•  Citywide Clean-up June 13th see details below. Coming Soon July 2020 Paperless Utility Billing and Auto Pay Utility Billing!

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 OFFICES ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Stop SignATTENTION GENERAL PUBLIC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Hart

March 16, 2020
231-873-2488

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.

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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Citywide Clean-Up

COVID-19 UPDATESYou asked for it and with restrictions loosening we have been able to schedule a slightly delayed spring clean up day for Saturday June 13, 2020!!

NO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PLEASE.

Clean Up Do's & Don'ts
Acceptable Items:
We will collect basic household trash, bulky items (furniture, etc.) and limited building material - must be boxed or bundled and no more than four feet in length or 40 pounds.

Unacceptable Items: No tires, concrete, bricks, auto parts, tree stumps/limbs, scrap iron/steel, and no hazardous waste - (paint, household cleaners, liquids, gas, oil, medical waste or asbestos).

PUBLIC NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC MEETING OF THE CITY OF HART CITY COUNCIL

City Council meetingPLEASE NOTE: THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN AND PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 1 (a) OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-75 ISSUED BY GRETCHEN WHITMER, GOVERNOR FOR THE STATE OF MICHIGAN.

The City of Hart Council is meeting electronically as a result of the COVID-19 virus and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Hart, Michigan of such virus, pursuant to law and the mandates of Executive Order 2020-96 issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

You are invited to the City of Hart Council Meeting being conducted live via Zoom Webinar Meetings

When: Tuesday May 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)



Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88266491745

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13017158592,,88266491745# or +13126266799,,88266491745#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 882 6649 1745
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kerPFr29Tm

Access is provided through the Michigan Relay Service for individuals with speech or hearing impairments https://hamiltonrelay.com/michigan/index.html

Dated: May 22, 2020

Lynne Ladner, MPA
City Manager

PUBLIC NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC MEETING OF THE CITY OF HART CITY COUNCIL

City CouncilPLEASE NOTE: THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN AND PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 1 (a) OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-75 ISSUED BY GRETCHEN WHITMER, GOVERNOR FOR THE STATE OF MICHIGAN.

The City of Hart Council is meeting electronically as a result of the COVID-19 virus and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Hart, Michigan of such virus, pursuant to law and the mandates of Executive Order 2020-77 issued by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

You are invited to the City of Hart Council Meeting being conducted live via Zoom Webinar Meetings

When: Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)



Click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84596158170

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13017158592,,84596158170# or +13126266799,,84596158170#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 845 9615 8170
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbed2sjfuhFor additional information regarding how to attend the meeting call the city manager at (231) 873-2488. Project information is available at Hart City Hall and online at www.cityofhart.org

Access is provided through the Michigan Relay Service for individuals with speech or hearing impairments https://hamiltonrelay.com/michigan/index.html

Dated: May 8, 2020

Lynne Ladner, MPA
City Manager

Support your local VFW and American Legion Posts

Memorial DayFreedom isn’t free, support Oceana County’s veteran's organizations!

Over the past days and weeks, our community has experienced the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has created differing opinions and disagreements between friends and family members surrounding the restrictions and closures that have happened while attempting to contain this pandemic.

While we may disagree on the restrictions in place, we must remember the veterans of this great nation. We need to honor those that served and offered their lives to ensure that as Americans, we have the right and privilege to agree and disagree with decisions made by our government and to protest those decisions.

The VFW Posts and American Legion Posts throughout Oceana County are organizations that not only support our American veterans but also our communities with their continued service. However, this year, due to the COVID pandemic, these organizations have experienced a devastating loss in their ability to conduct normal fundraising. Annually these fundraisers include fish frys, bingo, hamburger meals, poppy sales, and many other events. The funds raised at these events assist with providing flags for veteran’s graves during Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day and ensure that the veteran’s color guards are available for parades, and the honor guard for veteran’s funerals.
With the uncertainty regarding large group gatherings, many of the traditional Memorial Day activities have been canceled. So this year, we want to challenge the community to take a moment to and be thankful for the freedoms and rights that veterans have fought to ensure generation after generation. Honor all American veterans living and passed by donating to one of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars or American Legion Posts in Oceana County. Your support now can help remind them that we appreciate their sacrifices. Freedom isn’t free.

Sincerely,
Lynne Ladner, Hart City Manager
Chris Brown, Pentwater Village Manager
Rob Widigan, Shelby Village Manager

The 2020 Census informs funding for things our community needs to grow and thrive

Proud support of US Census 2020Complete the census online today! 2020census.gov

Your Answers are safe, secure and used only to produce statistics. No matter where you call home, the census is your chance to shape the future of our community over the next ten years for health care and infrastructure. Billions of dollars in funding that our community needs including roads, schools, hospitals and clinics are allocated based on the statistics that come out of the response to the census.

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRE INSURANCE WITHHOLDING PROGRAM

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

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