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Compost Station

The compost station at the Lawrence Township Hall is now open for the 2019 season.

Residents of Lawrence Twp. are permitted to bring grass clippings, leaves and light brush less than 4 feet in length for disposal when the compost is open. No commercial yard waste will be accepted.

Canal Lands Park Adoption

The Tuscarawas County Park Department recognizes the need and desirability of litter-free, brush-free and visually improved Canal Lands. An adoption program has been established for community civic organizations as well as private businesses and industry to contribute toward the effort of maintaining cleaner and more beautiful Canal Lands.

If you and your organization is interested in this program, you can click below for a pdf of the form. Also visit http://www.co.tuscarawas.oh.us/Park/index2.htm for more information on Tuscarawas County parks.

Get the form here: Canal Land Adoption Agreement

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Legal Notices

Electric and Natural Gas Aggregation Programs

Visit this link for information on Lawrence Township’s utility suppliers.


River Community Park – Wilkshire Boulevard Trail Project

The Tuscarawas County Trail and Green Space Plan will eventually encompass 25 trail and greenspace projects, 87 miles of hiking and biking trails, 482 acres of green space, and 148 miles of scenic roadways throughout the nine watershed communities in Tuscarawas County. Lawrence Township is proposing the River Community Park – Wilkshire Boulevard Trail as a major component of this Plan.

approximate path of the proposed River Community Park - Wilkshire Blvd. TrailAlready in place at River Community Park are basketball courts, which are used often during spring, summer and fall months. The Trail portion of the River Community Park project will consist of approximately 11,380 feet of an asphalt concrete multi-purpose trail 10 feet in width for hiking and biking. Beginning with a half mile long circular trail near the basketball courts, it will surround the park, with a link to the Ohio Erie Canal Trail going underneath SR 212 at the Tuscarawas River.  The rest of the trail will run from the river parallel to Wilkshire Boulevard, culminating at Hess Mill Road; in essence tying Bolivar, Wilkshire Hills and Zoar together via one trail.

In addition to the trail on the northeast side of Wilkshire Blvd., there will be a 400′ long parking area between the intersection of Bimeler Street and Tuscarawas County Metropolitan Sewer District. This gravel parking area will serve both users of the trail and future public athletic fields across Wilkshire Boulevard.

The total round trip on this trail, including the current Fort Laurens Trail will be 8-9 miles. Projected cost for the project is $656,417.00. No general fund monies of Lawrence Township will be used. Funding will come from grants the Township is currently seeking from ODOT Transportation Alternative Program, ODNR NatureWorks/Land and Water Conservation Fund/Recreation Trail Program, and money already allocated to the project from funding sources, including the Community Benefit Fund.

Click on the map for a larger version of the proposed path of the Trail.

Bolivar-Dam-BriefBolivar Dam Briefing

Ken Woodard, P.E., PMP – Project manager for USACE Huntington District, provided a presentation to the Lawrence Township Trustees at the early June 2014 meeting. His program provided insights on the construction at and around Bolivar Dam that began in June, and will last up to four years.

Dam safety concerns, recently completed work, explanations of the new seepage barrier and grout curtain, along with road closings, timelines and access areas that will remain open can be found by clicking this link: Bolivar-Dam-briefing-for-Lawrence-Twp website

To contact the Army Corps of Engineers, call Brian Maka, Public Affairs Officer, at 304-399-5550; or email Brian.Maka@usace.army.mil.