JUNE 16, 2017
PRESS RELEASE
The City of Watervliet is looking for applicants to serve on the city’s Planning Commission.  As a City Planning Commission Member you will be in the forefront of the development of the City of Watervliet.  If you have a desire to give something back to your community or if you want to see development happen.  Be a part of the discussion.  Be a part of the commission and help plan the future of the community.  The City of Watervliet is about to undertake an updated look at our Master Plan for development as well as updating our Capital Improvement Plan.  These are important roadmaps to effective future development.  Be an active part of the process.  Apply today.  Applicants must be residents of the City of Watervliet.  The Planning commission members do receive a $40/meeting stipend for their time. Applications can be picked up at city hall or contact the clerk at clerk@watervliet.org.  Positions are open until filled.  Watervliet is an equal opportunity employer.
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE

PUBLIC WORKS LABORER
The City of Watervliet is looking for a full-time general laborer to work in the Department of Public Works.  All applicants must have the following essential skills: ability to use light machinery, operate backhoes, tractors, mowers and weed eaters, chainsaws, power tools and hand tools.  Applicants must also have the ability to lift approximately 50 lbs. and be able to traverse all types of terrains.  
To apply please fill out a City of Watervliet application and submit the completed form to Watervliet City Hall, 158 W Pleasant Street, PO Box 86, Watervliet, Michigan 49098. Watervliet is an equal opportunity employer.  This position is open until filled.


TREASURER - PART-TIME
The City of Watervliet is looking to hire a part-time City Treasurer.  This position would require 8 to 10 hours per week of office work relating to accounting and tax collection.  Applicant must be familiar with BS & A Software, and must be bondable.  Please send applications or resumes to City of Watervliet, 158 W. Pleasant, PO Box 86, Watervliet, Michigan, 49098 Attention: City Manager.  Watervliet is an equal opportunity employer.  The hourly rate for this position is negotiable.  This position is open until filled.  


posted on 6/2/17

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WATERVLIET INDEPENDENCE WEEKEND CELEBRATION


                      JUNE 30TH, JULY 1ST & 2ND, 2017

Friday. June 30
Watervliet Airport 40C Fly-In Camp-In (all weekend)
Elkhart Garden Tractor Pull on Pleasant Street
Decorated Golf Cart & Scooter parade begins at North School ending on Main Stage
IPW Event (Independence Pro Wrestling) on Main Stage
Saturday, July 1
Gene Bednarowski Run Sign-Up at North School
Pancake Breakfast at Fire Department
CHALK OUR BLOCK south of RRX
Gene Bednarowski Children's Fun Run at North School
Gene Bednarowski 5k Run/Walk at North School
Kids Zone Play Area Library Park
(games, face paint and inflatables)
K-9 Demonstration on Main Stage Q&A
Annual 4th of July Car Show Honoring Our Veterans at Arclight Brewery
2017 Little Miss & Mr. Firecracker on Main stage
Watervliet Airport Annual Steak Fry
July 4th Grand Parade staging on old High School property
Parade will run North on Main Street
Parade Awards on Main stage
Meet & Greet Miss & Mr. Blossomtime along with the Miss Watervliet & Court, Miss & Mr. Hartford & Court and Miss & Mr. Coloma & Court
Mid America Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team Meet & Greet and demonstration in Flaherty Park
IPW (Independence Pro Wrestling) Championship Event on Main Stage
Power Wheels Mudd Run old PAPER MILL property OPEN REGISTRATION *STOCK POWER WHEELS ONLY
pre-register at Tri-City Record
Cardio Drumming with Healthy to the Core on Main Stage 
Corn Hole Tournament $25.00 reg/per team across from Main Stage
Pre-register at Tri-City Record $25.00 per team PRIZES!
July 4x4 Quad Race Mudd Run old Papermill property pre-register at Tri-City Record PRIZES!
Band Frizzle Fried on Main stage 
July 4x4 Mudd Run (old paper mill property) $20.00 Pre-register 
at Tri-City Record registration-Cash PRIZES!
Vintage Baseball Game House of David Echos vs. Hooterviller Hitters at Hays Park
Band C&S DELIVERY on Main stage 
FIREWORKS!! at Hays Park 

Sunday July 2
Watervliet Airport Breakfast & Fly In
Community Worship Gathering
Ping Pong Ball Drop at Airport
Duck Race at Mill Creek

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City Commission Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.



PUBLIC NOTICE
TO THE RESIDENTS OF
THE CITY OF WATERVLIET
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED

THE CITY HAS ADOPTED PUBLIC ACT 33 BY ORDINANCE AT IT’S REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING ON APRIL 11,2017.

ORDINANCE 2017-3

THE CITY OF WATERVLIET ORDAINS

The Watervliet Code of Ordinances Chapter 2, Article VII, Section 2-321 through 2-327 are hereby amended by repealing Sections 2-321 through 2-327 and adding section 2-328 with the following language:

Sec. 2-328   Operating Authority

The Planning Commission shall operate pursuant to the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Public Act 33 of 2008 (MCL 125.3801 et seq.) as amended and the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Public Act 110 of 2006 (MCL 125.3101 et seq.) as amended. Ordinance declared adopted on April 11, 2017. This ordinance shall take effect 20 days after its adoption—May 2, 2017.

Dena Yow, City Clerk



          PUBLIC NOTICE
   TO THE RESIDENTS OF
 THE CITY OF WATERVLIET
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED

TO ANY OWNER OF LAND SITUATED IN THE CITY OF WATERVLIET, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN.

Notice is hereby given that all noxious weeds growing on any land within the City of Watervliet must be cut and destroyed on or before May 1st, and as often as necessary thereafter, to prevent such weeds from growing or becoming a detriment to health or a common nuisance.

Costs incurred for the cutting and destroying of said noxious weeds shall be charged against any owner so failing to comply with this notice on or before the above mentioned date.

If not paid within 30 days of billing, such costs shall be levied against the property and collected in the same manner as a special assessment. All such costs shall be and remain a lien against the land upon which noxious weeds were cut and destroyed until paid. Property owners may also be subject to a civil fine of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).

Dena Yow, City Clerk



PUBLIC NOTICE
TO THE RESIDENTS OF
THE CITY OF WATERVLIET
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED

THE CITY HAS AMENDED THE NOISE ORDINANCE AT A REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING ON APRIL 25, 2017.

ORDINANCE 2017-4 NOISE

THE CITY OF WATERVLIET ORDAINS:

That Chapter 35, Noise; Section 35-1 through 35-10 of the Code of Ordinances, City of Watervliet, Michigan are hereby repealed and replaced.

Sec. 35-1 PURPOSE.

The City of Watervliet finds that it is desirable and necessary for the public health, safety and welfare of the City to prohibit persons from making, creating or permitting unreasonably loud, disturbing or unnecessary noise which constitutes a public nuisance

Sec. 35-2 OFFENSES.

It shall be unlawful, and it shall be deemed a public nuisance, for any person to unreasonably make, continue or cause to be made any noise that excessively annoys or disturbs the quiet, comfort or repose of a reasonable person of normal sensitivities, or that injures or endangers the health, peace, or safety of the public within the city.

COPIES OF THE FULL ORDINANCE AMENDMENT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT CITY HALL, 158 W. Pleasant St., Watervliet, MI 49098. 269-463-6769

THIS ORDINANCE WILL TAKE EFFECT ON MAY 16, 2017.

Dena Yow,City Clerk



PUBLIC NOTICE
TO THE RESIDENTS OF
THE CITY OF WATERVLIET
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED

THE CITY AMENDED THE ZONING ORDINANCE AT IT’S REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING ON MAY 23, 2017.

ORDINANCE 2017-5

CITY OF WATERVLIET ORDAINS

The Watervliet Code of Ordinances Appendix A- Zoning, Article VIII – Business Districts, Section 8.01 – B-1 retail business district, is hereby amended to include “Farmers Markets” as a permitted use in the B-1 Business District.

This Ordinance shall take effect on June 13, 2017.

Dena Yow, City Clerk









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