Splash Pad Ribbon Cutting
Mayor Scott Smith, city staff, South Haven Area Community Foundation, members of the City Council, members of the Downtown Development Authority, members of the Rotary Club of South Haven, and State of Michigan elected officials, joined on July 9th in an official ribbon cutting event to celebrate the completion of South Haven’s splash pad.
For more information on the event and the splash pad itself, please see the full press release by clicking here.
Southside Marina Partially Opening July 1
The Southside Marina is currently closed due to needed maintenance and the back order of necessary parts to complete said maintenance. The supply chain for electrical components have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city anticipates partial opening of the South Side Marina on July 1, 2020.
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Overton Development Request for Proposals
At the June 1, 2020 regular meeting of the City Council, the Council authorized for publication a Request for Proposals regarding the former Overton Site, located at 229 Elkenburg Street. For information on submitting an application, see page 14 of the Request for Proposals.
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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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
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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