Agenda for City Commission meeting, Monday, February 27
Please find the Agenda for the St. Joseph City Commission meeting being held this evening, Monday February 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers, 2nd floor, here at City Hall.
Advertisement for Bids: Park Street Bridge Traffic Improvements Project
Advertisement for Sealed Bids: Bids will be received until 3:00 p.m., March 22, 2017 for work that includes furnishing and installing a wireless vehicle detection system, controls, perimeter-lit sign and beacon, pedestals, and appurtenances.Read more ...
Request for Proposal (RFP) 2017 - 2018 Street Tree Planting
The City of St. Joseph Department of Public Works is soliciting proposals form qualified firms to provide spring and fall planting of selected street trees on public road right of way (or on City property) as specified by the City of St. Joseph Public Works Department. For additional information, please click here.
Job Opening for Public Safety Officer
The City of St. Joseph is accepting resumes for the position of Public Safety Officer.Read more ...
Request for Proposal (RFP)Steel Service doors at the Public Works facility
The City of St. Joseph is accepting proposals from interested area contractors for new Steel Service doors at the Public Works facility located at 1160 Broad Street, Saint Joseph, MI. For additional information, please click here.
Request for Proposal (RFP) Climate Control for Lakeview Cemetery Mausoleum
The City of St. Joseph is accepting proposals from interested area contractors with its needs for a Climate control system at the Lakeview Cemetery Mausoleum located at 1918 Lakeview Ave. For additional information, please click here.
Neighborhood Meetings Hosted by Public Safety Department
The Public Safety Department will be holding two neighborhood meetings: Tuesday, February 21st at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 1st at 6:00 pm in the City Commission Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 700 Broad Street.Read more ...
RFP - Coastal Engineering Study Update
Sealed bids for a Coastal Engineering Study Update will be received until 9:00 am local time Wednesday, March 1, 2017, by the City of St. Joseph, “OWNER”, at the City Clerk’s Office; 700 Broad Street, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085 at which time said bids will be opened and publicly read aloud in the City Commission Chambers.Read more ...
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The mission of the Finance Department is to provide high-quality budget, financial management, accounting and billing services in a timely and responsive manner.
Address: 700 Broad Street
Phone: (269) 983-4731
Fax: (269) 985-0347
The Finance Department is located on the first floor of City Hall and is open daily, Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM.
The Finance Department provides financial, property tax and utility billing information to the public, state agencies, grantors, auditors, city commission and the city's management staff. The Department's primary duty is to facilitate the wise use of the City's financial resources.
The City of St. Joseph does not have a separate purchasing department or Purchasing Director. The purchasing operations of the City are decentralized; each Department Head is responsible for the purchasing of goods and services for his/her own department under the provisions of the City Purchasing Policy.
The Finance Department consists of three key areas – Accounting, Treasury, and Utility Billing.
The Finance Department is the city's central fiscal control and accounting agency and is responsible for the original entry of all City assets, liabilities, equities, receipts and expenditures of the City. Under the direction of the Finance Director, the department develops and maintains accounting systems for all financial transactions in conformity with the City Charter, State law and generally accepted accounting principles. We prepare the City's annual budget, with the assistance of the City Manager and management staff. The financial condition of the City is monitored through budget amendments and forecasts. Internal management reports are generated to facilitate daily operations and decision-making. We coordinate with the City's external auditor to produce the City's annual financial statements.
The department's daily finance and accounting activities include accounts payable, accounts receivable, utility billing, risk management, monthly financial reports, investment, debt management and cash-flow management.
Please go to Public Hub to view the current and past years budgets.
Please go to Public Hub to view the current and past years audit reports.
Please click here to view a Fee Schedule for all City Fees, Permits, and Licenses
The Finance Department is responsible for the preparation of the City's tax roll, as well as the invoicing, collection, and settlement of all property taxes levied in the City. We also collect and disburse properties taxes on behalf of Berrien County, Lake Michigan College, the Intermediate School District and St. Joseph and Benton Harbor public schools.
Summer tax bills are due and payable July 1st through September 15th
Winter tax bills are due and payable December 1st through February 14th
A 4% penalty is applied to all late summer bills
A 3% penalty is applied to all winter tax bills
These penalties were established as a part of the City Charter and cannot be waived by City Employees. Please call the Treasurer's office for the correct late payment amount. For more information about property taxes, click here.
Dog licenses are available for sale at the Finance Office between December 1st and March 1st of each year.
The Finance Department is responsible for all water service applications, meter applications, customer billing and payment processing for over 15,000 customers in St. Joseph City, Lincoln Charter Township, Royalton Township, and St. Joseph Charter Township. For more information regarding utility billing, click here.
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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