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!
2018-2020 Draft Budget
Please click here to view the 2018-2020 Draft Budget for the City of New Buffalo that will be discussed at the Special City Council Meetings on Thursday and Friday, April 12 and 13, 2018 at 10:00 am.
CLAY STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
AND THE NEW BUFFALO STREET RESURFACING PROJECT
Please click here for the Clay Street Resurfacing Schedule
Please click here for the New Buffalo Streets Resurfacing Schedule
Spring Clean Up
Please be advised that if you hire a contractor for yard work, it is the contractor's responsibility to remove all debris, including leafs, tree branches and yard waste. We thank you for your continued cooperation
Downtown Street Lights
Thank you for your patience as we upgrade North Whittaker Street's electric infrastructure. We expect to have street lights issues up until they are replaced in May.
LATEST FOIA REQUEST ACTIVITY SUMMARY FOR MONTH OF FEBRUARY, 2018
Please click here for the most recent FOIA Request activity for the
Month of February, 2018
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 fifth 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.
Amended 2018 City of New Buffalo Board Meeting Dates
Please click here for the Amended 2018 City of New Buffalo Board Meeting Dates and Office Closings.
Winter 2017 Millage Rates
Please click here to see the 2017 Winter Millage Rates.
NORTH WHITTAKER STREET PHASE II & III CONSTRUCTION IS UNDER WAY!!!
If you are interested in weekly updates on North Whittaker Phase II please sign up on right side "City of New Buffalo Notifications".
This project was made possible, in part, due to a generous $1.6 million grant from The Pokagon Fund.
The preliminary budget and funding sources are at the link below:
Please click here for Whittaker Street Phase II Construction Schedule. This is a tentative schedule subject to change.
Whittaker St. Redevelopment Project – Phase II
The following is intended as a general summary of the work and is subject to change without notice due to weather, underground issues, and other unforeseen circumstances.
Please Note: As construction advances into the final weeks, most of the roadway within the project limits will be closed to thru traffic. In addition, intermittent sidewalk closures will be necessary for constructing the streetscape. We will continue to work with residents and businesses to the extent feasible to minimize disruptions, we ask for your cooperation and patience as we work to complete this exciting project for New Buffalo.
Work Anticipated, Week of 04/12/2018:
Temporary Lighting Notes:
Outlook (Please note the outlook below is approximate):
Next Public Tailgate Meeting: Thursday, 04/19/2018 at 9 a.m. at New Buffalo City Hall
Work Anticipated, Week of 04/02/2018:
Temporary Lighting Notes:
Outlook (Please note the outlook below is approximate):
Next Public Tailgate Meeting: Thursday, 04/05/2018 at 9 a.m. at New Buffalo City Hall
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.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE MEETING NOTIFICATIONS AND CITY PROJECT UPDATES, PLEASE ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW TO SUBSCRIBE.
Please click here for the 2016 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.
Click here to download the 2017-2018 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.
Japanese Knotweed Information
Japanese Knotweed is an invasive plant that has been found in some locations in New Buffalo as well as neighboring communities. This plant can damage roads, pipes, sewer lines & building foundations. It can also choke out native vegetation, increasing erosion, degrading water quality and hurting habitat for fish and wildlife.
For more information regarding this plant please click here.
For more information from Berrien Conservation District regarding High Priority Invasive Species please click here.
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 4/13/2018.
Upcoming City Meetings
Please see calendar above for details.
4/12/18- Harbor Comm.
4/13/18- City Council SM
4/16/18 Park & Rec Bd.
4/17/18- City Council
4/24/18- PC - SM
Other Upcoming Meetings
Please also see calendar above for details
4/10 - Library
4/10 - LRSB
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.