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.
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REVIEW
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Lawrence Township December Board of Review will convene at the Township Office located at 411 N. PAW PAW ST. LAWRENCE, MI 49064 on December 16, 2020 at 11:30 am. The purpose of the meeting is to correct any clerical error or mutual mistake of fact relative to the 2019 & 2020 Assessment Roll. The December Board of Review will also have authority to act upon qualified Agricultural, Primary Residence Exemptions, Veteran’s Exemptions and Poverty Exemption Affidavits. If you have an item for the Board of Review agenda, please contact the assessor.
Lawrence Township Board of Review meetings are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
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.
VAN BUREN COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION
NEWS RELEASE BETTER HIGHWAYS: SAVE LIVES, SAVE TIME, SAVE MONEY
Lawrence, Michigan 2020-08 _______________________________________________________________
DATE: November 16, 2020
CONTACT: Dan Bishop Managing Director
RELEASE: Immediately Van Buren County Road Commission Post Office Box 156 Lawrence, Michigan 49064 PHONE: (269) 674-8011
SNOW PLOWING POLICY
THE ROAD COMMISSION WANTS YOU TO KNOW . . . Michigan’s first snowflakes have already fallen, and before the county is feet-deep in snow, the Van Buren County Road Commission is sharing how it responds to winter storms:
1. Each winter snow event will be treated as an individual occurrence due to the unique characteristics of each event, such as depth or type of snow, temperature fluctuations, ice formation, etc.
2. Routine snow removal operations will begin on the affected areas of the County Primary Road network, as a first priority. These roads include Red Arrow Highway, Blue Star Highway, and all roads with the "County Road (CR)" designation. The affected areas of the Local Roads system (streets and avenues), and the affected roadways within subdivisions are given secondary priority.
3. Normal scheduled operations of the Van Buren County Road Commission occur within eight (8) hour days, Monday through Friday.
4. Weekend operations and/or overtime operations are authorized as follows:
A. In the event of a snowfall in excess of four (4") inches, the most critical locations on selected County Primary Roads will be covered, as conditions permit.
B. Unusual ice and/or wind conditions causing hazardous driving, or impassable conditions on the affected areas of the road system, as conditions permit.
C. In the event of a snowfall in excess of eight (8") inches, authorization shall be extended to cover the Local Road system of the affected area(s), as conditions permit. In all cases, minimum crew sizes will be utilized to cover the affected areas.
5. Every effort within the physical and financial resources of the Road Commission shall be made to keep the roads in a safe and reasonable condition for public travel. The Van Buren County Road Commission has worked to serve Van Buren County residents and the motoring public by improving and maintaining county roads and bridges for over 100 years.
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.”
Need to locate contact information? Find the right person to talk to in the offices of LAWRENCE now.
411 N PAW PAW ST
PO Box 445
LAWRENCE, MI 49064
office phone: 269 674-4255
fax: 269 674-4502
treasurer: 269 674-3840
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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