Lansing’s Fire Chief Ken Verkaik retires after 31 years of service

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 29, 2018) – What began simply as a thought that maybe on-call firefighting could be “something fun to do after work” ended up turning into a 31-year career—“the best career in the world!”—for Lansing’s Fire Chief Ken Verkaik, who retires September 4 after serving 31 years with the Lansing … Read more

Agenda: Special Board meeting – 08/28/18

LANSING, Ill. (August 25, 2018) – All residents are welcome to attend a special Board meeting convened in anticipation of new Class 8 stipulations going into effect on September 1. A number of Class 8 renewal applications will be considered at that meeting, including applications from Holiday Inn Express (Ambica Hotels), One Trick Pony, Rancho … Read more

Village Board considers removing limits on number of massage parlors, tattoo shops, salons

Administrator Podgorski requests “business license amendment” to Ordinance 13-10 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 22, 2018) – An ordinance that was adopted in 2013 limits the number of certain types of businesses that can be granted a license within the Village of Lansing. Specifically, that ordinance reads: The following business licenses shall be limited … Read more

Agendas: Village Board and Committee of the Whole meetings – 08/21/18

All residents are welcome to attend Committee of the Whole meetings and Village Board meetings. The meetings typically begin at 7:00pm on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Municipal Court Complex (Lansing Police Department), 2710 170th Street. Knowing what’s coming The Open Meetings Act requires that “An agenda for each regular … Read more

Agendas: Village Board, Committee of the Whole, and Public Hearing meetings – 07/17/18

All residents are welcome to attend Committee of the Whole meetings and Village Board meetings. This week’s meetings include a Public Hearing that will begin at 6:50pm, before the regular Board and Committee of the Whole meetings, which will begin at 7:00pm. Meetings of the Village Board are typically held at 7:00pm on the first … Read more

What does the Public Works Department do?

Understanding Lansing by Melanie Jongsma, with information gathered by Will Farlow LANSING, Ill. (June 20, 2018) – January’s Understanding Lansing article introduced readers to some key Lansing positions— Lansing voters Their chosen elected officials (Mayor, Trustees, and Clerk) The Mayor’s hired position (Executive Assistant) The Mayor’s appointed positions (Village Administrator and members of five Boards … Read more

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