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.
BOARD OF REVIEW
The 2017 Lawrence Township Board of Review will meet on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 10:30 am at the Lawrence Township Fire Station for organizational purposes only. The Assessor shall submit the 2017 certified assessment roll to the Board of Review at that time.
The Lawrence Township Board authorizes an alternative starting date of the second meeting of the 2017 March Board of Review to be Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 9am to 12pm & 1 pm to 4pm AND Thursday, March 16th 2017 1 pm to 4pm & 6pm to 9pm. These meetings are for the public to discuss their property tax assessments.
THE VAN BUREN COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION
WILL IMPLEMENT SEASONAL WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2017 AT 6:00 AM
THE ROAD COMMISSION WANTS YOU TO KNOW . . .
The Van Buren County Road Commission will implement full Seasonal Weight Restrictions beginning Monday, February 13, 2017 for all Van Buren County Roads, with the exception of its State Class “A” and County Class “A” roadways. The restrictions reduce the “Maximum Axle Load” by 25% per axle on concrete pavements, and by 35% per axle on all other types of roads. MCL 257.722(5). In addition, the speed on those county roads will continue to be reduced to 35 mph for all vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,000 pounds or more. MCL 257.627(6). A list of Class “A” Unrestricted roadways, and a list of all other roadways under the restrictions is available by contacting the Road Commission, or by accessing our web site. Most Van Buren County roads have not been constructed to Class “A” standards.
Overweight citations may be issued listing the driver as the defendant. It will be the driver’s responsibility to pay any fines incurred. These fines can be quite substantial, with some of them as much as 20 cents a pound for each overweight axle.
Special attention will be given to all trucks with droppable axles (tag axles) to ensure that the axles are in the lowered position. Any truck found with its axle in the raised position on a restricted road will be stopped and weighed.
Further changes or updates may be found by accessing the Road Commission's web page, www.vbcrc.org, where you will find a link to "Weighmaster and Seasonal Weight Restrictions" under the sub-title "Permits, Fees and Guidelines". If you have any further questions, you may contact the Van Buren County Road Commission’s Weighmaster, Paul Clift, at (269)674-8011, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
VAN BUREN COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION
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205 N PAW PAW ST
PO Box 442
LAWRENCE, MI 49064
phone: 269 674-4255
fax: 269 674-4502
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