City Council Filing Information
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE FOLLOWING OFFICES WILL BE OPEN IN THE AUGUST 3, 2021 PRIMARY ELECTION:
The Office of Mayor of the City of South Haven
The Office of (1) Councilperson – Ward One
The Office of (1) Councilperson – Ward Two
The Office of (1) Councilperson – Ward Three
A Candidate must be a registered voter and have lived in the City for a minimum of one year. Councilperson candidates must reside within the specific Ward to run for that Ward’s Council seat. Mayoral Candidates may run at large within the City limits. Petitions are available at the Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 539 Phoenix St.
Petitions must be filed with the Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2021.read more >
City of South Haven Ice Rink Closes For the Season
Residents and visitors will have just a few more days to enjoy this year’s skating season. With the prediction of warmer temperatures in the upcoming weeks, the City of South Haven will close its Ice Rink at the end of February for the 2020-2021 skating season. Rising temperatures inhibit the ability to keep the rink frozen for any length of time.
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Local Officers Compensation Commission Openings
The City of South Haven is accepting applications for the Local Officers Compensation Commission (LOCC). The LOCC shall consist of five (5) registered electors of the city and shall meet every two years to determine the salaries of all local elected officials. The terms of office shall be five years except that of the members first appointed. One each shall be appointed for terms of one, two, three, four, and five years.
Any resident of the City of South Haven who has been a resident for at least one (1) year and who is a registered elector of the city may complete an application. Applications are available at the customer service desk at City Hall, 539 Phoenix Street.
Applications should be returned to the City Clerk’s office by March 1, 2021 to be considered for appointment. Call 269-637-0750 if you have any questions regarding the application process.
Beach Safety Committee Meeting
The Beach Safety Committee will meet via video conferencing to discuss beach safety on Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 PM. Items under consideration include signage, barriers, lifeguards, and public outreach.
Meeting ID: 924 5013 4077
City Snow Removal and Parking Restrictions Reminder
City of South Haven Department of Public Works is responsible for clearing snow and salting of 40 miles of City streets. In addition to streets, the Department of Public Works clears 28 miles of sidewalks. The City attempts to provide clear walking routes on the most commonly used sidewalks such as to schools and within the Central Business District. In fact, the City attempts to make these walking routes as accessible as possible year ‘round.
Keeping the City’s streets and sidewalks clean and safe during the winter is a big job. It can’t happen without the cooperation of all residents, businesses and agencies.
To view the entire press release with additional snow removal information, click here.read more >
City of South Haven Awarded Certification as a Redevelopment Ready Community
The City of South Haven has been awarded certification as a Redevelopment Ready Community® (RRC). The RRC program was developed by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) with the help of public and private sector experts.
The program allows Michigan communities to partner with the MEDC in building a community that is ready to attract talent and business investment. The focus of the program is to streamline the development approval process by integrating transparency, predictability and efficiency into development practices. City Council passed a resolution in March 2017 committing to participating in the RRC Program. After nearly 4 years, the city has accomplished the goal of certification.
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Board and Commission Openings
The City of South Haven is seeking applicants for the following board and commission vacancies for partial terms:
Housing Commission - 1 opening
Zoning Board of Appeals (alternate) - 1 opening
Applications are available at City Hall, 539 Phoenix Street, or by accessing the City's fillable application by clicking here. Please submit completed applications to the customer service counter at City Hall, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org more >
Suspension of Non-Emergency Water and Sewer Connections
The City of South Haven is suspending all non-emergency water and sewer connections for the winter season. Customers who are experiencing a water or sewer service emergency will still be assisted. However, individuals who request a water or sewer service connection for new construction will be required to wait until spring for installation.
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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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