American Association of University Women to Moderate Candidate Forum
The South Haven AAUW will moderate a candidate forum for upcoming Federal and State congressional seats on October 20, 2020. The event will be hosted by the City of South Haven.
The candidate forum will be viewable live on the South Haven public broadcast channel (Comcast channel 21) or on this website.
For more information on the event and how to submit questions, click here.
The South Haven Area Recreation Authority Awarded Funds for Land Acquisitions
The South Haven Area Recreation Authority (SHARA), in collaboration with the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, were one of 18 projects awarded $17.2 million dollars for land acquisitions through the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. The $2,262,000 award will help fund a 47-acre addition to the Pilgrim Haven Natural Area. The project property will add 1,000 feet of Lake Michigan coastline and help critical dunes.
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Department of Public Works Renovations Completed
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City of South Haven Upgrades Electric Shore Power on Two Marinas
City of South Haven has upgraded the electric shore power systems at two marinas: Southside Municipal in 2019 and Northside Municipal in 2020 (currently under way for the construction and ongoing electric upgrades with a 2021 opening). The repairs and upgrades to the electric system reflects changes in the National Electric Code.
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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.
City Advances in City Manager Search
The city has narrowed its search to seven candidates for the open position of City Manager, once occupied by Brian Dissette. The candidates came from Florida, North Carolina, New York, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan. First round of interviews will take place on September 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th.
To view complete press release click here
City Receives Grant Funding to Repair Northside Marina
The City of South Haven was awarded $1,535,799 by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) for emergency repairs needed for the Northside Municipal Marina. Earlier this year, the city closed the marina due to high water damage to the electric shore power system. The city submitted grant applications to the MDNR to repair the facility and return it to safe operating conditions in a two-phased approach.
For more information on the grant award and the repairs at the marina, 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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Reduced Lobby Hours at City Hall
As an additional measure to prevent the spread of COVID 19 and for the well-being of customers, team members, and community, City Hall is temporarily operating with reduced lobby hours: Mon-Fri, 10 am - 3pm. Business hours remain the same: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. The safety of our customers and team members is the city's priority. Masks are required upon entry of building.
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2020-2021 Short Term Rental Inspections
Time to schedule 2020-2021 Short Term Rental Inspections. Appointments can be made by contacting City Hall.
Contact: Carol Mezak, 269-637-0790read more >
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