•  UPDATE: City of Newaygo business critical operations will continue as normal but we have Closed the City Hall lobby to the public until Monday, June 15th. Please Read Update Below for more information.

Public Notices

M-37 Detours

Starting on Tuesday, May 26th for approximately two weeks, there will be detours in North bound and South bound traffic routes in the downtown area. You will be able to travel North bound on M-37 but South bound traffic will detour in the downtown via Wood / River St.

City Government Update-Please Read

On Friday, May 22nd, Governor Whitmer instituted Executive Order 2020-100, a temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life and directing residents to remain at home or in their place of residence to the maximum extent feasible.

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 the City Hall lobby will be closed to the public with plans to re-open to the public on Monday, June 15th.

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 office@newaygocity.org or police@newaygocity.org 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.

Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Newaygo City Council, Newaygo County, Michigan, has tentatively declared its intent to pay the costs and expenses of providing fire motor vehicles, apparatus, equipment, housing and fire protection for the period commencing July 01, 2020, through June 30, 2021 (the “Assessment Period”) by specially assessing taxable real property located within the City receiving fire protection services pursuant to a Fire Protection Agreement dated July 02, 1981, as amended by further agreements dated September 21, 1987, September 21, 1992, June 16, 1997, June 21, 1999, June 18, 2001, June 16, 2003, April 19, 2004, January 8, 2007,and October 18, 2011 between the City of Newaygo, Township of Brooks and the Township of Garfield (collectively the “Municipalities”). The latest amended agreement of January 5, 2017 removes Garfield Township from the agreement and only provides the joint provisions of fire protections services to the City of Newaygo and Brooks Township. The special assessment would be levied pursuant to Act 33 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1951, as amended. The City of Newaygo has estimated the total amount to be assessed for the Assessment Period is $98,889 i.e. 1.83199 mills of the taxable value of all taxable real property included in the special assessment district. The City of Newaygo has designated a special assessment district to include all taxable real property within the City (the “District”).

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the City Assessor or his designee of the City of Newaygo has made and certified a special assessment roll (the “Roll”) which Roll sets forth the special assessment for each parcel of taxable real property included within the District. A copy of the Roll is on file with the City Clerk.

TAKE NOTICE that the City of Newaygo will hold a public hearing on June 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm, local time, at the Newaygo City Hall, located at 28 N. State Rd., Newaygo, MI, to review and hear any objections to the Roll. Written comments or objections may be submitted to the same address by 3:00 pm on the day of the hearing. Should an Executive Order prohibit an in person meeting, the public hearing will be held via teleconference. A public notice would be posted at www.newaygocity.org and at City Hall indicating the change of meeting type along with call in details.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a person must either appear and object at the public hearing or submit a letter of appearance and objection to the City prior to the public hearing in order to protect his/her right to appeal the special assessment to the Michigan Tax Tribunal within thirty (30) days after confirmation of the special assessment roll.

This notice was authorized by the Newaygo City Council.
Dated: May 11, 2020

Kim Goodin
Newaygo City Clerk

Invitation for Bids-Sale of Vacant Municipal Property

The City of Newaygo owns parcels of real property identified as Permanent Parcel Nos. 62-18-24-241-005, 62-18-24-241-004, and 62-18-24-241-006 and also commonly known as 53, 77, and 95 W. Wood Street, respectively (collectively, the “City Parcels). The City desires to sell the City Parcels together so that the land is improved, a business facility is constructed, and jobs are created. The City prefers that the land be improved for a medical facility, that the net available parking spaces in the downtown area are increased for public use, and that final designs for the developed property include suitable sidewalks, crosswalks, and on-street parking as applicable and in keeping with the City's walkability initiatives.

Sealed bids for the sale of such land will be received by the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, City of Newaygo, PO Box 308, 28 State Road, Newaygo, Michigan 49337, until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, and bids will be publicly opened and read at that time at the City of Newaygo offices, 28 State Road, Newaygo, Michigan 49337. All bids must be accompanied by a detailed proposal for development of the property.

The City of Newaygo reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The City may also waive any errors or regularities in the bidding process. The City may also withdraw the City Parcels from sale at any time before closing. The City Parcels will be transferred as-is, where-is, subject to potential reversion to the City of Newaygo if the purchaser fails to comply with parameters mutually acceptable to the City and the selected bidder, which restrictions may require the construction of a business building by the selected bidder on the City Parcels within a specified amount of time. No real estate commission will be paid. The sale, along with closing costs, legal costs, survey costs, proration of any property taxes and any other related items, will be governed by the terms of a purchase agreement subject to approval by the City in its sole discretion.

Kim Goodin, City Clerk
(231) 652-1657

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.

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