•  UPDATE: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued a stay-at-home executive order amid coronavirus: City of Newaygo business critical operations will continue as normal but we have Closed the City Hall lobby to the public until April 14th and will revisit opening at that time. Please Read Update Below for more information.

Welcome to the City of Newaygo

Changes due to COVID-19

Newaygo City Hall will be closed to the public until April 14th due to Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order No 2020-21.Please see Executive Order No. 2020-21 for additional information.

  • Temporary Changes to Garbage Pickup for City of Newaygo Residents:

  1. Monthly Bulk Pickup will be suspended
  2. They will accept cart contents only.Drivers will not pickup waste outside of cart
  3. Recycling Changes
  4. Customers without a carted service, they will accept only waste placed in bags.Bags cannot exceed 50 pounds.Please see "Republic Changes" document below for additional details.

  • Most Burns permits are suspended across the State due to COVID-19. Please see Michigan DNR Website for additional information

  • Letters were sent to all City Residents to help determine the type of service line (pipe) coming into your home or business. We will not be scheduling visits until the “Stay at Home” is lifted. Please feel free to call and add your name to the list. For additional information please see "Service Line" document below.

Info on Coronavirus

For latest information on the Coronavirus situation and relief efforts, please visit the following link to messages posted by Newaygo County Emergency Services.


On the Banks of the Muskegon River

City of Newaygo
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.

2020 Census - Be Counted!

Ensuring an accurate count of Michiganders is important because roughly $30 billion in federal funding for public safety, schools, housing, health care, and more, as well as one congressional seat, are at stake for Michigan.
The census count will shape Michigan's social infrastructure for the next decade.

In preparation for the 2020 Census, the state of Michigan has launched a new website to provide information and resources to Michiganders. Live as of Tuesday, Jan. 14, the website will be available throughout the census-taking season so residents can have their questions answered, keep up to date on the latest census news and obtain a better understanding about the importance of the census. The website includes a list of frequently asked questions and an interactive map of hard to reach areas, among other things.

To find more resources about the census or to get involved, go to www.michigan.gov/census2020.
The website is one piece of a larger effort to ensure that every Michigander is counted. In particular, the "Count Me In" campaign seeks to let Michigan residents know that responding to the census this year is convenient, confidential and critical to the future of our state.

Residents can fill out the census in multiple languages online, by phone or on a paper form. All answers are completely confidential. By law, the data can be collected for statistical purposes only and cannot be used against a person. The Census Bureau cannot share or publish any household-specific census data, even to other government agencies.

This service is provided to you by the Michigan Department of Treasury.

NEWAYGO COUNTY: Specific Document on Newaygo County, a great read! Please check out this link for more information and a document specific to our County: http://becountedwestmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Be-Counted-West-MI-Digital-Toolkit_County_Newaygo.pdf

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City Newsletter January-March 2020

Please read the latest newsletter!

Water Quality Reports

Looking for information on Water Quality in the City of Newaygo? Click here to read the 2018 Water quality Report.

Other reports are located under our Forms and Publications

Your safety is important too us!

To take precautions to protect our residents and staff by limiting person to person contact please consider the following:

- Pay your utility bills online: www.newaygocity.org

-Mail payments to City Hall:

City of Newaygo
P.O. Box 308
Newaygo, Mi 49337

- Place payments in the drop box located outside the main doors by the parking lot

- Or call the City to make payments via phone 231-652-1657

Obtain Permits from our website: www.newaygocity.org and email completed permits or questions to office@newaygocity.org

Should you have any questions please call us at: 231-652-1657

Anyone needing to speak to a Police Officer or needing Police services for non emergencies, please call 231.652.1655 x 210.
You may also email office@newaygocity.org or police@newaygocity.org regarding any City business.


The City of Newaygo will be flushing water mains from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm beginning April 13, 2020 and continuing through April 20, 2020. Customers should be aware that there may be some discoloration in their water supply and the washing of clothes is not recommended during this time.

Questions regarding this procedure should be addressed to the City Office at 652-1657.

Bulk Leaf Pickup / Brush Pickup

Bulk Leaf Pickup
April 20th – April 24th

  • Rake leaves to edge of road in a long windrow.
  • Piles should be located just off the road edge, no more than two feet from the road.
  • Piles should only include leaves.No Brush!
  • Piles should not be within four feet of mailbox or street signs.

Brush Pickup
April 27th – May 1st

  • Brush must be piled neatly, with butt ends facing the road.
  • Brush only.No leaves or grass!
  • Brush must not exceed 6” in diameter and 4 feet in length.

Bag Leaf Pickup

  • Composting bags are available at City Hall for free.
  • Bags must only have leaves, no grass clippings.
  • Set bags by edge of road and the DPW will pick them up.
The City will not pickup bags that are not composting bags

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Due to changes in Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) formerly (DEQ) Lead and Copper Rule have resulted in a new water sampling requirement for local municipalities. The City of Newaygo is looking to identify the location of lead components within the water system. If left undisturbed, lead components pose no safety risk. However, identifying the locations of all lead components in the water system is critical.

Location assessments will guide the City’s construction efforts as the removal of all lead components from the water system is prioritized. Location assessments will also assist the City of Newaygo with updating its water meter records in an effort to better plan for future meter replacement.

Location assessments are free and can either be self-reported through the email link below, or by scheduling an appointment with a Newaygo Department of Public Works staff member. To schedule an appointment call (231)-652-1657. Ext. 210

Prior to completing the survey, property owners are asked to follow a few simple steps.

Step 1 (optional)
Take a picture of the water service where it enters the home (inside) through the wall or floor. If both the water service pipe and the meter are clearly visible, then one picture will suffice. If they are not both clearly visible, then take a second picture of each.

Step 2
Identify the type of pipe coming into the home/business through the wall or floor as either plastic, copper, galvanized steel or lead.

If unable to visually determine the material type, hold a magnet against the pipe. If the magnet sticks to the pipe, the material is galvanized steel and this step is completed. If the magnet does not stick and the pipe appears to be in good condition, gently scrape the pipe with a screwdriver or utility knife and use the characteristics below to help determine the material type. IMPORTANT NOTE: If the pipe entering the floor or wall is corroded or in otherwise poor condition, only perform the magnet test.

Pipe Material Identifying Characteristics:

  1. A Plastic pipe should be easy to identify, can be many different colors and the pipe will not attract a magnet.
  2. Scraping a copper pipe will reveal a shiny “new penny” color and the pipe will not attract a magnet.
  3. Scraping a galvanized steel pipe will reveal a silver/white color and the pipe will attract a magnet
  4. Scraping a lead pipe will reveal a silver/white color and the pipe will not attract a magnet.
The link below is also a source to help identify what material the service line is made of.

Step 3
Property owners can now report their findings and upload their pictures.

Please include Street Address for each location if you have more than one.

Submit results to: twight@newaygocity.org

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"I Am NEWaygo"

I Am NEWaygo logo
Citizens and community leaders have updated the City's Master Plan and are working to update the City's zoning ordinance. Follow link above for page with links to updated Master Plan and other initiatives.

Public engagment meeting - 3/23/2020 - CANCELLED
There will no longer be an IAmNewaygo! Public Engagement meeting on Monday, March 23rd from 6pm-8pm at The Stream, One State Road (M37). This is due to safety precautions in light of the Coronavirus situation.

The meeting was planned for:
Education and discussion on the M37 Pilot Program for this Spring that will test a new lane configuration on M37 downtown between River St and Quarterline Rd. The new configuration will test allowing parallel parking on both sides of M37 while maintaining the center turn lane and a drive lane in each direction.
PILOT PROGRAM PLANS: Click here for plans.


2019 M37 Changes
MDOT did maintenance on the bridge over the Muskegon River from July-Nov 2019. After maintenance was complete, MDOT re-striped M37 with a different lane configuration from the Quarterline intersection to the Croton Rd intersection. See link to plans above.


Why Think Newaygo?

There are many good reasons!

See latest report by our Economic and Community Development Coordinator (ECDC) below.

City of Newaygo

28 State Road
Newaygo, Michigan 49337
Phone (231) 652-1657
Monday through Friday, 7:30a-4:00p
Emergency: Phone 911