2018 West St. Joseph Repaving Schedule

Date: July 18, 2018

To: Residents of W St Joseph Street

From: Village of Lawrence / Prein&Newhof

Project #: 2170049

Re: W St Joseph Street Resurfacing [80141-129846]

The reconstruction and widening project along W St Joseph Street will begin Monday, July 23.

As part of this project, W St Joseph Street will be widened and the existing road surface will be milled and repaved from the West Village limits to Paw Paw Street. W St Joseph Street will remain open to traffic during the duration of the project.


July 23, 2018: Project begins, sidewalk removals and excavation

August 3, 2018: Westbound widening area paving

August 17, 2018: Eastbound widening area paving

August 19, 2018: Cold milling from West Village limits to Paw Paw Street

August 24, 2018: Paving base and leveling course for entire project

August 31, 2018: Project Completion

Dennis Todd of Prein&Newhof (dtodd@preinnewhof.com) will be the Village’s field

representative during construction. We encourage you to visit the website at

https://www.preinnewhof.com/st-joseph-st/ to track progress and related general information.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this construction project.

Should you have any questions regarding any of the specific topics within this notice, please

contact Dan Faulkner at the Village of Lawrence by calling 269-674-8161 or email to



Community Paddle July 28

As you know, Two Rivers Coalition (TRC) is hosting a series of paddles this summer to celebrate the opening of the Paw Paw River Water Trail. I wanted to let you know that we have set the schedule for the community paddle in Lawrence which will be Saturday morning July 28. We hope that representatives of local government such as the Lawrence Township board and the Lawrence village council will join us for this paddle.

We will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Lawrence River Park on CR 215. We will unload boats and then stage vehicles 3 river miles downstream at the 54th Street bridge access. Because of the guardrails near the 54th St bridge, we will park cars on the edge of the road north of the bridge. We will try to launch by 10:00 a.m. and it should be a 1 1/2 to 2 hour float down to 54th Street. At normal water levels, we consider this to be a beginner level segment of the water trail. We have a contractor lined up to work on this stretch of river, most likely next week.

For people who don’t have their own boat, TRC does have a limited supply of loaner kayaks, paddles, and life jackets available, and I want to give first dibs on these loaner boats to members of the township board and village council. Please share this information with your board/council and have anyone interested in using a loaner boat contact me (kevinhaight58@gmail.com) by Wednesday July 25. RSVP is required for the loaner boats, but not for folks bringing their own boats to the event.

After the paddle, we will try try to meet up at a local business for lunch/refreshments. Hope to see you on the river!

2018 Notice of Public Hearing (Truth in Taxation)

Notice of Public Hearing on Increasing Property Taxes

The Village Council of the LAWRENCE VILLAGE will hold a public hearing on a proposed increase of 0.1844 mills in the operating tax millage rate to be levied on property in 2018

The hearing will be held on July 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Lawrence Village Hall at 157 N. Paw Paw Street, Lawrence MI. 49064.

The date and location of the meeting to take action on the proposed additional millage will be announced at this public meeting.

If adopted, the proposed additional millage will increase operating revenues from

ad valorem property taxes 1.20% over such revenues generated by levies permitted

without holding a hearing. If the proposed additional millage rate is not approved, the

operating revenue will increase by 2.6% over the preceding year’s operating revenue.

The taxing unit publishing this notice, and identified below, has complete authority to establish the number of mills to be levied from within its authorized millage rate.

This notice is published by:


157 N. Paw Paw Street

PO Box 217

Lawrence MI. 49064



June/July Meetings Notice


Village of Lawrence Committee Meetings Posting

(Unless indicated otherwise, all meetings are held at the Village Hall)

Regular Meetings This Month

Administration Committee (3rd Tuesday) Tuesday, June 19th, 6:00pm
Community Development Committee (1st Thursday) Thursday, July 5th, 6:00pm
DDA (4th Wednesday) Wednesday, June 27th, 6:30pm
LDFA (4th Wednesday) Wednesday, June 27th, 6:00 pm
Joint Parks & Rec Committee Meeting@ Lawrence Township Hall
Joint Village/Township Meeting Tuesday, July 24th at 6:00pm
Ox Roast Committee Thursday, June 21st, at 6:00pm
Personnel Committee Monday, June 25th, 6:00pm
Planning Commission (4th Monday) Monday, June 25th, 7:00pm
Public Service Meeting (1st Monday) Monday, July 2nd, 6:00pm
Regular Council Meeting (2nd Tuesday) Tuesday, July 10th, 7:00pm
Special Meeting: Headlee Amendment Tuesday, July 10th, 6:30pm

Memorial Day Parade 2018

The parade starts at the Lawrence schools at 10:00 am and continues to Pioneer Cemetery for a short benediction then to the Village park memorial.

8:30 pm will be the 1200 luminary celebration at the Lawrence Township Cemetery.

April/May 2018 Meeting Notice

Village Of Lawrence 157 N. Paw Paw P.O. Box 217 Lawrence Michigan 49064 (269) 674-8161 Fax (269) 674-3004 www.lawrencemi.org

This institution is an equal opportunity provider


Village of Lawrence Committee Meetings Posting

(Unless indicated otherwise, all meetings are held at the Village Hall)

Regular Meetings This Month Ox Roast Committee Thurs., April 19th, at 6:00pm
Administrative Committee Tues., April 17th, 6:00pm
Planning Commission Mon. April 23rd, 7:00pm
Joint Parks & Rec Committee Meeting@ Lawrence Township Hall Sat., April 21st, 9:00am
Personnel Committee Tues., April 24th, 6:00pm
LDFA No Meeting
DDA Wed., April 25th, 6:30pm
Community Development Committee Thurs., May 3rd, 6:00pm
Public Service Meeting Wed., May 2nd, 6:00pm
Regular Council Meeting Tues., May 8th, 7:00pm

Tornado Awareness

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March 05, 2018

8am – 5pm


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Memorial Day Parade 2017

The parade starts at the Lawrence schools at 10:00 am and continues to the Pioneer Cemetery for a short benediction then to the Village park memorial.

8:30 pm will be the 1200 luminary celebration at the Lawrence Township Cemetery.

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