City Utility Bill Auto-Pay
Starting November 1, 2013, you will be able to auto pay City utility bills (water, sanitary sewer, and garbage/ recycling). Please print, fill-out, and return this Authorization for Withdrawals form to sign up for auto-pay.
WALK, RUN OR BICYCLE WHILE ENJOYING HARBOR COUNTRY
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Welcome to the City of New Buffalo: The Gateway of Michigan!
NOW ACCEPTING DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS
The City is pleased to announce that we are now accepting debit/credit cards at City Hall. There will be a convenience fee charged per transaction; $7.50 per water bill; 3.75% for property taxes. On line payments will be offered in the near future.
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DDA)
The City of New Buffalo is accepting letters of interest to fill a vacancy on the Downtown Development Authority Board for a term ending November 2017. Interested persons must own property in the DDA district and/or have a business interest in the district. The DDA Board generally meets at 7:50 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at City Hall.
Please submit letters of interest to the City Clerk by August 8, 2014. Contact City Hall at (269) 469-1500 for more information.
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL GRANT
The City of New Buffalo along with New Buffalo Area Schools, St. Mary of the Lake School and the Friends of Harbor Country Trails (nonprofit) have been awarded a reimbursement grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) - Transportation Alternative - through the Safe Routes to Schools Program, totaling $585,049.39. The grant will construct approximately 3.5 miles of new sidewalks within the City of New Buffalo. The project will connect New Buffalo Middle and Elementary Schools to adjacent neighborhoods with the new walkways. St. Mary of the Lake School is included in the grant to provide sidewalks to nearby neighborhoods. All walks will be ADA compliant with appropriate crossings, signs and ramps. The purpose of the grant is to provide safe walking and bicycling opportunities for children to access schools from their residences.
The Pokagon Fund was instrumental in providing the necessary support for grant preparation, project oversight and preliminary engineering. Other groups that were supportive throughout the planning process include the Berrien County Road Commission, Disability Network of SW MI, SW Michigan Planning Commission, New Buffalo Township and MDOT. Planning and engineering will commence in 2014 with construction to begin in 2015 or 2016.
ELECTION INSPECTORS WANTED
The City of New Buffalo is seeking Elections Inspectors for upcoming elections. As an Election Inspector you will:
For more information and to apply, contact the City Clerk at (269) 469-1500.
The City of New Buffalo will be holding a General Election on November 4, 2014, including two council member positions with terms ending November 2018. Nominating petitions were due July 22, 2014 for this election. Please contact the clerk ’s office, 224 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI 49117, with any questions (269) 469-1500.
Posted July 7, 2014 (updated Aug. 8, 2014)
Residents and visitors wishing to receive email notices from the City with urgent news (special meetings, street closings and weather advisories) may enroll online. Lists may also be generated for those who wish to receive newsletters electronically. To enroll, simply complete the form in the right-hand column of this page and click on 'subscribe.' You may un-enroll at any time. The City will not use lists for anything other than official City business and will not share the lists with outside sources. Please contact City Hall if you have questions.
BRUSH AND YARD WASTE COLLECTION
Lakeshore will be collecting all yard waste from April 1, 2014 to October 31, 2014 every Wednesday. Materials collected include grass, brush, leaves, weeds and limbs up to 4" in diameter no longer than 4 feet. All material other than limbs should be in biodegradable bags, 32 gallon can or bundle tied with a 50 pound limit. Residents may lease a 95 gallon cart from Lakeshore at a rate of $3.00/month billed to the resident, please contact Lakeshore, 269-231-5623 or 877-LAKE-877 (877-525-3877).
ONLY brush resulting from storm damage will be collected by the City. Please contact City Hall at 469-1500 with any questions or concerns.
NEW BUFFALO HARBOR SOUNDINGS
Please click here for current harbor soundings.
When reviewing the sounding data, add one foot to those readings for actual water depth. Boaters are cautioned that soundings were current when taken and conditions are likely to change throughout the boating/sailing season.
NOTICE OF TORNADO SIREN TESTING
The City of New Buffalo and New Buffalo Township wil be doing monthly Tornado Siren Testing the first Saturday of each month from April through September at 1:00 p.m.
Beach passes will be available at City Hall after March 1, 2014. City of New Buffalo residents and property owners are allowed two beach passes per household at no charge. The City Council has set a total of 50 non-resident beach passes available only to New Buffalo Township residents and property owners for $50 each.
City of New Buffalo residents that have a pass from last year will be able to re-use the same card. If City residents have lost their pass, replacements are available for $10 each.
RECYCLING AND SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES
Lakeshore Recycling and Disposal is the City's recycling and solid waste contractor. They may be reached at 269-231-5623 or 877-LAKE-877
Solid waste collection occurs every Wednesday.
Lakeshore will also conduct recycling collection services every other week on Wednesdays, for 2014:
August 13 and 27
September 10 and 24
October 8 and 22
November 5 and 19
December 3, 17 and 31
All recyclables collected previously will be collected by Lakeshore.
Please contact City Hall at 469-1500 with any questions or concerns.
This page last updated on 8/21/2014.
Upcoming City Meetings
Please also see calendar above for details.
9/02 Planning Commission
9/04 Harbor Commission
9/16 City Council
The City of New Buffalo Fire Department is accepting applications for volunteer firefighter. Must complete Firefighter I & II courses within two years of hire. Applications are available at City Hall, 224 W. Buffalo St., or at the City website: www.cityofnewbuffalo.org
Please see our bike safety
page and a bike safety letter
from the Friends of Harbor
Country Trails – stay safe!
The City Needs Your Help
City residents, if you are interested in serving on any of these board positions, please send a letter of interest to the City Council, 224 West Buffalo Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117, or email:
For more information, please call City Hall, 269-469-1500.
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DID YOU KNOW...
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