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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ICE RINK CLOSED

As of January 24, 2015 the ice rink at Oselka Park is currently closed due to the mild weather. Please watch for when it will be re-opened.

 

 


SEASONAL HELP WANTED

 

The City of New Buffalo will be accepting applications for seasonal help for the transient marina, beach, lifeguards and the launch ramp. Applications are available at www.cityofnewbuffalo.org or can be picked up and returned to New Buffalo City Hall located at 224 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI  49117. Applicants must have a valid drivers license. Applicants must be energetic, ambitious, responsible and be a team player. These positions are expected to work 32-40 hours per week including weekends. Applications will be accepted until all vacancies are filled.

 


 

LIFEGUARDS WANTED

 

 The City of New Buffalo will be accepting applications for lifeguards.  Applications are available at www.cityofnewbuffalo.org or can be picked up and returned to New Buffalo City Hall located at 224 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI  49117. Applicants must be 18 years of age and be Lifeguard and CPR Certified to be considered. Applicants must be energetic, ambitious, responsible and be a team player. Lifeguards are expected to work 32-40 hours per week including weekends from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Applications will be accepted until all vacancies are filled. 

 


 

PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS NEEDED

There are currently two positions open on the Planning Commission. All interested parties should send in a letter of interest to the City Clerk. 

 


 

CITY COUNCIL VACANCY

There is currently a vacancy on the City Council for a partial term ending November 2016. All interested parties should send in a letter of interest to the City Clerk by February 12, 2015.

 


 

CITY MANAGER SEARCH

The City of New Buffalo is currently seeking to hire a City Manager. Please click on the link to find out more information.

 


 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND REGULAR MEETING

Planning Commission

DATE CORRECTION

 Please note that the notice published in the January 15, 2015 edition of the New Buffalo Times for a public hearing on the Berkshire Hathaway Site Plan Review had an incorrect date.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday February 3, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.. 

 


 

ICE RINK OPEN

The Ice Skating Rink at Oselka Park is now open. Please watch for updates on closings on the website or on Facebook. If the gate at the rink is open and the green open sign is up, the rink is available to use. If the red closed sign is up and the gate is closed off, please stay off of the ice rink. If you have any further questions, please call City Hall.

 


 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

Notice is hereby given that a Special Election will be held in the City of New Buffalo, County of Berrien, State of Michigan, on TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015 at City Hall, 224 W. Buffalo Street, New Buffalo, MI  49117 for the purpose of electing ONE COUNCIL MEMBER. Nonpartisan office candidates must file with the New Buffalo City Clerk's office by 4:00 p.m. on December 29, 2014. The polls for said election will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

 


 

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.

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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:

  • Earn up to $100 per day
  • Receive paid training
  • Meet new and interesting people in the New Buffalo community.

For more information and to apply, contact the City Clerk at (269) 469-1500.



 EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS

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

 April 2014

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. 



BEACH PASSES

 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

(877-525-3877).

Solid waste collection occurs every Wednesday.

 Lakeshore will also conduct recycling collection services every other week on Wednesdays, for 2015:

January 14 and 28

February 11 and 25

March 11 and 25

April 8 and 22

May 6 and 20

June 3 and 17

July 1, 15 and 29

August 12 and 26

September 9 and 23

October 7 and 21

November 4 and 18

December 2, 16 and 30

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 1/24/2015.

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