ice storm http://wkar.org en CRT Report: BWL culture, recordkeeping, technology must change http://wkar.org/post/crt-report-bwl-culture-recordkeeping-technology-must-change <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It’s become clearer how Lansing’s publicly-owned utility, the <a href="http://www.lbwl.com/" target="_blank">Board of Water and Light</a>, failed its customers following last December’s ice storm. A detailed <a href="http://media.graytvinc.com/documents/BWLMay+5.pdf" target="_blank">review</a> by an investigative panel explores the utility’s actions before, during and after the storm that knocked out power to some 35,000 customers. Tue, 06 May 2014 17:32:36 +0000 Joe Linstroth, Mark Bashore & Kevin Lavery 53272 at http://wkar.org CRT Report: BWL culture, recordkeeping, technology must change BWL ice storm report delayed again http://wkar.org/post/bwl-ice-storm-report-delayed-again <p>There will been another delay in the release of the report reviewing the response of the <a href="http://www.lbwl.com/">Lansing Board of Water and Light</a> to last December’s huge ice storm.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:40:19 +0000 Mark Bashore & Joe Linstroth 52498 at http://wkar.org BWL ice storm report delayed again When will it end? Spring weather preview http://wkar.org/post/when-will-it-end-spring-weather-preview <p></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-1879c164-790e-df12-8e17-3cfa1e985801"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">How much longer? &nbsp;That’s the question on most of our minds as March 1st and “meteorological spring” arrive. &nbsp;<em>Current State </em>got a spring forecast preview from WILX’s <a href="http://www.wilx.com/station/bios/weather/11006.html">Andy Provenzano.</a> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:34:02 +0000 Current State 50025 at http://wkar.org When will it end? Spring weather preview East Lansing Mayor proposes BWL board expansion http://wkar.org/post/east-lansing-mayor-proposes-bwl-board-expansion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span>alk of revamping the makeup of the <a href="http://lbwl.com/">Lansing Board of Water and Light</a> Board of Commissioners has taken another step forward. East Lansing mayor <a href="http://www.cityofeastlansing.com/Home/Departments/CityCouncil/MeettheCouncil/">Nathan Triplett</a> has submitted an expansion plan to Lansing mayor Virg Bernero. It would, for the first time, include representation outside the Lansing city limits.</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:47:35 +0000 Current State 49373 at http://wkar.org East Lansing Mayor proposes BWL board expansion McDaniel review team holds first public hearing http://wkar.org/post/mcdaniel-review-team-holds-first-public-hearing <p></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-6508790b-078c-24bc-0128-e57171dc0a08" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The Community Review Team, charged with analyzing the actions of the <a href="http://www.lbwl.com/">Lansing Board of Water and Light</a> in the wake of the historic Dec 21 ice storm, held its first public meeting last night in East Lansing. The nine-member team led by retired Army Brigadier General <a href="http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/mcdaniel_michael.html">Mike McDaniel</a>, who’s now a Cooley Law school professor, is gathering information about the storm and the BWL’s response to recommend corrective actions and best practices.<em> Current State’s</em> Kevin Lavery was at the meeting.</span> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:01:14 +0000 Current State 48976 at http://wkar.org McDaniel review team holds first public hearing Local leaders call for wider BWL board representation http://wkar.org/post/local-leaders-call-wider-bwl-board-representation <p></p><p></p><p>Many people have been reminded in the past month that the Lansing <a href="http://www.lbwl.com/">Board of Water and Light</a> provides electricity to more than just the capital city. Though it’s owned by the city, the BWL has electric customers in nine other municipalities and townships outside Lansing city limits. Those include East Lansing and Delta Township. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:17:08 +0000 Current State 48317 at http://wkar.org Local leaders call for wider BWL board representation Local municipalities conduct storm debris removal http://wkar.org/post/local-municipalities-conduct-storm-debris-removal <p>A number of municipalities in mid-Michigan will pick up tree limbs downed during the recent ice storm.</p><p>The cities of Lansing and East Lansing as well as Meridian Township are asking residents to cut tree limbs into pieces no longer than four feet long.&nbsp; In Lansing, people can also take storm debris to a drop-off site in Washington Park, located at 2700 S. Washington Avenue.</p><p>In Meridian Township, residents may drop off their debris at Wonch Park at 4555 Okemos Road and at Nancy L. Moore Park at 2100 Gaylord C. Smith Court.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:36:16 +0000 Kevin Lavery 47442 at http://wkar.org Lansing Council To Review City, BWL Storm Effort http://wkar.org/post/lansing-council-review-city-bwl-storm-effort <div><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 16.5pt;">The Lansing City Council will convene a special session Monday evening to review efforts by the city’s Board of Water and Light and other personnel since Sunday’s crippling ice storm. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:32:09 +0000 Mark Bashore 47232 at http://wkar.org Lansing Council To Review City, BWL Storm Effort