November/December Meeting Notice

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

Regular Meetings This Month

Administration Committee (3rd Tuesday) Tuesday, November 20th, 6:00pm
Community Development Committee (1st Thursday) Thursday, December 6th, 6:00pm
DDA (4th Wednesday) Wednesday, December 12th, 6:30pm
LDFA (4th Wednesday) Wednesday, November 28th, 6:00 pm
Joint Parks & Rec Committee Meeting@

Lawrence Township Fire Department

Sunday, November 18th, at 7:00pm
Joint Village/Township Meeting
Ox Roast Committee Thursday, November 15th, at 6:00pm
Personnel Committee (4th Monday) Monday, November 26th, 6:00pm
Planning Commission (4th Monday) Monday, November 26th, 7:00pm
Public Service Meeting (1st Wednesday) Wednesday, December 5th, 6:00pm
Regular Council Meeting (2nd Tuesday) Tuesday, December 11th, 7:00pm
Special Planning Meeting:

Marijuana Opt in/out

Monday, December 17th, 7:00pm

Preparing For Winter

Preparing for a Winter Storm

Preparing your home:

  • Create an emergency winter preparedness kit for you home that includes the following items:
    • Water, at least three gallons of water per person
    • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food per person
    • Prescribed medications
    • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
    • Flashlight and extra batteries
    • First aid kit
    • Whistle to signal for help
    • Pet supplies
    • A complete change of clothing and footwear for each person
    • Bedding
    • Important family documents
    • Extra clothes and blankets
  • Keep on hand items for your pets. Animals feel the effects of wind chill. Be sure to have suitable shelter with food and water.
  • Winterize your home by weather-stripping and insulating walls, attics and basements. It will not only allow your house to maintain heat, but extends the life of your fuel supply, which can save money on heating costs.
  • Insulating pipes that run through you walls and attic can help prevent them from bursting during the winter season.
  • Know where the water valves are located in your home in case you have to shut them off to prevent pipes from bursting.
  • Clean gutters to prevent ice dams from forming. Roof ice dams can cause water build-up leading to interior damage.
  • Clear storm drains along the curb to enable water to drain. If plugged, water has the potential to go into low-lying areas and flood basements.
  • Have a backup heating source. A backup heating source will prevent pipes from freezing and keep your home warm in the event of an outage. Make sure that gas generators or fuel-based heating systems are vented outside to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
  • Install battery-operated CO detectors near every sleeping area. CO poisoning is most prevalent when furnaces are turned on to fight cold winter temperatures or when people rely on portable generators for electricity during outages.

Preparing your vehicle:

  • Winterize your vehicle by late fall. This includes having the proper mix of antifreeze and water in the cooling system, topping off windshield washing solution and replacing worn windshield wipers.
  • Check your tires to make sure you have an adequate amount of tread for the winter. Adequate tire tread will improve the safety of your vehicle on the road. Make sure to check tire pressure regularly throughout the winter season.
  • It’s good practice to have your radiator system, engine and heating system checked every fall before winter comes. Also check brakes, brake fluid, oil and car battery as well.
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full at all times during the winter to avoid fuel lines freezing up and getting ice buildup in your tank.
  • Keep an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle stocked in the event you get stranded or stuck. Your car should always be equipped with a container of emergency supplies. Keep the following items in your kit:
    • Small battery powered or hand-crank radio
    • Flashlight
    • Extra batteries
    • Cellular phone and charger
    • Windshield scraper
    • Jumper cables
    • Shovel
    • Extra blankets and clothes
    • Flares
    • Non-perishable food and bottled water
    • First aid kit
    • Tire repair kit and pump
    • “Call Police” or other “Help” sign


  • Avoid overexertion when shoveling heavy snow, pushing a car, or walking in deep snow. Sweating can lead to chill, hypothermia, and abnormally low body temperatures. Cold weather puts extra strain on the heart, so elderly with heart conditions should be especially cautious when out in the cold.
  • Be careful when walking on snowy or icy sidewalks.
  • Do your best to keep clothes dry. Change wet socks and clothing quickly to prevent loss of body heat. Wear loose-fitting, lightweight warm clothing in layers, with a waterproof outer layer. Wear a wool hat and mittens.
  • Understand the hazards of wind chill. As wind speed increases, heat is carried away from a person’s body and can lead to severe hypothermia.

October/November 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, October 16th, 6:00pm
Consumers Special Assessment Meeting

@ ISD Conference Center

Thursday, November 15th, 9:30am
Community Development Committee (1st Thursday) Thursday, November 1st, 6:00pm
DDA (4th Wednesday) Wednesday, October 24th, 6:30pm
LDFA (4th Wednesday) Wednesday, November 28th, 6:00 pm
Joint Parks & Rec Committee Meeting

@ Lawrence Township Fire Department

Sunday, October 21st at 7:00pm
Joint Village/Township Meeting  
Ox Roast Committee Thursday, October 18th, at 6:00pm
Personnel Committee (4th Monday) Monday, October 22nd, 6:00pm
Planning Commission (4th Monday) Monday, October 22nd, 7:00pm
Public Service Meeting (1st Wednesday) Wednesday, November 7th, 6:00pm
Regular Council Meeting (2nd Tuesday) Tuesday, November 13th, 7:00pm


Disposal of Leaves

The Village Waste Site is open for residents to dispose of fall leaves. Please consider the waste site as an alternative to burning whenever possible. If you would like to get leaves for composting please call our DPW at 269-674-3226 and leave a message

Fall 2018 Hydrant Flushing

Attention Village of Lawrence Residents

The Village Water Department will be Flushing Hydrants starting the afternoon of October 29, 2018.

The flushing will be performed during the daytime and we recommend refraining from washing clothes during the daytime hours while this activity is being performed.

If you have any questions or concerns please call the Village Office at 269-674-8161.

Ox Roast and Homecoming Festival !

Join us Labor Day Weekend for the Ox Roast and Homecoming Festival !!!

Held in our picturesque Village Park, Lawrence’s signature annual event is fun for the whole family. All weekend there will be: various booths to explore, food vendors, Lawrence Lions Club Bingo Tent, Freedom Sports Bar Beer Tent, The Carnival, kids free train rides, kids games, music performances at the Pavilion.  Fun for all ages this Labor Day in Lawrence…See you there!

Saturday: At 8 am The Watermelon Run (5k/10k/15kWalk&Run) will start at The VBISD Conference Center. If you’re in the mood to shop, check out what local farmers and artisans have to offer this fall and enjoy the freshest produce at the Farmers’ Market in the park, held on Saturday.   There is also our Classic Car & Motorcyle Show, along with the 3rd year of the Truck N Shine which takes place this year downtown in front of DeHavens. The 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament will take place on the basketball courts. In the pavilion live bands will perform in the Pavilion.  Later in the night there is a DJ Dance at the pavilion, along with the Freedom Sports Bar Beer Tent. The evening also caps off with the Truck Parade.

Sunday: There is a non denomination church service in the park, with kids Pedal Pull event in the afternoon. Music again at the Pavilion. A DJ takes the stage at the Pavilion until the FIREWORKS at the High School.

Monday: The Labor Day Parade followed up with Pavilion music by The High Steppin Playboys, followed up by Summer Reunion Band. The Duck Race in the afternoon and raffle.

pdf schedule of Lawrence Ox Roast and Homecoming

  • Friday Sept 2 – (pull down to view)
  • Saturday, Sept 3 – (pull down to view)
  • Sunday Sept 4 – (pull down to view)
  • Monday Sept 5 – (pull down to view)
  • Friday night Lawrence comes alive to celebrate the arrival of Ox Roast weekend.

Interested in a Booth in the Park ? Ox Roast booth registration form

Interested in entering in our Labor Day Parade? Ox Roast parade app

Interested in  Becoming a Member of the Ox Roast ? Ox Roast members are vital to elect our Trustees (committee members) and Board (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer).   See the following Ox Roast membership application   registration form .   Meetings are at 6pm at the Village Hall on the 3rd Thursday of the month, and every Thursday in August.  Elections are held at the October meeting.

President Oct 2017- Oct 2019 – – Phil Glennie

Vice President Oct 2016-Oct 2018 – – open

Secretary Oct 2017-Oct 2019 – – Sally Norg

Treasurer Oct 2016-Oct 2018 – – Melissa Skowronski

Trustees : Mary Muday, Kimberly Fearnow, Vernon Crippen, Fern Conklin, Mary Utter

Members : Andrew Muday, Dan Faulkner, Delores Crippen, Kyle Conklin, Fern Conklin, Chris Fearnow, Dan Hossler, David Lamp, Thad Skowronski

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