Splash Pad Ribbon Cutting
Mayor Scott Smith, city staff, South Haven Area Community Foundation, members of the City Council, members of the Downtown Development Authority, members of the Rotary Club of South Haven, and State of Michigan elected officials, joined on July 9th in an official ribbon cutting event to celebrate the completion of South Haven’s splash pad.
For more information on the event and the splash pad itself, please see the full press release by clicking here.
Southside Marina Partially Opening July 1
The Southside Marina is currently closed due to needed maintenance and the back order of necessary parts to complete said maintenance. The supply chain for electrical components have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The city anticipates partial opening of the South Side Marina on July 1, 2020.
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Department of Public Works Closure
Beginning the week of August 3, 2020, the Department of Public Works (DPW) building will be undergoing renovations and be closed to the public. During the closure, DPW we will still be available for water/sewer and electric needs. Individuals can call ahead at (269) 637-0737 for any meter socket and/or meter pit needs. DPW will have those ready for pick up out front or on the side of the building.
For full Public Notice click here.
Kids' Corner Playground & South Beach Park Restroom Improvements
The City of South Haven is working with consultant Edgewater Resources on the redevelopment of Kid’s Corner Playground and improvements to the restroom area of South Beach Park. A virtual public visioning session was held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 7 p.m. for the citizens to share their vision and help the city create concept plan alternatives for both important projects.
Entire press release can be viewed here.
Contact: William Hunter, Director, South Haven Department of Public Works; email@example.com; 269-637-0730
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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.
South Haven City Council Appoints Kate Hosier as Interim City Manager
Monday, June 1, 2020, the South Haven City Council approved a motion to appoint Kate Hosier, Asst. City Manager, to the Interim City Manager position. Hosier will serve as the Interim City Manager until the Council determines its next steps for naming the next City Manager.
City Manager Brian Dissette announced at the June 1, 2020 City Council meeting that he was offered the position of County Administrator for Berrien County and that he will leaving the team at City Hall beginning June 30, 2020.
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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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City of South Haven Recognized by the Disability Network Southwest Michigan
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