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When placing a Simple Recycling bag at the curb, the clearance rule does not apply. The bags can be placed right next to your new recycling cart. Please refrain from placing the bags on top of the recycling cart.
*It should be noted that some condominium and neighborhood associations may have additional regulations.
In the event of overflow items, the City does offer a year-round drop-off recycling site at 1800 E. State Road.
It's important to note that if a qualifying resident requested a smaller cart in fall 2015 and decide at a later date that the larger cart size is needed, the 96-gallon cart will cost the resident $50.
There are a number of bike parking option in the downtown.
Those planning to vote absentee must return their absentee voter ballot by hand or mail to the East Lansing City Clerk's Office at 410 Abbot Road by 8 p.m. on election day. Absentee voters can check the status of their absentee voter ballot online.
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Interstate transportation: Surge brakes are allowed on any trailer with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 12,000 lbs. or less, when its GVWR does not exceed 1.75 times the GVWR of the towing vehicle; or any trailer with a GVWR of more than 12,000 lbs. but less than 20,001 lbs. when its GVWR does not exceed 1.25 times the GVWR of the towing vehicle. See section 393.48 of the FMCSR.Intrastate transportation: Surge brakes are allowed on any trailer when the combination has a GVWR of not more than 26,000 lbs. AND the actual Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) or GVWR of the trailer is 15,000 lbs. or less. Vehicles of any size that are transporting hazardous materials in an amount that requires placarding or vehicles that are designed to transport more than 8 passengers, including the driver, are prohibited from being equipped with surge brakes in intrastate commerce.
Michigan law adds age, height, weight and marital status protections. Chapter 22 of the City Code further prohibits discrimination based on age, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, student status, legal source of income or the use of adaptive devices or aids.
Discrimination because of sex includes sexual harassment which means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal of physical conduct or communication of sexual nature.
The term major life activity may include:
Residents and non-residents working in the community would pay the income tax. Residents would pay a 1% income tax (whether they work in East Lansing or another community) and non-residents would pay a .5% income tax (there will be exemptions for certain income and number of dependents). If a resident lives in East Lansing and works in another community with an income tax or works in East Lansing and lives in another community with an income tax, they would pay .5% to East Lansing and .5% to the community in which they work or live. The impact of the income tax for residents would be reduced by the property millage rollback (if it passes) and, in some cases (i.e. retirees exempt from the income tax), the overall amount of taxes paid would decrease. The property tax reduction would only occur in the event that an income tax is approved by voters.
Property taxes in East Lansing are already high. By combining an income tax with a reduction in property tax, the ballot proposals (if approved) will spread the cost of running the City across a larger tax base and offset the income tax paid by residents. Much of the new revenue will come from people who work in East Lansing, but live elsewhere. At the same time, most seniors who own their homes will get a tax break because retirement income is not taxed locally.
Property taxes will be reduced from the 20 mill limitation under the City Charter to 13 mills. This will result in a minimum reduction of 4.5679 mills since the current rate is 17.5679 mills. It is Council’s intent to levy less than that and reduce the actual amount levied by 5 mills to 12.5679 mills, which will minimize the impact of the estimated income tax paid by residents and, in some cases (i.e. retirees exempt from the income tax), decrease the overall amount of taxes paid. The property tax reduction would only occur in the event that an income tax is approved by voters.
The income tax would be implemented on January 1, 2018 and the property tax reduction would be implemented at the beginning of the new fiscal year, which would be July 1, 2018.
Taxable value of a property is the value against which millage rates are levied to determine property taxes. Residents can find out their taxable value here. Taxable value can also be found on a resident’s property tax bill.
The cost for a membership for an East Lansing resident is $20 and the cost for a non-resident is $30.
If you have additional questions, contact the Housing & University Relations Administrator, Annette Irwin, at (517) 319-6801 or by email.
If your schedule permits, you may want to wait and clear your sidewalk after City plows have passed through your street. If it is a significant snowfall, the snowplows will probably be back. Streets are typically opened with one pass through, so that streets can be made passable for drivers as soon as possible. Snowplows may return to open the street curb-to-curb. This is done to clear areas for on-street parking, where it is permitted, and to allow melting snow to drain into catch basins. We regret that you may find some of this snow on your recently shoveled sidewalk and you have to shovel it again.