Wed. Sept. 22 @ 6pm - Presentation on Erosion Research Project
A coordinated and diverse regional research team, including investigators from universities in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana, are taking a comprehensive look at all of Lake Michigan’s shorelines. They are hoping the results of their research will help develop resilient coastal communities around all of Lake Michigan.
Guy Meadows and Mark Breederland will be at City Hall on Wednesday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. to give a presentation and hold a Q&A session. The topic of the presentation is "A Comprehensive Look at Lake Michigan centered on South Haven, MI." The presentation is open to the public and residents seeking more information on Lake Michigan's shorelines are encouraged to attend!
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Phoenix Street Resurfacing to Begin on September 20th
The City of South Haven will be resurfacing Phoenix Street from 73rd Street to 71.5 Street and constructing a new bike path along the north side of Phoenix Street from 73rd Street to Veterans Boulevard. The work will be starting Monday, September 20th and is expected to be completed in approximately 5 weeks. The work will be done in stages to allow for lane closures while keeping the road open to traffic with at least one lane in each direction.
Prein&Newhof, the City’s engineering firm for the project, will have an inspector on site and can assist with answering questions and facilitating jobsite coordination issues with the construction contractor. If you have any questions, please call Brent VanDyke at Prein&Newhof 616-401-8761.
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Van Buren Street One-Lane Restriction 9/13-9/24
Van Buren Street will be reduced to one (1) lane from Indiana Street to Maple Street starting Monday, September 10th thru Friday, September 24th. The work will start at 7am and end around 7pm during the weekdays. The street will be open to thru traffic on the weekend. Compton’s Inc. will be doing work on the roadway to improve ride quality and remove some of the sections of roadway that are severely deteriorated.
The above map shows the affected area in yellow.
Please call the Department of Public Works with any questions or comments at 269-637-0737.
Click here to view the full press release with the map.
Lakeview Cemetery Sets Deadline to Remove Personal Items
Lakeview Cemetery asks that all artificial flowers, potted plants, toys and glass items are removed from grave sites by October 1, 2021. All personal items remaining after this date will be removed. As a reminder, the City has no responsibility to return the items to the owner.
Winter wreaths may be placed on graves the first Sunday prior to Thanksgiving but must be removed by the first Sunday in April.
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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. 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
The City of South Haven Encourages Beach Safety
South Haven encourages guests and residents to enjoy the beaches safely! There are a few ways you can be aware of water conditions and the beach flags statuses:
1. The above SHAES QR Code that directs to the Beach Flag Status webpage. Click Here for Beach Flag Status
2. Water Condition/Flag Status text updates through Nixle (join by texting "BEACHES" to 888777)
3. Take the informational Water Safety Game put together by Safe Kids Greater South Haven to get more information about rip currents and watch a short video showing the dangers of rip currents.
Click Here for the Water Safety Game Click Here for Rip Current Videoread 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.
A NEW webpage for more information on golf carts can be found here!read more >
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