LIVE STREAM OF THE NEW BUFFALO HARBOR

The Harbor Commission and City of New Buffalo are pleased to now offer a live stream of the New Buffalo Harbor. Please click here to view.

 


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.

MFOIA REQUEST SUMMARY FEBRUARY, 2018

MFOIA REQUEST SUMMARY 9-21-17 TO 1-29-18

MFOIA REQUEST SUMMARY 6-14-17-9/21/17

MFOIA REQUEST SUMMARY 3/28/17-6/14/17

MFOIA REQUEST SUMMARY 12/8/16-2/23/17

Michigan Freedom of Information Act

FOIA Summary

FOIA Procedures & Guidelines

FOIA Form (revised 3/17)

Affidavit of Indigency

 


 

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.

 


 
 

New Buffalo Amtrak Station (NBU), 226 North Whittaker Street, New Buffalo, Michigan 49117, is served by the Wolverine and Blue Water Michigan Services.

 

Amtrak's Mich. Services

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Is Your Train on Time?
 
Please contact Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) for full details on train arrival status.

 

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Welcome to the City of New Buffalo: The Gateway of Michigan!

 

SPRING CLEAN-UP

 

The City of New Buffalo requires all motor vehicles stored outside be legally plated and not missing any major components.  Code Enforcement officials along with the City Police will be strictly enforcing this ordinance. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.  If you have any questions regarding this, please call NBPD at 269-469-1593.


North Whittaker Street Closure
Please Note: Whittaker Street (within the project limits) will be closed through the weekend of May 18-20 due to final grading and paving activities. We thank you for your patience as the construction team pushed toward completion.  Amenities have begun to arrive and will be installed next week. In the meantime, please refrain from chaining bikes to light poles.  Please keep in mind that, while construction appears complete in some places, most of Whittaker and Merchant are still active construction areas, so be aware of your surroundings.


SIDEWALK OBSTRUCTIONS

The City’s “Streets and Sidewalks” ordinance (Section 18-1) “prohibits placing any obstructions on any sidewalk, street, alley, lane, or public grounds within the City, which shall in any manner prevent or obstruct the full and free passage of the whole or any part thereof.”  Please comply with this prohibition until such time as the downtown pedestrian traffic flow can be studied or a new sidewalk ordinance is adopted. 

City Manager


Save the Date, Thursday, June 14th at 3:30 pm 

Downtown Opening Celebration on North Whittaker Street 

3:30 pm - Stay tuned for more information!!!!!!


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO  RECEIVE SPECIAL CITY ALERTS,  MEETING NOTIFICATIONS AND CITY PROJECT UPDATES, PLEASE ENTER YOUR EMAIL BELOW RIGHT TO SUBSCRIBE. 

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

City of New Buffalo Lifeguard 

City of New Buffalo Parking Information Officer

Please submit a resume and an application to the City Clerk, City of New Buffalo, 224 West Buffalo Street, New Buffalo, MI  49117.  


2018-2020 Draft Budget

Please click  here to view the 2018-2020 Draft Budget for the City of New Buffalo.  Previous years' budgets and annual audits are available on the Treasurer's Office page. 


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.  The separation of leaves from sticks will provide for much faster service to our residents. We thank you for your continued cooperation.


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 


FOIA GUIDELINES
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 sixth 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.  

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.


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:

Budget and Funding Breakdown

Please click here for Whittaker Street Phase II Construction Schedule. This is a tentative schedule subject to change.

 

Whittaker St. Redevelopment Project – Phase II & Phase III

                        Weekly Update

 

The following is intended as a general summary of the work and is subject to change without notice due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

 

Please Note: Whittaker Street (within the project limits) will be closed through the weekend of May 18-20 due to final grading and paving activities. We thank you for your patience as the construction team pushed toward completion.

 

Amenities have begun to arrive and will be installed next week. In the meantime, please refrain from chaining bikes to light poles.

 

Please keep in mind that, while construction appears complete in some places, most of Whittaker and Merchant are still active construction areas, so be aware of your surroundings.

 

Work Anticipated, Week of 05/21/2018:

  • Utility companies will continue removing overhead wiring
  • Concrete work for sidewalks will continue on Whittaker, weather dependent. Businesses will remain open. Merchant will be closed at Whittaker for crosswalk work until paving is complete. Please keep off newly poured concrete, do not deface surfaces.
  • Trees and irrigation infrastructure installation. Do not be alarmed by slow plant growth, cooler temperatures due to proximity to the lake will keep plants dormant longer.
  • Wall veneer installation will continue
  • Paving will begin/continue on Whittaker (Mechanic to Water Street) and on Water Street – expect traffic delays
  • Final paving and striping may be completed week of May 21, but possibly week of 5/29, pending weather and other factors

 

Temporary Lighting Notes:

  • Temporary lighting will remain in place until new poles, heads, and electric are completed. Final lighting anticipated by end of May, pending inspections and service connection

 

Outlook (Please note the outlook below is approximate):

  • Week of 5/29 –Final cleanup, furnishing installation, roadway striping and sign installation

Next Public Tailgate Meeting: Thursday, 05/24/2018 at 9 a.m. on site at the corner of Merchant and Whittaker Streets

  • This standing weekly meeting is intended to provide construction updates and to allow residents the opportunity to ask questions regarding the construction process.

 

 

2017-2018 BUDGET

 

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

(877-525-3877).

Solid waste collection occurs every Wednesday.

 Lakeshore will also conduct recycling collection services every other week on Wednesdays, for 2018:

  • January 10 and 24      

  • February 7 and 21

  • March 7 and 21                                             

  • April 4 and 18

  • May 2, 16 and 31                                     

  • June 13 and 27

  • July 11 and 25                                        

  • August 8 and 22

  • September 6 and 19                                

  • October 3, 17 and 31

  • November 14 and 28                       

  • December 12 and 27

 Please contact Lakeshore Recycling and Disposal with any questions or concerns. 

Please click here  for the 2018 Berrien County Recycling Event Schedule.


2017 Audit
Please click here to view the 2017 City of New Buffalo Audit. 



Master Plan

 

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.


 

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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.

Downtown Development Authority

(December) 2020

 

Park and Recreation Board

(May 2019)

  

Local Officers Compensation Commission

1 Member (May 2019)
 
Construction Board of Appeals

1 Member (May 2017)
1 Member (May 2018)

 


                   

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 5/22/2018.

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