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Agenda for City Commission meeting, Monday, October 26 @ 6:00 PM
To view the agenda items before the St. Joseph City Commission at their meeting Monday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m click onRead more ...
Absent Voter Update, Friday, October 23, 2020
As of mid-afternoon Friday, the Clerk’s Office had issued 3,056 Absent Voter ballots, and 2,150 of those ballots have been returned. Just more than 70% of issued ballots have been returned, with 10 days to go before Election Day.Read more ...
Notice of Public Meeting: Rescheduled Regular Meeting- The previously scheduled regular meeting of October 19, 2020 is canceled
Attached please find the Public Notice for the next regular meeting of Monday, October 26, 2020.
Fall 2020 Parks & Rec Newsletter
Click here for the Fall 2020 Parks & Rec Newsletter.
City of St. Joseph 5-Year Parks & Recreation Master Plan Survey
City of St. Joseph 5-Year Parks & Recreation Master Plan Survey Assist the City in the furture plans for parks & recreation. Click here for a short survey to share your thoughts. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MK953W6
Absentee Ballots are Out! 6 PM Friday, October 2
City staff from five departments pitched in and turned what we had projected to be 2-3 days of work into 6 hours. This afternoon all 2,680 absentee ballots went in the mail. You should receive your ballot within a few days. We expect the mailed ballots will populate in the state online system as “ballot sent” on Monday.Read more ...
Before placing Political Signs, or any type of Temporary Signs, on your private property please become familiar with the current ordinance. Click Temporary Sign Information to view a pamphlet highlighting recent revisions.
New website lets tourists visit St. Joseph from the comfort of their couches
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (July 29, 2020) – The City of St. Joseph, in concert with The Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber and St. Joseph Today, recently announced the launch of a site that allows visitors to virtually stroll through downtown St. Joseph, facilitate shopping and check out what’s new along the bluff.Read more ...
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Communications and Marketing
The Director of Communications and Marketing for the City of St. Joseph is responsible for creating the City's newsletter, Public Art, City calendar, overseeing the city's website and various other marketing opportunities and events for the City St. Joseph. If you wish to inquire about potential new business ventures or events located in St. Joseph, please feel free to use the contact information listed below.
Address: 700 Broad Street
Phone: (269) 983-5541
Located on the second floor of City Hall (adjacent to the City Manager's office), the Director of Communications and Marketing is the main liaison between the City and events, merchants, and downtown.
Tasks Administered by the Director of Communications and Marketing
- Downtown Public Art
- Website update and maintenance
- Annual Calendar
- Bi-monthly City Newsletter (City Connection)
- Special Event Application
- Block Party Application
Please follow links or see below for more information on these topics
List of Public Art Displays
2004 & 2005: Horses on the Beach
2006 Beach Bears
2007 Hot Cars Cool Beaches
2008 Boats & Beaches
2009 Surf n’ Safari
2010 Hot Diggity Dogs
2011 Barnyard at the Beach
2012 Beached Pirates
2013 Planes, Trains & Helicopters
2014 Shining Sculptures
2015 Splishin’ and a Splashin’
2016 Beach Bugs
2017 Fishing for Fun
2018 The Magical Kingdom of St. Joseph
Also, we can’t forget about our winter public art. . . Snowpeople and Penguins on display throughout the winter season!!!
The City Calendar is a GREAT tool for residents of the City of St. Joseph to learn about events in the City, garbage collection dates, contact information at City Hall, and serves as a great conduit between City Hall and the residents of St. Joseph. It is especially useful for our new residents as it is very thorough and full of information a new resident may inquire about. If you'd like to download a .PDF of our Annual City Calendar, please click the link below. If you'd like a physical copy of the calendar, please come to City Hall and we will be happy to give one to you for free.
- Annual City Calendar
The City Connection is a bi-monthly newsletter sent to the residents of the City of St. Joseph. In it you will find periodic news and project updates, interest stories, events, and other things happening in the City of St. Joseph. The newsletter is also available online. If you wish to receive the newsletter through e-mail, please go to the home page and click the button on the righthand side of the screen labeled ‘NEWSLETTER’.
Listed below are previous publications of "City Connection":
- November/December 2014
- September/October 2014
- July/August 2014
- May/June 2014
- March/April 2014
- January/February 2014
- November/December 2013
- September/October 2013
- July/August 2013
- May/June 2013
- March/April 2013
- January/February 2013
- November/December 2012
- September/October 2012
- July/August 2012
Permits and Applications
A permit is required to have a Special Event or a Block Party in the City of St. Joseph. Below are the applications for both. If you have any questions concerning Block Parties or Special Events please feel free contact the City using the contact information listed above.
Please fill out each application (either online or with Ink), print, and return them to the City Manager’s office.
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Office Hours at City Hall
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8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- 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