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Welcome to the City of Hart

Nestled in the northwestern quarter of Oceana County near US-31, the City of Hart is a quaint, quiet community, a perfect place to raise a family and enjoy a good life.



City of Hart

March 16, 2020

Hart City Buildings Closed to Public Access Due To COVID-19
Staff Available By Phone During Regular Working Hours

Beginning at 3:00 PM today, all City of Hart buildings will be closed to the general public until further notice. This decision will be revisited at the beginning of each week. Anyone needing City services or who have a previously scheduled appointment should call the respective office before traveling to a City of Hart building. This decision is at the recommendation of District Health Department #10, Governor Whitmer’s Emergency Declaration, and local public safety officials.

Business may be conducted via U.S. Mail, the night drop-box, or online at www.cityofhart.org. The night drop-box will be processed continually.

Bills are still due as normal, and staff will be available via phone at the City Hall, Department of Public Works, BioPure Department, Energy Department, H.E.A.R.T Office, and the Police Department during regular working hours. If you call the City office at 231-873-2488, we can mail or email copies of bills and invoices if needed.

For any further questions regarding the City of Hart’s operational changes, please contact the office of the City of Hart’s City Manager, Lynne Ladner, at 231-873-3546.

If you have questions about COVID-19, please call the State of Michigan COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-535-6136 between 8 AM - 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 be directed to District Health Department #10 at 231.902.8525.

Additional information regarding access to Hart City Hall will be released as it becomes available.

City Manager: 231-873-3546
Clerk: 231-923-3810
Accounts Payable: 231-923-3837
Utilities: 231-923-0012
Hart Police Department: 231-923-0696 or 231-923-0851
Central Dispatch 231-869-5858.

Help keep our sewers lines running clear.

Don't Flush those wipesNow that everyone is staying home and using all of the toilet paper, disinfecting wipes, flushable wipes and baby wipes that they rushed to the stores to purchase last week 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.

Old US-31 (Oceana Drive) Shoulder Closures beginning March 18th

Road Construction AheadShoulder closures will be in place on Old US-31 (Oceana Drive) over the Pentwater river starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The closures will remain in place for approximately two weeks and are required in preparation for the bridge construction project taking place later this spring. The work is weather dependent.

The $1.04M bridge rehabilitation project consists of penetrating healer/sealer on bridge deck, deck patching, joint and pin and hanger replacement, full painting and steel repair on Old US-31 over the Pentwater River, Oceana County.

Come Ride the Hart-Montague Trail From the City of Hart

Hart-Montague Trail at Rothbury, MichiganTwenty-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.

Every Picture Tells a Story

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  • 1960's
  • Soldier's 1912
  • Dodge Dealership
  • Hart High School
  • Worker Photo 1920's
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Changes to Trash, Recycling and Bulky Item Pick-up in City Of Hart

COVID-19 UPDATESDue to the COVID-19 virus, restrictions on essential services only and the need to prevent the spread of the virus Republic Waste has notified the City of Hart of the following changes to our Solid Waste and Recycling programs until further notice but not less than April 30, 2020




Veteran's Park Improvements - Public Hearing

Concept PlanDue to Executive Order 2020-21 the Public Hearing for the Recreation Grant has been cancelled, per the guidance from the DNR Grants Management Section the City will be electronically collecting public comment on the grant application for submittal through the supplemental period

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting for the purpose of obtaining public input for the MNRTF Recreation Grant Application.

The City of Hart is submitting an application to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund for a Recreation Grant in the amount of $300,000 for improvements to be completed at Veteran's Park. The project is estimated to cost $994,000 with the City through various funds contributing 70% of the project cost. The proposed project consists of memorial improvements; relocated airplane; park expansion to the north onto additional city owned property to accommodate more parking on a hard surface; new restroom building; new barrier-free kayak launch; new boardwalk with barrier-free fishing access; new picnic area; new multi-use area; new covered shelter; landscaping; lighting and other amenities. Copies of the conceptual drawing and preliminary cost estimate can be viewed at City Hall or the Hart Public Library.


Michigan State SealThe 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.
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City of Hart

407 State St. Map
Hart, Michigan 49420 
Phone: 231-873-2488
Fax: 231-873-0100

8:00a to 5:00p, Monday-Friday