FEMA Shoreline Erosion Open House
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be conducting an informational open house regarding rising water levels in the Great Lakes on Thursday, December 12 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at South Haven City Hall. The open house is open to the public, with FEMA officials conducting a presentation on their recently completed Flood Insurance Study and Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
For more information on the session, see the full press release from FEMA by clicking here.
Work at 742 Monroe Blvd.
On December 9th, DeBest, Inc requested permission to unload Armorstone and equipment on the City of South Haven’s property to the north of 742 Monroe Blvd so it could place the Armorstone and make repairs to the existing shoreline protection. The Armorstone is to protect the existing home from further erosion which has been caused due to the high water levels and high winds experienced this fall. This work was previously permitted in 2018 by the Army Corp of Engineers and MEGLE along with the City of South Haven Harbor Commission and Planning Commission.
For more information, please see the full press release and illustration from the Department of Public Works by clicking here.
South Haven Safety Survey
The City of South Haven contracted the services of the independent Kercher Center for Social Research at Western Michigan University in early November. The Kercher Center team developed and mailed 2000 surveys to random City residents in an effort to learn preferences and opinions. The survey is now available to the public to complete online.
The goal is to use the results to assist the City in evaluating safety needs and identifying what approaches are most supported by the South Haven community. The survey can be completed electronically using the following link:
South Haven Safety Surveyread more >
City Council Shares Accomplishments With Residents
The end of the year 2019 is fast approaching, making this the perfect opportunity to highlight the many projects and activities completed throughout the year. A Powerpoint presentation at the December 2nd regular meeting allowed the City Council to share the accomplishments with City residents. Click the link below to view the presentation.
2019 End of Year Summaryread more >
Officers Recognized for Lifesaving Efforts
At their November 18, 2019 meeting, City Council recognized two South Haven Police Department (SHPD) officers for their lifesaving actions. Sergeant Adam DeBoer and Officer Mike Ledger were honored with proclamations for their actions of saving the life of a resident.
For more information, click here.read more >
Bid Notice - Tree Contractors for Utility Trimming and Other City Tree Work
PRE-BID MEETING on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 2:00pm at the Department of Public Works, 1199 8th Avenue, South Haven MI 49090. PRE-BID meeting is NOT REQUIRED. Bid packets will be available at this meeting or at the DPW office after meeting. Bids will be due December 17th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
For Information – Contact Aaron Priebe, City Arborist, at 269-637-0778read more >
Snowmobile and Sidewalk Shoveling Press Releases
As winter is now upon us, the City of South Haven would like to remind residents and visitors about snowmobile routes and the City's sidewalk snow removal program. Click on the press releases below for more information, as well as detailed maps of the affected areas.
Sidewalk Snow Removalread more >
Center Street Construction Updates
Each week until its completion, Abonmarche Consultants will provide an update on the Center Street Reconstruction Project. A PDF of the update will be added to the City of South Haven's document center in the folder titled "Center Street Construction Project." To go directly to the folder and view the most recent update, click here.read more >
Business Loop 196 Road Diet
Work will begin on the City of South Haven’s road diet along BLI196 on Wednesday October 9, 2019 and completed this fall. Compton Inc. of South Haven has been contracted to complete the work. The project will entail the restriping of the roadway from Phoenix Street to Aylworth Avenue from the current 4 lane configuration to a three lane configuration that includes two travel lanes and a turn lane.
For more information, please see the full press release by clicking here.read more >
City Website Email Notification
The City website offers users the opportunity to receive email notifications as soon as information is posted to the website. This includes notifications for meeting agendas, minutes, and city documents, as well as urgent notifications such as watermain breaks, road closings, weather-related emergencies, and boil water alerts.
In order to receive notifications, users must sign up at the bottom of the Home Page at "Sign up here for email notifications" and click on "SIGN UP". The "Subscribe to Email List" page will appear with instructions.
Click here to read the City's current notification methods.
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