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.

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 http://www.lawrencemi.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Contract-vendor.pdf

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

Public Advisory

Every three years, the Village conducts testing of the tap water in the homes for lead and copper. Per the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), samples are collected from homes that are likely to have lead-containing solder or older copper plumbing. The Village does not have any known lead pipes in the system or any homes known to have lead service lines.

This July, we collected samples from 10 homes. The Action Level for lead, 15 parts per billion (ppb), is not a health-based standard but a level that triggers additional investigative sampling of water quality and requires educational outreach to customers. The MDEQ assesses compliance with the Action Level based on the 90th percentile of all lead and copper results collected in each round of sampling. The lead 90th percentile for the Village’s water supply is 24 ppb, which exceeds the Action level of 15 ppb. Test results showed two samples were over the Action Level for lead.

Even though only two locations of the 10 locations sampled were over 15 ppb, the Village water system would like to share some ways you can reduce your potential exposure to lead in your water or in the environment since lead can cause serious health problems if too much enters your body from drinking water and other sources. The most important things you can do is let the water run for 30 seconds to 2 minutes, per the EPA recommendations, or until it becomes cold.  Use cold water tap for drinking, cooking, or preparing baby formula. Boiling your water will not reduce the amount of lead in water.

Over the next year, the Village will conduct additional monitoring of the water system and, working with MDEQ, will determine if corrosion control measures are necessary to reduce corrosion in household plumbing. At this time, we believe subsequent rounds of sampling will show the water system results to be below the Action Level. Additional information regarding the lead in water can be found on the Village’s website: www.lawrencemi.org or at the MDEQ web page at www.michigan.gov/deqleadpublicadvisory.

If you are a Village of Lawrence water customer and would like your drinking water tested for lead, contact Dan Faulkner at the Village Hall (269-674-8161) or via e-mail at manager@lawrencemi.org.

August/September 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, August 21st, 6:00pm
Community Development Committee (1st Thursday) Thursday, September 6th, 6:00pm
DDA (4th Wednesday) Wednesday, August 22nd, 6:30pm
LDFA (4th Wednesday) Wednesday, August 22nd, 6:00pm
Joint Parks & Rec Committee Meeting@ Fire Department Sunday, August 19th, 7:00pm
Joint Village/Township Meeting
Ox Roast Committee Every Thursday in August at 6:00pm
Personnel Committee Monday, August 27th, 6:00pm
Planning Commission (4th Monday) Monday, August 27th, 7:00pm
Public Services Meeting (1st Wednesday) Wednesday, September 5th, 6:00pm
Regular Council Meeting (2nd Tuesday) Tuesday, September 11th, 7:00pm
Special Meeting: Amended Budget Tuesday, August 28th, 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.

34th Annual 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 http://www.lawrencemi.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Contract-vendor.pdf

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

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.

Schedule:

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

manager@lawrencemi.org.

 

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