The City of South Haven Encourages Beach Safety
South Haven encourages guests and residents to enjoy the beaches safely! There are a few ways you can be aware of water conditions and the beach flags statuses:
1. The above SHAES QR Code that directs to the Beach Flag Status webpage. Click Here for Beach Flag Status
2. Water Condition/Flag Status text updates through Nixle (join by texting "BEACHES" to 888777)
3. Take the informational Water Safety Game put together by Safe Kids Greater South Haven to get more information about rip currents and watch a short video showing the dangers of rip currents.
Click Here for the Water Safety Game Click Here for Rip Current Videoread more >
Department of Public Works Now Offers Text Alert Updates
To view the full press release, follow the link here
Positions on Boards and Commissions Still Available
Seventeen vacant spots on various boards and commissions were filled by appointments made at the May 17 Council Meeting. However, there are a few boards and commissions that still have vacancies.
- Construction Board of Appeals - 1 opening
- Local Officers Compensation Commission - 5 openings
- Local Development Finance Authority / Brownfield - 1 opening
- Parks Commission - 1 opening
The application can be found hereread more >
No Left Turn on Phoenix Street Beginning June 15
Foundry Hall Resumes Riverfront Concert Series
The Riverfront Concert Series is returning to Riverfront Park this summer with the help of Foundry Hall. Starting July 1, the free Thursday night concerts, held at 7:00 p.m., will resume with nine concerts in July and August. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics are encouraged! Concerts are held just west of the South Side Marina building at Riverfront Park. If raining, the concerts will be held at the Huron Street Pavilion.
For more information, and for the concert series line-up, please visit the Foundry Hall websiteread more >
South Haven Area Community Foundation Awards 2021 Grant Recipients
At the June 21st City Council Meeting, South Haven Area Community Foundation (SHCF) Vice President Roger Beglin gave a presentation on the 16 2021 grant recipients. SHCF oversees a total of 16 endowment funds, 3 scholarship funds, 2 immediate need funds, and one Donor Advised Fund. Their assets are approximately $4,000,000 and during the 2021 grant award cycle, they awarded $49,000 throughout our community!read more >
Hale Block Redevelopment Open House Presentation Available
On May 26, The City of South Haven held a public open house with the owner of the former Hale's site. Discussions included early concept drawings and an explanation on how this project could further community visions and goals for the Central Business District.
To view the Presentation, follow the link hereread more >
NEW - Overton Site Redevelopment Webpage
Any information regarding the redevelopment of the former S.E. Overton Factory site located at 229 Elkenburg Street can now be found in one location.
The webpage includes presentations from the public informational meeting held in April, the Special Council Meeting held June 21, stakeholder meetings, and a timeline of how we got to this point in the redevelopment.
For more information, please visit the Overton Redevelopment page at sohami.page.link/overton
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Golf Cart Ordinance Amendment
The City of South Haven has issued a press release regarding the amended Golf Cart ordinance. The press release can be found here.
Golf Carts will now require additional safety equipment and must be inspected and registered at the Police Department. Any current golf cart registrations will no longer be valid. New registration packets will be available at the Police Department on April 1, 2021. A link to the amended ordinance can be found here.
Golf Carts are only permitted on roads with a speed limit of less than 30 mph, except to cross that roadway or street. A map of the streets they are permitted on can be found here.read more >
South Haven Theatre Series Presents Three Performances This Season
The South Haven Theatre Series, Inc., proudly announces the return of quality theatre to the South Haven, Michigan area for its third season. Tickets are $15 at the door or order in advance by visiting www.southhaventheatreseries.org
In 2021, the South Haven Theatre Series will present three shows:
• Warm Cheese at 7:30 PM on Saturday, August 21, at Listiak Auditorium, South Haven High School.
• Shakespeare 101; Select Scenes from William Shakespeare at 2PM on Sunday, September 12 at nearby Inisfree Farm Resort in Casco Township.
• An Evening With Teddy Roosevelt at 7:30 PM on Saturday, November 20 at Lisiak Auditorium, South Haven High School.
The August 21 and November 20 performances will be live-streamed to accommodate those in our audience who are unable or uncomfortable attending a live theatrical performance. The Listiak Auditorium has been chosen as our venue for these performances to allow for social distancing and to remain in compliance with any remaining COVID related health recommendations in effect at the time.read more >
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