Welcome to the City of Newaygo
NOTICE: Rehab of Old Powerhouse Bldg
The City of Newaygo is looking to preserve and activate the old powerhouse building located on the Muskegon River at Riverfront Park (East) as a recreation venue. The structure is in need of improvements to make it safe for use. Anticipated improvements include: Replace the roof, ensure walking surfaces are safe and accessible to all, remove all building contents, doors, and windows, and clean interior. This will allow residents and visitors to use the space to gather, relax, and enjoy the outdoors and proximity to the river, or rest from hiking along the riverfront path.
The City welcomes any ideas or feedback regarding this project or the use of the space. You may submit your comments at City Hall at 28 State Rd, PO Box 308, Newaygo MI 49337 or on our website at: https://www.newaygocity.org/questions-comments.php
To be a part of the discussion, learn more about the project, and give your feedback please attend the following meetings:
11/10/22 at 6:30pm, Planning Commission meeting
11/14/22 at 7:00pm, City Council meeting
12/12/22 at 7:00pm, City Council meeting
The City intends to pursue grant funds to help cover the costs of this project through the Michigan Spark Grant program. It is anticipated that approval of the grant application and any matching funds will be acted upon at the 12/12/22 Council meeting listed above. Please attend or submit something in writing if you wish to comment on the application/project.
If you have further questions, you can submit them at the link above or contact City Manager Jon Schneider at 231-652-1657 ext 211.
Newaygo Police JOB OPENING
Sworn licensed Police Officer opening:
Newaygo Police Department ~ Full and Part-Time Police Officer
Opening Date: 09/20/2022
Closing Date: until filled
CONTACT PERSON: Chief Andres
TELEPHONE: 231-652-1657 extension 215
The City of Newaygo Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Full and Part-time Police Officer.
Duties include patrolling city streets, parks, commercial and residential areas. Preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations, obtaining evidences and compile information regarding crimes, prepare cases for filing of charges, testifying in court, and related activities, carry out duties in conformance with Federal, State, city ordinances, departmental policies and procedures and other related activities.
• Associates degree in law enforcement, criminal justice or a related field required
• Must be licensed, licensable as a police officer by MCOLES.
• Must be a U.S. citizen and be 21 years or older at the time of employment.
• Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver's license.
• No felony convictions and/or disqualifying criminal histories.
• Must be able to read and write the English language;
• Must be of good moral character.
• Ability to successfully complete all phases of the selection process.
• Pass extensive personal and professional background check
• Pass medical, psychological and drug testing.
Essential job functions:
• Patrol in a vehicle
• Respond to calls for service
• Make arrests
• Prepare narrative crime reports and non-criminal reports, criminal investigations and follow-up traffic crash investigations
• Participate in training sessions
• Participate in community oriented events
• Display a positive and professional attitude and demeanor.
• Detain search and question suspects as appropriate.
TO APPLY, SUBMIT COVER LETTER, RESUME AND COMPLETED EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION
Georgia Andres, Chief of Police
City of Newaygo Police Department
Newaygo, MI 49337
Applications Accepted Until positions are filled
Application may be obtained at Newaygo City Hall or by emailing / requesting an employment application at firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Newaygo Launches Facade Grant Program!
The City of Newaygo now offers a façade grant program for the City’s Tax Increment Finance Authority district. The program is available to commercial and mixed-use property owners and lessees who wish to make permanent physical improvements to their buildings. The City of Newaygo is offering a competitive matching grant, up to 50 percent of the eligible costs.
For more information click here.
City of Newaygo Resource Booklet
Please check out the new Resource Booklet!
Download a File:
Newaygo Police Resource Booklet (PDF)
Newaygo PD earns accreditation
Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission
Newaygo, MI – The City of Newaygo Police Department (NPD) along with our staff are excited to announce its completion of the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (MLEAC) accreditation process.
Accreditation is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances. The foundation of accreditation lies in the voluntary adoption of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating agencies conduct a thorough self-analysis to determine which of their existing operations already meet some of the standards and/or how the procedures can be adapted to meet the standards and professional objectives. When the procedures are in place, a team of trained Commission assessors verified that applicable standards had been successfully implemented and the agency is in compliance. Accreditation status represents a significant professional achievement. Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of written directives, policies, and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.
The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP) and the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) have pursued this concept and development the development of the MLEAC. The attitudes, training and actions of personnel of Michigan’s law enforcement agencies best reflect compliance with the 108 standards contained in this program. Newaygo Police Department was the thirty-seventh accredited agency, state-wide.
On October 11, 2021, the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police President Chief Ronald Wiles of Grand Blanc Township, MACP Executive Director Robert Stevenson, and the Director of Professional Development/Accreditation Neal Rossow presented the City of Newaygo the certificate of accreditation at the City council meeting. The community should take pride in knowing they have an accredited police department.
“The City of Newaygo Police Department continually strives to become one of the most professional departments in West Michigan. MLEAC Accreditation is a big step in the right direction. With this certificate of accreditation makes NPD the first department in our area to attain accreditation. I hope that our constant pursuit of excellence allows us to serve our great citizens with the utmost professionalism for years to come” – Chief Georgia Andres.
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On the Banks of the Muskegon River
Nature has influenced Newaygo since before 100 B.C. when Indian tribes like the Hopewell and Ottawa flourished here, hunting, fishing, and trapping the landscape.
There are many legends and stories about the name chosen for Newaygo. It is believed it was derived from an Indian brave, Nah-way-gon, who had a reputation for bravery and strength, and was known for his courage on the battlefield.
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City of Newaygo
28 State Road
Newaygo, Michigan 49337
Phone (231) 652-1657
Monday through Friday, 7:30a-4:00p
Emergency: Phone 911