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 >
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
At their October 15, 2018 Regular Meeting, 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. Finally, an opening on the Construction Board of Appeals for a 5-year expiring in 2023 will be filled.
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.
Due to appointments being made on October 15, the deadline for applications has been extended to Tuesday, October 9 at 5:00 p.m.
Boards and Commissions Applicationread more >
Notice to Boaters
Effective November 1, 2018 the Dyckman Avenue Bascule Bridge regular hours have ended for the 2018 Season. Boaters may contact the Department of Public Works office at 637-0737 during our business hours 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday thru Friday. After 3:30 you may contact 637-5151. BOATERS MUST GIVE STAFF A TWO HOUR NOTICE PRIOR TO HAVING THE BRIDGE OPENED. Please contact the Department of Public Works with any questions or concerns.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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City Receives Home Funds for Homeowner Exterior Repairs
The City of South Haven was notified in August 2018 that it had been awarded HOME funds for homeowner rehabilitation to elevate and improve low-to-moderate income households. The awarded amount is $66,000 for three (3) homes.
The City Council approved the terms of the grant agreement with MSHDA at their Monday, October 15th city council meeting. The HOME program requires a homeowner targeted area, defined in South Haven as an area with boundaries of Phoenix Street to the north, Blue Star Highway to the east, Aylworth Street to the south, and Broadway/Phillips/LeGrange Streets to the west.
For more information, see the full press release by clicking here.read more >
All Seasons Marine News
At last week’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting, the DDA Board received an update from Mr. Greg Weykamp, Edgewater Resources, about the city’s interest in acquiring the All Season Marine site in downtown South Haven. Weykamp presented information on the Allseason site, the potential funding sources, and the public input process. More information, along with a variety of aerial videos of the site, can be found at the following links:
DDA Agenda Packet
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