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.
Commissioner Mary Goff
Mary Goff, a life long resident of the City of St. Joseph, was first appointed to the St. Joseph City Commission in 1986, and was St. Joseph's mayor from 1998 - 2007. Commissioner Goff was the first woman to be elected mayor of the five member commission.
"My kids have come home with their own children," said Goff of her three children Carol Michaels, Julie Koch, and Gary Koch. "With my grandchildren living in St. Joseph, I want our city to be the best it can be."
"To move forward and accomplish our goals, it is imperative to continue working with our neighboring municipalities to make the entire southwest Michigan area attractive to businesses, residents and visitors," Goff said. "St. Joseph is a beautiful city on Lake Michigan, it is my home and I love it here, yet we are not living in a vacuum. We must keep our eye on the future while preserving the qualities of life we all enjoy."
"We are blessed with a population of dedicated citizens who are committed to living well and working hard to make that happen here," Goff said. "I am a worker, too; I respect the value of thoughtful action, it's hard work and it's worth it. The cooperation of individuals, businesses and volunteer groups is a big part of our heritage in St. Joseph. We can define our character in our ability to communicate with each other, to build partnerships and to work together to get things done."
As the previous majority owner and past president of Roy H. Liskey, Inc., the insurance agency her father established in 1923, Goff is now retired from the family business that her son, Gary Koch and daughter, Carol Michaels, now own and operate.
"This year, we're celebrating over 90 years in St. Joseph," said Goff. "That's a lot of listening to the special needs of people and finding the right policies for them."
"St. Joseph is known as 'a special place on the lake.' We are a great place to live, to work and to raise a family," said Goff who is married to Carl Goff. "We have become an appealing vacation destination, especially to the Chicago market, because we exude the small town values of honesty, integrity and caring for others in a location that is beautiful in all four seasons. We have the small town charm that attracts people who are tired of the rat race. Those facts are not going to change as we move forward to improve our waterfront areas with the Edgewater development, to market ourselves as a viable place to conduct business and to work with community leaders in neighboring municipalities."
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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