Zoning Board of Appeals 9/21/2017 Meeting Postponed
Please be advised that the Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2017, has been postponed until Thursday, October 19th.Read more ...
Job Opening: Howard Ice Arena Seasonal
The City of St. Joseph is seeking mature, reliable individuals to fill several positions at the Howard Ice Arena for the upcoming Fall/Winter season.Read more ...
Request for Proposal (RFP) - Scrape, Prime & Paint and Repair Roof Contract
The City of St. Joseph is accepting sealed bids for a Scrape, Prime & Paint and Roof Repair Contract at 719 Hoyt Street as part of a code enforcement case.Read more ...
Live Public Art Auction Saturday, September 23rd - Whirlpool Centennial Park
Please click on the information pertaining to the live public art auction taking place on Saturday, September 23rd, along with the St. Joseph Wine Festival taking place, hosted by St. Joseph Today, all in Whirlpool Centennial Park, below the Bluff.Read more ...
For additional information on the SAW Grant, please click on the links.Read more ...
2017 Resurfacing Project - Public Notice
For additional information on the 2017 Resurfacing Project, please click here.
August/September "City Connection" Newsletter
The August/September 2017 City Connection newsletter has been published.
2017 CSO Project Update 7-17-17
This is an update for the 2017 CSO Project for the Week of July 17th.Read more ...
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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