EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings will either be canceled or converted to special, electronic meetings during the month of July due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Currently, there are seven special meetings scheduled to take place next week and, the following week, the East Lansing Board of Review will be meeting electronically:
East Lansing City Council
Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m.
East Lansing-Meridian Water and Sewer Authority
Wednesday, July 15 at 12 p.m.
East Lansing Public Library Board of Trustees
Wednesday, July 15 at 4:30 p.m.
East Lansing Zoning Board of Appeals
Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Executive and Finance Committee
Thursday, July 16 at 11:30 a.m.
East Lansing DDA Project and Infrastructure Committee
Thursday, July 16 at 12 p.m.
East Lansing Arts Commission
Thursday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m.
East Lansing Board of Review*
Tuesday, July 21 at 4 p.m.
These meetings will be held electronically pursuant to Executive Order 2020-129 issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The public meeting notices, which include details on how to view the meetings and participate in public comment during the meetings, and agendas may be added to the City’s Electronic Meetings webpage, www.cityofeastlansing.com/electronicmeetings, or amended up to 18 hours prior to the meeting. The webpage will continue to be updated as new, special meetings are scheduled and public meeting notices are finalized.
*The Board of Review meeting will be held for the purposes of correcting clerical errors, granting principal residence exemptions, considering poverty exemption applications and more. The Board of Review will also handle matters such as valuation and exemption appeals, which are normally only handled at the March sessions of the Board of Review. Appeals already denied in March will not be reheard or reconsidered. Property owners can make written appeals or make an appointment to make an appeal virtually via Zoom during the meeting. Call (517) 319-6880 to make an appointment. Property owners wishing to appeal virtually are strongly encouraged to provide any documents associated with the appeal to the Assessing Department prior to the meeting so that the documents can be provided to and considered by the Board of Review. Written appeals and documents associated with virtual appeals can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Board of Review, C/O Assessing Department, 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823. Property owners with questions can call (517) 319-6880. For additional information, including the complete public meeting notice, visit www.cityofeastlansing.com/electronicmeetings.