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Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting 5/13 @ 8:00 AM
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting of the City of St. Joseph is scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.Read more ...
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting, Thursday, May 13 @ 4:30 pm
The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 4:30 pm.Read more ...
City of St. Joseph Seeking Finance Director/City Treasurer
The City of St. Joseph is seeking a Finance Director/City Treasurer.Read more ...
Draft 2021-22 Budget and Capital Improvement Plan
The draft 2021-2022 Budget and draft 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Plan are available for review at the following links.
The budget will be reviewed at a public hearing during the City Commission regular meeting at 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 10, 2021.
Job Opening: Seasonal Parks Laborer
Make the most of our gorgeous Michigan summers by working outdoors as a Seasonal Parks Laborer with the City of St. Joseph!Read more ...
Job Opening: Water & Sewer Serviceperson
The City of St. Joseph is accepting applications/resumes for the position of Water & Sewer Serviceperson. Knowledge of water and sewer systems is desirable.Read more ...
“Through a partnership with Spectrum Health Lakeland, Lake Michigan College, and the City of St. Joseph, a three-part virtual panel discussion will explore how historical laws, policies, and practices laid the foundation for today’s racial inequities.Read more ...
Job Opening: Seasonal Laborer
The City of St. Joseph is currently accepting applications for the position of Seasonal Laborer in the Public Works Department.Read more ...
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The City Engineer is responsible for the handling, planning, oversight, and reporting on all city-led engineering projects including:
- 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.
Assistant City Engineer:
Address: 700 Broad Street
Phone: (269) 983-5541
Fax: (269) 985-0346
For information on the St. Joseph River - Bicentennial Bridge USGS Stream Gage, please click on it.
Kingsley, Morton, Orchard and Langley Projects
2021 LANGLEY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
This is an update on the Langley Avenue Reconstruction Project for the week of May 10, 2021.
This past week, Kalin Construction completed laying the sanitary sewer and storm sewer from New Berry Hills Lane south, to approximately the midpoint between Michigan Avenue and Margaret Place. Kalin expects to commence road building work (sand subbase and gravel) next on this segment of road.
Next week, Kalin will have two crews on site. One crew working on road building from New Berry Hills to the south, and the other crew laying sanitary sewer and storm sewer from where they left off, south of Michigan Avenue to Wolcott Avenue. With the exception of holiday weekends, Saturday work is planned through the Fourth of July.
A water shut off is planned on Wednesday, May 19th from 9 AM to 3 PM to replace a section of water main discovered to be in poor condition on the east side of Michigan Avenue, near the project limits. Properties expected to be impacted are shown on the above map.
Access will remain a challenge in the coming week, especially for residents on Margaret Place west of Langley Avenue. Kalin could be laying pipe in the Langley Avenue/Margaret Place intersection as early as Monday. Therefore, residents on 1300 block of Margaret Place will need to park on the Michigan Avenue, the 1400 block of Margaret Place or Wolcott Avenue next week, to prevent from being block in for an extended period during the work day. As a reminder, overnight, on-street parking is allowed on these streets.
There will be a lot of activity on site the next two weeks with concrete the crew scheduled to arrive May 25th and paving subcontractor on June 1st, the Tuesday after Memorial Day. If all goes as planned, all of phase one, Pearl Street to Wolcott Avenue, will be fully paved by June 4th.
Concrete Pavement Preventive Maintenance Project
The Concrete Pavement Preventive Maintenance Project started on May 10th with project completion anticipated near the middle of June. The project will include full depth pavement repairs, joint stripping and resealing, and crack sealing. The full depth pavement repairs will take place on Momany Drive, Renaissance Drive, and Whitwam Drive and will require extend lane closures. The project will start with Phase 2. Once Phase 2 is completed the Phase 1 will be undertaken. The reason the project is being undertaken is to keep the newer concrete roadways throughout the City in a good state of repair. The project will also include concrete patches throughout the City from water main break repairs that were made in the winter. An interactive web map showing which roads have been selected and which type of preventive maintenance they will receive can be found HERE or seen below.
2020 Water Service Replacements Project
The City has contracted with Compton Inc from South Haven, MI to complete the work for the 2020 Water Service Line Replacement Project. As part of this work the City will also be replacing any private water service made of galvanized steel or lead from the curb stop to just inside the home as well as the public water service in the street. You can view a progress map for the work HERE.
Lead Water Service Information
Please follow this link for more details. Lead Service Replacement Program
Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Program
Point of contact:
Tim Zebell, P.E.
Please see the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) Report for additional information at : https://www.michigan.gov/documents/egle/wrd-cso-sso-rtb-2019-annual-report_695004_7.pdf
- 1st Infrastructure Open House - "How Your Infrastructure Works" 4/22/2017 Power Point Presentation link
- 2nd Infrastructure Open House - " Managing Your Infrastructure" 5/24/2017 Power Point Presentation link
- 3rd Infrastructure Open House - "Funding Your Infrastructure" 8/22/2017 Power Point Presentation link
- SAW Grant & Asset Management 8/22/2017 Meeting Handout
Public Meeting Maps
- St. Joseph Recent Projects Meeting No1.
- Lift Station Condition Public Information Meeting No1.
- Lift Station Service Areas.
- PASER Rating Map Public Information Meeting No1.
- Sanitary Consequence of Failure Public Information Meeting No1.
- Sanitary Manhole Condition.
- Sanitary Televised Status.
- Sewer Sanitary Criticality Map.
- Sewer Sanitary Year Installed Map.
- Sewer Storm Criticality Map.
- Sewer Storm Year Installed Map.
- SS Condition Public Information Meeting No1.
- ST Condition Public Information Meeting No1.
- Water Criticality Map.
- Water Main Breaks.
- Water Year Installed Public Information Meeting No1.
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 4-18-2019)
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
Please contact City Engineer Tim Zebell for information on the water main permit approval process.
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Parks & Recreation
Office Hours at City Hall
Monday – Friday:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.