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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 AUGUST 9, 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, August 5, 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 Monday,
August 9, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Council Chambers, 10th Floor, City Hall.
I. ROLL CALL

II. MEDITATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. READING AND APPROVAL OF PRINTED COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

Approval of the Printed Council Proceedings of July 26 and August 2, 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.)
V. 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.)
VI. SPECIAL CEREMONIES

1. Presentation; Recognition of Dimitri and Martha Stathopoulos and Dimitri’s on


36 Years in Lansing
VII. COMMENTS BY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND CITY CLERK

VIII. COMMUNITY EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS (Time, place, purpose, or definition of


event – 1 minute limit)
IX. SPEAKER REGISTRATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON LEGISLATIVE MATTERS

X. MAYOR’S COMMENTS

XI. SHOW CAUSE HEARINGS

XII. 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.)

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A. SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. In consideration of an Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act (OPRA)


Certificate Application submitted by Foresight Property Investment
LLC for property located at 2282 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
2. In consideration of ACT-2-2009; Acquisition of 229 S. Cedar St.
3. In consideration of SLU-4-2010; Vacant property located between
3310 and 3320 Bardaville Dr., a request by Woodside E & D, LLC to
construct a church on the vacant property located between 3310 and
3320 Bardaville Dr.
4. In consideration of SLU-5-2010; 230 Bingham St., a request by
Reformed Church of America, Classis South Grand Rapids, Blacksoil
Church to utilize the first floor of the building located at 230 Bingham
St. for a church
XIII. COUNCIL CONSIDERATION OF LEGISLATIVE MATTERS

A. REFERRAL OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

B. CONSENT AGENDA

1. BY THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING


a. Approval of an application for Development Area Liquor
License submitted by Gavrillides Management Company, LLC
(Soup Spoon Café) for property located at 1419 E. Michigan
Ave.
b. SLU-3-2010; 815 W. Edgewood Blvd., Approval of a request by
Antioch Full Gospel Baptist Church to construct a church on
the vacant property located immediately west of 815 W.
Edgewood Blvd.
c. ACT-2-2009; Acquisition of 229 S. Cedar St. for the
development of a surface parking lot
2. BY THE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL SERVICES
a. Approval of an Application from 414 Entertainment, LLC for a
new Outdoor Service (1 area) to be held in conjunction with
2010 Class C licensed, business with Dance-Entertainment
Permit, located at 414 E Michigan Ave.
3. BY THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY
a. Requiring the owner of property located at 1604 Bailey St to
Make Safe or Demolish their property within sixty days from
Monday, August 9, 2010

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b. Requiring the owner of property located at 4613 Donald St to
Make Safe or Demolish their property within sixty days from
Monday, August 9, 2010
c. Requiring the owner of property located at 801 N. Sycamore St
to Make Safe or Demolish their property within sixty days from
Monday, August 9, 2010
4. BY THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS
a. Objecting to the Transfer of All Unsold Tax Reverted Properties
from the Eaton County Treasurer to the City of Lansing
5. BY THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
a. Approval of an agreement with Ingham County regarding
Allocation of Long Term Employment Costs for Planned
Consolidated 911 Dispatch Services
C. RESOLUTIONS FOR ACTION

D. REPORTS FROM COUNCIL COMMITTEES

E. ORDINANCES FOR INTRODUCTION and Setting of Public Hearings

1. BY COUNCIL MEMBER JEFFRIES, CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE


ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING
a. Introduction of Z-5-10; 717 E. Shiawassee St., a request from
Neogen Corporation to rezone the property at 717 E.
Shiawassee Street from "A" Residential to "H" Light Industrial
to utilize the property for laboratories, warehousing, assembly,
light manufacturing and offices as part of its operations, and
setting a Public Hearing for August 23, 2010
F. ORDINANCES FOR PASSAGE

1. BY THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS


a. Adoption of an Ordinance of the City of Lansing to Repeal and
Replace Chapter 812 of the Lansing Codified Ordinances by
providing for the Principal Shopping District to do business as
“Downtown Lansing, Inc.” and making other procedural
revisions
XIV. SPEAKER REGISTRATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON CITY GOVERNMENT
RELATED MATTERS

XV. 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)

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1. REPORTS FROM CITY OFFICERS, BOARDS, AND COMMISSIONS

a. Letters from the City Clerk submitting:


i. An Application from 414 Entertainment, LLC for a new Outdoor
Service (1 area) to be held in conjunction with 2010 Class C
licensed business with Dance-Entertainment Permit, located at
414 E Michigan Ave.
ii. A request for Recognition of Non-Profit Status in the City of
Lansing submitted by The Give a Gift Foundation, Inc. of
Roseville, MI
iii. Minutes of Boards and Authorities placed on file in the City
Clerk’s Office
2. COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS, AND OTHER CITY RELATED MATTERS

a. Letter from the State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission


providing 15-Day Notice of an Application from Simmons Properties,
LLC for a new Specially Designated Merchant (SDM) License to be
held in conjunction with a 2010 Class C Licensed Business located at
325 City Market Dr.
b. Application for Community Funding submitted by Old Town
Commercial Association for its Old Town Oktoberfest to be held
October 1-2, 2010
c. Letter from Caron Fenning of 724 N. Verlinden St. regarding No
Parking signs on Verlinden Ave.
d. Letter from Ronald Zerfas of 912 Trenton Pl. regarding fines for
broken tail lights
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.)

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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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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 "Certificate"), 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, 517-483-4140.

Chris Swope, Lansing City Clerk


Michigan Department of Treasury RECEIVE'
3674 (Rev. 8-07)

Application for Obsolete Property 'Rehabilitation Ex ggpAo3t lrti#ICate -'


This form is issued as provided by Public Act 146 of 2000, as amended. This application should be filed after the district is established_,TI8is project will
not receive tax benefits until approved by the State Tax Commission. Applications receive M t VE'^;,j [ `1;it kgjed q'Orl)riSthel current year.
This application is subject to audit by the State Tax Commission.
INSTRUCTIONS: File the original and two copies of this form and the required attachments with the glerk,of the; locp'l gov_e.Client unit.
The-State T-ax-Commission-requires - two-copp ies-of-the-App lication-and-attachments-T-he-ori9:^.Irral s\iQAinei^l-by- tbe-clerk)- .- Please-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)

Company Mailing address (No. and street, P.O. Bbk, City, State,. IP 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
City, Township, Village (indicate which) County
City Ingham
Date of Commencement of Rehabilitation (mm/dd/yyyy) Planned date of Completion of Rehabilitation School District where facility is located (include school code)
(mm/dd/yyyy)
08/01/2010 12/31/2012 Lansing - 33020
Estima`ted' Cost of Rehabilitation Number of years exemption requested Attach Legal description of Obsolete Property on separate
sheet
$450;000.00 12
Expected project likelihood (check all that apply):
X I Increase Commercial activity I XI Retain employment X Revitalize urban areas
Create employment n Prevent a loss of employment n community
Increase number of residents in the
in which the facility is situated
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.
Name of Company Officer (no authorized agents) Telephone Number Fax Number
William Christofferson (517) 485-5700 (517) 485-0202
Mailing Address Email Address '
619 E. Hazel Stree 'ng, MI, 48912 billc@thinkdodeliver.com
Signature,oany icer (no au onzed ents) Title
Member
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LOCAL GO1fERNI^IENT
I U IT CLERK CERTIFICATION
The Clerk must also complete P rts 1, 2 and 4 on Page 2. Part 3 is to be completed by the Assessor.
3674, Page'2

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTION


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.
PART '1: ACTION TAKEN
Actlon Date:
Exemption Approved for Years, ending December 30, (not to exceed 12 years)

Denied
Date District Established LUCI Code School Code

PART 2: RESOLUTIONS (the following statements must be included in resolutions approving)


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

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 State Equalized Value (SEV)


Building(s)
Name of Governmental Unit Date of Action on application Date of Statement of Obsolescence

PART 4: CLERK CERTIFICATION


The undersigned clerk certifies that, to the best of hislher 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.
Name of Clerk Clerk Signature Date

Clerk's Mailing Address City State ZIP Code

Telephone Number Fax Number Email Address

Mail completed application and attachments to: State Tax Commission


Michigan Department of Treasury If you have any questions, call (517) 373-3272.
P.O. Box 30471
Causing; Michigan 48909=7971

For guaranteed receipt by the State Tax Commission, it is recommended that applications and attachments are sent by certified mail.
CITY OF LANSING
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ACT-2-2009

The Lansing City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 9, 2010,
at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 10th Floor, Lansing City Hall, 124 W. Michigan
Ave., Lansing, MI, to consider ACT-2-2009; Acquisition of 229 S. Cedar St., more
specifically described as:

LOT 8 JOHNS SUB, ALSO S 41.25 FT OF W 1/2 LOT 4, W 1/2 LOTS 5 &
6, AND S 57.75 FT OF N 132 FT OF E 1/2 LOT 5 EXC E 114.5 FT
BLOCK 241 ORIG PLAT OF THE CITY OF LANSING, COUNTY OF
INGHAM, STATE OF MICHIGAN.

For more information about this case, phone City Council Offices on City
business days, Monday through Friday, between 8 am. and 5 p.m. at 483-4177.
If you are interested in this matter, please attend the public hearing or send a
representative. Written comments will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
on City business days if received before 5 p.m., Monday, August 9, 2010, at the
City Council Offices, Tenth Floor, City Hall, 124 West Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI
48933-1696.

Chris Swope, Lansing City Clerk


BY The COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING
RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING

Act-2-09: 229 S. Cedar Street (PPN 33-01-01-16-427-082); ACQUISITION OF


REAL PROPERTY

WHEREAS, the City of Lansing Planning and Neighborhood Development


Department requests authorization to purchase the property at 229 S. Cedar for
the development of a surface parking lot at that location; and

WHEREAS, the property is just over an acre in size, and is located on the east
side of S. Cedar near the Board of Water and Light's solar array and Dye Water
Treatment Plant; and

WHEREAS, the property contains a one-story building, and is currently occupied


by Yellow Cab, which would voluntarily sell the property and vacate the building
prior to its demolition; and

WHEREAS, the property is zoned "H" Light industrial District, and its master plan
designation is "General Commerce", which recommends a mix of uses, either at
the site or district level; and

WHEREAS, a Category "N" Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA) was


submitted to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality on behalf of the.
City by NTH Consultants on September t, 2009, which concluded that the
property is considered a "facility" in accordance with Part 201 of Act 451, as
amended, and further concludes that the potential for exacerbation of existing
conditions is considered minimal in view of the City's proposed use of the
property; and

WHEREAS, a written appraisal of the property dated November 21, 2007, and
conducted by R.J. Thomas & Associates, Inc./Harold Blake Co., estimated the
market value of the property to be $435,000, and on November 24, 2008,
updated the estimate of value to $350,000; and

WHEREAS, on April 2, 2010, the Planning Board reviewed the location,


character and extent of Act-2-09 in accordance with its Act 33 Review
procedures, and found that:
i The subject site is no longer a good location for an industrial building,
❑ The subject property could benefit the public in the short term,
® The subject property has long term potential for redevelopment,
• The property is currently on the market, and a better opportunity to
purchase it may not present itself,
❑ A well-landscaped parking lot at this location would enhance the
appearance of the area; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Board, at its meeting on April 6, 2010, voted
unanimously (5 =0) to recommend approval of Act-2-09, the acquisition of the -
pr-operty--at-229-S-.-Cedar-Street for_the_development-of-a-surface-parking-lot at
that location; and

WHEREAS, the Committee on Development and Planning has reviewed the


report and recommendation of the Planning Board and concurs therewith;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Lansing City Council hereby


approves.Act-2-09 and authorizes the fee simple purchase of 229 S. Cedar,
legally described as:

LOT 8 JOHNS SUB, ALSO S 41.25 FT OF W 1/2 LOT 4, W 1/2 LOTS 5 & 6, AND S
57.75 FT OF N 132 FT OF E 1/2 LOT 5 EXC E 114.5 FT BLOCK 241 ORIG PLAT

by deed from James L. and Forest A. Reutter and Ronald S. and Cynthia J.
Bewersdorff, for the sum of $350,000, plus closing costs.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the Mayor, on behalf of the City, is hereby


authorized to sign and execute all documents necessary to effectuate the
aforementioned transaction(s), subject to their prior approval as to content and
form by the City Attorney. .

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CITY OF LANSING
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

SLU-4-2010, Bardaville Street


Special Land Use Permit - Church

The Lansing City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 9, 2010,
at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 10th Floor, Lansing City Hall, 124 W. Michigan
Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, to consider SLU-4-2010. This is a request by
Woodside E & D, LLC for a special land use permit to construct a church with
associated site improvements on the vacant property located between 3310 and
3320 Bardaville Street. The subject property is zoned "F" Commercial, which
district permits churches, if a Special Land Use permit is approved by the
Lansing City Council.

For more inforrnation about this case, phone City Council Offices on City
business days, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 483-4177.
If you are interested in this matter, please attend the public hearing or send a
representative. Written comments will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
on City business days if received before 5 p.m., Monday, August 9, 2010, at the
City Council Offices, Tenth Floor, City Hall, 124 West Michigan Avenue, Lansing,
MI 48933-1696.

Chris Swope, Lansing City Clerk


SLU-4-2010 Bardaville Street Page1

GENERAL INFORMATION

APPLICANT/OWNER: Woodside E&D LLC


4615 W. Grand River Avenue
Lansing, MI 48906

REQUESTED ACTION: Special Land Use permit to construct a church on the vacant
property located between 3310 & 3320 Bardaville Street

EXISTING LAND USE: Vacant Lot

EXISTING ZONING: "F" Commercial District

PROPERTY SIZE & SHAPE: Rectangular - See attached map


100' x 236' = 23,626 sq. ft. (.54 acres)

.SURROUNDING LAND USE: N: Child Care Center


S: Office Building.
E: Multiple Family Residential
W: Multiple Family Residential/Vacant

SURROUNDING ZONING: N: "F" Commercial District


S: "D-1" Professional Office District
E: "CUP"Community Unit Plan
W: "J" Parking & "F" Commercial Districts

MASTER PLAN DESIGNATION: The 1990 Northeast Area Comprehensive Plan designates the
subject property for office use. Bardaville Street is designated
as a localroad.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

This is a request by Woodside E & D, LLC for a special land use permit to construct a churchwith
associated site improvements on the vacant property located between 3310 and 3320 Bardaville
Street. The subject property is zoned "F" Commercial, which district permits churches, if a Special
Land Use permit is approved by the Lansing City Council.

The proposed church is one-story, 3840 square feet in area andwillhave seating for 200. 67 parking
spaces are required based on the proposed seating. The site is designed for 42 parking spaces. The
site plan indicates that "overflow parking to the north can be used on Sundays".
SLU-4-2010 Bardaville Street Page 2

AGENCY RESPONSES:
(Sent 6/8/10 - Due 6/22/10)

BWL:

Building Safety: Shall comply with the requirements of the Michigan Building Code.

Code Compliance:

Development:

Fire Marshal:

LPD:

Parks & Recreation:

Public Service:

Transportation:

ANALYSIS

Section 1282.03(f) (1)-(2) sets forth the criteria which must be used to evaluate a Special Land Use
permit request. The criteria and evaluation are as follows.

1. Is the proposed special land use designed, constructed, operated and maintained in a
manner harmonious with the character of adjacent property and the surrounding area?

The proposed site design is consistent with the layout of other properties along Bardaville
Street. Furthermore, churches are typically in use at times that do not conflict with peak
hours for other businesses and activities are usually confined to indoors. The greatest
potential impact on its harmony with the surrounding neighborhood could be the provision
of adequate parking so as to not burden the area with increased on-street parking or excessive
traffic. If approved, the special land use permit should be conditioned upon the seating
capacity being limited to the amount of available on-site parking or parking that can be leased
within 300 feet of the site. The only other issue may be the parking lot behind the building.
Since this area is directly adjacent to a residential use, landscaping will be required to soften
the appearance of the parking lot and to mitigate any negative effects from vehicle lights
shining into windows.

2. Will the proposed special land use change the essential character of the surrounding
area?
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The proposed site is within an area that contains a variety of land uses including multiple
family residential, office and commercial. Given the diverse land use pattern that already
exists, a church will not change the essential character of the area. In fact, the church will fit
in nicely with the child care center to the north, the office building to the south and the
multiple family residential uses to the east and west. The church will be quiet, there will be
no heavy traffic from delivery trucks and the activities will generally be confined to evening
and weekends when the offices and child care centers are not open. Thus, it will not add
significantly to the traffic volumes that already exist on Bardaville Street during the weekdays
when most of these uses on this street are in full operation.

3. Will the proposed special land use interfere with the enjoyment of adjacent
property?

The primary concern with churches in terms of interfering with the enjoyment of adjacent
properties is the potential conflicts with liquor licenses. By state law, a church has an
opportmmityto object to all new liquor licenses within 500 feet of the church property. In this
case, there are several commercially zoned properties within 500 feet of the subject property.
Since this is a predominately commercial district, the applicant should agree, in writing, that
it will not object to the issuance of liquor licenses in the area.

4. Will the proposed special land use represent an improvement to the use or character
of property under consideration and the surrounding area in general, and will the use
be in keeping with the natural environment of the lot?

Staff believes that the proposed church will not negatively effect the surrounding area which
is characterized by a mix of multiple family residential, office and light commercial uses. The
site is zoned "F" Commercial which allows for retail, office, restaurant, gas station,
automobile repair and automobile sales uses, by right. Churches are generally far less
intensive than most of these uses and will therefore, have a lower impact on the surrounding
residential and offices uses and on the child care center to the north. A retail store, restaurant
or any type of automobile service establishment wouldbe completely out of character with
the adjoining land uses as these uses would be far more noisy and would generate a much
higher volume of traffic than the proposed church.

5. Will the proposed special land use be hazardous to adjacent property or involve uses,
activities, materials or equipment which are detrimental to the health, safety or welfare
of persons or property through the excessive production of traffic, noise, smoke, odor,
fumes or glare?

The proposed church will not generate any hazardous conditions.

6. Will the proposed specialland use be adequately served by essential public facilities and
services, or is it demonstrated that the person responsible for the proposed special land
use is able to continually provide adequately for the services and facilities deemed
essential to the special land use under consideration ?
SLU-4.2010 Bardaville Street Page 4

No negative comments have been received from any of the reviewing departments or
agencies. However, the project, including the utility details, will have to be reviewed through
the site plan review process.

7. Will the proposed special land use place demand on public services and facilities in
excess of current capacity?

The proposed special land use is not expected to increase the demand on public services and
facilities in excess of current capacity.

8. Is the proposed special land use consistent with the intent and purpose of this Zoning
Code and the objectives of any currently adopted Comprehensive Plan?

The proposed church is consistent with the intent and purpose of the Zoning Ordinance and
the Northeast Area Comprehensive Plan. The comprehensive plan designates the subject
property for office use and the Zoning Ordinance designates the property for commercial use.
Churches are permitted in all zoning districts, provided City Council approves an SLU which
is evaluated based on the nine criteria contained in the Zoning Ordinance. The proposed
church will be consistent with the Zoning Ordinance provided it has sufficient parking for the
200 member congregation.

9. Will the proposed special land use meet the dimensional requirements of the district in
which the property is located?

The proposed site complies with all setback and parking lot layout requirements. The
required number of parking spaces for a church with a seating capacity of 200 is the only
dimensional issue that needs to be addressed. 67 parking spaces are required and 42 are
shown on the site plan. The applicant has 2 options: (1) Obtain a written lease agreement
from a property owner within 300 feet of the site for use of 25 additional parking spaces; or
(2) reduce the seating capacity to 126.

The applicant should be advised that landscaping will be required in the 8 foot buffer strip
along the front and rear property lines. The landscaping must consist of a row of shrubs and
trees at a ratio of 1 tree for each 30 lineal feet of buffer area and 5 shrubs for each 20 lineal
feet of buffer area. The trees must have a minimum starting size of 2 caliper inches. Shrubs
must have a minimum size of 24 inches in height and spread at the time of planting.

SUMMARY

This is a request by Woodside E & D, LLC for a special land use permit to construct a church with
associated site improvements on the vacant property located between 3310 and 3320 Bardaville
Street. The subject property is zoned "F" Commercial, which district permits churches, if a Special
Land Use permit is approved by the Lansing City Council.

Based on the findings contained in this staff report, the proposal complies with all of the criteria of
Section 1282.03(f) (1)-(9) of the Zoning Code for evaluating Special Land Use permits.
SLU-4-2010 Bardaville Street Page 5

1. The proposed Special Land Use will be harmonious with the character of adjacent properties
and surrounding uses.
2. The proposed Special Land Use will not change the essential character of the surrounding
properties.
3. The proposed Special Land Use will not interfere with the general enjoyment of adjacent
properties.
4. The proposed Special Land Use does represent an improvement to the lot as it currently
exists.
5. The proposed Special Land Use will not be hazardous to adjacent properties.
6. The proposed Special Land Use can be adequately served by public services and utilities.
7. The proposed Special Land Use will not place any demand on public services and facilities
in excess of current capacities.
8. The proposed Special Land Use is consistent with the specific designations of the Zoning
Code and the Northeast Area Comprehensive Plans.
9. The proposed Special Land Use will comply with the dimensional requir ements oftheZoning
Ordinance.

RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends approval of SLU-4-2010, based upon the findings of fact as outlined in this staff
report.

1. Landscaping, as described in this staff report, is installed along the east and west
property lines.

2 Any dumpsters on the site are screened per the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance.

3. The seating capacity of the building is limited to the amount of on-site parking or
parking that can be leased within 300 feet of the site.

4. The church agrees, in writing, that is will not object to the issuance of liquor licenses
within 500 feet of the site.

Respectfully Submitted,

Susan Stachowiak
Zoning Administrator
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CITY OF .LANSING
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

SLU-5-2010, .230 Bingham Street


Special Land Use Permit - Church

The Lansing City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 9, 2010,
at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 10th Floor, Lansing City Hall, 124 W. Michigan
Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, to consider SLU-5-2010. This is a request by
Reformed Church of America, Classis South Grand Rapids, Black Soil Church, to
utilize the building at 230 Bingham Street for a church. The subject property is
zoned "C" Residential, which district permits churches , if a Special Land Use
permit is approved by the Lansing City Council.

For more information about this case, phone City Council Offices on City
business days, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and .5 p.m. at 483-4177.
If you are interested in this matter, please attend the public hearing or send a
representative. Written comments will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
on City business days if received before 5 p.m., Monday, August 9, 2010, at the
City Council Offices, Tenth Floor, City Hall, 124 West Michigan Avenue, Lansing,
MI 48933-1696.

Chris Swope, Lansing City Clerk


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June 14, 2010 Lautntg, MI48912

Lansing Planning Board


Planning Office, Dept of Planning & Neighborhood Development
316 N. Capitol Ave., Suite D-i
Lansing, MT 489334236

To whom it may concern:

My name is Denise Kelley and I am the president of the Association for the Bingham
Commnnity (ABC). The building at 230 Bingham. Street that Jeremy Dowsett and the Reformed
Church of America (Blacksoil Church) would like to have their church is inside our
neighborhood. The building, or FireHouse as we call it, is a good building that has sat empty for
the last year or so. It has historical significance in the city as the last pre- modern firehouse.

ABC's board has met with Jeremy Dowsett to learn more about his church's plans for the
building. As you can imagine, we were very concerned about the lack of available parking. We
also had to learn more about what this particular church does and what they stand for. Since they
have started this purchase process, a few members of the congregation have and are actively
looking to move into the ABC neighborhood, This is a small boost to our housing stock in this
neighborhood.

It was decided after a good, productive conversation to support this request. We have stated to
Mr. Dowsett that we would like to see a couple things happen that he has agreed to. One: A
written agreement with a parking lot near by so that the street is not overloaded with cars each
Saturday evening when they meet. Blacksoil has entered into an agreement with a larger church
down the block to use their parking lot. Mr. Dowsett and his leaders have agreed to very strongly
encourage their congregation to park in that lot. Two: He and his church needs to maintain the
open line of communication that we have started at this meeting. (I have attended a meeting of
his church's leaders to introduce myself to them.) So far this has been going well.

In conclusion, the Association for the Bingham Community board supports this planning request
for Jeremy Dowsett and the Reformed Church of America (Blacksoil Church). We look forward
to welcoming Blacksoil into the neighborhood and having a good relationship with them.
1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 367-2468 www.allenneighborhoodcenter.org

June 8, 2010
To: Members of the City of Lansing Planning Board
I am writing in support of the Special Use Permit requested by Black Soil Church for use of
former Firehouse #4 at 200 Bingham Street as a church. During its May 24 th meeting, the Allen
Neighborhood Center Board of Directors had an extensive conversation about issues of concern
(parking) and possibilities (increase number of young Black Soil families moving into immediate
neighborhood, improvement of an historic firehouse, etc.). The Board then unanimously voted
to endorse the project,
We are particularly impressed by the active involvement of Black Soil members in community
improvement initiatives. Over the last several years, Black Soil members have:
• started a neighborhood organization, called Regent Oaks (the most active resident-driven
organization between E. Kalamazoo and 496), demonstrating an awareness of the importance
of bringing neighbors together to work on housing, safety, and beautification;
® hosted park clean-ups in Hunter Park and Regent Park;
• provided assistance to neighborhood seniors;
• volunteered extensively with Allen Neighborhood Center projects, including the Allen St.
Farmers Market, the Hunter Park GardenHouse, and the ANC Housing Caucus.
The Church has a social mission that centers on community improvement and revitalization, and
the impact of their activities in this area of the Eastside have been exceptionally positive. We
believe that the entire neighborhood will benefit from Black Soil's presence in old Firehouse #4,
with the most immediate area receiving the greatest benefit.
If you have questions or concerns or require additional information, please don't hesitate to
email me at joann(_a,allenneighborhoodcenter.org or call me at 517-999-3912 (direct dial).
Sincerely,

Joan Nelson, Director


Allen Neighborhood Center
xperience ". * Ron David
"Much more than a physical space; community is an experience".
SLU-5 .2010 230 Bingham Street Paqe 1

GENERAL INFORMATION

APPLICANT/OWNER: Jeremy Dowsett


1010 Morgan
Lansing, MI 48912
On behalf of

Reformed Church of America, Classis South Grand Rapids,


Blacksoll Church
4500 60th Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, ME 49512

REQUESTED ACTION: Special Land Use permit to establish a church in the building
at 230 Bingham Street

EXISTING LAND USE: Vacant Fire Station Building (former child care center)

EXISTING ZONING: "C" Residential District

PROPERTY SIZE & SHAPE: Rectangular - See attached map


66' x 123.75' = 8,167.5 sq. ft. (.1875 acres)

SURROUNDING LAND USE: N: Single Family Residential


S: Multiple Family Residential
E: 2-Family Residential
W: Single Family Residential

SURROUNDING ZONING: N: "C" Residential


S: "DM-3" Residential District
E: "C" Residential District
W: "C" Residential District

MASTER PLAN DESIGNATION: The 1990 Northeast Area Comprehensive Plan designates the
subject property for low density residential use. Bingham and
Prospect are both designated as local roads. .

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

This is a request by Reformed Church of America, Classis South Grand Rapids, Black Soil Church,
to utilize the building at 230 Bingham Street for a church. The subject property is zoned "C"
Residential, which district permits churches, if a Special Land Use permit is approved by the Lansing
City Council.
SLU-5-2010 230 Bingham Street Page 2

Background Information

The building at 230 Bingham Street is 2 stories in height, contains 4,613 square feet and was
constructed in 1904. Once the fire department vacated the building, it was used as a single family
residence. In 1984 a special land use permit was approved to permit the use of the ground floor for
a health and fitness studio and the upper floor for 2 residential apartments. Also in 1984, the Board
of Zoning Appeals approved a variance to the parking requirements for theses uses.

In 1995, a special land use permit was approved to allow a child care center in the building and a
variance was approved to the parking requirement for this use. The child care center operated at this
location until approximately 2008. Since that time, the building has remained vacant except for the2
residential units on the second floor which are currently occupied.

Section 1250.04(b) of the Zoning Code states that churches in the "C" Residential district must be
located on a collector, principal or minor arterial and must be located on a lot that is at least 2 acres
in size. In addition, Section 1284.13(b)(1) requires one parking space for each 3 seats in the church
sanctuary. Based on the proposed seating capacity, 25 parking spaces will be required. The property
at 230 Bingham St. is located on a local road, is .18 acres in size and has no on-site parking spaces
that will be available for the church. The Zoning Board of Appeals, at it's May 13, 2010 meeting,
approved variances to these requirements.

AGENCY RESPONSES:
(Sent 6/8/10 - Due 6/22/10)

BWL:

Building Safety: Project shall, comply with Michigan Building Code. Permits will be
required for any alterations. Building must comply with all
requirements for barrier free access.

Code Compliance:

Development:

Fire Marshal:

LPD:

Parks & Recreation:

Public Service:

Transportation:
SLU-5.2010 230 Bingham Street Page 3

ANALYSIS,

Section 1282.03(f)(1)-(2) sets forth the criteria which must be used to evaluate a Special Land Use
permit request. The criteria and evaluation are as follows.

Is the proposed1.special land use designed, constructed, operated and maintained in a


manner harmonious with the character of adjacent property and the surrounding area?

The church will have a very small membership and will focus its outreach efforts on the
surrounding neighborhood. This will help to keep vehicular traffic to a minimum as the
majority of the membership will hopefully walk, rather than drive to the church. With respect
to parking, the concern is that traffic associated with the church will infringe on the rights of
neighborhood residents by monopolizing on-street parking in the area. There are
approximately 19 on street parking spaces directly adjacent to the subject. The applicant is
seeking a joint parking agreement with Bingham Elementary School and/or the Pilgrim
Congregational Church, both of which are located one block north of the subject property.
Such an agreement will help to minimize any negative impacts on the neighborhood with
regard to overuse of on-street parking.

The use will be harmonious with the surrounding residential area, as long as the focus of the
church is on the immediate neighborhood rather than reaching out to a larger geographic area
of the city. Small neighborhood churches can be a very valuable part of healthy urban
environment. This church, in particular, has a history of being a very stabilizing force in the
Eastside neighborhoods of Lansing. As long as the traffic associated with the church is kept
to an absolute minimum, the effects of the proposed church in this area should be positive.

Will the proposed


2. special land use change the essential character of the surrounding
area?

The site contains a fire station building and therefore, by its very nature, it is difficult to find
an appropriate use of the building, especially since it contains 4,613 square feet of floor area.
Based on the residential zoning and relatively small lot size, the only use that is permitted by
right at this location is a duplex The building currently has two residential imp its on the
second floor. The first floor, however, is vacant. Given the design and size of the building
at 230 Bingham, a duplex does not seem like a viable use of the entire building. Therefore,
some type of nonresidential or quasi-residential use needs to be considered for the first floor.
The previous use of the building for a child care center proved to be a compatible use in this
residential neighborhood. The child care center, drew its primary customer base from the
surrounding neighborhood and therefore, did not generate a burdensome amount of traffic
in the area. Likewise, the current proposal is for a "neighborhood church", which will also
be intended to draw is parishioners from the surrounding neighborhood.
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Will the proposed


3. special land use interfere with the enjoyment of adjacent
property?

The primary concern with churches in terms of interfering with the enjoyment of adjacent
properties is the potential conflicts with liquor licenses. By state law, a church has an
opportunity to object to all new liquor licenses within 500 feet of the church property. In this
case, there are no commercially zoned properties within 500 feet of the subject property.

4. Will the proposed special land use represent an improvement to the use or character
of property under consideration and the surrounding area in general, and will the use
be in keeping with the natural environment of the lot?

The subject property contains an existing building that was constructed for non-residential
purposes. The purpose of the special land use permit and the variances that have already been
approved is to accommodate a use for the building that will not be detrimental to the
surrounding area. The alternative is to allow the first floor of the building to remain vacant,
which will detract rather than enhance the neighborhood in which it is located.

With regard to the natural environment of the lot, no changes are proposed for the site. There
are two small paved areas on the site, each of which can accommodate 2 parking spaces.
These parking spaces are for use by the residents of the two upper floor apartments. The
.majority of the site is an unimproved area that was used as an outdoor play area for the child
care center that previously occupied the building. While the applicant could pave some of this
area to provide additional on-site parking, doing so would not only be detrimental to the
physical environment, but could also have a negative impact on the privacy and enjoyment of
adjoining properties.

5. Will the proposed special land use be hazardous to adjacent property or involve uses,
activities, materials or equipment which are detrimental to the health, safety or welfare
of persons or property through the excessive production of traffic, noise, smoke, odor,
fumes or glare?

As long as the traffic and on-street parking is kept to a minimum, no nuisances will be
generated by granting the proposed variances.

6. Will the proposed specialland use b e adequately served by essentialpublic facilities and
services, or is it demonstrated that the person responsible for the proposed specialland
use is able to continually provide adequately for the services and facilities deemed
essential to the special land use under consideration ?

The subject property is currently served by all necessary public services and utilities. No
negative coaanents have been received from any of the reviewing departments or agencies.
Inspections may be necessary to determine if the . structure complies with current building
code and fire code requirements for an assembly use.
SLU-5-2010 230 Bingham Street Page 5

Will
7. the proposed special land use place demand on public services and facilities in
excess of current capacity?

The proposed special land use is not expected to increase the demand on public services and
facilities in excess of current capacity.

Is the proposed8.special land use consistent with the intent and purpose of this Zoning
Code and the objectives of any currently adopted Comprehensive Plan?

The proposed church is consistent with the intent and purpose of the Zoning Ordinance and
the Northeast Area Comprehensive Plan. The comprehensive plan and the zoning ordinance
both designate the subject property for residential use. Churches are permitted in residential
districts, subject to obtaining a special land use permit, because they are considered
compatible uses in residential neighborhoods. The reason that churches are considered
compatible with residential uses is that they are quiet, the majority of the traffic is on
weekends and there is no heavy truck traffic associated with their use. In this case in
particular, the church will concentrate its efforts on strengthening the surrounding
neighborhood. Blacks oil church has been very active in the community, even though it has
not had a permanent home in the City of Lansing. It has partnered with the Allen
Neighborhood Center on. several clean-up projects, home improvement projects, activities in
the parks, etc., on the east side of Lansing. The church will continue to be an active and
stabilizing force in this area.

Will the proposed


9. special land use meet the dimensional requirements of the district in
which the property is located?

There are no physical changes proposed for the exterior of the building or the site at 230
Bingham Street. Section 1284.13(b) (1) of the Zoning Ordinance requires 1 parking space for
each 3 seats in the main sanctuary. Since the applicant would like to have seating for 75
people in the sanctuary, 25 parking spaces are required. Section 1250.04(b) of the Zoning
Ordinance states that churches in the "C" Residential district must be located on a collector,
principal or minor arterial and must be located on a lot that is at least 2 acres in size. The
property at 230 Bingham Street is located on a local road and is .18 acres in size. The Zoning
Board of Appeals, at it's May 13, 2010 meeting, approved variances to all of these
requirements.

SUMMARY

This is a request by Reformed Church of America, Classis South Grand Rapids, Black Soil Church,
to utilize the building at 230 Bingham Street for a church. The subject property is zoned "C"
Residential, which district permits churches, if a Special Land Use permit is approved by the Lansing
City Council.
SLU-5-2010 230 Bingham Street Page 6

Based on the findings contained in this staff report, the proposal complies with all of the criteria of
Section 1282.03(f)(1)-(9) of the Zoning Code for evaluating Special Land Use permits.

1. The proposed Special Land Use will be harmonious with the character of adjacent properties
and surrounding uses.
2. The proposed Special Land Use will not change the essential character of the surrounding
properties.
3. The proposed Special Land Use will not interfere with the general enjoyment of adjacent
properties.
4. The proposed Special Land Use does represent an improvement to the lot as it currently
exists.
5. The proposed Special Land Use will not be hazardous to adjacent properties.
6. The proposed Special Land Use can be adequately served by public services and utilities.
7. The proposed Special Land Use will not place any demand on public services and facilities
in excess of current capacities.
8. The proposed Special Land Use is consistent with the specific designations of the Zoning
Code and the Northeast Area Comprehensive Plans.
9. The proposed Special Land Usewill comply with the dimensional requirements of the Zoning
Ordinance.

RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends approval of SLU-5-2010, based upon the findings of fact as outlined in this staff
report.

Respectfully Submitted,

Susan Stachowiak
Zoning Administrator
Daniel Dillinger

From: Jeremy Dowsett [jererny.dowsett@gmaii.com ]


Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2010 2:45 PM
To: Daniel Dillinger
Subject: Fwd: Approved!

Begin forwarded message:

From: Brandon Grafius <brandonaoilorimucc.com >


Date: May 11, 201010:13:15 AM GMT-04:00
To: Jeremy Dowsett <jeremy.dowseft gmaiI.com >
Subject: Approved!

Hi Jeremy,

There should be an official notification coming from the Facilities team, but at last
night's council meeting we approved Blacksoil's use of Pilgrim's parking lot for
Saturday night services. They wanted to offer a six-month agreement, with the idea
that both parties could revisit at the end of that and make any necessary changes.
A few other things they were asking about:
They want to make sure they have a single contact for any issues that might.arise.
Would that be you?
The facilities team leader was concerned about "drift," and worried that it would
eventually turn into an overnight parking situation. So they were wondering about
ideas to keep that from happening - maybe a parking sticker they'd give to the
Blacksoil folk, or something like that.
Since I've been here (three years), we haven't had anything at Pilgrim on a Saturday
night, but they wanted to reserve the right to have the parking lot back if needed for
a special event.

All in all, I thought it was pretty good news. Hopefully that helps at the hearing
that's coming up. Please let me know if there's anything else I can do I'm excited
about you guys getting your own place, and excited about the possibility of having
you become a stronger presence in the neighborhood. Thanks for all you do.

Blessings,
Brandon

Grow,

Jeremy Dowsett
pastor/planter/teacher
Blacksoil
www.blksoil.com
517.507.9698

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From: Carol Wood
To: Clerk, City
Date: 8/5/2010 4:42 PM
Subject: Fwd: ABC letter for Blacksoil (Reformed Church of America)public hearing 8/9/10:
Attachments: ABC letter for Blacksoil public hearing.doc

Reply requested when convenient

Please included as part of the Public Hearing information.


Thank you,
Carol

>>> Denise Kelley <abcneighborhoodsbcglobal.net > 8/5/2010 4:32 PM >>>


Dear City Council Members,

My name is Denise Kelley and I am the president of the Association for the Bingham Community (ABC). I
am so sorry that I am unable to attend Monday night's public hearing for the Blacksoil Church. I am
preparing for our National Night Out event on Tuesday evening and I have another meeting also. Please
accept my apologies.

I am attaching a letter in support of this church's request. I would appreciate it if this letter could be read
into the record on behalf of the ABC Neighborhood's Board.

If you have any questions/concerns you would like me to address please feel free to contact me at 484-
9109 or abcneighborhood,sbcglobal.net

Once again, I am sorry I can not be there in person.

Sincerely
Denise Kelley
President of ABC
August 5, 2010

Members of Lansing's City Council


City Hall

Dear Council Members,

My name is Denise Kelley and I am the president of the Association for the Bingham
Community (ABC). The building at 230 Bingham Street that Jeremy Dowsett and the Reformed
Church of America (Blacksoil Church) would like to have their church is inside our
neighborhood. The building, or FireHouse as we call it, is a good building that has sat empty for
the last year or so. It has historical significance in the city as the last pre- modem firehouse.

ABC's board has met with Jeremy Dowsett to learn more about his church's plans for the
building. As you can imagine, we were very concerned about the lack of available parking. We
also had to learn more about what this particular church does and what they stand for. Since they
have started this purchase process, a few members of the congregation have and are actively
looking to move into the ABC neighborhood, This is a small boost to our housing stock in this
neighborhood.

It was decided after a good and productive conversation to support this church in this purchase.
We have stated to Mr. Dowsett that we would like to see a couple things happen that he has
agreed to. One: A written agreement with a parking lot near by so that the street is not
overloaded with cars each Saturday evening when they meet. Blacksoil has entered into an
agreement with a larger church down the block to use their parking lot. Mr. Dowsett and his
leaders have agreed to very strongly encourage their congregation to park in that lot. Two: He
and his church needs to maintain the open line of communication that we have started at this
meeting. I have attended a meeting of his church's leaders to introduce myself and the
neighborhood to them. Since those meetings in the spring, Mr. Dowsett and I have touched base
on this and other projects in the neighborhood. So far this has been going well.

In conclusion, the Association for the Bingham Community board supports this request for
Jeremy Dowsett and the Reformed Church of America (Blacksoil Church) to move their church
and congregation into the building at 230 Bingham Street. We look forward to welcoming
Blacksoil into the neighborhood and having a good relationship with them. If there are any
questions or concerns you would like me to answer, please feel free to contact me at 517-484-
9109 or abcneighborhood@sbcglobal.net

Sincerely,
Denise Kelley
President of ABC
BY THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING
RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING

WHEREAS, in 2006 in an effort to promote economic development in qualifying


communities, the Michigan Legislature passed Act 501 of the Public Acts of
2006, being Section 521a of the Michigan Liquor Control Code of 1998, being
MCL 436.1521a, ("Act") which Act established the criteria for development area
liquor licenses, and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Act, a local governmental unit, including the City of
Lansing, may authorize the approval of certain on-premises liquor licenses,
irrespective of the availability of on-premises licenses from quota to applicants
within a designated development project area meeting certain established
criteria; and

WHEREAS, Section 521a(1)(b) of the Act requires a resolution from the


governing body of the community that establishes and certifies certain criteria,
including a certification that the community has created a qualifying development
area, and approving an applicant at a location within a development area before
that applicant may apply to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission for a
development area liquor license; and

WHEREAS, Section 521 a(1)(b) requires that an applicant for a development area
liquor license be engaged in the business of dining, entertainment or recreation,
be open to the general public and have a seating capacity of not less than 50
persons; and

WHEREAS, Section 521 a(1)(b) requires that an applicant for a development area
license present evidence that not less than $75,000 has been expended in the
rehabilitation or restoration of the building that houses the licensed premises over
the preceding 5 years; and

WHEREAS, Gavrilides Management Company, LLC, a legal entity consisting of


members who have evidenced a commitment to economic development and
growth within the City of Lansing, has requested the City's approval of a
development area license under the Act, and have informed the City that if
approved by the City of Lansing and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, it
will use the license at a restaurant to be located at 1419 E. Michigan Avenue in
Lansing; and

WHEREAS, Gavrilides Management Company, LLC, •d/b/a the Soup Spoon


Cafe, has presented evidence that not less than $75,000 has been expended on
the restoration or rehabilitation of the proposed licensed premises within the past
5 years; and
WHEREAS, Gavrilides Management Company, LLC d/b/a the Soup Spoon Cafe
is a business, open to the general public, is engaged in dining, entertainment,
and recreation and has a seating capacity not less than 50 persons; and

WHEREAS, Gavrilides Management Company, LLC d/b/a has been informed


that final approval of a license at 1419 E. Michigan will be subject to approval by
the Michigan Liquor Control Commission and a background investigation and
approval by this body,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this body makes the following


findings in accordance with the requirements of the Act:

a. On November 2, 2009, the City of Lansing created the Michigan


Avenue Corridor Improvement Authority in accordance with the Corridor
Improvement Authority Act, MCL 125.2871 to 125.2898.

b. Gavrilides Management Company, LLC d/b/a the Soup Spoon Cafe


at 1419 E. Michigan Avenue, in Lansing is within the corridor improvement area
established by the City of Lansing, and is approved for a liquor license
authorizing the sale of beer wine and spirits for consumption on its premises (a
so called "Class C" liquor license) pursuant to the development area licensing
provisions of the Act, above all others at 1419 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing.
BY - THE COMMITTEE OF DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING
RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING

SLU-3-201 0
W. Edgewood Blvd.
Church in the "D-1" Professional Office District

WHEREAS, the applicant, Pastor Ed Thomas on behalf of Antioch Full Gospel Baptist
Church, has requested a Special Land Use permit (SLU-3-2010) to construct a church
with related site improvement on the vacant property located immediately west of 815
W. Edgewood Blvd; and

WHEREAS, the property is zoned "D-1" Professional Office District where churches are
permitted subject to obtaining a special land use permit; and

WHEREAS, a review was completed by staff evaluating the character, location and
impact this proposal would have on the surrounding area and the impact on the
environment, utilities, services and compliance with the Zoning Code and objectives of
the Comprehensive Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Board held a public hearing on May 18, 2010, at which time
three representatives of the church spoke in favor of the request and no other
comments were received; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Board (based upon testimony, evidence and the staff report)
at its May 25, 2010 meeting, voted unanimously (5-0) to recommend approval of SLU-3-
2010 to permit a church on the vacant property located immediately west of 815 W.
Edgewood Blvd.; and

WHEREAS, the City Council held a public hearing regarding SLU-3-2010 on July 26,
2010; and

WHEREAS, the Committee on Development and Planning has reviewed the report and
recommendation of the Planning Board and concurs therewith; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Lansing City Council hereby approves
SLU-3-2010 to construct a church on the vacant property located immediately west of
815 W. Edgewood Blvd., as depicted on the plan dated 4/19/10.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Special Land Use permit shall remain in effect
only so long as the petitioner fully complies with this resolution, and if the petitioner fails
to comply, the Special Land Use permit may be terminated by City Council Resolution.
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that in granting this request, the City Council determines
the following:

1. The proposed church is compatible with the essential character of the


surrounding area, as designed.
2. The proposed church will not change the essential character of the
surrounding area.
3. The proposed church will not interfere with the general enjoyment of
adjacent properties.
4. The proposed church will not impact adjacent properties as it will not be
detrimental to the use or character of the property under consideration.
5. The proposed church will not impact the health, safety and welfare of
persons or property in the surrounding area.
6. The proposed church can be adequately served by essential public
facilities and services.
7. The proposed church will not place any demands on public services and
facilities in excess of current capacities.
8. The proposed church is consistent with the intent and purposes of the
Zoning Code and the Northeast Area Comprehensive plan.
9. The proposed church will comply with the requirements of the "D-1"
Professional Office District.

Brigham Smith, City Attorney Date


BY The COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING
RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING

Act-2-09: 229 S. Cedar Street (PPN 33-01-01-16-427-082); ACQUISITION OF


REAL PROPERTY

WHEREAS, the City of Lansing Planning and Neighborhood Development


Department requests authorization to purchase the property at 229 S. Cedar for
the development of a surface parking lot at that location; and

WHEREAS, the property is just over an acre in size, and is located on the east
side of S. Cedar near the Board of Water and Light's solar array and Dye Water
Treatment Plant; and

WHEREAS, the property contains a one-story building, and is currently occupied


by Yellow Cab, which would voluntarily sell the property and vacate the building
prior to its demolition; and

WHEREAS, the property is zoned "H" Light Industrial District, and its master plan
designation is "General Commerce", which recommends a mix of uses, either at
the site or district level; and

WHEREAS, a Category "N" Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA) was


submitted to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality on behalf of the
City by NTH Consultants on September t, 2009, which concluded that the
property is considered a "facility" in accordance with Part 201 of Act 451, as
amended, and further concludes that the potential for exacerbation of existing
conditions is considered minimal in view of the City's proposed use of the
property; and

WHEREAS, a written appraisal of the property dated November 21, 2007, and
conducted by R.J. Thomas & Associates, Inc./Harold Blake Co., estimated the
market value of the property to be $435,000, and on November 24, 2008,
updated the estimate of value to $350,000; and

WHEREAS, on April 2, 2010, the Planning Board reviewed the location,


character and extent of Act-2-09 in accordance with its Act 33 Review
procedures, and found that:
• The subject site is no longer a good location for an industrial building,
• The subject property could benefit the public in the short term,
• The subject property has long term potential for redevelopment,
• The property is currently on the market, and a better opportunity to
purchase it may not present itself,
• A well-landscaped parking lot at this location would enhance the
appearance of the area; and
WHEREAS, the Planning Board, at its meeting on April 6, 2010, voted
unanimously (5-0) to recommend approval of Act-2-09, the acquisition of the
property at 229 S. Cedar Street for the development of a surface parking lot at
that location; and

WHEREAS, the Committee on Development and Planning has reviewed the


report and recommendation of the Planning Board and concurs therewith;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Lansing City Council hereby


approves Act-2-09 and authorizes the fee simple purchase of 229 S. Cedar,
legally described as:
LOT 8 JOHNS SUB, ALSO S 41.25 FT OF W 1/2 LOT 4, W 1/2 LOTS 5 & 6, AND S
57.75 FT OF N 132 FT OF E 1/2 LOT 5 EXC E 114.5 FT BLOCK 241 ORIG PLAT

by deed from James L. and Forest A. Reutter and Ronald S. and Cynthia J.
Bewersdorff, for the sum of $350,000, plus closing costs.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the Mayor, on behalf of the City, is hereby


authorized to sign and execute all documents necessary to effectuate the
aforementioned transaction(s), subject to their prior approval as to content and
form by the City Attorney.
RAFT
BYTHE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL SERVICES
RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING...

WHEREAS, the Licensing and Enforcement Division of the Michigan Liquor Control
Commission has received a request from 414 Entertainment, LLC for a new Outdoor
Service (1 area) to be held in conjunction with 2010 Class C licensed, business with
Dance-Entertainment Permit, located at 414 E Michigan Ave., Lansing- MI 48933,
Ingham County; and

WHEREAS, 414 Entertainment, LLC of 414 E. Michigan Ave. has obtained the
appropriate signatures to add a new Outdoor Service (1 area) to be held in conjunction
with 2010 Class C licensed, business with Dance-Entertainment Permit, located at 414 E
Michigan Ave., Lansing- MI 48933, Ingham County; and

WHEREAS, the Committee on General Services met on Monday, August 9, 2010 to


review the request and took affirmative action;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Lansing City Council, hereby, approves the
request from 414 Entertainment, LLC for a new Outdoor Service (1 area) to be held in
conjunction with 2010 Class C licensed, business with Dance-Entertainment Permit,
located at 414 E Michigan Ave., Lansing- MI 48933, Ingham County.;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the City Clerk is requested to notify the Michigan Liquor
Control Commission of the action taken.

DA
XI!

BY THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY


RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING

WHEREAS, the Code Compliance Manager has determined that the building located at
1604 Bailey, Parcel # 33-01-01-21-478-080 legally described as: N 6.86 Ft of E 63 Ft
Lot 82 & E 63 Ft Lots 78 & 80 Torrance Farm Add is an unsafe or dangerous building as
defined in Section 1460.24 of the Lansing Uniform Housing Code and the Housing Law
of Michigan and was red tagged on July 11, 2006; and

WHEREAS, a hearing was held by the Hearing Officers on May 27, 2010, at which the
Hearing Officers determined that said building was an unsafe and dangerous building
and ordered the building demolished or made safe by June 27, 2010; and

WHEREAS, said Hearing Officers filed a report of their findings and order with the City
Council and requested the City Council to take appropriate action under the Lansing
Housing and Premises Code and the Housing Law of Michigan; and

WHEREAS, the Housing Law of Michigan and Premises Code require a hearing be
conducted to give the property owner an opportunity to show cause why a dangerous
structure should not be demolished or otherwise made safe; and

WHEREAS, the City Council held a public hearing on July 26, 2010, to review the
findings and the order of the Hearing Officers and the owners were notified in writing of
said hearing and had an opportunity to appear and show cause why said building
should not be demolished or otherwise made safe; and

WHEREAS, the Code Compliance Office has determined that compliance with the order
of the Lansing Demolition Hearing Board Officer has not occurred; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the owner(s) of 1604 Bailey are hereby
directed to comply with the order of the Hearing Officers to demolish or otherwise make
safe the said building within sixty days from the date of this resolution, Monday, August
9, 2010.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the property owner(s) is hereby notified that this
order must be appealed within twenty days pursuant to MCL 125.542 and should the
owners fail to comply with the Hearing Officers' order for demolition or make safe, the
Manager of Code Compliance is hereby directed to proceed with demolition of said
building.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED whether demolition is accomplished by said property


owner or the city that appropriate seeding and restoration of property take place to
avoid run-off to adjacent properties.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the cost of such demolition shall be a lien against the
real property and shall be reported to the City Assessor.
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the owners in whose name the property appears upon
the last local tax assessment record shall be notified by the City Assessor of the amount
of such cost by first class mail at the address shown on the records. Upon the owners
failure to pay the same within thirty (30) days after mailing by the City Assessor of the
notice of the amount thereof, the amount of said costs shall be a lien and shall be filed
and recovered as provided by law and the lien shall be collected and treated in the
same manner as provided for property tax liens under the general property tax act.
BY THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY
RESOLVED BY'THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING

WHEREAS, the Code Compliance Manager has determined that the building located at
4613 Donald, Parcel # 33-01-01-33-407-011 legally described as: S 90 Ft Lot 26
Everett-Dale is an unsafe or dangerous building as defined in Section 1460.24 of the
Lansing Uniform Housing Code and the Housing Law of Michigan and was red tagged
on April 22, 2004; and

WHEREAS, a hearing was held by the Hearing Officers on May 27, 2010, at which the
Hearing Officers determined that said building was an unsafe and dangerous building
and ordered the building demolished or made safe by June 27, 2010; and

WHEREAS, said Hearing Officers filed a report of their findings and order with the City
Council and requested the City Council to take appropriate action under the Lansing
Housing and Premises Code and the Housing Law of Michigan; and

WHEREAS, the Housing Law of Michigan and Premises Code require a hearing be
conducted to give the property owner an opportunity to show cause why a dangerous
structure should not be demolished or otherwise made safe; and

WHEREAS, the City Council held a public hearing on July 26, 2010, to review the
findings and the order of the Hearing Officers and the owners were notified in writing of
said hearing and had an opportunity to appear and show cause why said building
should not be demolished or otherwise made safe; and

WHEREAS, the Code Compliance Office has determined that compliance with the order
of the Lansing Demolition Hearing Board Officer has not occurred; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the owner(s) of 4613 Donald are hereby
directed to comply with the order of the Hearing Officers to demolish or otherwise make
safe the said building within sixty days from the date of this resolution, .

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the property owner(s) is hereby notified that this
order must be appealed within twenty days pursuant to MCL 125.542 and should the
owners fail to comply with the Hearing Officers' order for demolition or make safe, the
Manager of Code Compliance is hereby directed to proceed with demolition of said
building.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED whether demolition is accomplished by said property


owner or the city that appropriate seeding and restoration of property take place to
avoid run-off to adjacent properties.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the cost of such demolition shall be a lien against the
real property and shall be reported to the City Assessor.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the owners in whose name the property appears upon
the last local tax assessment record shall be notified by the City Assessor of the amount
of such cost by first class mail at the address shown on the records. Upon the owners
failure to pay the same within thirty (30) days after mailing by the City Assessor of the
notice of the amount thereof, the amount of said costs shall be a lien and shall be filed
and recovered as provided by law and the lien shall be collected and treated in the
same manner as provided for property tax liens under the general property tax act.
g3 c,

BY THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY


RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING

WHEREAS, the Code Compliance Manager has determined that the building located at
801 N. Sycamore, Parcel # 33-01-01-09-357-031 legally described as: Lot 10 Block 2.0
F Barnes Sub on Block 27 is an unsafe or dangerous building as defined in Section
1460.24 of the Lansing Uniform Housing Code and the Housing Law of Michigan and
was red tagged on August 8, 2002; and

WHEREAS, a hearing was held by the Hearing Officers on May 27, 2010, at which the
Hearing Officers determined that said building was an unsafe and dangerous building
and ordered the building demolished or made safe by June 27, 2010; and

WHEREAS, said Hearing Officers filed a report of their findings and order with the City
Council and requested the City Council to take appropriate action under the Lansing
Housing and Premises Code and the Housing Law of Michigan; and

WHEREAS, the Housing Law of Michigan and Premises Code require a hearing be
conducted to give the property owner an opportunity to show cause why a dangerous
structure should not be demolished or otherwise made safe; and

WHEREAS, the City Council held a public hearing on July 26, 2010, to review the
findings and the order of the Hearing Officers and the owners were notified in writing of
said hearing and had an opportunity to appear and show cause why said building
should not be demolished or otherwise made safe; and

WHEREAS, the Code Compliance Office has determined that compliance with the order
of the Lansing Demolition Hearing Board Officer has not occurred; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the owner(s) of 801 N. Sycamore are


hereby directed to comply with the order of the Hearing Officers to demolish or
otherwise make safe the said building within sixty days from the date of this resolution, .

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the property owner(s) is hereby notified that this
order must be appealed within twenty days pursuant to MCL 125.542 and should the
owners fail to comply with the Hearing Officers' order for demolition or make safe, the
Manager of Code Compliance is hereby directed to proceed with demolition of said
building.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED whether demolition is accomplished by said property


owner or the city that appropriate seeding and restoration of property take place to
avoid run-off to adjacent properties.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the cost of such demolition shall be a lien against the
real property and shall be reported to the City Assessor.

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the owners in whose name the property appears upon
the last local tax assessment record shall be notified by the City Assessor of the amount
of such cost by first class mail at the address shown on the records. Upon the owners
failure to pay the same within thirty (30) days after mailing by the City Assessor of the
notice of the amount thereof, the amount of said costs shall be a lien and shall be filed
and recovered as provided by law and the lien shall be collected and treated in the
same manner as provided for property tax liens under the general property tax act.
. "I

.BY THE COMMITTEE


RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING

WHEREAS, the City received from the Eaton County Treasurer a list of four parcels of
tax foreclosed property in the City of Lansing foreclosed in 2010 for unpaid property
taxes pursuant to Public Act 206 of 1893; and

WHEREAS, under Section 78m of said Act, being MCL 211.78m(6) the title to the listed
parcels would be automatically transferred to the City of Lansing on December 30,
2010, unless the City objects to the transfer of all or any parcel before the transfer is
made; and

WHEREAS, the Administration, through the Development Office, has reviewed and is
acquainted with the four listed parcels and has inquired of City departments regarding
the usefulness of the parcels for City public purpose or their desirability for future use or
development; and

WHEREAS, the Administration, through the Development Office, has determined that
the City has no interest in acquiring these parcels because the cost of maintaining such
property will exceed any benefit that will be obtained; and

WHEREAS, the City does not wish the Eaton County Treasurer to transfer title to the
City for these parcels, and

WHEREAS, it is the recommendation of the Mayor that the four parcels contained in this
resolution be rejected by the City from the automatic transfer under Section 78m(6) of
the Act;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the City of Lansing hereby objects to the


transfer of title to the City of the following tax foreclosed parcels:
2010 FORECLOSURE LIST
City of Lansing

The following parcels have been foreclosed upon by the Eaton County Treasurer,
pursuant to Public Act 123 of 1999, for unpaid property taxes. Unless the City of
Lansing objects in writing, the Act requires the Eaton County Treasurer to
transfer fee simple title in these parcels to the City of Lansing.

23-50-40-36-177-001
Lot # 240 Glenburne NO 5

23-50-40-36-407-051
Lot # 325 Glenburne NO 5

23-50-40-36-407-061
Lot # 326 Glenburne NO 5

23-50-40-36-405-091
Lot # 128 Glenburne SUB
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BY THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE


RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT


BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF INGHAM AND CITY OF LANSING
REGARDING APPORTIONMENT OF CERTAIN
LONG TERM EMPLOYMENT COSTS RELATING TO THE PLANNED
CONSOLIDATION OF DISPATCH SERVICES

WHEREAS, The Ingham County Board of Commissioners has determined to form a


consolidated 911 dispatch center to handle emergency and non-emergency requests for
police, fire, and medical service; and

WHEREAS, the City is currently a vendor of dispatch services, and has decided to end
such vendor relationship; and

WHEREAS, the undertaking of such Consolidated Dispatch Services will displace,


among others, the 911 emergency communication and dispatch services performed by
the City's Emergency Communications Division as a contractor of the County, and
which are funded primarily through the monthly 911 surcharge; and

WHEREAS, the County and City have agreed that all City employees actively employed
and working at (or on an approved Military, Personal, Jury Duty, Union Leave, or Family
Medical Leave Act leave from) the City's Emergency Communications Division, on the
Effective Date Of The Integration and who timely apply for employment with the County,
shall be hired to County employment to provide Consolidated Dispatch Services (the
"Former City Employees Employed By The County"); and

WHEREAS, the City has incurred certain funded, partially funded and/or unfunded
obligations to pay retiree heath care costs, pensions under defined-benefit plans for
current employees and retirees, and compensable time banked by active employees for
vacation, sick leave, personal time and compensatory time (collectively termed "Legacy
Costs"); and.

WHEREAS, an agreement has been negotiated between the parties which define the
distribution of legacy costs and other employment liabilities between the City and
County in a fair and equitable manner and to avoid future disputes and/or litigation as to
the distribution of Legacy Costs; and,

WHEREAS, the City and the County are each municipal corporations as defined in MCL
124.1, and as such each is authorized to enter into this interlocal agreement providing
for the operation and maintenance of any property, facility, or service that each has the
power to own, operate, and maintain separately pursuant to MCL 124.2; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor is recommending that the Lansing City Council authorize the
agreement, and reviewed its terms with the City Council;
NOW,THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lansing City Council approves an
agreement between Ingham County and the City of Lansing regarding the
apportionment of certain long term employment costs relating to the planned
consolidation of dispatch services, based on the final draft reviewed with the Council;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor is authorized to execute the final


agreement upon approval of the City Attorney as to form and consistency with the terms
contained in the final draft reviewed by the Council.
X-Ci el e,\

INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCE

Council Member Jeffries, Chair of the Committee on Development and Planning


introduced:

An ordinance of the City of Lansing, Michigan, providing for the rezoning of a parcel
of real property located in the City of Lansing, Michigan, and for the revision of the
district maps adopted by Section 1246.02 of the Code of Ordinances.

Property identified as: Z-5-10; 717 E. Shiawassee St., from "A" Residential to "H"
Light Industrial

The Ordinance is referred to the Committee on Development and Planning.

BY THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING


RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LANSING

Resolved by the City Council of the City of Lansing that a public hearing be set for
Monday, August 23, 2010, at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, Tenth Floor, Lansing
City Hall, 124 West Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, for the purpose of approving
and/or opposing the Ordinance for rezoning:

Z-5-10; 717 E. Shiawassee St., from "A" Residential to "H" Light Industrial
ORDINANCE #

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LANSING, MICHIGAN, PROVIDING FOR THE


REZONING OF A PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE CITY OF LANSING,
MICHIGAN AND FOR THE REVISION OF THE DISTRICT MAPS ADOPTED BY
SECTION 1246.02 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES.

The City of Lansing ordains:

Section 1. That the district maps adopted by and incorporated as Section 1246.02 of the Code of
Ordinances of the City of Lansing, Michigan be amended to provide as follows:

To change the zoning classification of the property described as follows:


Case Number: Z-5-2010
Address: 717 E. Shiawassee Street
Parcel Number: PPN: 33-01-01-15-103-022
Legal Descriptions: Lots 8 & 9, Block 3, Assessors Plat No. 7, City of Lansing, Ingham
County, State of Michigan, from "A" Residential District to "H"
Light Industrial District.

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions hereof are
hereby repealed.

Section 3. This ordinance was duly adopted by the Lansing City Council on , 2010,
and a copy is available in the office of the Lansing City Clerk, 9th Floor, City Hall, 124 W.
Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933.

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect upon the expiration of seven (7) days from the date
this notice of adoption is published in a newspaper of general circulation.

Page 1 of 1 Approval for placement on City Council agenda:

Brigham Smith Date


City Attorney
PASSAGE OF ORDINANCE

An Ordinance of the City of Lansing, Michigan to Repeal and Replace Chapter 812 of
the Lansing Codified Ordinances by providing for the Principal Shopping District to do
business as "Downtown Lansing, Inc." and making other procedural revisions

Is read a second time by its title. The Ordinance was reported from the Committee on
Ways and Means and is on the order of immediate passage.

By Council Member Wood

COUNCIL MEMBER YEAS NAYS


DUNBAR ❑ ❑
HEWITT ❑ ❑
HOUGHTON ❑ ❑
JEFFRIES ❑ ❑
QUINNEY ❑ ❑
ROBINSON ❑ ❑
WOOD ❑ ❑
YORKO ❑ ❑

❑ ADOPTED ❑ FAILED
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1 ORDINANCE NO.

2 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LANSING, MICHIGAN, TO REPEAL AND

3 REPLACE CHAPTER 812 OF THE LANSING CODIFIED ORDINANCES BY PROVIDING

4 FOR THE PRINCIPAL SHOPPING DISTRICT TO DO BUSINESS AS "DOWNTOWN

5 LANSING, INC." AND MAKING OTHER PROCEDURAL REVISIONS.

6 THE CITY OF LANSING ORDAINS:

7 Section 1. That Chapter 812 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Lansing,

8 Michigan, be and is hereby repealed and replaced, to read as follows:

9 CHAPTER 812. PRINCIPAL SHOPPING DISTRICT

10 812.01. DEFINITIONS

11 AS USED IN THIS CHAPTER:

12 PRINCIPA L SHOPPING DISTRICT MEANS THE AREA OF THE CITY WITH THE

13 FOLLOWING BOUNDARY, INCLUDING PARCELS HAVING FRONTAGE ON THE

14 BOUNDARY: BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY

15 LINE OF S. CAPITOL AVENUE AND THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF W. ST.

16 JOSEPH STREET (THE "POINT OF BEGINNING"), PROCEEDING NORTH ALONG S.

17 CAPITOL AVENUE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE CENTER LINE OF W. WASHTENAW

18 STREET, WEST ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF W. WASHTENAW STREET TO THE

19 CENTER LINE OF TOWNSEND STREET, NORTH ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF

20 TOWNSEND STREET TO THE CENTER LINE OF W. ALLEGAN STREET, THEN EAST

21 ALONG THE W. ALLEGAN STREET CENTER LINE TO THE CENTER LINE OF S.

22 CAPITOL AVENUE, NORTH ALONG THE S. CAPITOL AVENUE CENTER LINE TO THE

23 CENTERLINE OF W. SAGINAW STREET, EAST ALONG THE W. SAGINAW STREET

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1 CENTER LINE TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N. WASHINGTON AVENUE,

2 NORTH ALONG THE N. WASHINGTON AVENUE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE

3 NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF W. GRAND RIVER AVENUE, EAST ALONG THE W.

4 GRAND RIVER AVENUE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE

5 OF TURNER STREET, NORTH ALONG THE TURNER STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE

6 TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF CLINTON STREET, EAST ALONG CLINTON

7 STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF CENTER STREET,

8 SOUTH ALONG THE CENTER STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE NORTH RIGHT-

9 OF-WAY LINE OF LIBERTY STREET, EAST ALONG THE LIBERTY STREET RIGHT-

10 OF-WAY LINE TO THE CENTER LINE OF N. CEDAR STREET, SOUTH ALONG THE N.

11 CEDAR STREET CENTER LINE TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF EAST

12 GRAND RIVER AVENUE, EAST ALONG THE E. GRAND RIVER AVENUE RIGHT-OF-

13 WAY LINE TO THE WEST RIGHT OF-WAY LINE OF N. LARCH STREET, SOUTH

14 ALONG THE N. LARCH STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE CENTER LINE OF E.

15 SHIAWASSEE STREET, EAST ALONG THE E. SHIAWASSEE STREET CENTER LINE

16 TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE CONRAIL RIGHT-OF-WAY, SOUTH

17 ALONG THE CONRAIL RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE

18 OF E. MICHIGAN AVENUE, WEST ALONG THE E. MICHIGAN AVENUE RIGHT-OF-

19 WAY TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S. LARCH STREET, SOUTH ALONG THE

20 S. LARCH STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE CENTER LINE OF E. KALAMAZOO

21 STREET, THEN WEST ALONG E. KALAMAZOO STREET CENTER LINE TO THE

22 CENTER LINE OF S. LARCH STREET, THEN SOUTH ALONG THE S. LARCH STREET

23 CENTER LINE TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF ST. JOSEPH STREET

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1 (EXTENDED), WEST ALONG THE ST. JOSEPH STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE

2 (EXTENDED) TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

3 RIGHT-OF-W A Y MEANS ANY LAND FALLING BETWEEN PROPERTY LINES,

4 INCLUDING STREETS AND SIDEWALKS.

5 TEMPORA RY ENCROA CHMENT MEANS ANY OBJECT PLACED IN THE RIGHT-OF-

6 WAY, SUCH AS A TABLE, CHAIR, DISPLAY RACK, SURFACE LEVEL SIGN, OR

7 PUSHCART.

8 ZONE A MEANS THE AREA OF THE PRINCIPAL SHOPPING DISTRICT WITH THE

9 FOLLOWING BOUNDARY: BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE CENTER

10 LINE OF W. SHIAWASSEE STREET AND THE CENTER LINE OF N. CAPITOL AVENUE

11 (THE "POINT OF BEGINNING - A"), PROCEEDING EAST ALONG THE CENTER LINE

12 OF SHIAWASSEE STREET TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE CONRAIL

13 RIGHT-OF-WAY, SOUTH ALONG THE CONRAIL RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE .

14 CENTER LINE OF E. MICHIGAN AVENUE, WEST ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF E.

15 MICHIGAN AVENUE TO THE CENTER LINE OF S. CEDAR STREET, SOUTH ALONG

16 THE S. CEDAR STREET CENTER LINE TO THE CENTER LINE OF E. KALAMAZOO

17 STREET, WEST ALONG THE E. KALAMAZOO STREET CENTER LINE TO THE

18 . CENTER LINE OF MUSEUM DRIVE, NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE CENTER LINE

19 OF MUSEUM DRIVE TO THE NORTH LINE OF IMPRESSION FIVE CONDOMINIUM

20 (EXTENDED), WEST ALONG THE SAID NORTH LINE OF IMPRESSION FIVE

21 CONDOMINIUM (EXTENDED) TO THE CENTER LINE OF THE GRAND RIVER,

22 SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE CENTER OF THE GRAND RIVER TO THE CENTER

23 LINE OF E. KALAMAZOO STREET, CONTINUING ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF E.

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1 KALAMAZOO STREET TO THE CENTER LINE OF GRAND AVENUE, SOUTH ALONG

2 THE GRAND AVENUE CENTER LINE TO THE CENTER LINE OF W. LENAWEE

3 STREET, WEST ALONG THE W. LENAWEE STREET CENTER LINE TO THE WEST

4 RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S. CAPITOL AVENUE, NORTH ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-

5 OF-WAY LINE OF S. CAPITOL AVENUE TO W. WASHTENAW STREET, WEST ALONG

6 THE CENTER LINE OF W. WASHTENAW STREET TO THE CENTER LINE OF

7 TOWNSEND STREET, NORTH ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF TOWNSEND STREET TO

8 THE CENTER LINE OF W. ALLEGAN STREET, THEN EAST ALONG THE W. ALLEGAN

9 STREET CENTER LINE OF W. ALLEGAN STREET TO THE CENTER LINE OF S.

10 CAPITOL AVENUE, NORTH ALONG THE S. CAPITOL AVENUE CENTER LINE TO THE

11 POINT OF BEGINNING - A.

12 ZONE B MEANS THE AREA OF THE PRINCIPAL SHOPPING DISTRICT WITH THE

13 FOLLOWING BOUNDARY: BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF WEST RIGHT-

14 OF-WAY LINE OF N. WASHINGTON AVENUE AND THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY

15 LINE OF W. GRAND RIVER AVENUE (THE "POINT OF BEGINNING - B"),

16 PROCEEDING EAST ALONG THE W. GRAND RIVER RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE

17 WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF TURNER STREET, NORTH ALONG THE TURNER

18 STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF CLINTON

19 STREET, EAST ALONG THE CLINTON STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE EAST

20 RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF CENTER STREET, SOUTH ALONG THE CENTER STREET

21 RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LIBERTY STREET,

22 EAST ALONG THE LIBERTY STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE CENTER, LINE

23 OF N. CEDAR STREET, SOUTH ALONG THE N. CEDAR STREET CENTER LINE TO

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1 THE CENTER LINE OF E. MAPLE STREET, WEST ALONG E. MAPLE STREET CENTER

2 LINE (AS ALIGNED) TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF N. WASHINGTON

3 AVENUE, NORTH ALONG THE N. WASHINGTON AVENUE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO

4 THE POINT OF BEGINNING - B.

5 ZONE C - NORTH MEANS THE AREA OF THE PRINCIPAL SHOPPING DISTRICT WITH

6 THE FOLLOWING BOUNDARY: BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE

7 CENTER LINE OF N. CAPITOL AVENUE AND THE CENTER LINE OF W. SHIAWASSEE

8 STREET (THE "POINT OF BEGINNING - C NORTH"), PROCEEDING NORTH ALONG

9 THE N. CAPITOL AVENUE CENTER LINE TO THE CENTER LINE OF W. SAGINAW

10 STREET, EAST ALONG THE W. SAGINAW STREET CENTER LINE TO WEST RIGHT-

11 OF-WAY LINE OF N. WASHINGTON AVENUE, NORTH ALONG THE N. WASHINGTON

12 AVENUE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE CENTER LINE OF E. MAPLE STREET, EAST

13 ALONG E. MAPLE STREET (AS ALIGNED) CENTER LINE TO THE CENTER LINE OF N.

14 CEDAR STREET, NORTH ALONG THE N. CEDAR STREET CENTER LINE TO THE

15 SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF E. GRAND RIVER AVENUE, EAST ALONG THE E.

16 GRAND RIVER AVENUE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE

17 OF N. LARCH STREET, SOUTH ALONG THE N. LARCH STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE

18 TO THE CENTER LINE OF E. SHIAWASSEE STREET, WEST ALONG THE E.

19 SHIAWASSEE STREET CENTER LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING - C NORTH.

20 ZONE C- SOUTH MEANS THE AREA OF THE PRINCIPAL SHOPPING DISTRICT WITH

21 THE FOLLOWING BOUNDARY: BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE WEST

22 RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S. CAPITOL AVENUE AND THE CENTER LINE OF W.

23 LENAWEE STREET (THE "POINT OF BEGINNING - C SOUTH"), PROCEEDING EAST

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1 ALONG THE W. LENAWEE STREET CENTER LINE TO THE CENTER LINE OF GRAND

2 AVENUE, NORTH ALONG GRAND AVENUE CENTER LINE TO THE CENTER LINE OF

3 E. KALAMAZOO STREET, EAST ALONG THE KALAMAZOO STREET CENTER LINE

4 TO THE CENTER OF THE GRAND RIVER, NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE CENTER

5 LINE OF THE GRAND RIVER TO THE NORTH LINE OF IMPRESSION FIVE

6 CONDOMINIUM (EXTENDED), EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF IMPRESSION

7 FIVE CONDOMINIUM (EXTENDED) TO THE CENTER LINE OF MUSEUM DRIVE,

8 SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF MUSEUM DRIVE TO THE CENTER

9 LINE OF E. KALAMAZOO STREET, EAST ALONG THE KALAMAZOO STREET

10 CENTER LINE TO THE CENTER LINE OF S. CEDAR STREET, NORTH ALONG THE

11 CEDAR STREET CENTER LINE TO THE CENTER LINE OF E. MICHIGAN AVENUE,

12 EAST ALONG THE E. MICHIGAN AVENUE CENTER LINE TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-

13 WAY LINE OF THE CONRAIL RIGHT-OF-WAY, SOUTH ALONG THE CONRAIL

14 RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF E. MICHIGAN

15 AVENUE, THEN WEST ALONG THE E. MICHIGAN AVENUE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO

16 THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S. LARCH STREET, SOUTH ALONG THE S.

17 LARCH STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE TO THE CENTER LINE OF E. KALAMAZOO

18 STREET, WEST ALONG THE E. KALAMAZOO STREET CENTER LINE TO THE

19 CENTER LINE OF S. LARCH STREET, SOUTH ALONG THE S. LARCH STREET

20 CENTER LINE TO THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF ST. JOSEPH STREET

21 (EXTENDED), WEST ALONG THE ST. JOSEPH STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE

22 (EXTENDED) TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S. CAPITOL AVENUE, THEN

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1 NORTH ALONG THE S. CAPITOL AVENUE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO THE POINT OF

2 BEGINNING - C SOUTH.

3 812.02. PRINCIPAL SHOPPING DISTRICT BOARD

4 (a) FOR THE PURPOSE OF MANAGING THE ACTIVITIES PERMITTED BY PA 120 OF

5 1961, BEING MCL 125.981 ET SEQ., A PRINCIPAL SHOPPING DISTRICT BOARD IS

6 HEREBY ESTABLISHED AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS AS "DOWNTOWN

7 LANSING, INC." THE BOARD SHALL BE COMPOSED OF THE FOLLOWING EIGHT

8 MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE MAYOR WITH COUNCIL CONFIRMATION:

9 (1) A CITY GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE;

10 (2) A RESIDENT OF THE RESIDENTIAL AREA ADJACENT TO THE PRINCIPAL

11 SHOPPING DISTRICT; AND

12 (3) FIVE NOMINEES OF BUSINESSES LOCATED IN THE PRINCIPAL SHOPPING

13 DISTRICT.

14 (b) MEMBERS OF THE PRINCIPAL SHOPPING DISTRICT BOARD SHALL SERVE

15 OVERLAPPING FOUR YEAR TERMS.

16 (c) THE BOARD SHALL MEET AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH.

17 (d) THE AFFIRMATIVE VOTE OF FIVE BOARD MEMBERS SHALL BE NECESSARY

18 ' FOR THE BOARD TO TAKE ACTION.

19 (e) THE BOARD SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING:

20 (1) DEVELOPING A PROGRAM FOR THE PROMOTION OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN

21 THE PRINCIPAL SHOPPING DISTRICT BY CONDUCTING MARKET RESEARCH,

22 PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGNS, RETAIL AND INSTITUTIONAL PROMOTIONS,

23 SPECIAL EVENTS, AND OTHER SIMILAR ACTIVITIES;

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1 (2) DEVELOPING A PROGRAM FOR THE MAINTENANCE, SECURITY, AND

2 OPERATION OF THE PUBLIC OUTDOOR SPACES WITHIN ZONE A;

3 (3) ISSUING PERMITS REQUIRED BY SECTION 812.04;

4 (4) ADVISING THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL ON METHODS FOR FINANCING ITS

5 OPERATIONS;

6 (5) FILING WITH THE CITY CLERK, THE MAYOR, AND COUNCIL, PRIOR TO

7 JANUARY 30 OF EACH YEAR, A WRITTEN REPORT DETAILING ITS ACTIVITIES;

8 (6) FILING WITH THE CITY CLERK, THE MAYOR, AND COUNCIL, PRIOR TO

9 AUGUST 15 OF EACH YEAR, AN INDEPENDENT AUDIT OF ALL ACCOUNTS, MADE

10 BY A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT AT THE CLOSE OF THE FISCAL YEAR

11 ENDING ON JUNE 30;

12 (7) FILING WITH THE CITY CLERK, THE MAYOR, AND COUNCIL, PRIOR TO JUNE 30

13 OF EVERY YEAR, ITS BUDGET FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEARS COMMENCING ON

14 JULY 1;

15 (8) FILING WITH THE CITY CLERK, THE MAYOR, AND COUNCIL, PRIOR TO JUNE 30

16 OF EVERY THIRD YEAR STARTING IN [2010], DOCUMENTATION NECESSARY FOR

17 THE COUNCIL TO MAKE A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR PURPOSES OF DEVELOPING

18 THE PRINCIPAL SHOPPING DISTRICT;

19 (9) MAKING AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC INFORMATION REGARDING THE

20 ACTIVITIES IDENTIFIED IN THIS SUBSECTION.

21 812.03. SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS


22

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1 (a) CHAPTER 1026 OF THE LANSING CODIFIED ORDINANCES SHALL GOVERN

2 SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS FOR DEVELOPING THE PRINCIPAL SHOPPING DISTRICT

3 PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER.

4 (b) THE PRINCIPAL SHOPPING DISTRICT IS COMPOSED OF ZONE A, ZONE B, ZONE

5 C - NORTH, AND ZONE C - SOUTH. COUNCIL MAY DESIGNATE ANY OF THESE

6 ZONES OR ANY COMBINATION OF THESE ZONES AS A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT

7 DISTRICT, PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 1026.

8 812.04. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

9 (a) NO PERSON SHALL DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING IN THE PRINCIPAL SHOPPING

10 DISTRICT WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING A PERMIT TO DO SO FROM THE PRINCIPAL

11 SHOPPING DISTRICT BOARD, IN ADDITION TO ANY PERMIT ISSUED BY THE CITY

12 CLERK FOR THE SAME ACTIVITY THROUGHOUT THE CITY:

13 (1) ENGAGE IN THE BUSINESS OF A PEDDLER, SOLICITOR, CANVASSER,

14 TRANSIENT MERCHANT, ITINERANT MERCHANT, OR ITINERANT VENDOR, AS

15 THOSE TERMS ARE DEFINED IN ARTICLE I OF CHAPTER 844 OF THE LANSING

16 CODIFIED ORDINANCES;

17 (2) ENGAGE IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING ICE CREAM, ICE CREAM PRODUCTS OR

18 CONFECTIONS, AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 844;

19 (3) ENGAGE IN THE ACTIVITIES OF A STREET PERFORMER;

20 (4) ENGAGE IN THE ACTIVITIES OF A CHARITABLE SOLICITOR;

21 (5) MAINTAIN A TEMPORARY ENCROACHMENT.

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1 (b) NO PERSON SHALL USE A BICYCLE, SKATEBOARD, OR IN-LINE SKATES ON

2 THE SIDEWALK IN ZONE A WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING A PERMIT TO DO SO

3 FROM THE PRINCIPAL SHOPPING DISTRICT BOARD.

4 812.05. PERMITS

5 (a) THE PRINCIPAL SHOPPING DISTRICT BOARD SHALL ESTABLISH POLICIES FOR

6 THE ISSUANCE AND REVOCATION OF PERMITS REQUIRED BY SECTION 812.04(a).

7 ANY POLICIES SO ESTABLISHED SHALL BE EFFECTIVE UPON APPROVAL BY

8 COUNCIL.

9 Section 2. All ordinances, resolutions or rules, parts of ordinances, resolutions or rules

10 inconsistent with the provisions hereof are hereby repealed.

11 Section 3. Should any section, clause or phrase of this ordinance be declared to be

12 invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole, or any part thereof

13 other than the part so declared to be invalid.

14 Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect on the 30th day after enactment, unless given

15 immediate effect by City Council.

16 Approved as to form:
17
18
19 City Attorney
20
21 Dated:
22

23

24

25

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Chris Swope
Lansing City Clerk

August 5, 2010

City Council President and Members of the Lansing City Council


10th Floor, City Hall
Lansing, MI 48933

Dear Council Members:

The attached application for a permit/license has been submitted to the City
Clerk's Office, and is being forwarded for your consideration and appropriate
action:

A request from 414 ENTERTAINMENT, LLC for a new Outdoor Service (1


area) to be held in conjunction with 2010 Class C licensed, business with
Dance-Entertainment Permit, located at 414 E Michigan, Lansing- MI
48933, Ingham County.

Bill Rieske of the Planning and Neighborhood Development Department has


waived the Planning/Zoning sign-off due to the passage of Resolution #2010-
207, ACT-3-10; 414 E. Michigan Ave., Patio on City Property (Board of Water
and Light and Right-of Way). It was understood by Planning/Zoning that this
patio was constructed for outdoor liquor service when ACT-3-10 was passed.

Sincerely,

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
clerk.cityoflansingmi.com oclerk@Iansingmi.gov

7
Chris Swope
Lansing City Clerk

REPORT ON APPLICATION FOR:

ACTION TYPE OF LICENSE


Transfer Ownership Class C
0 Transfer Location ❑ SDD
0 Add Partner ❑ SDM
Drop Partner ❑ Tavern
Other: New Outdoor Service ❑ Other:

NAME:

414 Entertainment, L.L.C


Lewis D. Johns (517) 204-5571

THE REQUEST: from 414 ENTERTAINMENT, LLC for a new Outdoor Service (1 area) to
be held in conjunction with 2010 Class C licensed, business with Dance-Entertainment
Permit, located at 414 E Michigan, Lansing- MI 48933, Ingham County.
Location Approval City Clerk Receipt

Signature & Date Signature & Date

Chief of Police g-5--/O


Planning/Zoning Waived Per Bill Rieske
I -5' 61 -s- - o

9- 7 l a
City Treasurer s2-

Date to City Council

FEE PAID

Lansing City Clerk's Office


Ninth Floor, City Hall, 124 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933-1695
517-483-4131 $ .517-377-0068 FAX
clerk.cityoflansingmi.com $ clerk@lansingmi.gov
$200.00 DATE PAID 8-4-2010 TO DEPARTMENTS 8-5-2010
If you have any questions, please contact Kevin at: 483-4135. Thank you.
*PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO KEVIN REEVES IN THE CITY CLERK'S
OFFICE*

FAX 377-0068

Lansing City Clerk's Office


Ninth Floor, City Hall, 124 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing, Ml 48933-1695
517-483-4131 $ 517=377-0068 FAX
clerk.cityoflansingmi.com $ clerk@lansingmi.gov
Chris Swope
Lansing City Clerk

REPORT ON APPLICATION FOR:

ACTION TYPE OFLICENSE


❑ Transfer Ownership • Class C
❑ Transfer Location ❑ SDD
❑ Add Partner ❑ SDM
❑ Drop Partner ❑ Tavern
Other: New Outdoor Service ❑ Other:

NAME: a)

414 Entertainment, .L.L.C


Lewis D. Johns (517) 204-5571

THE REQUEST: from 414 ENTERTAINMENT, LLCfor a new Outdoor Service (1 area) to
be held in conjunction with 2010 Class C licensed, business with Dance-Entertainment
Permit, located at 414 E Michigan, Lansing- MI 48933, Ingham County.
Location Approval City Clerk Receipt

Signature & Date

Chief of Police
Planning/Zoning Waived Per Bill Rieske
City Treasurer

Date to City Council

FEE PAID

Lansing City Clerk's Office


Ninth Floor, City Hall, 124 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933-1695
517-483-4131 $ 517-377-0068 FAX
clerk.cityoflansingmi.com $ clerk@lansingmi.gov
$20.0.00 DATE PAID 8-4-2010 TO DEPARTMENTS 8-5-2010
If you have any questions, please contact Kevin at: 483-4135. 'Thank you.

*PLEASE -RETURN THIS 'FORM TO KEVIN REEVES IN THE CITY CLERK'S


OFFICE*

FAX 377-0068

Lansing City Clerk's Office


Ninth Floor, City Hall, 124 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933-1695
517-483-4131 $ 517-377-0068 FAX
clerk.cityoflansingmi.com $ clerk@lansingmi.gov
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Chris Se~
Lansing City
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REPORT ON APPLICATION FOR:

ACTION TYPE OF LICENSE


0 Transfer Ownership Class
11 Transfer Location SDD CO
Add Partner O SDK0
0 Drop Partner Tavern‘
.- '-**-.- -^,. -
Other: New Outdoor Service 0 Other"

NAME:

414ntefamnent LLC
Lewis D. Johns (517) 204-5571

THE REQUEST: from 414 ENTERTAINMENT, LLC for onew Outdoor Service (1 area)
to be held in conjunction with 2010 Class C licensed, business with Dance-
Entertainment Permit, located at 414 E Michigan, Lansing-MI 48933; Ingham County.
Location Approval City Clerk Receipt

Signature & Date Signature & Date

Chief of Police
Planning/Zoning Per Bill Rieske
&m ^^ City
^Tneasure[ &/i

Date to City Council

FEE PAID

Lansing City Clerk's Office


Ninth Floor, City Hall, Michigan Lansing, K8|48A33-19Q5
517-483-4131 $ 517-377-0068 FAX
i.gov
(8/5/2010) Doug Chambers - 414 Depts Approval Request doc Page 2

$200.00 DATE PAID 8-4-2010 TO DEPARTMENTS 8-5-2010


If you have any questions, please contact Kevin at: 483-4135. Thank you.

*PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO KEVIN REEVES IN THE CITY CLERK'S


OFFICE*

FAX 377-0068

Lansing City Clerk's Office


Ninth Floor, City Hall, 124 W. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933-1695
. 517-483-4131 $ 517-377-0068 FAX
clerk.cityoflansingmi.com $ clerk@lansingmi.gov
Chris Swop
Lansing City Clerk

August 4, 2010

414 Entertainment, L.L.C


414 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
Lewis D. Johns (517) 204-5571

RE: A request from 414 ENTERTAINMENT, LLC for a new Outdoor Service (1 area) to
be held in conjunction with 2010 Class C licensed, business with Dance-
Entertainment Permit, located at 414 E Michigan, Lansing- MI 48933, Ingham
County.

Dear Applicant:

Please be advised that we are in receipt of the above referenced communication from the Liquor
Control Commission.

To begin the City's review process, please remit $200.00 to the Lansing City Clerk to cover
applicable fees for necessary investigations, inspections and council action. For this particular case,
the following administrative approvals are required:

DEPARTMENT CONTACT PERSON PHONE #

Lansing Police Chris Devlin 483-4633


City Treasurer Doug Chambers 483-4119

Feel free to contact these offices to check on the status of your request at any time after payment of
the above fee.

Once these approvals are returned to the City Clerk's Office, the matter will be placed on the Council
agenda for referral to the General Services Committee. The committee will review your application
and prepare a report back to the Council. The Council will then vote on the resolution, after which
the resolution is mailed to the Liquor Control Commission or picked up for hand delivery.

We hope this information is helpful. Feel free to contact our office at 483-4131 if you have
any questions about the fee or approval process at the local level.

Sincerely,

Kevin Reeves, Chief Deputy 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
clerk.cityoflansingmi.com ❑ clerk@lansingmi.gov
Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth
FOR MLCC USE ONLY
MICHIGAN LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION (MLCC)
7150 Hams Drive, P.O. Box 30005 Request ID # 564431 _
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7505

Business ID # 189092
' LOCAL. APPROVAL NOTICE
[Authorized by MOL 436.1501]

August 4, 2010

TO: Lansing City Council via fax. only


Attn: Clerk
124 W Michigan Avenue
Lansing- MI 48933-1694

APPLICANT: 414. ENTERTAINMENT, L.L.C.

Home Address and Telephone No. or Contact. Address and Telephone No:
Contact: Lewis Douglas Johns, (517) 204-5571

The MLCC cannot consider the approval of an application fora new or transfer of an on-premises
license without the approval of the local legislative body pursuant to the provisions of MCL 436.1501
of the Liquor Control. Code of 1998. For your information, local legislative. body
approval is also required for DANCE, ENTERTAINMENT, DANCE-ENTERTAINMENT AND
TOPLESS ACTIVITY PERMITS- AND FOR OFFICIAL PERMITS FOR EXTENDED HOURS FOR
DANCE AND/OR ENTERTAINMENT pursuant to the provisions of MCL 436.1916 of the Liquor
Control Code of 1998.

For your convenience a resolution form is enclosed that includes a description of the licensing
application requiring consideration of the local legislative body. The clerk should complete the
resolution certifying that your decision of approval or disapproval of the application was made at an
official meeting. Please return the completed resolution to the MLCC as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact the Licensing Division at (517)636-02.04.

PLEASE. COMPLETE ENCLOSED. RESOLUTION AND RETURN


TO THE LIQUOR CONTROL. COMMISSION AT ABOVE ADDRESS

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Request ID # 564431 '

RESOLUTION

At a meeting .of the


(Regular or Special) (Township Board, City or Village Council)

called to order by , on - at P.M.

The following resolution was offered:

Moved by and suppor•ted.by


That the request from 414 ENTERTAINMENT, LLC for a new Outdoor Service (1 area) to be held. in conjunction
with 2010 Class C licensed. business with Dance-Entertainment Permit, located. at 414 E Michigan, Lansing' Ml
48933, [ngham County.

be considered for
(Approval or Disapproval)

APPROVAL DISAPPROVAL

Yeas: Yeas:

Nays: Nays:

Absent: Absent

It is the consensus of this legislative body that the. application be:


for issuance.
(Recommended or Not Recommended)

State of Michigan )
County of )
hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of a resolution offered and

adopted by the _ at a
(Township Board, City or Village Council) (Regular or Special)

meeting held on
(Date)
(Signed)
(Township, City or Village Clerk)
SEAL
(Mailing address of. Township, City or Village)

LC-1305 (Rev. OW2005) The Department of Energy, Labor &. Economic Growth will not discriminate against enyindlvidual or group because of race, sax, religion,
Authority. MCI. 438.1501 age, national origin, color, marital status, dlaability, or political bolief:. If you need help with reeding, wining, hearing, etc., under the
Completion: Mandatory Americana with Disabilities Act, you may make-your needs. known to this agency.
Penalty: No License

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STATE OF MICHIGAN
LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION
JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, LABOR & ECONOMIC GROWTH NIDA R SAMONA
GOVERNOR ANDREW S. LEVIN, ACTING DIRECTOR CHAIRPERSON

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DATE: 814f10 TOTAL PAGES (Including Cover): 3

TO: Name: Clerk


Company: Lansing City Council
Telephone: Fax Number: 377-0068
FROM: Name: Lindsi Tatroe
Telephone: (517) 322-1142 Fax Number (517) 322-6137

MESSAGE:

Please find local resolution for 414 Entertainment, LLC for request-for new
Outdoor Service (1 area). If you have any questions, please do not
hesitate to call me at (517) 322-1142. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Lindsi Tatroe
Licensing, Unit 3
Michigan Liquor Control Commission

The information contained in this transmission is privileged and confidential. It is intended. only for the use. of the person or entity
named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or duplication of this
communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately.
Thank you.

MICHIGAN LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION


7150 HARRIS DRIVE, PO BOX 30005• LANSING, MICHIGAN 48909
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AUTHOMMEDAGENT
Chris Swope
Lansing City Clerk

August 6, 2010

City Council President and Members of the Lansing City Council


10th Floor, City Hall
Lansing, MI 48933

Dear Council Members:

The attached Request for Recognition of Non-Profit Status in the City of Lansing
has been submitted to the City Clerk's Office, and is being forwarded for your
consideration and appropriate action:

The Give a Gift Foundation, Inc. of Roseville, MI

Sincerely,

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 o 517-377-0068 FAX
clerk.cityoflansingmi.com oclerk@lansingmi.gov
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The Give A Gift Foundation would like to request that The City Council Of Lansing
Recognize our organization as a nonprofit organization in the city of Lansing.The Give a
Gift Foundation Is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that helps terminally Ill cancer patients.
This is a request to solicit donations in the Intersections In the city of Lansing. All
proceeds benefit cancer patients with their immediate needs. Our four core programs
are for assistance with housing, medical bills, prescriptions, and food. But are not limited
to these. We are looking to collect donations in the intersections the weekend of October
1', 21d and 3'd . The time would be 9am tll 7pm. On behalf of The Give a Gift Foundation
we thank you for time and consideration. Please feel free to contact Kimberly Moyers
anytime with any further questions at 586-945-0904.

Kimberly Moyers
Executive Director
The Give a Gift Foundation
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8 loyar Identification Number:


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SEP I 5 26-4313451
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17053226316039
'HE GIVE A Gbh FOUNDATION INC Contact Persian:
C, O KIMBERLY MOYERS ROM W VANCE ID# 31173
22612 EUCLID ST Contact Telephone Number
i S' CLAIR SHORES, MI 46062 (877) 829-5500
Accounting Period Finding:
August 32.
Public Charity 9tatude;
•170(b) (1) (A) (vi)
Form 990 dequired:
Yes
Effective Date of Hxemption,
April 13, 2009
Contribution. Deductibility:
Yea
Addendum Applies
NO

Ilea. Applicant:

we are pleased to inform you that upon review of your application for tax
exempt statue we have determined that you are exempt from Federal income tax
under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to you are
deductible under section 170 of the Code. You are also qualified to receive
tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106
or 2522 of the Code. Because this letter could help resolve any questions
_regarding your exempt statue, you should keep it in your permanent records.

organisation exempt under section $01(c)(3) of the Code are further classified
as either public charities or private foundations. We determined that you are
a public charity under the Code section(s) listed in the heading of this
letter.

Please see enclosed Publication 4221-Pc, Compliance guide for 501(c)(3) Public
Charities, for soma helpful information about your responsibilities as an
exempt organisation.

Letter 947 (DO/CO)


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BY LAWS

OF

THE GIVE A GIFT FOUNDATION, INC.

A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION
INCORPORATED UNDER THE LAW S OF
THE STATE OF MICHIGAN

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BY - LAWS

of

THE GIVE A GIFT FOUNDATION, INC.

ARTICLE I - OFFICES

The principal office of the corporation shall be in the City of St. Clair Shores in the County of Macomb in the State
of Michigan.

The corporation may also have offices at such other places within or without this state as the board may from time
to time determine or the business of the corporation may so require.

A.RTICL_F I[ - P. RPO,S.F,S

The purposes for which this corporation has been organized are as stated in the Certificate of incorporation which
may be amended as required.

The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational and scientific purposes, including for
such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as an exempt organization under section
50I (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

The Give a Gift Foundation, Inc. has been organized in order to enhance the emotional, social and spiritual health of
families who have members with cancer and cancer related illnesses by providing them with financial assistance and
other support.

No part of the net earnings of the organization shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members,
trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay
reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the
purposes set forth in the purpose clause hereof, No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be
carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the organization shall not participate
in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in
opposition to any candidate for public office. Nothwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the
organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from
Federal Income Tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future
tax code, or (b) by an organization, contr ibutions to which are deductible under section 170 (c) (2) of the internal
Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Upon dissolution of the Corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning
of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or
shalt be distributed to the federal government, or state or local government, for public purpose. Any such asset not
so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office
of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purpose or to such organization or organizations as said
Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes,
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ARTICLE 11[., - DIRECTORS

1, MANAGEMENT OF THE CORPORATION.

The corporation shall be managed by the board of directors which shall consist of at least three directors. Each
director shall he at least eighteen years of age.

2. ELECTION AND TERM OF DIRECTORS.

At each annual meeting of members the membership shall elect directors to hold office until the next annual meeting.
Each director shall hold office until the expiration of the term fbr which he was elected and until his successor has
been elected and shall have qualified, or until his prior resignation or removal.

3. INCREASE OR DECREAS(. IN NUMBER O.F DIRECTORS.

The number of directors may be increased or decreased by a vote of a majority of all of' the directors. No decrease
in number of directors shall shorten the term of any incumbent director.

4, NEWLY CREATED DIRECTORSHIPS AND VACANCIES.

Newly created directorships resulting from an increase in the number of directors and vacancies occurring in the
board for any reason except the removal o1' directors without cause may be filled by a vote of the majority of the
directors then in office, although less than a quorum exists, unless otherwise provided in the certificate of
incorporation, Vacancies occurring by reason of the removal of directors without cause shall be filled by vote of the
other directors. A director elected to fill a vacancy caused by resignation, death or removal shall be elected to hold
office for the unexpired term of his predecessor.

5. REMOVAL OF DIREC:TORS.

Any or all of the directors may be removed for cause by action of the board, Directors may be removed due to
nonfulfillment of duties required by hoard, misconduct, then. and misrepresentation of our organization all by
majority vote of the hoard members.

6. RESIGNATION.

A director may resign at any time by giving written notice to the board, the president or the secretary of the
corporation. Unless otherwise specified in the notice, the resignation shall take effect upon receipt thereof by the
board or such officer, and the acceptance of the resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.

7. QUORUM OF DIRECTORS,

Unless otherwise provided in the certificate of incorporation, a majority of the entire hoard shall constitute a quorum
for the transaction of business or any specified item of business.

8, ACTION OF THE BOARD.

Unless otherwise required by law, the vote of a majority of the directors present at the time of the vote, if a quorum
is present at such time, shall be the act of the board. Each director present shall have one vote.

9. PLACE AND TIME Of BOARD MEETINGS.

The board may hold its meetings at. the office of the corporation or at such other places, either within or without the
state, as it may from time to time determine.
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10. REGULAR ANNUAL MEETING.

A regular annual meeting of the board shall be held.

11. NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD, ADJOURNMENT.

Regular meetings of the board may be held without notice at such time and place as it shall from time to time
determine. Special meetings of the board shall be held upon notice to the directors and may be called by the
president upon three days notice to each director either personally or by mail or by wire; special meetings shall be
called by the president or by the secretary in a like manner on written request of two directors. Notice of a meeting
need not be given to any director who submits a waiver.of notice whether before or after the meeting or who attends
the meeting without protesting prior thereto or at its commencement, the lack of notice to him.

A majority of the directors present, whether or not a quorum is present, may adjourn any meeting to another time
and place. Notice of the adjournment shall be given to all directors who were absent at the time of the adjournment
and, unless such time and place are announced at the meeting, to the other directors.

12. CHAIRMAN.

At all meetings of the board the president, or in his absence, a chairman chosen by the board shall preside.

13. EXECUTIVE AND OTHER COMMITTEES.

The board, by resolution adopted by a majority of the entire board, may designate from among its members an
executive committee and other committees, each consisting of three or more directors. Each such committee shall
serve at the pleasure of the board.

RTjC. •C:1Y Q,I i IC-1^RS

1. OFFICES, ELECTION, TERN.

Unless otherwise provided for in the certificate of incorporation, the board may elect or appoint a president, one or
more vice-presidents, a secretary and a treasurer, and such other officers as it may determine, who shall have such
duties, powers and functions as hereinafter provided. All officers shall be elected or appointed to hold office until
the meeting of the board. Each officer shall hold office for the term for which he is elected or appointed and until
his successor has been elected or appointed and qualified.

2. REMOVAL OR RESIGNATION.

Any officer elected or appointed by the board may be removed by the board with or without cause. In the event of
the death, resignation or removal of an officer, the board in its discretion may elect or appoint a successor to fill the
unexpired term. Any two or more offices may be held by the same person, except the offices of president and
secretary.

3. PRESIDENT.

The president shall be the chief executive officer of the corporation: he shall preside at all meetings of the members
and of the board; he shall have the general management of the affairs of the corporation and shall see that all orders
and resolutions of the board are carried into effect.

4. VICE-PRESIDENTS.

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During the absence or disability of the president, the vice-president, or if there are more than one, the executive
vice-president, shall have all the powers and functions of the president. Each vice-president shall perform such other
duties as the board shall prescribe.

5, TREASURER.

The treasurer shall have the care and custody of all the funds and securities of the corporation, and shall deposit said
funds in the name of the corporation in such bank or trust company as the directors may elect; he shall, when duly
authorized by the board of directors, sign and execute all contracts in the name of the corporation, when
countersigned by the president; he shall also sign all checks. drafts, notes, and orders for the payment of money,
which shall be duly authorized by the board of directors and shall be countersigned by the president; he shall at all
reasonable times exhibit his books and accounts to any director or member of the corporation upon application at
the office of the corporation during ordinary business hours, At the end of each corporate year, he shall have an
audit of the accounts of the corporation made by a committee appointed by the president, and shall present such
audit in writing at the annual meeting of the board, at which time he shall also present an annual report setting forth
in full the financial conditions of the corporation.

6. SECRETARY,

The secretary shall keep the minutes of the board of directors and also the minutes of the members. he shall have
the custody of the seal of the corporation and shall affix and attest the same to documents when duly authorized by
the board of directors. He shall attend to the giving and serving of all notices of the corporation, and shall have
charge of such books and papers as the board of directors may direct; he shall attend to such correspondence as may
be assigned to him, and perform all the duties incidental to his office.

7, SURETIES AND BONDS.

In case the board shall so require, any officer or agent of the corporation shall execute to the corporation a bond in
such sum and with such surety or sureties as the board may direct, conditioned upon the faithful performance of his
duties to the corporation and including responsibility for negligence and for the accounting for all property, funds or
securities of the corporation which may come into his hands.

ARTICLE V - CONSTRUCTION

If there be any conflict between the provisions of the certificate of incorporation and these by-laws, the provisions of
the certificate of incorporation shall govern.

ARTICLE Vi - AMENDMFNTh

The by-laws may be adopted, amended or repealed by the board at the time they are entitled to vote in the election
of directors. By-laws may also be adopted, amended or repealed by the board of directors but any by-law adopted,
amended or repealed by the board may be amended by the board members entitled to vote thereon as herein before
provided.

If any by-law regulating an impending election of directors is adopted, amended or repealed by the board, there shall
be set forth in the notice of the next meeting of all board members for the election of directors the by-law so
adopted, amended or repealed, together with a concise statement of the changes made,

ARTICLE VTI - CONDUCT

Because of its strong beliefs in high moral standards based on traditional values, the organization reserves the tight
to expect from all of its officers and directors to maintain high moral standards and social values that do not conflict
with traditional spiritual morals.
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ARTICLE VIII- INDEMNITY

The Corporation shall indemnify its directors, officers, and employees as follows:

Every director, officer. or employee of the Corporation shall be indemnified by the Corporation against all expenses
and liabilities, including counsel fees, reasonably incurred by or imposed upon him in connection with any
proceeding to which he may be made a party, or in which he may become involved, by reason of his being or having
been a director, officer, employee, or agent of the Corporation or is or was serving at the request of the Corporation
as a director, officer, employee, or agent of the Corporation, whether or not he is a director, officer, employee, or
agent at the time such expenses are incurred, except in such cases wherein the director, officer, employee, or agent is
adjudicated guilty of willful misfeasance or malfeasance in the performance of his duties. The Corporation shall
provide any person who is an officer, director, employee, or agent of the Corporation or was serving at the request
of a director, officer, employee, or agent of the Corporation the indemnity against expenses of suit, litigation, or
other proceedings which is specifically permissible under applicable law.

The foregoing By-Laws were adopted by the director's of:

The Give a Gift Foundation, Inc.

On the day of , 2009.

President

Secretary

Treasurer
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The Give a Gift Foundation, Inc.


Articles of Incorporation Attachment
ARTICLE II - PURPOSE

1. The Give a Gift Foundation, Inc. has been organized in order to enhance the
emotional, social and spiritual health of families who have members with cancer and
cancer related illnesses by providing them with financial assistance and other support.

2. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall consist of the carrying on
of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation
shall not participate in, or intervene in, any political campaign on behalf of any
candidate for public office.

3. The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational and


scientific purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to
organizations that qualify as an exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code,

ARTICLE VI - DISSOLUTION

The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes and


no part of the net income or assets of this corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of
any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person, Upon
dissolution of the Corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt
purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or
the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall he distributed to the
federal government, or state or local government for public purpose. Any such asset
not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the
county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for
such purpose or to such organization or organizations as said Court shall determine,
which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
Chris Swope
Lansing City Clerk

August 5, 2010

President Robinson and Members of the Lansing City Council


10th Floor City Hall
Lansing, MI 48933

Dear President Robinson and Council Members:

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 DATE OF MEETING

Board of Water and Light Board of Commissioners May 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,

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
r r-i\ tr^r

i r CLERK

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS' MEETING

LANSING BOARD OF WATER AND LIGHT

May 25, 2010

The Board of Commissioners met in the Boardroom of the Administrative Offices, 1232 Haco Drive,
Lansing, Michigan.

Chairperson Zerklecalled the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Present: Commissioners Margaret Bossenbery, Tony DeLuca, Peter Kramer, Dennis Louney
Marilyn Plummer, Tracy Thomas and Sandra Zerkle.

Absent: Commissioner Frank Lain

The Corporate Secretary declared a quorum present.

Commissioner Plummer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion by Commissioner -Thomas seconded by Commissioner Plummer to approve the minutes of


the Regular Board Meeting of March 23, 2010.

Action: Carried unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO .SPEAK TO THE BOARD ON ANY AGENDA
SUBJECT. ANYONE WISHING TO COMMENT ON ANY MATTER NOT ON THE AGENDA MAY
DO SO IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO ADJOURNMENT.

There was no public comment.

SPECIAL PRESENTION

Eric Schertzinq, Ingham County Treasurer

Eric Schertzing, Ingham County Treasurer presented an update on the Land


Bank Authority. Treasurer Schertzing explained that the Land Bank is a county
authority and a strategic economic development tool that supports growth.and
investment in the community. The Land Bank will buy, renovate and resell
Regular Board Mtg.
May 25, 2010
Page 2 of 16
multiple properties in a designated area with a goal of owner-occupancy. Mr.
Schertzing stated that-the Board of Water & Light has been very supportive and
has provided water for some of the garden projects. The Land Bank Authority
and City of Lansing are partners in this endeavor.

Commissioner Louney thanked Treasurer Schertzing for attending today's Board


meeting.

COMMUNICATIONS

There were no communications.

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COMMITTEE REPORTS

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE


April 13, 2010

The Committee of the Whole of the Lansing Board of Water and Light met at the
Executive Offices, Lansing beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.

Acting Chair Sandra Zerkle called the Committee of the Whole meeting to order
and asked the Corporate Secretary to call the roll.

Present: Commissioners Margaret Bossenbery, Tony DeLuca, Peter Kramer,


Dennis Louney, Marilyn Plummer, Tracy Thomas and Sandra Zerkle.

Absent: Commissioner Frank Lain

Public Comments

There were no public comments.

Approval of Minutes

Motion by Commissioner Louney seconded by Commissioner .Bossenbery to


approve the Committee of the Whole meeting minutes of February 9, 2010.

Action: Carried unanimously.

MSU Foundation Discharge


Phoenix/Ottawa Discharge

General Manager J. Peter Lark stated consistent with the Administrative


Rules of the Board of Water & Light 'there should be no easement
discharges without Board approval.
Regular Board Mtg.
May 25, 2010
Page 3 of 16
General Manager Lark presented .and reviewed the following three Easement
Discharges in which the Board of Water & Light has received three new
Easements in exchange.

-The Easement granted by Michigan State University Foundation and recorded


on October 6, 2009 in Book 3359, Page 1034.

-The .Easement granted by Phoenix Development Partners, LLC and recorded


on October 9, 2009 in Book 3321, Page 1230; and

-The Easement granted by Phoenix Development Partners, LLC and recorded


on October 9, 2009 in Book 3321, Page 1231

General Manager Lark asks that the proposed easement discharge resolutions
be forwarded to the full Board for consideration and approval.

Motion by Commissioner Bossenbery, seconded by Commissioner Thomas, to


forward the Phoenix/Ottawa and the MSU Foundation Discharge of Easements
resolutions to the full Board for consideration at the next regular Board meeting.

Action: Carried unanimously

Community Update

MSU

General Manager J. Peter Lark stated this Michigan State University update
included information on the Brody Complex, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams
(FRIB), Plug-in Hybrids and Biomass. .

General Manager Lark spoke about the excellent working relationship between
the Board of Water & Light and MSU.

George Stojic, Director of Development and Strategic Planning, stated that one
of the things that General Manager Lark wanted him to do was to string new
bridges with MSU. Mr. Lark has a lot of regional initiatives and the Board of
Water & Light serves as a catalyst for regional initiatives and regional
development.

BRODY POWER-Mr. Stojic spoke about the request received from MSU two
years ago for the Board of Water & Light to do a full power supply to Brody Hall.
He stated that the Board has submitted two very competitive proposals and is still
waiting on a response to the proposals.

FRIB- Mr. Stojic spoke stating that MSU asked the Board of Water & Light to
submit a proposal for power supply to the FRIB. He stated that there was a
package put together for the FRIB and that there are many advantages to the
Board of Water & Light receiving this bid, especially since the Board of Water &
Regular Board Mtg.
May 25, 2010
Page 4 of 16
Light is the only Michigan energy utility that is fully integrated in the sense that
we have generation, transmission and distribution.

HYBRID PLUG-IN- Mr. Stojic spoke stating that the Board of Water & Light has
discussed with MSU the Plug-in Hybrid program and has received some very
positive responses. There has been some dialogue regarding a Car Sharing
program. MSU is working on bio-fuels and the BWL is working with MSU on a
potential program using electric charging stations and electric hybrids.

BIOMASS- Mr. Stbjic said MSU believes that Biomass is a good option for MSU
because of where they are located and they have a couple of small pulverized
coal-fired units and they like to explore using those units to increase their
renewable energy. The Board of Water & Light has been in communication with
them about developing some biomass sources, specifically the Torrofied wood
for biomass.

e East Lansing Meridian Sewer Water Authority (ELMSWA)

Mr. Stojic spoke about the BWL's wholesale and retail water customers. He said
the retail customers include Delhi Township, parts of Lansing Township, DeWitt,
and Bath. The two large wholesale customers include East.Lansing and Delta
Township. The BWL is rapidly completing the new contract with East Lansing
and Meridian Township and anticipates having those contracts ready in the next
month.

• Electric Car

Mr. Stojic stated that the BWL has been working with people in the community on
the Electric Car program and is in the process of receiving formal letters of
support, which are needed for the Department of Energy grants. The BWL
expects to submit the application shortly so that we can move forward with the
process.

e Restrictive Covenant at North Lansing Landfill

Mr. Stojic informed the Board that in the early 1990's the BWL entered into a
consent decree with the Department of Environmental Quality, which resulted in
the slurry wall being built.at the North Lansing Landfill. Since the slurry wall has
been installed, the decree has been renegotiated and the restrictive covenant
covers just the area outside the slurry wall as well as a couple of monitoring wells
and that has allowed the BWL to free up some area which is now available to the
Drain Commissioner to develop a drain along the eastside of the slurry wall.

Senior Citizens Late Fees

General Manager Lark reviewed programs and incentives that are already in
place at the BWL to assist seniors as well as others who need assistance with
their utility bill.
Regular Board Mtg.
May 25, 2010
Page 5 of 16
General Manager Lark stated that the Board of Water & Light collects $48,000 a
year in late fees from Senior Citizens. The average Senior Citizen on the senior
rate receives a 25% discount off the regular rate and they also have shut off
protection as well as a levelized plan available to them. He added to waive the
late fee would require a rate hearing.

Commissioner Tracy Thomas stated that this was a very nice gesture on the part
of Commissioner Frank Lain.

After a discussion, Chair Zerkle asked Susan Devon, Assistant General Manager
and Chief Financial Officer, to create a report containing information on how
much work it would entail to change the billing date system and asked that that
report be included in the packet for the next Committee of the Whole meeting. In
response, Ms. Devon stated that she would be happy to prepare a report.

On Motion by Commissioner Marilyn Plummer, seconded by Commissioner


Tony DeLuca to table the Senior Citizens Late Fee subject until the next
Committee of the Whole meeting.

Action: Carried Unanimously

Other

General Manager Lark informed the Board if Commissioners that he has a


weekly informative video broadcast and that the Commissioners now have
access to viewing this broadcast.

Commissioner Tracy Thomas stated his appreciation for the professionalism of


the Board of Water & Light crews that are out working around town. He also
thanked Sue Ramsey for all that she does for the Board.

On motion by Commissioner Plummer, seconded by-Commissioner DeLuca to


excuse Commissioners Lain from today's meeting.

Action: Carried unanimously.

Adjourn

On Motion by Commissioner Thomas, seconded by Commissioner DeLuca, the


meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted
Sandra Zerkle, Acting Chair
Committee of the Whole

FINANCE COMMITTEE
April 27, 2010
Regular Board Mtg.
May 25, 2010
Page 6 of 16
The Finance Committee of the Board of Water and Light met at the Executive
Offices, at the Executive Offices, Lansing beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
April 27, 2009.

Finance Committee Chairperson Peter Kramer called the meeting to order and
asked the Secretary to call the roll. The following members were present:
Commissioners Peter Kramer, Margaret .Bossenbery, Frank Lain .and Dennis
Louney and Alternate committee member Sandra Zerkle. Also present Board
member Tony DeLuca.

Absent: None.

Public Comments

'There were no public comments.

Approval of Minutes
Motion by Commissioner Bossenbery, seconded by Commissioner Louney to
approve the Finance Committee meeting minutes of March 9, 2010.

Action: Carried unanimously.

Power Pool/Risk Management Program

General Manager J. Peter Lark stated over the past few years that he and his
Administration have mentioned the Power Pool. The Power Pool is an agreement
that the Board of Water & Light and many other Municipal utilities entered into
about 17 years ago. The original purpose was to ensure that municipal utilities
would have the opportunity to obtain the power they needed and that that power
could be facilitated by sales of Board of Water & Light's excess power. There are
a couple of other members of the pool who have generation as well, but none as
much as we do at the Board of Water & Light. The idea was to figure out a way
that we could all share in the Board of Water & Light and any generators who
have excess power in helping out the other municipal utilities that have
reasonably 'priced power to provide to their consumers. Back then there was no
wholesale market. Ultimately the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO)
was created which is the place at which utilities can now buy and sell power.
The pool was created because there was no MISO.

General Manager Lark said when we were selling power through the Pool we
had a Risk Management Policy in place, which was put in place by the group that
operated the Pool, the Mid-Michigan Public Power Association (MPPA). All of
the Risk Management was provided by the MPPA. Once the Pool ends in 2010
we, as well as all of the other municipalities in the pool are going to need a Risk
Management policy in place.

The proposed resolution directs that we have a risk management policy at the
Board of Water & Light and that the General Manager direct this policy and come
up with a program that complies with that policy.
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May 25, 2010
Page 7 of 16
Dave Bolan, Manager of Bulk Power, provided background information on
Energy Risk Management and litigating risk. He reviewed and presented a
PowerPoint presentation that highlighted the following topics:

• Risk Management Today


• Energy Risk
• Board of Water & Light's Risk Management Program
• Board of Water & Light's Risk Management Resolution
The PowerPoint presentation is on file in the Office of the Corporate Secretary and is available for
public viewing.

Resolution
Adoption of Energy Risk Management Policy

WHERAS, Consistent with the Lansing Board of Water & Light's (BWL) decision
on January 25, 2005 to withdraw from the Michigan Public Power Agency's
(MPPA) Power Pool Project will be effective on January 1, 2011;

WHERAS, currently and consistent with the MPPA Power Pool Agreement, the
BWL operates its energy portfolio under MPPA's Risk Management Policy;

WHEREAS, because of the MPPA's relationship termination, the BWL needs to


design and implement its own Risk Management policy and program to address
specific governance and internal controls;

RESOLVED, the Board of Commissioners hereby adopts the Energy Risk


Management Policy as recommended by the General Manager:

The Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) shall develop a Risk Management Program that
includes guidelines that shall govern BWL 's energy portfolio and risk management activities as well
as provide a framework to maintain proper controls for BWL executive 'management and staff to
identify, capture, measure, monitor and report identified risk. The program will be designed for the
specific requirements, constraints and risk tolerance of the BWL. The results of the program will be
continually evaluated in relationship to its objectives to ensure effective performance over time.
The BWL Energy Risk Management Program will coordinate with, but be subordinate to, the
existing Michigan Public Power Agency (MPPA) Risk Management Policy until the BWL's
participation in the MPPA Power Pool Project terminates on January 1, 2011.
On motion by Commissioner Bossenbery, seconded by Commissioner Lain, to
move the proposed resolution for the Adoption of Energy Risk Management
Policy to the full board for consideration and approval.

Action: Carried unanimously.

FY2011 Budget

General Manager J. Peter Lark provided an .overview of the proposed financial


plan for fiscal year (FY) 2011 for the Lansing Board of Water and Light (.BWL),
including several financial projections scenarios for Board discussion. The
FY2011 budget allows for continued service to its utility customers and future
operations and .sustainability for the plant facilities. The total proposed .budget for
FY 2011 is $306 million, of which operations and maintenance comprise $261
Regular Board Mtg.
May 25, 2010
Page 8 of 16
million and capital budget is approximately $45 million. Capital expenditures for
fiscal years 2011-2016 are estimated at $272 million. The budget presentation
materials included the following information: sales forecast, revenue
assumptions, operating expenses assumptions, inclusion of Belle River debt
service costs in the ECA, operations and maintenance budget by category,
projected income statement by utility, projected cash flow .by utility, comparative
income statement (FY2011/2010), budget comparison by division and
department, budgeted return on net fixed assets, and financial projections for
FY2011 - FY2016 assuming various forecast assumptions.

General Manager Lark stated his FY2011 budget recommendations reflect the
Inclusion of Belle River debt service in the ECA beginning in July 2010, and 9%
increases for Water and Steam. While the budget reflects 9% increases for
steam and water, Mr. Lark indicated no decision on those rate recommendations
is needed at this time. Any rate increase request will be presented separately
and will require Public Notice and Hearings. The FY 2011 Budget includes the
following Assumptions:

Sales Forecast
10 For rest
utility FY i 1 Forecast j ; xFY10eiuj.l;et to '09;6udget
Electric-Retail (MWh) 2,200,585 2,333,000 -5.7%
Electric-Wholesale (MWh) 953,744 860.269 10.9%
Electric (MWh) 3,154,329 3,193,269 -1.2%
Water (ccf) 9,734,155 10,287,325 -5.4%
Steam (Mlb) 742,711 722,448 2.8%
Chilled Water (tnhrs) 9,968,925 10,254,500 -2.8%

Electric:
Retail sales volumes reflect recent trends of reduced residential sales load
and commercial and industrial load growth.
• Wholesale sales ' volumes reflect volumes available for sales and forecast
of futures prices.
Water:
• Retail sales volumes reflect recent trends of reduced residential,
commercial, and industrial sales load.
Steam:
Commercial sales increase due to customer additions, including the State
Police Headquarters and the Accident Fund Building.
Chilled Water:
• Commercial sales include customer additions, including the State Police
Headquarters and the Accident Fund Building. Commercial sales also
reflect recent trends of reduced sales load.

REVENUE ASSUMPTIONS,
-Rate Adjustments
-Various scenarios modeled for discussion.
-Debt Service component of the Belle River power sales contract with MPPA
collected through the Energy Cost Adjustment.
•Electric Wholesale
-Electric Wholesale margin
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May 25, 2010
Page 9 of 16
-Margins affected by increasing generation costs
•Margins affected by depressed market prices
•Water Wholesale - contract negotiations continue, anticipated increases
included in budget

OPERATING EXPENSE ASSUMPTIONS


•Reviews held with each department.
•Overall FY 2011 O&M decrease of 0.5% compared to final FY 2010 Budget*
-Current CPI Index - 2.1% inflation
-Budget assumes 718 FTE's as compared to 749 FTE's in the FY 2010 budget.
•Wage and salary increases = 3% for bargaining unit employees only as required
by contract.

The six-year capital forecast for fiscal years 2011 - 2016 were also included in
the packet materials, which detailed annual capital additions and planned capital
projects for all four respective utility services.

RESOLUTION

Fiscal Y ear 2011 Operating and Capital Budget

RESOLVED, that the annual Operating Budget covering Fiscal Year 2011 is
hereby approved as presented; and

RESOLVED, that the Fiscal Year 2011 Capital Budget is hereby approved as
presented; and

RESOLVED, that the forecast for capital expenditures for the Fiscal Years 2011-
2016 is hereby accepted as presented; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Corporate Secretary be directed to make the


appropriate filings with the Lansing City Clerk's office and the mayor's office in
accordance with the Lansing City Charter regarding the above.actions.

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Staff Comments: Staff recommends an operating and maintenance budget of


$261.4 million and a capital budget of $44.8 million for Fiscal Year 2011 in order
to provide on-going services to our utility customers and to sustain our plant
facilities for future operations. Capital expenditures for Fiscal year 2011-2016
are estimated to be $272 million. Staff recommends that the Finance Committee
approve these budgets and resolution for presentation and adoption by the Board
at its May 25, 2010 Board meeting.

On motion by Commissioner Louney, seconded by Commissioner Bossenbery,


the Finance Committee agreed to move the proposed resolution regarding the
Fiscal Year 2011 Operating and Capital Budget to the full board for consideration
and approval.

Action: Carried unanimously.


Regular Board Mtg.
May 25, 2010
Page 10 of 16

A complete copy of the fiscal year 2011 Financial Plan is available in the office of the Corporate
Secretary.

FY 2011 INTERNAL AUDIT PLANNING

The overall risk management process at BWL was discussed, including the roles
of Internal Audit, the Internal Control Department, and management in risk
identification and assessment. Susan Devon, Assistant General Manager and
Chief Financial Officer reported that the Internal Control Department had
performed four risk assessment scoping reviews relating to financial statement
accounts, but there are seven that remain, along with internal control evaluations
of various operating departments. After some discussion, there was general
agreement that from an organizational risk mitigation standpoint, the best use of
the Internal Audit Department in FY2011 is to work with the Internal Controls
Department and Management to complete the remaining financial risk reviews as
expediently as possible. The Internal Auditor was directed to proceed with his
FY2011 planning process with this directive. The risk reviews will be performed
in a way that will minimize the impact to the auditors' objectivity and
independence in performing future audits of the affected activities. During the
discussion, it was understood that any audit subjects identified or agreed upon by
the commissioners during FY2011 as too important to defer to FY2012 will take
precedence over the risk assessment review work. The completed risk reviews
provide documented key risks and controls for BWL that will make the audit
process more efficient and effective in the future.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted
Peter W. Kramer, Chair
Finance Committee

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE


May 11, 2010

The Committee of the Whole of the Lansing Board of Water and Light met at the
Executive Offices, Lansing beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

Acting Chair Sandra Zerkle called the Committee of the Whole meeting to order
and asked the Corporate Secretary to call the roll.

Present: Commissioners Tony DeLuca, Peter Kramer, Marilyn Plummer, Tracy


Thomas and Sandra Zerkle.

Absent: Commissioners Frank Lain, Margaret Bossenbery and Dennis .Louney

Public Comments

There were no public comments.


Regular Board Mtg.
May 25, 2010
Page 11 of 16

Approval of Minutes

Motion by Commissioner DeLuca seconded by Commissioner Thomas to


approve the Committee of the Whole meeting minutes of April 13, 2010.

Action: Carried unanimously.

Renewable Energy Program/Energy Optimization Program


Reports Pursuant to PA 295

General Manager J. Peter Lark stated that there was a law passed in 2008 that
required the Board of Water & Light to have a Renewable Energy Program and
Energy Optimization Program. The law also requires year-end results from those
programs to be filed with the Public Service Commission (PSC) and a summary
provided to customers. General Manager Lark provided an overview of the
Reports that were submitted to the PSC and included in the Committee packet.
He stated that the Board of Water & Light is exceeding requirements and goals
for both Renewable Energy and Energy Optimization.

(THE COMPLETE RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2009 AND THE
ENERGY OPTIMIZATION ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2009 IS ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE
CORPORATE SECRETARY)

Rules and Regulations

General Manager J. Peter Lark introduced and reviewed proposed changes with
respect to the Rules and Regulations for electric, water, steam and chilled water
utility services, which also includes applicable fees and charges. He stated there
have been changes in fees, and the fees are designed to recover actual costs,
with no profit margin.

On motion by Commissioner Kramer, seconded by Commissioner Thomas, to


move the proposed resolution regarding the Rules and Regulations for Electric,
Water, Steam and Chilled Water Utility Services to the full board for
consideration and approval.

Action: Carried unanimously.

Excused Absence

On motion by Commissioner Plummer, seconded by Commissioner DeLuca to


excuse Commissioners Bossenbery, Lain and Louney from today's meeting.

Action: Carried unanimously.

Other
Regular Board Mtg.
May 25, 2010
Page 12 of 16
Acting Chair Zerkle stated that the tabled item pertaining to a discussion on
senior citizens late fees would continue to be on the table until a motion is made
to have it removed from the table.

Commissioner Plummer presented some history about Juneteenth and the


Juneteenth Celebration. She asked that the Commissioners and the Board of
Water & Light support the celebration that will take place June 17th - June 19,
2010.

Adjourn

On Motion by Commissioner Thomas, seconded by Commissioner DeLuca, the


meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted
Sandra Zerkle, Acting Chair
Committee of the Whole

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MANAGER'S RECOMMENDATIONS

CSQLUTiOiN #201 ; G5^,D11=

EASEMENT DISCHARGE/RELOCATION
WITH PHOENIX DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS, LLC.

RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the General


Manager to release its Existing Easements with Phoenix Development Partners,
LLC, recorded October 9, 2008 in Book 3321, Page 1230 and Book 3321, Page
1231 in, exchange for the new easement obtained from Phoenix Development
Partners, LLC on December 22, .2009.

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Staff Comments: Phoenix Development Partners request that the Board of
Water and Light release these general easements that have been relocated. The
Board of Water and Light was granted new easements for new utility installations
at this property and the existing facilities have been relocated or abandoned in
place.
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Motion by Commissioner Plummer, seconded by Commissioner DeLuca to


approve the Discharge of Easement/Relocation with Phoenix Development
Partners, LLC.

Action: Carried unanimously.

ESOLUT^OIV #2010 03-


Regular Board Mtg.
May 25, 2010
Page 13 of 16
'EASEMENT .DISCHARGE/EXCHANGE WITH
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION

RESOLVED, that the Board of Commissioners hereby authorizes the General


Manager to release its Existing Easement with Michigan State University
Foundation, recorded October 6, 2009 in Book 3359, Page 1034 in exchange for
the new easement obtained from Michigan State University Foundation, recorded
March 9, 2010 in Book 3374, Page 479; which is located on the same parcel.

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Staff Comments: Michigan State University Foundation request that the Board
of Water and Light release the October .6, 2009 easement that has been further
described by a metes and bounds survey provided by the Board of Water and
Light.
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Motion by Commissioner Bossenbery, seconded by Commissioner Kramer to


approve the.Discharge of Easement/Exchange with Michigan State University
Foundation.

Action: Carried unanimously.

RES'b JTION #2010-05-03

Fiscal Year 2011 Operating and Capital Budget

RESOLVED, that the annual Operating Budget covering Fiscal Year 2011 is
hereby approved as presented; and

RESOLVED, that the Fiscal Year 2011 Capital Budget is hereby approved as
presented; and

RESOLVED, that the forecast for capital expenditures for the Fiscal Years 2011-
2016 is hereby accepted as presented; and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the Corporate Secretary be directed to make the


appropriate filings with the Lansing City Clerk's office and the mayor's office in
accordance with the Lansing City Charter regarding the above actions.

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Staff Comments: Staff recommends an operating and maintenance budget of
$261.4 million and a capital budget of $44.8 million for Fiscal Year 2011 in order
to provide on-going services to our utility customers and to sustain our plant
facilities for future operations. Capital expenditures for Fiscal year .2011-2016
are estimated to be $272 million. Staff recommends that the Finance Committee
approve these budgets and resolution for presentation and adoption by the Board
at its May 25, 2010 Board meeting.

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Regular Board Mtg.
May 25, 2010
Page 14 of 16

Motion by Commissioner Kramer, seconded by Commissioner Bossenbery, to


approve the Fiscal Year 2011 Operating and Capital Budgets.

Action: Carried unanimously.

RES*ULUF1ON #2010-05-04

Adoption of Energy Risk Management Policy

WHEREAS, Consistent with the Lansing Board of Water & Light's (BWL)
decision on January 25, 2005 to withdraw from the Michigan Public Power
Agency's (MPPA) Power Pool Project will be effective on January 1, 2011;

WHERAS, currently and consistent with the MPPA Power Pool Agreement, the
BWL operates its energy portfolio under MPPA's Risk Management Policy;

WHEREAS, because of the MPPA's relationship termination, the BWL needs to


design and implement its own Risk Management policy and program to address
specific governance and internal controls;

RESOLVED, the Board of Commissioners hereby adopts the Energy Risk


Management Policy as recommended by the General Manager: .

The Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) shall develop a Risk Management
Program that includes guidelines that shall govern BWL's energy portfolio and
risk management activities as well as provide a framework to maintain proper
controls for BWL executive management and staff to identify, capture, measure,
monitor and report identified risk. The program will be designed for the specific
requirements, constraints and risk tolerance of the BWL. The results of the
program will be continually evaluated in relationship to its objectives to ensure
effective performance over time. The BWL Energy Risk Management Program
will coordinate with, but be subordinate to, the existing Michigan Public Power
Agency (MPPA) Risk Management Policy until the BWL's participation in the
MPPA Power Pool Project terminates on January 1, 2011.

Motion by Commissioner Thomas, seconded by Commissioner Louney, to


approve the Adoption of an Energy Risk Management Policy as recommended
by the General Manager.

Action: Carried unanimously.

RESOLUTION #2010-05405

Rules and Regulations for Electric, Water, Steam


and Chilled Water Utility -Services
Regular Board Mtg.
May 25, 2010
Page 15 of 16
RESOLVED, that the amendments to the Rules and Regulations for Electric,
Water, Steam and Chilled Water Services be approved as presented, to be
effective July 1, 2010 (see attachments).

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Staff Comments: Staff recommends these amendments to the Rules and


Regulations for Electric, Water, Steam and Chilled Water Utility Services. The
Committee of the Whole approved the amendments on May 11, 2010, and
recommended they be presented to the full board for adoption at its regular
Board Meeting on May 25, 2010.
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Motion by Commissioner Kramer, seconded by Commissioner DeLuca, to


approve the Rules and Regulations for Electric, Water, Steam, and Chilled Water
Utility Services effective July 1, 2010.

Action: Carried unanimously.

UNFINISHED. BUSINESS

There was no Unfinished Business.

NEW BUSINESS

There was no New Business.

MANAGER'S REMARKS

General Manager Lark stated that the Board of Water & Light has joined with the
City of Lansing in a texting email feature called ClickFix. This allows citizens to
alert the Board of Water & Light regarding non-emergency BWL property
concerns.

General Manager Lark announced that for the second consecutive year, a four-
person team from the Lansing Board of Water & Light took first place in statewide
water tapping competition. The BWL team now advances to the national finals in
June in Chicago. The winning team consists of BWL employees, Remecho
Sanders, Mike Smith, Jake Spedoske and Luis Flores.

General Manager Lark spoke about the success of the 1st S.T.E.P. Awards
Ceremony. He said there were ten graduates and they were all at the ceremony
along with their families. He stated the students were very impressive and that
he hopes to hire some of them.

ChairZerkle stated that the students were beaming and in the two years of this
program there have been no drop outs; everyone has successfully completed the
program.
Regular Board Mtg.
May 25, 2010
Page 16 of 16
General Manager Lark said the Chili Cook-Off is being held June 4th and again it
looks like a really nice program and there is a lot of excitement. He stated that
there are two stages with bands and one stage will have bands consisting of all
Board of Water & Light employees.

COMMISSIONERS' REMARKS

PUBLIC COMMENTS

There were no public comments.

EXCUSED ABSENCE

On motion by Commissioner Kramer, seconded by Commissioner Thomas to


excuse the absence of Commissioner Lain from tonight's meeting.

Action: Carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

On motion by Commissioner DeLuca, seconded by Commissioner Thomas the


meeting adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

M. Denise Griffin, Corporate Secretary


Filed with Lansing City Clerk on August 3, 2010
Approved by the Board on July 27, 2010
Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth
MICHIGAN LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION (MLCC)
7150 Harris Drive, P.O. Box 30005
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7505

LOCAL GOVERNMENT 15-DAY NOTICE


[Authorized by R 436.1105 (2d) and (3)]

JULY 28, 2010

LANSING CITY COUNCIL


ATTN: CLERK
124 W. MICHIGAN AVENUE
LANSING, MI 48933-1694

Request ID #: 566782

SIMMONS PROPERTIES, LLC, FOR A NEW


The Michigan Liquor Control Commission has received an application from
SDM LICENSE, TO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH 2010 CLASS C LICENSED BUSINESS, LOCATED AT 325 CITY
MARKET, LANSING, MI 48912, INGHAM COUNTY.

Home address and telephone number:

CONTACT: JOHN SIMMONS, PHONE: (517) 490-7994

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.

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LC-3104(Rev. 09/05) The Department of Labor & Economic Growth will not discriminate against any individual or group because of race, sex, religion, age,
Authority: R436.1105(2d) and (3) national origin, color, marital status, disability, or political beliefs. If you need help with reading, writing, hearing, etc., under the Americans
Completion: Mandatory with Disabilities Act, you may make your needs known to this agency.
Penalty: No License
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,LL Application for Community Funding
(5/23/05) - II 91/
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000

Organization Name: Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) 0®&^,


Tax ld#: 501 (c) (3) G^f
38-3319722

Mailing Address: 1232 Turner Street

City, State, Zip: Lansinq, MI 48906

Contact Person(s) and Title(s): Brittney Hoszkiw, Executive Director


Daytime Phone: 517-485-4283

Fax Number: 517-485-4303

E-mail Address: oldtownCcCc^oldtownmainstreet.org

Amount. Requested: $500

Event Title & Type: Old Town Oktoberfest, fundraising festival

Reason for Request: (check all that apply)

Defray costs for Rental of Facility X Defray costs for Set Up X


Defray costs for Rental of the Showmobile Defray costs for Misc. Rental X_
Defray costs for Other X Please Explain: bands

Facility Requested For Event and or Equipment (please check) .

City Park X City Building Oldsmobile Park


Lansing Center Showmobile (mobile stage unit) Other Equipment

What is the expected rental rate for the facility requested and or equipment? $500
Date(s) and Time(s) of Event: October 1, 2010 6-11 p.m. / October 2, 2010 2-
10 p.m.

Total Estimated Attendance: 4,000

Estimated Lansing Residents in Attendance: 2,000

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If your organization has applied for other City funding for this event, please list each
Department and amount requested: N/A

Please list all other organizations that are sponsoring or participating in your event:

Public Sector Consultants, Mike Stein Farm Bureau, Message Makers, Portland
Federal Credit Union

If your organization received funding from the Lansing City Council previously please list
the amount, year, and purpose: 2008- Oktoberfest, $500. 2009-Oktoberfest, $500.
2010- Festival of the Sun and Moon, $500; Purposes: to help defray fundraising costs
and provide promotional materials for our third largest festival, Oktoberfest, and to
attract out-of-county visitors to our festival. We will use the money to help pay for radio,
billboard and other various print promotional materials.

Total amount of funds and sources granted by the City this year: $0
Total amount of funds and sources granted by the City in the previous year: $500
Please list any admission fee or registration fee for this event: $17 each
day at the door, $15 in advance and $25 for 2-day weekend pass, free for children 12
and under

ALONG WITH THIS COMPLETED FORM YOU MUST ATTACH THE FOLLOWING:
(Please check after each is completed and attach)

A BUDGET FOR YOUR EVENT


A LIST OF POTENTIAL FUNDING SOURCES AND HOW EACH FUNDING
SOURCE WILL BE USED TOWARDS THE EVENT
LIST OF YOUR ORGANIZATION'S OFFICERS
A COPY OF COMPLETED RESERVATION FORM OR CONTRACT FOR FACILITY
FOR THE EVENT

If your request is granted, you must provide an accounting of how the funds
received were spent and a written analysis of the event to the City Council within
60 days after the event. Attached please find a Community Funding Reporting
Statement - it must be completed and returned along with the written analysis
after the event has taken place to be eligible for Community Funding for the next
fiscal or future fiscal years.

SIGNED: DATE: e

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DO NOT WRITE BELOW THIS LINE
Approved by the Committee on General Services and City Council

Date Approved Resolution # Signature

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Budget: 2010 Oktoberfest Fundraising Budget

Cost
Michigan Beer Guide $500.00
Advertising Events $1,762.50
Printing $1,382.34
Event Supplies $10,873.57
Bands $2,000.00
Event Maintenance $292.00
Lot Rental $1,076.00
Security $200.00
Tents, Tables, Chairs, Fencing $9,021.42
Equipment Rental $4,030.00
Event Insurance $1,549.05
Total $32,686.88

Potential Funding Sources:


Sponsorships:
Portland Federal Credit Union is providing us with $800.00 which will go toward admission tickets.

All other Sponsorship donations will be used toward all expenses for the fundraising festival, including
promotional materials, events, printing, supplies, bands, maintenance, security guards, lot rental, tents,
tables, chairs, fencing, other equipment rental, and event insurance.

Other In-Kind Sponsorships will be used toward promotions, illustration, posters, VIP tents, storage
trucks, advertising, accounting, advertising, media, Web site, tickets, cider & pumpkins, radio,
promotion and layouts.

Organization's Officers:

OTCA Board Members:


Don McNabb, President
Aaron Matthews, Vice President
Karen Stefl, Secretary
Heather Chunko, Treasurer
David Such, At-Large
Lynne Brown
Mary Swanson
Summer Schriner
Rochelle Rizzi
Shannon Rolley
Gail Schafer
CITY OF LANSING
Local Street./ Block Closure and/or Noise Waiver Request
(Non-Construction Events Only)

Note: Department must receive completed form at least three (3)


Virg Bernero weeks prior to the event.
Mayor

. Date of request: I/lobo Received by P&ND:


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Address: i2.y'a fl(4c5rcd-Lt:zl (1 .MI Zip Code: ltv
A contact phone number is required. Fax and email are optional.
Phone: gt1-4es--42.& Cell: - j5
Fax: 111j 4--- 43E3 Email: CAM
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Event Date(s): i O 0 i 10 Start time: pm End time: (fl
Purpose: .VJ 1'{,j^1 ?1ll it( comwz,caQ ;at7'iE.ttll
Locat_ Nn of event: 0-kk .' = c

Are ldal street closures required? C Yes No


If yes, please be very specific about the local street(s) / block(s) to be closed:

Note: please provide detailed explanation if duration exceeds five (5) hours.
Projected number of participants: 4' 000 Pedestrian event? Yes C' No

Noise waiver requested? Yes C. No

Acknowledgement by organizer / responsible party:


The undersigned does hereby acknowledge that the City of Lansing requires that any Local Street / Block Closure
granted by the City of Lansing will conform to all applicable local ordinances and state laws. Activities such as, but
not limited to, the consumption of alcohol, excessive noise, profanity, drug use or distribution are strictly prohibited,
and shall be enforced.

Duly signed by:.


Print or type name here: ^^^^^( , j f(} (IAA ,Mf r.

. Jill a CATA bus route be impacted? C Yes


Barricac.ies"to be delivered to:
Name: Address:
?hone:

Please indicate if the following are in the area (check all that apply): E Nursing home I- Day care E Multi-family apartments
Type of announcement for the event (check all that apply): Word of mouth FlyerNewsletter Radio
,Advertisement F Other
Signatures are required for the Local Street / Block Closure and Noise Waiver, if applicable. All households, which are defined as unique
addresses within the requested area, must be notified of the request for local street / block closure and/or noise waiver as detailed on this
application form. Each household must indicate support (Y) or opposition (N) in the appropriate column.
This request must be circulated to all households within the requested local street closure / noise waiver area. Consideration of the
request will only occur if at least 50% of the signatures of residences and or businesses in the affected local street / block closure / noise
waiver area approve. Signatures from each household within the requested area must appear on the attached form.

** Please note: one lane of closed area must remain open at all times for emergency vehicles!!

Send completed request to:

Planning & Neighborhood Development Department


Office of the Director
316 N. Capitol Ave., Suite D-1, Lansing, MI 48933
517-483-4060
Fax: 517-483-6036
restell@lansingmi.gov
(please note: the department must receive the request at least three (3) weeks prior to the event)

Date organizer notified of approval or destine

Signed by the Director of Planning & Neighborhood Development Departmen

Sign, date, and forward to the following departments (office use only)

Transportation & Parking:

Lansing Police Department:

Public Service Department:

Lansing Fire Department:

Parks & Recreation.


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July 8, 2010

Lansing City Council


124 West Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

Dear Lansing City Council Members,

I am a Lansing city resident and wanted to share some concerns I have with the taking of
the No Parking signs down and/or letting people park at these signs for extended periods
of time.

The gentleman across the street from me at 719 N. Verlinden (2 "d house on the left
behind the Irish Pub) rents rooms at his residence. He along with his tenants always park
on the street all day long while I am at work (as I noticed this on a recent day off that I
took). And if the recommendation is to let the patrons of the Irish Pub park on the street I
live in any time they want (and they do regardless of the No Parking signs) you are just
making my neighborhood more noisy, they litter on my lawn, some have broken glass
bottles and left them on my property and some even urinate on my lawn. Why am I
paying taxes to the City of Lansing who is letting my neighborhood go to heck? Bet you
didn't know there are drug deals going on in the Irish Pub parking lot every weekend
night they are open. 'Rarely is the presence of the Lansing Police in my neighborhood
with the exception of one St. Patrick's Day when my little cul de sac street is filled with
cars and I saw that each car had a ticket on it and it should the No Parking signs are up
there for a reason. Why should those of us in the neighborhood be punished because of
the Irish Pub and their inconsiderate clientele?

And speaking of the police where were they on July 4 tl' when the same neighbor at 719
N. Verlinden and his undesirable tenants were shooting off fireworks until 1:45 AM? I
am sending a letter to the Lansing Police as well so they know of this as well.

I ask that you truly reconsider NOT taking these signs down.

Caron Femling
724 N. Verlinden
Lansing, MI 48915

Cc: A'Lynne Robinson


Kathie Dunbar
Eric Hewitt
Tina Houghton
Brian Jeffries
Derrick Quinney
Carol Wood
Jessica Yorko
Lansing City Police Department
My grandson is married with ,two chili A1d odDra^^;^ Lawn :
business and another in Lansing. ^'/1`
He is no longer able to work due to a back injuen hit head on
by an out of control driver on icy roads in northern Michigan.
A few weeks ago his employee wasticketed_by Officer Wilcox for
having a tailight burned out on his commercial trailer a block away
from the drivers home. The fine was $250.00
On the evening of August 2ND-he was .ticketed again for having a
running light burned out again a block away from home by Officer Wilcox.
The trailer tail lights,brake lights and turn signals all working.The
code enforcement officer hired strictly to make revenue for the city
is driving business from the city. Another $250.00
It might be of interest to you readers that this Officer has
no problems going to court on Not Guilty pleas as he gets time and a
half for overtime.
Lansing citizens deserve better and Virg Benero should be ashamed
to condone this.

NOTE: I am a retired' Lansing Police Officer 74 years of age and when


I pass I' want no mention in the Lansing State Journal that I ever
worked for the L.P.D. They have many fine Officers and is it any'
wonder why our citizens SEE nothing; or HEAR nothing.They would get
further with SUGAR then they . would with SALT.He checks his lights
every morning before he goes outrAny further questions contact the
owner a Chris Titus at # 303-4259.

IT TURNED OUT TO BE A BURNED OUT FUSE.Still $250.00 if he pleads guilty.