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Halloween Trick-or-Treat Events, October 29-31, 2021
Halloween trick or treat hours in the City of St. Joseph will be 6pm - 7:30pm on Halloween, Sunday, October 31, 2021.
In addition, there are two other opportunities for youngsters to trick or treat, leading up to Halloween!
St. Joseph Today and local businesses are sponsoring 2021 Halloween Downtown Trick or Treat from 4:30pm - 6pm on Friday, October 29, 2021, in downtown St. Joseph and in the Benton Harbor Arts District.
Join us for a little Halloween fun with our "Truck or Treat" event from 4pm - 6pm on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at the John & Dede Howard Ice Arena, 2414 Willa Dr. Fire trucks, police cars and excavators! Come see the trucks that get the jobs done. Local businesses will let you explore the vehicles while you trick or treat from truck to truck.
Job Opening: Ice Arena Operations — Seasonal Employment
The City of St. Joseph is now accepting applications for seasonal employment at the John & Dede Howard Ice Arena for the upcoming Fall/Winter season.Read more ...
City of St. Joseph General Contact Information, October 2021
To view the City of St. Joseph General Contact Information, please click here.
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 ...
For the most up to date information regarding the coronavirus, residents are encouraged to visit the Berrien County Health Department website at: http://berriencounty.org/1643/Coronavirus-Disease-COVID-19Read more ...
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The City Commission typically meets on alternating weeks on the second floor of City Hall.
2019-2021 City Commission (left to right): Commissioner Jeffrey Richards, Mayor pro tem
Laura Goos, Mayor Michael Garey, Commissioner Peggy Getty, Commissioner Lynn
Todman. Commissioner Getty was succeeded by Commissioner Michele Binkley on
February 22, 2021.
The City Commission is made up of:
Mayor Michael C. Garey, elected Apr. 5, 1999
The St. Joseph City Commission is an elected body of St. Joseph residents to represent the citizens of the City of St. Joseph in local government. The St. Joseph City Commission works as the legislative body and delegates a City Manager to supervise staff and handle administrative day-to-day tasks. City commissioners are elected at-large and elections are held in November of odd-numbered years. Three commission seats are open at each election and the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes receive four-year terms and the candidate who receives the third-greatest number of votes receives a two-year term.
The St. Joseph City Commission typically meets twice a month on alternating weeks on Monday at 6 P.M. in the City Commission Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall. A calendar with all of the City Commission meetings listed is available by clicking on it. Changes in meetings and special meetings will be occasionally posted on the news feed of the website.
NOTE: Starting July 8, 2013, the City of St. Joseph began using a new database to hold all City Commission agendas, agenda packets, and minutes. Please click here to access this database.
City Commission Policy regarding Ethics and Conflict of Interest
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If you have any further questions about the St. Joseph City Commission please contact the City and we will be happy to assist you.
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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