Welcome to the City of Newaygo
On the Banks of the Muskegon River
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.
Wellhead Protection Area
Most residents within the City limits get water from the City's water system, which is supplied from ground wells. It only takes a small amount of pollutants to contaminate an aquafer, which is the ground water the City and many non-City residents draw their drinking water from. It is everyone's responsibility to properly manage, store and dispose of hazardous substances so that the citizens of the community can save on high costs associated with groundwater cleanup or replacement of contaminated wells.
Ways to protect groundwater:
- Educate others about sensitive areas around public water supply wells. See map for wellhead protection areas.
- Plug unused or abandoned water wells.
- Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly.
- Repair auto leaks.
- Dispose of household hazardous waste, used auto fluids (antifreeze, oil, etc.), tires and batteries at designated collection or recycling locations.
- Clean up after your pets and properly manage livestock waste.
- Make sure septic system is functioning properly.
- Use a commercial car wash rather than washing your car at home.
- Sweep up yard debris rather than hosing down areas. Compost or recycle yard waste when possible.
- Clean paint brushes in a sink, not outdoors. Properly dispose of excess paints through a household hazardous wase collection program.
- Sweep up and properly dispose of construcion debris.
- The City has developed a wellhead protection program. Click here for general info.
- Where does drinking water come from?
- How to conserve water
- Abandoned wells - plug them to protect drinking water
- Lawn and garden maintenance practices to protect drinking water
- Keep your home safe to protect your health and environment
- Maintain your septic system to protect drinking water
- Properly dispose of pharmaceutical drugs to protect the environment
- Keep items out of storm drains to protect waterways
- Construction sites and stormwater management
- Preventing Groundwater Contamination (including waste reduction tips for businesses)
- Each year the County of Newaygo sponsors a hazardous waste collection. It typically takes place in June. The drop off site for the hazardous waste is usually at the Road Commission building on M20 just west of M37 in White Cloud. Call 231-689-7225 for more info or visit the following website:
- Oil change places will often collect used motor vehicle oils, including transmission oil and brake fluid. They typically will collect antifreeze as well. A local collection site for Newaygo is the Supercare Quick Lube, located at 220 Adams Street, Newaygo, MI 49337. (231) 652-2462
- Some hardware stores (i.e. Lowes, Home Depot, Menards) will collect flourescent lights and other items.
- Goodwill stores will recycle computer components and small electronics.
- Search online for places that will recycle cell phones.
Wellhead Protection Publications
Attentions Citizens: RESERVE OFFICER UNIT Openings AND CITIZEN TRAINING:
Have you ever thought you would like to learn more about the police and assisting the police in everyday functions. Or ever wanted to learn about how to become a better witness or a person who could assist your community as a volunteer to the police department. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!
NEWAYGO POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE HOSTING A TRAINING SESSION FOR OUR RESERVE UNIT. We will train citizens on special functions and at the end of the training will pick 4-5 volunteers to assist on our current Reserve Officer Program, Is this you? Are you wanting to learn or assist your local police department? If so please contact Chief Andres at 231.652.1657 ext. 215.
Summary of program:
The Volunteer Citizen Patrol Program (VCPP) is based on the concept of utilizing the talents and skills of volunteers from within the local community as partners in public safety. Citizen patrol volunteers are specially trained by the Newaygo Police Department to assist our community as our trained eyes and ears of the community. This training will help citizens protect their community by knowing when to respond and contact police. This training does not require law enforcement or regulatory authority.
City Newsletter January-March 2017
Please read the latest newsletter!
Download a File:
Click here to read the Jan-Mar 2017 Newsletter
Help keep our community clean for the future!
THE RECYCLING CENTER: 490 Quarterline Street, Newaygo 49337 Public Hours: Tuesdays Noon-5 pm | Wednesdays Noon-7 pm | Thursdays Noon-5 pm.
Drop off cardboard and shredded and office paper at The Recycling Center at no charge. Call ahead at 231.924.8544 to schedule help with large quantities.
Police Department Survey
The Newaygo Police Department would like you to take a brief survey. Please Click here to start the survey.
Youth Self Defense Class Was A Huge Success!
Newaygo Police Department held its first ever youth self-defense class on December 2nd. We had 36 children (ages 5-13 years old) and parents in attendance. Officer Paquette was assisted by five other Police Department Officers to help the children learn an array of different techniques. Those techniques taught were so the children could better defend themselves during an attack. Loud verbal commands as well as strategies on how to get away from strangers were taught. The children were so confident with their direction, “If you were downtown early for the Christmas walk festivities you probably heard the children shouting!”
Newaygo Police Department would like to give a special “Thank You” to Newaygo Fitness Club for allowing us to hold such an important class for our community.
We are hoping to hold another class in middle to late January 2017 for both adult women’s self-defense for 14 years and older and a children’s self-defense for 5-13 year olds.
If you have an interest in these classes please Contact Newaygo Police Department to sign up at 231.652.1655 ext-214
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How May We Help?
City of Newaygo
28 State Road
Newaygo, Michigan 49337
Phone (231) 652-1657
Monday through Friday, 7:30a-4:00p
Emergency: Phone 911