Thank you all for your patience as we go through these challenging times. Under the MDHHS Epidemic Order Effective November 18, 2020 City Hall is closed and employees are working remotely. We are doing our best to respond to phone calls but at times email communications may be more timely than voicemails. A list of employee contact information by department can be found at https://cityofhart.org/staff-directory.php
You may drop your utility payment in the gray aluminum box outside the doors to your right. If paying with cash, any overage will be carried over as a credit to your next payment. Receipts will be mailed to you if requested on your payment envelope. Envelopes are provided for your use.
You may ring the doorbell to seek the Police Department's assistance but if there is not a police vehicle in the parking lot it generally means that the officers are not in the building at that time.
The City thanks you for your understanding and cooperation during this pandemic.
The City of Hart City Council will hold a public hearing on January 26, 2021 @ 7:30 pm as part of their regularly scheduled meeting to hear public comments on the proposed Safe Routes to School project and grant application. The project which will provide a pedestrian and bike path from a point approximately 400 feet north of Tyler Rd. to Tyler Rd., going east down Tyler/Main to Plum St. then south on Plum St to a parcel owned by the City of Hart where it will turn east along city owned property between the Ramps & Rails Skate Park and the Hart Public Schools bus garage to Peach St. continuing down Peach to Johnson St. The project will continue east on Johnson St to Water St. turning south and continuing down Water St. to connect to the trailhead of the Hart-Montague Trail. The cost estimate for the project is $697,000 of which the City is applying for $440,000 in funding assistance. The remaining $257,000 in funding will be provided by Act 51 funding from the City of Hart and funding assistance from the Pentwater-Hart Trail Committee.
Safe Routes to School Map
Safe Routes to School Preliminary Drawings
Safe Routes to School Cost Estimate
The City if required to spend a portion of all Act 51 Revenue Sharing funds on Non-Motorized Improvements each year. The funding can accumulate for up to five years and has been accumulating in the City's funds to pay for the City's portion of this project funding.
The City of Hart has become a participating municipality in this program. It provides for the escrow of fire insurance as established by Act 495 of the Public Acts of 1980. The intention is to uniformly apply the provisions of Section 2845 or Section 2227 to all properties within the City of Hart in order to protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare.
These provisions of this act provide that a portion of certain casualty losses for fire or explosion otherwise payable by insurers may be withheld in escrow by our community in order to secure, repair, replace or remove damaged structures which violate the City of Hart health or safety standards.
Click here for a list of Michigan Municipalities Participating in the Fire Insurance Withholding Program.
Code of Ordinances
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The City of Hart in response to PA 228 of 2020 has adopted a Remote and Hybrid Meetings Policy and Procedures.
Now that more people are staying home and using the toilet paper, disinfecting wipes, flushable wipes and baby wipes that they rushed to the stores to purchase we at the City of Hart would like to remind you that even though the packaging may say flushable that doesn't mean it should be flushed down the toilet. The only item that you should be flushing down your toilet is toilet paper. None of those other items will actually biodegrade in the wastewater system and the very germs and other materials that you are trying to dispose of you will be exposing City employees to when they have to clear the blocked sewer lines from those items.
These are just a couple of examples of how those items block the mains and can cause big problems in your home.
Twenty-two miles of smooth new pavement for your ride; that's the William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail, now finished and ready for you and your family to enjoy.
The City of Hart marks the north end of the trail, providing easy access and plenty of amenities. The trail was once a Grand Rapids to Pentwater railroad line dating back to 1872. From Hart you can head south on the trail toward Shelby, Rothbury, Montague and points in between, making for a fun and memorable day's adventure.
Find convenient free parking at our trail access point with refreshments and food nearby. Check the links below for trail information and maps, courtesy of Michigan Trails Magazine and website.
Download a File:
Downtown Hart Bike Map
407 State St. Map
Hart, Michigan 49420
City Manager: 231-873-3546
Accounts Payable: 231-923-3837
Hart Police Department: 231-923-0696 or 231-923-0851
Central Dispatch: 231-869-5858.
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