The City of Belding is a great place to raise a family, grow a business, find a bright future. Explore our rich history, abundant natural resources, and many opportunities.
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It is my goal as Mayor to foster an environment of growth and unity. Let's draw close as a community, focus on quality of life, and create opportunities for everyone to succeed.
Please join me for “Coffee with Council,” 1st and 3rd Monday each month, 10am to 1pm at the Depot. I look forward to working with you!
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City Office Hours
City of Belding offices are now open Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and closed on Fridays. Please schedule your visits, calls and business with the City during these new hours. If you have questions, contact City offices at 616-794-1900 or use our online Contact Form. Thank you.
BEL Children’s Museum Fall/Winter Hours
The BEL Children’s Museum (located on the second floor of the Belrockton, 108 Hanover) is now open the first Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The BEL Children’s Museum is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Stop in for fun hands-on learning.
Belding Cleanup Vouchers
The City of Belding is using a voucher system in 2013, in place of the spring clean-up day at the Pitsch Landfill. City of Belding property owners, with photo ID, may pick up one (1) voucher at City Hall during regular business hours.
The voucher may be used by the listed property owner between April 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013, with photo ID, at the Pitsch Landfill, 7905 N. Johnson Road. The voucher is worth up to $25.00 for disposal of a load the approximate size of one pick-up or equivalent size trailer. Any additional charges over $25.00 will be the property owner's responsibility. The fee for a car or pick-up tire, off the rim, is $2.50. The fee for a mattress or box springs is $10.00. The fee for an appliance with Freon is $25.00. Please consider these costs when determining your load.
Please call the Pitsch Landfill at 616-794-3050 to identify any additional charges if there are questions about your specific load. Vouchers will not be replaced in case of loss or misuse.
The Alvah N. Belding Memorial Library has some community event and information notes to pass along. They offer good opportunities to participate with our Belding area library. Please view the PDFs at the links below. Visit the Library website to learn more.
Youth Services Paraprofessional Position
"On the Same Page" Program Series 1
"On the Same Page" Program Series 2
Saavy Caregiver Training
Library Board of Trustees Vacancy
Right of Way Parking
The Belding Police Department is enforcing rules regarding parking in the right–of-way on City streets.
The right-of-way is property located within and adjoining the public streets, roads, highways and public easements within the city, which rights of way are owned by the city. This area must also be maintained by the property owner.
If you are parking on the right-of-way, now is a good time to start parking on the road. If you are found parking on the right-of-way, a warning notice will be left with your vehicle. If the vehicle remains or continues parking on the right-of-way, a parking citation will be issued.
Also, as a reminder, November 1 thru March 31, there is No Parking on any City street 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m..
Your compliance is appreciated.
Dale E. Nelson
Chief of Police
Friends of Fred Meijer River Valley Rail-Trails
To become a member of the Friends of Fred Meijer River Valley Rail-Trails, click here to download a Membership Application. You may visit the website at www.rivervalleyrailtrails.org for more information on the organization.
Community Recreation Plan
A Five Year Community Recreation Plan for 2012-2016 has been adopted and is available for download as a PDF. Get the plan here.
Woodview 5th Grade Thank You
5th grade students and teachers from Woodview School cleaned up trash on Kenwood Avenue, Main Street, M-44 and Orchard Street, as well as at Orchard Hills School, Central Riverside Park, Water Street Park and Demorest Field. The City wishes to thank them for their efforts, and is very appreciative of their service to our community!
Coffee with City Council
Members of the Belding City Council would like to invite you to stop by the Pere Marquette Depot on the first and third Mondays of each month between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to share any ideas, questions or concerns you may have. It will be an informal setting with one or two council members present to visit with you. Please join us!
Foreclosure Education And Prevention
The Michigan State University Extension office in Ionia County has been offering foreclosure education and prevention assistance to residents over the past two years. If you would like free confidential foreclosure education and prevention options, please contact Jim Buxton at MSUE at 616-527-5357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Police Department and Code Enforcement
The Belding Police Department is now handling areas of code enforcement, including abandoned motor vehicles, nuisances, noise control, blight, vegetation and sidewalks. Please click here to view detailed information on the Police Department web page. For assistance with code enforcement issues, please call 616-794-1900, Ext. 226.
Fire Department and Code Enforcement
The Belding Fire Department is now handling areas of code enforcement, including the International Fire Code, Property Maintenance Code and Building & Zoning Code. Please click here to view detailed information on the Fire Department web page. For assistance, please call the number listed on the web page with the specific area of enforcement.
Thursday Evening Meal
The Belding Ministerial Association and God's Kitchen, Belding invites families to a Thursday Evening Meal. No charge, no requirements, everyone welcome. Get more information.
Allied Waste Bags
Allied Waste blue bags are $14.50 for 10 bags. Bags are available at City Hall front counter and dispatch. Get more information.
Pay Water Bill and Property Taxes Online
We've created an online method for you to pay water bills and property taxes to the City of Belding. Just click here and follow the new page instructions. Let us know if you have questions or comments.