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

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

Outside:

  • 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.

Monthly 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, September 18th, 6:00pm
Community Development Committee (1st Thursday) Thursday, October 4th, 6:00pm
DDA (4th Wednesday) Wednesday, September 26th, 6:30pm
LDFA (4th Wednesday) Wednesday, November 28th, 6:00 pm
Joint Parks & Rec Committee Meeting

@Lawrence Township Fire Department

September 16th at 7:00pm
Joint Village/Township Meeting
Ox Roast Committee Thursday, September 20th, at 6:00pm
Personnel Committee Monday, September 24th, 5:30pm
Planning Commission (4th Monday) Monday, September 24th, 7:00pm
Public Service Meeting (1st Wednesday) Wednesday, October 3rd, 6:00pm
Regular Council Meeting (2nd Tuesday) Tuesday, October 9th, 7:00pm
Public Hearing – Sign Ordinance Monday, September 24th, 6:30pm

If you are experiencing a water or sewer emergency outside of normal Village business hours, please contact the Department of Public Works at 269-312-4040.

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