NOTICE: The Kent County Recycling Center will close to all inbound loads of recyclables at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27 to limit exposures to COVID-19 to Kent County staff and workers.
Beginning 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, the Kent County Recycling Center will temporarily close to all inbound loads and to all recycling activities. As a result, the residential recycling drop-off station at North Kent Recycling & Waste Center will also temporarily close beginning 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27. All recyclables normally delivered to these facilities must either be held until the Recycling Center reopens or placed in a bag for disposal in the trash.
The Recycling Center employs 40 people who handle the recyclables throughout the sorting process. Due to the proximity of workstations on the processing line, maintaining six feet of separation between workers isn’t possible to maintain operations and minimize worker exposure to the COVID-19 virus. As other manufacturing processors shut down their facilities, Kent County’s ability to transport recyclables to processors and end-users has constricted.
Kent County’s South Kent Landfill, Waste-to-Energy Facility and North Kent Transfer Station remain open to provide critical solid waste disposal services that sustain and protect public health in our community, as determined by the Department of Homeland Security and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. These facilities each have a portable hand-washing station with soap and water near the scale building for your staff to use. Residents are reminded to bag all trash before placing it at the curb for pickup by a waste hauler to reduce the risk of exposure to waste workers from items like used tissues and other personal hygiene products.
You will receive notification from Kent County DPW when the Recycling Center will reopen.
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City Gov't Update: Please Read
On Monday, March 23, Governor Whitmer instituted Executive Order No. 2020-21, which states that to suppress the spread of COVID-19, to prevent the state’s health care system from being overwhelmed, to allow time for the production of critical test kits, ventilators, and personal protective equipment, and to avoid needless deaths, it is reasonable and necessary to direct residents to remain at home or in their place of residence to the maximum extent feasible. This order takes effect on March 24, 2020 at 12:01 am, and continues through April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Stay Home, Stay Safe Click here for a summary of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order.
At the City of Newaygo the safety and well-being of our residents, employee’s, and their families is our top priority. We are committed to continuing to provide our residents and businesses the essential services you are currently receiving. In order to do so, we are taking steps to limit face-to-face contact as we do our part to keep our community healthy and strong. This being stated, our business operations will continue as normal but we have decided to close the City Hall lobby to the public beginning on Tuesday, March 17th at 1:00 pm. This decision will be revisited and evaluated at the beginning of each week.
In the meantime, for City services/business, please call our main line at 231.652.1657 x 210, anyone needing to speak to a Police Officer or needing Police services, please call 231.652.1655 x 210. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com regarding any City business. The City has a mail drop box by the back-entrance doors for payments, applications, etc. and this is checked regularly. Utility bills can still be paid online. This decision was not taken lightly and is at the recommendation of the District Health Department #10, Governor Whitmer’s Emergency Declaration and our local public safety officials.
If you have questions about COVID-19, please call the State of Michigan COVID-19 hotline at 888-535-6136, between 8AM – 5 PM daily. Information regarding the virus can also be found at District Health Department #10’s website at www.dhd10.org/coronavirus. Any healthcare related questions should also be directed to the District Health Department #10 at 231.902-8525.
Planning Commission Meeting-Cancelled
The Planning Commission meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items.
PSD Meeting Cancelled
The PSD Meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 7:30 am in the City Hall Council Chambers has been cancelled.
City Council Meeting-Cancelled
The City Council meeting that was scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers has been cancelled due to State orders regarding the spread of COVID-19 virus and limiting in-person meetings. Agenda items for the April meeting will be postponed until the May Council meeting.
TIFA Meeting Date Change
The TIFA Meeting that was scheduled for Friday, April 17th at 7:00 am in the City Hall Council Chambers has been re-scheduled and the date has been changed. The TIFA Meeting will now be held on Friday, May 8th at 7:00 am in the City Hall Council Chambers.
Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances(PFAS)
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has begun a statewide initiative to test drinking water from all schools that use well water and community water supplies. The test is looking for a group of man made chemicals called per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). MDEQ is taking this precautionary step of testing these drinking water sources to determine if public health actions are needed. Please click the link below for more information and test results.
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Help Your Community and the Environment
The City of Newaygo will be making needed repairs to the sewer plant in the coming months and throughout 2017. Help us prepare now by reducing the amount of water that goes down the drain. This will reduce the amount of waste water that arrives at the sewer plant thereby simplifying the repair process. We also ask for your help in reducing the amount of phosphorus that makes it into the environment. Please reduce or eliminate use of household products that contain phosphorus (i.e. soap, automatic dishwasher products, laundry detergents, etc). Small changes by many people will make a big difference. Thank you for your help.
The City of Newaygo will be taking applications for Substitute School Crossing Guards. Applications and Resumes will be received until the positions are filled.
Please submit Applications/Resumes to:
Newaygo Police Department, 28 State Road, P.O. Box 308, Newaygo, MI 49337.
For additional information, please call (231) 652-1655.
City of Newaygo
28 State Road
Newaygo, Michigan 49337
Phone (231) 652-1657
Monday through Friday, 7:30a-4:00p
Emergency: Phone 911