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!
The City of New Buffalo and the City of New Buffalo's Fire Department lost a fellow firefighter, friend and father, Bill Gene Taylor on July 15, 2018. Bill served on the New Buffalo City Fire Department for 44 years - 18 of those as Fire Chief, retired in 2015. Our support and prayers are with his family. He will be missed.
Peace Run - Saturday, July 14, 2018
The Peace Run is a non-profit organization – not associated with any political cause, there is no fee charged for participation and no funds are being raised. It simply represents a universal statement of the potential for world harmony and peace based on the idea that each individual can influence the court of progress towards global harmony among peoples and nations.
Their website: www.peacerun.org contains more information on the events in the various country, a daily log with photos, videos and also activities for school children in preparation for the visit of our runners.
The charging stations have now been completed on our new benches on North Whittaker Street. The trapazoid benches located at the intersection of Merchant and Whittaker are each complete with 12 USB ports.
Let there be light! Tuesday, June 19, 2018 after Mayor Lou O'Donnell, IV turned on the lights of North Whittaker Street for the first time.
Patriot Brass Ensemble marches up North Whittaker Street from Mechanic to Merchant during Downtown Opening Celebration on June 14, 2018.
Mayor Lou O'Donnell, IV and DDA Chair Robert Kemper celebrating after the official ribbon cutting at the Downtown Opening Celebration of the completion of the North Whittaker Street Project.
DOWNTOWN PARKING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS/ANSWERS
Please explain the new parking enforcement plan for the Downtown Business District.
Parking will be limited to three hours through the Labor Day weekend from the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., local time. For this summer, 2018, the three-hour limit will be effective from mid-June through Labor Day between the same hours. The following streets are included in this three-hour time limit: Whittaker Street from Buffalo Street to Water Street; Mechanic Street from Barton Street to Thompson Street, and Merchant Street from Barton Street to Thompson Street. When the City launches the new parking plan, warnings will be issued for the first 2 weeks of the implementation phase. After that time, parking tickets will be issued. Please see map below.
Who is going to be responsible for enforcing the three-hour parking limit?
The City hired a Parking Information Officer and this person will be responsible for educating all stakeholders about the appropriate parking laws and ordinances that directly affect them. This person will be authorized to issue parking citations to help ensure orderly and lawful parking of vehicles. The Parking Officer will work under the direction of the Police Department Administration.
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.
The City has the DRAFT Master Plan available to view by clicking here. This link was updated on May 2, 2016 which includes an updated page 17.
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 7/18/2018.
Upcoming City Meetings
Please see calendar above for details:
7/26/18-DDA EBD SM
Other Upcoming Meetings
Please also see calendar above for details
7/10 - Library
7/10 - LRSB
7/25 - GRSD
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.