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 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.



Meeting dates for April, 2019 through March 2020
Meeting Notice FY 2019-2020 -[...]
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To:       The residents and property owners of Lawrence Township, Van Buren County, Michigan, and any other interested parties.


Please take notice that a special meeting of the Lawrence Township Board will be held on April 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. by electronic remote access.  This meeting and any votes occurring within it will concern procedures and technology for remote participation at Township meetings.


Electronic remote access, in accordance with the Michigan Governor’s Executive Order 2020-15, will be implemented in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements and Michigan Governor’s Executive Order 2020-21. The public may participate in the meeting via computer or smart phone, through, using the following link:

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 during the public comment portion of the meeting and such comment will be limited to three minutes per person. To provide for orderly public participation, a person wishing to speak must state their name and request to be recognized. The Board 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 Board members through Kim Thompson, Township Clerk, by email to, or by mail at P.O. Box 445, Lawrence, MI 49064. A copy of the meeting materials and agenda may be found on the link on the Township’s homepage at The Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 72 hour advance notice by contacting Kim Thompson, Township Clerk, by email, phone, or mail at the below.


Date Posted: 4/3/20     



With spring on its way, we will begin to see Peddlers/Door-to-Door Sales persons in our community.

Lawrence Township requires these persons to have a Solicitor/Peddler permit issued by the Township Board prior to beginning such activities in the township. 

Part of the permit process is to validate with the parent company that the person IS an employee and to perform a background check to ensure that our neighbors are safe.

If you are approached in your home or the community by any of these persons, ask to see their Township issued permit.  If they are unable to produce one, ask them to leave and inform them that they MUST obtain a permit or they are not allowed to solicit in our community.


Please get as much information as possible (vehicle description, name of individual, license plate, picture of vehicle, etc.) and notify Lawrence Township by sending an email to or calling 269-674-4255. 

If they refuse to leave your property, call 911.

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


On the Van Buren County Road Commission’s website at


Download on the App Store or on Google Play


On line at


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.”



Get in Touch

Need to locate contact information? Find the right person to talk to in the offices of LAWRENCE now. 

PO Box 445

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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