LAWRENCE, MICHIGAN
LAWRENCE, MICHIGAN

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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD

 

Friday July 26, 2024

 at 3:00PM 

411 N. Paw Paw St.

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP

VAN BUREN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

 

To:       The residents and property owners of Lawrence Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, and any other interested parties.

 

Please take notice that a special meeting of the Lawrence Township Board will be held on Friday July 26, 2024, at 3:00PM in person.

 

We will discuss:

 

Agenda:  

Pledge and Roll call.

  1. Fire Chiefs Job description.
  2. Posting for new chief’s position
  3. Should we form a committee?
  4. Time frame for interviews and hiring.
  5. Next meeting date?
  6. Police Report
  7. Public Comment

 

Members of the public will only be able to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting and such comments will be limited to three minutes per person. To provide for orderly public participation, a person wishing to speak must state their name and request to be recognized. The Board will recognize all people wishing to speak during public comment. If, prior to the meeting, members of the public have certain questions or wish to provide input on any business that will be addressed at the meeting then such persons may contact the Township Board members through Judy Janssen, Township Clerk, by email to clerk@lawrence-township.org, or by mail at P.O. Box 445, Lawrence, MI 49064.

 

Date Posted: 7/24/24

 

 Lawrence Township Clerk 

  411 N. Paw Paw St

P.O. Box 445

Lawrence, MI  49064

Email clerk@lawrence-township.org

NOTICE OF THE LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Board Meeting

Lawrence Township Hall

411 N. PAW PAW STREET

LAWRENCE, MICHIGAN

 

          The residents and property owners of Lawrence Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, and any other interested parties.

 

Please take notice that a Regular Board Meeting of the LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES will be held on Aug. 8, at 6:00 p.m.(New Time) It will be held in-person at the Lawrence Township Hall 411 N. Paw Paw St. Lawrence, MI 49064.

 

Starting with the April 2023 meeting we will no longer be offering internet connection for the public. If you have questions or want a copy of the Agenda the week of the meeting please feel free to contact Clerk Janssen at 269-674-4255 or at clerk@lawrence-township.org.

 

 The public may participate in the meeting via computer or smart phone, through freeconferencecall.com, using the following link.  For best performance, please download the desktop or mobile app for Free Conference Call (FCC). https://join.freeconferencecall.com/clerk060. Online meeting ID: clerk060

 

The public may also participate by calling into the phone numbers below: Non-Toll-Free number (760) 548-9303 or Toll Free (844) 854-2222 and providing access code 475629#

 

 

  All meeting will be held in-person at 411 N. Paw Paw St. Lawrence, MI 49064.

 

 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

 

The Lawrence Township Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 12, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Hall located at 411 N. Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, MI 49064.

The purpose of the hearing will be:

  1. To hear a variance request to the required side yard setback listed in schedule A of the Lawrence Township Zoning Ordinance. The Address is 69117 51st St., Parcel ID #80-13-034-010-60, to allow for the construction of an attached garage with breezeway.
  1. To hear a variance request to the required side yard setback listed in schedule A of the Lawrence Township Zoning Ordinance and Section 1-9.3 Supplementary use regulations of the Lawrence Township Zoning Ordinance. The Address is 50960 63rd Ave., Parcel ID #80-13-022-028-10, to allow for the construction of a detached carport.

Those unable to attend the public hearing are invited to submit written comments to the attention of the Chairperson of the Zoning Board Appeals by emailing the Township Clerk at the email address below or by mail: PO Box 445, Lawrence, MI 49064.

A copy of the agenda and meeting information may be found on the Township’s homepage at www.lawrence-township.org before the meeting. A copy of the application and this notice will be on file at the Township Hall.

For additional questions, please call the number below.

 

Judy Janssen, Township Clerk  

411 N. Paw Paw St.

Lawrence, MI 49064

Phone (269) 674-4255

Email clerk@lawrence-township.org

Commeodities Food Distributions

(Second Tuesdays and extra day (third Wed.) usually until noon or when done) at the Township Hall Parking Lot

Lawrence Township/Village

Senior Citizens

Lunches

At the Lawrence Township Hall 

"Old Lion's Club Building"

411 S. Paw Paw St. for our monthly lunches

Next One is July  22, 2024

 

{Lunch and BINGO!}

2nd and 4th Mondays of each month (except Dec.23 and Veteran's Day)

Social at 11am/Lunch at 11:30ish and

we usually play BINGO 12:30 to 1:30pm sometimes we have a speaker

 

Remember to come get your free lunch if you are at least 60 years old

and live in Lawrence Village or Township and Hamilton Township now.

Others joining us can pay our cost of $12

 

We are always looking for prizes for our Bingo! If you have any new (or like New) items you would like to donate please drop them off at the Township Hall (7am-3pm, Mon.-Thru.) or bring them to the Monday lunches. Thank you

 

We have Game Wednesdays from 1-3pm in the Township's Hall.

 

Our calendar for 2024 is posted under Senior Services Tab on top of this website.

 

Battery Recycling Now Available

The Van Buren Conservation District & local partners are starting lithium-ion battery recycling near you! Stop into our drop-off locations to safely and properly dispose of your batteries. Questions? Contact Kalli at 269-633-9314 or resourcerecovery@VanBurenCD.org 

* For fire safety, tape the battery ends before transporting them.

Recycle at these Locations:
- Antwerp Sunshine Library
 - Bangor Branch Library
 - Covert Branch Library 
- Hartford Public Library
 - Lawrence Branch Library
 - Paw Paw Public Library
 - South Haven Senior Services Center
 - Van Buren Conservation District Office
 - Webster Memorial Library (Decatur) 

Cannabis Agency Notice

 

 Paid for with a grant from the State of Michigan, Lawrence Township has secure lock boxes available for residents. These boxes help prevent unwanted consumption of legal drugs and provide a safe means of legal transportation. Please visit the Township Hall at 411 N. Paw Paw St. to request a free lock box.

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP MEETINGS NOTICE

 

 (Adopted March 28, 2024)

Meetings for Fiscal Year (April 2024 – March 2025)

Will be Held on the Following Dates at the

Lawrence Township Hall

411 N PAW PAW STREET

 

Note:  Any special meetings or budget workshop notices will be posted at least 18 hours in advance. (Twp. Website, Post Office, Fire Station & Twp. Hall)

 

TOWNSHIP BOARD 6:00 p.m. (Note new time)

(2nd Thursday of each month)

          April 11, 2024                                      October 10, 2024

          May 9, 2024                                          November 14, 2024

          June 13, 2024                                       December 12, 2024

          July 11, 2024                                        January 9, 2025

          August 8, 2024                                     February 13, 2025

          September 12, 2024                             March 13, 2025

Annual Budget Hearing end of March, 2025 TBA

 

Planning Commission Meeting 5:00p.m.

(4th Tuesday of 1st month of each quarter, additional meetings as needed)

April 23, 2024

July 23, 2024

October 22, 2024

January 28, 2025

 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 6:00 p.m.

(2ND and 4th Monday of every month, as needed)

 

BOARD OF REVIEW

July/December/March as per statute

 

 

PARKS AND REC MEETINGS 

3rd Sunday of each month at 6pm

 

Watch for meetings notices in the Harald Palladium

and at  Lawernce-township.org 

Also posted at the Lawrence: Post Office, Fire Station, and Township Hall Display Boards. 

 

 

State Tax Commission's

New Poverty Exemption Procedure

The STC has created a new application. Click Public Notice for related documents that need to be used when one applies.  See the Public Notice for details.

OFFICE HOURS

After hours please use our outside secure drop box.

 

 GENERAL OFFICE HOURS are Monday-Thursday 7am - 3pm.  You may drop off items in the secure drop box located at the office entrance of the Township Hall located at 411 N Paw Paw St, Lawrence outside office hours.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Our Office at 269-674-4255, Ext 100.

 

SafeBuilt Represenative

A Represenative from SafeBuilt is in the Township Office Tuesday and Thursday mornings 7am - 11:30am.  to answer questions and assist people.

 

A SafeBuilt Permit Tech is now in the office daily M-Th 7:30-4:00pm. He will handle all permits that the township offers through SafeBuilt.

 

TREASURER OFFICE HOURS

The Treasurer's office is now open Mondays - Fridays 9am - 4pm and Wednesdays 9am - 6pm(during tax season only) People needing service may also call the Treasurer's phone line directly at 269-674-3840. If we don't answer please leave a message and we will get back with you.

 

Cannabis Agency Office is open Monday - Friday

8am - 4pm. They are happy to answer questions and assist individuals in all things Cannabis related.

 

NOTE

Lawrence Township has a new mailing address:  PO Box 445, Lawrence, MI 49064

Get in Touch

Need to locate contact information? Find the right person to talk to in the offices of LAWRENCE now. 

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP
411 N PAW PAW ST
PO Box 445
LAWRENCE, MI 49064

Office Phone:    269 674-4255

Fax:                 269 674-4502

Treasurer:        269 674-3840

 

Important Notice!

If you will be burning brush or a large burn pile, don't forget to call the Township offices and get a burn permit from the Fire Department by calling 269-674-8833!

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