Located at 2207 Lawrence Rd., just south of Interstate 95 and north of the Rider University campus, the…More Lawrence Township Municipal Building is home to most of the local government's offices. Located within the building are the Township Council's chambers, the offices of the Township Clerk and Township Manager, the Health Department, the Engineering Division, the Division of Code Enforcement (which includes the offices of the township's construction official and fire marshal), the township's planning and zoning boards, the Recreation Department, and the township's tax collector and assessor.
Originally dedicated in 1965, the municipal building underwent an expansion in 1977. The township eventually ran out of space and was forced to relocate code enforcement officials into an office trailer located in the parking lot. Following the 2002 opening of the township's newly constructed police and courts building next-door, plans began for another expansion and renovation of the municipal building. That work, intended in part to eliminate the need for the code enforcement trailer, began in 2005 and was completed in 2007.
Located on East Darrah Lane, adjacent to the Lawrence Township branch of the Mercer County Library, the Lawrence…More Township Senior Center serves as the headquarters of the Lawrence Township Office on Aging and offers a variety of activities for township residents 60 years of age and older.
Residents can enjoy activities such as bowling, dancing and yoga, take classes in acrylics and watercolor and attend health education lectures. Holiday concerts and other special events are held throughout the year. Originally opened in 1991, the Senior Center underwent a 900-square-foot expansion that was completed in 2010.
Detailed monthly schedules of activities and meetings held at the center can be found on the township Office on Aging's Web site.
This facility is the Lawrence Township branch of the Mercer County Library and serves as the headquarters of the…More entire county library system. In addition to housing the library system's administrative offices and a large collection of books, audio tapes, CDs, movies and microfilm, this facility has many computers available that offer visitors free access to the Internet, including valuable electronic databases and resources like LexisNexis. Free wireless Internet access is also available.
A 1997 expansion added about 7,000 square feet of space to the library. Eight conference rooms are available for use by community and nonprofit groups. A variety of activities, from poetry readings and book club discussions to yoga classes and knitting circles, are held at the library every month. A detailed calendar of events can be found online.