Press Release - John and Dede Howard Ice Arena Winter Season Schedule
With the holidays now over, the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena has returned to their regular schedule. Please note the Howard Ice Arena will hold regular hours on Monday, Janaury15 (Martin Luther King Day).Read more ...
Job Opportunity for Marina/Ice Arena Operations Assistant
The City of St. Joseph is seeking a Marina/Ice Arena Operations Assistant.Read more ...
Christmas Tree Pick-Up Notice
Beginning December 27, 2017, and continuing through January 26, 2018, the City of St. Joseph will pick up Christmas trees from city residents.Read more ...
December "City Connection" Newsletter
The December 2017 City Connection newsletter has been published.
City of St. Joseph Receives Improved Classification of ISO Rating
Public Safety Director Uridge reports, "Congratulations City of St. Joseph."Read more ...
2018 St. Joseph Public Art Exhibit: Magical Kingdom of St. Joseph
COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE MAGICAL KINGDOM OF ST. JOSEPH DURING ITS 15th ANNUAL PUBLIC ART EXHIBIT
MAY 18-SEPT. 20, 2018
IMPORTANT: Press Release: Information about House Bill 4503/Senate Bill 329 and Short-Term Rentals
It is important for residents to educate themselves regarding House Bill 4503 and Senate Bill 329. Please click on information from the Michigan Municipal League and others through a Letter and Press Release explaining the effect these two bills will have on our community.Read more ...
For additional information on the SAW Grant, please click on the links.Read more ...
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The City Commission typically meets on alternating weeks on the second floor of City Hall.
The City Commission is made up of:
Mayor Michael C. Garey, elected Apr. 5, 1999
The St. Joseph City Commission is an elected body of St. Joseph residents to represent the citizens of the City of St. Joseph in local government. The St. Joseph City Commission works as the legislative body and delegates a City Manager to handle all administrative day-to-day tasks. City commissioners are elected at-large and elections are held in November of odd years. Three commission seats become open at each election and the two candidates receiving the most votes receive four-year terms and the candidate who receives the third-most votes gets a two-year term.
The St. Joseph City Commission typically meets twice a month on alternating weeks on Monday at 6 P.M. in the City Commission Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall. A calendar with all of the City Commission meetings listed is available by clicking on it. Changes in meetings and special meetings will be occasionally posted on the news feed of the website.
NOTE: Starting July 8, 2013, the City of St. Joseph has begun using a new database to hold all City Commission agendas, agenda packets, and minutes. Please click here to access this database. Minutes previous to July 8, 2013, for the current calendar year are listed below.
City Commission Policy regarding Ethics and Conflict of Interest
Please click here to view the City Commission Policy regarding ethics and conflict of interest.
If you have any further questions about the St. Joseph City Commission please contact the City and we will be happy to assist you.
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- Population - 8,365
- City Employees - 81
- City Budget - $22.8 million
- City S.E.V. - $531,397,117 Avg.
- Residential True Cash Value - $199,000
- Square Miles - 4.4
- City Charter - Approved 1928
- Commercial S.E.V. - 96 million
- Industrial S.E.V. - 35 million
- Residential S.E.V. - 395 million
- Tax Millage - 16.5344