Public Notice: St. Joseph City Commission
Please click on the Notice of Public Meeting to find out more detail about the upcoming St. Joseph Meeting being held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers, 700 Broad Street St. Joseph, Michigan 49085.
Special Meeting Monday, December 18 @ 5:30 p.m. - Public Forum
Please be advised that a Public Forum will take place Monday, December 18, 2017, @ 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of interviewing the final eight (8) applicants vying for the 5th Commission seat.Read more ...
Looking for Affordable and Fair Housing?
Please be advised that there will be a booth at the Maud Preston Palenske Library, 500 Market Street, St. Joseph, Michigan, on Thursday, December 14th from 4 - 7:30 p.m.Read more ...
Agenda for December 11 City Commission Meeting @ 6 p.m.
The City Commission will meet Monday, December 11 @ 6 p.m. to conduct regular business.Read more ...
2017 Coastal Study Draft
The draft coastal study update and appendices will be presented to the City Commission at its regular meeting Monday, December 11, 2017. Please click on the update and/or appendices in order to view and download them.
Request for Proposal (RFP) Water & Sewer Repair and Maintenance Supplies 2018
Proposals will be received until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by the city of St. Joseph, at the City Clerk's Office; 700 Broad Street, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085. Click to view the Notice, RFP, and the Bid Form.
Request for Proposals - Public Works Materials and Supplies
The City of St. Joseph is soliciting Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop a price list for the purchase of construction and maintenance materials and supplies for use by the Department of Public Works.Read more ...
December "City Connection" Newsletter
The December 2017 City Connection newsletter has been published.
To read all the latest news, click here.
Commissioner Mary Goff
Mary Goff, a life long resident of the City of St. Joseph, was first appointed to the St. Joseph City Commission in 1986, and was St. Joseph's mayor from 1998 - 2007. Commissioner Goff was the first woman to be elected mayor of the five member commission.
"My kids have come home with their own children," said Goff of her three children Carol Michaels, Julie Koch, and Gary Koch. "With my grandchildren living in St. Joseph, I want our city to be the best it can be."
"To move forward and accomplish our goals, it is imperative to continue working with our neighboring municipalities to make the entire southwest Michigan area attractive to businesses, residents and visitors," Goff said. "St. Joseph is a beautiful city on Lake Michigan, it is my home and I love it here, yet we are not living in a vacuum. We must keep our eye on the future while preserving the qualities of life we all enjoy."
"We are blessed with a population of dedicated citizens who are committed to living well and working hard to make that happen here," Goff said. "I am a worker, too; I respect the value of thoughtful action, it's hard work and it's worth it. The cooperation of individuals, businesses and volunteer groups is a big part of our heritage in St. Joseph. We can define our character in our ability to communicate with each other, to build partnerships and to work together to get things done."
As the previous majority owner and past president of Roy H. Liskey, Inc., the insurance agency her father established in 1923, Goff is now retired from the family business that her son, Gary Koch and daughter, Carol Michaels, now own and operate.
"This year, we're celebrating over 90 years in St. Joseph," said Goff. "That's a lot of listening to the special needs of people and finding the right policies for them."
"St. Joseph is known as 'a special place on the lake.' We are a great place to live, to work and to raise a family," said Goff who is married to Carl Goff. "We have become an appealing vacation destination, especially to the Chicago market, because we exude the small town values of honesty, integrity and caring for others in a location that is beautiful in all four seasons. We have the small town charm that attracts people who are tired of the rat race. Those facts are not going to change as we move forward to improve our waterfront areas with the Edgewater development, to market ourselves as a viable place to conduct business and to work with community leaders in neighboring municipalities."
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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