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Job Opening: Water & Sewer Serviceperson
The City of St. Joseph is accepting applications/resumes for the position of Water & Sewer Serviceperson.Read more ...
Request for Proposal (RFP) Ceiling Removal and Cleanup at Howard Ice Arena
The City of St. Joseph is accepting proposals from interested area contractors for the removal of the ceiling material at the Howard Ice Arena, 2414 Willa Drive, St. Joseph, MI.Read more ...
Request for Proposal (RFP) Painting for the John E. N. Howard Band Shell
The City of St. Joseph is accepting proposals from interested area painting contractors for exterior painting at the John E. N. Howard Band Shell, 500 Port Street, St. Joseph, MI.Read more ...
Request for Proposal (RFP) Generator Service and Testing
The City of St. Joseph is accepting proposals from interested area vendors for its needs for Annual Generator Service and Testing at various lift stations and City owned buildings.Read more ...
Request for Proposal (RFP) City Right of Way (ROW) Tree Planting
The City of St. Joseph Department of Public Works is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to provide spring and fall planting of selected trees on public road right of way (or on City property) as specified by the City of St. Joseph Public Works Department.Read more ...
City of St. Joseph Seeking a City Clerk
The City of St. Joseph is seeking a City Clerk.Read more ...
April PFAS Test Results
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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.
Planning Commission Meeting cancelled Thursday, July 11th
Please be advised that the Plannning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 11th at 4:30 p.m. has been cancelled. Click here to view the notice.
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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
To view the Public Notice, please click on it.
Hydrant Flushing Program
Please click this link to see information on the hydrant flushing program.
Dunham Lift Station Replacement Project
Phase two of the Dunham Lift Station Replacement Project is scheduled to commence the week of July 22nd. The first activity is expected to be two bore & Jack underground utility crossings across Lakeshore Drive just south of the CSX Railroad Bridge. This will involve a single lane closure although two-way traffic should be maintained at all times. Additional information regarding the project can be found here.
Kingsley, Morton, Orchard and Langley Open House
In 2020, the City plans to reconstruct Kingsley Avenue from Niles Avenue to Morton Avenue, Morton Avenue from Kingsley Avenue to Orchard Avenue and Orchard Avenue from Morton Avenue to Langley Avenue. Reconstruction of Langley Avenue is tentatively scheduled to start in 2021 and encompasses Langley Avenue from Pearl Street to Napier Avenue. If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend the open house on November 8, 2018, the City is requesting public input on concept plans through the end of November. For those interested in viewing the concepts, they are available (click on the links below) or at the City Engineering Department located in City Hall. All of concept plans include non-motorized facilities in order to comply with the City’s Master Plan as well as the Complete Streets Policy adopted by the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission.
Space within the public right-of-way is limited, so the addition of non-motorized paths or bike lanes generally results in the reduction or loss of on-street parking. Tree removals may also be required. The non-motorized path on the recently completed Wallace Avenue Reconstruction Project provides a good example of one of the concepts the City is considering.
Open House Kingsley Concept 1
Open House Kingsley Concept 2
Open House Kingsley Concept 3
Open House Morton Concept 1
Open House Morton Concept 2
Open House Morton Concept 3
Open House Orchard Concept 1
Open House Orchard Concept 2
Open House Langley Concept 1
Open House Langley Concept 2
Open House Langley Concept 3
Preventive Maintenance Program
The 2018 Pavement Maintenance Project, that continued into 2019, is now complete. Approximately 7.4 miles of City Streets were treated with a penetrating fog seal as part of this project.
American Pavements Inc. has informed the City that they intend to start the Cape Seal Project sometime between July 15th and July 29th. A cape seal is a two-step process consisting of a chip seal followed by micro-surfacing over the chip seal, one to four days after the chip seal is placed. Streets designated for treatment include Lakeview Avenue from Winchester Avenue to Wallace Avenue and Old Lakeshore Road from Lakeshore Drive to Sunnybank Road. This is a new process for the City and loose stone will be generated during the period that the chip seal is left uncovered. However, Cape Seal treatments extend pavement life similar to a mill and resurface project at about half the cost, and we hope to be able to add this treatment to our pavement maintenance tool box.
Click this link http://americanpavementsinc.homestead.com/mystreet.html to see the current schedule and FAQs on the American Pavements, Inc. website.
The 2018 Pavement Preventive Maintenance Project is scheduled to recommence on May 6, 2019. The project consists of applying a penetrating asphalt sealer to the better asphalt roads in the City. The project will include local road closures for durations of 4 to 6 hours to allow for application of the sealer and curing time. If your driveway is located on a street designated for treatment, park on a nearby street the night prior to the treatment. Please park on a nearby street that is NOT being treated the same day as the street you access your driveway from (please see the map in the link that follows). Overnight on-street parking restrictions will be waived during the project. Map and Full Public Notice
Please direct questions regarding the project to Assistant City Engineer Alex Austin. If the Assistant City Engineer Austin is unavailable, please contact City Engineer Tim Zebell.
Sidewalk & Spot Concrete Replacement Program
The 2018 Sidewalk & Spot Concrete Replacement Project is now complete. Those property owners that have not received invoices for their portion of the work, will see them in the near future. Inspections for the 2020 Project have started, this next program will focus on sidewalks in quadrant 3 of the City, which is west of Niles Avenue and Main Street and south of Central and Sutherland Avenues.
On August 1, 2018, the City received and opened one bid for the 2018 Sidewalk & Spot Concrete Replacement Project. This was the third time that the City advertised and bid the project, the first two times we did not receive any bids because Contractors are very busy this year. The prices are higher than in year's past as outlined in the Power Point Presentation that can be found at this link. The City Commission awarded the project to Northern Construction Services Corporation at the regularly scheduled meeting on August 13, 2018.
Work on the project could start as early as September 20, 2018. In order to make the project more attractive to bidders, the City lengthened the allowable construction window. Fall construction may occur between August 20, 2018 and October 26, 2018 and spring construction between March19, 2019 and June 28, 2019.
Lead Water Service Information
Please follow this link for more details. Lead Service Replacement Program
- 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 1-23-2018)
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
- Standard Procedures for the Approval of Water Main Construction
- Appendix A - Contacts
- Application for Water Main Plan Review Escrow Account
- Right of Entry for Utility Construction and Maintenance
- Water Main - Plan Review Checklist
- Water Mian - Place in Service Request
- Water Main - Constrution Checklist
- Water Quality Complaint Form
- Water Main - Acceptace Review Checklist
- Bacteriological Testing Form
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