The Open Meetings Act (OMA) of Michigan requires notice to be given before a meeting is held and requires minutes to be prepared as a record of actions taken at the meeting. Perhaps most
imprtantly, the OMA is the source of requirement that all votes of a public body must be made public.
Lawrence Township complies with the OMA by posting notices of meetings at three locations: Lawrence Community Services Building (Fire Station), Lawrence Post Office, Lawrence Township
Treasurer's office door (located at the Lawrence Village Offices). In addition, public notices are posted to this website.
SPECIAL TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING
Date: Monday, July 22, 2019
Time: 6:30 P.M.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Lawrence Township Board will convene at the Township Office located at 205 N. PAW PAW ST. LAWRENCE, MI 49064 on July 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm.
The purpose of the meeting is to:
- Review and discuss Planning Commission questions regarding proposed Medical Marihuana Ordinance
- Approving start dates for SafeBuilt and Authority to declare AGS Contract Breached
- Other items that may require immediate action
This notice is posted in compliance with the Open Meetings Act, Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended, (MCL 41.72a(2)(3)) and the Americans With Disabilities Act.
The Lawrence Township Board of Trustees will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio recordings of printed
materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities at the meeting or public hearing upon 7 day notice to the Lawrence Township Board of Tustees.
Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Township by writing or calling the
following: Township Clerk, 205 N. Paw Paw St.; PO Box 445, Lawrence, MI 49064, (269) 674-4255
Preparedness Tip of the Month
With tornadoes having the ability to touch down in a matter
of minutes, Michigan residents need to be prepared to quickly react and launch an emergency plan.
- If you are under a tornado warning, seek shelter immediately. If there is a tornado watch in
your area, monitor local media and seek shelter when thunderstorms approach.
- If you are in a building—like a home, small building, school or business—go to a pre-designated
safe room, basement, storm shelter or the lowest building level. If there is no basement, go to the center of a smaller interior room, such as a closet or hallway, that is away from corners, windows,
doors and outside walls.
- Once you are in lower level room of a building, make sure to protect your head and
- Make sure to bring your emergency preparedness kit to your pre-designated safe room to have
emergency supplies ready in the event help cannot reach you right away.
- If you live in a mobile home, exit the home and immediately go to a designated storm shelter.
Even when mobile homes are tied down, they offer very little protection from a tornado.
- If you are outside during a tornado, the only safe location is a sturdy permanent building. Seek
that shelter immediately. Go to the lowest level and seek shelter in an interior room without any windows.
- If you cannot get to a shelter, get to your vehicle and drive to the nearest shelter. If flying
debris occurs while driving, pull over and park. Stay in the vehicle with your seatbelt on, covering your head and lying below the windows. If you can safely get to an area noticeably lower than the
road, exit the vehicle and lie in that area covering your head with your hands.
- DO NOT seek shelter under an overpass or bridge. These are some of the most dangerous locations
and you will be exposed to flying debris.
- Stay away from objects that can be easily blown around. Most people injured from tornados from
- If you are boating, go to land and seek shelter immediately.