The City of St. Joseph endorses accountability and transparency in government and endeavors to make information regarding city operations and reporting accessible to you. This portion of our website is dedicated to providing benchmarking and financial information in an easy to read format. If you would like further information, please contact the City Manager's office at 269-983-5541.

Agenda, Minutes and Synopses

Please click here to access notices of upcoming public meetings and public hearings. 

Please click here to access current agendas, minutes, and synopses.

Please click here to access public notices. 

To access archived information prior to July 8, 2013, please click here.



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Audit Reports

Annual Audits

The city of St. Joseph 

St. Joseph Housing Commission

  • FY 2014 - 2015

Benton Harbor-St.Joseph Joint Waste Water Treatment Plant

Southwest Michigan Airport Authority 

Charter, Ordinances, Codes & Policies

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2013 Invasive Plant Assessment - Native Landscapes, LLC 
2015 - 2020 Invasive Plant Management Plan - Applied Ecological Services, Inc.

2008 Master Plan (old) 

2010 - 2015 Parks and Recreation Plan

We can all do our part to keep our streams, rivers and Lake Michigan clean and healthy.  Learn more about our water resources and what you can do to protect them by visiting  To find out when and how to report water pollution incidents visit

Studies and Reports

Pension/OPEB 5572 Report

Public Act 202 of 2017 Pension Report 

2017 Coastal Study and Addendums

Coastal Study

"The files in the following .zip file are GIS (geographic information system) data and metadata containing a surface created with survey data collected in May, 2017 in reference to Michigan State Plane Coordinates (NAD83) horizontally and International Great Lakes Datum of 1985 (IGLD85) vertically. Use of the data will require knowledge of and access to GIS software.  Financial Assistance for this project was provided, in part, by the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program, Office of the Great Lakes, Department of Environmental Quality, under the National Coastal Zone Management Program, through a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. "
Geodata and Metadata

2016 Water Quality Report


Job Postings

Government Transparency

The Performance Dashboard

The Performance Dashboard includes the financial and operating benchmarks that are most relevant to our current strategic goals and objectives, such as financial stability, economic strength, public safety and quality of life. This one-page table compares twenty-four (24) different performance benchmarks comparing progress over the most current two years.

Citizen's Financial Guide to St. Joseph

The intent of the Citizen's Guide is to provide a simple presentation of graphs and charts which summarize the City's most important financial benchmarking elements. The Guide includes revenues, expenditures, fund balances and obligations for all funds.

Debt Schedules 

detailed presentation of all outstanding debt service including original issuance amount, issuance date, type, and annual payment amounts.

Press Releases

Inclement Weather Causes the John and Dede Howard Ice Arena to be Closed Today as well as Kiwanis Park - To view the Press Release, please click on it.

Downtown Development Authority Changes its Monthy Meeting Time to 8:00 AM - To view the Press Release, please click on it.

John and Dede Howard Ice Arena Winter Season Schedule - To view the Press Release, please click on it.

Requests for Proposals

RFP - Three Year Cross Connection Control Program: Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

RFP - Langley Avenue Drain Repair: Sealed bids will be received until 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

RFP - Public Safety Apparatus Refurbishment (E-104) : Sealed bids will be received until 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

RFP - 2018 Wallace Avenue Reconstruction Project Amendment and Clarification .

Complete: RFP - Guernsey Court - Drainage Repair: Sealed bids will be received until 3:00 pm on Friday, March 22, 2017.

Results of Bids

Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan

As a recipient of federal financial assistance, the City of St. Joseph must provide access to individuals with limited ability to speak, write, or understand the English language. The City will not restrict an individual in any way from the enjoyment of any advantage or privilege enjoyed by others receiving any service, financial aid, or another benefit under its programs or projects.  To read the City of St. Joseph's Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan in its entirety, please click here

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