Northside Municipal Marina Project
On May 18th at the City Council meeting, the City Council recently approved actions regarding the emergency repairs of the Northside Municipal Marina. These actions consist of a grant application for emergency repairs, project bid from Midwest Construction Group, Inc, and a resolution authorizing execution and delivery of an Installment Purchase Agreement. The Northside Municipal Marina was closed for the season earlier this year due to the electric shore power system being compromised by high-water.
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City of South Haven Reopening
Governor Whitmer has ended her Stay Home order for Michigan residents and allowed many businesses to resume operations - with some restrictions in place. City of South Haven leadership has been appreciative of everyone's patience throughout these last 10 weeks and hopes that continued compliance with remaining precautions will ensure a safe reopening of the South Haven economy and prevent a resurgence of COVID-19 in our state.
For more information, please see the full press release by clicking here.read more >
Restriping of the North Beach parking lot and Lakeshore Drive
Beginning June 2nd, 2020, Pittman Asphalt Maintenance will be placing pavement markings at the North Beach parking lot and Lakeshore Dr. This work will require the closing of Lakeshore Dr from Avery St to Grand Blvd from 7:00am to approximately 4:00pm.
The Department of Public Works apologizes for the inconvenience to our customers. If you have any questions regarding this matter, you may contact the City Engineer at 269-637-0776. This work schedule is subject to change due to weather.read more >
HESCO barriers to be installed at South Beach
The City of South Haven recently purchased HESCO barriers for shoreline protection and flooding control at the City’s high priority infrastructure locations. The HESCO barriers are in the process of being installed at the Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Water Treatment Plant/South Beach. The attached maps of both sites show the rough placement of the HESCO barrier installation.
It is the City’s plan to leave these HESCO barriers in place until the high waters of Lake Michigan reside.
For more information on the placement of the HESCO barriers, including detailed maps of the locations, click here.
Contact: William Hunter, Director, South Haven Department of Public Works; email@example.com; 269-637-0730.
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City Leadership Encourages Citizens to Complete Census
The City of South Haven leadership is asking residents to complete their census form. This information is important in many ways.
The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location. Census results affect planning and funding for healthcare—including programs such as Medicaid, Medicare Part B, State Children’s Health Insurance, and the prevention and treatment of substance abuse.
For more information on the Census, as well as directions for submitting your response, please see the full press release by clicking here.
Late fees and shutoffs suspended for utility services during State of Emergency
During the April 13, 2020 City Council meeting, Council approved Resolution 2020-18, which authorizes the continued basic operations of the City and suspends late fees and shutoffs of electric service during the current State of Emergency.
For more information on the suspension of shutoffs and late fees, please see the full press release by clicking here.read more >
2020 Cape Seal Project
As part of our ongoing street maintenance program, the City of South Haven has selected the following streets as part of our 2020 Cape Seal Project:
Monroe Blvd - Erie St to Aylworth Ave
Broadway St - Phoenix St to the Dyckman Ave Bridge
73rd St - 2nd Ave to the Entrance of Tractor Supply Co.
The cape seal is a lower cost alternative to asphalt paving which is intended as a short term treatment to supplement the city’s annual repaving projects. The cape seal will provide a moderate improvement to the ride quality with an appearance that resembles new paving. The material is expected to last from 5 to 7 years depending on the condition of the pavement below. The Cape Seal process can have up to five phases to it including; asphalt patching, crack sealing, chip sealing, micro-surfacing and lastly pavement markings. During both the chip and micro-surfacing phases of the project, street side parking will be prohibited.
For more information on the cape sealing project, please see the full notice from the Department of Public Works by clicking here.
Mayor Smith's Letter to the Community
A letter from Mayor Scott Smith emphasizes the importance of supporting our local businesses. Although citizens must adhere to restrictions, Mayor Smith suggests ways that citizens may help out.
Mayor Smith's May 8 Letter to the Community
The Greater South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce has created a Business Resources page which provides information regarding the COVID-19 to local businesses.
Chamber of Commerce Business Resources
South Haven City Council Appoints Kate Hosier as Interim City Manager
Monday, June 1, 2020, the South Haven City Council approved a motion to appoint Kate Hosier, Asst. City Manager, to the Interim City Manager position. Hosier will serve as the Interim City Manager until the Council determines its next steps for naming the next City Manager.
City Manager Brian Dissette announced at the June 1, 2020 City Council meeting that he was offered the position of County Administrator for Berrien County and that he will leaving the team at City Hall beginning June 30, 2020.
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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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