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 >
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 >
The following roads are currently closed and will remain closed until late May;
- Kalamazoo Street from Erie Street to Clinton Street
- Hubbard Street from Phoenix Street to Superior Street
- Michigan Avenue from Prospect Street to Hubbard Street
- Prospect Street from Huron Street to Michigan Avenue
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 >
Department of Public Works Begins Leaf Pickup
The City of South Haven provides loose-leaf pickup for residents in the city limits. We have two vacuum-type trucks that make their way through each street in each ward on a rotating basis daily.
Spring leaf pickup will begin the first weekday in April and run through May 15 (if a weekday).
Please call the Department of Public Works with any questions or comments at 269-637-0737.
For the full public notice, follow this link.
Financial Assistance Letters Being Sent Out With Utility Bill Reminder Notices
The Water Shutoff Restoration Act, signed into law on December 22, 2020 by Governor Whitmer, has expired as of March 31, 2021. With the expiration of this act, the South Haven Water Sewer Authority will resume utility shut offs for past due accounts. Reminder notices will include the shut-off policy and be mailed weekly beginning the first week of April with shut-offs to occur mid-May. The finance department has put together a list of resources that past-due account holders may use to help get their accounts current.
A copy of the financial assistance letter will be included with all shut-off notices and can be found at the link below.
A Moment of Joy Sculpture Installed Downtown
Recently, another sculpture was installed in the downtown area as part of a public art program with the Downtown Development Authority and the Center for the Arts. “A Moment of Joy” created by local artist Lou Rodriguez and donated by Paul Hix was installed in front of Clementine’s Restaurant. The metal structure features vibrant, color-changing hues that catch the eye. Mr. Tom Renner captured images of the installation of the piece last week. To view the pictures or read an article on the sculpture, please follow the links below.
Herald-Palladium Articleread more >
Michigan State University Public Coastline Survey
Michigan State University is conducting a survey on public perceptions of Coastlines in the South Haven area. This survey is part of the Interdisciplinary Citizen-based Coastal REmote Sensing for Adaptative Management (IC-CREAM) project funded by the National Science Foundation - Coastlines and People Initiative. This project aims to empower communities with improved methods of coastal monitoring while engaging community members directly in coastal management issues. This project trains citizen scientists to survey coastlines using drones and will introduce a mobile app for community members to document coastal changes among other things. This survey provides us with crucial information about current perceptions of coastal issues in South Haven and will be in critical to guiding this project as it progresses in the south Haven community and the Great Lakes at large. To participate in the study via the community survey, please follow the link below. To volunteer to be trained as a drone pilot, please contact Assistant Professor Ethan J. Theuerkauf at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find the survey 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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