North Shore Drive Street Closure June 15-18
South Haven Beach Safety Flag Program Update
New Lake Michigan Beach Safety initiatives begin in South Haven on Saturday, May 15. Beach-goers will now be able to better know the lake conditions in South Haven before heading to the beach thanks to a text messaging program and creation of a QR code that gives real-time status reports. Beach-goers can also text BEACHES to 888777 to receive updates when the flags are changed.
The full press release can be found hereread more >
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 - 3 openings
- 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 >
Mayor Scott Smith Presents Proclamations to Two Community Leaders
Mayor Scott Smith presented proclamations to Gail Patterson-Gladney, former Ward 1 Council member and current District 1 Van Buren County Commissioner, and Reverend Aaron Cobbs, founding president of the Ward 1 Action Committee and long-standing business owner and pastor. Ms. Patterson-Gladney and Reverend Cobbs were honored for their commitment to serving the community.read more >
Spring Has Arrived in South Haven
Local volunteers from SHOUT, South Haven Rotary Club, and City staff has spent time over the last few weeks to plant flowers on Dyckman Bridge and the live wall along the east side of the TCF Bank building. Local photographer, Tom Renner, was able to capture photos of the Dyckman Bridge volunteers and City staff planting flowers.
To view the photos, follow the link hereread 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 >
Overton Site Redevelopment Community Input & Informational Meeting Video Available
The City of South Haven in partner with The Habitat Company and Housing Next hosted a Community Input and Informational Meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom Conference. The goal of this meeting was to listen to the concerns and needs of residents regarding housing in the community as well as gather specific input and feedback regarding a plan for the former S. E. Overton Factory site located at 229 Elkenburg.
The video and agenda from the meeting have been posted here
Minutes, a letter from Habitat Company, and a Q&A Sheet can be found hereread more >
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 >
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