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Parks and Recreation News:
Saturday Oct. 1, 2022 the Grand Opening of the kayak launch and fall community paddle will take place. From 9:30-10:30am donuts and cider at the Township Hall and then enjoy the river!
Van Buren Conservation District Invites you to attend our
FREE RECYCLING COLLECTIONS:
Includes styrofoam, (which is new) household waste, passenger & semi tires, electronics, paper for on-site shredding, and paint.
Oct. 15, 2022
ISD Conference Center Parking Lot, Lawrence, MI
More information: vanburencd.org
NOTICE OF THE LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
411 N. PAW PAW STREET
To: 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 October 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. It will be held in-person at 411 N. Paw Paw St. Lawrence, MI 49064.
When the Internet is working we will also can offer electronic remote access and participation of the meeting if requested prior to meeting. It will be held in-person at 411 N. Paw Paw St. Lawrence, MI 49064.
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#
See full public notice under Public Notices above.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION
The Lawrence Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at the Township Hall located at 411 N. Paw Paw Street, Lawrence, MI 49064. The purpose of the hearing will be to accept and consider public comments regarding a text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance for clarification of the definition of contiguous.
Those unable to attend the public hearing are invited to submit written comments to the attention of the Chairperson of the Planning Commission 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 text amendment, map, and this notice will be on file at the Township Hall.
For additional questions, please call or email the Township Clerk.
Judy Janssen, Township Clerk
411 N. Paw Paw St.
Lawrence, MI 49064
Phone (269) 674-4255
At the Township Hall
"Old Lion's Club Building"
Monday, Oct. 10 and 24, 2022
Lunch and BINGO!
Social at 11am/Lunch at 11:30ish and
we usually play BINGO 12:30 to 1:30pm
Remember to come get your lunch if you are at least 60 years old
and live in Lawrence Village or Township. Others joining us can pay $9
We are 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
Our 2022 Senior King is Jim Wesner
and Senior Queen is Mary Golliver
See our full schedule of events at the
Sr Services Tab at top of this web page.
Just added Pour Painting class Sept. 28, 6:30pm
Stretch & Strengthen Classes
Presented by Carol Iverson
No class on Labor Day
Mondays 10:00am - 11:00am
(Free for our 60+ age community members
Others may make a donation for attending)
Tuesdays: 5:00 to 6:00pm -
except the fourth Tuesdays
Class is for those that can do Yoga.
See detailed discriptions under our Sr Services Tab above.
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 Housing Committee
Lawrence Housing Committee was created by Matthew Sanborn in January of 2022 and accepted by the Lawrence Township Planning Commission in February of 2022. The Lawrence Housing Committee is a joint township/village open committee that aims to increase the available housing stock in both communities. See more information under the heading Departments tab above.
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP MEETINGS NOTICE
(adopted March 26, 2022)
Meetings for Fiscal Year (April 2022 – March 2023)
Will be Held on the Following Dates at the
Lawrence Township Hall
411 NORTH PAW PAW STREET
Note: Any special meetings or budget workshop notices will be posted at least 18 hours in advance. (Website, Post Office, Fire Station & Twp. Hall)
TOWNSHIP BOARD 7:00 p.m.
(2nd Thursday of each month)
April 14, 2022 October 13, 2022 May 12, 2022 November 10, 2022 June 9, 2022 December 8, 2022 July 14, 2022 January 12, 2023 August 11, 2022 February 9, 2023 September 8, 2022 March 9, 2023
Annual Meeting March 25, 2023 1:00 p.m.
PLANNING COMMISSION 5:00 p.m.
(4th Tuesday of 1st month of each quarter)
April 26, 2022 July 26, 2022
October 25, 2022
January 24, 2023
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 at 6:00p.m.
(Watch for meetings notices in the Harald Palladium/or Courier Leader)
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.
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.
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 7:30-4:00pm. She will handle all permits that the township offers through SafeBuilt.
TREASURER OFFICE HOURS
The Treasurer's office is now open Fridays 9am - 4pm
Wednesdays 1-8pm(During Tax Season)(AFTER tax season (Oct 1 – Nov 30) Wed. 1 - 6pm), 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.
Lawrence Township has a new mailing address: PO Box 445, Lawrence, MI 49064
Need to locate contact information? Find the right person to talk to in the offices of LAWRENCE now.
411 N PAW PAW ST
PO Box 445
LAWRENCE, MI 49064
Office Phone: 269 674-4255
Fax: 269 674-4502
Treasurer: 269 674-3840
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!
Check out the Events page to find out what is going on in our beautiful community.