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Recent News . . .

For information on current and upcoming City Projects please check the "Projects" tab above.


Trick-or-Treating: Monday, October 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 29th: Recycle old refrigerator or freezer!

 Short-Term Rental Applicants: Remember to pick up your Permit from the Customer Service Counter and post in the window of the rental unit BEFORE YOU RENT.

•  Short-Term Rental Ordinance Registration documents:

 Short Term Rental Registration Report; August 15, 2016

- Registration FAQ

- Good Neighbor Guide

- Registration Form

- Ordinance 1026 - Short-Term Rental Registration

- Ordinance 1027 - Zoning Ordinance Amendments

•  2016 Fall Leaf Pickup Information

•  2016 Recycling Calendar

•  City Water Filtration Plant - Lead and Copper Testing Information

•  2015 Water Quality Report

•  2014 Water Quality Report

•  City Council Approves 5 Day Grace Period for Utility Payments

Trash Can Reminder

•  New FOIA Policy

•  Mechanical Permitting Change

•  City offers Electronic Utility Bills and Automatic Payment
***Electronic Bill Request Form
***Automatic Payment Enrollment Form

• Adopted shut off policy

• Property Tax Poverty Exemption Program

•  Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan

more news...


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Fall 2016 Capital Improvement Projects:

 09-22-2016 North Shore Drive Construction Notice

09-26-2016 Monroe Blvd & Indian Grove Lift Station Construction Notice

• 09-23-2016 Monroe Blvd & Indian Grove Lift Station Project Update

09-23-2016 Kalamazoo Street Construction Notice

 09-29-2016 North Shore Drive Tree Removal Update

•  June 6, 2016 City Council Capital Improvements Presentation by Chris Cook of Abonmarche

- North Shore Drive FAQ Sheet & Final Plans

- Monroe Blvd/Indian Grove Lift Station & Plans

- Lakeshore Dr./North Beach Improvements & Plans

- Kalamazoo St. Reconstruction Project Phase 4 Plans

- Black River St./Dunkley Ave. & Plans

Weekly Project Updates:

October 19, 2016 North Shore Drive Project Progress Meeting Minutes

October 19, 2016 Monroe Boulevard / Indian Grove Lift Station Project Update

October 19, 2016 North Shore Drive Project Update

October 12, 2016 Monroe Boulevard / Indian Grove Lift Station Project Update

October 12, 2016 North Shore Drive Project Update

October 12, 2016 North Shore Drive Project Progress Meeting Minutes

October 5, 2016 North Shore Drive Project Progress Meeting Minutes

October 5, 2016 North Shore Drive Project Update

September 30, 2016 Monroe Boulevard / Indian Grove Lift Station Project Update

September 29, 2016 Monroe Boulevard / Indian Grove Lift Station Reconstruction Project Progress Meeting Minutes

September 28, 2016 Monroe Boulevard / Indian Grove Lift Station Project Update

September 28, 2016 Update

September 21, 2016 North Shore Drive Reconstruction Project Progress Meeting Minutes

September 21, 2016 Update

September 14, 2016 North Shore Drive Reconstruction Project Progress Meeting Minutes

September 14, 2016 Update

September 7, 2016 Update

Black River Park Skid Pier

North Beach Redevelopment

Pump Track

Black River Park Restrooms

Dyckman Bridge Rehab Project

DIG Grant Application
---Grant Award Press Release
---Project Plans (welcome island remains in current location)

Conceptual Plan for North Beach Improvements

South Haven Area Regional Park - Conceptual plan and feasibility study

Dunkley Feasibility Study/Master Plan Report

US Bicycle Route 35 Proposal



South Haven Visitors Bureau

South Haven Chamber of Commerce

South Haven Farmers Market

South Haven Ice Rink

South Haven Regional Park (SHARP)

Trash Pickup/Recycling Calendar

Household Hazardous Waste Schedule

Communications Providers


City Government Access Channel 21

Emergency Preparedness in Van Buren and Allegan Counties

In the event of an emergency at the Palisades Nuclear Plant located in Covert Township. A booklet is available at City Hall, 539 Phoenix Street, South Haven or for more information contact:

Van Buren County Office of Domestic Preparedness
205 S. Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079

Allegan County Emergency Management
3271 122nd Avenue
Allegan, MI 49010

South Haven Post Office
336 Broadway Street
South Haven, MI. 49090
Phone: 269-637-1283

7th District Court
Wells Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269-637-5258

Consumers Energy
Palisades Plant Public Affairs
27780 Blue Star Memorial Highway
Covert, MI 49043

Van Buren County Courthouse
212 Paw Paw Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Phone: 269-657-8200

Listing of city activities and events. Meetings televised:

City Council -
First and Third Mondays each month, 7:00 p.m

Planning Commission -
First Thursday each month, 7:00 p.m

Zoning Board of Appeals -
Fourth Monday each month, 7:00 p.m

South Haven Regional Airport
73020 CR 380
South Haven, MI 49090
PH 269-6377343
FX 269-6374912

A General Utility Airport located four miles south of the City of South Haven, it has a 4300’ x 75’ paved runway with pilot controlled lighting, precision approach path indicator, and an instrument approach. The facility also includes a 3275’ x 190’ turf runway. 100LL and Jet A fuel are available.
Hours: Terminal open daily 9:00am-5:00pm. Self-service 100LL fuel available 24 hours.

Van Buren Public Transit
610 David Walton Drive
Bangor, MI 49013

This service is a county-wide public transportation system available to anyone any age who is capable of traveling. Dial-a-Ride services are available within Paw Paw and South Haven areas. 24-hour reservation service is available throughout Van Buren County. Wheel chair lift available, call in advance.
Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm


WCSY Radio
South Haven Tribune
Michigan Public Service Comm

Household Chemicals for polluting groundwater, storm sewers and septic tanks. Suspects have been known to catch fire, explode, be corrosive and toxic!

Common Criminal Names:
oil based paints, pesticides, antifreeze, fertilizers, rechargable batteries, solvents, mercury, and unknowns.

Key Clues:
Works on labels that read: Toxic, Flammable, Corrosive, Irritant, Caution, Attention, Poison, Volatile.

If you see these words on an unwanted household product, you know you have a product that is a household hazardous waste.

Van Buren County residents contact:
AJ Brucks, Executive Director
Van Buren Conservation District
1035 E. Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
PH# 269-657-4030 Ext. 5
Fax# 855-790-7385

Republic Services, Inc. (formerly “Reliable Disposal”) manages the sanitation system for the city. The trash pickup schedule is on Monday of each week. The recycling schedule is Monday of every other week. Refer to calendar/map below to view the pickup cycle depending upon the location you reside. If you have questions regarding sanitation, contact Republic Services at 1-800-677-1083 or visit their website at the link below.

Republic Services, Inc.

Republic Recycling Pick-up Calendar

Republic Recycling Information Brochure