The City Engineer is responsible for the handling, planning, oversight, and reporting on all city-led engineering projects.

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Alex Austin

Assistant City Engineer:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Address: 700 Broad Street
Phone: (269) 983-5541
Fax: (269) 985-0346

  • Handling water, sewer, and roadway related constructions permits in the public right-of-way.
  • Planning, prioritizing and seeking funding sources for future infrastructure projects.
  • Oversight of Engineering Consulting Services.
  • Construction Progress Meetings and Site Inspections of ongoing construction projects.
  • Responding to Citizen Concerns including Periodic Updates on Construction Progress.
  • Administration of the City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits.
  • Archives infrastructure project record drawings.
  • Plan review and approval of infrastructure-related elements of new developments.


Dunham Lift Station Replacement Project

Public Meeting Notice for Dunham Lift Station Neighborhood

SAW Grant

Asset Management Plan

Public Meeting Maps

Wallace Avenue Reconstruction Project 

2018 Wallace Ave Reconstruction Project Notice

A public meeting for the Wallace Avenue Reconstruction Project is scheduled for May 22, 2018, at 6 PM in the City Commission Chambers.  Area residents and those wishing to learn more about the project are encouraged to attend.

A Permit is required for work within the Right-of-Way.

The Right-of-Way typically includes the street, tree lawn and sidewalk area in front of your property. Please refer to the Right-of-Way Permit application - at the link that follows - for additional details on the requirements.

Right of way Application (PDF)(revised 1-23-2018)

Please submit applications and supporting materials to Alex Austin at the contact information noted above. 

City of St. Joseph and Southwest Regional Sanitary Sewer and Water Authority Standard Specifications and Details for new water main construction

Water Main Permits








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