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Advertisement for Bids - Dunham Lift Station Replacement Phase One
Sealed bids for the construction of the Dunham Lift Station Replacement Phase One Project will be received by the City of St. Joseph, at the City Clerk's office of the City of St. Joseph, 700 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085 until 3:00 p.m. local time on November 8, 2018.Read more ...
Boards and Commissions Current Openings
We have openings on the following Boards / Commissions. These voluntary positions are a great opportunity to get involved with your community.Read more ...
Per - and Polyfluoalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Drinking Water
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), are a group of chemicals that have been classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an emerging contaminant on the national level.Read more ...
Job Opening for Public Safety Officer
The City of St. Joseph is accepting resumes for the position of Public Safety Officer.Read more ...
City Residents have been given an additional week to clear their property of brush.Read more ...
IMPORTANT: Press Release: Information about House Bill 4503/Senate Bill 329 and Short-Term Rentals
It is important for residents to educate themselves regarding House Bill 4503 and Senate Bill 329. Please click on information from the Michigan Municipal League and others through a Letter and Press Release explaining the effect these two bills will have on our community.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
Congratulations Harbor Shores, PGA and Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation CEO Jeff Fettig joins local and state officials Thursday to announce that the Senior PGA Championship will be held at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores in 2016 and 2018. Read more.
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
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.
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.
To find out more about the duties and responsibilities of the DDA Director, click on the heading above.
Downtown Development Authority Changes its Monthly Meeting Time to 8:00 AM (effective immediately)
Downtown Area Parking Map (effective 9/21/2015)
Wind: 21 mph
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Office Hours at City Hall
Monday – Friday:
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