Notice is hereby given of the following public hearing to be held by the East Lansing City Council on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 7:00 P.M, at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing MI, 48823. 


The City of East Lansing received written notification on June 7, 2023, regarding a proposed plan to expand parking facilities near a 0.71 acre wetland.  Both the wetland and parking area are located at 2680 East Lansing Drive and both are owned by the applicant, Merit Laboratories, Inc. A public hearing will be held to consider the regulatory status of the wetland.


Under authority of Chapter 49, Wetland Protection, of the East Lansing City Code, the City Council determines if wetlands under two acres in size are essential to the preservation of the natural resources of the City based on criteria set forth in Section 49-14, subsection (1). If determined to be essential, the wetland will be considered regulated and protected by the City of East Lansing, and regulated activity within the wetland area will be subject to a Wetland Use Permit application, review and approval determination.


All persons wishing to make comments shall furnish their written comments to Cliff Walls, Environmental Specialist, City of East Lansing, 1800 E State Road, East Lansing MI, 48823,

Copies of the recommendation of the City’s wetland consultant, as well as comments made by the Commission on the Environment, may be obtained at the City of East Lansing Department of Public Works, 1800 E. State Road, during normal business hours. 


A staff report (Agenda Item Report) for each public hearing will be published on the City’s website the Friday before the meeting. To locate staff reports, please visit the City’s public meeting portal at and select the meeting date.


The City of East Lansing will provide reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as interpreters for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities upon request received by the City seven (7) calendar days prior to the meeting. Individuals with disabilities requiring aids or services must contact the Department of Public Works, 1800 E. State Road, East Lansing, MI 48823, (517) 337-9459 (TDD Number: 1-800-649-3777) or via email at 


This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Marie E. Wicks

City ClerkCP#23-229



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