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.

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

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

Special Thank You

The City Staff would like to recognize and thank the Water Department and Street Department for their hard work and extra hours worked during the extreme, snow-filled days.  The City has received numerous calls praising our hard-working street workers on keeping the streets cleared and safe during extreme weather, while the Water Department has responded with quick speed and success on unexpected watermain  breaks.  I am including an email  from one resident who gives a special shout out to our DPW Director, Tony Ashbaugh, for going above and beyond as well as our Administrative Assistant, Amy Fidler and another email  from a resident thanking our Water Department for their prompt attention to a water main break.  


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

Please click here for the most recent FOIA Request activity for the time period of

September 21, 2017 to January 29, 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.

City of New Buffalo Street Department is asking for your cooperation

During the winter months, please keep your garbage and recycling cans off the pavement so that the Street Department will be able to plow the entire road surface.  Thank you for your assistance and patience as they continue to work tirelessly during the winter season.


City of New Buffalo Clerk's change of email address

Please be advised that the City Clerk's, Lori Vander Clay, email address has changed to:  lvanderclay@cityofnewbuffalo.org.  No further emails will be received at the old email address.


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 third 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. 

SNOW REMOVAL
As per City of New Buffalo Code of Ordinances, Section 18-4 - removal of snow, ice, etc. please be sure to remove snow and/or ice on your sidewalk within 24 hours.   This pertains to all properties in the City of New Buffalo.  Thank you for your cooperation.   

Winter 2017 Millage Rates
Please click here to see the 2017 Winter Millage Rates.  


NORTH WHITTAKER STREET PHASE II 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".

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Pictured from left: Council Members Mark Robertson, Liz Ennis, Mayor Lou O'Donnell, Barbara Anne Warren, member of Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, Council Members Robert Sprito, Mark Kroll, DDA Chair Robert Kemper.

The North Whittaker Redevelopment Project has been divided in two phases.  Phase I includes Barton and Mechanic Street.  Phase II includes North Whittaker Street.

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.

 

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.

Whittaker St. Redevelopment Project – Phase II - Weekly Update

 

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.

 

Work for water service connections will be dependent on weather conditions and limitations.

 

Work anticipated, week of 02/19/2018:

  • With a projected temperature increase, Pajay will attempt to complete the installation of water services on N. Whittaker. Localized closures will be needed intermittently.
  • Concrete work for retaining walls will begin, as well as sidewalk removals. Full-block closures will be required intermittently.

 

Water Service Connection Notes:

  • Water service connections to be interior and require access within buildings.
  • If you are a resident and/or business owner along N. Whittaker St. and have NOT signed a permission form to authorize access to your building to perform service connection work, please do so at City Hall as soon as possible.  
  • Notices to be distributed to businesses/residents prior to water service connection work.
  • Businesses and residents are advised to continue to run water during freezing conditions as previously done to prevent freezing until notified that new water system is functional.

Next public tailgate meeting:

  • Thursday, 02/22/2018 at 9 a.m. at New Buffalo City Hall
  • This standing weekly meeting is intended to provide construction updates and to allow residents the opportunity to ask questions regarding the construction process.

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, 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. 


2017 Audit
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.


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.

 

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!

 


 

 

This page last updated on 2/16/2018.

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