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Match on Main Grant Program

1/9/2024 UPDATE: The MEDC will be pausing all future rounds of the Match on Main program to allow for strategic changes aimed at enhancing the customer experience of the program. This pause includes the funding round set to open on January 15. You can visit the Match on Main website to stay up-to-date on the latest announcements.
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Match on Main is a reimbursement grant program, provided by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, that serves as a tool to support new or expanding place-based businesses by providing up to $25,000 in funding to support an eligible small business through an application submitted, administered, and managed by the local unit of government where the business is located.

The focus of Match on Main is to support place-based businesses as they seek to launch and grow on main street. Small businesses are the cornerstone of what makes Michigan’s downtowns unique and authentic. This program aligns with the MEDC’s strategic focus areas, including the continued effort toward developing attractive places.

To learn more on which businesses are eligible and what expenses can be reimbursed, review the program guidelines. For complete info on the program, visit the Match on Main website.

In order to participate in the program, a business must submit the following documents to the City of Newaygo during an open grant round:

  1. Third-party cost estimates
  2. Project budget including the business's match amount
  3. Jobs planned to be created or retained
  4. Small Business Worksheet/Application (see link to doc below)
For questions or to submit documents, contact City Manager Jon Schneider at jons@newaygocity.org

Part-Time City Assessor Job Opening

The City of Newaygo is looking to fill the part-time City Assessor position after the close of the 2024 Assessment Roll (Approximately 3/31/2024). To fill this position, the person must be a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer (MCAO). The City of Newaygo has an assessed value of $89,786,100 for 2023 with a taxable parcel count of 774 real and 178 personal properties. The City has a Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA), a Local Development Finance Authority (LDFA), a Brownfield TIF, and Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption parcels that are all setup and need to be maintained. Applicants will need to be capable of working in BS&A software, Apex Software, and Pivot Point software which are all currently being used by the assessing department. Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to office@newaygocity.org. Any questions can be directed to City Manager Jon Schneider at 231-652-1657 ext *211# or the email above.

Problem with a streetlight?

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 office@newaygocity.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
EMAIL: gandres@newaygocity.org
WEBSITE: www.newaygo.gov

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.

Requirements:
• 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.
Special requirements:
• 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

TO:
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 gandres@newaygocity.org

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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!

Residential Trash & Recycle Contractor Change

The City of Newaygo’s contract with Republic Services for trash, recycle and bulk pick-up will expire on December 31, 2023. The City requested bids and American Classic had the lowest bid and was awarded the bid. The new contract with American Classic will begin on January 1, 2024.

Billing and customer service will be through American Classic and you will be invoiced quarterly. The new pick-up service day will be on Thursday and will begin in January 2024.

You will be receiving or should have received a letter in the mail from the City and American Classic that includes important information and transition details. Please download files below for the City and American Classic letters, pricing information and transition details.

Should you have any questions please contact American Classic at 231-834-7330 or City Hall at 231-652-1657.


American Classic on-line sign-up link: https://www.americanclassic.us/city-of-newaygo-residential-trash

Newaygo PD earns accreditation



Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission
ACCREDITATION
PRESS RELEASE
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

City of Newaygo
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.

We're glad you are interested in our community. Please contact City Hall with any questions. We are happy to help.

Water Quality Reports

Looking for information on Water Quality in the City of Newaygo? Click here to read the 2022 Water quality Report.

Other reports are located under our Forms and Publications


City of Newaygo

28 State Road
Newaygo, Michigan 49337
Phone (231) 652-1657
Monday through Friday, 7:30a-4:00p
Emergency: Phone 911

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