Dewitt Township http://michiganradio.org en Improving fire protection in Ingham County by working closer together http://michiganradio.org/post/improving-fire-protection-ingham-county-working-closer-together <p>Several Ingham County communities have taken a step toward creating a regional fire department.</p><p></p><p>Lansing, East Lansing and four other communities signed an agreement to begin implementing the first phase of the <a href="http://www.cityofeastlansing.com/Home/Departments/Fire/SharedServicesFireStudy/">“Shared Services” plan.</a></p><p></p><p>Randall Talifarro is Lansing and East Lansing’s fire chief. He says getting local fire departments to work more closely together will improve fire protection to nearly 300 thousand Ingham County residents.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 18:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 9197 at http://michiganradio.org Improving fire protection in Ingham County by working closer together Airport tax deal gets approval from Lansing, DeWitt Township http://michiganradio.org/post/airport-tax-deal-gets-approval-lansing-dewitt-township <p>A proposed expansion plan for Lansing&rsquo;s airport took a big step forward Monday&nbsp;night.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Lansing city council and DeWitt Township both approved a deal to share tax revenues from the airport.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;Some city council members say they&rsquo;re concerned Lansing is giving up control as part of the deal.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Bob Trezise is the city&rsquo;s economic development director.&nbsp;&nbsp; He says the deal shows what must be done to make regional cooperation work.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 02:55:26 +0000 Steve Carmody 4681 at http://michiganradio.org Airport tax deal gets approval from Lansing, DeWitt Township