Village of Lawrence Public Hearings

All public hearings are held at Lawrence Village Hall, 147 N Paw Paw, Lawrence MI 49064, unless noted else wise. Notices for public hearings are posted at the following sites: Courier-Leader community calendar, Lawrence District Library,  Lawrence Post Office, CITGO gas station, Marathon gas station, and at the Village Hall window bulletin board. Those unable to attend a hearing are invited to submit written comments to the Village Clerk at the Lawrence Village Hall, 157 N Paw Paw, Lawrence MI 49064.  All written comments must be received by no later than 4:00 pm of the previous day of the hearing. If any resident has a physical disability which may limit his/her participation in this hearing, please notify the Hall 5 days before the hearing so accommodations can be made.

June 2, 2016 6:30pm at Village Hall

The Village of Lawrence’s Public Service Committee will hold a Public Hearing at the Village Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Lawrence Village Hall, 157 N. Paw Paw Street, Lawrence Michigan 49064.

The purpose of the public hearing is to provide an opportunity for the public to comment on proposed water rate increases to village residents.  A copy of the proposed rate increases shall be available at the Village Hall for review before the hearing.

All written comments must be received by no later than 4:00pm, June 1st, 2016 in order to be considered.  If any resident has a physical disability which may limit his/her participation in this hearing, please notify the Village Hall at least five (5) days prior to the hearing so that reasonable accommodations may be made.

Sept 8, 2015 6:30pm at Village Hall
Hearing to take public comment on the Tax Abatement request from Quality Assured Plastics.  Immediately following the public hearing the Village Council will take action on the recommendations at their regularly scheduled meeting.

June 30, 2015 7:00pm at Village Hall
Hearing on a proposed increase of .0992 mills in the operating tax mileage rate to be levied on a property in 2015.  Council passed the resolution after the Hearing

April 20, 2015 7:00pm at Village Hall
Hearing on a petitioned zoning change for proposed property for Dollar General. Property on 400 block of S. Paw Paw presently zoning light industrial, with the requested change to General Business zoning.

March 12, 2015 7:00pm at Village Hall
Hearing on proposed WODA/PILOT Ordinance for Lawrence Downs Apartments.  The WODA Group is proposing to purchase the Apartment Complex, provide a major renovation of all units including the construction of a dedicated meeting hall for residents use. The ordinance would allow WODA Group to pay a fixed amount to Village per year in lieu of property taxes. (PILOT=Payment in lieu of Taxes).  The official notice can be read here

07/11/14
Four water services tested positive for coliform at the Lawrence-Crandall Business Centre.   Those water services were as follows: Quality Assured Plastics, North American Cooler, Waffle House, and one residence next to the industrial park.  Those businesses and resident are currently on a boil water alert. The Lawrence Dept of Public Works took all necessary steps and procedures to complete the process as required by The Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality (DEQ) water division. Please by advised that the Village of Lawrence water system was not affected by this situation. On 07/17/14 the Boil Water Notice was removed per DEQ approval.

June 18, 2013 6:30pm at Village Hall
Hearing on proposed Wastewater System Improvements for the purpose of receiving comments from any interested persons.  The purpose of the proposed project is to review the recommendations made for upgrading the Village Wastewater Collection, Pumping and Treatment Systems. Project will involve the replacement of three 30-year old sewage pump stations, upgrading a fourth pump station, and making improvements to the Lagoon Treatment Facility. The total estimated cost of the project is $2,840,000.  The Village will pursue all avenues of grants and low interest loans to finance the project. The official notice can be read here.

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