Important Announcement

The City of Lansing Committee on Development and Planning is meeting Monday, July 17th , 4:00 pm. at the City Hall 10 th Floor Conference Room. They will be discussing the Rezoning Request for Victor Avenue. This would rezone the property west of the street behind Hobart/Walker (the old gun shop location) to the first house on the south side of Victor from single family residences to duplexes. Currently this property is wooded lots. The rezoning would allow a developer to build three duplexes on
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City of Lansing Introduces Facade Improvement Matching Grant Opportunity

LANSING, MI – The City of Lansing announced a new matching grant opportunity for commercial, mixed-use, and office spaces outside of the downtown area.   The Targeted Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program will provide up to $15,000 in one-to-one reimbursed matching funds for new permanent structural and aesthetic improvements in critical areas of the City.  Go to:  LEAP Website “The Façade Improvement Matching Grant program is a targeted strategic effort aimed at improving the
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CVNA Garden For Our Community Youth

Spring and summer bring thoughts of colorful and beautiful flowers and, oh yeah, fresh vegetables too.  Want your kids to have a summer of fun they won’t forget while learning where their food comes from too?  Check out the Colonial Village Neighborhood Children’s Garden at Elmhurst School.  Call:  Amy 517 281-0478 or Brian 517 930-0013 for more information.
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Deer Over Population in Parks and Neighborhoods

The Lansing Parks Board receives complaints throughout the year about deer in city parks and neighborhoods.  Park Board members have begun to study the issue and gather information.  "Our goal is to create scientifically sound data that will allow the board to facilitate neighborhood programs about co-existing with the urban deer herd and for population control, especially for containment of Chronic Wasting Disease." according to Parks Board member James McClurken.. A special sub-committee of
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Congratulations! To CVNA’s Writing Contest Winners

Prizes were awarded to contest winners.  Thank you to four young creative writers who submitted entries to the first CVNA writing contest.  The contest was for children ages (6-8) (8-11) and ages (12 & 13).  Each winner received a prize of $15.   Congratulations to: Emily Putman, Makenna Smieska and Allyric Patterson.  Audrie Cook received a prize and honorable mention for her story.  Click here to read the winning stories. Writers were to choose one of the following topics to write
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What Do You Know About CVNA History?

CVNA History:  Did you ever wonder when, why and how CVNA got started?  Who started it and what was the purpose?  Get answers to these questions and much more by reading the association’s history, years 1998 – 2016, recently written by CVNA’s volunteer historian and past president Anita Beavers.

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CVNA October Newletter

CVNA Newsletter, October edition, was delivered to each home in Colonial Village Neighborhood.  If you didn’t receive your copy, click here, for latest copy.  Sign up here to receive CVNA’s electronic newsletter for more frequent information and news in the Community.

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Lansing Snow Ordinance

Lansing's Snow Ordinance requires homeowners to  clear sidewalks the full width of the sidewalk and, if on a corner, clear snow and ice on the corner property as well.  Call 517-483-4161 for additional information or to lodge a complaint about snow and ice covered sidewalks. If not removed and there is a complaint about snow or ice on the property, the City will send someone out to check.  If the snow and ice is not cleared a  sticker will be placed on the door giving the homeowner an
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Discontinuing the Service of Land Line Telephones. Rumor or Fact?

Its a fact.  "SB 636 - Elimination of Landline Telephones" Melissa Siefert, associate state director at AARP Michigan, spoke about the impact of Senate Bill 636 on our area at CVNA's February 19 meeting. The bill which passed the Senate and is in the House is one vote away from becoming law. domain links . This law will enable phone companies to eliminate landline service with only 90 days’ notice starting in 2017. AARP, 911 Responders, Sheriffs Associations and many others are against
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City of Lansing’s Crime Mapping Website

A new tool used by the City of Lansing Police Department is a website that provides  a daily report of criminal activity by street in Lansing, MI and the nation.  It is available to everyone.  Go to CrimeMapping.com put in your address.  It is as simple as that.  You will be given an opportunity to sign up to have daily reports sent to your email address. Find out other resources available to you at CVNAnews.com/resources According to CrimeMapping.com there have been several motor vehicle
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