Welcome to the City of Newaygo
Part of Riverfront path closed Aug 21 - Sept 30
Please be aware that part of Riverfront path will be closed from approximately August 21 - Sept 30 near the old powerhouse building that is located on the Muskegon River. The area that will be closed is located between the playground that is next to the train bridge and the grain elevator business. The powerhouse building will be getting a new roof during this time period. We want to ensure that people stay away from the area so there are no injuries. Thank you.
City of Newaygo Leaf & Brush Pick-up Dates & Information
Brush Pick up: October 13th – October 20th
- Brush must be piled neatly, with butt ends facing the road
- Brush only. No leaves or grass!
- Brush must not exceed 6” in diameter and 4 feet in length
- Brush must be placed out no later than October 20th at noon or brush will not be picked up. After this date you can arrange to take your brush to the DPW by calling 652-7984.
Bulk Leaf Pick up: October 20th – November 3rd
- Rake leaves to edge of road in a long windrow. If you have a curb put leaves in the gutter pan.
- Piles should be located just on the road edge, no more than one foot into the road
- Piles should not be within four feet of mailbox, street signs, or poles
- Piles should only include leaves. No Brush! Leaves will not be picked up if other items are mixed in with leaves.
- Leaves must be placed along edge of road no later than November 3rd at noon or the leaves will not be picked up and you will have to bag leaves
Bag Leaf Pick up - Anytime
- Composting bags are available at City Hall at no charge
- Bags must contain only leaves or grass clippings. No Brush!
- If bags contain grass clippings please fill bags only half way
- Set bags by edge of road and the DPW will pick them up
- The City will not pick up bags that are not composting bags
To report a problem with a streetlight, click link below. Examples of problems include: stays on during day, does not turn on at night, flickers, dim, etc.
Report streetlight problem
For questions and answers on streetlight issues, click link below. Link also includes instructions on how to use the map to report problems.
Information on streetlight issues
NOTE: The links above only pertain to streetlights managed by Consumers Energy. DO NOT use the links above for street lights on the following streets: Cooperative Center Dr, Pine Lake Dr, Neway St, Industrial Dr, and M37 between River St and Water St. For issues with lights on these streets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
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 email@example.com
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
Water Main Flushing
The City of Newaygo will be flushing water mains from 7:00 am-3:00 pm Monday thru Friday beginning October 2, 2023 and continuing through October 13, 2023. Customers should be aware that there may be some discoloration in their water supply and the washing of clothes is not recommended during this time.
Starting on May 1, 2023, all properties located in the City of Newaygo will be subject to enforcement of Art. II of Chapter 82 to the City of Newaygo’s Code of Ordinances entitled “Weeds, Grass and Rank Vegetation Ordinance” (Code 1980, § 6.25; Ordinance No. 2023-02, as amended 3-13-2023), as authorized under Michigan’s Noxious Weeds Act, PA 359 of 1941, as amended.
The purpose of this Ordinance is to maintain the character and development of landscaping in the neighborhood by removing noxious weeds and any other uncontrolled plant growth, weeds, or grass exceeding six (6) inches in height in order to prevent them from becoming a detriment to public health.
Under the relevant portions of the Noxious Weeds Act and the Ordinance, it is the responsibility of all owners and/or occupants to prevent and/or eliminate noxious weeds before they reach a seed-bearing stage of growth, and/or to cut weeds and tall grass to not exceed six (6) inches in yards on a routine basis but does not apply to weeds in fields devoted to growing crops.
Failure to comply with this notice will result in the City taking action by contracting for the services necessary to enter the property and remedy the conditions. Methods of treating and eradicating the noxious weeds and grass may include the use of mechanical mowing, cutting, or trimming equipment.
All expenses incurred to bring this property into compliance shall be paid by the owner(s) and/or occupant(s). A lien shall be placed against the property, and if not paid, the amount may be assessed as a special tax against such land on the next assessment roll and will be collected in the next tax cycle.
Please contact Newaygo City Office at (231) 652-1657 Ext. 227 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
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.
Coverage from www.woodtv.com
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