[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of Trustees of the Township of Lawrence 8-10-1978 (Ord. No. 4 of the 2005 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Whereas, there exists in the Township of Lawrence the certain need for programs to alleviate and prevent conditionis of unemployment, to assist and retain local industries and commercial enterprises, to strengthen and revitalize the Township's economy; and
Whereas, it is therefore necessary to provide the means and methods for the encouragement and assistance of industrial and commercial enterprises in locating and expanding in the Township to more conveniently provide needed services and facilities of such enterprises to the Township and its residents; and
Whereas, Act 338 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1974, MCLA § 125.601 et seq., provides for the incorporation of an economic development corporation for the Township to accomplish such purposes; and
Whereas, an application has been filed pursuant to the cited Act for permission to incorporate the economic development corporation of the Township of Lawrence; and
Whereas, a public hearing on said application and any competing application has been held.
The Township of Lawrence ordains:
The application under date of July 13, 1978, filed by Paul McGowan, Rex E. Allen, and Waldo Dick, incorporates the economic development corporation of the Township of Lawrence and the proposed Articles of Incorporation for said corporations are hereby approved.
The County Clerk is hereby directed to publish a copy of the Articles of Incorporation in the Courier-Leader promptly after passage of this chapter. The publication shall include the following:
Upon passage, this chapter shall become effective August 18, 1978.