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The Lawrence Township Hall Community Room will be under construction starting
on August 21 and should be completed by October 31, 2023. Just in time for a Lawrence School Election Nov. 7.
A Public Hearings on Howard Drive SAD
is scheduled at 6:15pm
and Shafer Lake at 6:30pm
prior to the Board meeting.
NOTICE OF THE LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Lawrence Fire Station
205 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 Oct. 12, 2023, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. It will be held in-person at the Lawrence Fire Station 205 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All meeting will be held in-person at 205 N. Paw Paw St. Lawrence, MI 49064.
See full public notice under heading Public Notices above.
Pubic Hearing at 6:15pm on Thursday, Oct. 12 for Howard Drive Special Assessment District.
Public Hearing at 6:30pm on Thursday, Oct. 12 for the Shafer Lake Special Assessment District.
Commeodities Food Distributions
(Second Tuesdays and extra day usually until noon or when done) are moving from the Township Hall to the rear of the Fire Station downtown for the months of Sept. and October. They will be back at the Township hall in Nov.
Wednesday Game Days
Every Wednesday from 1pm until 3pm we welcome all 60+ Seniors in to play games.
Starting August 16th will be held at the fire station until November.
Yathzee, Cards, Cribbage, board games
We have a supply but you can bring your own if you wish. Great way to make new friends!
At the Township Hall
"Old Lion's Club Building"
Sept. 25, at the Lawrence Conference Center
Oct 9, at the Lawrence Conference Center
[Influenza vaccine clinic for the seniors will be offered this day]
and Oct. 23, at the Lawrence Conference Center
Lunch and BINGO!
Social at 11am/Lunch at 11:30ish and
we usually play BINGO 12:30 to 1:30pm or 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 Hall. Starting August 16th will be held at the fire station until November.
Yoga Mondays and Thursdays will be held at the Lawrence Library.
Our recently revised 2023 calendar is posted under Senior Services Tab on our website.
Stretch & Strengthen Classes
Presented by Carol Iverson
Mondays: Senior Yoga - 10:00am - 11:00am
At Township Hall (Starting August 21 will be held at the Library until Nov 13)
(Free for our 60+ age community members
Others may make a donation for attending)
Thursdays: REGULAR YOGA - 5:00 to 6:00pm - starting in April
At the Lawrence Library SENIORS FREE
See detailed discriptions under our Sr Services Tab above.
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 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. e-mail: Housing@lawrence-township.org
See more information under the heading Departments tab above.
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP MEETINGS NOTICE
(adopted March 22, 2023)
Meetings for Fiscal Year (April 2023 – March 2024)
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 7:00 p.m.
(2nd Thursday of each month)
2023 October 12, 2023 May 11,
2023 November 9, 2023 June 8,
2023 December 14, 2023 July 13,
2023 January 11, 2024 August 10,
2023 February 8, 2024
September 14, 2023 March 14, 2024
Annual Meeting March 23, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
PLANNING COMMISSION 5:00 p.m.
(3rd Tuesday of 1st month of each quarter additonal as needed)
April 25, 2023 July 25, 2023
October 24, 2023
January 25, 2024
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 6:00p.m.
(Watch for meetings notices in the Harald Palladium/or Decatur Republican)
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 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, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9am - 4pm and Wednesdays 9am - 6pm(8pm during tax season). 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.