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.
Click here to view the full public notice!
November 2nd - General Election and Clerk Weekend Office Hours
The 2021 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. City of South Haven residents will vote in the City Hall basement at 539 Phoenix Street, South Haven, MI 49090.
City Residents will vote on the following offices:
- Councilmember – Ward 1
- Councilmember – Ward 2
- Councilmember – Ward 3
- Controlled Substances Enforcement Millage Proposal
Absentee ballots for City residents are available upon written request of the City Clerk’s Office beginning in Mid-September. Applications are available at City Hall, or by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at (269) 637-0750. The City Clerk’s Office is open to issue absentee ballots during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Additional office hours on Saturday, October 30, 2021 will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for voter registration and the issuance of absentee ballots.
If you have any questions about voter registration or absentee ballots, please call Megan Kiker in the City Clerk’s Office at (269) 637-0750.read more >
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
Click Here to View a Video of the Presentationread more >
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. Included in the letter is the date of two open houses to be held on October 5 and November 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, as well as other important information. 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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City Council Suggests Saturday, October 30 for Trick or Treating
On Monday, September 7, the City Council recognized Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. as the suggested date and time for Halloween trick or treating. As Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, the Council suggested the Saturday night before the nationally recognized holiday as the date for trick or treating. Residents who participate should adhere to any public health recommendations from the Van Buren/Cass County Health Department or any other guidance from public health officials.
Be smart, be safe, be seen, and have fun!read more >
Department of Public Works Now Offers Text Alert Updates
To view the full press release, follow the link here
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.
A NEW webpage for more information on golf carts can be found 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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