Public Notice - Wetland Use Permit Application

The City of East Lansing has received an application for a Wetland Use Permit under authority of Chapter 49, Wetland Protection, of the East Lansing City Code from applicant, Patrick E. Lindemann, Ingham County Drain Commissioner, 707 Buhl Avenue, Mason, MI 48854, for Raby Drain Daylighting south of East Saginaw Highway, east of the Costco Parking lot.  

The project site contains two wetlands regulated by both the State of Michigan and the City of East Lansing.  The current site plan proposes to temporarily impact 0.087 acre of wetland to daylight a portion of the Raby Drain, an Ingham County Drain.  The Drain Commissioner is seeking to replace the tile with open channel to improve aquatic resources..  No permanent loss of wetland resources will result from the proposed project.

The applicant is requesting a Wetland Use Permit from the City for the following activities:  

  • Remove the existing tile and create a shallow open channel, requiring excavation of 396.5 cubic yards of material and resulting in the creation of 575 linear feet of open drain (average width of 9.8 feet, average depth of 1.9 feet).
  • Temporarily impact 0.087 acre of wetland by excavating 268 cubic yards of material from 388 linear feet of wetlands to remove the tile and create the channel.
  • Place approximately 1.5 cubic yards of riprap at the invert of the culvert discharge to prevent erosion.
The proposed project is also regulated under Part 303, Wetlands Protection, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.  The applicant has received a wetland permit from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) for the same proposed activities (Permit No: WRP026388 v.1).

All persons wishing to make comments shall furnish their written comments to Catherine DeShambo, Environmental Services Administrator, City of East Lansing, 410 Abbot Rd. East Lansing, MI, 48823, cdesham@cityofeastlansing.com, within 8 days after the date of this notice.  

Copies of the Wetland Use Permit Application materials, the report and recommendation of the City Wetland Consultant can be found below:

The City will approve, approve with conditions or deny the application within 90 days after receipt.