Request for Proposal (RFP) Pay Station Shelters
Sealed bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. March 6, 2018 by the City of St. Joseph Clerks Office, 700 Broad St. St. Joseph, Michigan 49085. For additional information, please click here.
Request for Proposal (RFP) 2018 Dunham Lift Station Replacement Project
The City of St. Joseph invites interested Consultants to submit information regarding their experience, qualifications, and fees for providing professional engineering services for the 2018 Dunham Lift Station Replacement Project.Read more ...
Request for Proposal (RFP) Woodbine Lodge Roof Replacement
Sealed bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. February 20, 2018 by the City of St. Joseph Clerks Office, 700 Broad St. St. Joseph, Michigan 49085. For additional informaion, please click here and here.
Request for Proposal (RFP) Planter Bed Replacement
Sealed bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. February 20, 2018 by the City of St. Joseph Clerks Office, 700 Broad St. St. Joseph, Michigan 49085. For additional information, please click here.
Request for Proposal (RFP) Drinking Fountain Replacement Project
Sealed bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. February 27, 2018 by the City of St. Joseph Clerks Office, 700 Broad St. St. Joseph, Michigan 49085. For additional information, please click here.
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
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Commissioner Jeffrey Richards
Jeff Richards was first elected as a St. Joseph city commissioner in April 1984, and currently is the longest serving commissioner with continuous service to the community, two of those as St. Joseph's mayor.
"In my years of work in the city, I've learned not to abuse power, but to use the power of the commission to make the most of what we have. I love this community and I ran initially to keep things pretty much the same. I still feel that way. We have a great community with lots of natural advantages that I want to preserve," said Richards, who moved to the area in 1973. "Let me tell you a little story. About 300 years ago, the explorer and missionary, Father LaSalle, dropped anchor at the site of what is now present day St. Joseph, where the St. Joseph River flows into Lake Michigan - the BIG lake!
"He recognized the area as a special place, a pleasant port. In my years as a commissioner, I have endeavored to make those necessary changes that will continue to make St. Joseph 'A Special Place on the Lake,' a city that works well together, and a great place to live and play."
In addition to experience, Richards brings the vested interest of a business owner in the community to the commission table. A doctor of veterinary medicine with credentials from Michigan State University, Richards owns and operates the St. Joseph Veterinary Hospital at the Edgewater Center, 435 Upton Drive.
"In city business, as in any business, order is very important. Rules of law are created by the people to maintain order, to give the body structure. Weighing those laws and making those decisions in the best interest of the people can be difficult, but I think I am a good and fair-minded decision-maker," he said.
When doing business in South St. Joseph and representing St. Joseph's Southtown business community, Richards has also served on various boards, including the St. Joseph Today board of directors and he has represented the city for many years on Michigan Municipal League's board of trustees. He is married to Nancy Burch.
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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