Short-Term Rental Information
Please use the following links to view recent updates related to short-term rentals:
Short-Term Rental Moratorium Resolution
Moratorium Press Release
Moratorium Clarifying Resolution
Short-Term Rental Ordinance Amendments
Short-Term Rental Ordinance Amendments Press Release
Short-Term Rental Rule Reminder
Permit Fee Schedule Resolutionread more >
Fire Safety Fun Night 2018
Just a quick reminder about the annual Fire Safety Fun Night, which will take place on Thursday, October 11 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Fire/Police Complex located at 90 Blue Star Highway. The event, which is open to all ages, will include demonstrations and hands on training. Parking for the event will be available at the Moose Lodge across from the fire station on East Wells Street. Parents are reminded that all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please visit the South Haven Area Emergency Services Authority’s website at www.shaes.org.read more >
I-196 Business Loop Road Diet
A roadway reconfiguration known as a Road Diet offers several high-value improvements at a low cost when applied to traditional four-lane undivided highways. In addition to low cost, the primary benefits of a Road Diet include enhanced safety, mobility and access for all road users and a "complete streets" environment to accommodate a variety of transportation modes.
For more information for the planned road diet of the I-196 business loop, click here and here
Boards and Commissions Vacancies
During the month of October, the City Council will be filling two vacancies on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Both of the vacancies are for partial terms, with one expiring June 2019, and the other June 2021. Additionally, the city will be filling a vacancy on the Harbor Commission, for a partial term expiring June 2021.
All interested residents should submit an application to the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 539 Phoenix Street, South Haven, MI 49090, or by dropping off the application at the customer service counter at City Hall.
The deadline for applications is Friday, September 28 at 5:00 p.m.
Boards and Commissions Applicationread more >
Cemetery Decoration Removal
In preparation for the upcoming leaf/snow removal season, Lakeview Cemetery asks that all artificial flowers, potted plants, toys, and glass items be removed from grave sites by October 1, 2018. All personal items remaining after this date will be removed. The City has no responsibility to return the items to the owner.
Winter wreaths may be placed on graves the first Sunday prior to Thanksgiving but must be removed by the first Sunday in April.
Golf Cart Operation On City Streets
Use of golf carts on city streets is allowed in the City of South Haven between April 15th and October 15th per City Council resolution.
The statute imposes restrictions on the operation of golf carts on streets within the city, and all golf carts operating on city streets must be registered with the South Haven Police Department.
For more information,
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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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