planning Board and Gabrielle Johnson's appointment to the Fourth Ward position on the Human Relations and Community Services Board. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Sincerely, Virg Bernero Mayor of Lansing

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010

Appointment of Patricia Spitzley to an At-Large Posittion on the Board of Water and Light for a term to expire June 30, 2014; Appointment of Kyle Binkley to the 2nd Ward Traffic Board for a term to expire June 30, 2014

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action.

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"Equal Opportunity Employer"

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

July 2, 2010

Council President A'Lynne Robinson and City Council Members 10th Floor City Hall Lansing, MI 48933 Dear President Robinson and City Council Members: I herewith submit for your confirmation the appointments of Patricia Spitzley, 2622 Victor Avenue, Lansing, MI., 48911 to an At-Large position on the Board of Water & Light for a term to expire June 30, 2014 and Kyle Binkley, 6931 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI 48911 to the 2"d Ward Traffic Board position for a term to expire June 30, 2014. Your confirmation of these appointments is appreciated. Sincerely,

Virg Bernero Mayor of Lansing

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, LABOR & ECONOMIC GROWTH U OF CONSTRUCTION CODES V 11 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Michigan Uniform Energy Code (residential) Part 10 (SOAHR# 2007-052 LG) Michigan Uniform Energy Code (commercial) Part l0a (SOAHR# 2007-053 LG) Michigan Rehabilitation Code for Existing Buildings (SOAHR # 2009-010 LG) Michigan Construction Code - Part 4 - Building Code (SOAHR # 2009-009 LG)

The Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth, Bureau of Construction Codes, will hold a public hearing on July 20, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. in the MSP Auditorium, Michigan State Police Training Academy, 7426 N. Canal Rd., Dimondale, MI 48821-5001. The Michigan Unifoun Energy Code rules are proposed to be effective 120 days after filing with the Secretary of State. The Rehabilitation Code rules are proposed to be effective 120 days after filing with the Secretary of State. The Building Code rules are proposed to be effective 120 days after filing with the Secretary of State. The public hearing is to receive public comments on the proposed amendments to the administrative rules noted above. Testimony will be taken for each rule set in the order the rules are listed above. Individuals who are not present during testimony for a particular rule set will be provided an opportunity to testify after final testimony on the Michigan Building Code rule set. The proposed energy (residential) rules will adopt the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code with Michigan amendments. The proposed energy (commercial) rules will adopt the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007. The hearing is being conducted by the Department under the authority of Section 4 of 1972 PA 230, MCL 125.1504, and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 2003-1 and 2008-20, MCL 445.2011 and MCL 445.2025. The proposed rehabilitation rules will adopt the 2009 International Existing Building Code with amendments, deletions, and additions deemed necessary for use in Michigan. The hearing is being conducted by the Department under the authority of Section 4 of 1972 PA 230, MCL 125.1504, and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 2003-1 and 2008-20, MCL 445.2011 and MCL 445.2025. The proposed building rules will adopt the 2009 International Building Code and 2009 International Residential Code with amendments, deletions, and additions deemed necessary for use in Michigan. The hearing is being conducted by the Department under the authority of Section 4 of 1972 PA 230, MCL 125.1504, and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 2003-1 and 2008-20, MCL 445.2011 and MCL 445.2025. The proposed rules will be published in the July 15, 2010 Michigan Register. Copies of the proposed Michigan amendments to the Michigan Unifoun Energy Code Parts 10 and 10a, the Michigan Building Code, and the Michigan Rehabilitation Code for Existing Buildings rules may be obtained for a fee of $3.00 by submitting a check or money order, made payable to the State of Michigan, to the Bureau at the address below. You may download a free copy of the proposed amendments by visiting our website at www.michigan.gov/bcc . The amendments are located under the What's New section.

Oral or written comments maybepresented in person atthe'hearing on July 20, 2010, or must be received' in writing by mail, ema i,' ' or facsimile 'no later than 5:00 p.m., July 20, 2010. If your presentation is in written form, please provide a copy to a rules analyst at the conclusion of your oral testimony. Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth Bureau of Construction Codes Office of Administrative Services P.O. Box 30254 Lansing, MI 48909 Telephone (517) 335-2972 Facsimile (517) 241-9570 matsumotbs @michigan.gov Be sure all cellular telephones and pagers are turned off or set to vibrate. The hearing site and parking are accessible. Individuals attending the hearing are requested to refrain from using heavily scented personal care products in order to enhance accessibility for everyone. People with disabilities requiring additional services (such as materials in alternative format) in order to participate in the meeting should call Shannon Matsumoto at (517) 241-6312 at least 14 days prior to the hearing, if possible. DELEG is an equal opportunity employer/program.

MICHIGAN LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION (MLCC)
7150 Harris Drive, P.O. Box 30005 Lansing, Michigan 48909-7505

Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth

LOCAL GOVERNMENT 15-DAY NOTICE
[Authorized by R 436.1105 (2d) and (3)]

June 22, 2010 LANSING CITY COUNCIL ATTENTION CLERK 124 WEST MICHIGAN AVENUE LANSING, MI 48933-1694
Request ID #: 561990

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission has received an application from NUTHOUSE, INC. FOR A NEW SDM LICENSE TO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH 2010 CLASS C LICENSED BUSINESS, LOCATED AT 418-420-428 E MICHIGAN, LANSING, MI 48933, INGHAM COUNTY.

Home address and telephone number: DOUGLAS CRON, 4322 JUNIPER DRIVE, KEWADIN, MI 49648 H(231)264-9765/B(517)337-8520 JOSEPH W. GOODSIR, JR., 2062 TIMBERVIEW DRIVE, OKEMOS, MI 48864 H(517)381-1883B(517)337-7577 TRACY JOHNSON; 831 APPLEGATE, EAST LANSING, MI 48823 H(517)351-3305B(517)351-1500 DAVID KRAUSE, 117 CENTER STREET, EAST LANSING, MI 48823 H(517)337-3078/B(517)337-8520 Specially Designated Merchant (SDM) licenses permit the sale of beer and wine for consumption off the premises only. Specially Designated Distributor (SDD) licenses permit the sale of alcoholic liquor, other than beer and wine under 21 per cent alcohol by volume, for consumption off the premises only. For your information, part of the investigation of the application is conducted by the local law enforcement agency and investigative forms will be released to them either in person or by mail. Although local governing body approval is not required by the Michigan Liquor Control Code, Rules and Related Laws for off-premise licenses, the local governing body, or its designee, may notify the Commission at the above address within 15 days of receipt of this letter if the applicant location will not be in compliance with all appropriate state and local building, plumbing, zoning, fire, sanitation and health laws and ordinances; or if the applicant is considered ineligible due to other factors. All conditions of non-compliance must be outlined in detail, indicating the applicable laws and ordinances. A copy of the law and/or ordinance may be submitted with the notification. If you have any questions, please contact Unit 3 of the Retail Licensing Division at (517) 636-0204. sfs
LC-3104(Rev. 09105) Authority: R436.1105(2d) and (3) Completion: Mandatory Penalty: No License The Department of Labor & Economic Growth will not discriminate against any individual or group because of race, sex, religion, age, national origin, color, marital status, disability, or political beliefs. If you need help with reading, writing, hearing, etc., under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you may make your needs known to this agency.

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Comcast®
June 24, 2010

Comcast 1401 East Miller Road Lansing, MI 48911

Mr. Chris Swope, Clerk City of Lansing 124 W. Michigan Ave., 9th Floor Lansing, MI 48933 RE: Payment Drop Box at 1401E. Miller Rd., Lansing Dear Mr. Swope: As you may recall, when we opened our Frandor Service Center in March 2008 we continued to make a payment drop box available at 1401 E. Miller Rd., Lansing. Effective immediately, we will no longer continue to offer the payment drop box at our Miller Rd. location. Customers still have a variety of options to make payments including: making payments by mail; paying by phone; establishing automatic monthly recurring EFT or credit card payments and online via check or credit card. The Frandor Service Center, 203 N. Clipped Street, will continue to offer a payment drop box. Please direct any customer calls about Comcast products, services and prices to 1-888COMCAST. Our Customer Account Executives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As always, feel free to contact me directly at 517-334-5686 with any questions you may have. Sincerely,

John P. Gardner Government Affairs Manager Comcast, Michigan Region

Baker Donora Center
840 Baker St., Lansing, MI 48910 Phone: (517) 485-0907 Fax: (517) 485-8939 Web address: anitami enny (msn.com c

June 29, 2010 Dear City Council: On behalf of the Baker Donora neighborhood, I am writing to you with great concern about the possibility of the store located on the corners of Baker and Lyons. Residents have voiced great concern that even though this community is in great need of a store that they could purchase food merchandise and would greatly except with open arms, they are in great fear, if the store is able to sell items such as alcoholic beverages, that it would just bring trouble to our community. The Residents, City of Lansing, Baker Donora Center and Community Partners have taken great pride, a lot of hard work to turn this neighborhood around into a Wonderful Neighborhood. Please help us continue to make this a great neighborhood to live in, by supporting our wish to allow a liquor license at this site. Thank you, from the residents of the Baker Donora Neighborhood, The Shake and Bake Seniors, and from the Baker Donora Center. Sincerely, Anita Moneypenny-Salinaz Executive Director

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To Lansing City Council, On October 30, 2009 I purchased a house at 1234 W. Allegan. October 30 was a Friday. On Monday I began cleaning the place as I could around my work schedule. About 4 days after that weekend the city code compliance officer issued a citation to have the trash pile removed. The house has 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. That allotted me approximately 16 hours per bedroom to complete all repairs and remove all trash provided I did not sleep that week. It however did not allow anytime for the bathroom repair, kitchen repair, hallways, or living room work which all produced trash of its own. The most disheartening was the fact that it allows no time to handle the hefty pile of trash that was already at the house when I bought it. The early snow did not help the removal. I did however begin to work on the house, the work went well and fast. I was totally ignorant of the letter from the code compliance officer since he did not send it to me. He instead sent it to the address of the house, where I was not living nor was there any mail going there. There was not even a mailbox on the house yet. I had been removing trash as I went and the pile was constantly revolving. It is understandable that to fix a house it will generate trash for the total duration of repair. Most people who understand construction know this to be the case. The actual code considers this when it states that there must be given reasonable time to a home owner. The code compliance officers should be trained in this as well. I did think ahead when I bought the house and immediately mowed, trimmed, and cleaned the front yard. It was a considerable chore itself. I had made sure to keep all repair evidence confined to the back yard which is surrounded by a privacy fence. I had a chance to talk to the code compliance officer twice as he was next door inspecting a rental. I am dismayed that he never felt it necessary to inform me that he had cited me or issued a fine for a completely ridiculous amount of money. Just after Christmas I moved into the house. I had to install a mailbox at that time. I received mail regularly. On January 25, 2010 I received a large bundle of mail with a rubber band around it from the post office. Many of the letters were addressed to the previous owner but two letters that were addressed to me from the city of Lansing. One letter stated a citation for trash removal allowing 10 days. The other was a bill for 620.00 for removal of a load of trash from my back yard. I immediately went down to the city clerk and they sent me to the city attorney. The city attorney's office said that I could dispute it. I signed up for a meeting with the review council. I had a 9:30 appointment set on June 17. At 11:30 they called me in. I explained the situation to them very simply as they told me that had very little time for me. I later received a response in the mail saying they had declined my appeal. As a citizen I am concerned that I cannot get justice in this situation. The code allows me.-to have reasonable time to repair my house. I also think the code compliance should take responsibility to inform the citizen they are citing. If they do not follow their own codes then what is the point of`the codes. It is just a government harassing its citizens. I am looking both for reasonable time to repair and a reasonable committee who is actually committed to serving its citizens.
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Charles and Deborah McCort 2424 Leon Ave. Lansing, MI 48906 Re: Claim - 2403 Dillingham Ave. Dear Mr. and Mrs. McCort: Please be advised that on June 17, 2010, the Claims Review Committee reviewed your claim in the amount of $433.00 regarding a Grass & Weeds fee for property located at 2403 Dillingham Ave., Lansing, Michigan, and denied the claim you filed with the City of Lansing. You have the right to appeal the decision of the Claims Review Committee to the Lansing City Council. If you desire to do so, please submit your appeal in writing, within thirty (30) days of the date of this letter, to the Lansing City Clerk, 9th Floor, City Hall, Lansing, MI 48933, for placement on the Council's agenda. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact this office. Very truly yours,

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July 6, 2010 President Robinson and Members of the Lansing City Council 10th Floor City Hall Lansing, MI 48933 Dear President Robinson and Council Members:

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The Minutes from the Meetings of the following Boards and Authorities of the City of Lansing were placed on file in the City Clerk's Office and are attached for your information and review. BOARD NAME Board of Police Commissioners Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board Economic Development Corporation Board Lansing Housing Commission Tax Increment Finance Authority Board DATE OF MEETING May 18, 2010 June 25, 2010 June 25, 2010 June 15, 2010 May 26, 2010 April 28, 2010 June 25, 2010

If i, or my staff, can provide further assistance or information relative to the filing of these minutes, please contact us at 483-4131. Sincerely, 12, Chris Swope, Lansing City Clerk

Lansing City Clerk's Office Ninth Floor, City Hall, 124 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933-1695 517-483-4131 ❑ 517-377-0068 FAX www.lansingmi.gov/clerk ❑ clerk@lansingmi.gov

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MEMBERS PRESENT: Commissioner Maria Mejorado Commissioner Patty Farhat Commissioner Bill Renfrew Commissioner Jan Kolp Commissioner Sandra Kowalk-Thompson MEMBERS EXCUSED Commissioner Linda Sims Commissioner Bob Noordhoek Commissioner Clyde Carnegie

OTHERS PRESENT: Chief Teresa Szymanski Dr. Alexander Weiss, Weiss Consulting Dr. Jeremy Wilson, Weiss Consulting Michael Mathis, Legal Advisor Bernard Brantley, Commission Investigator Jim DeLine, Secretary MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC I GUESTS: None

CALL TO ORDER - Commissioner Mejorado After the establishment of a quorum, Commissioner Mejorado called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. Commissioner Farhat led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance. PUBLIC COMMENT - Agenda Items None. ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA None. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Commissioner Mejorado The minutes of April 27 approved as presented and placed on file. EDUCATION PRESENTATION Chief Szymanski introduced Dr. Alex Weiss and Dr. Jeremy Wilson, who have been retained to perform a resource allocation study. Dr. Weiss gave a presentation based on the PowerPoint slides contained in the Board packet. The question faced by municipalities is, "how many police officers are needed" to handle the workload and perform the functions desired by the community and the administration. He noted that LPD has taken a big step toward being more efficient by moving to a 12-hour shift for its patrol personnel. He has gathered a great deal of workload data and will have some preliminary information to share soon. He continues to "ride along" with patrol officers and will also take a look at administrative staffing. A final report is expected in August. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT - Chief Szymanski Chief Szymanski asked Board members for feedback on Dr. Weiss's endeavors and also discussed the impact of expected retirements which will occur before his recommendations are received. She expects

Board of Police Commissioners Meeting Minutes of May 18, 2010 Page 2 ten to fifteen retirements to occur in mid to late June and is compelled to make some organizational changes at that time, rather than wait for the results of Dr. Weiss's study. She distributed a confidential proposed organizational chart showing a consolidation of the patrol and investigation functions within the Department and the proposed staffing for each. A discussion was held on the necessity and value in making the proposed changes. The Chief announced that the LPD detention center / lock-up will be staffed using a 12-hour shift system also beginning in late June. This is per a vote of the Teamster 580 employees working in the center as detention officers. The FOP non-supervisory bargaining unit is scheduled to vote on the acceptance of 12-hour shifts in the patrol function on Friday. Chief Szymanski also announced that she will be starting a professional development initiative which will go hand-in-hand with required performance evaluations. She announced a new Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) which will provide LPD with $119,600 over the next three years. She expressed her appreciation to those Board members in attendance at the annual awards ceremony and spoke of LPD's participation in the National Law Enforcement Memorial event in Washington, D.C. during National Police Week. The Chief noted the deployment of Officer Jimmy Garcia and Detective Cathy Farrell to duties in Afghanistan. Finally, she distributed information on the upcoming program sponsored by LPD along with the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative and other organizations titled, "Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration: A Prisoner and Youth Conversation." HUMAN RELATIONS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES LIAISON Dr. Joan Jackson Johnson reported on the continued heavy workload in her Department due to the increased needs in the community. Requests for utility assistance are on the rise and DHS is out of money in that area. She noted that the number of homeless people has increased and she will have an annual report for each Board member with more detailed information. She expressed her appreciation to Bernard Brantley for his assistance. She continues her efforts, along with those of Chief Szymanski, to establish a "detox center" in the area. A successful center would save LPD, the Fire Department, local hospitals and CMH in the provision of resources presently utilized. These organizations along with Mid-South Substance Abuse Commission and PHP have supplied funding for the effort. Presently, they are having difficulty finding an affordable location in the right geographic location. In answer to a question from Commissioner Farhat, Dr. Jackson Johnson gave specifics on facility needs. Dr. Jackson Johnson gave an update on the most recent mobile food pantry event. She expressed her appreciation to Bernard Brantley for his assistance and noted that over five hundred households were served. She also commended Mr. Brantley for his leadership in the Department during her recent absence. In anticipation of the summer months, she reported that efforts are underway to establish programs for older youth in a addition to those for younger people which include programs at the Boy's and Girl's Club. FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE No representative present. UNFINISHED BUSINESS - Commissioner Mejorado None.

Board of Police Commissioners Meeting Minutes of May 18, 2010 Page 3 CORRESPONDENCE - Commissioner Mejorado Correspondence for the month of April was accepted and placed on file. DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS Commissioner Farhat commended the Padnos company (p. 30)for their refusal to buy used metal which was likely stolen. She also noted Community Policing Officer Bob Merritt's report (p. 33) and reported that she hears a great number of positive comments on Ofc. Merritt's efforts in the downtown area. Departmental reports for the month of April were accepted and placed on file. BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS Liaison Committee - Commissioner Kowalk-Thompson reported that she was in attendance at the MICops ceremony held a the capitol and commended Commissioner Renfrew for his participation in the event. It was "very moving." Chief Szymanski added that both the North and South Precinct Advisory Boards lent great support to the event and she expressed her appreciation to Commissioner Renfrew for his participation. Awards & Incentives Committee Commissioner Farhat reported for Commissioner Noordhoek expressing his appreciation to all Board members in attendance at the annual ceremony. Budget Committee - no report. Complaint Committee -- Commissioner Farhat reported that the committee recently met with incoming IA Lieutenant Daryl Green and is looking forward to working with him. Capt. Yankowski is aiding in the transition. Commission Investigator Report - Bernard Brantley had nothing further to report. OTHER REPORTS Recruitment Task Force - no report. Precinct Consolidation Steering Committee - no report. Ad Hoc Committee on Board Policies and Rules - Commissioner Kowalk-Thompson reported that the committee will be holding its first meeting shortly. Michael Mathis suggested that they look at present applicable LPD procedures as well as those in the City Charter as there may be instances where these two resources are not in sync. COMMISSIONER COMMENTS Commissioner Renfrew - expressed his appreciation to Chief Szymanski for the update on the consolidation efforts. Her report was clear and sensible. He looks forward to Dr. Weiss's report. Commissioner Kowalk-Thompson - congratulated Chief Szymanski on her initiatives which allow the Department to "move forward." She very much appreciates her efforts and those of Michelle Reddish as they continue to resolve issues both big and small. Commissioner Farhat - echoed the positive comments made by Commissioners Renfrew and KowalkThompson and noted that the Chief's years of experience with LPD are extremely beneficial in performing the duties of Chief of Police. Commissioner Farhat also announced an upcoming food festival to be held by a local Lebanese church.

Board of Police Commissioners Meeting Minutes of May 18, 2010 Page 4 Commissioner Kolp - had no further comments. Commissioner Mejorado - expressed her appreciation to Commissioner Sims for the great job she did filling in during her absence and to Chief Szymanski for her participation in the Latin American Softball League. She did a great job at throwing out the first pitch. She also announced her participation in an upcoming national bowling tournament to be held in El Paso. OTHER BUSINESS I DISCUSSION None. PUBLIC COMMENT None ADJOURNMENT - Commissioner Mejorado There being no other agenda items, Commissioner Mejorado adjourned the meeting at 6:45 p.m.

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Kim Coleman, Bo Garcia, Brian Jeffries, Bob Johnson, Calvin Jones, Kelly Rossman-McKinney, Greg Ward Mayor Bernero, James Butler, Jeff Williams Karl Dorshimer, Andrea Ragan, Marchelle Smith, Bob Trezise, David Wood Mark Clouse, Eyde Company Bill Christofferson, Foresight Group None

Call to Order Chair Bo Garcia called the meeting to order at 7:45 a.m. Approval of Meeting Minutes from April 16, 2010 Special Board Meeting Motion: Greg Ward moved the Board to approve the meeting minutes from the April 16, 2010 special Board of Director's meeting and place them on file. Motion seconded by Kelly Rossman-McKinney. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Financial Statements as of April 30, 2010 Motion: Kelly Rossman-McKinney moved the Board to receive the April 30, 2010 financial statements and place them on file. Motion seconded by Calvin Jones. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Resolution to Approve Brownfield Plan #50 Foresight Group Redevelopment Project Bob introduced Bill Christofferson from Foresight Group and the project. Andrea outlined some of the details in the Brownfield Plan utilizing MBT tax credits only. Bill presented his project located at 2822 N. MLK, Jr. Blvd. formerly the Peckham building. Use of the OPRA will be included in this project. Motion: Calvin Jones moved the Board to approve the Resolution for the Foresight Group Project and place it on file. Motion seconded by Kim Coleman. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Resolution to Approve Brownfield Plan #51 Knapp's Center Redevelopment Project Bob Trezise gave a brief overview of the project and introduced Mark Clouse. Karl outlined the details of the Brownfield Plan utilizing MBT ,tax credits. A Renaissance

Zone, Section 108 BEDI loan, and historic preservation tax 'credits are necessary additional incentives to make this project work. Mark Clouse reported on the history of the Knapp's Center and provided details of this mixed-use project for office, retail, residential and business incubator for the LEDC. Application deadline for the BEDI loan is July 6 with approval/ disapproval results by September. For the record, Kelly Rossman-McKinney disclosed that the Eyde Company is one of her clients and abstained from voting. Motion: Kim Coleman moved the Board to approve the Resolution for the Knapp's Center redevelopment project and place it on file. Motion seconded by Greg Ward. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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BTS Bank Account Marchelle Smith reported that, due to minimal funds in the BTS bank account in the amount of $55,519.03, it is being charged higher service fees than the interest earned. It is staff's recommendation to move funds from this account into the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority bank account. At year-end closing, these funds will be applied to the BTS accounts payable. Motion: Greg Ward moved the Board to approve the transfer of funds from the BTS account into the LBRA account and place it on file. Motion seconded by Kelly Rossman-McKinney. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Other Business Bob Trezise reported there is good news of the BTS site being purchased by a developer. A meeting is scheduled next week to discuss the project. Bob Trezise introduced our new intern, David Wood. He is one of the few students selected to internship through the Cool Cities grant. David will be working on putting all of our project incentive districts on a GIS map for our website. Public Comment None Adjournment Chair, Bo Garcia declared the meeting adjourned at 8:15 a.m. Motion: Greg Ward moved the Board to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 a.m. Seconded by Kim Coleman. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Call to Order Chair Bo Garcia called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m. Approval of Meeting Minutes from May 7, 2010 Regular Board Meeting Motion: Kim Coleman moved the Board to approve the meeting minutes from the May 7, 2010 regular Board of Director's meeting and place them on file. Motion seconded by Calvin Jones. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Financial Statements April 30, 2010 Motion: Calvin Jones moved the Board to receive the April 30, . 2010 financial statements and place them on file. Motion seconded by Greg Ward. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Outline of UDAG Funds as of April 30, 2010 Bob Trezise reported that Dimitri's loan will be paid in full at their loan closing with MSU Federal Credit Union July 1, 2010. Kris Elliott's First Original Loan At the last Board meeting, the Board recommended that we provide written options based on Kris Elliott's request to forebear payment until January 2011. Bob Trezise provided a written summary along with several options. Kris Elliott's most favorable option was option 1 to stop payments for the rest of this year, accrue interest and resume monthly payments in January 2011 to be paid in full January 2012. He has also asked to replace the Ann Street, East Lansing collateral with other appropriate collateral. At this time, details are not known. Because Kris has demonstrated a huge amount of investment and development in the downtown, it was the consensus of the Board to approve option 1.

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Greg Ward moved the Board to approve option 1 to stop payments for the rest of this year, accrue interest and resume monthly payments in January 2011 to be paid in full January 2012 and place it on file. Motion seconded by Kim Coleman. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Resolution to Approve ER-5 Regional Center The agenda originally reflected that this line item was for discussion. However, staff just learned that we are advised to set up the EB-5 program under a limited liability Corporation (LLC). Bob Trezise introduced Jean Schtokal from Foster Swift who will be our legal counsel the program and presented a power point presentation explaining what the EB-5 program is. There will be a five member board consisting of the LEDC Chair, ITC, SBTDC, 5 th /3rd Bank and a foreign investment expert. Broker, attorney and other fees associated with the program will be charged as well as LEDC ownership fees of 20%. Motion: Kelly Rossman-McKinney moved the Board to approve the resolution to set up a Limited Liability Corporation for the EB-5 Regional Center and place it on file. Motion seconded by Greg Ward. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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The LEDC meeting was adjourned to convene the TIFA Board Meeting to vote on action items before losing a quorum at 8:55 a.m. Motion: Yeas: Greg Ward moved the Board to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 a.m. to convene the TIFA Board Meeting. Seconded by Kim Coleman. Unanimous. Motion carried.

The LEDC meeting was reconvened at 9:00 a.m. Downtown Incubator/Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) Loan Policy Bob Trezise reported that we are preliminarily committing up to 10,000 sq. ft. of incubator space using UDAG funds from LEDC totaling S850,000. Our expectation is to proceed with this exciting project based on construction timelines and that all development agreement requirements are met by the developer including that the Knapp's building is rehabbed fully, exterior and interior, to complete historic standards. There was unanimous consensus by the Board. Other Business To give everyone a break, there will be no July or August Board meetings. Public Comment None

Adjournment Chair, Bo Garcia declared the meeting adjourned at 9:10 a.m. Motion: Greg Ward moved the Board to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 a.m. Seconded by Kim Coleman. Unanimous. Motion carried.

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Vice-president Welch called the meeting to order at 8:07. President Villegas attended the meeting by telephone, and Tony Baltimore arrived at the meeting at 8:22 am. Jeff Cunningham, Reznick Group began by stating that the audit was a clean audit, there were no material statements. He then proceeded to review the 2009 Audit with the Board of Commissioners. A short discussion was held on the 2007 audit regarding a $904,000 adjustment. Vice-president Welch suggested, given the discrepancy, that perhaps a forensic audit should be performed. She also indicated, given the declining financial position of LHC, that we needed to put together a comprehensive plan to reduce expenditures. Director Lake advised the Board that she would draft a letter to the U. S. Department of Housing Urban Development and the Office of Inspector General ("OIG") detailing the challenges with the contents of the 2007 versus the 2008 audit and requesting a review by the Auditor General's office. A motion was made by Commissioner Baltimore to approve the 2009 AuditResolution 1105 with the caveat that the Executive Director is directed by the Commission to complete a letter to the local HUD office and the Office of Inspector General highlighting the significant monetary adjustments made between the 2008 and 2007 audit asking the OIG to take any action necessary to ensure that this kind of issue is remedied in a manner that they find acceptable. Commissioner Nelson seconded the motion.

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Resolution #1102-Approval of the Environmental Impact Statement for Capital Fund Years 2010-2014 was presented to the Board for approval. This statement is done in conjunction with the annual plan and it includes a Finding of No Significant Impact and a Request for Release of Capital Funds. Commissioner Welch moved to approve Resolution #1102, Commissioner Nelson seconded the motion. Ayes: Welch, Nelson, Villegas

Resolution #1103-Authorization for Director, Patricia Baines-Lake to enter into Contract(s) for cement work to be completed at any Lansing Housing Commission AMP. Prices will be set for specific areas and sizes of cement areas- and each Manager can notify the Contractor and schedule their own work. Commissioner Welch made a motion to approve Resolution #1103, Commissioner Nelson seconded the motion. Ayes: Welch, Nelson, Villegas

Resolution #1104-Approval to enter into Contract(s) for Architectural Services to be performed for any Lansing Housing Commission AMP. This would provide the LHC with Design Services, oversight of projects, and put a procedure in motion that would expedite the obligation of Capital Funds. Commissioner Welch moved to approve Resolution #1104 with Commissioner Nelson seconding the motion. Ayes: Welch, Nelson, Villegas

The Management Reports were presented to the Board. Mod Coordinator Rick Porter presented the Capital Fund Report to the Board. Asset Manager Rhonda Pagel presented the PH reports for Mt.,Vernon, Hildebrandt and LaRoy Froh. David Abood presented for S. Washington. Discussion was held on figuring out how to reflect a true collection rate on the Asset Management Reports. This task will be assumed by the new Director of Asset Management. Kendra Schmidtman presented the Section 8 Informational Report to the Board. 2

Executive Director's Report: Ms. Lake indicated all of the paperwork needed to change health care insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield and PHP to BCN Healthy Living 2 was submitted for underwriting and approval was expected around June 14, 2010. Patricia touched briefly on the idea of an early out option to address budget concerns. She also asked the Board to look at the Logo designs presented to the Commission from employees. Director Lake introduced our new Human Resources Director, Edward Forrest. Ed gave us a brief summary of his former employment and what it entailed. Public Comment: Carolyn Wade spoke briefly regarding her tenancy at Oliver Gardens. Chuck McIntosh spoke briefly about the current Maintenance 22 vacancy. Seff Pineda asked about the status of his former employment. President's Report President Villegas stated that he had no report, but he thanked everyone for all of their hard work in the last few months. Vice-president Welch moved to go into Executive Session. The Board went into Executive Session at 7:48 pm. The Regular Session of May 26, 2010 reconvened at 8:45 p.m. Vice-president Welch spoke briefly on Weatherization Monies. Residents must apply. Commissioner Nelson spoke on the new Michigan Department of Human Services cap on help with electricity and heat payments. Discussion was held on a Special Meeting time to go over the Audits. It was tentatively scheduled for June 15, 2010 at 8:00 am. There being no further business, Commissioner Welch moved to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 8:51 pm.

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Vice President Welch called the meeting to order at 6:07 pm. Georgina Nelson had informed us she would be absent this meeting and President, Vince Villegas informed us he would arrive late for this meeting. President Villegas joined the meeting at approximately 6:20 p.m. The Minutes of Regular Meeting of March 24, 2010 were presented to the Board for approval. Commissioner Baltimore moved to approve the minutes with a correction of the spelling of Commissioner Welch's last name from Welsh to Welch, Commissioner Welch seconded the motion. Ayes: Baltimore, Villegas, Welch

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Members Present: Members Absent: Staff Present: Guests: Public Present:

Kim Coleman, Bo Garcia, Brian Jeffries, Bob Johnson, Calvin Jones, Kelly Rossman-McKinney, Greg Ward Mayor Bernero, James Butler, Jeff Williams Karl Dorshimer, Andrea Ragan, Marchelle Smith, Bob Trezise, David Wood None None

Call to Order Chair Bo Garcia called the meeting to order at 8:55 a.m. Approval of Meeting Minutes from April 16, 2010 Special Board Meeting Motion: Kim Coleman moved the Board to approve the meeting minutes from the April 16, 2010 special Board of Director's meeting and place them on file. Motion seconded by Calvin Jones. Unanimous. Motion carried.

Yeas:

Financial Statements as of April 30, 2010 Motion: Kelly Rossman-McKinney moved the Board to receive the April 30, 2010 financial statements and place them on file. Motion seconded by Calvin Jones. Unanimous. Motion carried.

Yeas:

Transfer of TIFA Local Account Funds to TIFA Investment Account Marchelle Smith reported that, due to minimal funds in the TIFA Local bank account in the amount of $35,377.69, it is being charged higher service fees than the interest earned. It is staff's recommendation to move funds from this account into the TIFA Investment bank account. Motion: Calvin Jones moved the Board to approve the transfer of funds from the TIFA Local account into the TIFA Investment account and place it on file. Motion seconded by Kim Coleman. Unanimous. Motion carried.

Yeas:

Other Business None Public Comment None

Adjournment Vice Chair, Greg Ward declared the meeting adjourned at 9:00 a.m. Motion: Greg Ward moved the Board to adjourn the meeting at 9:00 a.m. Seconded by Calvin Jones. Unanimous. Motion carried.

Yeas:

Minutes by M. Smith

Robert L. Trezise, Jr. /T(1/FA Director

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
Resolution- OPRA District Designation Approval-MSU-FCU 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq.

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action. VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Karl Dorshimer - LEDC Vice President CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - MSU-FCU 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq. July 2, 2010

Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda for the July 12 meeting. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act Establishment of OPRA District 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq. WHEREAS, the intending purchaser of property located at 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq. in the City of Lansing, Michigan (the "Property") has requested in writing that the City of Lansing establish an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District (the "District") as enabled by Public Act 146 of 2000, the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act as amended (the "Act"), and WHEREAS, the owner is Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, hereinafter called the "Developer", and WHEREAS, the Developer is the legal owner of greater than fifty percent (50%) of all taxable value of the property located within the proposed District, and WHEREAS, the Developer has, in writing, requested the District for the Property and for the City of Lansing to take all necessary steps and actions to establish the District on their behalf, and WHEREAS, the property in question and the proposed boundary of the District is legally described as: S 44 FT OF N 92 1/8 FT LOTS 1 & 2; BLOCK 110 ORIG PLAT, 33-01-01-16-325070; and, WHEREAS, the Act requires that before establishing the District the Lansing City Council hold a public hearing in order to provide an opportunity for owners, residents or other taxpayers of the City of Lansing to appear and be heard regarding the establishment of the District and that said public hearing was held on July 12, 2010; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following property is hereby approved and established as an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District as provided by Public Act 146 of 2000 legally described as: S 44 FT OF N 92 1/8 FT LOTS 1 & 2; BLOCK 110 ORIG PLAT, 33-0101-16-325-070, and BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that this resolution shall not be construed as the City Council's approval of any future application for an Obsolete Properties Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate for the Developer or any other applicant.

Approved for Placement on the City Council Agenda

Brigham Smith, City Attorney Date:

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
Resolution- OPRA Certificate Approval-MSUFCU 104 & 106 S. Washington Square

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action.

VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Karl Dorshimer - LEDC Vice President CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - MSU-FCU 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq July 2, 2010

Please forward these resolutions to City Council for placement on the Agenda for the July 12 Council meeting. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Tax Exemption Certificate Approval, 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq. WHEREAS, pursuant to the Michigan Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act, being Public Act 146 of 2000 (PA 146 of 2000), Michigan State University Federal Credit Union has filed an application for an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate (OPT Certificate) with the Lansing City Clerk, for a proposed obsolete facility at 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, Michigan (Obsolete Property); and WHEREAS, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (the Developer) owns the proposed Obsolete Property; and WHEREAS, the proposed Obsolete Property is located within an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District legally established by resolution adopted July 12, 2010, after a public hearing was held, as provided by section 3 of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on July 12, 2010 on the Developer's application for an OPT Certificate, after proper notice was made, pursuant to section 4(2) of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, the Developer has represented and committed to the City to undertake, and complete not later than December 30, 2010, the rehabilitation, renovation, and reconstruction of the Obsolete Property throughout the structure; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby approves of the issuance of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate to Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, for the Obsolete Property located at 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, Michigan, legally described as: S 44 FT OF N 92 1/8 FT LOTS 1 & 2; BLOCK 110 ORIG PLAT, 33-01-01-16-325-070, for the period of 12 consecutive years. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council, in approving the Developer's application by this resolution, finds and determines all of the following; 1. The taxable value of the property proposed to be exempt plus the aggregate taxable value of the property already exempt under PA 146 of 2000 and under Public Act 198 of 1974 (IFT's) does exceed five percent (5%) of the total taxable value of the City of Lansing and does not substantially impede the operation of the City of Lansing or impair its financial soundness. The applicant is not delinquent in any taxes related to the facility. All of the items required for the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate have been provided to the City of Lansing by the applicant.

2. 3.

4. 5. 6.

The application is for obsolete property as defined in section 2(h) of PA 146 of 2000. The commencement of rehabilitation activities of the facility did not occur prior to the establishment of the Obsolete Properties Rehabilitation District. The application relates to the rehabilitation program for the building located at 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, Michigan and, when completed, will constitute a rehabilitated facility within the meaning of PA 146 of 2000 and the facility is situated within the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District established by the City of Lansing, which is a Qualified Local Governmental Unit eligible under PA 146 of 2000 to establish such a district. The completion of the rehabilitated facility is calculated to, and will at the time of issuance of the certificate, have the reasonable likelihood to, increase commercial activity, create some employment, and revitalize an urban area. The rehabilitation includes improvements aggregating ten percent (10%) or more of the true cash value of the property at the commencement of the rehabilitation as provided by section 2(L) of PA 146 of 2000. The rehabilitation must be completed not later than December 30, 2010 as evidence by the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Lansing Building Safety Office.

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BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the City Clerk shall cause the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Certificate to be completed, including the "Clerk Certification" and shall file the completed application, together with a certified copy of this resolution with the State Tax Commission.

Approved for placement on the City Council Agenda

City Attorney

Date

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:
Washington Sq.

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
Resolution- Approving a Personal Property Exemption (PPE)- MSU-FCU 104 & 106 S.

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action. VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Karl Dorshimer _ LEDC Vice President CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - MSU-FCU 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq. July 2, 2010

Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda for the July 12 meeting. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING Approving a Personal Property Exemption WHEREAS, pursuant to Public Act 328 of 1998 (1998 PA 328), Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSU-FCU) has made Application for Exemption of New Personal Property (PPE-01-2010) for property located at 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq. which is contained within the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Zone, established by the Lansing City Council on August 18, 1997 pursuant to Act 381 of 1996, as amended, and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on July 12, 2010, on the Application for Exemption of New Personal Property, at which, and with advance written notice, the assessor and all representatives of affected taxing units were afforded an opportunity to appear and be heard on the application and exemption request; and WHEREAS, the City is an eligible distressed community under Public Act 328 by containing NEZ classifications under Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Act of 1992, and as acknowledged in the State Tax Commission bulletin on exemption of new personal property to assessing officers, dated May 10, 1999; and WHEREAS, Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Zone is an eligible district under Public Act 198 of 1974, as amended, and it is within the jurisdiction of the City of Lansing and, therefore, within an eligible distressed community; and WHEREAS MSU-FCU meets the requirements of an eligible business under Public Act 328 by being primarily engaged in Office Operations; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby approves the application of for exemption of new personal property (PPE-01-2010) pursuant to Public Act 328 of 1998, as amended, for that portion of the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Zone, legally described as: S 44 FT OF N 92 1/8 FT LOTS 1 & 2; BLOCK 110 ORIG PLAT 33-01-01-16-325-070, commonly known as 104 & 106 S. Washington Sq., Lansing, Michigan. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the personal property exemption (PPE-01-2010) under Public Act 328 shall be for the period of 12 years effective Dec. 31, 2010 and ending Dec 30, 2022. BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the City Clerk shall cause the application for exemption of new personal property (PPE-01-2010) to be completed and shall cause the completed application and a copy of this Resolution to be filed with the State Tax Commission.

Approved for placement on City Council Agenda

City Attorney Date:

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010

Resolution- Requesting Public Hearing and Approval for OPRA Certificate-Foresight Property Investment LLC Redevelopment

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action.

VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Ken Szymusiak, Lansing EDC CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - Foresight Property Investment LLC Redevelopment OPRA Certificate setting Public Hearing July 2, 2010

Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda. If you have any questions, or need additional infolination, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING COMMITTEE RESOLUTION TO SET A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN OBSOLETE PROPERTY REHABILITATION EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. WHEREAS, Foresight Property Investment LLC, owner of the property located at 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in the City of Lansing, Michigan (the AProperty@) has applied to the City of Lansing for the City to approve the issuance of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate (the "OPT Certificate@), pursuant to the Michigan Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act, being Public Act 146 of 2000 (the AAct@); and WHEREAS, the property in question of the Certificate is legally described as:
LOT 1 AND PART OF LOTS 2 AND 3, ASSESSORS, PLAT NO. 57, CITY OF LANSING, INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 29, PAGE 41, INGHAM COUNTY RECORDS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHERNMOST CORNER OF LOT 1; THENCE S52°00'30"E, 802.91 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE CSX RAILROAD TO THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3'; THENCE S02 . 14'42W, 7.60 FEET ALONG THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE 235.43 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 3 AND A 342.70 FOOT RADIUS CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 39°21'43" AND A CHORD OF N73°58'04"W, 61.01 FEET; THENCE S01 55'53"W, 7.72 FEET; THENCE N88°04'07"W, 298.97 FEET; THENCE N01 °58'30"E, 361.76 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BOULEVARD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 2.35 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

WHEREAS, an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District was established by the Lansing City Council on June 28, 2010 in accordance with the act; and WHEREAS, the Act requires that before granting a Certificate the Lansing City Council hold a public hearing in order to provide an opportunity for the applicant, the City Assessor, a representative of the affected taxing units, the residents, and other taxpayers of the City of Lansing general public appear and be heard regarding the approval of the OPT Certificate. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that a public hearing be held in the City Council Chambers of the City of Lansing, l Ou' Floor, Lansing City Hall, Lansing, Michigan, on August 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of receiving public comment on the establishment of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Certificate under the provisions of Public Act 146 of 2000 and that the Clerk shall publish once in a publication of general circulation within the community a notice of the scheduled public hearing and that the notice appear not less than 10 or more than 30 days prior to the date of the hearing and that the Clerk also cause the owner of property within the proposed district to receive written notice of the public hearing to be delivered by certified mail.

Approved for placement on the City Council agenda;

Brigham Smith, Lansing City Attorney Dated:

City of Lansing Notice of Public Hearing The Lansing City Council will hold a public hearing on August 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 10 th Floor, Lansing City Hall, Lansing, MI, for the purpose stated below: To afford an opportunity for all residents, taxpayers of the City of Lansing, City Assessor, other interested persons and ad valorem taxing units to appear and be heard on the establishment of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Certificate (the ACertificate@), pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act, Public Act 146 of 2000, for property located at 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, Michigan, but more particularly described as follows:
LOT 1 AND PART OF LOTS 2 AND 3, ASSESSORS, PLAT NO. 57, CITY OF LANSING, INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 29, PAGE 41, INGHAM COUNTY RECORDS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHERNMOST CORNER OF LOT 1; THENCE S52°00'30"E, 802.91 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE CSX RAILROAD TO THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE S02°14'42W, 7.60 FEET ALONG THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE 235.43 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 3 AND A 342.70 FOOT RADIUS CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 39°21'43" AND A CHORD OF N73°58'04"W, 61.01 FEET; THENCE S01°55'53"W, 7.72 FEET; THENCE N88°04'07"W, 298.97 FEET; THENCE N01°58'30"E, 361.76 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BOULEVARD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 2.35 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

Approval of this Certificate will provide the owner or potentially the developer of property an abatement of certain property taxes for the improvements to the property noted above. Further information regarding this issue may be obtained from Ken Szymusiak, Economic Development Corporation of the City of Lansing, 401 S. Washington Sq. Ste 100, Lansing, MI, 48933, 517-4834140.

Chris Swope City Clerk

City of Lansing

Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Ken Szymusiak, Lansing EDC CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - Foresight Property Investment LLC Redevelopment OPRA Certificate Approval July 2, 2010

Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda. If you have any questions, or need additional infoiluation, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Tax Exemption Certificate Approval, 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. WHEREAS, pursuant to the Michigan Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act, being Public Act 146 of 2000 (PA 146 of 2000), Foresight Property Investment LLC has filed an application for an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate (OPT Certificate) with the Lansing City Clerk, for a proposed obsolete facility at 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, Michigan (Obsolete Property); and WHEREAS, Foresight Property Investment LLC (the Developer) owns the proposed Obsolete Property; and WHEREAS, the proposed Obsolete Property is located within an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District legally established by resolution adopted June 28, 2010, after a public hearing was held, as provided by section 3 of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on August 9, 2010 on the Developer's application for an OPT Certificate, after proper notice was made, pursuant to section 4(2) of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, the Developer has represented and committed to the City to undertake, and complete not later than December 31, 2012, the rehabilitation, renovation, and reconstruction of the Obsolete Property into a new office and state of the manufacturing facility throughout the structure; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby approves of the issuance of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate to Foresight Property Investment LLC, for the Obsolete Property located at 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, Michigan, legally described as:
LOT 1 AND PART OF LOTS 2 AND 3, ASSESSORS, PLAT NO. 57, CITY OF LANSING, INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 29, PAGE 41, INGHAM COUNTY RECORDS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHERNMOST CORNER OF LOT 1; THENCE S52°00'30"E, 802.91 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE CSX RAILROAD TO THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE S02014'42W, 7.60 FEET ALONG THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE 235.43 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 3 AND A 342.70 FOOT RADIUS CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 39°21'43" AND A CHORD OF N73°58'04"W, 61.01 FEET; THENCE S01 °55'53"W, 7.72 FEET; THENCE N88°04'07"W, 298.97 FEET; THENCE N01°58'30"E, 361.76 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BOULEVARD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 2.35 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

for the period of 12 consecutive years.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council, in approving the Developer's application by this resolution, finds and determines all of the following; 1. The taxable value of the property proposed to be exempt plus the aggregate taxable value of the property already exempt under PA 146 of 2000 and under Public Act 198 of 1974 (IFT' s) does exceed five percent (5%) of the total taxable value of the City of Lansing and does not substantially impede the operation of the City of Lansing or impair its financial soundness. The applicant is not delinquent in any taxes related to the facility. All of the items described on line 9 of the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate have been provided to the City of Lansing by the applicant. The application is for obsolete property as defined in section 2(h) of PA 146 of 2000. The commencement of rehabilitation activities of the facility did not occur prior to the establishment of the Obsolete Properties Rehabilitation District. The application relates to the rehabilitation program for the building located at 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.., Lansing, Michigan and, when completed, will constitute a rehabilitated facility within the meaning of PA 146 of 2000 and the facility is situated within the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District established by the City of Lansing, which is a Qualified Local Governmental Unit eligible under PA 146 of 2000 to establish such a district. The completion of the rehabilitated facility is calculated to, and will at the time of issuance of the certificate, have the reasonable likelihood to, increase commercial activity, create some employment, and revitalize an urban area. The rehabilitation includes improvements aggregating ten percent (10%) or more of the true cash value of the property at the commencement of the rehabilitation as provided by section 2(L) of PA 146 of 2000. The rehabilitation must be completed not later than December, 31, 2012 as evidence by the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Lansing Building Safety Office.

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BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the City Clerk shall cause the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Certificate to be completed, including the "Clerk Certification" and shall file the completed application, together with a certified copy of this resolution with the State Tax Commission. Approved for placement on the City Council Agenda

City Attorney Date

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OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:
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City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
OPRA District Application and Brownfield # 50-Foresight Group-2282 N. Martin Luther King,

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action.

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"Equal Opportunity Employer"

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DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND i NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT
.CAPITOL AVENUE 0 LANSING, MI 48933-1236 `(517) 483-4060 4 FAx: (517) 483-6036 DIRECTOR ' S OFFICE

Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From:

The Honorable Mayor Virg Bernero Bob Johnson, Directo Planning & Neighbor CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM June 30, 2010

Subject: Date:

Attached for your review today is one item for the next City Council agenda: 1. OPRA District App. & Brownfield #50, Re: Foresight Group - 2822 N. MLK

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.

cc:

Ken Szymusiak, EDC

Attachments

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"Equal Opportunity Employer"

To: Bob Johnson, Planning & Development Director From: Ken Szymusiak, EDC Director of Downtown Development RE: OPRA District App. & Brownfield #50 re: Foresight Group - 2822 N. MLK Date: Wednesday., June 30th, 2010

Attached please find: Application from Foresight Group requesting a twelve (12) year OPRA Cert. Incentive as well as Brownfield #50 which will allow Foresight Group to apply for MBT Credits, there is not TIF capture in this plan. Please provide this application to the Mayor for his concurrence and ask him to forward it to the Lansing City Council so they may receive it at next Monday's Council meeting, and refer it to the Planning & Development Committee.

%rtificate 1/! ^ Li g This form is issued as provided by Public Act 146 of 2000, as amended. This application , aJ^. • e filed after th;Clistpict is established. This project will ted--^^ponl;in'.the urrl egt year. not receive tax benefits until approved by the State Tax Commission. Applications receivfi g,:tf Et >^ !i This application is subject to audit by the State Tax Commission. g of, the local ,government unit. INSTRUCTIONS: File the original and two copies of this form and the required attachments with the ,clerk (The State Tax Commission requires two copies of the Application and attachments. The original is retained' by theclerk:) ( Pl'ase, see State Tax Commission Bulletin 9 of 2000 for more information about the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption. The following must be provided to the local government unit as attachments to this application: (a) General description of the obsolete facility (year built, original use, most recent use, number of stories, square footage); (b) General description of the proposed use of the rehabilitated facility, (c) Description of the general nature and extent of the rehabilitation to be undertaken, (d) A descriptive list of the fixed building equipment that will be a part of the rehabilitated facility, (e) A time schedule for undertaking and completing the rehabilitation of the facility, (f) A statement of the economic advantages expected from the exemption. A statement from the assessor of the local unit of government, describing the required obsolescence has been met for this building, is required with each application. Rehabilitation may commence after establishment of district. Applicant (Company) Name (applicant must be the OWNER of the facility) Foresight Properties LLC Company Mailing address (No. and street, P.O. Box, City, State, ZIP Code) 619 E. Hazel Street, Lansing, MI, 48912 Location of obsolete facility (No. and street, City, State, ZIP Code) 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., Lansing, MI, 48906 County City, Township, Village (indicate which) Ingham City School District where facility is located (include school code) Date of Commencement of Rehabilitation (mm/ddlyyyy) Planned date of Completion of Rehabilitation (mm/dd/yyyy) Lansing - 33020 12/31/2012 08/01/2010 Attach Legal description of Obsolete Property on separate of years exemption requested Number Estimated Cost of Rehabilitation sheet
$450,000.00 '12
Expected project likelihood (check all that apply): K Increase Commercial activity Create employment I l I Retain employment Prevent a loss of employment
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Indicate the number of jobs to be retained or created as a result of rehabilitating the facility, including expected construction employment Each year, the State Treasurer may approve 25 additional reductions of half the school operating and state education taxes for a period not to exceed six years. Check the following box if you wish to be considered for this exclusion.

APPLICANT'S CERTIFICATION

The undersigned, authorized officer of the company making this application certifies that, to the best of his/her knowledge, no information contained herein or in the attachments hereto is false in any way and that all of the information is truly descriptive of the property for which this application is being submitted. Further, the undersigned is aware that, if any statement or information provided is untrue, the exemption provided by Public Act 146 of 2000 may be in jeopardy. The applicant certifies that this application relates to a rehabilitation program that, when completed, constitutes a rehabilitated facility, as defined by Public Act 146 of 2000, as amended, and that the rehabilitation of the facility would not be undertaken without the applicant's receipt of the exemption certificate. It is further certified that the undersigned is familiar with the provisions of Public Act 146 of 2000, as amended, of the Michigan Compiled Laws; and to the best of his/her knowledge and belief, (s)he has complied or will be able to comply with all of the requirements thereof which are prerequisite to the approval of the application by the local unit of government and the issuance of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate by the State Tax Commission. Fax Number Telephone Number Name of Company Officer (no authorized agents)

(517) 485-5700 William Christofferson Mailing Address 619 E. Hazel Street, Lansing, MI, 48912 Signatur Company icer (no a ho ' ed agents)

(517) 485-0202

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT fT CLERK CERTIFICATION
The Clerk must also complete Parts 1, 2 and 4 on Page 2. Part 3 is to be completed by the Assessor. Signature Date application received

Application Number

'FO.RISnTA ETAX COMMISSI,ON.U:SE `

Date Received

LUCI Code

3674,

Page 2

This section is to be completed by the clerk of the local governing unit before submitting the application to the State Tax Commission. Include a copy of the resolution which approves the application and Instruction items (a) through (f) on page 1, and a separate statement of obsolescence from the assessor of record with the State Assessor's Board. All sections must be completed in order to process.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTION

PART 1: ACTION TAKEN Action Date: Exemption Approved for Denied
Date District Established LUCI Code School Code

Years, ending December 30,

(not to exceed 12 years)

PART 2: RESOLUTIONS (the following statements must be included in resolutions approving)
A statement that the local unit is a Qualified Local Governmental Unit. A statement that the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District was legally established including the date established and the date of hearing as provided by section 3 of Public Act 146 of 2000. A statement indicating whether the taxable value of the property proposed to be exempt plus the aggregate taxable value of property already exempt under Public Act 146 of 2000 and under Public Act 198 of 1974 (IFT's) exceeds 5% of the total taxable value of the unit. A statement of the factors, criteria and objectives, if any, necessary for extending the exemption, when the certificate is for less than 12 years. A statement that the application was approved at a public hearing as provided by section 4(2) of Public Act 146 of 2000 including the date of the hearing. A statement that the applicant is not delinquent in any taxes related to the facility. If it exceeds 5% (see above), a statement that exceeding 5% will not have the effect of substantially impeding the operation of the Qualified Local Governmental Unit or of impairing the financial soundness of an affected taxing unit. A statement that all of the items described under "Instructions" (a) through (f) of the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate have been provided to the Qualified Local Governmental Unit by the applicant. A statement that the application is for obsolete property as defined in section 2(h) of Public Act 146 of 2000. A statement that the commencement of the rehabilitation of the facility did not occur before the establishment of the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District. A statement that the application relates to a rehabilitation program that when completed constitutes a rehabilitated facility within the meaning of Public Act 146 of 2000 and that is situated within an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District established in a Qualified Local Governmental Unit eligible under Public Act 146 of 2000 to establish such a district. A statement that completion of the rehabilitated facility is calculated to, and will at the time of issuance of the certificate, have the reasonable likelihood to, increase commercial activity, create employment, retain employment, prevent a loss of employment, revitalize urban areas, or increase the number of residents in the community in which the facility is situated. The statement should indicate which of these the rehabilitation is likely to result in. A statement that the rehabilitation includes improvements aggregating 10% or more of the true cash value of the property at commencement of the rehabilitation as provided by section 2(1) of Public Act 146 of 2000. ' A statement of the period of time authorized by the Qualified Local Governmental Unit for completion of the rehabilitation.

PART 3: ASSESSOR RECOMMENDATIONS

Provide the Taxable Value and State Equalized Value of the Obsolete Property, as provided in Public Act 146 of 2000, as amended, for the tax year immediately preceding the effective date of the certificate (December 31st of the year approved by the STC).

Taxable Value Building(s)
Name of Governmental Unit Date
of

State Equalized Value (SEV)
Action on application Date
of Statement of

Obsolescence

The undersigned clerk certifies that, to the best of his/her knowledge, no information contained herein or in the attachments hereto is false in any way. Further the undersigned is aware that if any information provided is untrue, the exemption provided by Public Act 146 of 2000 may be in jeopardy. Date Clerk Signature Name of Clerk City Telephone Number Fax Number State
ZIP

PART 4: CLERK CERTIFICATION

Clerk's Mailing Address

Code

Email Address

Mail completed application and attachments to: State Tax Commission Michigan Department of Treasury P.O. Box 30471 Lansing, Michigan 48909-7971

If you have any questions, call (517) 373-3272.

For guaranteed receipt by the State Tax Commission, it is recommended that applications and attachments are sent by certified mail.

Briefing Memo Brownfield Project #50 Foresight Group, Inc. 2822 N. MLK Jr., Blvd City of Lansing 06/30/2010 MEMORANDUM DATE: TO: June 30, 2010 Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Robert Trezise, Jr., President/CEO LEDC Development & Planning Committee Mayor's Office Ken Szymusiak, Director of Downtown Development Lansing Economic Development Corporation Brownfield Plan #50 Foresight Group, Inc. Brownfield Project

FROM: SUBJECT:

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Applicant: Foresight Group, Inc. Foresight Property investment. LLC 619 E. Hazel Street Lansing, MI 48912 Mr. Bill Christofferson President / Member

Contact:

Project Location: 2822 N. MLK Jr., Blvd.. Total Investment: Est. Building Improvements: Est. New Equipment Purchases: Total: Est. $450,000 $1,730,000 $2,180,000

Brownfield Tax Capture: No brownfield TIF capture will occur with this project. Michigan Business Tax Credit: MBT Eligible Costs: $2,180,000 MBT Credit (12.5% of eligible cost): $275,500 Overview: The site of the brownfield project is an approximately 2.35 acre parcel and is composed of one 29,500 s.f. building which was constructed in 1948 with additions added in 1952, and was utilized by Peckham Industries, Inc. for manufacturing and production purposes until 2009. Foresight Property Investment, LLC has purchased and will be rehabilitating the building. The restoration will include a complete gutting and reconstruction of the interior office space of the building, 1

Briefing Memo Brownfield Project #50 Foresight Group, Inc. 2822 N. MLK Jr., Blvd City of Lansing 06/30/2010 extensive roof and facade repairs, new HVAC and replacement of electrical infrastructure MBT REQUEST Foresight Property Investment, LLC / Foresight Group, Inc. intend to submit an MBT credit application for the approval of a credit in the amount of $275,500. PROJECT ELIGIBILITY: The property has been deemed "Functionally Obsolete" per Public Act 381 of 1996, as found by a Level IV Assessor. The project is subject to Brownfield plan approval by the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors on June 18, 2010. OVERALL INCENTIVE PACKAGE: Michigan Business Tax Credits: Eligible Investment - $2,180,000 MBT Credit - $275,500 OPRA: Duration: 12 years Incentive: $99,000 Total Incentive Package: $374,500 City Taxes Abated (OPRA): $38,630 PROJECT REVIEW: a) The overall benefit to the public: The project will allow for the reuse of a vacant industrial building in an area of Lansing that has seen little major investment in recent years. Furthermore, it will bring a property on to the tax rolls for the first time which will provide an immediate gain to taxing jurisdictions, while preserving 30 jobs in the city of Lansing. b) The extent of reuse of vacant buildings and redevelopment of blighted property: The functionally obsolete building will be completely rehabilitated including new HVAC, electrical upgrades, and complete interior remodel. 2

Briefing Memo Brownfield Project #50 Foresight Group, Inc. 2822 N. MLK Jr., Blvd City of Lansing 06/30/2010 c) Creation / Retention of jobs: The project will retain approximately 30 jobs with an average salary of $50,000 / year in the city of Lansing, with the possibility of future expansion in the future. d) Whether the eligible property is in an area of high unemployment: Comparison of February 2010 un-adjusted jobless rates according to the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth are as follows: Lansing / East Lansing MSA - 11.2% State of Michigan - 14.6% National Average - 10.4% The Lansing / East Lansing MSA and the State of Michigan reflect jobless rates above the national average e) The level and extent of contamination alleviated by the qualified taxpayer's eligible investment to the extent known to the qualified taxpayer: Not Applicable f) The level of private sector contribution: The developer will invest approximately: $2,180,000 on the site. g) The cost gap that exists between the site and a similar greenfield site as determined by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority: Not Applicable h) If the qualified taxpayer is moving from another location in this state, whether the move will create a brownfield: The applicant is moving from another location within the city of Lansing, and this move is not anticipated to create another brownfield. i) Whether the financial statements of the qualified taxpayer indicate that it is financially sound and that the project is economically sound: Amount of financing is contingent upon incentives. 3

Briefing Memo Brownfield Project #50 Foresight Group, Inc. 2822 N. MLK Jr., Blvd City of Lansing 06/30/2010 OTHER STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE: The developer has applied for an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act (OPRA) District and plans to apply for an OPRA Certificate. RECOMMENDATION: The Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority recommends approval of Brownfield Plan #50 in support of a Brownfield Michigan Business Tax Credit of $275,500.

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Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment Project

2822 N. MLK Jr., Blvd. Lansing, Michigan

Brownfield Plan #50

Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Lansing, Michigan

A pproved by LBRA - 6/25/10

Table of Contents Section 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Site Location and Photos Project Summary Sheet Past Use of the Property - Site History The Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Brownfield Project Description Eligible Activities Planned for Reimbursement Captured Taxable Value & Tax Increment Revenues Method of Brownfield Plan Financing Amount of Note or Bonded Indebtedness Incurred Duration of the Brownfield Plan Estimated Impact on Taxing Jurisdictions Legal Description & Site Map Personal Property Displacement of Persons Site Remediation Revolving Fund Other Information Paqe 1 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5. 5 5

Exhibits Exhibit A Exhibit B Site Plan Legal Description of Property

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Site Location and Photo

2.

Project Summary Sheet Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment Project Foresight Property Investment, LLC Foresight Group Inc. 2822 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 33-01-01-05-427-003 (Appx. 29,500 s.f.) Taxable Value: $312,100 Rehabilitation of functionally obsolete manufacturing facility into Class A office and print production facility. Foresight Property Investment, LLC: Est. $450,000 in Real Estate Improvements Foresight Group Inc.: Est. $1,730,000 in New Equipment

Project Name: Business Line: Property Location: Property Num. & Size: Project Description: Investment:

Est. Job Creation/Retention: Duration of Plan: Taxes Generated: (Over 12 years) Incentives to 3215 S. Penn LLC:

30 jobs retained averaging $45,000/yr. 5 years

New Property Taxes to City: Est. $368,000 Est. MBT Credit: Est. Tax Savinqs from OPRA: Total: $275,500 $99,000 $374,500

Eligible Activities:

There will be no reimbursement of Eligible Activities.

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3.

Past Use of the Property - Site History

The site of the brownfield project is an approximately 2.35 acre parcel and is composed of one 29,500 s.f. building which was constructed in 1948 with additions added in 1952, and was utilized by Peckham Industries, Inc. for manufacturing and production purposes until 2009. The building has been vacant for approximately 1 year and is suffering from severe functional inadequacies. The City Assessor's office has reviewed this building and has determined a qualification for functional obsolescence based on the definition set forth in Public Act 381 of 1996 which states: "Functionally obsolete" means that the property is unable to be used to adequately perform the function for which it was intended due to a substantial loss in value resulting from factors such as overcapacity, changes in technology, deficiencies or super-inadequacies in design, or other similar factors that affect the property itself or the property's relationship with other surrounding property.

4.

The Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

In August of 1997, the Lansing City Council established the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (LBRA) and designated the entire City as a "Brownfield Zone". The primary purpose of the LBRA is to encourage the redevelopment of blighted, contaminated and functionally obsolete property within the Brownfield Zone by providing financial incentives.

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5.

Brownfield Project Description

Foresight Property Investment, LLC has purchased and will be rehabilitating the building. The restoration will include a complete gutting and reconstruction of the interior office space of the building, extensive roof and facade repairs, new HVAC and replacement of electrical infrastructure Work on this project is expected to begin in Summer of 2010 and be completed by the Fall of 2012. Estimated Buildinq Improvements: Landscaping Exterior Facade / Roof Repairs New Interior Build-out HVAC Plumbing / Sprinklers / Grey Water Electrical / Lighting / Comm. Architectural, fees , permits, etc. Total: Estimated Equipment Purchases: Digital Press Office Copier Platesetter Workflow Computing Systems Stitcher Cutter Printing Press / Presses Fork Lift Telephone System Server Office Furniture Total: 6.

$11,000 $47,500 $155,000 $79,000 $46,500 . $108,500 $2,500 $155,000 $500,000 $15,000 $150,000 $100,000 $110,000 $150,000 $600,000 $15,000 $20,000 $20,000 $50,000 $1,730,000

Captured Taxable Value and Tax Increment Revenues

There will be no tax capture in this brownfield plan. The Developer will be applying to the State of Michigan for Michigan Brownfield Single Business Tax credits.

7.

Method of Brownfield Plan Financing 7

The LBRA will not be financing any portion of this plan. 8. None. Duration 9. the Brownfield Plan of Unless amended by the Lansing City Council, the Plan is anticipated to remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2012. 10. Estimated Impact on Taxing Jurisdictions

Amount of Note or Bonded Indebtedness Incurred

This brownfield plan does not specify any reimbursement of tax increments and therefore does not impact any taxing jurisdictions. 11. Legal Description & Site Map

A Site Map is provided as Exhibit A. The legal description of the Eligible Property is provided as Exhibit B. 12. Personal Property

Incremental tax revenues resulting from new personal property will not be captured by the LBRA. 13. Displacement of Persons

There are no people currently residing on the property. 14. Site Remediation Revolving Fund

The LBRA will not deposit any annual capture in the LBRA's Local Site Remediation Revolving Fund (LSRRF). 15. Other Information

The LBRA and the Lansing City Council, in accordance with the Act, may amend this Plan in the future.

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Exhibit A The property that will be subject to this plan is described as Parcel A in the attached site plan.

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EXHIBIT B Legal Description of the Property

Legal Description for 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.:
LOT 1 AND PART OF LOTS 2 AND 3, ASSESSORS, PLAT NO. 57, CITY OF LANSING, INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 29, PAGE 41, INGHAM COUNTY RECORDS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHERNMOST CORNER OF LOT 1; THENCE S52°00'30"E, 802.91 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE CSX RAILROAD TO THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE S02-14'42W, 7.60 FEET ALONG THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE 235.43 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 3 AND A 342.70 FOOT RADIUS CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 39°21'43" AND A CHORD OF N73°58'04"W, 61.01 FEET; THENCE S01°55'53"W, 7.72 FEET; THENCE N88°04'07"W, 298.97 FEET; THENCE N01°58'30"E, 361.76 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BOULEVARD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 2.35 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:
Redevelopment

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
Resolution- Requesting Public Hearing and Approval-Brownfield #50 - Foresight Group Inc.

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action.

VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Ken Szyrnusiak, Lansing EDC CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - Brownfield #50 - Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment setting Public Hearing July 2, 2010

Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING BROWNFIELD PLAN # 50 - Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment BROWNFIELD PROJECT WHEREAS, the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority has prepared and forwarded an approved Brownfield Plan pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, Public Act 381 of 1996, as amended, for property commonly referred to as 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. located in the City of Lansing; and WHEREAS, prior to Council=s action on this request, it is necessary to hold a public hearing on the Plan, to allow for any resident, taxpayer or ad valorem taxing unit the right to appear and be heard; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that a public hearing be held in the City Council Chambers of the City of Lansing, 10th Floor, Lansing City Hall, Lansing, Michigan, on August 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. on Brownfield Plan #50 - Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment Brownfield Plan Project under the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, for property located within the boundary more particularly described as:
LOT 1 AND PART OF LOTS 2 AND 3, ASSESSORS, PLAT NO. 57, CITY OF LANSING, INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 29, PAGE 41, INGHAM COUNTY RECORDS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHERNMOST CORNER OF LOT 1; THENCE S52°00'30"E, 802.91 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE CSX RAILROAD TO THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE S02°14'42W, 7.60 FEET ALONG THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE 235.43 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 3 AND A 342.70 FOOT RADIUS CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 39°21'43" AND A CHORD OF N73°58'04"W, 61.01 FEET; THENCE S01 55'53"W, 7.72 FEET; THENCE N88°04'07"W, 298.97 FEET; THENCE N01°58'30"E, 361.76 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BOULEVARD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 2.35 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

And that the City Clerk cause notice of such hearing to be published twice in a publication of general circulation, no less than 10 days or more than 40 days prior to the date of the public hearing, and that the City Clerk also cause the legislative body of each taxing unit levying ad valorem taxes on this property, to be notified of Brownfield Plan #50 and the scheduled public hearing.

Approved for placement on City Council Agenda

City Attorney

Date:

City of Lansing Notice of Public Hearing The Lansing City Council will hold a public hearing on August 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, l Otis Floor, Lansing City Hall, Lansing, MI, for the purpose stated below: To afford an opportunity for all residents, taxpayers of the City of Lansing, other interested persons and ad valorem taxing units to appear and be heard on the approval of Brownfield Plan #50 Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment Brownfield Plan, pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, Public Act 381 of 1996, as amended, for property located at the 2822 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Lansing, Michigan, but more particularly described as:
LOT 1 AND PART OF LOTS 2 AND 3, ASSESSORS, PLAT NO. 57, CITY OF LANSING, INGHAM COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN LIBER 29, PAGE 41, INGHAM COUNTY RECORDS, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; BEGINNING AT THE NORTHERNMOST CORNER OF LOT 1; THENCE S52°00'30"E, 802.91 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERLY LINE OF THE CSX RAILROAD TO THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE S02. 14'42W, 7.60 FEET ALONG THE EASTERNMOST LINE OF LOT 3; THENCE 235.43 FEET ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF LOT 3 AND A 342.70 FOOT RADIUS CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A DELTA ANGLE OF 39°21'43" AND A CHORD OF N73°58'04"W, 61.01 FEET; THENCE S01°55'53"W, 7.72 FEET; THENCE N88°04'07"W, 298.97 FEET; THENCE N01 58'30"E, 361.76 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. BOULEVARD TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 2.35 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.

Approval of this Brownfield Plan will enable the Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to capture incremental tax increases which result from the redevelopment of the property to pay for costs associated therewith, and allow for the applicant to apply for Brownfield Michigan Business Tax Credits. Further information regarding this issue may be obtained from Ken Szymusiak, Economic Development Corporation of the City of Lansing, 401 N. Washington Square, Suite 100, Lansing, MI 48933, (517) 483-4140.

City Clerk

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Mayor

Virg Bernero,

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Ken Szymusiak, Lansing EDC CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - Brownfield #50 - Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment Approval July 2, 2010

Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING COMMITTEE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING RESOLUTION APPROVING BROWNFIELD PLAN #50 - FORESIGHT GROUP INC. REDEVELOPMENT WHEREAS, the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (the `Authority') of the City of Lansing, pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, Public Act, Public Act 381 of 1996, as amended, (the `Act') has prepared a Brownfield Plan, submitted to Council and placed on file in the office of City Clerk, LBRA Brownfield Plan #50 Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment (the `Plan'); and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held by the Lansing City Council and at least 10 days before the public hearing the taxing jurisdictions were provided notice to be fully informed about the fiscal and economic implications of the proposed Plan and given a reasonable opportunity to express their views and recommendations regarding the Plan in accordance with Section 13 (10) and 14(1) of the Act; and WHEREAS, the Lansing City Council, after its public hearing on August 9, 2010, reviewed testimony and evidence regarding the Plan, and found that: 1. 2. the Project Property was historically used for manufacturing by a not for profit corporation, the Plan provides for the reimbursement of costs attributable to eligible activities to the developer and the Authority, the Project includes, in addition to the eligible activities identified in the Plan, the redevelopment of the property, the Project may result in new private investment of approximately $2,180,000, the Plan provides for the capture of property tax increment revenues due to the private investment on the site, and devotes them to repaying the Authority for its= costs associated with eligible activities it performs, and to repaying the developer for their costs associated with eligible actives they perform, in accordance with the Plan,

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WHEREAS, the Authority Board of Directors, at its meeting of June 25, 2010, unanimously recommended approval of the Plan, for this Project; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council, after having duly considered the Plan, finds it is in compliance with the provisions of the Act and further finds: 1. 2. The Plan constitutes a public purpose under the Act; The Plan meets all of the requirements for a ABrownfield Plan@ set forth in Section 13 of the Act;

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The proposed method of financing the costs of the eligible activities, as described in the Plan, is feasible and the Authority has the ability to arrange the financing; The costs of the eligible activities proposed in the Plan are reasonable and necessary to carry out the purposes of the Act; and The amount of the captured taxable value estimated to result from the adoption of the Plan is reasonable.

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IT IS FINALLY RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby approves the LBRA `Brownfield Plan #50 - Foresight Group Inc. Redevelopment'.

Approved for placement on City Council Agenda

City Attorney

Date:

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
Resolution- Worker's Compensation Claim- 2062876 WC 10002747001

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action.

VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Terri Singleton, Director of Human Resources CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - 2062876 WC 10002747001 July 2, 2010

Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING WHEREAS, the City of Lansing is named as defendant in a workers' compensation action, 2062876 WC10002747001, involving alleged work related injuries/illnesses; WHEREAS, it is proposed that the action be resolved by virtue of entering into a settlement agreement, in which, the City of Lansing would agree to pay Plaintiff the sum of Thirty One Thousand Dollars ($31,000.00) in exchange for a complete redemption and release of the City from any past, present, and future liability regarding any alleged injuries/illnesses whatsoever; WHEREAS, the proposed settlement is recommended by the Mayor, the Human Resources Department, the City of Lansing's Fund Administrator, and the City Attorney; NOW, THEREFORE,`BE IT RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby approves payment of Thirty One Thousand Dollars ($31,000.00) pursuant to said proposed settlement agreement as a full and final settlement of said action. BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Law Department is authorized to prepare and execute the requisite documents to complete settlement of the aforementioned lawsuit.

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:
Certificate

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
Resolution- OPRA Certificate Approval-Tom Arnold - 1118 S Washington Ave. OPRA

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action. VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Ken Szymusiak, Lansing EDC

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - Tom Arnold - 1118 S Washington Ave. OPRA Subject: Certificate Revision Date: July 6, 2010

Per the request of the State Tax Commission they have requested that a statement be added to Paragraph 1 of the resolution, under BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that explains that the incentive will not financially hinder the operation of the city. Please see the document for the language that was added. Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please give me a call.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Tax Exemption Certificate Approval 1118 S. Washington Ave. WHEREAS, pursuant to the Michigan Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act, being Public Act 146 of 2000 (PA 146 of 2000), Tom Arnold has filed an application for an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate (OPT Certificate) with the Lansing City Clerk, for a proposed obsolete facility at 1118 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, Michigan (Obsolete Property); and WHEREAS, Tom Arnold (the Developer) owns the proposed Obsolete Property; and WHEREAS, the proposed Obsolete Property is located within an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District legally established by resolution adopted February 8, 2010, after a public hearing was held, as provided by section 3 of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on January 11, 2010 on the Developer's application for an OPT Certificate, after proper notice was made, pursuant to section 4(2) of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, the Developer has represented and committed to the City to undertake, and complete not later than December 31, 2011, the rehabilitation, renovation, and reconstruction of the Obsolete Property into a mixed-use facility with commercial space on the first floor and 23 residential units throughout the structure; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby rescinds resolution 2010-138 regarding 1118 South Washington Ave. Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Tax Exemption Certificate Approval as passed on February 8, 2010; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby approves of the issuance of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate to Torn Arnold, for the Obsolete Property located at 1118 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, Michigan, legally described as: E 198 Ft Lot 6, Also N 27 FT of E 110 FT 10 In Lot 7 Block 195 Orig Plat for the period of 12 consecutive years. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council, in approving the Developer's application by this resolution, finds and determines all of the following; 1. The taxable value of the property proposed to be exempt plus the aggregate taxable value of the property already exempt under PA 146 of 2000 and under Public Act 198 of 1974 (IFT's) does exceed five percent (5%) of the total taxable value of the City of Lansing and does not substantially impede the operation of the City of Lansing or impair its financial soundness. The applicant is not delinquent in any taxes related to the facility. All of the items described on line 9 of the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate have been provided to the City of Lansing by the applicant.

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4. 5. 6.

The application is for obsolete property as defined in section 2(h) of PA 146 of 2000. The commencement of rehabilitation activities of the facility did not occur prior to the establishment of the Obsolete Properties Rehabilitation District. The application relates to the rehabilitation program for the building located at 1118 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, Michigan and, when completed, will constitute a rehabilitated facility within the meaning of PA 146 of 2000 and the facility is situated within the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District established by the City of Lansing, which is a Qualified Local Governmental Unit eligible under PA 146 of 2000 to establish such a district. The completion of the rehabilitated facility is calculated to, and will at the time of issuance of the certificate, have the reasonable likelihood to, increase commercial activity, create some employment, and revitalize an urban area. The rehabilitation includes improvements aggregating ten percent (10%) or more of the true cash value of the property at the commencement of the rehabilitation as provided by section 2(L) of PA 146 of 2000. The rehabilitation must be completed not later than December 31, 2011 as evidence by the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Lansing Building Safety Office.

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BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the City Clerk shall cause the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Certificate to be completed, including the "Clerk Certification" and shall file the completed application, together with a certified copy of this resolution with the State Tax Commission.

Approved for placement on the City Council Agenda

City Attorney

Date

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:
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City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010
Resolution- OPRA Certificate Approval -Old Town Temple Building-502 E. Grand River

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action.

VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

City of Lansing Inter-Departmental Memorandum
Virg Bernero, Mayor

To: From: Subject: Date:

Virg Bernero, Mayor Ken Szymusiak, Lansing EDC Andrea Ragan, Lansing, EDC CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM - Old Town Temple Building - OPRA Certificate July, 7, 2010

Per the request of the state Tax Commission we have added an additional line to the end of Paragraph 1 under BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that states that the incentive will not financially harm the operation of the city. Please forward this resolution to City Council for placement on the Agenda. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Andrea Ragan.
Attachments

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

BY THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Tax Exemption Certificate Approval 502 E. Grand River Ave. WHEREAS, pursuant to the Michigan Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act, being Public Act 146 of 2000 (PA 146 of 2000), Old Town Temple LLC has filed an application for an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate (OPT Certificate) with the Lansing City Clerk, for a proposed obsolete facility at 502 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, Michigan (Obsolete Property); and WHEREAS, Old Town Temple LLC (the Developer) owns the proposed Obsolete Property; and WHEREAS, the proposed Obsolete Property is located within an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District legally established by resolution adopted March 22, 2010, after a public hearing was held, as provided by section 3 of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on March 8, 2010 on the Developer's application for an OPT Certificate, after proper notice was made, pursuant to section 4(2) of PA 146 of 2000; and WHEREAS, the Developer has represented and committed to the City to undertake, and complete not later than December 31, 2011, the rehabilitation, renovation; and reconstruction of the Obsolete Property into office, mixed-use entertainment use throughout the structure; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council here by rescinds resolution 2010-081 regarding 502 E. Grand River Ave. Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Tax Exemption Certificate Approval as passed March 22, 2010. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby approves of the issuance of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate to Old Town Temple LLC, for the Obsolete Property located at 502 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, Michigan, legally described as: LOTS 5 & 6 AND W
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for the period of 12 consecutive years. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council, in approving the Developer's application by this resolution, finds and determines all of the following; 1. The taxable value of the property proposed to be exempt plus the aggregate taxable value of the property already exempt under PA 146 of 2000 and under Public Act 198 of 1974 (IFT's) does exceed five percent (5%) of the total taxable value of the City of Lansing and does not substantially impede the operation of the City of Lansing or impair its financial soundness. The applicant is not delinquent in any taxes related to the facility.

2.

3. 4. 5. 6.

All of the items described on line 9 of the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Exemption Certificate have been provided to the City of Lansing by the applicant. The application is for obsolete property as defined in section 2(h) of PA 146 of 2000. The commencement of rehabilitation activities of the facility did not occur prior to the establishment of the Obsolete Properties Rehabilitation District. The application relates to the rehabilitation program for the building located at 502 E. Grand River Ave.., Lansing, Michigan and, when completed, will constitute a rehabilitated facility within the meaning of PA 146 of 2000 and the facility is situated within the Obsolete Property Rehabilitation District established by the City of Lansing, which is a Qualified Local Governmental Unit eligible under PA 146 of 2000 to establish such a district. The completion of the rehabilitated facility is calculated to, and will at the time of issuance of the certificate, have the reasonable likelihood to, increase commercial activity, create some employment, and revitalize an urban area. The rehabilitation includes improvements aggregating ten percent (10%) or more of the true cash value of the property at the commencement of the rehabilitation as provided by section 2(L) of PA 146 of 2000. The rehabilitation must be completed not later than December 31, 2011 as evidence by the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Lansing Building Safety Office.

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BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the City Clerk shall cause the Application for Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Certificate to be completed, including the "Clerk Certification" and shall file the completed application, together with a certified copy of this resolution with the State Tax Commission.

Approved for placement on the City Council Agenda

City Attorney

Date

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010

Withdrawal of Nomination of Tony DeLuca for the Reappointment to the Board of Directors of the Board of Water and Light; withdrawal of Andrew Frederick from At-Large position on the Planning Board; withdrawal of Gabrielle Johnson's appointment to the Fourth Ward position on the Human Relations and Community Services Board

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action. VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

June 25, 2010 A'Lynne Robinson, President Lansing City Council l Otis Floor City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, MI 48933 Dear President Robinson and City Council Members: Please be aware that I hereby withdraw the nominations of Tony DeLuca for reappointment to the Board of Directors of the Board of Water & Light, the reappointment of Andrew Frederick as an At-Large position on the Planning Board and Gabrielle Johnson's appointment to the Fourth Ward position on the Human Relations and Community Services Board. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Sincerely, Virg Bernero Mayor of Lansing

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

TO: FROM: DATE: RE:

City Council President A'Lynne Robinson and Council Members Mayor Virg Bernero July 6, 2010

Appointment of Patricia Spitzley to an At-Large Posittion on the Board of Water and Light for a term to expire June 30, 2014; Appointment of Kyle Binkley to the 2nd Ward Traffic Board for a term to expire June 30, 2014

The attached correspondence is forwarded for your review and appropriate action.

VB/rh Attachment

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
9th Floor, City Hall 124 W. Michigan Avenue Lansing, Michigan 48933-1694 (517) 483-4141 (voice) (517) 483-4479 (TDD) (517) 483-6066 (Fax)

Virg Bernero, Mayor

July 2, 2010

Council President A'Lynne Robinson and City Council Members 10th Floor City Hall Lansing, MI 48933 Dear President Robinson and City Council Members: I herewith submit for your confirmation the appointments of Patricia Spitzley, 2622 Victor Avenue, Lansing, MI., 48911 to an At-Large position on the Board of Water & Light for a term to expire June 30, 2014 and Kyle Binkley, 6931 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI 48911 to the 2"d Ward Traffic Board position for a term to expire June 30, 2014. Your confirmation of these appointments is appreciated. Sincerely,

Virg Bernero Mayor of Lansing

"Equal Opportunity Employer"

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, LABOR & ECONOMIC GROWTH U OF CONSTRUCTION CODES V 11 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Michigan Uniform Energy Code (residential) Part 10 (SOAHR# 2007-052 LG) Michigan Uniform Energy Code (commercial) Part l0a (SOAHR# 2007-053 LG) Michigan Rehabilitation Code for Existing Buildings (SOAHR # 2009-010 LG) Michigan Construction Code - Part 4 - Building Code (SOAHR # 2009-009 LG)

The Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth, Bureau of Construction Codes, will hold a public hearing on July 20, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. in the MSP Auditorium, Michigan State Police Training Academy, 7426 N. Canal Rd., Dimondale, MI 48821-5001. The Michigan Unifoun Energy Code rules are proposed to be effective 120 days after filing with the Secretary of State. The Rehabilitation Code rules are proposed to be effective 120 days after filing with the Secretary of State. The Building Code rules are proposed to be effective 120 days after filing with the Secretary of State. The public hearing is to receive public comments on the proposed amendments to the administrative rules noted above. Testimony will be taken for each rule set in the order the rules are listed above. Individuals who are not present during testimony for a particular rule set will be provided an opportunity to testify after final testimony on the Michigan Building Code rule set. The proposed energy (residential) rules will adopt the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code with Michigan amendments. The proposed energy (commercial) rules will adopt the ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007. The hearing is being conducted by the Department under the authority of Section 4 of 1972 PA 230, MCL 125.1504, and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 2003-1 and 2008-20, MCL 445.2011 and MCL 445.2025. The proposed rehabilitation rules will adopt the 2009 International Existing Building Code with amendments, deletions, and additions deemed necessary for use in Michigan. The hearing is being conducted by the Department under the authority of Section 4 of 1972 PA 230, MCL 125.1504, and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 2003-1 and 2008-20, MCL 445.2011 and MCL 445.2025. The proposed building rules will adopt the 2009 International Building Code and 2009 International Residential Code with amendments, deletions, and additions deemed necessary for use in Michigan. The hearing is being conducted by the Department under the authority of Section 4 of 1972 PA 230, MCL 125.1504, and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 2003-1 and 2008-20, MCL 445.2011 and MCL 445.2025. The proposed rules will be published in the July 15, 2010 Michigan Register. Copies of the proposed Michigan amendments to the Michigan Unifoun Energy Code Parts 10 and 10a, the Michigan Building Code, and the Michigan Rehabilitation Code for Existing Buildings rules may be obtained for a fee of $3.00 by submitting a check or money order, made payable to the State of Michigan, to the Bureau at the address below. You may download a free copy of the proposed amendments by visiting our website at www.michigan.gov/bcc . The amendments are located under the What's New section.

Oral or written comments maybepresented in person atthe'hearing on July 20, 2010, or must be received' in writing by mail, ema i,' ' or facsimile 'no later than 5:00 p.m., July 20, 2010. If your presentation is in written form, please provide a copy to a rules analyst at the conclusion of your oral testimony. Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth Bureau of Construction Codes Office of Administrative Services P.O. Box 30254 Lansing, MI 48909 Telephone (517) 335-2972 Facsimile (517) 241-9570 matsumotbs @michigan.gov Be sure all cellular telephones and pagers are turned off or set to vibrate. The hearing site and parking are accessible. Individuals attending the hearing are requested to refrain from using heavily scented personal care products in order to enhance accessibility for everyone. People with disabilities requiring additional services (such as materials in alternative format) in order to participate in the meeting should call Shannon Matsumoto at (517) 241-6312 at least 14 days prior to the hearing, if possible. DELEG is an equal opportunity employer/program.

MICHIGAN LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION (MLCC)
7150 Harris Drive, P.O. Box 30005 Lansing, Michigan 48909-7505

Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth

LOCAL GOVERNMENT 15-DAY NOTICE
[Authorized by R 436.1105 (2d) and (3)]

June 22, 2010 LANSING CITY COUNCIL ATTENTION CLERK 124 WEST MICHIGAN AVENUE LANSING, MI 48933-1694
Request ID #: 561990

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission has received an application from NUTHOUSE, INC. FOR A NEW SDM LICENSE TO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH 2010 CLASS C LICENSED BUSINESS, LOCATED AT 418-420-428 E MICHIGAN, LANSING, MI 48933, INGHAM COUNTY.

Home address and telephone number: DOUGLAS CRON, 4322 JUNIPER DRIVE, KEWADIN, MI 49648 H(231)264-9765/B(517)337-8520 JOSEPH W. GOODSIR, JR., 2062 TIMBERVIEW DRIVE, OKEMOS, MI 48864 H(517)381-1883B(517)337-7577 TRACY JOHNSON; 831 APPLEGATE, EAST LANSING, MI 48823 H(517)351-3305B(517)351-1500 DAVID KRAUSE, 117 CENTER STREET, EAST LANSING, MI 48823 H(517)337-3078/B(517)337-8520 Specially Designated Merchant (SDM) licenses permit the sale of beer and wine for consumption off the premises only. Specially Designated Distributor (SDD) licenses permit the sale of alcoholic liquor, other than beer and wine under 21 per cent alcohol by volume, for consumption off the premises only. For your information, part of the investigation of the application is conducted by the local law enforcement agency and investigative forms will be released to them either in person or by mail. Although local governing body approval is not required by the Michigan Liquor Control Code, Rules and Related Laws for off-premise licenses, the local governing body, or its designee, may notify the Commission at the above address within 15 days of receipt of this letter if the applicant location will not be in compliance with all appropriate state and local building, plumbing, zoning, fire, sanitation and health laws and ordinances; or if the applicant is considered ineligible due to other factors. All conditions of non-compliance must be outlined in detail, indicating the applicable laws and ordinances. A copy of the law and/or ordinance may be submitted with the notification. If you have any questions, please contact Unit 3 of the Retail Licensing Division at (517) 636-0204. sfs
LC-3104(Rev. 09105) Authority: R436.1105(2d) and (3) Completion: Mandatory Penalty: No License The Department of Labor & Economic Growth will not discriminate against any individual or group because of race, sex, religion, age, national origin, color, marital status, disability, or political beliefs. If you need help with reading, writing, hearing, etc., under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you may make your needs known to this agency.

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Comcast®
June 24, 2010

Comcast 1401 East Miller Road Lansing, MI 48911

Mr. Chris Swope, Clerk City of Lansing 124 W. Michigan Ave., 9th Floor Lansing, MI 48933 RE: Payment Drop Box at 1401E. Miller Rd., Lansing Dear Mr. Swope: As you may recall, when we opened our Frandor Service Center in March 2008 we continued to make a payment drop box available at 1401 E. Miller Rd., Lansing. Effective immediately, we will no longer continue to offer the payment drop box at our Miller Rd. location. Customers still have a variety of options to make payments including: making payments by mail; paying by phone; establishing automatic monthly recurring EFT or credit card payments and online via check or credit card. The Frandor Service Center, 203 N. Clipped Street, will continue to offer a payment drop box. Please direct any customer calls about Comcast products, services and prices to 1-888COMCAST. Our Customer Account Executives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As always, feel free to contact me directly at 517-334-5686 with any questions you may have. Sincerely,

John P. Gardner Government Affairs Manager Comcast, Michigan Region

Baker Donora Center
840 Baker St., Lansing, MI 48910 Phone: (517) 485-0907 Fax: (517) 485-8939 Web address: anitami enny (msn.com c

June 29, 2010 Dear City Council: On behalf of the Baker Donora neighborhood, I am writing to you with great concern about the possibility of the store located on the corners of Baker and Lyons. Residents have voiced great concern that even though this community is in great need of a store that they could purchase food merchandise and would greatly except with open arms, they are in great fear, if the store is able to sell items such as alcoholic beverages, that it would just bring trouble to our community. The Residents, City of Lansing, Baker Donora Center and Community Partners have taken great pride, a lot of hard work to turn this neighborhood around into a Wonderful Neighborhood. Please help us continue to make this a great neighborhood to live in, by supporting our wish to allow a liquor license at this site. Thank you, from the residents of the Baker Donora Neighborhood, The Shake and Bake Seniors, and from the Baker Donora Center. Sincerely, Anita Moneypenny-Salinaz Executive Director

A Community Partnership Working with Neighbors in the Neighborhoods

To Lansing City Council, On October 30, 2009 I purchased a house at 1234 W. Allegan. October 30 was a Friday. On Monday I began cleaning the place as I could around my work schedule. About 4 days after that weekend the city code compliance officer issued a citation to have the trash pile removed. The house has 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. That allotted me approximately 16 hours per bedroom to complete all repairs and remove all trash provided I did not sleep that week. It however did not allow anytime for the bathroom repair, kitchen repair, hallways, or living room work which all produced trash of its own. The most disheartening was the fact that it allows no time to handle the hefty pile of trash that was already at the house when I bought it. The early snow did not help the removal. I did however begin to work on the house, the work went well and fast. I was totally ignorant of the letter from the code compliance officer since he did not send it to me. He instead sent it to the address of the house, where I was not living nor was there any mail going there. There was not even a mailbox on the house yet. I had been removing trash as I went and the pile was constantly revolving. It is understandable that to fix a house it will generate trash for the total duration of repair. Most people who understand construction know this to be the case. The actual code considers this when it states that there must be given reasonable time to a home owner. The code compliance officers should be trained in this as well. I did think ahead when I bought the house and immediately mowed, trimmed, and cleaned the front yard. It was a considerable chore itself. I had made sure to keep all repair evidence confined to the back yard which is surrounded by a privacy fence. I had a chance to talk to the code compliance officer twice as he was next door inspecting a rental. I am dismayed that he never felt it necessary to inform me that he had cited me or issued a fine for a completely ridiculous amount of money. Just after Christmas I moved into the house. I had to install a mailbox at that time. I received mail regularly. On January 25, 2010 I received a large bundle of mail with a rubber band around it from the post office. Many of the letters were addressed to the previous owner but two letters that were addressed to me from the city of Lansing. One letter stated a citation for trash removal allowing 10 days. The other was a bill for 620.00 for removal of a load of trash from my back yard. I immediately went down to the city clerk and they sent me to the city attorney. The city attorney's office said that I could dispute it. I signed up for a meeting with the review council. I had a 9:30 appointment set on June 17. At 11:30 they called me in. I explained the situation to them very simply as they told me that had very little time for me. I later received a response in the mail saying they had declined my appeal. As a citizen I am concerned that I cannot get justice in this situation. The code allows me.-to have reasonable time to repair my house. I also think the code compliance should take responsibility to inform the citizen they are citing. If they do not follow their own codes then what is the point of`the codes. It is just a government harassing its citizens. I am looking both for reasonable time to repair and a reasonable committee who is actually committed to serving its citizens.
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OFFICE OF THE CITY ATTORNEY

Brig Smith, City Attorney

June 21, 2010

Charles and Deborah McCort 2424 Leon Ave. Lansing, MI 48906 Re: Claim - 2403 Dillingham Ave. Dear Mr. and Mrs. McCort: Please be advised that on June 17, 2010, the Claims Review Committee reviewed your claim in the amount of $433.00 regarding a Grass & Weeds fee for property located at 2403 Dillingham Ave., Lansing, Michigan, and denied the claim you filed with the City of Lansing. You have the right to appeal the decision of the Claims Review Committee to the Lansing City Council. If you desire to do so, please submit your appeal in writing, within thirty (30) days of the date of this letter, to the Lansing City Clerk, 9th Floor, City Hall, Lansing, MI 48933, for placement on the Council's agenda. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact this office. Very truly yours,

Ericka Kahler Legal Clerk .
Claim ID: 698

Fifth Floor, City Hall ° Lansing, Michigan 48933 ° (517) 483-4320 • Fax (517) 483-4081 • cityatty@lansingmi.gov

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