2017 CSO Project Update 7-17-17
This is an update for the 2017 CSO Project for the Week of July 17th.Read more ...
Sewer Televising Update 7-24-2017
Redzone Robotics has returned to the City to undertake additional sewer televising, the work is expected to be underway until the end of August.Read more ...
Agenda for City Commission Meeting, Monday, July 24 @ 6 PM
Please find the Agenda for the St. Joseph City Commission Meeting being held this evening, Monday, July 24 at 6 p.m. in the Commission Chambers, 2nd floor, here at City Hall.
There will be a Primary Election held on August 8, 2017 as seven candidates successfully filed petitions to fill three seats on the St. Joseph City Commission from terms expiring in November.Read more ...
2017 Resurfacing Project Bid Package
Advertisement for Sealed Bids: Bids will be received untill 3:00 p.m., August 9, 2017 by the City of St. Joseph.Read more ...
Press Release: City of St. Joseph Offers Pickleball
The City of St. Joseph is now offering open Pickleball at the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena. To view the 6-26-17 Press Release, please click here.
Municipal Band Concerts 2017 Summer Schedule
The St. Joseph Municipal Band began their weekly concerts at the John E. N. Howard Band Shell on Sunday, June 25, at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.Read more ...
July 2017 " City Connection" Newsletter
The July 2017 City Connection newsletter has been published.
To read all the latest news, click here.
Mayor Pro tem Fran Chickering
Fran Chickering has been a City resident since 1985, was first elected to the City Commission in November 2007, and became Mayor Pro tem on November 5, 2013.
In first announcing her candidacy, Fran said, "I am proud to live in one of the premier cities in Southwest Michigan. While my goal is to see the city continue along a successful path of economic development and fiscal responsibility, most importantly, I'm committed to ensuring that the needs of our citizens always come first."
"My goal as a City Commissioner is to strike a balance between the challenges and opportunities of a changing city with what I see as some of the proven benefits of our long-standing city identity – what many have called our 'small town charm.'"
Specifically, as a City Commissioner, Fran's commitment is to:
- Balance economic growth with the needs of our residents
- Preserve the integrity of our neighborhoods
- Maintain our city services in a fiscally responsible way
- Promote efforts to attract year-round businesses and encourage people of all ages to live and work in our community.
Fran is a graduate of Duke University where she majored in Economics and Psychology and has a law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law. She was engaged in private practice in St Joseph for a number of years and retired from the Law Department at Whirlpool Corporation in 2014. In addition to her professional responsibilities, Fran has held board member positions in numerous civic organizations including Women's Service League, Berrien County Council for Children, Indian Hills Garden Club and Edgewater Improvement Association. She is currently a member of Berrien Community Foundation.
Fran and her husband Bill have two grown children, Elizabeth and Will, both of whom were raised in St Joseph and graduated from St Joseph Public Schools.
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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