Public Works

Ask ELi: BWL and Your Trees—What Are Your Rights?

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Today, "Ask ELi" looks at the question of what rights property owners have with regard to BWL's tree trimming and tree removal. We talk to Greg McClelland, the lawyer who defended two East Lansing homeowners sued by BWL.

Judge Declines to Dismiss Workers’ Suit Against City

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Judge Clinton Canady refused today to dismiss the suit brought by nine workers at the wastewater treatment plant against the City of East Lansing, saying the workers may be able to show the City failed to adequately protect them from asbestos and mercury exposure.

CATA Presents Possible Revisions to BRT Plan

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

This week, CATA presented residents with several alternatives to the originally proposed BRT plan, based on community feedback. Ann Nichols reports.

Emerging BRT Plans to Be Presented Monday in East Lansing

Thursday, September 29, 2016

With controversy over the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan increasing, CATA has decided to directly present the project to East Lansing residents next Monday evening. Read more from ELi's Alice Dreger.

Costco Build Would Involve Road and Signal Changes

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

What changes will need to be made to accommodate the traffic of a new Costco store in East Lansing? ELi's Alice Dreger reports on the recommendations brought to East Lansing's Transportation Commission.

Four Years After Application Submitted, DEQ Reviews EL Wastewater Plant's Permit

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Four years after East Lansing applied for a renewal of its expired environmental permit to dump millions of gallons a day of treated wastewater into the Red Cedar River, the DEQ is suddenly reviewing the application. A lot has happened at that plant since that application went in. The DEQ is giving the public only until Friday to weigh in.

CATA Leader to Retire Amidst Growing BRT Controversy

Sunday, September 11, 2016

In a surprise move, a CATA leader has announced her retirement, while controversy over the BRT seems to be growing. East Lansing's City Council is set to talk about the plan at its September 20 meeting.

New 600-Gallon Spill at Wastewater Plant

Friday, September 2, 2016

East Lansing’s wastewater treatment plant has had another accidental chemical spill. This time, City administrators tell ELi, the spill was handled correctly.

Bike Advocates Hoping for More Progress in East Lansing

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

With the City launching a crowdfunding campaign to buy more bicycle racks for downtown, ELi asked bicycling advocate Tim Potter what else could make things better for East Lansing bicyclists.

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