Non-Emergency Phone Service Restored
Phone service has been restored to the South Haven Police and Fire Complex. Non-emergency or power outage callers may resume using the regular phone number 637-5151.read more >
Board and Commission Openings
During the course of the coming year, the City of South Haven will have a number of openings on various boards and commissions. Future openings are as follows:
Board of Public Utilities - 1 opening
Construction Board of Appeals - 2 openings
Downtown Development Authority - 2 openings (one opening requires residency within the district)
Harbor Commission - 2 openings
Housing Commission - 1 opening
Library Board - 1 opening
Local Development Finance Authority / Brownfield - 1 opening
Parks Commission - 2 openings
Planning Commission - 3 openings
Additionally, the Downtown Development Authority has an immediate opening for a partial term to expire in 2021. The Zoning Board of Appeals has an immediate opening for a partial term to expire in 2021. The Parks Commission has an opening for a partial term to expire in 2021. Finally, the Housing Commission has an immediate opening for a partial term to expire in 2020.
If you are interested in serving, please submit an application to the customer service counter at City Hall to the attention of the City Clerk. To be considered for the regular 2020 board and commission openings, please submit your application no later than May 1, 2020. For immediate openings, please submit an application as soon as possible. Use the link below to view the application.
Boards and Commissions Application
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Christmas Tree Disposal
Republic Services has informed City staff that residents may place their Christmas trees at the curb with their regular trash pickup on Mondays. Republic recommends the trees be placed in a "Christmas tree bag," which can be obtained at a hardware store.read more >
Kids Corner Recommended for Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant
The City of South Haven was notified this week that it was recommended for approval to receive a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) development grant in the amount of $275,000.00. The City will match the grant in the amount of $275,000. The City intends to replace the existing play structure at Kids' Corner with a new Leathers & Associates' structure made of a composite material for sustainability and low maintenance while staying within the original design as much as possible.
For more information on the grant award, please see the full press release by clicking here.read more >
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 >
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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