Property Tax, Special Assessment Poverty Exemption Guidelines
The City Council has approved and adopted two separate programs at their January 21, 2019 regular meeting, both of which provide similar benefit to citizens: 1) The 2019 property tax poverty exemption guidelines and 2) the 2019 special assessment poverty exemption guidelines.
For more information on the programs, please view the full press release by clicking here.read more >
Planning for Resilient Coastal Communities
The City of South Haven, in partnership with South Haven Charter Township, Casco Township, and Covert Township, hosted an informational session on shoreline erosion on February 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Listiak Auditorium. The presentation, titled "Planning for Resilient Coastal Communities" was conducted by Mr. Harry Burkholder of the Land Information Access Association, Dr. Richard Norton of the University of Michigan's Urban and Regional Planning Program, and Ms. Ronda Wuycheck of the Michigan Coastal Management Program. To view the recorded meeting, please use the link below. Planning for Resilient Coastal Communitiesread more >
Short-Term Rental Information
Please use the following links to view recent updates related to short-term rentals:
Ordinance 1044 - Short-Term Rental Ordinance Amendments
Ordinance 1045 - Short-Term Rental Ordinance Amendments
Ordinance 1047 - Short-Term Rental Cleanup Amendments
Ordinance 1048 - Short-Term Rental Staff Inspection Amendment
Short-Term Rental Ordinance Amendments Press Release, 12-04-2018
Short-Term Rental Designation Letter and Form
Short-Term Rental Rule Reminder
Short-Term Rental Frequently Asked Questions
Short-Term Rental "Business" Designation Report, 2019
Short-Term Rental Mapread more >
Board and Commission Openings
The City of South Haven currently has an opening on the Zoning Board of Appeals for a full 3-year term. Additionally, the city will be filling a vacancy on the Zoning Board of Appeals for a partial term set to expire in June 2019. Finally, an opening on the Planning Commission is available for a partial term expiring in June 2019.
To apply to serve on a board or commission, use the link below. Once the application is completed, please turn it in to the front desk at City Hall, or submit it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Board and Commission Application
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Board of Review Meeting Dates
At their January 7, 2019 Regular Meeting, the City Council approved a resolution setting the meeting dates for the City of South Haven Board of Review. All meetings will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 539 Phoenix Street, South Haven, MI 49090. The meeting dates are as follows:
- Tuesday, March 5 at 9:00 a.m. for Board Organization and review of assessment roll (no hearing of appeals).
- Tuesday, March 12, 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., hearing of appeals by scheduled appointment. Walk-ins will be seen if time allows between scheduled appointments.
- Tuesday, March 15, 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., hearing of appeals by appointment. Walk-ins will be seen if time allows between scheduled appointments.
For more information on the Board of Appeals, please view the full press release by clicking here.read more >
Cemetery Ordinance Amendment
At their January 7, 2019 regular meeting, the City Council approved an amendment to the City Code of Ordinances to modify the procedures for the purchase of cemetery plots and grave accounts. The amendment updates various language throughout the ordinance, allowing for non-residents purchasing a lot for a city resident to be spared the non-residency charge.
A copy of the adopted ordinance amendment, as well as the resolution setting the cemetery rates for residents and non-residents can be viewed by using the links below: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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