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)

 

TOTAL 2016 ATTORNEY FEES FOR MFOIA REQUESTS - $18,828.25

*Fees do not cover loss of employee time spent fulfilling MFOIA requests

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 or clerk@cityofnewbuffalo.org.

MFOIA REQUEST 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

Mich. Services Schedule

 

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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FLUSHING FIRE HYDRANTS

The City of New Buffalo will be flushing fire hydrants during the remainder of September and the month of October. 

City water customers may experience discolored or cloudy water. If this occurs,  customers are asked to run their water for 5-10 minutes. If these conditions persist, please contact the City of New Buffalo Water Filtration Plant at (269) 469-0381. 



Lighthouse Creek Construction Schedule

Please click here for an itemized construction schedule for Lighthouse Creek. 


BEACH GATE UPDATE

Please be advised that the beach gate will be open from Sundays at 8:00 pm until Saturdays at 9:00 am the month of September.  Starting Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm the gate will remain open.  Thank you for your cooperation.


Sidewalk Project Update

 To see the most current schedule for the sidewalk project please click here.

Sidewalk Project

The first phase of the sidewalk project will be kicking off the week of September 5.   Phase I will be the construction of sidewalks in the Indiana, Bronson, and Norton project areas.  During the week of September 5th, crews from Northern Construction will be performing saw cutting work in anticipation of heavier construction activity to begin the week of September 11th.  In addition, surveyors will be marking locations for the contractor to build the sidewalks during the week of September 5th.  The lath surveying stakes you will be seeing in the ground are NOT the location of the sidewalks.  They are being set in an offset pattern for the contractor to measure off of for the location of the actual sidewalk.  If you have any questions, please contact Tony McGhee of Abonmarche at (269) 927-2295 ext. 130


Revised Water Charges-effective 8/31/17
Please be advised that there will be an increase in water charges due to the Berrien County Tax Assessment that the City has incurred due to the Lighthouse Creek Drain Improvements.  We thank you for your understanding.  If you have any questions, please call the Berrien County Drain Commissioner, Christopher Quattrin, 269-983-7111 x 8633.  The increases are itemized below: 

Item

Current

Change

New Rate

Cost/1,000 gallon

$3.16

0.25

$3.41

Ready to Serve

$12.02

$2.00/monthly

$14.02

Tap Fees

$1,500/inch

$500.00/inch

$2,000/inch

On/Off Charges

$3.00

$12.00

$15.00

Delinquent On/Off

$50.00

Paid up front

$50.00

All Charges

3% annual increase

 

FOIA REQUEST SUMMARY

Please click on the date for a FOIA request summary for that time period

March 28, 2017 to June 14, 2017

December 8, 2016 to February 23, 2017


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.

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, 2017- October 31, 2017 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.

THE CITY WILL STOP COLLECTING LOOSE LEAVES ON THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017.

CURBSIDE COLLECTION WILL START AGAIN IN THE FALL.  IN THE MEANTIME YOU MAY PLACE BAGGED LEAVES ON WEDNESDAYS FOR PICK UP BY LAKESHORE AS LISTED ABOVE. IN ADDITION TO THE LAKESHORE PICKUP,THE CITY WILL CHIP BRUSH THE 2ND AND 4TH THURSDAY EACH MONTH AND FROM MAJOR STORM DAMAGE.

  


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 2017:

  • January 11 and 25
  • February 8 and 22
  • March 8 and 22
  • April 5 and 19
  • May 3, 17 and 31
  • June 14 and 28
  • July 12 and 26
  • August 9 and 23
  • September 6 and 20
  • October 4 and 18
  • November 1, 15 and 29
  • December 13 and 27

All recyclables collected previously will be collected by Lakeshore.

 Please contact City Hall at 469-1500 with any questions or concerns. 


2016 Audit
Please click here to view the 2016 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.


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 Vander Clay 224 West Buffalo Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117, or email: clerk@cityofnewbuffalo.org. For more information, please call City Hall, 269-469-1500.

 

Planning Commission

May, 2018

 

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!

 


 

View Recorded Meetings and Watch Live

The City of New Buffalo has begun recording city meetings that are now available for the public to watch along with the ability to watch live broadcast meetings. Currently the City Council, Planning Commission, Downtown Development Authority and the Zoning Board of Appeals are being recorded. To view the meetings, please click on “View Recorded Meetings” on the left hand side of the home page on the city’s website. The new system has had a few technical errors and we are working diligently on getting those resolved.

 

This page last updated on 9/21/2017.

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