Notice of Public Hearing
A Public Hearing is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2018 at a regular meeting of the St. Joseph City Commission to be held in the Commission Chambers, 700 Broad Street, for the purpose of considering a grant application to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund.Read more ...
Press Release: Final Weekend of the Season for the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena
The City of St. Joseph's John and Dede Howard Ice Arena will be closing for the season this Sunday March 18. To view the 03/14/18 Press Release, please click here.
Request for Proposal (RFP) Scrape, Prime & Paint Contracts #18.01
The City of St. Joseph is accepting sealed bids for Scrape, Prime & Paint Contracts at 719 Hoyt Street, 802 Hoyt Street, 804 Hoyt Street, Saint Joseph Michigan 49085, as part of code enforcement cases.Read more ...
Advertisement for Bids - 2018 Sidewalk Project
Sealed bids will be received until 3:00 p.m. local time April 25, 2018 for the 2018 Sidewalk Project.Read more ...
Dunham Lift Station Proposal Results
To view the Dunham Lift Station proposal results click here.
Construction Board of Review & Property Maintenance Board of Review Meetings 3/22/18 Meetings Canceled
Please be advised that the St. Joseph Construction Board of Review and St. Joseph Property Maintenance Board of Review meetings have been canceled.Read more ...
Job Opening: Water & Sewer Serviceperson
The City of St. Joseph is accepting applications/resumes for the position of Water & Sewer Serviceperson.Read more ...
City's leaf pickup begins March 19th - April 27th
Leaf collection begins Monday, March 19th through Friday, April 27th.Read more ...
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The Riviera of the Midwest
St. Joseph is carefully 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. The lakeshore is peppered with remarkable sand dune formations and lined further inland with a lush countryside that produces some of the nation's finest orchards and vineyards. It is the largest non-citrus fruit growing region in the nation.
Short-term rental survey
A “short-term rental” is the rental of a residential property for less than one month and in some cases is one night. This includes but is not limited to uses such as weekly vacation rentals, or rentals found on AirBnB, HomeAway or VRBO to name a few. In the City of St. Joseph short-term rentals are considered a commercial use. The zoning ordinance now allows short-term rentals in two districts when certain conditions are met. Within most residential neighborhoods, new short-term rentals are not allowed. Some of the existing short-term rentals were operating when the regulations were adopted and can remain with the proper certificate.
New legislation being considered by the state would, if approved, eliminate the ability of municipalities to regulate short-term rentals through zoning. This legislation would require that short-term rentals be allowed in all residential districts in all communities in the state of Michigan.
Redevelopment Ready Communities Survey
The City of St. Joseph is in the early stages of embarking on the creation of a downtown plan. The timing of this new planning process is associated with a statewide program called Redevelopment Ready Communities.
You are receiving this survey to help gauge what components and geographic areas that should be studied. The results of this survey will be discussed during the kick-off meeting.
To better understand the priorities of those involved in creating a vision for downtown St. Joseph along with those involved in the decision making process, the following survey has been created.
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Reports on Loans for Infrastructure Projects - 10/16/2017
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) reports more than $160 million in loans for funding municipal water and sewer projects to improve water quality and public health.
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Help our lighthouses keep watch for future generations
Imagine gazing across our beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline and not seeing the iconic North Pier lighthouses. The inner light, emblazoned with red and white, has kept watch and adorned family and artistic photos for generations. She is part of our city; part of who we are, but she may not last without your support.
You can help preserve the City of St. Joseph’s historic lighthouses forever. The federal government recently donated the lighthouses to the City of St. Joseph for public, educational and historic preservation uses. To ensure everyone can continue to enjoy the lighthouses, the City started the Lighthouse Forever Fund to raise $2.1 million to restore the lights and catwalk, with plans to continue to fund for ongoing maintenance costs through General Fund tax revenues.
Learn more about the lighthouses and catwalk, listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2005, through interpretive tours, displays and artifacts at the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center.
Donations to the Lighthouse Forever Fund may be made directly to the City of St. Joseph or through the Berrien Community Foundation, as follows:
Lighthouse Forever Fund
City of St. Joseph
700 Broad Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Lighthouse Forever Fund
Berrien Community Foundation
2900 South State Street, Suite 2 East
St. Joseph, MI 49085
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2016 - 2020 Parks & Recreation Master Plan
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Whirlpool Centennial Park