Waste Collection Services Transition Update
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As expected, City Staff is fielding calls regarding the ongoing transition from Republic Services to Best Way Disposal. Here are some updates regarding the status of the transition:
• Republic Services conducted its last regular collection on Monday, November 29. They began to collect bins on Monday too. On Tuesday, November 30, City Staff were informed by Republic Services that they will have trucks in town all week collecting the rest of the bins. There are still many bins across town that need to be collected. Additionally, to our knowledge, no bulk items were collected on Monday, November 29, as regularly scheduled, so much is still at the curb. City Staff have had little to no luck contacting Republic Services about this and/or the removal of the rest of their carts. We will continue to follow-up, and DPW will be assisting with bulk item collection as necessary. Please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works at (269) 637-0737 if you still have bulk items that need to be collected.
• Best Way started to deliver new carts on Monday, November 29. This will continue throughout the week. As a friendly reminder, collection services will begin to occur weekly on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday depending on your location in the City next week. Please click here to view the map. At this time, all multi-family residential condominium associations have received their new carts. Carts have been delivered to the Monday zone. The Tuesday zone is expected to be completed by the end of the day. The Wednesday zone will receive carts tomorrow. Best Way is confident that they are still on track to have all carts delivered by the end of the week. Individuals who do not received carts by Friday should contact Best Way at (269) 463-3232.read more >
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.
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. The following press release is full of information for the residents that will help the City do its job.
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South Haven Police Department Offers Property Check Requests
South Haven Area residents can request to have the Police drive by their properties to conduct visual inspections while they are away. The Property Check Request Form is available on the Documents on Demand center, and is also linked below. Property owners can specify the time frame in which they would like their property checked and can also specify details for the officers to look for. Request forms can be submitted via email, mail, fax or dropped off at the Police Station located on Blue Star Highway.
Click here to view the Property Check Request Form!read more >
Suspension of Non-Emergency Water and Sewer Connections
As of October 18, 2021, the South Haven Water Sewer Authority is suspending all non-emergency water and sewer connections which require a new service tap or open cutting a street. Connections will still be allowed to existing services which are outside the street Right of Way. Customers who are experiencing a water or sewer service emergency will still be assisted. Individuals who request a new tap for a water or sewer service connection for new construction will be required to wait until spring for installation.
Questions regarding this policy may be directed to Mike Dopp, City Engineer at 269-637-0776.
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Dyckman Bascule Bridge Regular Hours Ending
NOTICE TO BOATERS
Effective November 1, 2021 the Dyckman Avenue Bascule Bridge regular hours will end for the 2021 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 and on weekends - 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 >
Sea Grant Coastal Erosion Presentation Available
Recently, Dr. Guy Meadows of Michigan Tech University and Mark Breederland of Michigan Sea Grant gave a presentation regarding a research project being conducted in South Haven which aims to learn more about coastal erosion. The project seeks to track erosion and sediment movement along the shoreline for three major coastal features: bluffs, dunes, and sand beaches. With its prominent public beaches, the City of South Haven is an ideal location to monitor the sand beach coastal features. The research data will hopefully help develop resilient coastal communities. Following the presentation, a Q&A session was held.
Click Here to View the SeaGrant Website for More Information
Click Here to View the Full Presentation
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City of South Haven Enters 5-Year Contract with Best Way Disposal
The City of South Haven has entered a contract with Best Way Disposal for trash, recycling, and yard waste collection services. A letter with important information will be sent to residents by Best Way Disposal.
For more information, visit http://bestway-disposal.com/resources/news/welcome-to-best-way-disposal/
To view a copy of the letter, click here!read more >
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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Department of Public Works Now Offers Text Alert Updates
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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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