LAWRENCE, MICHIGAN
LAWRENCE, MICHIGAN

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LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP

SPECIAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

 6:30  P.M.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Lawrence Township Board will convene at the Lawrence Fire Station  located at 205 N. PAW PAW ST. LAWRENCE, MI 49064 on January 26 at 6:30p.m. 

The purpose of the meeting is to

  • Discuss the renewal of the Lawrence Township Emergency Services fire service contract for sections of Arlington Township.

Lawrence Township Board Meetings are open to all without regard to race, national origin, sex or disability.

American with Disabilities (ADA) Notice
The township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting/hearing upon seven (7) days notice to Lawrence Township. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Lawrence
Township by writing or calling.

 

Judy Janssen

Lawrence Township Clerk
PO Box 445 Ext. 102
Lawrence, MI 49064
(269)674-4255
 

Posting 1/14/22                                    

Next Regular Township Board Meeting

Feb. 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm

 

Where:  Township Hall, 411 N Paw Paw St

 

What:  Regular board meeting.  Discussion items will include review of previous minutes, current month expenditures, committee reports, and other items on the agenda followed by public comments.

How:  Attendence is not limited Township Hall or by remote participation when our internet is working.  See the Public Notice for details. 

The Treasurer will be in the Township Office on

 

Monday and Friday's 8am to 5pm

 

and Wednesdays 1pm to 6pm

NOTE:  Property Tax Payments may be mailed, paid in person, or dropped off in our secure drop box outside the office door.  Payments will be posted and effective dated based on check date (no future dating).

 

Stretch & Strengthen Classes

Classes will Restart Monday, January 24, 2022

Presented by Carol Iverson

 

Mondays 10:00am - 11:00am

Stretch & Strengthen classes will include varity of therapeutic revitalizing movements and breathing techniques drawn from Yoga, QiGong, Tai Chi and other somatic practices. Classes are limited to 15 participants. Registration is appreciated (at Township Hall) but not required.  Held in the Township Hall Community Room. Classes are geared toward class members abilities. Most done sitting in a chair or holding onto a chair.

 

(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

Energizing: This class includes the benefits of the basic movements (above) and will be more challenging with complex and/or strenuous movements, possibly including weights, sometimes holding in positions to increase endurance and physical capacity, and sometimes done in a continuous flow. Some regular prior physical practice is highly recommended. 

 

Bring a Mat if you have one otherwise, we will have some available.

 

 

Lawrence Senior Services are sponsoring a

Craft Class Monday, Jan 31 @ 11am

Bottle/Vase Decorating Class

Please pre-register at the Township Hall

269-674-4255 Ext. 102

Will need a cleaned glass bottle (or vase)

We suggest you wear older clothing or bring an apron.

All other supplies will be available to decorate you bottle.

Lawrence Township/Village

Senior Citizens

Lunches

At the Township Hall 

"Old Lion's Club Building"

 

Monday, Feb. 14 (and Feb. 28)

Special Valentines Lunch

 Lunch and BINGO!

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

we usually play BINGO until around 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 $8

 

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

 

See our full schedule of events at the

Sr Services Tab at top of this web page.

 

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

 

The Lawrence Township Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 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 a Marihuana Agribusiness Overlay District and an amendment to the Zoning Map for a Marihuana Agribusiness Overlay District.

 

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

Email clerk@lawrence-township.org

Good information from

Van Buren County Road Commission

There are several good pieces of information. 

See the Public Notice for details.

Marijuana 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 27, 2021)

Meetings for Fiscal Year (April 2021 – March 2022)

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 8, 2021                           October 14, 2021        

                                May 13, 2021                          November 11, 2021

                                June 10, 2021                         December 9, 2021

                                July 8, 2021                            January 13, 2022

                                August 12, 2021                     February 10, 2022

                                September 9, 2021                 March 10, 2022

Annual Meeting March 26, 2022 1:00 p.m.

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PLANNING COMMISSION 5:00 p.m.

(4th Tuesday of 1st month of each quarter) {Revised 5/13/2021}

April 21, 2021

May 18, 2021

July 27, 2021

October 26, 2021

January 25, 2022

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ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 7:00 p.m.

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

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BOARD OF REVIEW

July/December/March as per statute

(Watch for meetings notices in the Courier Leader or Kal. Gazette)

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.

GENERAL OFFICE HOURS

 

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.

 

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

 

TREASURER OFFICE HOURS

The Treasurer's office is now open Monday and Friday 8am - 5pm,

Wednesdays 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.

 

Property tax payments may be made by cash (exact amount) or check and paid to the Township Treasurer or dropped off in the drop box outside the office door.

 

 

 

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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