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Advertisement for Proposals (RFP) 2020 City Parking Lot Sealing & Striping
Proposals will be received until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by the City of St Joseph, at the City Clerk’s Office; 700 Broad St, St. Joseph MI 49085.Read more ...
Advertisement for Proposal (RFP) St. Joseph Charter Township Water Distribution System Leak Survey
Proposals will be received until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by the City of St. Joseph, at the City Clerk’s Office; 700 Broad Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085 at which time said proposals will be opened and publicly read aloud in the City Commission Chambers for the Water System Leak Survey.Read more ...
Request for Proposal (RFP) Langley Avenue Reconstruction Project Professional Engineering Services
The City of St. Joseph invites interested Consultants to submit information regarding their experience, qualifications, and fees for providing professional engineering services for the 2021 Langley Avenue Reconstruction Project.Read more ...
Job Opening for Parks and Recreation Internship
The City of St Joseph is seeking an intern to assist in the parks and recreation department.Read more ...
2020 AV Counting Board
Would you like to make $125 for working one 9-10-hour day with dinner provided?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 ...
Click here to see information for the March10th Presidential Primary.Read more ...
Request for Proposal (RFP) Maids of the Mist Fountain Refurbishment
The City of St. Joseph is soliciting Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide interested contractors with sufficient information to submit proposals for consideration by the City of St. Joseph in connection with its needs for refurbishment of the Maids of the Mist fountain, located in Lake Bluff park.Read more ...
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Tour of St. Joseph, Michigan
Your tour will start at Lake Bluff Park, near the Whitcomb Hotel. As you scan the area below the bluff you notice the Margaret B. Upton Arboretum with its many sculptures and park benches, the St. Joseph River, the St. Joseph Lighthouse and magnificent Lake Michigan. It is these vital waterways that have helped shape the destiny of the region.
St. Joseph's history began almost 100 years before the American Revolution when the mouth of the St. Joseph River was discovered and documented in 1669. Ten years later, the explorer LaSalle and his 14 men cleared a piece of land and started the construction of Fort Miami on the bluff around the St. Joseph River. LaSalle's stay was not long however, and the area was mostly populated by Native Americans, trappers and soldiers until 1785 when William Burnett established a trading post and became the first permanent settler.
The Carey Mission Treaty of 1828 opened the area to commerce and St. Joseph began to grow. In 1829, the area's first full-time resident, New Yorker Calvin Britain, made the long trek to southwest Michigan. As the port of St. Joseph prospered, it became the principal transportation artery for the entire region. The settlement grew into a village originally called Newberryport in honor of a prominent businessman.
Today, St. Joseph is nestled on the southern tip of what has been termed "The Riviera of the Midwest." This deepwater port town is a growing resort community - part of a "small town" chain stretching from the state line in a spectacular arc along Lake Michigan. Grain, wool, maple sugar, furs, and lumber, tools, hardware and furniture are shipped in and out of the river's mouth. The St. Joseph Lighthouse stands in the midst of activity as boaters, fishermen and water-skiers take advantage of Lake Michigan.
In 1860, wooden sidewalks were built. Since then, downtown St. Joseph, while still maintaining some of its older storefronts, has changed tenfold. Located just 90 miles from downtown Chicago, St. Joseph is a community of 8,800 people situated within the larger Benton Harbor/St. Joseph MSA of 162,000 people. The City of St. Joseph has continually operated at full economic capacity, with citywide unemployment rates typically hovering around 2%.
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