LAWRENCE MICHIGAN
LAWRENCE MICHIGAN

Public Notices

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 importantly, 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 Hall (near the Business Office door).  In addition, public notices are posted to this website.

 

 

Meeting Dates April 2020 - March 2021
Meeting Notice FY 2020-2021-revised 1208[...]
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Job Posting

 

The TOWNSHIP OF LAWRENCE is seeking an individual to work in its marihuana regulatory division to play an important role as its Marihuana Administrator. This is an opportunity to build a career doing work that matters - protecting citizens of the Township by ensuring marihuana industry compliance with Township Ordinances regulating marihuana facilities and establishments under the MEDICAL MARIHUANA FACILITIES LICENSING ACT (MMFLA), Act 281 of 2016, and MICHIGAN REGULATION AND TAXATION OF MARIHUANA ACT (MRTMA) Initiated Law 1 of 2018.

 

The position requires working both individually and collaboratively as a team, you will connect with Township Officials, Marihuana Company employees, and the public.

The pay range is $17 to $20 an hour – exceptions may be made based on experience.  The position is part time - less than 30 hours a week.  There are no benefits available.  This is an at-will employment position.
 
Ideal candidates will:

  • Be detail oriented.
  • Have prior regulatory, law enforcement, financial industry, construction, zoning, or municipal experience is preferred.
  • Have an ability to work remotely.
  • Have bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution, or 4 years of preferred experience.
  • Be able to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Be willing to travel to diverse work locations for examinations, training opportunities, and conferences.

 

As the marihuana administrator, your duties may include the following:

  •  Acting as a liaison between the public and Township.
  • Gathering, evaluating, organizing, managing and collating information in a variety of formats.
  • Studying scientific and legal documents.
  • Maintaining familiarity with companies, their products, and their needs.
  • Processes and investigates complaints.
  • Ensuring compliance with Township Ordinances.
  • Potentially issuing citations, notices, and providing testimony.
  • Ensures compliance with site plans.
  • Issuing monthly reports to the Township Board and attending Township Board meetings (often at night).
  • Processing applications for licenses and renewals.
  • Maintaining logs of outstanding licenses and renewal dates.
  • Issuing notices of renewal.
  • Making recommendations to the Township Board.
  • Preparing documents and reports.
  • Interfacing with authorities form the State of Michigan.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  
Please attach a cover letter, resume and a copy of official college transcripts. Failure to attach the requested documents may result in your application being screened out.  As a condition of employment, the position requires a valid driver's license and successful completion of background and credit history checks.   Further, employees or members of their immediate family must not work for a marihuana facility or establishment as defined by the MRTMA or MMFLA.

 

To apply, mail your resume and associated documents to Lawrence Township, 411 N. Paw Paw St., P. O. Box 445,  Lawrence, MI 49064, 269-674-4255.  Applications not received by 03/04/2021 will not be considered.

 

TOWNSHIP OF LAWRENCE
2021 NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Review will meet at the Township Hall, 411 N. Paw Paw St. Lawrence, MI 49064, to examine and review the 2021 Assessment Roll. The board will convene on the following dates for the hearing of appeals of assessments or
taxable values, poverty exemptions, veteran’s exemptions, parcel classification appeals and/or current year qualified agricultural denials:

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 , 1 1 :00 am Organizational Meeting
Monday, March 8, 2021 , 9:00 am to Noon / 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 , Noon to 3:00 pm / 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

and on such additional days as required to hear all persons who have given notice of the desire to be heard until assessment rolls have been revised, corrected, and approved.

 

DUE TO COVID-19 APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. Contact the Assessor at 269-655-1144 or by email at ben.apgllc@gmail.com for further information. Letter appeals will be accepted and must be received no later than 5:00 pm March 9, 2021. Address listed
below.


Tentative ratios and estimated multipliers for 2021 are as follows:
Agricultural 51.13% 0.9779
Commercial 47.78% 1.0465
Industrial 51.29% 0.9748
Residential 47.41 % 1.0546
Personal Property 50.00% 1.0000
Tentative equalization factor of 1.0000 for all classes is expected after
completion of Board of Review.


Donna Spenner, Supervisor Lawrence Township Ben Brousseau, Assessor Lawrence 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.

 

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

 

To join the meeting remotely, you may phone in or participate online.

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#

 

NOTICE OF THE LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Board Meeting

TO BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE

 

411 N. PAW PAW STREET

LAWRENCE, MICHIGAN

 

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 March 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. To prevent the spread COVID-19, this meeting will be held by electronic remote access without in-person attendance, if permitted at the time of the meeting by executive order or other law. (*By new order of Governor up to 25 people can be present at the Township Hall) If electronic remote access and participation is not allowed at the time of the 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#

 

Members of the public will only be able to speak at the meeting during the public comment portion of the meeting and such comment will be limited to two minutes per person. To provide for orderly public comment, a person wishing to speak during public comment must state their name and request to be recognized by the Moderator. The Moderator will recognize all persons wishing to speak during public comment.  If, prior to the meeting, members of the public have certain questions or wish to provide input on any business that will be addressed at the meeting then such persons may contact the Township Clerk at the email address below or by mailing to PO BOX 445, Lawrence, MI 49064. A copy of the meeting materials and any agenda may be found on the link on the Township’s homepage at www.lawrence-township.org.

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 Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon reasonable advance notice by contacting the Township Clerk, by email, phone, or mail at the below.

 

Judy Janssen

Clerk

clerk@lawrence-township.org

411 N. Paw Paw St.

Lawrence, MI 49064

(269) 674-4255

BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

To be held on 03/27/2021 at 1:00P.M., at 411 N. Paw Paw St., Lawrence, MI 49064, remotely.

 

The Lawrence Township Board will hold a special meeting and public hearing, remotely to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on the proposed township budget for fiscal year starting April 1, 2021, 411 N Paw Paw St., Lawrence, MI 49064, on 03/27/2021 at 1:00 P.M. *The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.  Additionally, the budget, and/or a General Appropriations Act for the Township, and/or millage rates, may be reviewed and adopted.  Access by the public may be limited due to COVID related restrictions, and people wishing to participate should consider participating remotely (see below).  The Township Board may meet at the above address, if remote meetings are not permitted by law, then the entire meeting will be in person at said address.

(*By new order of Governor up to 25 people can be present at the Township Hall)

 

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#

 

Members of the public will only be able to speak at the meeting during the public comment portion of the meeting and such comment will be limited to two minutes per person. To provide for orderly public comment, a person wishing to speak during public comment must state their name and request to be recognized by the Moderator. The Moderator will recognize all persons wishing to speak during public comment.  If, prior to the meeting, members of the public have certain questions or wish to provide input on any business that will be addressed at the meeting then such persons may contact the BOARD OF TRUSTEES members by emailing the Clerk at the email address below.

 

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 Trustees. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Township by writing or calling the following: Township Clerk, 411 N. Paw Paw St., Lawrence, MI 49064, (269) 674-4255

 

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.

 

A copy of this notice is on file in the

Clerk’s Office, located at 411 N. Paw Paw St., Lawrence, MI 49064, (269) 674-4255.

 

 

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ELECTORS

THE LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP

 

To be held on 03/27/2021 at 1:30 P.M., at 411 N. Paw Paw St., Lawrence, MI 49064 remotely.

 

Upon majority vote of the Lawrence Township Board of Trustees, the ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ELECTORS will be held on the above date and time and address, remotely as for general public to prevent the spread of COVID-19; if not permitted by law at time of meeting, then in person Access by the public may be limited due to COVID related restrictions, and people wishing to participate should consider participating remotely (see below).

 

Take note, an increase in the road millage by Township Board of Trustees by vote and without submission to the voters will be discussed, as well as a potential Township wide special assessment for roads.  The level consistent expected to be imposed is a millage or special assessment approximating to an extent the road millage the recently expired road millage.

(*By new order of Governor up to 25 people can be present at the Township Hall)

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#

 

Members of the public will only be able to speak at the meeting during the public comment portion of the meeting and such comment will be limited to two minutes per person. To provide for orderly public comment, a person wishing to speak during public comment must state their name and request to be recognized by the Moderator. The Moderator will recognize all persons wishing to speak during public comment.  If, prior to the meeting, members of the public have certain questions or wish to provide input on any business that will be addressed at the meeting then such persons may contact the BOARD OF TRUSTEES members by emailing the Clerk at the email address below.

 

 

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 Trustees. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Township by writing or calling the following: Township Clerk, 411 N. Paw Paw St., Lawrence, MI 49064, (269) 674-4255

 

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.

A copy of this notice is on file in the

Clerk’s Office, located at 411 N. Paw Paw St., Lawrence, MI 49064, (269) 674-4255.

Road Commission Launches New

Service Request App

 

Recently the Van Buren County launched SeeClickFix, a new app allowing citizens to report non-emergency road issues.  Residents and the motoring public can take a photo of a road issue, such as a pothole, give the location, add a description, and click “submit” to send requests directly to the Van Buren County Road Commission through SeeClickFix.  

 

Road Commission Interim Managing Director/Operations Director, Greg Brucks, states, “SeeClickFix makes it easier for staff at the Van Buren County Road Commission to identify and address road-related issues in a timely fashion.  SeeClickFix is a mobile app that lets citizens report issues on-the-go, and receive real time notifications when the service request has been updated.  This will not only serve to increase civic engagement by involving citizens in community dialogue, but will also improve the efficiency in which service requests are addressed.”

 

SeeClickFix is available immediately for citizen use as follows:

 

On Facebook at www.facebook.com/VBCRC

 

On the Van Buren County Road Commission’s website at www.VBCRC.org

 

Download on the App Store or on Google Play

 

On line at www.SeeClickFix.com

 

For answers to any questions about SeeClickFix, please contact the Van Buren County Road Commission at 269-674-8011, Extension 0.  The Road Commission urges you to, “Get Connected.  Get Involved.  Get Results.”

 

 

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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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