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Happy Halloween!

Trick-or-Treating hours will be 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31

Be safe and have fun!

 

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Temporary ordinance for ORV’s

After considering public input and other information gathered by commissioners, the City Commission voted to temporarily allow operation of ORV’s within city limits. The wording reads: “Snowmobiles, off-road vehicles and golf carts may be operated in the City of Scottville when traveling the most direct route to gain access to fueling, dining, lodging or returning to their home base.”

All other Michigan laws regarding ORV’s must be followed and that information can be found within Public Act 240 of 2008. Some of the highlights of that law are:

1. No drivers under 12 are allowed.

2. Drivers 12-16 must have their ORV Safety Certificate on-board plus an adult who also has their Michigan Driver’s license on board.

3. Drivers 16+ must carry their Michigan driver’s license on-board.

4. A current annual ORV license sticker must be mounted on the back of the vehicle.

5. Headlights and taillights must be on, day or night.

6. Maximum speed limit is 25 mph (unless lower speeds are posted).

7. Drive with the traffic flow on the far right side of the street.

8. Drive single file and do not interfere with regular traffic.

9. If your ORV or golf cart does not have an approved roll bar, helmets and safety glasses are required.

10. You cannot drive your ORV or golf cart on US 10/State Street. You are permitted to directly cross the street, but you must stay on city streets only.

11. No person shall operate an ORV between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am.

12. ORV’s must stay on the paved portion of the street. They cannot be ridden on private property.

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Winter parking & cost of parking tickets

According to Ordinance #86-2, no parking is allowed on any street, in any alley or in any parking lot within the City of Scottville during the hours of 2-7 a.m. from November 1 through April 1 to allow for snow removal.

The cost of parking tickets has INCREASED this year to $30 if paid within 10 days, or $40 after 10 days.

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2014 Leaf Pickup Schedule

Week of October 13-17   North side of State Street

Week of October 20-24  South side of State Street

Week of October 27-31   North side of State Street

Week of November 3-7   South side of State Street

Please rake leaves out into the street, as close to the curb as possible. Leaf pickup schedule is subject to change if leaves fall earlier or later than anticipated.

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Flushing fire hydrants

The fall flushing of fire hydrants will take place the week of October 20-24. This flushing may cause temporary discoloration in the water.

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Take note: new list of recyclables

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If you would like to participate in the free recycling program but don’t have a blue bin, call City Hall at 757-4729 and we will order one for you.

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Congratulations!

Scottville welcomes these recently-opened businesses:

The Bottle and Can, 108 S. Main Street

Cole’s Antiques Villa, 120 N. Main Street

Dee’s Pet Spa, 120 S. Main Street

Paddlesports Factory Warehouse, U.S. 10 (old Wickes Lumber building)

Use It Again, 102 W. State Street

Bliss Bridals, 101 S. Main Street

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A note about raising chickens …

Keeping chickens is becoming more popular among city residents. The City’s ordinance requires anyone considering doing this to first apply to the City Commission for approval. The application must include a letter stating how many chickens the resident will own and the type of coop they will be housed in. We also recommend you speak to neighbors and ask if they have any issues with having chickens nearby. A letter of support from neighbors is helpful when the City Commission considers these requests.

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Reminder about use of fireworks in the city

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State and local law allows fireworks to be discharged ONLY the day before, day of, and day after the 10 major holidays and never between the hours of 1 a.m. and 8 a.m.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING YOUR REFUSE SERVICE

Residents need to use garbage bags provided by the City in order to have their refuse picked up. Bags can be purchased at City Hall or at Wesco.

30- Gallon bags  are $12.00 for a package of 10 bags or $1.20 for an individual bag.

13- Gallon bags are $6.00 for a package of 10 bags of $ .60 for an individual bag.

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