Downtown Development Authority
GRSD Sewer Authority Board
Local Revenue Sharing Board
Park and Recreation Board
Zoning Board of Appeals
LIVE STREAM OF THE NEW BUFFALO HARBOR
MICHIGAN FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (revised 7/1/15)
Please find more information listed below. You can also find this on the City Clerk's part of the website. If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk at 269-469-1500.
City Utility Bill Auto-Pay
Auto-Pay is available for 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.
Is Your Train on Time?
Welcome to the City of New Buffalo: The Gateway of Michigan!
Parks Recreation Plan
The City of New Buffalo, in cooperation with The Parks Board and Harbor Commission, is in the process of updating their Community Park, Recreation, Open Space, and Greenway Plan. Your opinion is a valuable part of this process. The Plan will guide the community’s investment in parks and recreation facilities and activities for the next five (5) years and is a requirement to secure parks and recreational funding from the State of Michigan. Please take 8-10 minutes to complete the following survey
Smoke Testing Sewers
Abonmarche and City crews will be conducting smoke testing of sanitary sewers in your area during the following weeks:
September 17, 2018 - October 24, 2018
A ""SMOKE TEST"" survey will assist our inspection crews in locating breaks and defects in the sanitary sewer system. During the test, you may see smoke coming from vent stacks on buildings, utility manholes, or holes in the ground. DON'T BE ALARMED. The smoke is NON-TOXIC, NON-STAINING, MAY HAVE A SLIGHT ODOR, IS WHITE TO GRAY IN COLOR, CREATES NO FIRE
HAZARD, and will dissipate in a few minutes.
Before we conduct the smoke test, please pour a gallon of water into your basement floor drains and any unused sinks. This will seal the drain traps so that smoke will not enter your building through the drains. If water is not placed prior to the test, smoke may enter the building by any existing "dry" trap.
If smoke should enter your building during the test, it probably means there are defects in the plumbing that could allow SEWER GAS to enter. Note the location of the smoke and call the number at the bottom of this card to arrange a meeting with our inspector to review if any plumbing defects are present. Open doors and windows to ventilate any smoke that enters the building.
IMPORTANT! If there is any individual in your home or business who has respiratory problems and is immobile, please notify us at the number below prior to testing. If testing is conducted prior to calling, don't be alarmed. Open windows and contact us to review the internal plumbing. If possible, go outside until smoke dissipates.
The smoke is not harmful to pets. If you have pets and will not be home during the testing, it would be a good idea to leave several upstairs windows partially open for ventilation, should any smoke enter the building. The smoke will not cause any harm to your pets.
If you have any questions, please call the Project Coordinator at:
Abonmarche John Nelson
The 2018 Draft Master Plan was approved by the Planning Commission on July 24, 2018 and City Council on July 26, 2018. It is now is in the distribution process. We will keep you updated as soon as a Public Hearing for adoption is ready to be scheduled. Stay tuned!
Please click here for the 2017 Water Quality Report Information. Hard copies of the report are also available at City Hall. To find more information please see the Water Department page under the Staff & Departments tab.
City of New Buffalo Current Employment Opportunities
Please submit a resume and an application to the City Clerk, City of New Buffalo, 224 West Buffalo Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117.
ALL FOIA requests must go through the proper channels to be received by the City of New Buffalo as per the Michigan Freedom of Information Act. Sending an electronic FOIA request is a privilege and delivery will be noted the next business day. FOIA requests are to be sent only to our FOIA Coordinator, City Clerk, Lori Vander Clay and FOIA Appeals are to be sent only to the City Manager, David Richards. Any FOIA requests and/or FOIA Appeals sent to any others are not considered received by the City of New Buffalo and will not be answered. Thank you for your cooperation.
Chromium Testing Update
Please be advised that the Water Department will be running monthly Chromium Tests and will post them on this page. Please click here for the seventh round result which indicates "non detected at the reporting limit". To see all the monthly results, please go to the Water Department page under the Staff & Departments tab.
NEW BUFFALO CITY PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION
Please click here for frequently asked questions about general property tax information. It is a helpful tool that also features a website to look up tax information.
Click here to download the 2018-2020 Budget. Previous years' budgets and annual audits are available on the Treasurer's Office page.
LEAF AND YARD WASTE PICK-UP
Lakeshore Recycling and Disposal will be collecting all yard waste from April 1, 2018- October 31, 2018 every Wednesday. Materials collected include grass, brush, leaves, weeds and limbs up to 4” in diameter and 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. Limbs must be placed in small neat piles or bundle tied, 50 pound limit. Residents may lease a 95 gallon yard waste cart from Lakeshore at a rate of $3.00/month billed to the resident.
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 2018:
Please contact Lakeshore Recycling and Disposal with any questions or concerns.
Please click here for the 2018 Berrien County Recycling Event Schedule.
Please click here to view the 2017 City of New Buffalo Audit.
2017 HARBOR SOUNDINGS
Please click here to see the 2017 soundings of the New Buffalo Harbor. The depth readings are based off the mean lake levels. The water is currently at a gage of plus 3 feet above LWD, so please make sure you add 3 feet to all the depth readings off the soundings map.
Follow the latest news and discussions from the DDA Board on their blog, click here.
THE CITY NEEDS YOUR HELP
City residents, if you are interested in serving on any of these board positions, please click here to fill out the application. You may also submit a resume with the application and send in to the City Clerk, Lori K. Vander Clay 224 West Buffalo Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117. For more information, please call City Hall, 269-469-1500.
1 Member (May 2019)
1 Member (May 2017)
New Buffalo Historic Walking Tour
The New Buffalo Parks Department along with friends are proud to bring back the Walking Tour of Historic Interest. Click here to view the brochure or stop at the beach and pick one up today. Enjoy the walk!
This page last updated on 9/20/2018.
Upcoming City Meetings
Please see calendar above for details:
Other Upcoming Meetings
Please also see calendar above for details
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.
For more information, please call City Hall, 269-469-1500.