Handling, planning, oversight, and reporting on all city-led engineering projects.

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Alex Austin

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Address: 700 Broad Street
Phone: (269) 983-5541
Fax: (269) 985-0346

  • Handling water, sewer, and roadway related constructions permits in the public right-of-way.
  • Planning, prioritizing and seeking funding sources for future infrastructure projects.
  • Oversight of Engineering Consulting Services.
  • Construction Progress Meetings and Site Inspections of ongoing construction projects.
  • Responding to Citizen Concerns including Periodic Updates on Construction Progress.
  • Administration of the City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits.
  • Archives infrastructure project record drawings.
  • Plan review and approval of infrastructure-related elements of new developments.

A Permit is required for work within the Right-of-Way.

The Right-of-Way typically includes the street, tree lawn and sidewalk area in front of your property. Please refer to the Right-of-Way Permit application - at the link that follows - for additional details on the requirements.

Right of Way Application (PDF)(revised 5-7-2014)

Please submit applications and supporting materials to Alex Austin at the contact information noted above. 

City of St. Joseph and Southwest Regional Sanitary Sewer and Water Authority Standard Specifications and Details for new water main construction

Water Main Permits

2017 CSO Project

2017 CSO Bid Tabulation

Public Notice for the Combined Sewer Overflow Project (2/27/2017).

2016-03-11 2016 SRF Plan Report

2016-06-23 2016 SRF Plan Supplement

2016-03-11 2016 SRF Plan Appendices A thru G 

2016-03-11 2016 SRF Plan Appendices H thru K

February 1, 2017at 2:00 pm Bid Results.

Environmental Assessment Notice for the Combined Sewer Overflow Improvement Projects (1/17/2017).  

Sewer Televising Work

Sewer Televising Work to Resume, Monday March 27th in the City of St. Joseph

Redzone Robotics has informed Wade Trim and City staff that sewer cleaning and televising crews will return to the City of St. Joseph this Monday, March 27th. They generally intend to start work at the south end of the City and work north. The storm sewer and sanitary sewer segments designated for cleaning and televising are shown on the attached maps. Redzone has estimated the work will take approximately three weeks to complete. This work is part of the Stormwater, Asset Management and Wastewater (SAW) Grant activities, 90% of the cost of eligible televising activity is covered by the grant. To view the Sanitary Segments for Televising and the Storm Segments for Televising, click on it.

Please feel free to contact the City Engineering Department at 269-983-5541 with questions.

3/28/2017 Infrastructure Study Session PowerPoint  

Click on PowerPoint Presentation

Hilltop Road Project

Public Notice for Hilltop Road.

Monthly Reports and Updates

February 2017





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